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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:17 am

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I am starting a new thread devoted to the Standing Rock Sioux fight for clean water, sovereignty, and civil/human rights. If you desire some background on this, see More Corporate/Government Slime thread. The world is now watching this tyrannical war on American citizens attempting to protect their private property, their culture on that privately owned private property, and the resources on their private property (their sole source of clean water). And, the governor of Nebraska and a fossil fuel corporation are truly waging war. And, many American tax dollar are being spent to aid this corporate entity, as well as employing the use of municipal law officers from around the country and ordering in the national guard. This is a nation disgrace. Question #1--where the fuck is Obama on this? He's been silent and stood by and watched the violence.
Where is our university trained civil rights attorney president? How can he be such a demanding advocate of human rights/civil rights in other countries and remain silent at home? What about Hilary Clinton? She lost an election, she didn't die. Ms. human/civil rights has no opinion? Her vice presidential candidate has spoken out in support of the Standing Rock Sioux. All of this combined has reached an atrocious condition.

Standing Rock Water Protectors are being totally isolated and the governor is trying to starve them out and endanger their lives by preventing necessary, vital, life sustaining supplies from getting to them (and remember it is a frigid Nebraska, snow laden winter and there are many children there). This looks like the same tactics the American government used against the Sioux (and all other Indian nations) 150 years ago to destroy them so they (the government/white people) could take their lands.
9 mint video
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017413082
Of course, Bernie Sanders had an opinion a long time ago.
Al Gore has an opinion--Absolute Atrocity.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028321595
and
Harry Reid has an opinion (even tho it should have come months ago).
and
Tom Udal has an opinion.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017413100
and
Robert F Kennedy has an opinion.
http://www.ecowatch.com/kennedy-dakota-access-pipeline-2118593345.html
Jesse Jackson has an opinion.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-dakota-pipeline-20161026-story.html
Tulsi Gabbard has an opinion and will be one of the American veterans on the line soon.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017413100
and
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/veterans-protect-standing-rock-protesters_us_583ee73fe4b0ae0e7cdaf766
and, support Our veterans in aiding the Standing rock water protectors.
https://www.gofundme.com/veterans-for-standing-rock-nodapl
and, veteran Wes Clark, Jr. (son of General Wesley Clark) on Facebook
And, some veterans have arrived. It's Freezing.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN13R0WM
Ace refusing to sell supplies to Standing Rock. There has been a call to boycott Ave.
http://usuncut.com/news/ace-hardware-stores-near-standing-rock-refusing-sell-supplies-protesters/
The courts are used to try and intimidate Standing Rock.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/north-dakota-access-pipeline-standing-rock-legal-fine-threats
and
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN13O2FD

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:29 pm

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I have yet to close in on exactly what I think about treaty lands and the horrors and injustices of the past. With or without the past it's especially clear what's happening to people here is wrong and more than concerning.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:48 pm

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It was estimated 2,000 American veterans would arrive to aid and show support for the Sioux Nation in their fight to stop the pipeline from passing through their sacred sites (burial,etc.)--and pipeline progression has already dug through these sites, But, so far the veteran count is at 6,000. These veterans took an oath upon entering the military to fight external, as well as, INTERNAL ENEMIES of the people of the country. All forces are represented (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard). "Authorities" are controlling news dissemination.
Photos of arriving vets.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017413313
and
http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Hawaii-s-Tulsi-Gabbard-Joi-by-Georgianne-Nienabe-Bank-Of-North-Dakota_North-Dakota_North-Dakota-Lawsuits-Standing-Rock_Rep-Tulsi-Gabbard-161204-613.htmVets form line on bridge." Negotiations (?) begin.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101741334
and,now
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/04/dakota-access-pipeline-standing-rock-bridge-protest-agreement

Blackout on news.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028330799
and, Journalists are repressed from site.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/canadian-photojournalist-ed-ou-standing-rock_us_58435565e4b09e21702f21d4
and
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017413350

Closure of the bridge has a major financial impact on the Standing Rock population.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017413371

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:50 pm

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/04/504354503/army-corps-denies-easement-for-dakota-access-pipeline-says-tribal-organization

In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

NPR / December 4, 2016 4:45 PM ET

Excerpt:

"The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, granting a major victory to protesters who have been demonstrating for months.

The decision essentially halts the construction on the 1,172-mile oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Thousands of demonstrators from across the country had flocked to North Dakota in protest."


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:42 pm

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pipeline-idUSKBN13U15I

Trump supports completion of Dakota Access Pipeline

Politics | Mon Dec 5, 2016 | 11:32am EST

Reuters

Excerpt:

By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTON

"U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said for the first time that he supports the completion of a pipeline project near a North Dakota Indian reservation, which has been the subject of months of protests by tribes and environmentalists.

