THE WEREWOLVES WITHIN: Arab Shi’a clerics are in Iran, never of Iran

George H. Hassanzadeh

Save the Children!

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq was a direct result of the Islamic Revolution of Khomeini, and the Islamic Revolution was a direct result of a nation’s backwardness, ignorance, and intellectual deprivation. The backwardness goes hand-in-hand with the obstructive, detrimental set of harsh and punitive rules called Shi’a and Shari’a Islam.

I have chosen Iran as an example of a nation fallen victim to the biggest blunder in humankind's history. The current catastrophe is living proof that the Arab swords forced Islam (the laws of Arabia) into Iran, and Shari’a maintains it. The Arab Shiite hegemonic, mafia-style cult institution, wrapped in a holy Arabic cloak and turbaned, has destroyed a sovereign nation beyond any hope of recovery. The same force is working relentlessly to destroy the West at any cost.

Since the Islamic overthrow of 1979, Iran has become a base of deep-seated terrorist activities. A home for the most inhuman terrorists suppressing the indigenous and confronting the West, particularly the State of Israel and the United States of America, a nation that they call “the Great Satan,” I was born into a Shiite family in Ahvaz, Iran. As a Muslim child, I unenthusiastically accompanied my father to our local mosque and fulfilled all my duties to Islam. I studied Shari’a doctrine; I visited the holy shrines and cities, read the Koran in Arabic, and memorized it, even though I did not understand the content, what’s more, I grew up with and understand the mentality of today’s Iranian Arab Shiite elite.

Iran’s Arab concentration is the highest in my hometown of Ahvaz and the surrounding towns, especially around Susangerd, Hoveyzeh, and Veys. I remember my father worrying about all-out war and the ongoing conflicts among those Arab tribes. The tribes perpetually fought one another. The never-ending feud was often synonymous with family honor, justice, and simple revenge for repeated raids, executions, and the many unsolved, century-old issues.

So much self-serving fiction has been written about Islam by incompetent Arab and Iranian Muslims, particularly Iran’s Arab Shiite leaders, that I believe it might be enlightening, even ‘amusing,’ to report the facts. The facts, according to the actual eyewitnesses, writers, and historians, some of whom lost their lives in exposing the horrors.

I offer no apologies for what readers may call “fiery content.” How else can I inform the world that Arab Islam is inherently violent? That Islam in the Middle East exhibits that is not a “religion” but a set of harsh and punitive laws made by Arabs solely to crush others and seize whatever they may have.
I believe it is time for brutal honesty. This book brings out the unpleasant facts; nevertheless, the facts. It explains the horrors of imposed, impractical, seventh-century Arab tribal rules that extend well beyond the individual sufferers.

No writer takes pleasure in reporting gruesome realities. I have lost many old school-mates through firing squads’ actions, and I have lost family members as well, particularly my thirteen-year-old niece in the rural country town of Romhurmoz. She ran home from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Basij, and hid in her family’s unused tanoor (clay oven tandoor). Once found, taken to the headquarters, tortured, gang-raped, and executed in the early hours of the morning (Islam forbids the innocent “virgins” from being executed. Her crime: help distribute anti-revolutionary pamphlets.

My proximity to horrors created by the hegemonic Arab Shiite in control took no notice of the fine line between exposing the evil and being trapped by it. Nonetheless, my mission is to shed light on a secretive plot design by Iran’s Arab Shiite’ institutions against the free world. I keep a vigilant eye on the peril posed by Iran’s Shiite clerics, their methods, final penal code, and control ambitions.

The Shiite institutions will misinform and misguide the public of any nation by withholding their real intention. They will never assimilate into the mainstream of any society’s culture, and using Shari’a; they will manipulate the governing system of any state, test the limits of authority, and compel the would-be leaders to pay attention to them.

I equally believe that if the West, particularly the United States neglects to be alert and on guard, she will become handcuffed to a scheming foreign ideology for centuries to come. In the past, the only country that was relatively safe, and the superior protection a dissident could hope to describe his or her plight to the world was the United States. However, without warning, from 2013 through 2016, Iranian-Americans saw a massive storm that has landed in their gatherings, in their neighborhoods. They recognized hauntingly familiar faces, the faces that shattered their lives and caused them to flee their homeland. What’s more, thousands of hard-hitting, stone-faced, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Basij, Quds Force, and elite members penetrated the United States and, according to reliable sources, some given Green Cards (permanent residency) while they were still in Iran. They are here. Many Iranian-
Americans feel once more that they are on shaky ground.

The book, First Comes the Mosque exposes the false accounts of Arab prophets and Arab imams where knowledgeable Iranians believe that a single one of them is enough to poison a nation’s mind and impair its capacity.

This book also warns that the failure to understand Iran’s Shiite ambitions is a failure to acknowledge the world wars and the catastrophes that might have been prevented. The harsh tone and realistic style are likely to pose a challenge to many Shiite Arab ayatollahs that have benefited from the countless nonsensical and inconsistent accounts they present as facts. It also acknowledges the vital need for fast and accurate information in today’s turbulent world.

I have been fortunate to be outside of the powerful grasp of Iran’s Shiite institutions; thus, I decided to go against the tide and walk alone instead of following the crowd and succumbing to the widely repeated and thoughtless fashion demonstrated in the Islamic nations, “coerced” or not.

I discovered why the Persian writers, poets, fact-finders, and historians of the past were so restricted in presenting factual accounts of events unfolding before their eyes. One exception was the great Ferdowsi (935–1020 AD), who feared the savage sword of the Arabs and went into hiding and produced the epic Shahnameh, “The Book of Kings,” a literary masterpiece by all standards that saved the Persian language. The rest, many Iranian scholars, writers, intellectuals, and poets often answering to slave Arabic names, succumbed to the Arab will. They obeyed and wrote whatever the crude Arab desired during the Arab occupation of their homes.

Today’s Iran, again under Arab control, is an actual and accurate example. One look at today’s Iranian prisons, filled with university students, teachers, journalists, and political activists tortured, hanged, executed, and kept in dungeons. One look at the total absence of freedom in Iran attests to the hardship that Iranian writers of yesteryear endured.

As you read this narrative, the reports coming out today detail mass hangings, extermination, policies of and cruelties meted out to Iranian families that have shaken Iranians and the world for their severity and excess. What’s more, for more than four decades, these atrocities have been going on with no foreseeable end.

