Three of the four Americans murdered aboard the yacht Quest (Davidson 58 Pilot House Sloop) by Somali pirates were Amateur Radio Operators! See, Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Three Yachtsmen Killed by Somali Pirates were Hams, February 22, 2011. As an incidental fact, I am an Extra Class amateur radio operator, Don Hamrick/KI5SS in addition to being a U.S. merchant seaman of 20 years.
U.S House of Representatives’ Rule 7b(1) states in full:
“The sponsor of a public bill or public resolution may name cosponsors. The name of a cosponsor added after the initial printing of a bill or resolution shall appear in the next printing of the bill or resolution on the written request of the sponsor. Such a request may be submitted to the Speaker at any time until the last committee authorized to consider and report the bill or resolution reports it to the House or is discharged from its consideration.”
on the Interstate Firearm Freedom Compact.
I checked Google News and found only two news items:
(1) Missoulian State Bureau, Bills in Legislature to ‘nullify’ or defy federal law,
(Montana), February 12, 2011
(2)Mike Dennison, Bills test state’s power to nullify fed laws, Helena Independent Record,
State Bureau (Montana), February 13, 2011.
AGAINST UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
SOURCES FOR MY COMMENTARY:
Keith Johnson, U.S. Plans to Lower Its ‘Voice’ in China, The Wall Street Journal/Asia, February 17, 2011
Bill Gerts, VOA Radio Broadcasts to China Signing Off, While Beijing Boosts Propaganda, Washington Times, February 15, 2011
Blanquita Cullum, Obama Bows to Chinese Dictators, Washington Times, February 18, 2011 (Obama photo bowing to Chinese President Hu Jintao during the Nuclear Security Summit in April 2010)
And if the plan doesn’t work, the decision to eliminate shortwave broadcasting is nearly irreversible. Once America has released these frequencies, they will be acquired in the free market by those who will make robust use of them. Moreover, once VOA lets go more than half of its Mandarin Service, where will it get broadcasters if there is another Tiananmen Square massacre? When we realize the critical nature of this mistake, there will be nothing we can do – no going back.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA), among other broadcasts, is preparing to implement what some inside observers have termed a “strategic disintegration plan” – marking America’s exit as a bona fide force in international broadcasting. Troubling components of the plan, as stated in the fiscal 2012 budget submission, include eliminating language programming such as Mandarin and Cantonese and cutting back dramatically on critical modes of broadcasting by both hours and frequencies.
Public access to information from worldwide sources empowers citizens of all nations to make informed decisions and exposes dictators for what they are – power-hungry, illegitimate and increasingly scared of their own people’s desire to have a say in their government. Now is the time to increase worldwide access to information – especially when a void is created by other broadcasters’ budget-driven cutbacks. This is not the time to pull the plug.
MY LATEST EMAIL OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011 IS SPECIFICALLY FOR ARKANSAS CONGRESSMAN RICK CRAWFORD (1ST DISTRICT) AND HIS LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT, JACOB MELCHER IN FURTHER ADVOCACY FOR MY PRIVATE BILL FOR THE RELIEF OF DON HAMRICK. NOTE THE “TO: WHITE HOUSE” RECIPIENTS. I WOULD LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE TO RESPOND AS WELL.
This email was prompted by what I read in Les Kinsolving, GLOBAL JIHAD: Former CIA chief warns: U.S. ‘at war’ with Shariah — Tells CPAC it’s not ‘Islamophobic’ to resist spread of Muslim law, WorldNetDaily.com, February 13, 2011.
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Private Bill for the Relief of Don Hamrick in PDF format.
INVITATION TO COMMENCE EMAIL NEGOTIATIONS WITH:
THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD, THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY, MEMBERS OF THE WHITE HOUSE, THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR COMMITTEES ARE INVITED TO OPEN A DIALOGUE WITH ME (A POLITICAL NOBOBY IN SOCIETY) TO RESOLVE THE OBSTRUCTIONS TO MY RIGHT TO A CIVIL JURY TRIAL.
EMAIL FROM REP. CRAWFORD’S
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT, JACOB MELCHER
DATE: Friday, February 11, 2011; 4:13 PM Washington, DC Time
From: Jacob Melcher, Jacob
To: Don Hamrick
SUBJECT: RE: Request Status of the Private Bill for the Relief of Don Hamrick – PLEASE REPLY BY 5:00 PM TODAY.
I apologize for the delayed response on my end. We appreciate you sending along your private bill. Due to the volume of mail we receive we have not yet had a chance to thoroughly review your correspondence. I assure you that we will take a careful look and then send you a prompt response. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Rep. Rick Crawford
1408 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515