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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 17, 2018.

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Feature Article | Obama Called Libya A Sh*t Show, Trump Called Haiti A Sh*thole, But The US Ensured Both Are True, Rachael Blevins, Free Thought Project / The Daily Sheeple 

  • http://www.thedailysheeple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/sht-show-696x366-e1515813335595.jpgU.S. foreign policy decisions in both Haiti and Libya have been far cruder than the comments made by Presidents Trump and Obama.
  • Related: Trump Isn’t Another Hitler. He’s Another Obama

Publisher's Choice | We Are Living Through the Moment When Women Unleash Decades of Pent-Up Anger, Katha Pollitt, the Nation

Let’s hope there’s no going back.

Of Special Interest | US Military and Intelligence Agencies Have Turned Over 1,800 Movies and TV Shows Into Pro-War Propaganda, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: “I Paid To See A Movie About Singing. I Got Ninety Minutes Of Pentagon Propaganda.”
  • It's a wonder we don't have to stand for the National Anthem before movies.
  • Part 2: Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War On Behalf Of The Pentagon, CIA, & NSA
  • US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows.

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Martin Luther King and Love * Help us spread a message of love this Valentine’s Day * Choose Love: Don’t Ever Let Fear Turn You Against Your Playful Heart * Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need


Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 1 of 5, John Fisher, Medium

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  • The Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 1: Depending on how you feel about Donald Trump and his approach to politics, either the worst or best is yet to come. Over time, Goldwater’s message and methods became mainstream, and with time, so will Trump’s.

From the Archives | Special Report: The Clintons, “We Came, We Stole, Haitians Died” Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

  • The Haitian people’s furious resistance to yet another fraudulent presidential election has scuttled U.S. plans to replace “Sweet Mickey” Martelly with another flunky named the “Banana Man.” The aborted fraud is a reminder that Secretary of State Clinton was an imperial bully who rigged the previous presidential election in Haiti and stole the country blind, along with her accomplice and husband, Bill. Those chickens may yet come home to roost.
  • “The discrediting of the elections would also reflect very badly on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.”
  • “Hillary and Bill were the Bonnie and Clyde of Haiti.”

Bloggers & Columnists | Gary Kohls, Caitlin Johnstone, Glen Ford





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Without Haiti, the United States Would, In Fact, Be a Shithole, Amy Wilentz, the Nation

And some other things about the country that Donald Trump doesn’t know and doesn’t care to know.
Related: From the Archives | Special Report:The Clintons, “We Came, We Stole, Haitians Died”

Government & Politics

Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: President’s New Budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality.
  • A massive increase in the military budget and war preparations comes at the expense of slashing all kinds of social programs.
  • Part 2: Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget
  • Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday, Feb 12.

Health, Science, & Environment


British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley, with Partial Timeline, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley
  • “ALL tailings "ponds" are problems."
  • Part 2: A Partial Timeline of the Aftermath of the Mount Polley disaster
  • Read this and weep – and then go to the streets!

Media & Technology

The Last Mass Shooting Story You'll See in Evergreene Digest, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: The Boston Globe Has The Last Mass Shooting Story You’re Likely To Need
  • It’s ready for the next massacre, and the one after that, and the one after that ...
  • Part 2: Evergreene Digest Will No Longer Cover Mass Shootings in the US
  • A Notice to our readers

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Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

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  • While undocumented immigrants and their allies continue to organize against the racist Trump administration and complicit Republican leaders, Democratic leaders, who depend on the Latina/o vote, have failed miserably.
  • Related: Make a Call for Dreamers

Alvaro Huerta, LA Progressive

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/INS%20Visa%20Approval%20Stamp_0.jpgJanuary 15, 2018 | Democratic leaders should unite and stand firm against President Donald J. Trump—“Racist-in-Chief” and “Hustler-in-Chief”—and the complicit Republican leaders on passing a clean DACA bill. A clean bill only focuses on DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which provides temporary protections from deportation and work permits for an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants. Trump announced the phase out of DACA on September 5, 2017, which former President Barack H. Obama—“Deporter-in-Chief”—implemented as an executive order on June 15, 2012.

As a manufactured crisis by Trump, unless Congress acts or the courts successfully intervene on behalf of immigrants, DACA will end on March 5, 2018, creating havoc for hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth. More specifically, if the xenophobic forces in the Trump administration and Congress prevail, the violent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents—la migra—will target the energetic, productive and hard-working youth with mass deportations.

