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Another Ecologic Open Pit Mine Catastrophe Happened Yesterday in Brazil (January 25, 2019): Lessons for Starry-eyed Minnesotan Politicians and Investors who Have Been Bamboozled by PolyMet and Glencore and Other Foreign Mining Corporations

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Duty to Warn

 By Gary G. Kohls, MD – January 26, 2019

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A solemn message to the residents of Hoyt Lakes, Aurora, Meadowlands, Floodwood, Brookston, Cloquet, Scanlon, Carlton, Thomson, Wrenshall, Duluth, Superior WI, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada and most of all, Lake Superior, please seriously heed the warnings in the message below. 

Even state-of-the-art mine tailings ponds that use earthen dam walls (especially if they are intended to grow to become 250 feet tall like PolyMet’s!!) are subject to sudden, unexpected – and very catastrophic – breaches that could easily destroy for a generation every living thing in the watershed downstream. Even tributaries can be contaminated and even destroyed in the sudden deluge that can reverse the flow of the creeks temporarily. 

And be warned that foreign multinational mining corporations – just like every other profit-minded, multinational corporation that anybody can think of – has their profits as their number one goal; the long-term adverse environmental effects from their mining operations be damned!

Foreign multinational mining corporations have poisoned the environment – sometimes gradually, sometimes catastrophically – wherever on the planet they have extracted their minerals – NO EXCEPTIONS.

The giant multinational mining corporations Vale, BHP Billiton and Samarco (that have extensive operations in Brazil) have again demonstrated to the world why they can’t be trusted, for just yesterday (January 25, 2019) they have perpetrated another environmental catastrophe.

Read on and understand that similar disasters could (and probably will) happen downstream from the PolyMet/NorthMet/Glencore sulfuric acid-producing copper mine whose tailings pond dam is scheduled to rise to an eventually unstable height of 250 feet !!

Far more communities than the dozen towns named above could be devastated irreparably, despite what the starry-eyed and bamboozled (and/or paid off by political contributions) politicians like Senator Klobuchar, Senator Smith, US House member Stauber, ex-US House member Nolan, and practically every politician from either major political party that one can think of. The high potential for sudden environmental disasters similar to Samarco, Mount Polley (British Columbia) and now Brumadinho, Brazil (plus a hundred others since global mineral extractions by huge corporations began). 

“ALL tailings “ponds” are a problem. If they don’t breach and spill massive amounts of toxic sludge into the environment like at Mount Polley, they leach that contamination slowly, poisoning the waters and lands (and aquifers) around them for centuries.” — From: http://canadians.org/blog/update-mount-polley-mine-disaster-imperial-metals-and-government-focus-covering-instead.

Before reading further, click on https://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/attachments/St%20Louis%20River%20watershed%20map.pdf to examine what comprises the St Louis River watershed, considered sacred by our native American forerunners.

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5 Stories Americans Missed While Fighting Over A Viral Video That Has No Effect On Their Lives

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.

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An essentially pointless video of a white Catholic teen wearing a MAGA hat staring at a Native American veteran—who approached him—was at the forefront of every major news outlet this week. The video did not show a crime or government corruption, yet it was able to draw a line through this country on a massive scale. The video is being used by both sides of the political spectrum to paint the other side as monsters. Regardless of which “side” you take, however, the society as a whole will still lose.

The video only affected two people, Nick Sandmann and Nathan Phillip, yet the entire country—quite literally at the direction of mainstream media—allowed it to affect them. The media is getting so good a cutting the country in half on random issues that there is actually a term for it. Videos and instances like this are called a “scissor.”

As Ross Douthat recently pointed out, in a short story published last October, “Sort by Controversial,” Scott Alexander imagines a Silicon Valley company that accidentally comes up with an algorithm to generate what it calls a “Scissor.” The scissor is a statement, an idea or a scenario that’s somehow perfectly calibrated to tear people apart — not just by generating disagreement, but by generating total incredulity that somebody could possibly disagree with your interpretation of the controversy, followed by escalating fury and paranoia and polarization, until the debate seems like a completely existential, win-or-perish fight.

This win or perish fight has become the go to reaction for nearly every news story. Instead of critical thought on news articles, people simply build their defenses and prepare for war—actual truth be damned.

