A wise old Lakota-Sioux Woman

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The old photo to your left is an important one:Chief's Red Cloud and Sitting Bull. (Update: a fellow blogger notified me and corrected the Warrior next to Red Cloud is American Horse. Also see picture of American Horse in full headress at bottom of this blog) I'm a Lakota-Sioux ,born and raised in Central Wyoming on the Arapho/ Shoshone Rez. My wisdom comes from the school of hard knocks,and the paths I choose to take. Along with the advice and stories from my elders, my road has lead me here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Taxing the coal industry

Share/Save/Bookmark When a president talks about taxing the rich and taxing businesses there is a price to be paid and this is an example of what begins to happen when you go too far. Oil and energy companies are beginning to make plans to move….. to Switzerland, and the reason is they want to avoid President Obama’s assault on their companies.
[This is in part a post from 'America's Watchtower']

That hasn’t stopped McCain from going after the coal on the Navajo Reservation. He’s trying to take the “Bennett Freeze” amendant off the books in Congress,so he can force the relocation of the Navajo people, AGAIN! He has already forced 12,000 of them and relocated them in the radioactive contaminated aftermath of his partners in crime, the Peabody mining company, who are operating 24/7. They have bulldozed ancient sites, burial grounds,homes that are decades old. The dust that has been created is filling the Grand Canyon so that it is effecting visablity for the tourist industry. They are violating eco laws with all the mess that they have created. McCain is in a hurry all of the sudden, is it because Obama is gonna stick it to the coal industry? or is it they are running out of coal to mine and they need these poor people relocated to get at the remaining coal the area has to offer? Somethings made them to suddenly get the move on.
Or is Obama in on this too? I wonder where the Peabody Mining Company(the largest mining company in the world) is based out of, I’m sure it’s overseas. And I don’t trust McCain and his wife either.I wonder where they moved their many millions also. I'm not against coal mining, as long as it doesn't step on peoples toes, as they did on the Navajo Reservation. If you read Peabody's site, they clean up after they are through. They say they haven't operated the Arizona mine since 2005. I'd think they would have completed the cleanup of the toxic waste that still sits upon the land, the contaminated ground water and the drinking water, the desert plants that they destroyed that grew on the Navajo Rez and nowhere else in the world. Did they rebuild all the sacred sites and ancient burial grounds they bulldozed over? Last looked they had done a poor job on the biggest hazardous/radioactive spill in the world that they have hush-hushed up.
Thats my rant on the subject for some time now.They paid these people pennies on the dollar for the coal they took, and left them nothing but disaster of their reservation. Cancer, kidney disease, deformed babies. I seen a chart that the USAF did that showed wll the contamination left by these people. This land is unusable and deemed unfit to live on. Thank you McCain and various other Senator friends that pushed all the necessary requirements to destroy these people's lives!

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