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Make a Call for Dreamers, Indivisible Team

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  • Immigrant youth have waited too long for a permanent solution to the crisis created by Trump’s vicious deportation agenda. 122 Dreamers lose their protection every day. The time for hesitation is over.
  • See where your Senators stand and make a call to Senators who are voting to deport Dreamers.

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Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’; Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.

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  • Part 1: Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’.
    • “This is about us begging for our lives.”
  • Part 2: Parkland Students Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.
    • (Parkland students') rage is so … raw it might even effect change in this sick culture.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1: Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’.

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“This is about us begging for our lives,” Cameron Kasky, a junior at Stoneman Douglas, continued. “This isn’t about the GOP. This isn’t about the Democrats. This is about us creating a badge of shame for any politicians who are accepting money from the NRA and using us as collateral.”

Matt Shuham, Talking Points Memo (TPM)

February 18, 2018 | A group survivors of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida appeared on several nationally-broadcast talk shows Sunday with a message for lawmakers: “You’re either with us or against us.”

Those were the words of Cameron Kasky, a junior at Stoneman Douglas who told CNN’s Dana Bash (and several other anchors) that students nationwide would participant in a “March For Our Lives” on March 24th, with a goal of preventing mass shootings and placing a “badge of shame” on lawmakers who accept money from the National Rifle Association.

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Part 2: Parkland Students Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.

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Some of the Parkland students have been unusually vocal and blunt in their assessment of who's to blame for school massacres: Republicans who take money from and are enablers for the National Rifle Association. Their rage is so strong, so raw it might even effect change in this sick culture. Here they are this morning on CNN.

Scarce, Crooks and Liars

2/17/18 | Sitting down with CNN host Victor Blackwell, the five students who have started up a project called “Never Again MSD,” went right after GOP officials by name.

“Wednesday’s high school shooting has renewed the national conversation about gun control,” Blackwell began. “Now the president says he’s working with Congress on many fronts on this issue. In the meantime, some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they feel abandoned and have a message for D.C.. You said that the governor and Senator Rubio murdered 17 people — why?”

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The Last Mass Shooting Story You'll See in Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: The Boston Globe Has The Last Mass Shooting Story You’re Likely To Need
    • It’s ready for the next massacre, and the one after that, and the one after that ...
  • Part 2: Evergreene Digest Will No Longer Cover Mass Shootings in the US
    • A Notice to our readers

 

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Part 1: The Boston Globe Has The Last Mass Shooting Story You’re Likely To Need

It’s ready for the next massacre, and the one after that, and the one after that ...

Ryan Grenoble, Huff Post 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Boston%20Globe%20%7C%20What%20Will%20Happen%20Next.jpg02/16/2018 | They all play out the same way.

So much so that The Boston Globe went ahead and wrote its article for this school shooting ― and what seems to be an infinite number of other mass shootings to come ― in advance. 

It’s generic, yet exceedingly, tragically accurate. All we don’t know are “who, where, and how many.”

And it’s front page news.

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Part 2: Evergreene Digest Will No Longer Cover Mass Shootings in the US 

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A Notice to our readers

Dave Culver, Editor and Publisher, Evergreene Digest 

October 4, 2017 | Evergreene Digest <evergreenedigest.org> will no longer cover mass shootings in the US. That means we will no longer provide accounts, descriptions, visuals, comments, discussions, analysis, and suggestions for action from the most recent incident in Las Vegas, NV, and after.

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Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality

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  • Part 1: President’s New Budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality.
    • A massive increase in the military budget and war preparations comes at the expense of slashing all kinds of social programs.
  • Part 2: Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget
    • Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday, Feb 12.

 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1: President’s New Budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality.

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The President's budget is a reflection of the administration's priorities. And this administration and their GOP co-horts in Congress want to slash over a trillion dollars with cuts to programs for some of the nation's most vulnerable. A massive increase in the military budget and war preparations comes at the expense of slashing all kinds of social programs.

Robert Greenstein; Ryan Koronowski; Brett Samuels; Fred Kaplan, Portside

February 15, 2018 |

• Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision We Cannot Afford to Ignore - Robert Greenstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

• Trump’s budget cuts Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, breaking core campaign promise - Ryan Koronowski (Think Progress)

• The 22 agencies and programs Trump's budget would eliminate - Brett Samuels (The Hill)

• All Guns, No Butter - Trump’s budget is a return to the let-’er-rip era of defense spending - Fred Kaplan (Slate)

 

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Part 2: Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget

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Associated Press  / New York Times

February 12, 2018 | International Space Station

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and to have private businesses running the place instead.
Under Trump's 2019 proposed budget, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage commercial development.

