October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween


2007 Pumpkin Carving Contest winner submitted by Yelm resident Janet Macmillan


October 30, 2012

With Romero & Heck donating Knight’s contributions –
Does Republican response show this was not about Knight as much as derailing local Democrats?

Dems ask if Repubs will donate their oil contributions?

– “Heck giving Knight donation to SafePlace shelter”
Brad Shannon reported in The Olympian earlier today:
“Democratic congressional candidate Denny Heck is giving a $3,500 campaign contribution received from Yelm-based spiritualist JZ Knight to the SafePlaces sexual and domestic violence program in Olympia.”
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Denny Heck

Heck is running in the newly created 10th Congressional District. The 10th is a Democratic district that gave President Obama 58% of the major party vote in 2008.

– This afternoon, Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero also distanced herself from Knight by donating Knight’s contributions, as stated in this Press Release.
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Sandra Romero

– “GOP says Democrats still dancing with the devil after JZ Knight money shuffle”
“State Republican chairman Kirby Wilbur says his Democratic counterpart, Dwight Pelz, has not gone far enough in divesting itself of JZ Knights donations now that the Yelm-based spiritualist has come under fire for anti-gay, Semitic, Catholic and Mexican comments.

Republicans said new campaign finance filings show that the Democrats received money from Knight into their hard-money account, which can be used to directly help candidates. But when the party decided to distance itself from Knight by giving her money away, the party took $35,000 from its soft-money account which is not subject to contribution limits and can only be used for party-building activities and gave it to the pro-gay marriage campaign.”

“Benton Strong, spokesman for the state Democrats, did not dispute that the donation to R-74 was made from soft-money accounts. But he said the party is following through on its promise to donate $70,000 received from Knight to other causes.

‘Weve strongly condemned her remarks and are contributing $35,000 to R-74 and $35,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, as weve pledged to do,’ Strong wrote in an email.

Strong then equated the money from Knight with donations that Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has received from oil interests. And he took a shot at the GOPs opposition to R-74 and gay marriage.

‘Has McKenna returned the Tesoro money yet? Has Kirby or McKenna stopped planning to discriminate against gays and lesbians on their ballot yet?’ Strong asked,” quoting Brad Shannon in The Olympian.
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Blog writer Klein has been a student of Ramtha’s for 27 years and employed by JZ Knight for 9 years.


October 30, 2012

Yelm exhibitor at America’s Family Pet Expo, Nov 3-4


Corbin Maxey, special guest from Boise with Scooter

Yelm exhibitor shares the spotlight at America’s Family Pet Expo, Nov 3-4 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center

From the Press Release:
The “go-to” event for family fun, education and “everything pet”

Puyallup–Celebrating pets of all varieties, America’s Family Pet Expo Washington (www.petexpowa.org), opens next weekend at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center, November 3-4.

With 1,000 both small and large animals, the Expo is the Northwest’s largest pet-focused event with action-packed feature attractions, a big line-up of exhibitors, learning opportunities, contests and more. It’s also a one-stop source of information on the latest trends in pet care and new products from manufacturers and retailers.

Yelm businesses and organizations participating in this “everything pet” event include Critters On Things.

Feathered, furry (and not so furry) animals splash and strut their stuff in multiple demonstration areas, including Splash Dogs, sponsored by NutriSource, as high-flying canines make waves with their jumping skills; Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show, sponsored by The IAMS Company, showcasing action-packed stunts; the Adoption Dog Makeovers and Fashion Show; FeatherDance – Dancing with Friesians; the Avian Actors of Hollywood, and many more.

Reptilian pets continue to grow in popularity and expert Corbin Maxey shares information about these fascinating animals. Emphasizing education and responsible pet ownership for over a decade, the twenty-two-year-old has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and “The Today Show.”

“Finned friends” are spotlighted at the all-new Aquatic Experience, offering through-the-glass underwater views of saltwater and freshwater fish and plants from around the world.

