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Governor Dayton had a less than successful fishing expedition to Lake Mille Lacs on Saturday, as a circle of protesters angry at regulations on the lake’s walleye population joined him on the water.
It was Dayton’s second trip to Lake Mille Lacs this season, and unlike the season opener, this one was not without controversy. Current restrictions by the Department of Natural Resources have extended a ban on walleye fishing. The regulations bans targeting walleye until July 28. After that, anglers may engage in catch-and-release fishing until September 5, when a full ban is in place again until December.
A number of concerned citizens took to their boats to voice their displeasure with Dayton, reports the Pioneer Press. Dayton was less than pleased as his fishing trip was cut short.
“We couldn’t get fish because we had these boats circling around us,” Dayton told press in audio obtained from the governor’s office. “One person caught a Northern but [the protesters] just ruined the fishing with these boats just circling around us and heckling and the like, and you know they have a First Amendment right to do that but I’m here to emphasize the positive.”
The protest was organized by a group called Proper Economic Research Management (PERM.)
“DNR Management of the lake has nothing to do with Biology anymore, it is all about Politics,” PERM said in a press release on their website.
PERM is advocating an end to the co-management of fishing resources between the state and relevant Native American tribes. Specifically with regard to Lake Mille Lacs, Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota and Wisconsin have some treaty rights to the area’s fishing resources.
The Star Tribune reports that Dayton responded to the protest by canceling a meeting he was scheduled to have with several Lake Mille Lacs area business owners because he didn’t want to “reinforce that kind of destructive behavior.”
“I offered to meet with a representative group of the protesters and have that conversation,” Dayton said in the audio. “I thought of going today but I’m not going to emphasize the negative here.”
Dayton has met with protesters before however. In 2015, Dayton met with Black Lives Matter leaders even after their protests shut down highways, including ones leading to the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, the Star Tribune reported.
The governor’s office declined to answer a question regarding what criteria Dayton uses to determine a protest is engaging in “destructive behavior.”
Leonardo DiCaprio – the man who once flew 8,000 miles on a private jet to pick up an “environmental award,” is bashing Donald Trump over his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.
Shortly after Trump made his announcement in the Rose Garden yesterday, DiCaprio tweeted, “Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action. #ParisAgreement.”
It’s unlikely that DiCaprio himself will be taking any action if that means curbing his own carbon-belching luxury celebrity lifestyle.
Last year, the Oscar winner took a round trip of 8,000 miles on a private jet from Cannes to New York and back again to collect an honor from a clean-water advocacy group.
After flying on another private jet to attend the soccer World Cup in Brazil in 2014, DiCaprio stayed on a 470-foot yacht owned by oil billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The yacht uses fuel equal to 83 American household’s annual worth of CO2 emissions.
After being entertained by the oil billionaire, DiCaprio attended a People’s Climate March in New York where he protested against – you guessed it – the oil industry.
During his Oscar winning speech, DiCaprio decried global warming as “the most urgent threat facing our entire species”.
This was after the actor had taken no less than six private jet trips from New York to LA in the space of six weeks.
He also took a private jet from L.A. to Las Vegas and stayed in Vegas for just eight hours to attend a party before flying all the way back again.
Leo was so worried about global warming that just months after his Oscar speech, he got his celebrity friends to fly 6,000 miles from LA to St Tropez so they could listen to his speech on, you guessed it, global warming.
And I’m not done.
As part of his environmental activist re-brand, DiCaprio also complains about over-fishing, a passion that didn’t prevent him from serving his guests whole sea bass, having flown them all in on CO2 belching helicopters, at an event where a film was screened about – you guessed it – over-fishing.
DiCaprio has even been lambasted by environmentalists like Robert Rapier, who accused the actor of living a lifestyle that, “diminishes his moral authority to lecture others on reducing their own carbon emissions.”
Really? Ya think?
DiCaprio represents everything that’s wrong with today’s virtue signaling Hollywood elite.
They lecture ordinary Americans about their lifestyle to earn entertainment industry brownie points, while living extravagant, luxury, carbon-spewing lifestyles themselves.
The 2016 Climate Adaptation Conference: Transforming Awareness into Action, was held January 28, at the Minneapolis DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Over 250 participants attended the conference which through panel discussions and breakout sessions, explored a variety of critical issues affected by climate change, such as water quantity and quality, energy grid resiliency, impacts on tribal communities and effective communication strategies.
The day opened with presentations by panelists representing Minnesota corporations 3M, General Mills and Best Buy. Climate change can potentially cause disruption in production of goods and these companies are creating and implementing strategies to both overcome the challenges of a changing climate and reduce their corporate carbon footprint.
Written by Tom DeWeese
Global Warming/Climate Change. It has been so discredited in the true scientific community that proponents have become almost silly in their continued attempts to push it. So, why don’t they stop? Why is it so vitally important that they continue to promote something that clearly is unproven, to say the least?
It’s because all of Agenda 21 policy is built on the premise that man is destroying the Earth. Climate Change is their “Proof.” To eliminate that premise is to remove all credibility and purpose for their entire agenda. They are willing to go to any length, even lies, to keep the climate change foot on our throats.
But don’t take my word for it. I’ll let them speak for themselves:
Christine Stewart (Former Canadian Minister of the Environment) said:
“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
Timothy Wirth (President, UN Foundation) and former official of the Clinton Administration said,
“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”
Paul Watson (Co-Founder of Green Peace) said,
“It doesn’t matter what is true. It only matters what people believe is true.”
Cheap Energy is the enemy of the Earth. To the average person, the drive to stop any ability to obtain cheap energy makes no sense. People are hurting economically. Jobs are lost. Energy costs are skyrocketing. Any attempt to drill oil, fracking of shale gas, and mining coal are all vigorously blocked by government and green policy. Yet the government spends billions of dollars on “alternative energy” such as wind and solar, which provides less than 3% of our energy needs. Why? What is the motivation to put such shackles on the US economic engine?
The excuse is that energy use drives up CO2 emissions and accelerates global warming – the excuse necessary to “harmonize” the US into the socialist, Sustainable global noose.
But, according to some anti-energy advocates, the fear of cheap energy goes beyond environmental protection. Energy availability, they say, helps build wealth for individuals and removes them from the rolls of the dependent. And you see, dependency on government is a little- mentioned, but major goal of sustainable policy.
Prof. Paul Ehrlich (Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University), said: “Giving society cheap, abundant energy is the worst thing that could ever happen to the planet.”
Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute), said:
“Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”
Jeremy Rifkin (Greenhouse Crisis Foundation),
“The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.”
There is a great uprising beginning to take place around the world. The Internet has become an incredible tool to spread the word of freedom. And oppressed people are reading our founding documents and dreaming of freedom for themselves.
Truth is on our side. Right is on our side. And I believe time is on our side. Call me Pollyanna if you will, but I see signs of change. The immigration battle; the battle against Obamacare; the entire Tea Party movement – all show that people are alert. The sleeping giant is awakening.
The truth is, in our lifetime we are probably not going to see America become what we might envision to be the perfect world. Frankly, many of us would disagree among ourselves about what that perfect world should be.
But, in the face of the forces of tyranny which we now fight every day, if we can preserve our nation’s sovereignty and independence and keep the Bill of Rights alive – a document based on the three principles of freedom – then frankly that will be an incredible victory.
And for our children and grandchildren to have a hope of living in Freedom – that will be enough.
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