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Special Project | A Valentine's Day Holiday Reader

 

Martin Luther King and Love * Help us spread a message of love this Valentine’s Day * Choose Love: Don’t Ever Let Fear Turn You Against Your Playful Heart * Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1- Martin Luther King and Love, Martin Luther King, Delancy Place

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/MLK%20Speaks%20to%20a%20Crowd.jpg1961 | from A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., edited by James M. Washington. Dr. King, as Gandhi before him, had advocated nonviolent protest -- but believed it was not enough merely to be nonviolent. For King, there was a higher standard, and that was that you must love the person who harms you. In the following excerpt, King was speaking in 1961 to white liberals from the "Fellowship of the Concerned" at their annual meeting. He knew that many among them objected to student "sit-ins" and "freedom rides" and preferred a more gradual approach -- in part because of the savage beatings being inflicted on them -- and that his task was to persuade these veteran white liberals to see the student movement as a natural outgrowth of their own work and his own teachings.

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Part 2- Help us spread a message of love this Valentine’s Day,  Jocelyn Sherman, United Farm Workers

February 12, 2018 | All of us recoil at the growing immigrant bashing that is becoming all too commonplace. This prejudice violates the core values of the farm worker movement. So we are proud to join in the national Valentine’s Day campaign #ToImmigrantsWithLove.
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Part 3- Choose Love: Don’t Ever Let Fear Turn You Against Your Playful Heart, Doug “Uncola” Lynn, Straight Line Logic

January 10, 2018 | The words in the title of this piece are not my own. Believe it or not, these are the words of actor and comedian, Jim Carrey, from the end of the video below.  It inspired this essay.
A moving article by Doug “Uncola” Lynn at 
theburningplatform.com:

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Part 4- Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need, Rao Musunuru, Tampa Bay (FL) Times

November 14, 2017 | How prominent, powerful, important and great do you think you are, and for that matter I am?

The universe we both live in is big, very big. It is 14 billion years old, made up of about 100 billion galaxies (clusters of stars). Each single galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars. Simply put, there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on any beach.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 10, 2018.

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Including links to over 750 websites and over 35 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Trashing the Planet For Profit by William Bowles, William Bowles, Investigating Imperialism / Dandelion Salad
 

  • https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5181/5626501347_3b338279c8_z.jpgWe refuse to accept responsibility for the state of the planet. Yes, ultimately, it’s the economic system, capitalism,  that’s doing the damage but surely it’s time we also accept responsibility for our role in maintaining an unsustainable economic system, a system that in the short term we all benefit from.
  • Related: Climate Denial Will Kill Us

Publisher's Choice | Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea as 'major event' to unify country, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea: report
  • A New York Times bombshell alleges the Pentagon fears Trump is trigger-happy.
  • Part 2: Trump says it will be hard to unify country without a ‘major event’.
  • “I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity,” Trump said.

Of Special Interest | Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’, and Yes, We Need To Talk About It, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War, And Yes, We Need To Talk About It
  • New McCarthyism Could Literally Kill Us All
  • Part 2: Vietnam and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’
  • Military planners have learned the wrong lessons from the Vietnam War, focusing on war’s “winnability” rather than questioning whether to engage in it all.

Series | Entire homelessness agency could be eliminated by Trump's budget cuts, Alastair Gee <>, Guardian

  • https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c3a026bc481d9cb6bbf92667a1bc6892ccf3c230/0_886_4243_2546/master/4243.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=532f9364c75511107f234869013a9298A homeless person sits near the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Shuttering the agency and cutting funds for low-income housing remind experts of Reagan’s deep spending cuts that ‘ushered in a new age of homelessness’
  • Related: When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 2 - The Trump presidency and Europe's dilemma, Antoine de Tarlé, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) 

  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Part 2: Trump's election has probably led to a permanent change in transatlantic relations. If the U.S. is missed in the international community, the loss may be felt in the leadership role it assumed, in spite of its flaws, fighting for human rights and the freedom of information.

Bloggers & Columnists | Paul Street, William Rivers Pitt, Caitlin Johnstone, Jim Hightower





All this and more in:

Books, Literature, & Ideas

Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy, Walter Williams, the Daily Signal / Intellectual Takeout 

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/voting.pngIs it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College?

