Thursday, August 27, 2015

Update on the White Hope Mine, and Operation Big Sky

Hey everyone,  I am still in Lincoln after arriving on August 4th. 
It's been a wild ride with something new almost every day.  Many people have come from around the country to help for a short time, and have gone again.

We have had people from Texas, South Carolina, Oregon, Washington,Colorado, many from Idaho and Montana, and probably more states that I don't know about.

We have accomplished many of the objectives we came here for. There is a pathway now in the corporate tribunal that calls itself the federal court system. There are attorneys involved and advisers with some very specialized knowledge of mining laws involved. If it were not for Oathkeepers leading this action there could have been some very ugly actions taken against these veterans and miners, and we feel we stopped that cold in it's tracks. We have had lots of help from the Idaho III% groups and the Josephine County Oathkeepers. 

It has truly been an honor to meet some great people and see again some of the people who were at the Bundy ranch and the Sugar Pine mine. 

Of course there are many incidents going on around the country; too many for us to be at all of them, but you can be sure we will always do whatever we can to stand for truth, and good order, where we can make sense out of some bad situations, and where we see we can do some real good for freedom.

We have had lots of local support in the last two weeks from people who at first were not at all sure of who we are and what we do to protect their rights.  That has all changed, except in the minds of the liberals in the area, who won't believe it even when their leftist good ole boy club is losing all it's power when the people get fully awake very soon.

More about all that in a future after action report once I get home.

In the meantime, we still need your support, as it looks like it could easily be almost two weeks yet before we come home to rest and get ready for the next one. Yes there are more hot spots popping up around the country where we will be needed. 

We got great support from some local hams. K7LMT Bill Kornec, the nephew of George Kornec, the principle miner, has been invaluable as an anchor station, and in many other ways helping smooth the path with the locals. He comes to our 1.914 net every so often, and so does K7WES Wes Rowe, who donated a five element 2 meter beam that really helped our communications effectiveness between here and the mine.

We also have a great working relationship with the people who own the Three Bears Motel where I have been since the beginning. Kevin and Louanne Minear have been the most gracious of hosts, and we even have been able to meet and visit at length with Louanne's parents who are here for about 30 days staying in their motorhome. 

I picked this Motel because I thought I could get a good signal into the mine from here, and that turns out to be the case. Of course the heavy smoke in the air from the fire between here and the mine sometimes partially disrupts the signal but we can still talk.  Hey, if it ain't broke don't fix it, right?

We still need some people to relieve the guys at the mine, so if you can do some security work, and are equipped and experienced with those operations please come and help us for a few days. If you can't do that, you can always throw a few bucks in the kitty to help us.

To contribute to the communications part of this:

To help reimburse the guys for gas and eats:

And finally we have the new donation button for the Miners legal defense fund that goes directly to their bank in Lincoln Montana.

Paul Stramer
SLC Distributing
Eureka Montana USA
800 889 2839