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Issue Date: December 12, 2019

Editor:

First - I am an American - and Second - I am neither a Republican or a Democrat! My obligation is to my country. To its Constitution, and in particular it's "Preamble' "One National Under God". I rely on the structure of my Government's organization and the people elected to fill the offices in our House of Representatives, our Senate, and our Judicial and Executive Branches that makes our Democracy work as it was intended to work by our founding Fathers. When any of the branches of government cease to function as they are intended to function, it becomes immediately necessary to look to the order of how they are intended to work under our Constitution and focus on the reason and change the reason for the disorder.



Presently our only recourse is to "FIRE" the person responsible, a person that became popular spending years doing to other what now becomes "what Others Do Unto You". Lying, cheating, stealing, irritating all those in disagreement and consorting with the enemy are certainly behavioral characteristics that are not endorsed by the Constitution.



Too many people in the United States of America pledge allegiance to the wrong set of political objectives without having developed a line of intelligent reasoning based on their own personal research, study, review of candidate qualifications and accepting from usually unqualified candidates incorrect, biased or deliberately twisted politically self-serving reasons on why you should vote for them. And just listen to "party leaders' Whoever has the "devils' but what's going to keep us in office - right or wrong, either legally or morally; let's keep our jobs, keep special interest money and influence flowing and we'll all end up in the promised land - WOOPS - it's "HOT DOWN HERE'!

Lavern Grager,

Marinette



Editor:

Monday night I had the pleasure to attend the Peshtigo High School Winter Concert. For anyone not attending the program, it featured the Peshtigo High School Jazz band, Acapella Choir, Concert Choir and Concert Band. The dedication and commitment these young adults showed as they performed was very moving. Everyone should be commended for a job well done. Congratulations to Mr. Hickey, Choir Director and Mr. Shuffield, Band Director, you both should be very proud of all your students and yourselves for a job well done.

Cathi Malke,

Peshtigo Mayor



Letter to Editor:

I am writing to complain to anyone who is willing to listen and really cares about hunting. I live in northern Wisconsin (Marinette County). I didn't see a deer for the first time since I first started hunting in 1961. Funny thing though, I did see a wolf and its fresh kill (deer) a week before the season.

My brother owns a business in our area and for the first time on opening day, he did not have a buck in his parking lot. I talked to numerous hunters and crews that also did not see any deer.

I certainly don't have the answer to getting our deer herd back. But someone better hurry and fine a solution before we lose all the hunters, including myself.

The deer counts are down and the DNR has a different excuse every year; cold, rain, snow, etc., etc. Now, this year it's a late season! I saw one doe in bow season during the rut? Too many wolves, bears and even an occasional cougar. I thought the DNR was here to protect the deer herd?

Sincerely,

George R. Rocque

Editor:

Let's look at the Facts of Open Pit Metallic Sulfide Mining!



Fact 1: To date there has never been a sulfide mine that has not polluted a body of water. Eastern U.S. has nearly 4,500 miles of streams polluted by metallic sulfide mines.



Fact 2: Sulfide mines pollute up to 27 billion gallons of fresh water per year. Let's not include our river and our bay in these figures.



Fact 3: Cyanide has been banned from many different countries and states. Are we that backward here that we will allow this to happen to us?



Fact 4: The Menominee River is the second biggest tributary to the Great Lakes system. Many people rely on drinking water from the Great Lakes.



Fact 5: Third World countries have banned open pit metallic mining. Are we that far behind in intelligence here?



Fact 6: Western US has nearly 10,000 miles of waterways polluted by50,000 abandoned mines that never stop leaking acid mine drainage. There is no way of stopping it, no way of cleaning it up and it is permanent pollution.



Fact 7: This is God's land and water and we are its stewards to keep it clean for future generations.



Fact 8: False economics. If it opens the mine, benefits a foreign corporation, in Canada harms the local economy. We can never turn back if we allow Aquila Resources to open this mine.



Fact 9: Let's take a look at the track record at Canadian Mining companies. Her are a few - Summitville Gold Mine Colorado - 18 miles of Alamosa River dead; Zortman - Landusky Mine, Montana, generated acid mine drainage in the Little Rocky Mountains, destroyed thousands of acres. I could keep going.



Fact 10: They have known about the deposit for over a hundred years. It is zoned farming and residential because they knew about the environmental impacts and hazards.



Fact 11: The Mt. Polley Mine in British Columbia failed in 2014. It was proclaimed a modern mine with the must updated technology that would show the world how a metallic sulfide mine could co-exist with clean water. The spill released nearly 5 billion gallons of wastewater slurry containing arsenic, lead, nickel and copper into the Frase River, rendering it a wasteland.



Let's get our heads out of our keisters, stop them before we become a statistic.



Fact 12: Merry Christmas from the top of Door County to Menominee County. Go Home Aquila Resources! You are not welcome here.



Thank you,

Jeffery J. Budish,

Peshtigo


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