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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A snow-job.

I just got back from the Annual Meeting of the Roseau Electric Co-operative up here in northern Minnesota.

What a fiasco.

Nothing but a snow-job from a bunch of corporate lackeys trying to explain why our electric bills have more than doubled in the last three years as they attempted to explain the price increase away on government ordered environmental protections when we could be getting clean, green hydro-produced electricity from the provincially (government) owned Manitoba Hydro.

Instead the members of the board of the Roseau Electric Co-op (actually nothing but the good old boys club [not a single woman or person of color on the board]) entered into a dirty deal (literally a dirty deal in more ways than one) with Minkota Power which is making a whole bunch of wealthy people even richer operating one of the dirtiest coal-burning electric producing plants in the world polluting our air, water and land transmitting the power back to us on government subsidized lines and distribution centers when Manitoba Hydro has lines running right through our area. These idiots tied our rural electric co-op into a fifty year deal buying this dirty, high-priced electricity from Minkota when Manitoba Hydro could supply us with all the power our community will ever need. Talk about stupidity. And then these morons have the audacity to stand in front of four-hundred people to tell us we should join with the high-priced lobbyist they hired to try to convince the politicians that global warming is a liberal hoax.

Many people are still paying off electric bills they had to put on their credit cards from two-years ago.


It won't be very long before many people won't be able to afford electricity.