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Open letter to the OC Watchdog Media

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell

Contamination of MCAS El Toro
Learn a great deal more by visiting: El Toro articles Page 1

(LAGUNA BEACH, CA) - TET (Team El Toro) is a small working group of Marines who served @ MCAS El Toro and have been unable to get any of you to dig as deep as we have. TET is CC above : Tim King (, John Uldrich, Robert O'Dowd and myself.

We challenge you to keep re-educating yourselves, to become more aware that ALL of the allegations we've made regarding ubiquitous carcinogenic contamination by both the USMC & prior landowners (Irvine Ranch) are true---They are responsible yet are not held accountable in your publications. The Persistent Organic & Non-Organic Pollutants remain today, much of them underneath the remaining hardscape---but still there UNREMEDIATED in the soil TET wonders why you, supposedly local OC watchdog media, sitting on a scandal of Pulitzer Prize winning proportion, ignore or marginalize us?

Us, our families, the civilians that worked there have all been exposed.

The Camp Lejeune coverup (North Carolina) is finally being exposed as a classic example of what we're alleging here in the OC . GOOGLE

We raised our hands, whether right or wrong, to defend, to give up our lives for our country, have any of you? Least you can do, from the safety of your cozy desks, is stopping drinking the DoD, Phony Marine hero/ Great Pork CEO Mike Ellzey & the Agran Cabal's kool-aid.

That's a ticking time bomb of pollutants out there----Now do you still wonder why they won't tear up the runways and streets, demolish the hangars and be held $$$ accountable for the real adverse impacts during conversion?

And while you're sitting in your pajamas, drinking your triple latté from Starbucks with carob sprinkles along with your 100% multi-grain bran muffin, isn't it obvious why we're pissed off at this train wreck in progress with no intervention?

Watchdogs? You're acting more like poodles than pit bulls.

Semper Fi,
Roger E. Bütow

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Launched in 2010, Odd Man Out is the creation of Roger Bütow and his OMO columns are written exclusively for Salem-News-com. Born and raised in the LA Harbor area, son of a German immigrant father, he moved to Orange County in 1965 and has lived in Laguna Beach since 1972. In 1998, he began his professional career in environmental review processes (CEQA, NEPA, MND, MND and EIR/EIS). He's a rare mix of cross-trained builder, writer and consultant as he brings his extensive construction experiences dating back to 1972 into his eco-endeavors. He has tremendous field and technical expertise in successful watershed restorations, plus wastewater, urban runoff, water quality monitoring/improvements and hydrologic mechanisms. He's built everything from commercial spas to award-winning private residences, and provided peer review and consultant analyses for single homes, subdivisions and upscale resorts.

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Mike November 8, 2012 3:58 am (Pacific time)

I use to own the Starbucks coffee kiosk there before I got mysteriously sent to Japan. I was hospitalized from some stomach issue while serving there.

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