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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mohawk Nation News: US Debt Ceiling is Old Ponzi Scam


Mohawk Nation News

MNN.  August 1, 2011.  The European invaders to Onowaregeh/Great Turtle Island set up a huge criminal organization. Their bottom line is profit. They used the Ponzi scam to help themselves to our land and resources as if we didn’t exist.  

Europeans oligarchs and bankers lent money to their friends and companies to exploit us.  For the other invaders, a lifetime of servitude and interest payments was created to last forever.    

The“debt ceiling” is the legal limit on how much money the banks can print and give to the government to pay its bills and investors. 

The US has decided to sell more bonds to make payments to their investor buddies. 

The citizens are obliged to pay higher taxes to pay off these loans, while government services and programs are cut. 

40%of US $14 trillion spending comes from foreign governments, investors and bond holders.  Interest is due on August 2nd.  If the US can’t borrow, it can’t pay these loans.   

The rich controllers of the politicians don’t pay taxes.  Many put their money in non-taxable offshore accounts.  President Obama is threatening to tax them.  One Swiss bank has moved all its assets to avoid giving him any information.      

A Ponzi-like investment swindle runs the US. Debts are created by printing money and selling bonds.       

Investors are lured with wild promises of fast returns. More money is borrowed from new people.  Early investors are paid from later ones to create the illusion of profit. No work, products or profits are created. It falls apart when it’simpossible to keep recruiting enough new people to keep it going.     

Also, it collapses when the total investment is less than the total payments to all the investors.  Some promoters vanish with the money. Politicians fill their pockets and then disappear after an election.  Then new faces appear on the scene. The rich are leaving to avoid taxes and for greener pastures.   

The scammers don’t pay out much.  They post statements showing some confusing earnings.  They try to keep investors from cashing out by offering new promises of higher returns.  The few who withdraw are paid promptly to give the illusion that the fund is legitimate. 

Abank run happens when there is a sharp decline in the economy.   

Today the US borrows 40% of its spending from US private investors, EU, China, Japan,OPEC, Pension funds.  Interest payments come first or US credit rating goes down.   

China bought over $1 trillion interest bearing US bonds.  If they cashed in, US credit would freeze, capital would be removed from the system, prices would increase, businesses would go bankrupt and jobs would be eliminated.  The government passes the buck by borrowing, raising taxes, weakening the dollar and cutting back government services.

Private bankers and foreign investors control the US and could put it out of business.  There are no plans to reduce the debt.  It will be passed to the next president or taxpayers to pay off for generations to come.

Foreigner shave long taken our resources without our consent or benefit to us. Indigenous everywhere are resisting. Now the US has to find other countries to undermine to pay its investors. The world market place is getting riskier. If the US can’t borrow, it can’t pay its loans.  It will eventually default. 

Could they be planning to clear out of here? The Ponzi scam is running out of suckers and could be collapsing.  Creating worthless money backed by military might to steal other peoples’ resources is coming to an end.   

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ACTION ALERT: Snowbowl Arizona Aug. 4--9, 2011

San Francisco Peaks destruction for sewage water pipeline
News advisory
(928) 600-0856

Week of Action Planned to Address Sacred Site Desecration
'Protect the Peaks' Events to be Held in Flagstaff, Arizona

Press statement

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – From August 4-9, 2011 events will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona to protest Snowbowl ski area and the Obama administration's US Forest Service sanctioned desecration of the holy San Francisco Peaks.

On May 25th 2011, authorized by the US Forest Service, owners of Arizona Snowbowl began further destruction and desecration of the Holy San Francisco Peaks. Since then Snowbowl’s hired work crews have laid over 5 miles of the planned 14.8 mile wastewater pipeline. They have cut a six foot wide and eight foot deep gash into the Holy Mountain.  Snowbowl is currently in the process of clear-cutting more than 30,000 trees and burning slash-piles. 

Although a current legal battle is under appeal, Snowbowl owners have chosen to undermine judicial process by rushing to construct the pipeline.

Encampments have been established on the holy Mountain in protest of the destruction and desecration.

 Events Schedule: August 4-9, 2011

Thurs. 4th - BANNER MAKING - 5:30PM
At Taala Hooghan Infoshop - 1704 N 2nd St.

Fri. 5th - AWARENESS MARCH - 5:30PM
Meet at Heritage Square downtown Flagstaff. We will walk through downtown and hand out flyers.

Organized by Youth of the Peaks. Pray where you are.
A gathering will also be held near Snowbowl parking lot by Humphrey‘s Trail at 11AM.
Sun. 7th - MARCH FOR THE PEAKS! - 12:30PM
Meet and start in Wheeler Park downtown Flagstaff, AZ. Bring banners and signs.

Mon. 8th - RALLY AT USFS OFFICE! - 12:30pm
At Coconino Forest Service Office - 1824 S. Thompson St. Flagstaff, AZ (Near AZ Daily Sun off of Old Rt. 66)  Come on your lunch hour.  Bring banners and signs. 

