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Care2 Success! Here Is a Picture of the Bulletproof Security Paramilitary Mercenaries Beating It Out of Wisconsin! (GOP Vow Reve

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Oops! Northwoods Mercenaries Not Properly Licensed to Operate in WI (Updates!) It seems that Bulletproof Securities, the out of state company hired by GTac to patrol their drilling site, is not properly licensed in Wisconsin!

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roxy H (350)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:55 am
UPDATE: Here is a picture of the Bulletproof Security paramilitary mercenaries beating it out of town... probably back to Arizona, where they are from!

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You might have read my diary a few days back when I described the breaking news of paramilitary style "soldiers," masked, wearing camo, wielding semi-automatic weapons and stationed near the controversial drilling site of the Gogebic Taconite mine in Northern Wisconsin. This iron mine will rip a 20 mile by 4 mile gash in one of the most pristine and important waterways in all of North America. There is no good that will be brought to local communities, other than some very impermanent jobs. That diary hit a nerve. It and a few other progressive blog posts seemed to break through the mainstream media membrane. It brought needed, but unwanted, attention to this hostile act of intimidation perpetrated by GTac.

Well, guess what? It seems that Bulletproof Securities, the out of state company hired by GTac to patrol their drilling site, is not properly licensed in Wisconsin!

Oops! Stand down, men. (I thought you got the permits! No, I thought You got them!)

Oh, they'll get them, but meanwhile, Gogebic's belligerence is not winning any friends. According to the Journal Sentinel Online, State Sen Bob Jauch, a Democrat who represents that area, "blasted Gogebic for employing Bulletproof, saying the firm's guards, outfitted with assault rifles and military-style fatigues, are intimidating to locals and have exacerbated the existing tension in his northern Wisconsin district over the mine."
The company is not registered, therefore they are not legally operating in the state. I am appalled," Jauch said of Bulletproof, adding that Gogebic's quick decision to hire the security firm shows it has "no respect for the public and no regard for the law."
I guess the mercenaries are gonna have to wait a week or so before they can go back to their nice north woods summer jobs. Bulletproof Securities President Tom Parella "…said Wednesday that Bulletproof had been hired with little notice and had not expected the public attention that has focused on the firm's role in the proposed mine site in Iron County."
That is thanks to you guys and the national play that the story received.

He also stated that "his guards have at times worn masks to prevent them from being later recognized and harassed or harmed by mine opponents and that the masks are not meant to intimidate."

That is thanks to a wild imagination, a tactical attempt to construct new domestic enemies under the rubric of "eco-terrorists," and some pretty serious backpedalling.


roxy H (350)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:01 am
Lots Of Updates! If care2 will let me post them, Here's hoping all goes well!

Mining Company Hires Gun-Toting, Masked Paramilitary Security Guards as Protests Flare Up

GTAC’s armed guards not licensed in Wisconsin

Armed Guards Temporarily Removed From Wisconsin Mine

Rent-a-Paramilitaries Freak Out Wisconsin

Gogebic Taconite hires guards with assault rifles, wearing camouflage

Armed guards at mine site stand down while Bulletproof seeks state license

'Bulletproof' Arizona security team raises hackles at Gogebic mine site

Read more:

Unlicensed guards pulled temporarily from Gogebic mine site
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Bulletproof boss: Masks and camo not meant to intimidate: "The guys aren’t out there to create some kind of fashion statement" #wimine

‘Bulletproof’ Arizona security team raises hackles at Gogebic mine site

roxy H (350)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:04 am
Personal Note: Thanks to the FAST response of Care2 and the National Press and all my friends and everyone!!! WE BEAT these people (for now) THANK YOU!!!!!!!! ... Damn I am so lucky! Bless you all

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:41 am
Great news Roxy, but what will happen if the do get license?

roxy H (350)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:44 am
The GOP has promised to come back, revenge

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:24 pm
This is interesting...

"Any person, acting as a private detective, investigator or private security person, or who employs any person who solicits, advertises or performs services in this state as a private detective or private security person, or investigator or special investigator, without having procured the license or permit required by this section, may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 or imprisoned not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months or both. Any agency having an employee, owner, officer or agent convicted of the above offense may have its agency license revoked or suspended by the department. Any person convicted of the above offense shall be ineligible for a license for one year."

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:51 pm
A small victory in a very large and, what promises to be, a very messy war.
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