The Washington State Legislature For the Past several Years has been engaged in a cynical and extra-legal attempt to take funds that by established law, ( Ice Miller) (Talmadge-Bakenhus -V- City of Seattle)and ( Section 23 of the Washington State Constitution), can only be used to benefit the contributing members of the retirement plan. This situation on reflection is outrageous.
The State is in effect attempting to take control over the surplus in the LEFF 1 retirement to relieve a short fall in the teacher’s retirement fund. I have called this action an extra legal action. To put it bluntly it is theft!
It was theft from widows, orphans, and retired aging and disabled servants of the state. It is theft from those who answered a call to service, at a time in history when it was unpopular to enter the police profession.
To Attract Qualified applicants the State created the LEFF1 Retirement System. The system was funded by the members. As it turns out the system was over funded and a sizable surplus has been created. One of the reasons for the surplus was the belief that in the short run a flood of retirees would stress the fund and it may have created a burden on the state. This did not happen owing in great part to the dedication of those who served prior to the establishment of the fund. They didn’t flee the service as predicted. The carried on and By God I for one was glad for it. Yah some of them were gruff and hard but the job called for that. They both taught us and learned from us. The service made many changes. You Might say it grew up in the decades following the 1960s.
The men and woman who served under this system laid it all on the line; they don’t deserve this theft of their assets. Yes their assets!
The large sums of money sitting in the fund are apparently to great a temptation for a group of legislators bent on finding way to pay off their constituents for the votes that keep them in office. We find the actions of this group distasteful and frankly disgusting.
The proper solution to this problem is to remove the temptation. The fund should retain only 5% or 10% of the surplus and return the balance to the surviving members based on their individual service credits.
Trying to pay us off with some of the money and taking the rest is an insult. Whom do you think you are you who grind the face of the poor? What makes you think the good people of the state, once they know the facts, will let you get away with this?
S. Henry Knocker
So now we have the IRS EPA, and others being used for political witch hunts. The State Department playing fast and loose with national secrets and the Justice Department dragging its feet on the in…
Source: Corruption at: The Department of Justice
For the last 30 years or so the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. has become more and more Politically Corrupt.
This organization is supposed to be the peoples watch dog of the government. It has become the lap dog of whatever political machine is in power. It may have always been this way, but I just noticed it sense the Nixon administration. We can’t trust the political parties to police themselves any more. As long as the ruling party has control of the Justice Department they are free to use their power to harass and intimidate their rivals.
So now we have the IRS EPA, and others being used for political witch hunts. The State Department playing fast and loose with national secrets and the Justice Department dragging its feet on the investigation of a politician while just two years ago they slammed a poor little Army corporal into the big house so fast he needed a Sex change operation. It’s just not right.
What I think we need here is an amendment to the constitution taking the department of Justice out of the political realm, and make it an independently elected nonpartisan possession, that We the people elect every two years with the house of representatives. We should term limit the job and bar any retirement or compensation other than what we the people set as fair and just compensation indexed to inflation. End of story. This way that office would be beholding to the people and only the people.
No more enforcing only the laws that politics dictate. That will teach the political parties not to make laws that they don’t want enforce.
It would also be welcome if at the same time they add a line to the amendment that states “ All elected officials shall adhere to the spirit of the constitution and the courts shall interpret the constitution as it was originally intended Under penalty of impeachment.” The Congress shall fully fund the Department of Justice, least they use the power of the purse for mischief.
S. Henry Knocker
I as retired police officer and VFW member: I know what to do when the bad actors attack. I am Armed. I know how to use my weapon, and I will act accordingly if I have to.
Source: Blog 76 theknockerblog.com Lets send shutters threw the hearts of criminals
We don’t have a government in DC
We have a political apparatus in Washington D.C.; headed by a YELLOW BELLIED COWARD!
I don’t know what the president is thinking. The military is given instructions not hurt civilians in a war zone? What kind of rules of engagement is that? Well it the kind of rules you get in a police action with a cornered suspect in a well rune city. I heard this, this yellowed bellied coward actually say in effect that he just can’t send our boys to war because some of them might get hurt.
Well piss on you Mr. Yellow belly. The heroes at Walter Reed and other hospitals around this country and around the world don’t need your yellow bellied belittlement. They earned every nick and bruise as fighting heroes. The truth be known, they got some of those nicks and bruises due to your cowardly rules of engagement. During my service in the 1960’s I rubbed shoulders with many fine officers and enlisted men I can’t think of one that would give you the time of day. They might say this about you though “Your not fit to shit between a pair of G.I. boots”. Commander and chief? Commander of what?
Go back to your safe little world in that shit hole you call Chicago and get back to organizing your dirt bag college friends in the game of let’s pretend that America is just a bunch of raciest white trash.
I for one call on the congress to impeach you and try you in the senate as a coward.
Source: Blog 74 theknockerblog.com The left has a yellow streak
The lefty university administrators seem to have a yellow streak. One bad thing happens and they leave a yellow streak on the road to out of here. They seem content to stay and collect a check. They Coddle the children and strok their own egos, but as soon as something a little bit challenging pops up, they burn up their word processors typing those letters of resignation.
How many times do the people have to suffer the excesses of politicians? The political class thinks it is immune from prosecution, and they have good reason to think just that.
Source: Blog 72: theknockerblog.com: Lets think about the office of U.S. Attorney general