Hoping For Nothing

Hoping For Nothing

Views & News for Political Independents

Please Walk in and Vote at the Conservation District for Larry Helm, Supervisor

Please Walk in and Vote at the Conservation District for Larry Helm, Supervisor

 

Replacing Sam Crawford

Replacing Sam Crawford

 

Whatcom Water Trust – The Progressive in My Mirror

Whatcom Water Trust – The Progressive in My Mirror

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Collaring Public Employee Negotiators/PAC Managers OR Collaring Citizens in Blaine

Executive Fiat

Executive Fiat

Colorado progressive money vs Scott Walker character

Longterm gas tax/carbon credit planning by Jay Inslee

Inslee seeks NGO evironmentalist funding

Governors should avoid the environmental mire.

Governor's Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce

Reactions to the Inslee CERT

Puget Sound Partnership history and failures

Water District Coalition serves formal attorney's notice to the Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office of Joint Administrative Board policy and funding violations under the Whatcom County Charter.

Countering Group Manipulation Tactics by B.K Eakman

Parades, Ballots, Scorecards

Parades, Ballots, Scorecards

Whatcom County Candidates - all

Whatcom County Primary Election Ballot, 2014

What happens when candidates run unopposed

Correction. More Honor.
Environmental Lawsuit Settlement Tactics.

Correction. More Honor. Environmental Lawsuit Settlement Tactics

The Washington GMHB enlarges to 150 days the settlement period for a citizen lawsuit against Whatcom County packing house rules.

The Futurewise et al lawsuit against Whatcom County over groundwater management policies.

How environmental activists sue and settle for maximum gains

Supreme Court ruling protects efforts to designate all children as wards of the state and strike down parental oversight rights.

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CALENDAR

9/24/14 - 6:00-8:00 PM; WRIA 1 Planning Unit
Civic Center Garden Room, 322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

9/25/14 - 6:30 PM; Planning Commission
Whatcom County PDS Northwest Annex Conference Room, 5280 Northwest Rd, Bellingham

9/30/14 - 10:30 AM; Whatcom County Council Meeting
County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham


 

Airspace. Alternatives to Cap & Trade

Airspace. Alternatives to Cap & Trade

Debate From Freedom Foundation

Walmart's New Truck

Walmart Truck Details

Clean Weblockers and Social Equity. A really big deal!

Clean Weblockers and Social Equity. A really big deal!

May Rome Grange Water Forum part 1

May Rome Grange Water Forum part 2

County Crossroads...

"Becoming a High Information Voter"

Business

 

Bridge Collapse has Big Impact on Canadian Shopping Traffic

Business Pulse Summer 2013: 75 Top Businesses... Water Rights... Regulation Fatigue...

North West Business Club Roster of Past Business Speakers

Mark Anderson of Strategic News Services: A Future Wise Tech Guru

Strategic News Services: Sponsor of FiRe Tech and Economics Conference

Rud Browne a Keynote Speaker at SNS 2014 FiRe Tech and Economics Conference

Rosa Koire: Smart Growth and Loss of Personal Freedoms - Is This a Result of Technology Driving All Things?

 

Value Added Agriculture

How Tax Payer Money and Bio Diversity Lock Down Agriculture, Water, Forestry and Mineral Assets
Land Use/ Government Funding/ Bio Diversity/ USFWS

Back To Eden: Paul Gautschi Grows Wonder Foods With Wood Chips
Sustainable Living/ Home Gardens/ Ancient Wisdom

Whatcom County CSA farms, 2013
Grow Local/ Buy Local/ CSA

Whatcom Tribes Claim Whatcom County Water Rights
Water Rights/ First Nations

September 14, 2013 - Tour 12 Whatcom County Value Added Farms, Wineries, Markets
Grow Local/ Farm Tours

Education

2012 White Paper by the American Principles Institute on Problems of Common Core
Common Core - 4/13

Falling Math Scores Trigger Major Curriculum Shift
Common Core/ Math/ Parental Advocacy

Common Core? What Is It?
Common Core/ Background information - 4/27/13

Common Core: A Hot Debate
Common Core/ Curriculum Sales/ Math Critic - 6/10/13

Washington State Board of Education Waters Down School Assessment Criteria
Education/ Student Testing
 

Health & Wellness

Coming Soon.
 

Public Agencies & Employees

Bill Verwolf Retires after 12 years as Lynden City Administrator
City of Lynden/ Public Employee - 8/2/13

Whatcom Excavator: Rebuilding Citizen Government
Whatcom Excavator/ Citizen Government - 8/1/13

Article: Coral Davenport - Outside interests plan to divide and conquer Whatcom County Council
Elections/ Coal/ Cherry Point/ GPT/ Lobby Groups

Video: Coral Davenport - Outside interests plan to divide and conquer Whatcom County Council
Elections/ Coal/ Cherry Point/ GPT/ Lobby Groups

State Representatives

40th Pos. 1 Representative Kristine Lytton

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Update from Rep. Kristine Lytton - 2/25/14 "In the latest "Capitol Ideas" audio podcast, Rep. Kristine Lytton goes behind the scenes to explain some arcane legislative terms and practices, and talks about what has and hasn't happened at this point in the short 2014 session."
 

40th Pos. 2 Representative Jeff Morris

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Update from Rep. Jeff Morris 3/7/14 "The state would update its aging ferry fleet with a new boat and sustain shipyard jobs under a bill approved by the Senate today..."
 

40th Senator Kevin Ranker

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Update from Senator Kevin Ranker 3/4/14 "The level of unpredictability and lack of ferry service in recent months is unacceptable. As a frequent ferry commuter myself, I share the frustration other riders have..."

42nd Pos. 1 Representative Jason Overstreet

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Update from Rep. Jason Overstreet 4/10/14 The Legislature adjourned the 60-day, 2014 legislative session on time, Thursday, March 13. This means for the first time since 2009 there will be no special session..."
 

42nd Pos. 2 Representative Vincent Buys

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Update from Rep. Vincent Buys 3/8/14 "We are down to the final days of the 2014 legislative session. This year are scheduled for a short 60-day session and it is very likely that we will get done on time. "
 

42nd Senator Doug Ericksen

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Update from Senator Doug Ericksen 2/26/14 "Recently I recorded a video on common sense reform, removing a sales tax on state bonded construction projects and not double taxing the people..."
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