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Minnesota taxpayer rights are under assault./Bag the Ban

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Minnesota taxpayer rights are under assault.

In what will be a precedent-setting move for the entire state, Minneapolis is scheduled to pass an illegal tax this Friday that blatantly violates the spirit of Minnesota’s taxpayer protection laws. If they succeed, there will be a domino effect and other cities will use the same playbook to impose higher taxes and institute corporate welfare without giving taxpayers a say in the matter.

It’s not supposed to be easy to raise taxes on the people of Minnesota. State law goes so far as to require a vote of the people before any new sales taxes can be passed. But Minneapolis is going out of its way to dodge similar accountability.

By calling their 5-cent grocery bag tax a “pass-through charge,” and funneling the money straight to corporate retailers instead of a public purpose, Minneapolis City Councilmembers think they can avoid triggering state taxpayer protections.

We cannot let this happen. That’s why we’ve put together a petition to alert Minnesota elected officials to what’s going on in Minneapolis and to urge them to stop this outrageous policy before taxpayer protections are eroded throughout our state.

Minneapolis does not need more taxes and government control. What our state needs is more accountability to taxpayers.

Click here to sign the petition and fight back against higher taxes and corporate giveaways.

Thanks,
Bag the Ban

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Briefs Reveal More Shocking Behavior in Rucki Case.

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In separate response briefs to pro se attorneys, the Dakota County Prosecutor’s Office has acknowledged jury tampering, misdirected an allegation of witness tampering, and refused to respond to address all allegations of judicial misconduct in the Rucki case.

The briefs from Dakota County Prosecutor James Backstrom were in response to briefs filed by Dede Evavold and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, both representing themselves.

Evavold has been representing herself after the state ruled her too well off to receive an attorney while Grazzini-Rucki was represented but was so disgusted by her attorney’s brief that she filed one on her own.

Her attorney, Steven Russett, who was provided by the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender’s Office, did not respond to an email and voicemail for comment.

In the most startling admission, the prosecutors acknowledge- responding to Grazzini-Rucki- that a reporter approached the jury while they were in a common area during a lunch break and asked if any wanted to be interviewed when the trial ended.

The reporter’s name is Laura Adelmann, who works for the Sun Current, the hometown newspaper of Lakeville, Minnesota, where the Rucki’s live. “There was one occasion during trial in which it was it was reported to Judge Asphaug that a reporter (I.E. Laura Adelmann) had approached the jurors while they were eating in the common area of the courthouse and asked if she could interview them after the trial was over.” Backstrom’s brief stated.

This incident occurred on Friday July 18, 2016, while the trial was ongoing, and on Monday July 21, 2016, Judge Asphaug issued this statement to the court gallery. More

Minnesota’s Environment….what government doesn’t tell you about the effects of mining

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Minnesota’s Environment

Sulfide mining produces toxic waste that could irreversibly damage Minnesota’s fragile lakes, rivers and natural resources.

This is not our grandparents’ iron mining — sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota. While iron mines have significant environmental challenges of their own, the sulfuric acid that is produced with sulfide mining makes it particularly difficult to avoid polluting nearby lakes, streams and ground water.

Acid Mine Drainage

When water and air mix with the waste from iron mining, rust is produced. But when the same process happens with sulfide mining, sulfuric acid is created. When this acid dissolves rock and leaches out toxic heavy metals, the substance is commonly called “Acid Mine Drainage.”

When water and air mix with iron mining waste, you get rust. With sulfide mining, sulfuric acid is produced.

Acid Mine Drainage has devastated water bodies in many states where this type of mining has occurred. It kills fish, wildlife and plants, leaving lakes, rivers and streams devoid of most living creatures.

Effects on people, water and wildlife

Humans
Mining by-products such as arsenic, manganese and thallium, have been shown in high levels to increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses in humans. Because mining takes place below the water table, it’s easy for contamination to leach out of the mine into groundwater, threatening drinking water supplies and health. More about risks to human health… More

The sovereign citizen movement and ideology is now being enforced within the courts of Minnesota and its federal courts!

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It is best to hear it from their own mouth:

Published on 10-20-2016 by The American Herald International Public Notice

The Government of The United States of America is now accusing Minnesota for violations of Human Rights and charges are expected to be file within the Human Rights Tribunal as early as today.

Allegedly, Minnesota nor any of the other 49 states can prove that their union is legal that was created after the civil war. This means that the states are notwithstanding on anything they are doing under any compact agreements that have been made. The Compact Agreements made by and between the states are not regulated in anyway by anyone. More

An Open Letter to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota EPA, the PCA, the DNR and Every Thinking Minnesota Citizen:

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD

 

PolyMet and the Rest of the Copper/Nickel Mining Industry are Lying to Us About the Safety of its Proposed Operations in NE Minnesota
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Attention: Governor Dayton (and your staff):

Knowing your innate sense of fairness and your sincere desire to do the right thing for the people of Minnesota, please take a few minutes (disregarding all the corporate lobbyists that are bugging you 24/7) and read the following items. Be sure to view a couple of the short videos.

