Washington State Small Businesses Seek Relief!

February 8, 2010

   A failed rush to justice has put weatherization contractors in Grant, Lincoln, and Adams counties in Washington State. At risk. It has made them the Victims of an investigation by Washington State Commerce and The Dept of Energy Investigator General over allegations of conflict of interest and employee misconduct. The investigation began in July of 2009. As a result of a complaint made by a disgruntled contractor. This has resulted in non-payment of completed contracts putting these small businesses in jeopardy.

  These small businesses that have already fulfilled their contractual obligations and through no fault of their own these businesses have experienced losses that could end their ability to continue to employ workers and remain in business.

  What small business do you know that could withstand $30,000 to $50,000 in losses? After 7 months of investigation with no charges being filed isn’t it time for the state of Washington to pay contractors for work they already have performed? Before the state contracts with the council to administer more money in federal and state funds, for use in Grant Lincoln and Adams counties?

For more information contact svazquez674@hotmail.com

Washington State Small Businesses Seek Relief!

 

North Columbia Community Action has been under investigation over allegations of conflict of interest within their administration. These allegations were made in June of 2009. Since that time they have been under investigation by Washington State Department of Commerce and the Federal department of energy Inspector General. The focus on the investigation has been the weatherization program and its employees not the contractors. Subsequently the director of the weatherization program Caroline Schell was dismissed. Council administrator Ken Sterner has stepped down. Two other unnamed employees were investigated and later dismissed.  

No criminal charges have been filed.

  The state and federal reviews in this matter have been completed since September 2009.No public report has been made available. This report should be made public and any and all finding of the investigation should be disclosed.

  The local contractor with valid contracts have met their obligations! The work the contractors completed has been inspected on at least 3 occasions. The first inspection was done in July 2009 by an inspector for North Columbia community action. They were inspected two more times in Sept and Oct. of 2009 by department of commerce while they conducted their investigation. The contractor’s work past inspection each time, they were again inspected in January and Feb.2010 all inspections passed.

  Despite contractors numerous pleas for relief to our government officials  Congressman Doc Hastings,  State rep, Judy Warnick, Senator Janea Holmquist, The Attorney general and the Governor’s office of Washington state, Washington State Department of Commerce and Federal department of energy I. G . As of this date no one seems to know anything, no one has any answers, and no payments, have been made to contractors. None of our elected officials seem to know, who is in charge. It seems they are turning a blind eye to the contractor’s dilemma.

  You tell me in this economy what business can afford to lay out the capital expenses for material and labor then not get paid for over 7 months? These contractors have obligations, businesses to run, and bills to pay. Let’s get to the bottom of this issue and stop harming honest people. These contractors have been patient and accommodating through out this process.  It is no wonder small businesses are struggling.

 The Bottom line these contractors should be paid forthwith for contracts completed plus interest from the time payment was due. This needs to be done now! Washington State

For more information contact svazquez674@hotmail.com

Shouldn’t we be asking our Leaders? if there ia device that can be used to cause earthquakes?

February 5, 2010

What are ELF Waves ?

Extremely Low Frequency waves have frequency between 3 to 30 Hz. Human ears can detect a minimum of 20 Hz but 30Hz is mostly inaudible to most human beings. Such low freqency waves have been used for communication with submarines and because they can travel over long distances, they are used in Ionospheric heaters as well.

What are Ionospheric Heaters ? ELF waves are transmitted by a large array of antennas at Ionospheric Heating sites. These waves are focused on a single point in the upper atmosphere. This wave concentartion heats up the Ionosphere and can create artifical auroras as well, as the Ionosphere is nothing but a 20km wide layer of electrically charged particles.

Shouldn’t we be asking our Leaders if there ia device that can be used to cause earthquakes?

