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An End to Mandates?

Here in Washington, we are finally lifting our masking and proof-of-vaccine requirements. This isn't the first time we've attempted to get rid of masks. Are we even ready to get rid of them? What trauma has endured, on both sides, that will push us one way or the other?

Executive Producer: Sir Sean of the Allegheny Valley

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/small-bars-restaurants-king-county-require-proof-vaccination-starting-monday/2ZM33WPZRJBGHHD2GC36KJBKBU/
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2021-06-15/king-county-covid-mask-mandate-to-end-june-29
https://www.q13fox.com/news/king-county-hits-70-vaccination-rate-ending-mask-mandate-on-june-29
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/08/19/washington-becomes-latest-state-to-reimpose-mask-mandate---heres-the-full-list/?sh=2be3683d40bc

https://mynorthwest.com/3352327/king-county-updates-covid-vaccine-verification-requirements/
https://cdapress.com/news/2022/feb/17/washington-mask-mandate-ends-march-21/
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/woman-refuses-wear-mask-pulls-gun-bellevue-gas-station-clerk/BD6ERQX36NHUBG64HVEN7QJDGQ/
https://nypost.com/2022/02/16/man-allegedly-wields-meat-cleaver-at-applebees-over-vaccination-proof/
https://www.foxnews.com/media/illinois-student-threatened-knife-wearing-mask
George Carlin - Shell Shock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psMrA78qygM
Jay Inslee Feb 17, 2022 Press Confrence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL4bB3MzXbs

A Truckload of Freedom

A collection of truckers in Canada began a convoy to protest the mandates in Canada for crossing the border. As they traveled, they gathered more and more people to support their cause. While it may appear as this is only a Canadian thing, it has gone world wide; the push back of excessive mandates from governments.

Executive Producer:
John Fletcher

https://nypost.com/2022/01/29/trucker-freedom-convoy-set-to-protest-justin-trudeaus-vaccine-mandates/
https://www.voanews.com/a/belgium-braces-for-covid-freedom-convoy-/6440702.html
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/thousands-flock-to-b-c-legislature-in-support-of-trucker-convoy-1.5760131
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/new-zealand-australia-vaccination-mandates-protests-gain-numbers-2022-02-12/
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/protesters-march-across-australia-as-part-of-freedom-rallies/news-story/725ec91e765a3113507400e97c04688a
https://www.rt.com/usa/499164-cnn-kenosha-peaceful-protests/
https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/the-australian-truck-blockade-is-on-but-reporting-is-almost-nil-video/
https://www.kiro7.com/news/us-urges-canada-use/E5SOKYAKRAJ6IPNHOQTHS3DUQY/
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-tiananmen-square-massacre-195216
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/truck-convoy-downtown-ottawa-residents-mental-health-1.6333674
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/05/gofundme-removes-donation-page-for-canadian-truckers-protest
https://amgreatness.com/2022/02/12/oligarchys-response-to-the-freedom-convoy-bodes-ill-for-them/
https://www.foxnews.com/world/ontario-court-freezes-millions-in-freedom-convoys-givesendgo-fund
https://techcrunch.com/2022/02/14/freedom-convoy-donor-leak-givesendgo/

https://nypost.com/2022/02/12/who-is-blms-leader-and-where-are-donations-going-no-one-can-say/
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/several-protest-trucks-moving-out-of-downtown-ottawa-as-pm-invokes-emergencies-act-1.5780270
https://canadianpatriot.org/2022/02/14/the-true-story-behind-the-october-crisis-of-1970-must-be-told/
https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/canadas-covid-19-trucker-protests-go-global/article_a671b84f-b5fa-5008-b62a-30ee7fd2d096.html
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/02/08/world/canada-trucker-protest
http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2011/03/how-the-cia-used-radio-in-the-1954-guatemala-coup/
https://narratively.com/the-literally-unbelievable-story-of-the-original-fake-news-network-full/

https://www.camaspostrecord.com/news/2022/feb/03/washougal-students-protest-states-mask-mandates/

https://www.rebelnews.com/cbc_uses_leaked_givesendgo_info_to_contact_donors

Book Referenced: https://redroulettebook.com/ 

Audio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bret-speaks-with-senator-alex-antic-the-state-of/id1471581521?i=1000550337843

Only Pack What You Need

With such a large move ahead of me, some advice that was given to me was "only pack what you need." How do we define "need?" From cookware to furnature; knick-nacks to clothing. What do we really need on a regular basis? A house is a great place to start to collect all sorts of things that we think we need, but in a relocation process, where do we start to chisel down our collection of stuff.