It has been slightly over a year since North America’s worst mining waste disaster occurred at Mount Polley, British Columbia.

It was on August 4, 2014 that the Imperial Metals mine had its massive tailings dam burst, polluting aquifers, many streams and lakes and ultimately the migratory Sockeye salmon-bearing Fraser River, the longest river in British Columbia. The Fraser flows for 854 miles emptying into the Georgia Strait and the Pacific Ocean at the city of Vancouver.

Typical for such catastrophic mining industry failures, the Harper government of Canada tried to cover up the disaster and most of us on either side of the border were made unaware of the event. Thus, this disaster was censored out of both Canadian and American consciousness by a co-opted media that utterly failed to adequately report on it.

Immediately below are the links to two dramatic videos that were readily available to news agencies, but which were essentially not reported on, published or shown on the evening news of either local or mainstream media outlets (including Duluth’s own WDIO-TV, which has regular promotional blurbs for the mining industry on its evening newscasts).
Imperial Metals of Vancouver admitted that they had been dumping the following toxic metals into the Mount Polley slurry (aka “slime”) pond in the years leading up to the failure of the earthen dam. The list of toxic substances immediately below is taken from Environment Canada’s website

The list of metallic contaminants that were dumped in the tailings pond includes: Lead, Arsenic, Nickel, Zinc, Cadmium, Vanadium, Antimony, Manganese, and Mercury.

These 9 heavy metal contaminants in the slurry at Mount Polley are highly toxic and have no safe levels in drinking water or in the human or animal body. They are also lethal to plant life.
Imperial Metals also admitted to dumping the somewhat less toxic minerals into the tailings pond. That group included Zinc, Cobalt, Copper, Phosphorus and Selenium, minerals can be beneficial to living organisms, but only in nano- or micro- concentrations. All five are toxic in large concentrations.

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Call Governor Dayton: PolyMet would do more harm than good

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mining-truth-bannerYou’ve objected to PolyMet’s mine plan with regulators, now call Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and tell him that MiningTruth_SulfideAd2_300x250-20151105PolyMet’s proposed sulfide mine would do more harm than good.

Governor Dayton says he will make the final decision on whether to grant PolyMet a permit, and that it will be the most momentous and difficult decision he’ll make as Governor. We agree. That’s why it’s so important that you call and tell him how you feel about PolyMet’s sulfide mine proposal.

Call him right now at 800-657-3717 FREE. You can leave a message 24 hours a day.

Be sure to tell Governor Dayton that you’re concerned about the PolyMet sulfide mine proposal and tell him why you care. The most important thing is for you to pick up the phone and tell the Governor what you think – it doesn’t need to be perfect. Not sure what to say? Here’s a sample of a brief message:

My name is ____________ and I live in (city). I’m calling because I’m concerned about the impact that PolyMet’s proposed sulfide mine would have on Minnesota’s water. I think PolyMet would do more harm than good. Pollution from PolyMet threatens our clean water quality legacy and would pollute water for hundreds of years after the mine has closed. I think that’s a bad deal for Minnesotans. Thank you Governor Dayton for taking responsibility for making this decision – please put Minnesota’s water first when deciding on PolyMet.

The phone number is 800-657-3717 FREE. When you’re done, would you share this with your friends and family on social media? Use the share buttons below to get the momentum going.

By speaking up, we’ll protect Minnesota’s clean water from PolyMet’s pollution. Thanks again for taking action!

MINING TRUTH

Why Minnesota Governors Ramsey and Sibley Should be Posthumously Tried for Crimes Against Humanity

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Duty to Warn

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And Why First Nations People Regard Thanksgiving Day as a National Day of Mourning

Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in a National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.” Text of a plaque on Cole’s Hill, overlooking Plymouth Rock

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“The Sioux Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever beyond the borders of the state.” – Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey

Gov. Ramsey’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – November 3, 1862

“WHEREAS, it is meet and in accordance with good and cherished custom of our fathers worthy to be “a statute forever in all our dwellings,” that the people “when they have gathered the fruit of the land,” should “keep a feast unto the Lord,” in commemoration of His goodness, and by a public act of Christian indainworship, acknowledge their dependence as a community upon Him in whose hands the kingdoms of the earth are but as dust in the balance.

“Therefore I, Alexander Ramsey, Governor of the State of Minnesota, do hereby set apart the twenty-seventh day of the present month of November, as a Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God for his wonderful mercy towards us–for all the good gifts of His providence–for health and restored domestic peace–and the measure of general prosperity which we enjoy.

