There is no one else raising important green, progressive issues. My opponents have experience in office, but they have not used their experience to address such issues. My goal is to make Washington a model for other states a green, progressive state.
The only solutions to traffic congestion which Governor Jay Inslee offers is completing Link Light Rail and eliminating choke points, both of which will take decades and cost billions. There is a way to eliminate congestion in six months, and which will save money, a way to make it so convenient and fast to use transit that we will be able to leave our cars at home.
Many Washington cities add lead-leaching fluoride to our water. It is a witches’ brew of commercial grade toxic waste chemicals which we consume from conception to death. After this vice is ended, we will look back in amazement at ourselves for having believed such a fraud. Jay Inslee supports fluoridation unquestioningly.
Coal is filthy to mine, filthy to burn, and filthy to transport. Coal cars are uncovered and open to the wind. Up to a ton of coal dust – laden with toxic mercury – can blow off each open car during the 1,100 mile trip from Wyoming. Mercury dust is poisoning our fisheries. Burlington Northern is guilty of littering and water pollution, and as governor I would sue to stop these trains.
The WHO has declared Roundup to be a proven carcinogen in animals and probable carcinogen in humans. France, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka are banning Roundup. We should too. In 2014 we voted on whether to label GMOs. Governor Inslee would not even take a position on the issue. He is not an environmentalist. He is a Monsanto man.
Smart meters connect to utilities by cell phone technology. They blast out powerful microwave pulses every five seconds. For some the effect is debilitating, depending on proximity. Smart meters are insecure and open your home to hackers. They raise electric bills. They catch fire.
The North Dakota state bank is highly profitable. A Washington State Bank would reduce the cost of bond borrowing, foment business, provide banking for the marijuana industry, and build a recession reserve. Washington should have its own Washington State Bank.
Some vaccines are safe, effective, and cause no adverse reactions. Most are not. Vaccine technology is in a primitive stage of development. The herd immunity theory is bogus because vaccinated children are themselves contagious. The right to Informed consent includes the right to say no.
In 2015 pro-vaccine forces tried to pass a mandatory vaccine bill which would have eliminated all religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions, despite the fact that most vaccines are ineffective and some harmful. Governor Jay Inslee supported the bill.
Both fluoride and Roundup repel and kill salmon. Salmon are especially sensitive to fluoride. They must switch from excreting salt while in the ocean to absorbing salt – including fluoride salts – while in fresh water. Roundup ties up minerals, thus killing needed bacteria in the digestive system and interfering with digestion. It does the same in humans.
The nuke at Hanford is the same model as the Fukushima reactors which exploded in 2011. It is dirty, dangerous, and expensive. It regularly vents radioactive gasses. It is located downstream from earthen dams which could fail in an earthquake. It could flood and catch on fire. It could be the next Oso, but a million times worse. Close it down.
What does Mount Vernon have that most of the rest of Washington lacks? Internet speeds of one gigabite up and down for only $70 per month. Mount Vernon set up a city utility which delivers fiber optic speeds. I would encourage Washington PUDs to do the same.
Housing the homeless is the right thing to do. And it is much less expensive than the alternative: frequent and costly visits to emergency rooms, shelters, drug counseling, and jails. No one should be sleeping in cars, tents, or cardboard boxes. Once they are housed, the homeless are much more likely to improve their lives.
If one airline sets up service at Paine Field, others can too. Paine Field will be SeaTac North. SeaTac has no room for expansion.We need a mega airport, but the best place for it would be McChord. Extend Light Rail nine miles sourth of Tacoma to McChord. Once on Light Rail, you are almost at SeaTac or McChord. Air service at Paine Field is unnecessary.
Golf courses dump hundreds of pounds of toxic pesticides each year on our golf courses, and much of this flows into creeks and into Puget Sound, where they kill fish. There are green golf courses. How can we say we want salmon runs to recover when we dump fish poison into their streams?
So-called fluoridation is a complete fraud. Our governor and our Department of Health have been duped. They have chosen to believe those who have no evidence and to disbelieve those who have evidence. They are trapped in a maze and thus far unable to find the exit.
Fluoridation can add 10 trillion atoms of arsenic per liter of tap water, up to 3 trillion atoms of lead. It leaches even more lead from plumbing. But dupes wearing white coats say fluoridation is safe and effective. Our governor and our health departments believe them. They have been bamboozled.
If the accused can arrange bail, he gets to go home and back to his job. If he cannot, he stays in jail, does not see his family, and loses his job. The accused should remain in jail if dangerous or a flight risk, or released if not – perhaps wearing an electronic monitor.
Mass transit will never develop a big ridership unless we devise a way to get people to and from the mass transit.
What does Mount Vernon have that Snohomish County does not? Internet speeds of 1 gigabite up and down for only $70 per month. Mount Vernon has set up a city utility company which delivers fiber optic speeds to businesses and homes. One Gig fiber optic connection is an enormous stimulus to high-tech business.
Roundup is now a proven carcinogen to animals and a probable carcinogen to humans. It makes no sense to grow crops non-organically when they can be grown organically. Organic crops are healthier. They sell for a higher price. They do not poison us. Relying on its police and zoning powers, Snohomish County could ban the application of Roundup and other toxic pesticides and zone all commercial farm lands as organic only.
It is called “fluoride”, but it is a witches brew of toxic waste chemicals. Diluted toxins are still toxins. They accumulate in the body, and we drink them for life. Harm is greatest to the growing fetus and baby.
Link Light rail is going to Paine Field and on to Everett. As soon as you are on Link, you are almost at SeaTac. So commercial air service at Paine Field is unnecessary.
Roundup kills fish. Why do we spray it on our crops? Roundup does not break down easily. When it rains, it flows into the watershed and into the Sound, repelling and killing salmon. How can we say we want to rebuild salmon runs when we poison their spawning streams?
There are some save and effective vaccines. Most are not safe and not effective, especially the flu vaccine containing mercury. Vaccination remains in a primitive stage of development. Homeopathic vaccines however are safe, effective, and cause no side effects.