I feel the responsibility to bear witness to and pronounce the suffering of a nation trapped in a dilemma and not have the power or the privilege to describe its predicament to the world. Every page of First Comes the Mosque has been exhaustively researched and is intensely investigative of the world’s current turbulent events. In writing the book, I encountered a unique problem in translating Persian expressions unique to the Persian culture and are more often explanatory paraphrases than literal translations.

In telling the story, I let the mystery unfold chronologically concerning the events as happened through the Persian historian's eyes under duress and had to write what pleased Iran’s Arab Shiite institution. Through the eyes of those who live there, readers will experience how the reach and effect of a radical religion can touch you in the life you live in, here in America, or anywhere in the world.

You will experience reality instead of the glossed over, made-to-control philosophy that runs the Shiite cult.

You will learn what children study about Islam. You will understand how the information is taken in by the young and how it shapes their minds.

You will also learn how the Iranian nation came into being and how Arab Islam shaped the unsuspecting innocents' future.

Does this sound familiar, do you remember thinking, is Iran dangerous?

• Who are these radical clerics?
• Where did they come from?
• What is their fundamental ideology, their cagey and perilous philosophy?
• What are their global ambitions, and what do they have in mind for the Christians, Jews, Baha’is, and Sunni Muslims?
• Are they real clerics or imposters in holy cloth?
• How are they using Islam as a tool to help take over the world?
• What is the permissible lie (Taghiyah) in Shiite Islam (it is in the Holy Koran) that allows transgression and is now the core problem of Iran and the world?
• What is the mullah’s five-hundred-year-old dark secret, and how did the Islamic Revolution bring it out into the open?

Finally, as a young Iranian, I remember my nation on the road to an exciting future. Yes, I remember how hard we worked to join the world’s modern and prosperous countries under the Pahlavi Dynasty. Once home to the most jubilant and varied ethnic community, Tehran was a city full of life and vigor, a capital that held her arms wide open in welcome to the entire world. Now, with the exodus of its intellectuals and ethnic population, it has turned into a lifeless monument to the petty tyranny of Arab Islam, Arab mullahs, the Arab Shari’a, and the Arab ayatollahs. What is left of my generation remembers a beautiful world that vanished in 1979 with Arab Ruhollah Khomeini and the Arab coup.

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South Orange Maplewood Television Wins Award For Its Inclusive Get Out The Vote Series

SOMAtv Wins Top Honor In First Award In Its 27 Year History

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — South Orange Maplewood Television (SOMAtv) was granted the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Jersey Access Group (JAG) for its Get Out The Vote public service announcement series, which drew responses from local residents in languages as diverse as Nepalese and American Sign Language. The Award of Excellence, the highest honor in the JAG Awards annual competition, was won in the Public Service Announcements and Promo Series category and was presented to the station during a virtual ceremony at the 2021 Eastern Expo Conference. This is SOMAtv’s first award since the station went on the air in 1994.

The Get Out The Vote public service announcement series was conceived by Dustin Dumas, who became the SOMAtv station manager in October 2018 and is the host and producer of Dustin’s Kaleidoscope. Community members were asked to submit short video clips. These clips were edited to create public service announcements encouraging the community to vote in the 2020 presidential election. This series aired on SOMAtv and has been posted online, reaching people in the South Orange Maplewood community and throughout the country.

“I conceived the series of public service announcements as a way to engage our community during the pandemic when our studio was closed. I wanted to encourage our community to vote in the 2020 presidential election,” said Dumas, “I asked the community to submit videos to help get out the vote and the only requirements were that they had to be nonpartisan and not affiliated with any special interest group. We received many creative videos in Nepalese, French, English, American Sign Language and Spanish.”

The JAG Awards are annual awards that honor excellence in local and regional Public, Education and Government (PEG) programming.

“It is an honor to receive the Award of Excellence, knowing that this is our first award since the station’s inception in 1994,” said Dumas. “To receive it during a pandemic was especially rewarding, knowing that our community came together during these unprecedented times. I look forward to continuing to help our community, whether it is assisting our producers in creating original content or assisting our partners with outreach for their programs.”

In May, SOMAtv was named the Village Spotlight organization for South Orange Village by the South Orange Village Community Relations Committee. The committee, which recognizes outstanding local organizations, honored SOMAtv for its work in the community during a virtual meeting of the South Orange Village Trustees.

In July, the Township of Maplewood presented Dumas, with a Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation for SOMAtv being awarded a JAG Award and for her leadership of the station. As station manager, Dumas began syndicating SOMAtv shows, bringing them from their original airing at a single New Jersey station to airing on 36 stations in 12 states, from California to New Hampshire.

SOMAtv is the municipal community television station for South Orange Village and Maplewood Township. Both municipalities are in New Jersey and serve a community of approximately 42,500. SOMAtv produces original programming and its shows are seen on 36 stations in 12 states from California to New Hampshire.

Dustin’s Kaleidoscope is a long-running show on SOMAtv that covers a variety of topics from artists to genealogist.

JAG is a consortium of community television stations located throughout the state of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 2000 and supports and develops Public, Education, and Government (PEG) cable access stations.

Get Out The Vote PSAs – Get Out The Vote PSAs – Election 2020

Dustin Dumas
South Orange Maplewood Television
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South Orange Maplewood Television WinsAward For Its Inclusive Get Out The Vote Series

SOMAtv Wins Top Honor In First Award In Its 27 Year History

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — South Orange Maplewood Television (SOMAtv) was granted the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Jersey Access Group (JAG) for its Get Out The Vote public service announcement series, which drew responses from local residents in languages as diverse as Nepalese and American Sign Language. The Award of Excellence, the highest honor in the JAG Awards annual competition, was won in the Public Service Announcements and Promo Series category and was presented to the station during a virtual ceremony at the 2021 Eastern Expo Conference. This is SOMAtv’s first award since the station went on the air in 1994.

The Get Out The Vote public service announcement series was conceived by Dustin Dumas, who became the SOMAtv station manager in October 2018 and is the host and producer of Dustin’s Kaleidoscope. Community members were asked to submit short video clips. These clips were edited to create public service announcements encouraging the community to vote in the 2020 presidential election. This series aired on SOMAtv and has been posted online, reaching people in the South Orange Maplewood community and throughout the country.

“I conceived the series of public service announcements as a way to engage our community during the pandemic when our studio was closed. I wanted to encourage our community to vote in the 2020 presidential election,” said Dumas, “I asked the community to submit videos to help get out the vote and the only requirements were that they had to be nonpartisan and not affiliated with any special interest group. We received many creative videos in Nepalese, French, English, American Sign Language and Spanish.”

The JAG Awards are annual awards that honor excellence in local and regional Public, Education and Government (PEG) programming.

