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Eric Nelson is freelance writer, an editor at OpEdNews, and a spiritual progressive from Minnesota who has become more politically active. The reasons for this should be obvious to most; rising poverty, a broken health care system, and a growing global environmental crisis. Eric's writings are as "fair and balanced" as those of FOX news. Eric is also a web informatics expert, former intelligence analyst, and biathlon olympian.

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//www.opednews.com/populum/uploaded/bps-penokees_sm-14705-20130708-61.jpg: Armed Guards in Penokee Hills of Wi Monday, July 8, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
GTAC Mine and Scott Walker Finally Produce Some Jobs ... for Out of State Mercenaries Over the 4th of July weekend, private military contractors begin patrolling the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite and Scott Walker's economic development is taking off. First new jobs since Scott Walker's budget deal passed go to out of state military mercenaries.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Iron County Residents Urged to Protect Themselves from Possible GTAC Mining Abuses by Former Wisconsin DNR Head George Meyer, a former Wisconsin secretary of the DNR, recently spoke to Iron County citizens on effective metallic mining zoning. He urged local residents to make sure they protect themselves with appropriate mining ordinances from potential mining abuses and accidents. Gogebic Taconite (GTAC), owned by Florida based Cline Group, has proposed to create one of the world's largest open-pit iron ore mines in Northern Wisconsin.

Location of GTAC mine in Penokee Hills Monday, June 10, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wisconsin Inc., for sale to Top Donors like GTAC, Koch and Cline Industries Republican Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republican legislators recently passed and signed into law a corporate written mining bill for Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) to begin mountaintop removal iron ore mining in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. The Penokee Hills rise up at the headwaters of a watershed and environmentally sensitive wetlands that drain into Lake Superior and pass through a Native American reservation

2007 Defense Spending Sunday, November 20, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Super Committee Failure Not a Bad Thing: Why Doing Nothing May Prove Beneficial Super Committee failure may prove to be the first event in decades to force a slow down in runaway spending on behalf of the military industrial complex. The United States defense budget already exceeds that of all other military budgets in the world combined. Americans would see after the forced cuts in military spending that the world would not end, we would not be invaded, and life would go on.

Waukesha County Anomaly Tuesday, April 19, 2011 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whats Wrong with Waukesha Wisconsin? More Anomalies in Prosser and Kloppenburg Race More possible anomalies discovered in Waukesha county in the Prosser and Kloppenburg election.

Saturday, April 9, 2011 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Wisconsin GOP and Kathy Nickolaus Could Have Stolen the Supreme Court Election if They had Wanted to A spring statewide election in Wisconsin for a state supreme court justice postion pits incumbent David Prosser, sympathetic to Governor Walker, against challenger Joanne Kloppenburg who is sympathetic to worker's rights and unions. After first appearing to have been won by Kloppenburg a late breaking error throws the election back to Prosser .... or does it?

Saturday, March 12, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 14 Wisconsin Democratic Senators Return to Madison for Heros Welcome Wisconsinites came out in historic numbers to thank the 14 Wisconsin Democratic Sentors that returned to Wisconsin from the land of Lincoln and who stood up to the Republicans Union-busting legislative efforts.

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Michael Moore Comes to Madison Wisconsin and Punches Back at the GOP Led War on the Middle Class The protesters of Madison Wisconsin are winning the battle of public opinion and the hidden ugly political agendas of the GOP and FOX news are being revealed through the window of an embattled Republican Governor named Scott Walker.

Figure 1 Tuesday, February 22, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Teaparty Uses Dirty Tricks to Reverse Public Narrative in Wisconsin Over Scott Walker Assault on Workers Rights Grassroots protests in Wisconsin gain steam and outside groups like the Tea Party look to use dirty tactics in an attempt to change the public narrative.