I am a Navy Veteran with a Bronze Star while serving in the Gulf. During my service I helmed (Drove) the multi billion dollar Aircraft Carrier CVN 70 (Carl Vinson) in and out of ports around the world. Highlights during my service were that I was the coach and captain for my ships wrestling team and I had the opportunity to wrestle around the world. I was honored to shake President Clinton’s hand when he came to visit our ship. I have been a head or assistant wrestling coach for freestyle and greco in Jr. high school, high school, and Navy. I also helped out at the college that I wrestled at where I earned varsity letters and academic all American honors. I have been voted coach of the year in my district and I am a former freestyle state champ and greco finalist and high school MVP. I have four years of building trades certifications. I am qualified in 17 different areas of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) with certificates in each. I am currently a Union member (that’s being Blackballed) with certifications in oil and toxic spill clean up including the Hazwopper. I was a sub-contracted foreman for the TransCanada Keystone 1 pipeline and during the oil spill cleanup ENBRIDGE personally appointed me to be the yard boss for the biggest staging yard for the biggest inland oil spill in United States history. I then became an on seen site clean up technician which lead to becoming the Whistle Blower for the Michigan (ENBRIDGE) Tar Sand oil spill of over 1,000,000 gallons that spilled the most toxic chemicals known to man kind into our air and water. Now I have become an amateur reporter, investigator, speaker, video editor, radio host, web designer, and social media prosecutor of corporate injustice. Besides the Kindle project grant I have spent over $35,000 of my own personal money documenting and educating the public about Tar sands. I have bought thousands of T-shirts and yard signs that I gave away for free in the attempt to get the message and videos out. I have spent over 7,000 hours of my free time documenting this spill and many other spills (Yellowstone, Mayflower, Gulf). I have lost an $80,000 a year job and career. Now I have even started to lose my own health and well-being with new kidney issues, migraines, and dizziness according to the VA doctor from the constant exposure to these chemicals. I have lost my freedom by being arrested for just video taping the oil spill clean up (which I beat the case in the court of law). My life and safety is at a constant risk because I have cost these corrupt companies almost a half billion dollars so far. I have had death threats over the phone, in text, in writing, and I have been assaulted on several occasions, 4 different tires have been slashed and my breaks have been cut twice all in the efforts I believe to get me to stop making these videos because they are that damaging to their pocketbooks. Why do I risk everything I have to give to investigate and make videos. Because my videos that I beg of you to watch can save current and future lives. Without clean water, air, land and lives from toxic exposure we are doomed for self destruction. I beg of you to watch these videos and educate yourself and others. Please stand with me to help me help all of us.
- HELPPA John Bolenbaugh - Tar Sand Whistle Blower
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