“It is an honor to receive the Award of Excellence, knowing that this is our first award since the station’s inception in 1994,” said Dumas. “To receive it during a pandemic was especially rewarding, knowing that our community came together during these unprecedented times. I look forward to continuing to help our community, whether it is assisting our producers in creating original content or assisting our partners with outreach for their programs.”

In May, SOMAtv was named the Village Spotlight organization for South Orange Village by the South Orange Village Community Relations Committee. The committee, which recognizes outstanding local organizations, honored SOMAtv for its work in the community during a virtual meeting of the South Orange Village Trustees.

In July, the Township of Maplewood presented Dumas, with a Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation for SOMAtv being awarded a JAG Award and for her leadership of the station. As station manager, Dumas began syndicating SOMAtv shows, bringing them from their original airing at a single New Jersey station to airing on 36 stations in 12 states, from California to New Hampshire.

SOMAtv is the municipal community television station for South Orange Village and Maplewood Township. Both municipalities are in New Jersey and serve a community of approximately 42,500. SOMAtv produces original programming and its shows are seen on 36 stations in 12 states from California to New Hampshire.

Dustin’s Kaleidoscope is a long-running show on SOMAtv that covers a variety of topics from artists to genealogist.

JAG is a consortium of community television stations located throughout the state of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 2000 and supports and develops Public, Education, and Government (PEG) cable access stations.

Get Out The Vote PSAs – Get Out The Vote PSAs – Election 2020

Dustin Dumas
South Orange Maplewood Television
Dustin@Dustinweeks.com


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American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Announces its Drum Major for Justice Award Honoree

Logo for AAAED 47th National Conference

AAAED 47th National Conference Logo

Photo of Drum Major for Justice Honoree Eddie Bernice Johnson

Drum Major for Justice Honoree Eddie Bernice Johnson

AAAED Members in front of the US Capitol

Members in front of the US Capitol

Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson will be honored for her extraordinary contributions to social justice on Oct. 15th

We are delighted to honor such an outstanding icon of social justice, diversity and equal opportunity”

— Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, President, AAAED

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), an organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals, announced that Texas Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) will be the recipient of its Drum Major for Justice Award for 2021. The awards celebration will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 during the AAAED’s 47th National Conference and Annual Meeting. Themed “Reflect, Reset and Move Towards Justice, Equity and Inclusive Excellence,” the meeting will be held virtually from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET. The awards program is open to the press. “We are delighted to honor such an outstanding icon of social justice, diversity and equal opportunity,” said Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, president of AAAED.

The Drum Major for Justice is the highest award the association confers. The Award is a special acknowledgement of the extraordinary contributions that an organization or individual, including a public servant or one who has held an elective office or appointment to public service, has made to the cause of access, equity and diversity. Previous recipients include Rep. Bobby Scott (2020), Indiana Rep. Gregory W. Porter (2019), Rev. Dr. CT Vivian (2018), Dr. Shirley A Jackson (2017), U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield (2016), and U.S. Representatives August F. Hawkins and Parren Mitchell (deceased) (2008).

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 15th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. Congresswoman Johnson is the first African-American and woman to chair the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and is the Dean of the Texas Congressional delegation in addition to serving as Dean of the Texas, New Mexico and Arizona Democratic Congressional Delegation. Congresswoman Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the first nurse to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

Congresswoman Johnson began her career as the first female African-American Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. In 1972, she became the first nurse ever elected to the Texas State House and achieved that that same distinction upon her election to the Texas Senate in 1986. From 2011 to 2018, she served as the Science, Space and Technology Committee’s first African-American and first female Ranking Member.

She is the founder of the Diversity & Innovation Caucus, the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, co-chair of the Congressional Lupus Caucus, and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus of Bosnia. Congresswoman Johnson had the honor to serve as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 107th Congress. Her acclaimed initiative, A World of Women for World Peace, has gained national and international recognition.

The AAAED 47th National Conference and Annual Meeting is open to the press. For more information or to register for the Conference, go to: https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/Conference_Agenda1.asp.
To purchase a ticket for the awards ceremony, click here: https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/Sponsorship.asp

Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), AAAED is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of equal opportunity, compliance and diversity. AAAED has 47 years of leadership in providing professional training to members, enabling them to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity laws to enhance the tenets of access, inclusion and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities. AAAED is the longest-serving organization for the Equal Opportunity Profession. Its tagline is “Advocate. Educate. Activate.”

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(Video) Iran: Raisi Presidency, A New Lease On Life Or The End For Iran’s Ruling Theocracy?

June 16, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 17, 2021 - Iranian people are ripping posters of Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for the regime’s sham presidential election.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Iranian people are ripping posters of Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for the regime’s sham presidential election.

June 21, 2021 - Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

June 21, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisis record oppression of women.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisis record oppression of women.

June 21, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 23, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

June 7, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei's choice to be the nexet president

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s choice to be the nexet president

June 8, 2021 - The perpetrator of Genocide and Crime against Humanity

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The perpetrator of Genocide and Crime against Humanity

On the third week of protests, the situation is not sustainable and the regime has no solutions for it other than guns, bullets restrict access to the Internet.

Known as the '1988 Henchman,' Raisi was part of a 'Death Commission' involved in the executions and forced disappearances of over 30,000 political prisoners in the span of a few months in 1988.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Tuesday, August 3, the Iranian regime’s next president will be inaugurated. But Ebrahim Raisi’s formal inauguration as president is anything but normal. It is rather a significant inaugural point that, in all likelihood, marks the beginning of the end for a brutal regime.

The theocracy’s death throes are discernible for several reasons.

The regime is more illegitimate and vulnerable than ever before. The sham presidential “elections” that vaulted Raisi to the presidency in June were resoundingly boycotted by the Iranian people. Credible opposition sources estimated that less than 10% of the population appeared at the polls.

Against this backdrop, the mullahs’ Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has embarked on a massive campaign to purge rival factions. His power base continues to shrink, pushing him to close ranks. His latest decisions to install a mass murderer as president and a professional killer named Gholam-Hossein Eje’i as the judiciary chief smack of desperation, not strength. And his anxiety results from growing protests and uprisings.

Even amid the coronavirus pandemic and the regime’s vicious suppression, dozens of cities in Iran have risen up for the third week after protests broke out in Khuzestan province.

The regime is mired in existential crises and is effectively in a state of emergency. Large swathes of the population harbor significant and growing grievances that they attribute to the incompetent and corrupt clerical dictators. In addition to rampant inflation and poverty, the people are grappling with vast shortages of basics like water and electricity.