“OMG, the MAGA hat is literally a swastika! It represents everything wrong with society!” Or, “those stupid libtards are trying to ruin this country by preventing Trump from building that wall!” Meanwhile, both sides are missing the point. Their ridiculous infighting is keeping them distracted from actual issues that affect their lives. More

Five of the Most Important Stories the Establishment Media Ignored in 2018

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As the mainstream media pushed partisan divide to keep citizens fighting among each other, several major stories were deliberately swept under the rug.

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As the clock gets ready to hit midnight, rest assured that the information controllers within the mainstream media and the establishment are preparing an entire year’s worth of propaganda and misinformation to keep you in the dark about issues that really matter in 2019.

As divisive partisan rubbish filled the airways to keep Americans divided in 2018, many very important stories were buried under a sea of misinformation — much of which was likely deliberate.

The Free Thought Project has compiled a list of five of the biggest stories the mainstream media ignored or swept under the rug in 2018.

1. The Real Crimes of George H.W. Bush

Kicking off the list at number one is an issue that we watched play out all December long as flags across the country sat at half mass to honor war criminal and mass murder George H.W. Bush. Although countless hours of coverage were devoted to honoring Bush, not a single mainstream media outlet reported on his crimes during his presidency. More

FCC ABOUT TO END PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION IN AMERICA-ONLY 24 HOURS NOTICE TO RESPOND!

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Submitted by Rebecca Campbell
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On Friday, December 14th, 2018 between 2:15 pm and 3 pm, I will be interviewing Deborah Vinson (Director Thurston County Media, Olympia, WA), Jeffrey Hansell (Director, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA), Mary Cardova (Wisconsin Community Media, Madison, WI – see: https://wisconsincommunitymedia.com/advocacy/), Jay April (President and CEO Akaku Maui Community Media https://akaku.org/), and others on FCC plans to cut the funding for Public TV here in the United States.
 
Under proposed rules by Federal Communication Commissioners (FCC) Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, the FCC will allow corporations like Comcast and Verizon to deduct what is called “in kind” contributions for Public TV – these deductions will dramatically decrease the franchise fees now paid by Comcast, Verizon, and other companies for their access to public airwaves to broadcast their private television shows. The result will be the end of Public TV in the United States.
Comcast, Verizon, and other corporations want to shut down the monies for Public TV for several reasons: (a) they view Public TV as a “threat” – they want everyone to pay for TV, (b) Public TV can’t be controlled by the Cabal. If you care about Public TV, and want it to continue, please email or write the FCC at:
455 – 12th Street, SW, Washington D.C. 20544, or email them at: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings 
(1) Under “proceedings”, enter 05-311,
(2) Under “name of filer”, enter your name,
(3) Under “Type of Filing”, select “Reply Comments”,
(4) Enter your address, etc.
(5) Attach your comments in a scanned pdf file,
(6) Check “email confirmation”,
(7) Enter “Continue to Review Screen”,
(8), Enter “submit”.
Ajit Pai at the FCC has only given people until 11:59 pm on Friday, December 14th, 2018 to send in comments by email or by mail. So your comments must be received by midnight this Friday!
 
Please the FCC that: (a) you support Public TV and want it to continue, (b) you strongly dissaprove of FCC’s “MB 5-311” recommendations to give companies like Comcast and Verizon a deduction for “in-kind” contributions. All over the United States, Public TV stations relay upon the charitable contributions by people to maintain their stations. If big companies like Comcast and Verizon are allowed to deduct what they pay for the use of public airwaves by so called in kind contributions, Public TV will end in the United States.
Why should we subsidize Comcast and Verizon? Why should we let them destroy Public TV? Not one word of this has been in the mass media in the U.S., because ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and FOX all want to destory Public TV. Please also contact your local U.S. Senators and Repreentatives and let them know that we need to save Public TV!
As David Rockefeller said:
We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our (Bilderberger/Cabal secret) meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the lights of publicity during those years.But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to … (“democracy”) practiced in past centuries.”https://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/globalism/rockefeller.htm
I urge everyone reading this post to please contact the FCC and tell them of your opinion. The last time anyone tried to end Public TV in the U.S. was Richard Nixon in 1972 — we all know what happened to him. Perhaps it is time for FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly to be impeached (like Nixon was in 1972)? Their anti-democratic values certainly don’t resonate with most Americans.

