NW Preparedness Expo 2017 Schedule

The schedule for the 2017 NW Preparedness Expo has been posted on the expo website. Dr. Pruett of Amp-3 will be teaching his Wound Care and Suture class on both Saturday and Sunday. You can register for his class here.  Sam Culper will be teaching an all day, Advanced SHTF Intelligence class on Sunday, May 7th. You can register for Sam Culper’s class here.  Kaery Dudenhofer will be teaching a four hour women’s firearm class on Sunday, May 7th at 1pm. You can register for Kaery’s class here.

8:30 Welcome by LVA
President RJ Blahut
9:00 – 10:00 am Patrice Lewis –
Intro Preparedness
and Self Sufficiency
K of Combat Studies
Group –
Community Securty
Dr. Pruett –
Wound Care Basics
10:00 – 10:20 am Break/ Visit Vendors
10:20 – 11:20 am John Jacob Schmidt –
Intro to Emergency
Sean Mitzel –
Building a
Self-Sufficient Retreat
and Homestead
Kathy James –
Home Food Storage
11:20 – 11:40 am Break/ Visit Vendors
11:40 – 12:40 am Glen Tate –
Hillary id not win, so
should we all just quit
prepping now?
Linda Mackey –
Herbal Medicine
Kathy James –
Home Food Storage
101-301 continued
12:40 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:00 pm Break/ Visit Vendors Dr. Pruett –
Wound Care and
Suture Technique
Class (pre-registration
2:00 – 3:00 pm Lucinda Bailey –
Heirloom Seeds & Food
Sam Culper –
SHTF Intelligence
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break/ Visit Vendors
3:30 – 4:00 pm Rep. David Taylor &
Rep. Matt Shea
TBA – Assemblies Break
4:00 – 4:30 pm Kaery Dudenhofer –
Strategies & Tools for
Unarmed Defense
4:30 – 5:00 pm Break/ Visit Vendors
5:00 – 6:00 pm Brian Domke –
Defensive Landscaping
Ranger Rick – Disaster
Hygiene & Medicine
Kaery Dudenhofer –
Concealed Carry

The Demoralization of America

Here is an interview from back in 1985 with a KGB defector, talking about the ideological subversion of the US and how it would take fifteen to twenty years, minimum, to reverse the process.

Here is an excerpt:

So, basically, you in America are stuck with demoralization. And unless, even if you start right now, here this minute, educating a new generation of Americans, it will still take fifteen or twenty years to turn the tide of ideological perception of reality and normalcy and patriotism.

The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black.

Click here to read the entire interview.

Effects of CSZ Event on Columbia Generating Station

wwemFrom Walla Walla County Emergency Management’s Facebook page:

In reply to our earlier post about a Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) event, many of you had questions about the impact of a CSZ event on Columbia Generating Station (CGS), the nuclear power plant at the Hanford site, and in Walla Walla County.

We reviewed the anticipated estimated impacts to eastern Washington using the Washington State Seismic Hazards Catalog on the DNR website. While the study stops just short of the Tri-Cities, the catalog does indicate that the shaking intensity would be a 5 on the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale. However, CGS is located on the edge of 5 MMI (Moderate) and 4 MMI (Light). The best comparison that we could find shows that a MMI IV is comparable to a Magnitude 4.0 – 5.0 on the Richter scale. A MMI V is comparable to a Magnitude 5.0 on the Richter Scale. Either way, the impacts to CGS would be well within the design basis that the power plant was designed to withstand.

As for Walla Walla County, as shown on the Cascadia M9 Scenario Map we can expect to feel a CSZ event. The further you are to the east of the westcoast, the less it would be felt. Therefore, we’d experience a lesser magnitude event than would be experienced at the Hanford Site since we are slightly further east than Hanford. The worst case CSZ scenario is a quake lasting five minutes or longer. Regardless of the magnitude felt here, five minutes of shaking is a long time. We cannot rule out failure of brick facades, chimneys and the like. And consideration must be given for the amount of infrastructure damage the west side of the state will experence. Preparing is always a good idea, no matter what scenario you are preparing for.

Learn more about building a kit at: https://www.ready.gov/kit

View the Washington State Seismic Hazards Catalog at: https://fortress.wa.gov/…/prot…/seismicscenarios/index.html…

Learn about the differences between Mercalli Scale and Richter Scale at: http://www.diffen.com/diffe…/Mercalli_Scale_vs_Richter_Scale



According to the CSZ M9 scenario map, the shaking in Benton and Yakima counties would also be at the MMI V level, slightly more than what Walla Walla would feel. This level is described as “Felt by nearly everyone; many awakened. Some dishes, windows broken. Unstable objects overturned.”


