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Bulletproof Security: Mining Company Hires Paramilitary Commandos
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Latin America at it again...NO WAIT...This is Wisconsin!!!!!!!:banghead:
07.09.13 - 6:57 PM

Bulletproof Security: Mining Company Hires Paramilitary Commandos to Guard Their Precious Equipment, Wisconsin Is Unhappy

by Abby Zimet

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In response to protests against test drilling for a controversial proposed $1.5 billion open-pit iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin by Gogebic Taconite, the mining company has hired masked, camouflaged, assault-rifle-toting guards from a self-described "no compromise" security force that boasts of "rigorous tactical firearms training" and "professional operators" who combine "logistics with tactical support" to "instinctively and smoothly manage surrounding threats." Thanks to the mindless Rambo-ing up, the "surrounding threats" are now mostly the once-peaceable, now-pissed residents who, in a letter from Democratic legislators, blast the company's "confrontational and incendiary step that will clearly do more to intimidate local citizens and increase local tensions than it will to make you, your staff, or your equipment any safer."

"Some of the local people are wondering what the heck? It's come to a sad situation when you've got to have a machine gun to protect a business that people around here don't want." - Paul DeMain, editor of the News from Indian County.


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Quote:Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

Edward Abbey
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

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The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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