Close to 350,000 people have died so far due to the regime’s astonishing mismanagement of the coronavirus in Iran, which among others included the decision to ban any vaccine made by US and the UK. Still, fewer than 3% of the population has been fully vaccinated.

This situation is not sustainable and the regime has no solutions for it other than guns and bullets or trying to restrict access to the Internet. Since December 2017, multiple mass uprisings have shaken the regime, and the theocracy is fearful that more are on the way. So, Khamenei is hoping to regroup his most loyal functionaries behind the likes of Raisi and Eje’i as a barrier against uprisings. But it is too late.

Ebrahim Raisi is particularly a lightning rod of popular outrage, owing to his involvement in the gruesome 1988 massacre, which followed Khomeini’s decree that all political prisoners affiliated with the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who remained loyal to the organization and their ideals, must be executed. Known as the “1988 Henchman,” Raisi was part of a “Death Commission” involved in the executions and forced disappearances of over 30,000 political prisoners in the span of a few months in 1988. For the Iranian people, he is a grisly reminder of the theocracy’s vicious nature.

As Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said in an address to the Free Iran World Summit on July 10, “Only the regime’s fear of the uprisings and the supreme leader’s political demise can explain Raisi’s taking office.”

Under these circumstances, the silence of Western governments is deeply troubling. Instead of hoping to re-engage the regime in Vienna over its nuclear program, the international community needs to come to grips with the fact that the regime is forging a dangerous path. It will increase suppression at home, advance its regional designs more aggressively, and pursue its clandestine nuclear weapons program with more vigor.

With independent and human rights’ calls abounding, the international community must arrange for the investigation into, and prosecution of Raisi and other mass murderers who have thrived in Iran’s murder machinery. Failure to act is both immoral and politically counterproductive. It simply means turning a blind eye on the suppression of the Iranian people and giving impunity to the criminals ruling Iran to slaughter more people. It will also have dire consequences for international peace and stability.

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(Video) The Principal Iranian Resistance Movement Makes Headway in the Campaign Against Theocracy Ruling Iran

1st August 2021 - Every time the principal Iranian resistance movement, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), makes headway in the campaign to unseat the murderous theocracy ruling Iran, AEI’s self-proclaimed “scholar” Michael Rubin parrots the same scurrilous all

(MEK Iran)&(NCRI): Every time the principal Iranian resistance movement, (MEK), makes headway in the campaign to unseat the murderous theocracy ruling Iran, AEI’s self-proclaimed “scholar” Michael Rubin parrots the same scurrilous allegations, cheaply copied from (MOIS)

1st August 2021 - Maryam Rajavi: Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and other perpetrators of the 1988 massacre should be put on trial for crimes against humanity and genocide. UN Security Council must set up this trial.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Maryam Rajavi: Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and other perpetrators of the 1988 massacre should be put on trial for crimes against humanity and genocide. UN Security Council must set up this trial.

 1st August 2021 - The Iranian regime will never abandon its project to acquire atomic bombs, export of terrorism, and warmongering. To preserve peace and security, this regime should be subject to international sanctions under Chapter VII of the UN Char

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The Iranian regime will never abandon its project to acquire atomic bombs, export of terrorism, and warmongering. To preserve peace and security, this regime should be subject to international sanctions under UN Chapter VII.

1st August 2021 - The Free Iran World Summit attracts around 1000 political dignitaries.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The Free Iran World Summit attracts around 1000 political dignitaries.

1st August 2021 - The network of the Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iran continues to carry out its activities across the country calling for the boycott of the mullahs regime’s sham elections.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The network of the Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iran continues to carry out its activities across the country calling for the boycott of the mullahs regime’s sham elections.

 1st August 2021 - The Supreme Leader’s mouthpiece, the daily Kayhan, lost no time in repeating Rubin’s article on the second page of its July 19th issue.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The Supreme Leader’s mouthpiece, the daily Kayhan, lost no time in repeating Rubin’s article on the second page of its July 19th issue.

1st August 2021 - A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, also known as Lotfolah Kaveh Afrasiabi, with acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Government of the Islamic R

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): A criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, also known as Lotfolah Kaveh Afrasiabi, with acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Government of Iran.

1st August 2021 - Iraq, Michael Rubin Defiles Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Shrine With His Presence.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iraq, Michael Rubin Defiles Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Shrine With His Presence.

Interestingly, Rubin took his latest cue from the Iran regime, a frantic attack against the hundreds of foreign dignitaries attending the Free Iran 2021 Summit.

Kicking and screaming in their alternate reality, Rubin and like-minded “analysts” can wax angry all they like, but the MEK’s reach and strength continue to grow, especially inside Iran.”

— Ali Safavi

PARIS, FRANCE, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every time the principal Iranian resistance movement, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), makes headway in the campaign to unseat the murderous theocracy ruling Iran, AEI’s self-proclaimed “scholar” Michael Rubin parrots the same scurrilous allegations, cheaply copied from Iranian intelligence service (MOIS), and already debunked in 2006 and 2011.

Kicking and screaming in their alternate reality, Rubin and like-minded “analysts” can wax angry all they like, but the MEK’s reach and strength continue to grow, especially inside Iran. Even if Rubin is for sale, facts aren’t.

Indeed, his outlandish gossip column tales, such as the jibber-jabber that MEK leaders “rule with an iron fist,” stem from his intense anger about the MEK’s continued organizational cohesion and unity, which in turn emanate precisely from the organization’s profoundly democratic internal relationships. Contrary to Rubin’s pipe dreams, apparent in his previous writings, the MEK not only did not go into oblivion but more than ever before, it is perceived as a consequential player in Iranian politics and as the antithesis to the extremists ruling Iran.

Interestingly, Rubin took his latest cue from the Iranian regime, whose Foreign Ministry launched a frantic attack against the hundreds of foreign dignitaries attending the Free Iran World Summit 2021. Just read the Ayatollahs’ desperate head-bashing on July 10: “Bought western politicians (incl #LyingCheatingStealing Pompeo) sell themselves cheap for a Europe-hosted circus arranged by a once Saddam-backed terrorist cult with Iranian blood on its hands.”

Rubin’s jeremiad virtually rehashes the same language. He accuses more than 1,000 distinguished current and former officials and members of Congress of being bought by the MEK. And, just like regime officials, he accuses the MEK of being a “cult” who the Iranian people “despise … for siding with Iraq.”