Many jurisdictions urge people to use OK/HELP signs to facilitate search and rescue after a disaster. If they occupants of a home are all OK after a disaster, then they put the OK side of the sign up in the window so that responders can see that they don’t need to search the premises. On the other hand, if you or another occupant are in need of assistance, you can put up the HELP side of the sign in hopes that a first responder or neighbor can come and provide assistance.

Here is an example sign that you can print out for your own use.


GOAL February 2017 Update

GOAL Post2017-6

Legislative Update from Olympia  10 February 2017




NEED HELP ON HB 1933/SB 5506





SB 5795, by Senator Chase (D-32), would mandate firearm owners have
personal liability insurance to purchase or possess any firearm.No
minimum coverage amount is specified, but you must show your policy to
the FFL to purchase a firearm.

After a deeper evaluation of HB 1384/SB 5256, I am dropping them from
the gun bill tracking list.As clarified, a “sexual assault protection
order” is separate and distinct from a domestic violence protection
order and is NOT to be used in lieu of a DV protection order.It does NOT
automatically prohibit firearm possession.

After consulting with law enforcement professionals, I am changing the
GOAL position on SB 5441 (involuntary freeze on firearm possession) from
“OPPOSE” to “NEUTRAL.”The “consultees” are both rock solid pro-gun
individuals with more than 60 years combined law enforcement experience,
most of it on the street.

Washington gun owners need a push on HB 1933 and SB 5506.These bills
would allow transfer of a firearm without I-594 background check at
non-profit events such as Ducks Unlimited or Friends of NRA dinners.HB
1933 has not been scheduled for a hearing in House Judiciary.SB 5506 was
considered in a public hearing but no executive session (committee vote)
has been scheduled.If no action is taken on these bills by next Friday
(17 Feb), they are dead for the session.Please call or e-mail your
Representatives and ask them to push HB 1933 in House Judiciary and your
Senator to push SB 5506 in Senate Law & Justice.

Public hearings were conducted last week on HB 1100, HB 1501 and HB
1731.No executive action (committee vote on HB 1100 yet.Executive
session (committee vote) on HBs 1501 and 1731 are scheduledfor 16 Feb,
along with HBs 1122, 1387, 1529 and SB s 5506 and 5552.the last day to
get bills out of committee.

(After the hearings, and outside (state agency, other public agency,
private citizen) input is heard, the committee staff prepares a “bill
report” that describes the effect of the bill as submitted, a summary of
public testimony, and includes any amendments to the bill offered by
legislators.The bill next has to be scheduled for a vote (passage) in
executive session, by the committee chair.Once a vote is taken – IF a
vote is taken (not all bills heard get an up or down vote) — the bill
dies in committee or moves on, either to the Rules committee awaiting a
floor vote, or to a fiscal committee for their review.)

A public hearing is scheduled for SB 5441 in Senate Law & Justice on
Thursday, 15 Feb at 1:30 p.m.

Next Friday is the original chamber policy committee cut-off day,
meaning all House Bills that have not passed out of their original
policy committee are (nominally) dead for the session, with the
exception of bills with a fiscal impact – they have an extra seven days
to pass out of one of the fioscal committees (Appropriations or Ways &
Means).I threw the word “nominally” in there because a bill CAN be
resurrected after missing a cut-off, but it’s extremely rare.

(Just for information, almost 2,200 bills have been filed so far in this
session.As stated before, many are filed, few receive action.)


HB 1000 Use of deadly force Doglio (D-22)H. PubSaf. OPPOSE

HB 1004 Possession of firearms/state of emergency Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1015 Limiting restrictions on concealed carry Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1100 CPL renewal notice Blake (D-19)H. Aprop SUPPORT

HB 1122 Safe storage of firearms Kagi (D-32)H. Jud. OPPOSE

HB 1134 Assault weapon ban Peterson H. Jud. OPPOSE

HB 1181 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1190 Prohibiting handgun sales registry Taylor (R-15)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1380 Repeals I-594 Shea (R-4)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1381 Universal recognition of all state CPLs Blake (D-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1387 Assault weapons background check Jinkins (D-27)H. Jud. OPPOSE

HB 1388 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Cody (D-34)H.HC NEUTRAL

HB 1483 Allows destruction of forfeited firearms Lovick (D-44)H. Rules OPPOSE

HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms Hansen (D-23)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1529 Use of force Ryu (D-32)H. PubSaf OPPOSE