Children ages 5-16 are invited to participate in the Kid’s Aquarium Contest, with the colorful entries on display in the ShowPlex during the two-day Expo. This unique learning opportunity provides participants with a 10-gallon heated aquarium kit to take home–with the children adding their own fish and unique decorations. For more information, visit
http://petexpowa.org/kids-aquarium-contest/contest-overview/.

Loving animals wait to share their lives with new owners at the Pet Adoption area, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals.

America’s Family Pet Expo Washington show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday (November 3) and 10 a.m. to
6 p.m., Sunday (November 4).

General admission for adults is $12; seniors (60 and over) are $10; juniors (6-12) are $6; active and retired military (with valid ID) and children five and under are admitted FREE. General Admission tickets may be purchased at a $2 discount online at
www.petexpowa.org.

Parking at Puyallup Fair and Events Center parking lots is FREE.


October 29, 2012

Yelm: The Triad announces Halloween Dance

Yelm’s Triad Theater announces a Halloween Costume & Masked Dance. Come to dance-dream-be!

DATE: October 31

TIME: 8 PM – midnight

TICKETS: $8

WHERE: The Triad Theater, 102 Yelm Ave. E, Yelm

TICKETS ON SALE AT THE DOOR


October 29, 2012

“Lachney to give Knight donation to scholarship”


Bruce Lachney

– Brad Shanon filed this report in The Olympian today:
“State Senate candidate Bruce Lachney said late Sunday in a statement that he is giving away any donations from Yelm-based spirit-channeler JZ Knight to college scholarships. The move comes after state Democratic chairman Dwight Pelz announced Friday the party is donating $70,000 from Knight to the Anti-Defamation League and the pro-gay marriage referendum, with half going to each.”

“Lachneys statement did not specify the scholarship. Knight has donated $1,800 and her Ramtha School of Enlightenment has donated another $1,800.”
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– Jim Vaughn, Major,
US Army Ret.,
Former Candidate for WA State Senate

penned this letter in today’s Nisqually Valley News:
“As a Republican that ran against Bruce Lachney and Randi Becker in the primary, I am livid over the initial mailer that I received from the Republican Party – Senator Randi Becker. Rather than apologizing, a second mailer was sent out.

To compound matters, her campaign created a disgusting website in addition to the mailers. Specifically, it combines different videos to create a false impression of Bruce Lachney, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot, retired Delta Airlines pilot and cranberry farmer has led an exemplary life.

Having campaigned against Bruce, I can say that he is a man of integrity. We share similar views in regards to budget, education, taxes, veteran issues and so on.

Personally, I am embarrassed by the Republican smear campaign in regards to Bruce and JZ Knight (Bruces Elected Advisor Come On). Elected officials represent everyone, JZ Knight included. My hat is off to Bruce for standing up for Democracy and EVERY CITIZEN.

For the Republican Party to attack Bruce for talking to the citizens of a certain group, implies that they are only concerned with representing a specific group of individuals. Party doctrine all the way and this strikes of communism.

Randi is still all about Randi. I am sorry, but not surprised, that her deceitful and illegal tactics against me in the primary have continued against Bruce. He deserves better. For that matter, we all deserve better than Randi representing her special interests. State Senators need to be professional and this is clearly missing in Randi Beckers campaign.

As a Republican, I want to apologize to Bruce. Not all Republicans feel this way nor do we believe these accusations. This website and Randi Becker needs to go away.”

Blog writer Klein has been a student of Ramtha’s for 27 years and employed by JZ Knight for 9 years.


October 29, 2012

Repinted with permission from The Mountain News –
“Democrats donate Ramtha monies to charity”


Eatonville resident & The Mountain News Publisher Bruce Smith
Photo credit: Wall Street Journal
Copyright 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

“In response to tremendous pressure from Republicans to return monies donated by Ramtha channel JZ Knight, local Democrats are grabbing a middle ground and giving the money to charity. The action comes as Republicans are in an uproar over videos released this week that show Ramtha giving a profanity-laced teaching condemning the Catholic Church and priests who rape children. The videos are quite provocative and disturbing to many, and one video also castigates Catholics of Mexican descent.