“History is Written By the Victors “

February 3, 2010

“History is Written By the Victors “
Haiti is largely the product of American policies and an American-led development model.
Here are a few fact that most of us do not know about, because We have been led by our government or media. Telling us a different story. Then Haiti’s people themselves might tell.
First of all, take a swift glance at the historical and cultural background of the Haitian people. In order to fully understand present and actual conditions. It is important to be familiar with the fact that the Haitian people have a glorious history behind them.
Haiti was the first of the American Republics, after the United States, to gain its independence. The story of the war for Haiti’s independence is one of the most thrilling chapters in the history of the world. If you read only what alien historians have written, You gain the idea that the Haitian struggle was nothing more than the massacre of outnumbered whites by hordes of semi-savage blacks.
There were massacres and savageness, but it was on both sides. The war itself was one which suffers very little in greatness when compared with the American Revolution. There were times when the French troops and the Haitian troops engaged, a total of more than 80,000 men. The French troops were the best that Napoleon could send and the Haitian troops were not a band of lawless guerrillas, but were well drilled and well officered. There were battles in which these troops force the respect of the French for their Courage and boldness in battle, and their commanders, for their military ability and courage.
It should also be kept in mind that the Haitian people were fighting for Liberty from oppression. Something we as Americans also fought for.
January 1st, 1804 is when Haiti declared its independence. Haiti remained Independent until The U.S. marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934.
In 1919 well occupied, Haitian Charlemagne Péralte had organized more than a thousand cacos, or armed guerrillas, to militarily oppose the marine occupation. U.S. marines responded to the resistance with a counterinsurgency campaign that raided villages, killed thousands of Haitians, and destroyed the livelihoods of even more. American organizations such as the NAACP opposed the U.S. occupation of Haiti. Haiti also became a member of the World Bank in 1953
From 1957-1971 Haitians lived under the dark shadow of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, a brutal dictator who enjoyed World bank and U.S. backing. After his death, Duvalier’s son, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” became President-for-life at the age of 19 and he ruled Haiti until he was finally overthrown in 1986.
In the 1970s and 1980s that Baby Doc and the American planners inside and outside the U.S. government upon seeing and helping to cause the entrenched poverty of the Haitian masses decided be used the situation to force them into low-paying jobs the U.S. government initiated their plan to transform Haiti into the “Taiwan of the Caribbean..” This small, poor country situated conveniently close to the United States was instructed to abandon its agricultural past and develop a robust, export-oriented manufacturing sector, , Duvalier and his allies were told, was the way toward modernization.
The U.S increased their practice of dumping surplus agricultural products from the U.S. on the Haitian people. This “aid” from the Americans, along with the structural changes in the countryside forced farmers to migrate to the cities, especially Port-au-Prince where the new manufacturing jobs were supposed to be. However, when they got there they found there weren’t nearly enough manufacturing jobs to go around. to meet the housing needs of the displaced farmers, quickly and cheaply constructed housing were put up, sometimes placing houses right “on top of each other.” So when you see the destruction now know that it was the homes of displaced farmers. you now know that the U.S., World bank and our business men are the same entity’s that built them.
The United States government, World bank, and business community worked together to put Haiti and Haiti’s capitol city on track to become what it was on January 12, 2010

So now that I have only touch on U.S. involvement in Haiti and Haitian history.

I ask again what are U.S. intentions in Haiti? and why am I hearing of earth quake weapons? military action ? and Now selective feeding of the poor in Haiti ? Is there any truth to these question’s ? Since all that our media and government have told us about Haiti is a lie?
What is really happening in Haiti? and shouldn’t we be asking these question’s ???

One more notch out of the tree of Liberty

January 21, 2010

Another assault on Posse Comitatus

One blogger writes

Quietly—even stealthily—in the opening days of the New Year, President Barack Obama has set up a

“Council of Governors”.
Like the 30-plus czars running America with neither the people’s nor the congress’s blessings,

the Council of Governors is already a done deal.

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White House Office of the Press Secretary released a report on the White House web site titled “President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors.

On Jan 11, 2010  to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal
Government and State Governments.

When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as
involving the National Guard of the various States;

homeland defense,civil support, synchronization and integration of

State and Federal military
activities in the United States, and other matters of mutual interest
pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support
activities.

The Council will be composed of “ten State Governors who will be selected by the President to serve two-year terms .  Once chosen, the Council will have no more than five members from the same party and represent the Nation as a whole.”

The press release also states that Federal members of the Council include
the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant
to the President for Homeland Security and Counter terrorism, the Assistant
to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security
Affairs, the U.S. Northern Command Commander, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and the civil support activities. The Secretary of Defense will appoint an Executive Director for the Council.

Presidential Directives or Executive Orders that have the potential to steal our liberties and expand federal  power over us

Even international police powers.

Like executive order 12425 amendment sign by President Obama giving greater protection to Interpol  freedom to investigate Americans and tying the hands of  US law enforcement , Giving away our power to know what? These NON US Law enforcement bodies are doing in our country?

The mainstream media  fails to tell the Americans  about what is going on .

(So a grandma like me has to tell you)

It is a sad statement about the media.

That  is what is happening with Obama’s  EO establishing a Council of Governors (COG).

As with any expansion of the federal government. The new Council of Governors needs to be watched  very carefully by freedom loving Americans.

As it seems to be another assault on Posse Comitatus, the  law that bars the military from exercising domestic police powers.

As are most government powers, there is always the potential for abuse.

In this case, there is cause for serious concern because every bit of this is expanding traditional Command in Chief powers to the DOD

[Department of Defense], spreading troops around the US.

