(KSFY) – Tomorrow begins a two day terrorism response drill that will be held here in the city of Sioux Falls.
The National Guard, Sioux Falls Fire and other first responders will be taking part, simulating a response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction.
If you think we’re safe because we’re in Sioux Falls, think about this: in 1995, before Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, one of his other targets had been the Sioux Falls Federal Building.
Sirens, soldiers and people in moon suits helping the sick and the dying. For the next two days, this is the grim scenario that will play out in Sioux Falls. The Times Square car bomb case seems a million miles away from here. Read entire article
(Bloomberg) – Profits for U.S. farmers will plunge more than expected this year, dropping 38 percent from 2008 as the recession erodes demand for crops, livestock and dairy products, the government said. Continue reading →
The Fort Laramie Treaty once guaranteed the Sioux Nation the right to a large area of their original land, which spanned several states and included their sacred Black Hills, where they were to have “the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation” of the land. Continue reading →
We celebrate this day in honor of our “independence”. We call ourselves a free people in a land of liberty. Our anthems proudly sing the praises of this nation, and we raise our voices, wave our flags and join in song –but how many Americans realize they are not free? This is a myth perpetuated by the powers-that-be in order to avoid any major civil unrest, and to keep us all living under the thumb of a militaristic corporate Big Brother within the illusions that have been created for us. The truth of the matter is this: what freedom has not been stolen from us, we have surrendered willingly through our silence and ignorance. As Americans, most of us have no idea how our freedoms are maintained –or lost. Apparently, our ancestors didn’t have a good grasp of this either. It is sad, but it is also very true. Continue reading →
Years ago, in the late 19th century, US troops launched punitive raids against native tribes in the far western states. We learn of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce, and the Lakota Sioux warrior chiefs, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. We learn of the legendary guerillas (or terrorists) Geronimo and Cochise. And we marvel at the courage, the resistance and the doomed efforts by these tribal leaders to preserve their way of life. Continue reading →