“Especially let us recognize His mercy in that He has delivered our borders from the savage enemies who rose up against us, and cast them into the pit they had privily dug for us; that our friends have been rescued from the horrors of captivity, and that our homes and household treasures are now safe from the violence of Indian robbers and assassins.

“And let us praise Him for the continued preservation of the Government of our Fathers, from the assaults of traitors and rebels; for the sublime spirit of patriotism, and courage, and constancy with which He has filled the hearts of its defenders; for the victories won by the valor of our troops; for the glorious share of Minnesota in the struggles and triumphs of the Union cause; for the safety of her sons who have passed through the fire of battle unscathed, and the honorable fame of the gallant dead; for the alacrity and devotion with which our citizens have rushed from their unharvested fields to the standard of the nation; and, above all, for the assurance that their toils, and perils, and wounds, and self-devotion, are not in vain; for the tokens, now manifest, of His will, that, through the blood and sweat of suffering and sacrifice, the nation is to be saved from its great calamity, and the great crime of which it is at once the effect and punishment; and that behind the thunders, and lightnings, and clouds of the tempest, the awful form of Jehovah is visible, descending in fire upon the mount, to renew the broken tablets of the Constitution, and proclaim FREEDOM as the condition and the law of a restored and regenerated Union.

“Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at the City of St. Paul, this third day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two”.

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Minnesota: MDH to add more deadly vaccines to childhood burden

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Minnesota Department of Health is attempting to by-pass public hearings under the assumption that no giving_babies_drugs-18540one is watching and no one cares…..to increase the  number of types of childhood vaccines mandated for pre-school through secondary education.  Many of the child hood vaccines are made from aborted fetal tissue and may be linked to autism.  One jab of the needle and your infant or small child can have as many as one million strands of someone else’s, or several someone else’s DNA.  Also, there is a difference between efficacy and efficiency.  Efficacy simply means that the probability of a benefit to individuals in a defined population from a medical technology applied for a given medical problem under ideal conditions of use is possible, not proven or conclusive; simply assumed to be so.

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Minnesota CCHC fighting back against Obamacare

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CCHC ALERT!
 
 
Citizens’ Council on Health Care
http://www.healthcarefreedom.us

PLEASE ASK PAWLENTY FOR VETO!

We’d like to again ask you to contact Governor Tim Pawlenty very quickly and ask for a veto.

Unfortunately, the Governor and the legislature agreed to implement portions of ObamaCare through HF 1, the 11th-hour bill officially called the Supplemental Budget Bill. They were just passed by the legislature a little more than an hour ago.

Please call 651-296-3391 AND send email to:  tim.pawlenty@state.mn.us

First, HF1, the 247-page Supplemental Budget bill makes the ObamaCare-funded Medicaid expansion State law (although it’s up to the next Governor to decide if he or she wants to implement it). If implemented the State must pay $1 for every $7 sent from the feds until the federal money goes away. Then the State is responsible hook, line and sinker.  Second,

there are several other parts of ObamaCare that become state law as well if the bill is signed into law.

ObamaCare Provisions Included in HF 1, the Supplemental Budget Bill:

  • placement of ObamaCare-enabled early expansion of Medicaid into Minnesota law
  • Government becomes primary seller of health insurance through establishment of a federally-approved State health insurance exchange (which we defeated with your help in 2007 and 2008)
  • Implementation of a federal high-risk insurance pool in Minnesota
  • Establishment of a State health care reform task force to implement ObamaCare in Minnesota
  • Authority to secure federal dollars to implement ObamaCare controls over medical decisions.

In addition, the bill also establishes a State government database of every person with a traumatic injury, and authorizes the Minnesota Department of Health to conduct surveillance and build databases on mothers and babies in birth centers without the knowledge or consent of parents. More

Protest the DFL Plans to Make ObamaCare Law in Minnesota!

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LET’S PACK THE HEARING ROOM!

Protest the DFL Plans to Make ObamaCare Law in Minnesota!

TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Please show up, stand up and speak up!

DATE:     TUESDAY, April 6, 2010

TIME:     3:00 PM (ARRIVE AT THE ROOM AT LEAST 15-30 min early so you don’t miss a thing – or your sticker) The hearing will likely last 1.5 – 2 hours.

TELEVISED: Just in. The hearing will be televised. For those who cannot join us, watch it on the Minnesota legislative channel (check your local listing; Channel 17 in the metro). You can also watch it online here. Prepare to watch and email these legislators comments during the hearing…or to call their offices with comments! (rep.firstname.lastname@house.mn)

FINDING CCHC: We know that we may not know each other’s faces, so, to find us and get your sticker, please look for people handing out anti-ObamaCare stickers to wear – either in the room, or outside of the room. OR…look for people that are already wearing the stickers and let them point you to us. More

Minnesota petition against conforming Minnesota Law to Obamacare

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I OPPOSE CONFORMING MINNESOTA LAW TO OBAMACARE!  This petition is attached below.  More

Minnesota fighting to stop drivers licenses for illegal immigrants

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STOP HF1718 A bill that will allow illegal aliens to obtain a Minnesota Drivers License.
 Click  here for updates……..
 
