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Editor:

Re: Do we really want gun control?

Turkey established gun control in 1911 and from 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929. From 1929 to 1953, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935, and from 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun con control in 1938, and from 1939 to 1945, over 10 million Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, political dissidents and other "misfits", unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956, and from 1975 to 1977, over 1 million of their most educated citizens, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Uganda did establish gun control in 1970, and from 1971 to 1979, 300,000 christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and slaughtered like cattle.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964 and from 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

You think it couldn't happen here? Maybe not - but don't bet on it. The same sinister minds are at work in America today, fiercely trying to complete the legal infrastructure. Do you still want gun control in the U.S.? Contact your elected representatives and express your concern.

Jim Lund,

Peshtigo



Times Editor:

Aquila Resoures Inc. also known as the Back Forty Project still has a permit pending with the MDEQ for their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Which if approved will have about 44 micrograms per liter or 18 pounds of free cyanide waste concentration per month.  This discharge volume of treated wastewater is 1.52 million gallons per day, which will be dumped into the Beautiful Menominee River.  This is about the volume of the water in the Menominee water tower. 

This discharge will also contain other pollutants such as arsenic, sulfide, lead, manganese, copper sulfate, iron and mercury.  These minerals have been known to cause respiratory and nervous system disorders, not to mention cancer of the brain, heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.

Aquila also just recently filed their wetlands permit, which if approved will fill .02 acres of wetlands for their haul road,1.9 acres within the mine pit and the dewatering of 12.53 acres for the mine site.  This dewatering and discharge water of 1.52 million gallons per day is going to come from the Shakey Lakes aquifer.  Most of this water system is regulated wetlands and streams because they are hydrologically connected to the Beautiful Menominee River.  Some are unregulated because they are isolated.

The potential impact area would include the Shakey River that begins in the Carney Fen.  The following creeks may also be impacted Shakey, Little Shakey, Longrie, Burke and Swanson.  As for the lakes that may also be affected, they are Osborn, Long, Resort, Spring, East, Becker, Bass, Baker, Johnson (X2), Duck, Mary, Ann, Longrie, Hidden, Muskrat, Lost, Swanson, Ash and Wire Grass.

Aquila has also requested (and was recently granted) over 3000 acres of leased mineral rights in Holmes and Faithorn twps. which could also impact Dawn and Sunset lakes, Goodman and Hammond brooks, Sawbridge, Rosebush, Miscauna, Pemene, De Haas and Blom Creeks, Little Cedar river, Schetter creek and the Caney Fen.

Most of the body of waters that I have mentioned flow to the Beautiful Menominee River.  So in closing I would like to think that over 22,000 residents of the Cities and Counties of Menominee and Marinette will collectively wake-up and stop this mine because we can't fix it once our county water resources are gone.

Roberta DeDamos

906-639-2157



Editor:

On behalf of Marinette Police Chief John Mabry and myself, we would like to send our sincere gratitude to Resolute Forest Products for their generous monetary donation to our police departments in the effort to reduce drug crime.

Resolute Forest Products continues their attention to detail while maintaining a safe environment and without an OSHA recordable injury. Due to their exemplary performance, they were awarded the Board of Directors Safety Award from their corporate office in Montreal Canada.

This cash award was donated back to our local company, and the approximate 100 employees of Resolute Forest Products decided to give back to the communities in which they live, work, and raise their families.

This is yet another example of the exceptional make-up, and personal qualities that are ingrained in the employees of Resolute Forest Products.

Again, thank you for the continued support of our communities, and specifically our Police Departments.

John Mabry, Marinette Police Chief

Brett Botbyl, Menominee Police Chief


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