When writing this  blog. I realized that  these troops could be potentially not be  American troops.

It reminded me of a rumor I had heard more than once on internet talk shows and other  internet sources .

The rumors that has spread around the internet was about

The United States Northern Command, deputy commander

H Steven Blum.

(National guard)

Was rumored to have requested  Russia  assistants with policing US citizens with in the US.  In the near future. In the event that something?

like say aaaa

Haiti’s  happens here in America ?.

One must ask with all these Executive orders Mr. Obama has sighed

Is there viability to theses rumors?

and not just crazy internet stuff?

Why so many Militray in Haiti?

January 20, 2010

French minister criticizes US aid role in Haiti
PARIS — The United Nations must investigate and clarify the dominant U.S. role in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a French minister said Monday, claiming that international aid efforts were about helping Haiti, not “occupying” it.

(like asking the UN to investigate themselves is going to get to the bottom of anything)

One wonders why all the policing and little rescue? Upon watching media today. and in the days before.  I can not help but notice the lack of rescuers. what rescues from US I did see were of UN workers and world bank workers. It looked to me like the  Haiti general population was left to fend for themselves!

As US plan even more troop deployment.  One wonders are our military their to rescue or do our leaders have other plans? and with 3000 more UN troops coming. What is it that is really happening in Haiti?

I don’t trust our government or the United Nations or the World bank !

They have mislead the people to many times and I for one learn from my mistakes. unlike our leaders

Like the Aaron Tippin  song.  You’ve got to stand for something

or You’ll fall for anything!

Who stands to gain from body scanners?

January 14, 2010

Who stands to gain from body scanners?

FULL-BODY SCANS ALREADY SEEMS UNSTOPPABLE.

Body scanners  were mandated on January. 4, 2010 as part of the “enhanced” screening for travelers from selected countries, and hundreds of the machines are already on order. Some before the bombing attempt

(are you thinking yet?) ,

at a cost of about $150,000 apiece

  • Within hours of the bombing attempt,

Former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff told the Washington Post, “You’ve got to find some way of detecting things in parts of the body that aren’t easy to get at. It’s either pat downs or imaging, or otherwise hoping that bad guys haven’t figured it out, and I guess bad guys have figured it out.”

Michael Chertoff Forgetting to tell us about his ties to the manufacture that makes these scanners.

Announcing hearings by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Joe Lieberman approached the use of scanners as a foregone conclusion, saying one of the “big, urgent questions that we are holding this hearing to answer” was “Why isn’t whole-body-scanning technology that can detect explosives in wider use?

(is the picture becoming more clear ?)

One manufacturer, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is American Science & Engineering, Inc. AS&E has hired the K Street firm Wexler & Walker to lobby for “federal deployment of security technology by DHS and DOD.” Individual lobbyists on this account include former TSA deputy administration Tom Blank, who also worked under House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Chad Wolf — former assistant administrator for policy at TSA, and a former aide to Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex., a top Senate appropriator and the ranking Republican on the transportation committee — is also lobbying on AS&E’s behalf.

Within hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic trick that could stop this type of attack.

Smiths Detection, another screening manufacturer, employs top transportation lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates, including Kevin Patrick Kelly, a former top staffer to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who sits on the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee. Smiths also retains former congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.

Former Sen. Al D’Amato, R-N.Y., represents L3 Systems, about which Bloomberg wrote

L-3 has “developed a more sophisticated system that could prevent smuggling of almost anything on the body,” said Howard Rubel, an analyst at Jefferies & Co., who has a “hold” rating on the stock.

“Speed and privacy issues have slowed its introduction.”

U.S.A fought earlier attempts to implement theses scanners by other counties sighting privacy issue. So why the change of heart

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/30/body-scanners-blocked-us-netherlands The US blocked Dutch attempts to install full-body scanners for passengers traveling to the US before the failed suicide bombing of a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day, the Dutch interior minister said

Watchdog says TSA misleading public on body scanning technology

http://rawstory.com/2010/01/tsa-misleading-body-scanners/

L-3 rose $1.17, or 1.4 percent, to $86.80 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading yesterday. That was the highest closing price since October 2008.

President Dwight Eisenhower and Major General Smedley Butler in the USMC and, at the time of his death was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

Tried to warn us about the growth of a “military-industrial complex,” today we also have to worry about a Homeland Security-industrial complex. September 11th, the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security may slow us down at the airport but it has accelerated visits through the government-lobbying revolving door it seems.

This all smells a little to fishy don’t you think?

Other links http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2010/01/pols-in-favor-of-body-scanning.html

http://www.the-peoples-forum.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=16255

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20100106221405435

http://www.alternet.org/rights/144971

 

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