HB 1592 Delivery of firearms to LEOs Klippert (R-H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1725 I-594 check exemption for CPL holders Koster (R-44)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1731 Certain exemptions to I-594 Jinkins (D27)H. Jud. SUPPORT

HB 1900 Hunter ed funding/NRA license plates Griffey (R-35)H. Trans. NEUTRAL

HB 1933 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events Walsh (R-19)H. Jud. SUPPORT

SB 5000 Use of deadly force McCoy (D-38)S. L&J OPPOSE

SB 5050 Assault weapon ban Frockt (D-3)S. L&J OPPOSE

SB 5073 Use of forceMcCoy (D-38)S. L&J OPPOSE

SB 5216 Firearm safety education in schools O’Ban (R-28)S. K-12 SUPPORT

SB 5259 Bans firearm possession in cannabis shops Rivers (R-18)S. HC NEUTRAL

SB 5268 CPL renewal notice Takko (D-19)S. Rules SUPPORT

SB 5441 Involuntary freeze on firearm possession Kuderer (D-)S. L&J NEUTRAL

SB 5444 Background check for “assault weapons” Frockt (D-46)S. L&J OPPOSE

SB 5463 Mandatory safe storage of firearms Palumbo (D-S. L&J OPPOSE

SB 5506 Transfer of firearms at non-profit events Zeiger (R-25)S. L&J SUPPORT

SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594 Pedersen (D-43)S. Rules SUPPORT

SB 5553 Suicidal, waiver of rights Pedersen (D-43)S. L&J NEUTRAL

SB 5795 Mandatory firearm liability insurance Chase (D-32)S. L&J OPPOSE

S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, H. Jud = House Judiciary, H. PubSaf =
House Public Safety, S. HC = Senate Health Care, H. K-12 = House Early
education, H. HC = House Health Care, Aprop = Appropriations


15 Feb Senate Human Services Senate Hearing Room “2”John A. Cherberg Bldg

1:30 p.m.SB 5441

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE:You may reach your Representatives and Senator by
calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!The
hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules
and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at
www.leg.wa.gov“.Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.You may
download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site
(http://www.adobe.com).You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives,
etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by
calling 1-360-786-7573.Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by
calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear
floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need
“RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill,
you can see how individual committee members voted.By reading the “roll
call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on
any bill.The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is
available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail,
send a message to “jwaldron@halcyon.com“.Please pass GOAL Post on to
anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.Better
yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club’s
bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION
GIVEN TO GOAL. I can be reached at “jwaldron@halcyon.com“. Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals. Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available
at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe18-19 February

Puyallup25-26 March

“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself,
or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall
be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize,
maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Section 24

Constitution of the State of Washington

Copyright 2017 Gun Owners Action League of WA

UPDATE: 2/17/2017  HB 1387 died in committee yesterday.  The Senate counterpart, SB 5444,
never got a hearing.  Both are technically dead for the session.

Recognize that under “extraordinary circumstances” a bill that failed to
make a cut-off date MAY be revived.  This is very rare. But let an
incident occur such as what happened in Orlando last year occur, all
bets are off.

A Federalist Solution to the Federal Bureaucracy

at-logoFrom American Thinker comes an idea for civil service reform.

The federal bureaucracy was created by Congress and is managed by the executive branch. The structure of the bureaucracy was intended to make it difficult for employees to be fired for political reasons. The Civil Service is comprised for the most part of men and women who perform their daily duties admirably and with distinction. Sadly, the result of Obama’s politicized and weaponized bureaucracy has been a fundamental lack of trust in government by average citizens. The very worst federal employees are shielded from the consequences of their incompetence, indolence, and outright corruption by recalcitrant administrators and union lawyers. Personal accountability appears to have taken a permanent vacation. Indeed, the power of the civil service grows every time an unfireable federal employee thumbs his nose at the rules that govern the private sector. Throughout history no attempt by any president to rein in this bureaucracy has been able to do more than slow its growth; simply put, there is no elected official in Washington DC capable of bringing Leviathan to heel.

How then can We the People accomplish what the most powerful politicians in Washington DC can’t? To quote a character from Frank Herbert’s Dune, “he who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.” I submit that the federal bureaucracy could be tamed by enacting a Constitutional amendment requiring that every federal government agency except the Department of Defense to be reauthorized by a three-fifths vote of all 50 state legislatures every 12 years.

Click here to read the entire article.