Business

No, Big Corporations Shouldn’t Get Tax Breaks to Create Jobs, Jim Hightower

  • The breaks seldom pay for themselves — and put employees of local businesses out of work.
  • Related: Foxconn Comes to Wisconsin: A Bad Deal for Workers and the Environment

Critical Thinking

Quiz: Name the Logical Fallacy, Intellectual Takeout

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The Democrats’ False Choice, Robert Kuttner, Huff Post 

  • Democrats need to do more for downtrodden people of all races, including whites, and they need to be the party of justice for groups oppressed based on their race, gender, sexuality, national origin or immigrant status.
  • Related: Special Report | What Killed the Democratic Party

Government & Politics

Rand Paul and the Sleepover Shutdown: A Three-Act Farce, William Rivers Pitt, Truthout 

http://www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0209pitt.jpg Sen. Rand Paul, who made a move to block Thursday's budget deal, walks back to his office after a TV interview at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 8, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)
It was quite a morning, yeah? The federal government shut down, the Senate passed the budget bill, the House passed the Senate's bill, the Dreamers were abandoned and the Tea Party movement evaporated like a wholly unnoticed fart. Oh, and Rand Paul is a hypocritical tool. All in a day's work here in the dysfunction capital of the western world. What does all this mean for the future?

Health, Science, & Environment


Climate Denial Will Kill Us, Paul Street, Truthdig

It’s not too late to avert environmental catastrophe, but we must act fast or risk human extinction.
Related: 'All These Changes Do Affect Jobs and Affect People'

Labor

The Brutal Ways Trump and GOP Have Launched a Full-Out Assault on America's Poorest that Americans Won't Acknowledge, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

Part 1: The Brutal Reality of Being Poor in America the Super-Rich Won't Acknowledge
Poverty can cost a fortune in the U.S.
Part 2: 4 Ways Trump and GOP Have Launched a Full-Out Assault on America's Poorest
Republican policies seek to punish poor Americans.

Youth, Education, & Children

Really American | No $ No Food!

Don't you think it's disgraceful for schools to treat their children this way?





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British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley, with Partial Timeline

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  • Part 1: British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley
    • “ALL tailings "ponds" are problems."
  • Part 2: A Partial Timeline of the Aftermath of the Mount Polley disaster
    • Read this and weep – and then go to the streets!

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Part 1: British Columbia’s Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 at Mt. Polley

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The birds-eye view of the mouth of Hazeltine Creek (now 120-150 feet wide) as it enters into Quesnel Lake, the previously deepest, purest lake in British Columbia and a famous trout and salmon fishery that was irretrevably damaged on August 5, 2014, when 24,000,000 cubic meters of toxic sludge breached the upstream Mt Polley mine’s tailings dam and exploded downstream. The tan material in the photo represents millions of floating dead trees that were swept away in the massive flood.

  • Northern Minnesota’s Equally Flawed PolyMet Tailings Lagoon and the Lethal Risks to the St Louis River Watershed (and Lake Superior)
  • ”Environment Canada reported that the metallic contaminants that had been dumped in the Mt Polley tailings pond included these hazardous metals: Lead, Arsenic, Nickel, Zinc, Cadmium, Vanadium, Antimony, Manganese and Mercury.” 
  • “ALL tailings "ponds" are problems. 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 around them.” 

Gary Kohls, Duty to Warn

1-31-17 | Last year, the Duluth News-Tribune published a Local News article with the title “EPA signals its support for final PolyMet review”.
 
The article ended with what I regard as an intentionally deceptive and woefully insufficient sentence from the DNT journalist: “Critics say the project is likely to taint downstream waters with acidic runoff.”

Gary Kohls writes a weekly column, Duty to Warn,  for the Duluth Reader, the area’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drugging and over-vaccination regimens, and other movements that threaten the environment, prosperity, democracy, civility and the health and longevity of the populace.

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Part 2: A Partial Timeline of the Aftermath of the Mount Polley disaster

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Read this and weep – and then go to the streets!

Gary Kohls, Duty to Warn

Feb 11, 2018 | Before reading the timeline of the aftermath of the Mt Polley disaster, please go to the following site where there are a number of photos of the consequences of the breach of the lagoon dam (which was 130 feet tall) when a portion of it dissolved and failed.
 
The remains of the state-of-the-art tailings ”pond” at Mount Polley still holds 80% of the original toxic waste from the massive, adjacent open pit copper mine. “Only” 24 million cubic meters of the sludge (only 20%) was discharged over the few hours of the dam failure.
 
Gary Kohls writes a weekly column, Duty to Warn,  for the Duluth Reader, the area’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drugging and over-vaccination regimens, and other movements that threaten the environment, prosperity, democracy, civility and the health and longevity of the populace.

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