It is no coincidence that virtually all state-controlled media outlets in Iran wholeheartedly welcome and reprint Rubin’s gossip columns. The daily Kayhan, the Supreme Leader’s mouthpiece, wasted no time in reprinting Rubin’s piece on the second page of its July 19th issue.

How morally abhorrent to side with the religious fascism’s influence operation against distinguished international personalities whose impeccable careers and integrity speak for themselves.

Rubin is clearly acting as the barometer of corruption. The sources of his vitriol and obsessive crusade to demonize the MEK remain unclear. His hit pieces, eerily synchronized with the regime’s influence operations, throw the regime a desperately needed propaganda lifeline, particularly at a time when Tehran has selected a new president who is universally condemned for his role in the heinous massacre of 1988.

slurs that Tehran intelligence services disseminate certainly does raise some questions.

In July 2017, in an interview with a state-affiliated TV station, former Iran regime’s Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian, boasted: “It is obvious that we don’t send an agent to Germany or America and for example say, ok, I am an agent of the intelligence ministry. … Obviously, he would work under the cover of business or other jobs including reporters.”

On January 19, 2021, U.S. authorities arrested Kaveh Afrasiabi for being an “unregistered agent of the Iranian government.” For many years, Afrasiabi lobbied U.S. officials, published books and articles advancing the Iranian regime’s political agenda while being secretly employed by the regime’s mission to the United Nations. Among Afrasiabi’s key missions was to demonize the MEK, using almost exactly the same vernacular used by Rubin.

On July 5, 2010, a Canadian paper wrote that the head of a think-tank “was offered $80,000 … to publish a piece on the Mujahedin-e Khalq. ‘Iran is trying to get other countries to label it as a terrorist cult.'”

Once the mullahs are toppled, and MOIS archives become public, more will come to light as to who else the Ayatollahs had hired as ghostwriters.

Rubin’s criticism of the regime beguiles no-one. The MOIS has routinely instructed its propagandists to speak out against the theocracy 80% of the time but to bash the main opposition in the remaining 20%. Many exposed pro-regime writers criticize the mullahs more than Rubin does in a bid to lend credibility to their attacks on the MEK.

That said, Rubin is the last person on earth to cast doubt on the integrity of those who have sided with the Iranian Resistance for over a decade. Back when Rubin’s favorite “democratic opposition” figure, Ahmad Chalabi, was mired in corruption scandals, Rubin defended him at every turn, like this piece in Commentary: “Was Chalabi corrupt? He did not embezzle billions … He was a businessman, and he may have sometimes blurred lines about the interplay between political position and business opportunity.”

Rubin himself is not impervious to controversy either. In 2006, New York Times reported that he improperly hid an affiliation and funding from a private contractor in Iraq. Said Rubin: “Normally, when I travel, I receive reimbursement of expenses including a per diem and/or honorarium.” The Times added: “But Mr. Rubin would not comment further on how much in such payments he may have received.”

Other controversies point to his dubious actions, including those concerning his activities for the UAE, Somalia, and Turkey. In 2016, according to press reports, human rights organizations like Amnesty International questioned whether Rubin had been paid by the UAE to write an article demonizing an Emirati dissident.

So, before accusing others of corruption, maybe Rubin should look in the mirror.

As for the MEK’s popularity at home, the online participation of 1,000 members of Resistance Units from inside Iran at the Free Iran World Summit 2021 further discredits an already disgraced propagandist like Rubin.

Suffice it to ask, if the MEK is inconsequential, as Rubin has been claiming for at least 15 years, why did the regime try to bomb its rallies in Albania and France in 2018, involving an ambassador and a serving diplomat? The “ambassador” was expelled from Albania, and the “diplomat” was convicted of terrorism in Europe and is spending 20 years in a Belgian jail, the first such ruling in Europe’s modern history. The proof is in the pudding.

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Government of Jersey Awards 18km Sewer Inspection Project to Electro Scan UK

Mont Orgueil is a castle in Jersey, Channel Islands, that overlooks the harbour of Gorey, also called Gorey Castle by English-speakers and lé Vièr Châté or the Old Castle by Jèrriais-speakers.

Mont Orgueil is a castle in Jersey, Channel Islands, that overlooks the harbour of Gorey, also called Gorey Castle by English-speakers and lé Vièr Châté or the Old Castle by Jèrriais-speakers.

Chris Chesworth, Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. at work in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Chris Chesworth, Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. at work in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands with a population of nearly 110,000.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands with a population of nearly 110,000.

Clock Tower in Saint Helier, the capital city of Jersey.

Clock Tower in Saint Helier, the capital city of Jersey.

Pinpoint leak detection allows 1cm (3/8 inch) locational accuracy with each defect expressed in Gallons per Minute or Liters per Second.

Pinpoint leak detection allows 1cm (3/8 inch) locational accuracy with each defect expressed in Gallons per Minute or Liters per Second.

Successful Trial in May 2021 Leads to Major Project to Help Prioritize Repairs and Identify Entry Points for Unwanted Infiltration

The project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021 and is being overseen by the Department of Infrastructure, Housing & Enviroment, Operations & Transport.”

— Brad Weston, Director, Electro Scan (UK) Limited

LONDON, ENGLAND, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. announced that work began today on an 18.2 km (60,000 ft) sewer inspection project for the Government of Jersey, Channel Islands.

Awarded after a successful trial in May 2021, Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. had previously evaluated Clay, Concrete, and Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) for leaks either not found or recorded by legacy Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021 and is being overseen by the Department of Infrastructure, Housing & Environment, Operations & Transport, working with Ivan Jackson, Drainage Design, Graeme Le Monnier, Manager of Network Operations, Ed Verrechio, Operations Manager – Network and Compliance, and Andy Downie, Senior Civil Engineer.

"We are delighted to be back in the Channel Islands," stated Brad Weston, Director, Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. "And, we're delighted to have our newest member of the Electro Scan team, Chris Fisher, with us to be certified on both our van-based ES-600 and mobile ES equipment, conducting both roadside assessments and open-field inspections in Jersey."

Jersey's population is nearly 110,000 spread across 118.2km2 (45.6 sq mi) of land, or about 0.7 times the size of Washington, D.C.

Not part of the United Kingdom (UK) or European Union (EU), Jersey is a separate possession of the Crown, known as the British Isles, like the Isle of Man.

While high-resolution CCTV cameras have traditionally inspected sewage and stormwater pipes for defects, their inability to determine if cracks go through pipe walls, to assess whether joints are watertight, or to certify CIPP lined pipes as watertight, has led smarter utilities to adopt Electro Scan technology for unambiguous and unbiased leak detection and to certify repairs are leak-free.