Executive Producer: Betty

Bridging the Gap

As we go through life, we build bridges in our communications with others. But at times, these bridges break down or become not worth maintaining; how do we decide the final outcome for these? 

https://thecontentauthority.com/blog/what-does-burn-bridges-mean

https://looneytunes.fandom.com/wiki/Cross_Country_Detours

Merrie Melodies – Cross Country Detours
https://vimeo.com/167877000

Smokey the Bear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf7zfF74-Qw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or3GH15RxSs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6xMd0wSbZc

A Great Migration

In a day I was about town, the people I ran into shared a common theme. This area is tough to afford for many people. There are many "Help Wanted" signs in windows. Who is in control to pay the people enough money to be able to afford to live in a place? What happens when enough people can't afford to live in a place? What happens when a collective moves to the same general area?

Executive Producer: Sir Sean of the Allegheny Valley

https://fortune.com/2021/08/09/american-workers-employers-raise-hourly-wages-job-market/
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/china-lockdown-third-city-anyang
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/goldman-economist-says-its-tough-to-sustain-wage-gains-of-5percent-to-6percent-without-meaningfully-high-inflation/ar-AAT74yZ
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/despite-higher-wages-inflation-gave-the-average-worker-a-2-4-pay-cut-last-year/ar-AASI9TT

https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/cnbc-inflations-silver-lining-higher-salaries/
Dopesick:
https://www.hulu.com/series/dopesick-227de06a-d3d4-42e0-9df1-bb5495e1738d

A Chapter in Life

I have been very busy again with home projects in preperation for a new chapter of my life. I take a minute and reflect on this whirlwind I am in the middle of. This moment in time where packing up memories can be tough, but we need to remember that this is all a part of Life.

Executive Producers:
John Fletcher
Boolysteed

Escaping Death or Living Life

With the recent weather in Seattle, the roads were really bad. A family lost 2 members in a car accident. Life comes at you from all different angles, and we can continue on or lose it all in the blink of an eye. How do we choose to go about living?

https://www.king5.com/article/traffic/traffic-news/crews-searching-for-woman-child-after-vehicle-crashes-into-snoqualmie-river/281-1652b62e-1906-41da-97b1-a2a58a88f741
https://www.q13fox.com/news/man-killed-after-tree-falls-on-car-near-sultan
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/4-injured-in-crashes-near-monroe-after-tree-falls-on-u-s-2/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Oso_mudslide
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4784405/

A Govenor's Press Confrence

Back at the beginning of December 2021, Govenor Jay Inslee of WA held a press confrence. One small soundbyte of something he said made it to the air ways. In going back to get more context, there was a treasure trove of more things he said that were worth conversing about.
Executive Producer: Betty S
Original Press Confrence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB2AxwMEe-s
Dr. Umair A Shah – WA Sec of Health
https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP07/20210224/111225/HHRG-117-AP07-Bio-ShahU-20210224.pdf
Lacy Fehrenbach – Deputy Secretary for COVID Response
https://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/Leadership#Fehrenbach
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lauren-boebert-suggested-ilhan-omar-was-terrorist-bomber-in-resurfaced-video_n_61a66c43e4b0ae9a42b477a1
https://jtwilcox.houserepublicans.wa.gov/2021/11/06/republican-leaders-oppose-vaccine-mandate-for-the-private-sector/
Helmet laws are inequitable:
https://mynorthwest.com/3196763/king-county-board-of-health-delays-repeal-bike-helmet-law/

A Snow Day in Washington

Snow has appeared, again, here in the greater Seattle area. A single flake of snow is enough to shut down this area, let alone 9” of accumulated snow. What makes this time different was the lack of regular plow locations; roads still covered in snow that are usually cared for within 24 hours. Was this just due to an excessive amount of snow, or were there other factors that impacted the snow plow runs?
Executive Producers:
Sir Sean of the Allegheny Valley
Sir Bemrose
https://livingsnoqualmie.com/snoqualmie-pass-closed-eastbound-2/
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/snowplow-driver-shortage-could-mean-slower-road-clearing/

A Senator Votes "No"

In the news of today, Senator Joe Manchin has put one of the most talked about bills in Congress on hold; he has said he won't vote for it and be the tie breaker that puts it over the threshold. While not the first time in history, this time period is fraught with radical individuals who strong feelings when they are crossed. How do we balance the feelings of the here and now, and whether or not we choose to oust them from the party?

Executive Producer: John Fletcher

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/manchin-says-he-wont-vote-bidens-mass-spending-climate-bill
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/10/04/sen-kyrsten-sinema-bathroom-arizona-immigration-infrastructure/5990516001/
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/344270-mccain-votes-to-kill-gops-skinny-backup-obamacare-repeal-plan
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Director on Manchin:
https://twitter.com/Sifill_LDF/status/1472586851814981641?s=20

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