You won't read much about this anywhere except locally in local arizona newspapers.... I know this is a buddhist site and hence the concern over the issue but you do have question at times why is this a issue and another is not. Why so much media on one and not a bit on another?
Here is a link....http://azstarnet.com/news/science/environment/article_b241c906-1d01-5682-a21d-b96347c9c470.html
The story is about a proposed copper mine in arizona on not local but federal lands. The forest service says they cannot stop it as long as environmental laws are complied with.
The proposed copper mine will involve 87 sites which are considered eligible due to anthropological content for consideration on the national register of historical places. They contain several sites that are currently used and considered sacred
to native americans in the area.
And I could go on and on.
IN regards to certain interests.... I will make this comment as completely made up to show point....Fictional.
If I represent things as true they may constitute, since I hold interest, a illegal maniipulation of stock, a federal offense enforceable by the SEC.
So...this is entirely made up to show point only...how things could be, any comparables to actual companies or peoples is for use of expediency and not to infer actual things anyone is doing...This is all hypothetical....
The parent company of the copper mine proposed is a company called Augusta Resources. Checking on Augusta Resources I find the company being given a big heads up by a talking head media financial analyst recently. This same media analyst I know as stateing never to invest in any chinese stocks with the exception of Bidu, and I suspect has connection of a certain group of investors currently shorting(betting against) chinese small cap stocks which include many miners, through a subsidiary rating service he has affiliation with. The SEC refuses to take any actions against the short sellers even though actions they are involved in amount to illegal manipulations. The SEC is a arm of government. So is the forest service. So this is how things work in this land and globe of corruption. Things are floated in media and bets on made on the movement of stocks.
Does anyone really care about anthropology or things religious...not a whit...how they can be used to generate money is all.
We....can perhaps look around at things.
What is their concern with us.....to help them in their nefarious aims.
Our US corporations control our government and largly use it for their aims only occasionally for the peoples aims.
The chinese government called communists is as the US government is, with some nuance in mode of operation and imperitive of action, fulfilling the peoples aim as in the US only when absolutely necessary.
Peoples generally hate things of complexity. It is far easier to say and for others to use...bad chinese government, good buddhists than it is to research and exemplify the nuance of stock manipulation and interest of copper mining and consumption on a global scale.
So we are abused and used by our inclinations as is the way in all things of all sorts.
Reminding me and I'm certain Husang will not mind this deviation from point....it is always important to remember..
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.