Electro Scan's machine-intelligent, non-acoustic, non-visual technology is unaffected by water levels inside of pipes, grease, tides, groundwater conditions, noise, silt, or visual impediments. Instead, automatically geocoding and measuring all pathways where water can flow in and out of a pipe.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently been shown to help overcome subjective manual CCTV coding and reporting errors.

Unfortunately, AI programs utilize the same frame-by-frame video files produced by the most advanced cameras which carry the same latent drawbacks as manually-based CCTV, resulting in false condition assessment reporting.

As a result, newer technology from Electro Scan was needed to correctly assess the structural integrity and water tightness of underground pipes.

Founded in 2014, Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. maintains its UK headquarters in Covent Gardens, London and earlier this year opened its first UK Electro Scan Service Centre at Unit 15 Kembrey Trade Centre, Aspen Close, Swindon SN2 8AJ.

Jersey is the largest and southernmost of the UK's Channel Islands, with elevations ranging from sea level to 143 meters (469 ft) above sea level.

On 10 October 2008, Jersey recorded its highest tide with a height of 12.3 meters (40.45 ft), with Super Tides sometimes lasting up to five (5) consecutive days at a time and routinely reaching 11 meters (36 ft).

By comparison the Bay of Fundy on the Atlantic coast of North America, between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the US state of Maine, is known for having the highest tidal range in the world reaching 14.5 meters (47.5 ft).

In May 2021, Electro Scan performed a number of side-by-side benchmarks comparing Electro Scan's Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) and CCTV video inspections.

In every case, CCTV failed to locate or quantify any leak locations while FELL automatically identified hundreds of missed leaks at pipe wall cracks, joints, and service tap connections.

Representing actionable data for prioritizing repairs & rehabilitation, Electro Scan's trial found that defects in 12 of 34 pipes surveyed contributed eighty-percent (80%) of total defect flows.

Results were available within minutes after each scan using Electro Scan's CriticalSewers® cloud application; then displayed in Innovyze® InfoAsset® Planner via the jointly-developed Application Programming Interface (API) for additional business analytics and risk assessment.

Additionally, Electro Scan was able to test the water tightness of a CIPP sewer rehabilitation, confirming Jersey's successful lining work.

Chris Chesworth, Electro Scan (UK) Ltd., returns to Jersey to oversee daily scanning.

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Electro Scan Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary Electro Scan (UK) Ltd., is a leading supplier of machine-intelligent pipeline assessment, location, and quality assurance products and services for the water & wastewater pipeline industry. The company designs, develops, and markets its proprietary equipment, delivering field services and cloud-based applications that automatically locate, measure, and report leaks typically not found by legacy inspection methods. Follow Electro Scan Inc. on LinkedIn.

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Klamath River and Klamath River Dams: Critical Points Regarding KRRC's Proposal to Remove Klamath dams

A drawing from 1913 by famous engineer/dam builder J.C. Boyle that shows the naturally-formed 31-foot-tall lava dam holding back the Klamath River creating 'Clammittee Lake', which was present when construction on Copco 1 dam began. Migratory fish didn't

Drawing from 1913 by famous engineer/dam builder J.C. Boyle shows the naturally-formed 31-foot-tall lava dam holding back the Klamath River creating ‘Clammittee Lake’, present when construction on Copco 1 dam began. Nature prevented fish migration past this point

Famous engineer and dam builder J.C. Boyle, whose stock and trade was based on accuracy made a drawing of the natural lava dam and lake 'Clammittee' when he arrived in 1911 to build Copco 1 dam

Famous engineer and dam builder J.C. Boyle, whose stock and trade was based on accuracy made a drawing of the natural lava dam and lake ‘Clammittee’ when he arrived in 1911 to build Copco 1 dam

A pair of threatened Western Pond Turtles at Copco Lake. Just one of many threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna

A pair of threatened Western Pond Turtles at Copco Lake. Just one of many threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna. Photo: William E. Simpson II

Firefighting helicopter draws water from Iron Gate Lake on the Klamath River to fight the Klamathon Wildfire

Firefighters drew over 1-million gallons of water from Iron Gate Lake (one of the lakes behind the Klamath River dams) to fight the 38,000-acre Klamathon Fire that threatened Ashland Oregon and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Photo: William E. Simpson II

A CAL-FIRE water tanker drafting water from Iron Gate Lake to fight wildfire

Beneficial Use – CAL-FIRE drafted over 1-million gallons of water from Iron Gate Lake to battle the 38,000 acre Klamathon Wildfire that was stopped before it incinerated the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and Ashland OR: Photo by; William E. Simpson II

Even in light of rock-solid evidence that debunks the myths supporting the removal of Klamath River dams, some media outlets are sitting-on the facts. WHY?

Geologic and engineering evidence prove there was no Salmon migration on the Klamath River past Ward Canyon for thousands of years, the present-day site of Copco 1 dam”

— William E. Simpson II – Naturalist

YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Key Premise and reason promoted by advocates for removing the Klamath River dams, as proposed by the shell corporation, Klamath River Renewal Corporation's ('KRRC') is FAKE :

1) Geologic and engineering evidence prove there was no Salmon migration past Ward Canyon for thousands of years (site of Copco 1 dam).

Salmon couldn't have migrated past the series of high natural lava dams that blocked fish migration at Ward Canyon for many millennia. Ward Canyon is the present-day site of Copco 1 dam.

Under ideal conditions, salmon can jump a maximum of 12-feet. So even the smallest of the series of natural lava dams, standing at 31-feet-tall, would easily stop Salmon migration.

The highest of the series of natural lava dams that blocked fish migration at Ward Canyon stood for thousands of years.

That lava dam was 130-feet tall, which was as high as the current man-made Copco 1 dam, and that ancient 130-foot-tall lava dam formed a lake ('Clammittee Lake') equivalent in size to the modern-day Copco Lake, which sits in the same foot-print of the ancient Clammittee Lake.

In 1911, when the famous engineer and dam builder J.C. Boyle arrived at Ward Canyon on the Klamath River to begin construction of the Copco 1 dam, he saw and recorded the *existing* 31-foot tall natural lava dam that was holding-back the Klamath River into a large natural lake called 'Clammittee Lake'.

This natural 31-foot tall lava dam and Clammittee Lake had existed for thousands of years and into modern times (1911). As a result of that longstanding lake, a myriad of lifeforms established habitats in and around Clammittee Lake.

If these critical habitats are suddenly removed by removing the dams and draining the lakes, that longstanding intricate web-of-life will collapse, resulting in the loss of untold numbers of rare, threatened and endangered species.