UPDATE – the second meeting was held Thursday at 4:30 pm
I called today and was told that the results from this meeting were to lay this bill over
and attempt to pass it by including it in the Transportation and Finance Omnibus Bill.
The meeting for the Omnibus Bill is tentatively scheduled for this coming 
Thursday March 25th.   More

Minnesota Sovereignty Project

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http://www.mnsovereignty.org/

The Minnesota House introduced legislation, House File 997 and 998, on February 19th, 2009 to re-assert our State Sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This legislation got ignored and died in committee. We will be making another attempt to get this legislation signed into law during the 2010 legislative session. We are asking for your support to call, email or contact your State Representatives in person and insist they support this legislation!

The Constitution applies to the federal government.  Its sole purpose was to spell out what the government can do. The key principle of the Constitution is quite simple: positive grant.

Unfortunately, this is not a phrase that many of us hear in daily banter these days. But, it’s not a complicated principle at all. What it means is this – the US federal government is authorized to exercise only those powers which are specifically given to it in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. Nothing more, and nothing less.

The following is the list of current Minnesota State Representatives. Those indicated as HOUSE AUTHOR have chosen to HONOR their oath of office taken in January 2009 to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and allow “We the People” to regain our sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. The remaining State Representatives have chosen not to honor their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution!

This substantive information is given to help people make choices at the voting booths for Public Servants that will support and defend the Constitution, including the Tenth Amendment! 

link here: Contact list for Minnesota House

Minnesota “Declaration of Health Care Independence”

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Twila Brase CCHC twila@cchconline.org

DATE: TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 2, 2010
CAUCUS START TIME:
  7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Find Yours!

Suggested Resolutions for Minnesota GOP & DFL Caucuses:

Also, ask your neighbors to sign the DECLARATION OF HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE!
Be it Resolved that the Minnesota Constitution be amended to include the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Amendment, including the freedom not to purchase health insurance and the freedom to pay directly for medical care.
RESOLUTION 1:

  • Whereas, medical privacy is an ethical and constitutional issue, and
  • Whereas, the 2008 bipartisan agreement on health care reform announced from the Governor’s office requires health insurance companies and other third-party payers, to report private patient data to the Minnesota Department of Health (Minn.Stat. 62U.04), and
  • Whereas, the data collection began July 6, 2009, and
  • Whereas, the Minnesota Department of Health has a $1.2 million contract with the Maine Health Information Center to collect and analyze the data, and
  • Whereas, the 3-year cost of the data system is nearly $5 million, which does not include an extension of the MHIC contract after the first 18 months, and
  • Whereas, patient consent is not required for the sharing of private data, and
  • Whereas, the data may be used by government to penalize physicians and influence medical treatment
    decisions,


Be it Resolved that the 2008 patient ‘Encounter Data’ law be repealed. More

RFID Bling For Bovines – Just In Time For The New Year

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by: Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2009

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, something comes along that makes you say “Hm. I just wonder”.

While surfing around the UHF-RFID livestock world, I came across a new and snazzy tag. Trust me folks – you want to pass on this one.

While a cutie-wootie-slick-forward-looking tag can be an extra bonus in selling (riigghhtt) – this one has the stink of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) plastered all over it. Why would one think that? Here we go (links are provided at conclusion for ease of  review):

USDA approves eTattoo from Eriginate as First Official UHF Identification Device (1) That headline should cause one to wonder and the opening comment begs for investigation:

“Eriginate Corporation announced today the approval of its eTattoo tag by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The approval marks the first ultra-high radio frequency identification tag (UHF RFID) and the first non-low frequency tag (LF) to be approved for use with the “840” Animal Identification Number (AIN)”

Just whom is on the board of this  “Eriginate”? (2)

Why surprise surprise the Director is one Mr. Doran Junek. As his bio (3) clearly states, he has all the bells and whistles required to position this firm for the first “approved” eTattoo:

Lobbying responsibilities – check
Member of the Bovine Species Working Group for NAIS – check
Affiliation (past or present?) with Cargill – Check
“Key industry Contacts” – Check

…but that’s just my opinion.

Of course as “Advisors” (4) go, the most interesting could be Gerardo Flores of famed NASA affiliation. Nah. While his specialty could ensure that once we go “solar system wide” the critters could be properly traced, that’s a few years in the future, so lets see….here’s an interesting character. More

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