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Happy Thanksgiving from JZ Knight

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

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Yelm Chamber’s 2013 award honors
JZ Knight and her company

JZ Knight News, Yelm and Thurston County Issues, Yelm Economy

From the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce, November 26, 2013:

Congratulations to the 2013 Annual Chamber Award Winners!
The following Chamber members will be honored at the Tuesday, December 10th Luncheon Forum!
We are excited to have the opportunity to honor these deserving businesses at our luncheon.
They have all contributed many volunteer hours and a wide-variety of financial support for a substantial cross-section of our community.
The Chamber members jointly make a tremendous difference for the citizens of our local area.

2013 Honorees:
Business of the Year (0-5) Allstate Insurance, Ronelle Funk
Business of the Year (6-10) Nisqually Valley News, Michael Wagar
Business of the Year (11-20) Jason’s Greenhouse, Jason Witherow
Business of the Year (21-49) McDonald’s of Yelm, Joseph Bravo
Business of the Year (50+) JZK, Inc., JZ Knight
Non-Profit, The Rotary Club of Yelm, Tom Dewell
Chamber Volunteer of the Year, April Sage, KeyBank

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Knight: Hackers targeted Obamacare site –DHS official says this is a fact!

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JZ Knight addresses Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment students, November 7, 2013

At her presentations to the RSE Follow-up attendees November 7 & 8, 2013, JZ Knight shared in a wide-ranging discourse and Question & Answer session that the Obamacare [Affordable Care Act] website had been targeted by hackers. Now, major news media are reporting this story is indeed, true:

– “Official: Hackers tried repeatedly to attack Obamacare website”
By Joe Johns and Stacey Samuel, CNN
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– “Obamacare Website Targeted About 16 Times by Cyber Attacks”
“Assistant Secretary Roberta Stempfley told members of the House Homeland Security Committee that her agency had received ‘about 16 reports’ from the Department of Health and Human Services that are under investigation.

While the number of hacking attempts for such a ‘high profile target’ may seem low, Robert Siciliano, a McAfee online security expert, told that it’s likely the agency is reporting only ‘brute force attacks,'” quoting Alyssa Newcomb and Matthew Larotonda via World News on ABC.
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UPDATE: November 14, 2013
“Right wing cyber attacks on website confirmed”
“‘Destroy Obama Care!’, that’s the advertised name given to the attack tool by ‘right wing patriots’ who are distributing the DDoS tool through downloads on social networks, which promises to overwhelm the website,” quoting CyberSec Inc.
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Mary Hall elected County Auditor

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Photo courtesy: Elect Mary Hall

JZ Knight predicted Mary Hall would win the Thurston County Auditor position, saying the election would be close, though Hall would prevail. Now, Hall has indeed won, as reported by Lisa Pemberton in The Olympian today:

“Mary Hall barely wins job of county auditor”

“The close Thurston County auditor’s race appears to be over.

On Wednesday [Nov. 13], Pierce County elections supervisor Mary Hall was maintaining a slim lead with 33,814 votes, or 50.54 percent. State Rep. Gary Alexander had 33,091 votes, or 49.46 percent.”

“The election will be certified Nov. 26 and results will be declared final, Alexander said this week.”
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The Olympian published a letter this morning from Olympia Disabilities’ advocate and attorney Brendan Williams:

“I hope we move forward, as a tolerant community, with the failure of a deplorable attack by defeated Auditor/Rep. Gary Alexander upon those associated with J.Z. Knight. Knight herself is a public figure who can defend herself, but Republicans now wish to deny civic participation even to those finding value in Knight’s Yelm school.”

“I don’t know Knight. But many of those who subscribe to her beliefs run businesses and are engaged, productive citizens who add value to Thurston County. I encourage, and welcome, their participation in our democracy, whatever my personal feelings about their beliefs.”
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Bottom Line:
Hall is to take the Oath of Office November 26.

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“Knight exposed Alexander, prefers Hall for auditor”

JZ Knight News, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Letter to the Editor published in The Olympian,
submitted by Jeanne Ray of Olympia:

“Thank you, JZ Knight Inc., for your ad exposing Gary Alexander’s less-than-stellar activities (Olympian Oct. 26). There was only one thing missing from that ad. This is my understanding of how Alexander was unanimously appointed to county auditor: The commissioners were given names from the Republicans and by law they had to appoint from those names.

Ron Harding, Yelm mayor, was Alexander’s competition for appointment to county auditor. Harding declined to be considered but refused to officially withdraw his name.
[Harding officially resigned the night prior to the Commissioners’ meeting to appoint a replacement]
This left the commissioners with only one choice — Alexander. They appointed Alexander who immediately hired Harding to a newly created $72,000 a year job.

Please vote for Mary Hall. I would rather have an intelligent, experienced and honest “technician” (Alexander’s word) than an overeducated, underhanded career politician as my county auditor.”
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