As Geology and recorded documents from 1911 show, Nature, not man, ordained that fish would not migrate past this point on the Klamath River.

Given the foregoing facts, it becomes very clear that even the notion of installing fish-ladders in this area is ill-advised!

Nature had barred fish migration for millennia past Ward Canyon, so a sudden change in that, would likely create a whole new set of problems!

These natural fish barriers arguably allowed what is known as allopatric speciation to occur, and the resulting 'Redband trout', which are actually a land-locked salmon that are most closely related to steelhead, and not to sockeye or coho salmon. Interestingly the natural range for Redband trout on the Klamath River is exclusively 'up-river' from Ward Canyon according to experts.

Redband trout can reach 24-30 inches in size and up to 30-pounds in weight. As a result of their size, in the 1800's fisherman called them salmon, because they resembled salmon. In the archeological digs of the Klamath and Modoc tribes, no salmon heads or jaw bones have been found, only body bones.

It is well known that the largest indigenous tribe in the area of Ward Canyon was the Shasta Tribe. In fact, the entirety of the portion of the Klamath River where the Klamath dams are located are on the lands that were exclusively inhabited by the Shasta.

The Shasta, and no other tribe, fished the area immediately above and below the lava dams on the Klamath River, and they caught both anadromous and non-anadromous salmonoids.

Anadromous Salmon were traded to the Klamath and Modoc tribes by the Shasta. These anadromous Salmon had their heads removed and they were taken on poles to other tribes for trade.

This of course explains the archaeological results of no heads or jaws of anadromous salmon on tribal lands of the Klamath and Modoc tribes.

On top of the foregoing hard science and engineering evidence, we now also have a board member of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, Mr. Glen Spain saying that removing dams is about money, not salmon!

More about that here: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/546614530/compelling-facts-condemn-krrc-s-proposed-klamath-river-dam-removal-plan

It's important to note that the non-profit shell corporation, Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) was created in full cooperation with PacificCorp as a means to shield PacificCorp from the massive liabilities that are associated to what is easily the most risk-laden dam removal project ever proposed!

2) The Klamath River Basin Compact Act (the 'Act') is controlling federal law;

This Congressional Act provides for 'beneficial uses' of the water impounded by the dams to the People of Jackson County and Oregon, and Siskiyou County and California.

Siskiyou County California and Jackson County Oregon were signatories to the ACT, and arguably are material signatories to the Act, as well as Congress and the President of the United States of America.

In regard to distribution of water under the Act, priorities in order are:

(a) Domestic use,
(b) Irrigation use,
(c) Recreational use, including use for fish and wildlife,
(d) Industrial use,
(e) Generation of hydroelectric power,
(f) Such other uses as are recognized under the laws of the state involved.

(Note: Industrial use arguably refers to water for wildfire fire-suppression; and even though it is not codified, the dams do in fact provide material flood control protections for communities and infrastructure down-river from the dams)

3) The loss of the lakes and critical shoreline ecosystems and habitats will devastate the resident threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna.

The loss of this critical habitat, which was established over millennia in and around 'Clammittee Lake', will also adversely affect resident and migratory birds that are strictly protected from 'incidental taking' by California law and Assembly Bill AB-454, Migratory birds: California Migratory Bird Protection Act.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB454

According to a 2006 Department of Interior publication; there are hundreds of species of flora and fauna, and that flora and fauna will be placed at risk if Copco and Iron Gate lakes are drained:

The eleven-miles of the Klamath River Canyon where these lakes are located contains an amazing diversity of wildlife, including 89 species of birds, dozens of reptiles and amphibians, several species of fish and 71 species of plants including trees, grasses and forbs. Some species of this localized flora and fauna are threatened or endangered.

These, and other facts related to the impacts of dam removal on the environment and ecosystem have been understated and obfuscated by dam-removal proponents, largely made-up of the minority-consensus groups and fishing-zealots supporting KRRC's reckless plan.

4) Copco and Iron Gate Lakes are formed by two of the four Klamath River dams. They hold a reserve of 45-Billion gallons of fresh water that is desperately needed, during what experts predict will be a period of extreme drought caused by Climate Change. The critical reserve of fresh water is essential for fighting catastrophic wildfires.

These two lakes hold a reserve of 45-Billion gallons of precious fresh water that is desperately needed for domestic wells (drinking, bathing and cooking).

Copco and Iron Gate lakes also provide a critical source of easily accessible water for firefighting aircraft (airplanes that scoop water and helicopters) tankers and fire-engines.

5) The budget for KRRC's proposed Klamath River dam-removal project is seriously inadequate!

There is no doubt that the half-decade-old obsolete $450-million (so-called “guaranteed budget”) budget that KRRC has pitched, is grossly inadequate.

A more realistic budget, is closer to $900-Million given the inflation over the half-a-decade since the now obsolete budget was calculated, coupled with huge cost increases (doubling) for construction related costs over the past year (2020-2021) due to COVID economics.

There is also no doubt whatsoever that the proposed project is laden with huge unprecedented risks, as never seen before, at every phase. And those risks and massive liabilities are like a hot potato that Pacific Corp wanted to dump. And now it seems they may have; right into the laps of California and Oregon taxpayers.

And, in a recent Decision and Order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (‘FERC’), item number 34 warns that:

“As part of the January 13, 2021 transfer application, the States of Oregon and California have agreed to be co-licensees with the Renewal Corporation; thus, the States will not be shielded from liability.”

We have already seen smaller project outcomes that spell disaster for the massively underfunded KRRC dam removal budget, which puts Oregon and California taxpayers on the hook, for what could be a massive financial liability at a time when state budgets are strained to the max from COVID and wildfire disasters.

History of a much smaller dam removal project cost over-runs; a red flag for the larger more complex Klamath dam removal project.

According to the Penninsula Daily News in Port Angeles Washington:

The estimated cost of removing the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River has increased from the original cost projection of $135 million in 2001, to later projected cost of $308-million.

Another accounting of the ‘projected costs’ regarding removal of the two Elwha dams compared to the actual costs should be a red-flag for the costs of the much larger and far more ambitious project and estimated budge of $450-million to remove four Klamath River dams:

“Removal of the Elwha Dam began in September 2011 and was finished in spring 2012, ahead of schedule. Removal of the second dam, the Glines Canyon Dam, was completed on August 26, 2014. The dam removal process was originally projected to last two and a half to three years. The estimated cost of removing both dams was $40 to $60 million. The total cost of the Elwha River restoration is approximately $351.4 million.” ~ Wiki

In the foregoing example, the smaller and simpler 2-dam removal project compared to the four dams on the Klamath River, the costs on that project tripled from what was originally projected.