504 E Butler Avenue (across from New Frontiers)

Meet at Flagstaff City Hall on Rt 66 side.  Bring banners and signs, drums and song.

Background:   For more than a dozen years Indigenous Nations, environmental activists, and concerned community members have worked together to protect the holy site and surrounding area from further ecological destruction, public health threats, and spiritual desecration.
Arizona Snowbowl's development plans include clear-cutting 74 acres of rare alpine habitat that is home to threatened species, making new runs and lifts, adding more parking lots and building a 14.8 mile buried pipeline to transport up to 180 million gallons (per season) of wastewater to make artificial snow on 205 acres. The Peaks are central to the ways of life of more than 13 Indigenous Nations.  The use of wastewater undermines internationally recognized rights of Indigenous people; rights that the Forrest Service and administration is obliged to protect.


Natives in Alaska and Louisiana devastated by nation's largest oil spills

Native communities in Alaska and Louisiana devastated by oil spills and climate change

Article and photo by Brenda Norrell
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Faith Gemmill/Photo Norrell
NEW TOWN, North Dakota -- Native Americans in Alaska and Louisiana have both suffered from the nation's largest oil spills, which have devastated Native communities who depend on subsistence from the land and oceans to survive.

Faith Gemmill of REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) said oil spills and climate change should serve as a wakeup call in North America -- but this has not happened.

Gemmill is a Pit River/ Wintu and Neets'aii Gwich'in Athabascan from Arctic Village, Alaska.

Speaking at the 16th Annual Protecting Mother Earth Gathering of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Gemmill joined local Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara fighting massive oil and gas development here in North Dakota, and First Nations activists fighting dirty tar sands development in Alberta, Canada.

As the four day gathering here came to a close, Gemmill spoke of the similarities between the devastating oil spills in Alaska and Louisiana. She pointed out that climate change further wrecks Native villages on both coasts, where land is caving into the ocean.

"We all have the same story."
Houma Chief and Wixarika at Gathering
Houma Nation Chief Brenda Dardar Robichaux (shown on right) was among the presenters at the Protecting Mother Earth Gathering in North Dakota, July 28-31, 2011. The Houma were hard hit by both Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

Gemmill said when the oil spill devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast, she was a member of a delegation from Alaska that traveled to Louisiana. They shared with the Houma, their own struggle in Alaska to recover from the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Gemmill said she described to the Houma the years of litigations and the years of impacts for Alaska Natives, years of heartbreak that Louisiana Natives would now have to face.

"Years later we haven't recovered. The species haven’t recovered. There were a lot of similarities," Gemmill told the Gathering that attracted Indigenous Peoples from as far away as Guatemala, Mexico and Canada.

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the marine ecosystems on the North Slope. It killed birds, marine mammals and fish, devastating the ecosystem in the oil's path. The way of life of Native people was shattered and their food sources poisoned.

In Louisiana, where the Houma make their home on the Gulf Coast, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers. The explosion was followed by months of oil leaking into the ocean, months of devastation for Houma who fish and shrimp the waters.

Gemmill said subsistence economies and subsistence communities are profoundly affected by oil spills and the degradation to their environments.

"They are profoundly affected for generations. We are oil states and we are severely impacted by climate change." Now, climate change is forcing Native Americans to relocate on the coast of Alaska. "Communities are caving into the ocean because of climate change."

As Native people struggle to survive, Gemmill said the US government is no help, in either Alaska or Louisiana.

"We thought that the Valdez oil spill would be a wakeup call. We thought leaders would change oil policy, we thought the United States would start moving forward."

Although Gemmill hoped the Valdez oil spill would be a wakeup call for clean energy, she said for the United States, that is not a reality.

Now, REDOIL is pressing for a moratorium on new oil, gas and coal extraction.

“It is going to take people calling for it in mass numbers to make that happen.”

Gemmill said all over Indian country, and throughout the world, the land is devastated by oil and gas drilling.

“We all have the same story."

REDOIL Background
REDOIL was created in June of 2002 when a group of Alaska Natives came together in Cordova to share knowledge, experience and strategies for addressing the detrimental impacts of oil and gas development in Alaska.
The following principles had been agreed upon by the participants of that gathering who have formed a new network, Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands or REDOIL.
The Principles of the REDOIL network, a program of the Indigenous Environmental Network:
We adhere to the inherent right to self-determination for all indigenous peoples.
We reject the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act as an illegitimate infringement on our right to sovereignty and self-determination.
We are committed to a moratorium on all new exploration for oil, gas and coal as a first step towards the full phase-out of fossil fuels with a just transition to sustainable jobs, energy and environment. We take this position based on our concern over the disproportionate social, cultural, spiritual, environmental, and climate impacts on indigenous peoples, particularly in Alaska.
We are committed to creating sustainable economic solutions for our communities.
We are committed to upholding and promoting the integrity of our traditional cultures and values.
We are committed to an intergenerational approach, which honors the wisdom and guidance of our elders and that values the role of our youth.
We are committed to standing in solidarity with the members of this network and their struggles for self-determination and a sustainable future for the seventh generation to come.
All decisions of and direction for the network will come from the indigenous members from impacted communities. Non-indigenous supporters will be included at the prerogative of the decision-making members.
New members will be added to the network by consensus of the group based on adherence to our principles.
We welcome individuals and legitimate, empowered representatives of communities and organizations that accept and adhere to the principles.
REDOIL is honored to share, reach out and network with Indigenous peoples who want to defend their inherent way of life.
We believe that the working group has the potential to bring these critical issues to a head and address them with honor, science, and spirituality and to help build an alliance where our collective voice will be louder than broken promises