CensorShop: Alive n’ Kickin’

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Chuck Frank

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     How did Silicon Valley and those rogue Hi Tech giants, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube become a De Facto media platform, yet, unrelated to news outlets which are either television, radio or
newspaper publishers?  Very interesting.

     The back story begins with those decades past and present college curriculum and indoctrination that has greatly affected many people including the CEO’s that are presently sitting  in Silicon Valley blocking or banning freedom of the press and the freedom of speech that actually began taking shape a few weeks after the 2016 Presidential election.  Yes, it is all documented.  The idea of targeting key words and phrases through censorship was born.  Major computer algorithm changes which were decided upon by top “biased” management teams were then put into place, thereby corrupting a fair and balanced online platform of ideas and ideologies that had previously been the cornerstone of free thought within the American Republic from its very Constitutional beginning.

      With that said, and the present fallout, the freedom of information has surely become compromised to the 10th degree and is being manipulated in a treasonous manner by the private sector, namely Silicon Valley.  Is this not what a tyrant does when they come into office in a hostile takeover?  They will stop at nothing to achieve their goals while lording their oppressive agenda over their adversaries. More

Food Crisis In The Making: Farm Bankruptcies Reach Horrifying Levels

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By Mac Slavo

We are amidst a food crisis.  Farms in the United States Midwest are filing for chapter 12 bankruptcy at an alarming rate.  And many are saying president Donald Trump’s trade war is taking the most blame.

We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so. The trade war was a bad idea and everyday average Americans are footing the bill for this asinine policy of tariffs.  Now, the food supply could be in jeopardy because of political posturing and that will not bode well for already cash-strapped American families.

A total of 84 farms in the upper Midwest filed for bankruptcy between July 2017 and June 2018, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That’s more than double the number of Chapter 12 filings during the same period in 2013 and 2014 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, reported Vox.

Farms that produce corn, soybeans, milk, and beef were all suffering due to low global demand and low prices before the trade war, according to economists, but president Trump’s trade war is making the problem even worse by exacerbating the weaknesses in the American economy. China has retaliated against the tariffs by slapping billions of dollars worth of tariffs on United States agriculture exports in response to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. Other countries, including Canada, have also added duties to US agriculture products in response to Trump’s tariffs on all imported steel and aluminum.

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Social Security: Call it What it is…Our Earned Retirement Program that We Funded Ourselves!

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A woman dies at age 65 before collecting one benefit check. She and her employer paid into the system for almost 50 years and she collected NOTHING. Keep in mind all the working people that die every year who were paying into the system and got nothing.

And these governmental morons mismanaged the money and stole from the system, so that it’s now going broke.
BEAUTIFUL! And they have the audacity to call today’s seniors “vultures” in an attempt to cover their ineptitude. DISGRACEFUL!

The real reason for renaming our Social Security payments is so the government can claim that all those social security recipients are receiving entitlements thus putting them in the same category as welfare, and food stamp recipients.
THIS IS WORTH THE FEW MINUTES IT TAKES TO READ AND DIGEST!
F.Y.I. By changing the name of SS contributions, it gives them a means to refute this program in the future. It’s free money for the government to spend under this guise.
The Social Security check is now (or soon will be) referred to as a Federal Benefit Payment ?
I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.

Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.”
This is NOT a benefit. It is OUR money , paid out of our earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too ! It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.(This should be enough for you to forward this message, If not read on.)

If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.
If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both you and your employers contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you’d have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved.

This is your personal investment. Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.

That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration. (Google it – it’s a fact). And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you’re 98 if you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did (or Lyndon Johnson).

They took our money and used it elsewhere. They “forgot”(oh yes, they knew) that it was OUR money they were taking. They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them … and they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed. And recently they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer. (Isn’t it funny that they NEVER say this about welfare payments?)
But is it our fault they misused our investments? And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a benefit, as if we never worked to earn every penny of it. This is stealing!

Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t mean that our investments were for charity!
Let’s take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government.
Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for the sake of the 92% of our population who need it.

Then call it what it is:


Our Earned Retirement Income .

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