A communications briefing from Trump's transition team said despite media reports that Trump owns a stake in Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, Trump's support of the pipeline "has nothing to do with his personal investments and everything to do with promoting policies that benefit all Americans."

"Those making such a claim are only attempting to distract from the fact that President-elect Trump has put forth serious policy proposals he plans to set in motion on Day One," said the daily briefing note sent to campaign supporters and congressional staff."

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:39 pm

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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-sells-stake-dakota-access-193419610.html

Trump sells his stake in Dakota Access Pipeline developer

Jacob Pramuk / CNBC 18 hours ago

Excerpt:

"Donald Trump has sold his entire stake in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company overseeing construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, a Trump spokeswoman told NBC News.

Trump's shares of the company created a possible conflict of interest for the president-elect, as his administration may determine the project's fate amid ongoing protests from Native Americans and climate activists. Trump has supported the 1,172-mile pipeline and broader efforts to produce more fossil fuels in the United States."

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:57 pm

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Pretty much a case of I told you so. North Dakota pipeline failure. I wouldn't call 176,000 (I'm sure that's at least) gallons of oil simply a leak--and spread down stream 6 miles (at least). I'm sure it's in the oil/pipeline interests to minimize figures.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/dakota-pipeline-protests/pipeline-spills-176-000-gallons-oil-creek-150-miles-dakota-n695111

Map of oil/gas pipeline breaks nation wide since 2010. Read it and weep.

http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/map-displays-five-years-oil-pipeline-spills

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Update on oil spill and info on pipeline.

http://www.sciencealert.com/that-thing-the-standing-rock-protesters-were-afraid-of-just-happened

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:24 am

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BREAKING NEWS
Standing Rock attacked by National Guard and private goons. Hard Core. Sub freezing weather and they're using high powered water guns. Rubber bullets. Dogs. This is insane. This is the totally fucked world of donald trump, mike pence and the republicans. This really is like the birth of the nazis. I hope you trump voters are happy; you just brought on complete corporate and military control of our nation. Thanks.
I didn't like hillary either, but couldn't you see this coming???
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028579996
and
https://www.thenation.com/article/police-attacked-standing-rock-activists-for-hours-why-are-they-calling-it-a-riot/
and
https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/24/standing_rock_special_unlicensed_dapl_guards
and, can you imagine rocket launchers.....WTF
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/18/national-guard-pulls-missile-launchers-away-from-standing-rock-protesters.html

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:14 pm

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Veterans vow, "not on our watch".

http://192.168.1.1:8181/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/veterans-vs-trump-pipeline-will-never-be-built-warriors-vow_us_5894220ce4b0c1284f25476e?

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:45 am

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Sioux will march on D.C.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028592026

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:51 am

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Trump Tyranny!!
The environmental impact study requested by the Standing Rock People has been dismissed and the customary two week waiting period is ignored. Work/drilling can begin now. There is nothing this brain dead, fat ass won't do for his wall street bodies. He is voiding the U.S. Constitution in every conceivable way. He thinks he is the exalted monarch and every whim is edict. And, those around him encourage this behavior as long as he signs whatever they put in front of him. He lies perpetually about everything and his hallucinations/delusions are covered by those fiends pulling the strings.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017423003

Completely unrelated, but here is an example of his insanity/inadequacy.
Today. 4:11 AM. The President of the United States--the leader of the free world, upon awakening(?) is on twitter spewing this nonsense. Who among you can find this reasonable?
From trump--Destroyer Of Lives.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/828939235499638784

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:56 am

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Help the Standing Rock Sioux in any way you can. They are now the front lines. If you think this will not/does not affect you--you're wrong. If for no other reason than the take over of this insane government now entrenched, then the tentacled grip of the corporate take over of this country (sound dramatic--well, it is) and the full frontal assault and erosion of our Constitution. Everything affects everything. Hang together or hang alone.
You know the American dream is now dead. I've read you have to move to Canada to find it.
video 9 min
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017423126

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:38 pm

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Investors now get nervous and ask to have the pipeline rerouted away from Standing Rock water supply.
It took all this shit to get here. Seattle, the state of California, Norway, etc. move their many billions and investors now develop morality. Sure, right. Everything was OK until it started to fuck with their money.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/investors-banks-rerouting-dakota-access-pipeline_us_58a76a6ee4b045cd34c1946e?9jpquyl3x7lm1jor&

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:36 am

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trump's feds are on the attack at Standing Rock and making arrests that carry federal charges that impose up to fifteen years. This is absolutely absurd. Under trump, mr tough guy (big fat makeup wearing puffball), law enforcement is completely militarized.
Even after investors have come out and asked that the pipeline be rerouted around the Sioux water supply (as it was done for the white community to the north (Bismark) after they feared contamination of their water supply), this assault against demonstrators (water protectors) is, simply, vengeance, as the world watches.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/18/standing-rock-activists-justice-department-new-arrests
and. on site
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017424953
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http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017424954

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