Greenwashing: Corporations target Indian country with scams

Indian country targeted: Carbon credits and waste incinerator scams
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
IEN Gathering photo by Marisa Joseph.
NEW TOWN, North Dakota -- Indian country leaders are being courted with "greenwashing," as corporations attempt to profiteer from the new Green Movement which seeks to halt global warming and create alternative energy sources. The scam of carbon credits, and waste incinerators disguised as renewable energy and recycling projects, are the latest corporate hoaxes.

Already Indian country has been targeted for decades as America's waste dump, with coal-fired power plants, massive oil and gas wells, uranium mining and toxic dumping.

Native Americans are now being duped into the carbon market, entering into the carbon credits scam, which allows the world's worst polluters to continue polluting. The carbon market scheme also seizes Indigenous Peoples forests and other resources around the world.
During the Indigenous Environmental Networks Protecting Mother Earth Gathering here, July 28-31, 2011, Bradley Angel of Greenaction described the latest Greenwashing scams. Angel said an action alert has been issued because of companies targeting Native Nations with proposed waste incinerators disguised as renewable energy and recycling projects.

On the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin, the Oneida Seven Generations Corporation is promoting a project using pyrolysis technology. The pyrolysis incinerator is proposed in Green Bay, after their initial plan for a site on Oneida Indian Nation land was dropped.

"Not only does the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. want to have a facility in Green Bay, but it is also promoting this to other tribes, a potential disaster," Angel told Indigenous Peoples gathered from throughout the Americas.

Greenaction evaluated the project and advised the Oneidas to halt the Oneida Seven Generations Corporation Proposal for a pyrolysis gasification facility.

Greenaction found the facility was based on false claims of producing alternative energy and incorrect information about toxins that would actually be released into the air.

"We respectfully urge the Oneida Nation to reconsider this project that would pollute the environment and undermine true renewable energy efforts, and instead pursue safer, truly green and viable economic development projects," Greenaction told the Oneidas in the report.

The complete analysis by Greenaction of the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. is online at:
Greenaction has also released a separate action alert for Indian Country: "Incinerators in Disguise: New Toxic Threat to Indigenous Lands and People."

This action alert describes the plasma arc, gasification and pyrolysis technologies.

"It is important to learn about them because companies hoping to make millions of dollars are promoting these technologies to Native Nations and communities across the U.S. and the world, falsely claiming they can get rid of all types of waste with no pollution while generating “renewable energy.” Sound too good to be true?" Greenaction said.

1n 1990, indigenous peoples held the first Protecting Mother Earth conference in Dilkon, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. That conference happened because Indigenous lands were being targeted by companies trying to build giant incinerators and dumps that would burn or dump toxic waste, garbage, medical waste and nuclear waste shipped in from far and wide. Indigenous people learned the truth and defeated almost every proposal for incinerators and dumps.

Today, dozens of companies are promoting pyrolysis, gasification and plasma arc technologies as a way to allegedly eliminate and “recycle” all types of waste into what they claim is “renewable energy”. Many of these companies falsely claim their technology is “pollution-free,” and has “no emissions.” Companies claim these are not incinerators but are a “green” alternative to incineration.

Despite industry claims, the facts prove that these technologies are “incinerators in disguise” that heat the waste materials and then burn the gases that are called “syngas.” This combustion process is the incineration that results in emissions of toxic and criteria pollutants into the air, including dioxins, highly toxic chemicals linked to a wide range of illnesses including cancer, reproductive, developmental and immunological diseases. Greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and global warming would also be emitted.

In the U.S., there have been only two commercial facilities that used these technologies for treating wastes, and both were failures and closed. Similar problems have been documented worldwide.

 Incinerators in disguise threaten to pollute our air, water, land and all living things.

 Incinerators threaten to turn Indigenous lands into a dumping ground for dangerous wastes that the industry and government officials would not want where they live.

 Incinerators undermine recycling, pollution prevention and renewable energy programs,

The Indigenous Environmental Network is working with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives to stop incinerators in disguise and to promote truly renewable energy and zero waste programs. Please keep your eyes and ears open and alert us if you learn about incinerators in disguise being promoted in your area.

Visit Greenaction’s website to read reports, power points and case studies about incinerators in disguise: (415) 284-5600 x 102

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