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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...

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...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hearing tonight in Duluth...

Hearing tonite...

I don't really see what the big deal is. So some mining companies want to dig a couple more holes in the ground. Big deal.

For over 100 years mining has been going on in Minnesota. No problems at all. People get their pay-checks and what pensions the mining companies decide to honor. There is a cancer cluster but it could be worse.

The mining companies bribe the politicians so they can abscond with the profits leaving behind massive poverty, pits and pollution.

It is called: Appalachia North... or, the Iron Range.

This has worked out good for everyone; why change things now?

Please, people... just learn to sit quietly, listen and suck in the lies from the mining companies and the politicians--- be nice! Minnesota Nice.

Be civil.

Being civil means holding your hat in your hands and keeping your mouth shut.

Come on, really. Listen to what the head of the Minnesota DNR has to say... he just wants Ducks Unlimited to end up with a new duck pond.

Come out to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) and tell the DNR what you think about PolyMet's mine plan.

Every time you hear the words "jobs, jobs, jobs" applaud loudly with the people the Chamber of Commerce is busing in.

Don't ask any questions about what happened to the pensions of workers employed by LTV or National Steel... this is past history; let bygones be bygones. Don't use the word "swindle" in relation to pensions because this would be a violation of ethical and civil conduct on the part of citizens towards mining company bribed politicians and public servants.

Leave babies at home; no crying or public breast-feeding allowed.

5:00 p.m. - open house
6:45 - 10:00 p.m. formal presentation and public comment period

The DNR has reserved the City Side Convention Center in its entirety for the public hearing. The Open House will be held in a number of spaces, and the public meeting will be held in the Lake Superior Ballroom on the 2nd floor.

Room 202 in the Harbor Side Convention Center is reserved by a number of groups to provide a space for conversation, coffee and to be a home base. Room 202 is about a 5 minute walk from the Lake Superior Ballroom on the Skywalk. You can find a map of the DECC at