CRYPTO MINING AND THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE IRREPARABLE HARM AND ITS THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY
Submitted by The Committee to Protect Arkansas County
The rise in output of Crypto Mines and its relative price to dollar conversion / Monetization has resulted in rapidly increasing use of the pseudo currency as a money laundering tool by Rouge Nations and bad actors globally.
Crypto Mining output (tokens), once converted to dollars, were used in the recent terror attack against Israel as reported by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
The United States spends approximately $1 trillion dollars annually on our defense budget defending Freedom around the World.
The brave American men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day and depend upon citizens, including elected Officials to have their back in the decision making process that prohibits our enemies whether foreign or domestic, from using assets derived in AMERICA to be used against our troops.
There can be NO DOUBT that Crypto Mine output is used in part to undermine the efforts of our military and thereby poses a NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT wherever a Crypto Mine is located…. Arkansas located mines are NO DIFFERENT!
October 21, 2023 the news show 60 Minutes interviews the 5 Eyes Intelligence leaders for the first time EVER in public. The purpose of the interview was to publicly warn the FREE WORLD of China’s significant and DELIBERATE ESPIONAGE CAMPAIGN to infiltrate the infrastructure of the FREE WORLD for their own nefarious purposes, including but not limited to accessing the electrical grid under the GUISE OF PRIVATE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT!!
Chinese government owned business lures unsuspecting landowners to abandon their good judgment with astronomical cash rent payments and future incentives to FRONT Crypto Mine developments which result in NO RISK ACCESS TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF AMERICA WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT.
Aside from the immediate and most argued concern of the “mine’s” production of noise pollution that encroaches upon the communities right to peaceful enjoyment of their homes and businesses there are a slew of potential risks that could inflict catastrophic and irreparable harm to the Natural State’s environment.
The false front investments made by the Chinese compete DIRECTLY and INDISCRIMINATELY COMPETE with EVERY CITIZEN FOR CRITICALLY
DEPLETED GROUNDWATER that the poor or fixed income Arkansans can ill afford to pay the cost of competing with the CHINESE GOVERNMENT!
Runoff or discharge water from Crypto Mining is ladened with toxic and corrosive coolant chemicals that when inevitably released into the environment poses a direct and imminent threat to all wildlife and waterfowl that comes in contact with it.
The latest location in Dewitt, Arkansas places the mine directly in the middle of one of the State’s premier hunting and tourism hubs known as the “Rice and Duck Capital of the World”. The leaking of such chemicals into this environment specifically could in fact ruin hundreds of businesses and operations putting Arkansan families out in favor of a Communist entity that offers NO VALUE to the community or the State itself.
Hot water discharge from Crypto Mines create and manifest habitats for invasive species such as TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM and pose grave consequences to our public lands and refuge systems.
There is the additional risk of fire that comes with a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year long operation of servers that produce immense amounts of heat. We just emerged from one of the hottest summers on record for the State of Arkansas. This mine is located in the middle of rice, corn and wheat fields (depending on the time of year) and just removed from the community of Dewitt. It is already known that such a facility will have little to no supervision of the site itself employing a watchman that will do rounds sporadically. It will only take a single spark on a hot August day for thousands of acres, homes, and businesses to be lost. Whose head will the blame lie on if the community is forced to welcome this shadowy business that is moving in?
Finally, there must be consideration made of the electronic waste that accompanies such an operation and the potential contamination of the community landfills. From research one can glean that the machines used in crypto mining have a limited lifespan of 3-5 years in favorable conditions and as little as a few months in harsh or poor conditions. This means a huge turnover of electronic waste entering and filling the community’s waste sites that are all located in the midst of farmland. The contamination that results from the coolants and other chemicals used in these operations will then be released into the waste sites and leaked into the farmland surrounding it. There are no studies available to suggest just what this will do to the soil that Arkansas families rely on for their farming operations, but one can expect that the outcome will not be favorable.
There is no good reason that ARKANSAS should support State Sponsored Terrorisim, Drug Trafficking, HumanTrafficking and Global Attacks against our Brave Men and Women in Uniform as well as those of our Allies by creating a SAFE HAVEN for Crypto Mines!
The Solution is to HALT ALL NEW CONSTRUCTIONS OF CRYPTO MINES IN ARKANSAS; IMMEDIATELY FORCE THE CLOSURE OF CURRENTLY OPERATING CRYPTO MINES IN ARKANSAS IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY; AND SEIZE AND TURN OVER TO THE FBI AND HOMELAND SECURITY ALL HARD DRIVES CURRENTLY BEING USED TO GENERATE CRYPTO OUTPUT!
We must send a clear and compelling message to the WORLD that Arkansas is not open for business with Shadow Government Sponsored entities under the guise of private business and will not willfully invite these people to ruin the communities that make up our great State.
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