FS Mines in rural Areas

Frac-sand corporations count on a combination of naivete, trust, and incomprehension in rural hamlets, that previously dealt with companies no larger than Wisconsin’s local sand and gravel industries.  Before 2008, town boards had never handled anything beyond road maintenance and other basic municipal issues.


Do we want these types of water shortages in Wisconsin with Frac Sand mines using millions of gallons of water to process silica sand . In Jackson County alone with two It promises to be 2,000 acres with 2 processing plants. There are over 100 Frac Sand mines operating permitted in Western Wisconsin. Give us a like if you want more facts on water consumption per Frac Sand mine.  June 2013

The  Penokee Hills moving forward on The worlds largest Taconite Mine coming to Penokee Hills also offers another form of water consumption. This is picture is of the Penokee Hills Courtesy of Penokee Hills Education Project and IdleNoMore Wisconsin

In addition to severe drought conditions, relatively large areas in the worst-off states are in “exceptional” drought, which the USDA identifies as “exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses, shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells creating water emergencies.” Courtesy of Huffington Post 


Taconite Mines
WATER NOT THE ONLY RESOURCE AT RISK: AIR QUALITY WILL SUFFER IF MINE IS BUILT:
Answers: (1) Blasting on the scale they intend will require millions of pounds of ANFO explosives, the same stuff that blew up in West, Texas; (2) the ultra-fine particulates are less than 1/100th the diameter of a human hair, i.e. the size of a virus and the human body can’t stop something that small from entering the body; (3) the ultra-fine particulates will contain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) toxins. They are LOADED with them;

Taconite Mining INFO:
The most alarming aspect of DNR’s budget request is what it does not include: staff allocations for iron mining permitting and oversight. The mining deregulation bill that was passed earlier this month has eased the way for an enormous mountain top removal project on the shores of Lake Superior in a water-rich environment. Groundwater modeling, rock characterization and other aspects of the permitting process for such a large project are extremely complicated, yet there is absolutely no budget for DNR staff to carry out these tasks should a permit application be submitted.
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WI DNR Erases Causes of Climate Change

Under WI Governor Walkers “gang” the DNR in Wisconsin is looking like big money corporations hiding what’s really going on.

Urban Milwaukee confirms this causes confusion about the consensus view of experts worldwide.

DNR spokesperson James Dick told the Journal Sentinel that the climate change language revisions “reflects our position on this topic that we have communicated for years, that our agency regularly must respond to a variety of environmental and human stressors from drought, flooding, wind events to changing demographics.”

President of the alliance for the Great Lakes Joel Bammeier explains he does not understand why the DNR made the climate change revisions

“To me, it looks like they are trying to cover up a debate that really isn’t happening.”

Journal Sentinel explains

“The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate”

Part of the language change hidden is that scientists agree the Great Lakes region will see longer summers and shorter winters, decreased ice cover and changes in rain and snow patterns if climate change continues.

Updated : host Madison releases an article an hour ago stating
“Despite a series of surveys showing 97 percent or more of working climate scientists agree humans are causing the dramatic changes in temperature and weather”

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Parcels currently under review are located in 37 counties and total approximately 5,300 acres – for more information visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “land sales.”

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Veterans Gather to Apologize

My Video featured in WCMC Coop Youtube

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Wesley Clark Jr Apologizes to Leonard Crow Dog for US Military Treatment of Indigenous People

Clark Jr. began organizing the event on Facebook, and within three weeks had 2,500 veterans interested in participating. The vets began arriving at camp earlier in the week. Since the Standing Rock Sioux could only accommodate 2,000, Clark limited this event but is hoping that other vets will replace those who originally participated. In this way, Standing Rock water protector camps will have a constant presence of veterans to help protect them as they face the Morton County law enforcement and their violent opposition to their prayers.  Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

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I was blessed to receive an interview with Doug Goodfeather during my time at Standing Rock located on the Sioux Indian Reservation in Cannonball, North Dakota.

My video was featured at WCMC Coop Veteran Doug Goodfeather on CodeTalkers Youtube

“Maybe my grandpa saved your grandpa  ”
During the war, the CIA chose Native Americans to transmit vital information using their native language. The structure and tonal qualities were almost impossible for non-Natives to learn. Code Talkers were used in every aspect of the Pacific operations”

“Since last April, the camp has grown from a handful of Sioux to an expansive community representing over 300 tribes and various nationalities from around the world. It has also gone from a place of celebration to a war zone, complete with LRAD, rubber bullets, mace, snipers, dog attacks, helicopter and plane harassment, percussion bombs, road blocks, illegal arrests, strip searches, destruction of possessions and sacred items, tazers in the face, emotional trauma, and something called an “Active Denial System,” a machine that operates like a giant microwave, heating the skin of the targeted human subjects One of the pieces is showcased in  WCMC Coop called the Lakota Prayer.”

I have also been blessed with one of my videos showcased on a FaceBook page called the BlackSnake. The name “blacksnake” is part of the history of natives cultures and the stories of their visions and the 7th Generation

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Sanctioned Actions of Prayer & Love at Turtle Island in North Dakota

There were three actions, one was an action at the “Bridge,” another at “Turtle Island” & “a drill,” in case the camp was invaded.

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The private security force, military & police were divided, there was only a small force at Turtle Island. The intent there was to put a small bridge across so people can cross the river, to pray in this sacred place. The military & police lacking the numbers at this sacred place, that looked like a large turtle, were threatening to use live ammo! It was authorized by the governor to do so, so it was their call. When I heard this, I knew that is where I was needed the most. Fully intending to be a shield, to protect the others, I was ready to die that day.

 

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Marihuana Tax Act 1937

THE MARIHUANA TAX ACT OF 1937Full Text of the Marihuana Tax Act as passed in 1937
Introduction (in italics) by David Solomon

The popular and therapeutic uses of hemp preparations are not categorically prohibited by the provisions of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. The apparent purpose of the Act is to levy a token tax of approximately one dollar on all buyers, sellers, importers, growers, physicians, veterinarians, and any other persons who deal in marijuana commercially, prescribe it professionally, or possess it.

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Penokee Hills Taconite Mine 2013

In Northern Wisconsin in 2013 we were faced with the biggest Taconite Mine to be built in the Penokee Hills. As a part of the fight agaisnt this atrocity to our water and lands.With the need to help and unable to travel and walk far, my body was simply limited at that time, due to my heart condition. I did work from home. Resource Gramma  activated! Continue reading Penokee Hills Taconite Mine 2013

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