And in the case of Elwha River dams, the potential for environmental, ecological and private property damages were far less.

The budget for the removal of the four (4) dams on the Klamath River was calculated using economic costs and metrics that were already many years old prior to the beginning of COVID economics, which began in 2020.

Of course, anyone in business knows that if you projected costs are based on a ‘best case’ outcome, and a mediocre, or worse yet, a bad outcome evolves, costs, damages and liabilities can escalate very quickly and steeply.

There’s no doubt that dam construction, and dam destruction requires road construction, bridges, trucking, heavy equipment, materials, labor, fuels and insurance. Therefore, the following comparison is valid.

The Associated General Contractors of America has issued a new report and graph-analyses showing the huge impacts that COVID economics (period April 2020 thru February 2021) has had on skyrocketing costs related to construction projects.

The Associated General Contractors of America study exemplifies the huge cost increases and long delays that have only recently occurred, and certainly years-after KRRC’s budget projections for their dam removal project were calculated.

For the purpose of cost-impact analyses, the COVID economics study began in April 2020 thru February 2021. (https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/AGC 2021 Inflation Alert – Ver1.1.pdf).

The Q-1 2021 Associated General Contractors of America report stated:

"The construction industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented mix of steeply rising materials prices, snarled supply chains, and staffing difficulties, combined with slumping demand that is keeping many contractors from passing on their added costs”.

This brand-new report from the Associated General Contractors of America report spells financial disaster for KRRC’s project.
And the burden of that disaster will surely fall upon the weary shoulders of California and Oregon taxpayers.

All things considered, and based upon what we do know, a budget in the realm of $900-million dollars would be in line with proper updates and adjustments to the old budget of only $450-million.

More information here: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/546897224/klamath-river-dams-krrc-s-proposed-dam-removal-project-minority-consensus-for-environmental-and-ecological-disaster

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A Bachelor's degree in 3 years is truly a game-changer for higher education affordability”

— Stratsi Kulinski, President

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — College education has become so expensive that it is increasingly out of reach for many students and families. NewU University understands how expensive and stressful college education can be, so they redesigned the college experience from application to graduation. The new entrant offers Bachelor's degree programs on campus in Washington, DC in 3 years, not 4, and at 70% lower tuition than the average for other private nonprofit schools in the US. Their tuition is more affordable than most public and state universities as well.

One of the key advantages NewU brings to market is the introduction of the 3-year Bachelor's degree program with on campus instruction to the US. Students can complete the regular 120 credit hours towards their degree while saving a meaningful amount of time and money in the process, without any disadvantages. Not only can students graduate a year earlier and pursue a career or an advanced degree having earned a full Bachelor's degree, but they and their parents can avoid the financial burdens of an entire year of college including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

How is that possible? Stratsi Kulinski, President of NewU University, said: "Like most innovations, the solution is surprisingly simple. At NewU, semesters are just 2 weeks longer than the usual average, which enables us to comfortably schedule 120 credit hours across only 6 semesters, thus saving students and parents an entire year. The course schedules do not unduly burden students, and still leave plenty of room for the intangible benefits of college. Students attend classes only Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 3 pm, which allows them to meaningfully engage in project work and assignments, extracurricular and social activities, and even balance work and family obligations as needed. The academic calendar still leaves enough room for holidays, mid-semester breaks, and a full summer vacation to accommodate the coveted summer internship. A Bachelor's degree in 3 years is truly a game-changer for higher education affordability."

Why haven't other universities done this? Just over a year ago, regulatory reform in the US finally loosened the academic term length requirements for higher education institutions, allowing them to disburse federal aid even if they set the duration of the traditional 15-17 week long semester to 14-21 weeks. Despite this newly-found flexibility, established universities may take a while to take advantage. Restructuring academic programs and adjusting faculty and staffing schedules and budgets to eliminate an entire year from the 4-year Bachelor's degree status quo program structure takes quite a bit of time, effort, and coordination. It may even mean established universities would likely forego roughly 25% of their revenue. NewU University just launched, and it is perfectly positioned to innovate for the benefit of students, parents, and society.

NewU University is now accepting applications for its first ever class of students for this Fall at https://newu.university. Full-tuition and partial scholarships are available.

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NewU University's vision is that in the next 10 years other leading universities will adopt their operating and academic model for the benefit of students, parents, and society.

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Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce says State Mask Mandates for Students is an Overreach

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Dr. Pierce believes that local jurisdictions, elected school board members, and parents should make those decisions for their students.

Local officials and parents know their children and communities the best.”

— Dr. Bud Pierce, Oncologist and Candidate for Oregon Governor

SALEM, OR, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Republican candidate for Oregon Governor, Dr. Bud Pierce criticized Kate Brown for overreaching with her mask mandate for K-12 students. Dr. Pierce believes that local jurisdictions, elected school board members, and parents should make those decisions for their students.

On July 29, Brown released a statement directing the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to create a rule that requires masks indoors for students in the upcoming school year.

Dr. Pierce has been a strong advocate for vaccinations and has carefully followed the science. He has repeatedly said that our children “should return to an in-class learning environment.”

In response to the mandate, Dr. Pierce said, “Science has demonstrated that children are resilient if they contract COVID-19. The two-shot vaccines have demonstrated a 99.9% effectiveness rate in preventing COVID-19 infection in immunized adults. I have many concerns about Gov. Brown creating this mandate, at this time, for every student in the state. We need to trust our local elected officials and parents. We should not have our children learning in a fear-based environment.”

Not all communities have the same level of risk. Dr. Pierce believes that regulations should be based on actual vaccination rates, the number of students in a given school district, and the area’s population size.

“Local officials and parents know their children and communities the best. A COVID-19 safety plan driven by local officials increases community buy-in and more accurately reflects a community’s actual safety needs,” Dr. Pierce said.

Dr. Pierce added, “My concern is that the Governor will put the burden on teachers to be ‘mask enforcers’ instead of educators. Governor Brown has failed to provide clear leadership, consistent messaging, and practical advice throughout this entire pandemic.”

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Bud Pierce, M.D, Ph.D. is a business owner and senior partner of Oregon Oncology Specialists, one of the last physician-owned practices on the West Coast. He announced his candidacy for governor on the Republican ticket in April 2021. Approved photos and biography can be found at www.BudPierce.org/newsroom. To arrange an interview with Dr. Pierce, email news@budpierce.org.

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