Bruce Lachneys campaign announced today that he is giving his money to unspecified educational scholarships. Mr. Lachney is running for the Washington state senate from the 2nd Legislative District and an official in his campaign has confirmed that it received $3,600 from Ms. Knight. Lachney is challenging the incumbent, Randi Becker (R) from Eatonville.”

“The Lachney-Becker race is considered very close, which is surprising since Beckers seat was once-considered safe for her re-election, and Republicans are pouring money into her campaign.”
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October 28, 2012

Vote Yes on Proposition 1 –
Let history be your guide – from an insider

From The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:
“Before Tom L. Johnson became [Cleveland, OH] mayor in 1901, he declared:
‘The public utility corporations are a bunch of thieves. I ought to know. I was one of them.’

As mayor he believed that privately owned utilities were bastions of privilege that would destroy democracy if not controlled. Johnson made his most quoted declaration at one of his famous tent meetings:
‘I believe in municipal ownership of waterworks, of parks, of schools. I believe in the municipal ownership of these monopolies because if you do not own them they in turn will own you. They will rule your politics, corrupt your institutions and finally destroy your liberties.

I believe in municipal ownership of waterworks, of parks, of schools. I believe in the municipal ownership of these monopolies because if you do not own them they in turn will own you. They will rule your politics, corrupt your institutions and finally destroy your liberties.'”
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– Vote YES! for Public Power options!
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October 27, 2012

“Ramtha school review reveals no bigotry, says commissioner” –
LD candidate asks if this was “for political profiteering”


Sandra Romero

– From Chelsea Krotzer in The Olympian:
“Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero says she hasnt seen anything from Ramthas School of Enlightenment that wold prompt her to return campaign donations from the school and its founder, JZ Knight.”

I asked if they could just give me some demographics of who the school is, and they sent that to me,’ she said.

Those statistics showed the Ramtha school has students from 48 countries and uses six to 14 translators at its events, Romero said. There is also an instructor from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, she added.

‘I havent found anything yet to show that (Knight) is bigoted in any way,’ Romero said. ‘All I am seeing is they are very inclusive.’
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Bruce Lachney

– LD2 Candidate Bruce Lachney was quoted in the Nisqually Valley News:
“Although he said he disagreed with Knight’s comments in the video, Lachney added that the United States was built on “tolerance for what people have to say” and the ideas of freedom of speech and religion.

Lachney said he wants to hear Becker admit the video was edited before he will consider returning donations from Knight.

‘If she does that, I’d consider returning the money, but I want to hear from her that the tape was doctored for political profiteering'” he said.
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Blog writer Klein has been a student of Ramtha’s for 27 years and employed by JZ Knight for 9 years.


October 27, 2012

Repinted with permission from The Mountain News –
“Ramtha videos trigger a political uproar”


Eatonville resident & The Mountain News Publisher Bruce Smith
Photo credit: Wall Street Journal
Copyright 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Check-out Bruce Smith’s balanced report:
“A wave of highly edited video clips from several teachings of Ramtha the Enlightened One have ignited a firestorm in local political contests, especially the battles for Thurston County Council and the state senate race in the 2nd LD,” quoting Bruce A. Smith in The Mountain News.
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Blog writer Klein has been a student of Ramtha’s for 27 years and employed by JZ Knight for 9 years.


October 26, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JZ Knight responds to video airing

Media Contact: Rob Wynne
Phone: 310.540.7204
Email: rob@wynnepr.com

Yelm, Washington. October 26, 2012 JZ Knight and Ramthas School of Enlightenment have learned today that a group responsible for disseminating a misleading and heavily edited video has plans for another posting. The group has now threatened to post a new video that includes several hours of footage from an online event sponsored by the School. The Schools attorneys believe that this may violate copyright law and be in breach of a contract signed by one of the groups members. The School is investigating and will seek legal protection if necessary.

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Grant
206-387-4715
Skellenger Bender, P.S.
Seattle

Andrea McNeely
253-620-6486
Gordon Thomas Honeywell, PLLC
Tacoma

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Blog writer Klein has been a student of Ramtha’s for 27 years and employed by JZ Knight for 9 years.


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