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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby Feydakin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:43 pm

I'm going to go ahead and put this right in here... it's ongoing news. This will undoubtedly spark some opinions which is why I am putting it in discussions rather than news.



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Had to share this. I am sure my conservative friends will scoff, but I know, it's a hard truth to swallow. I'm going to copy paste things I posted elsewhere about it... a conservative vlogger that I watch recently said some not so nice things regarding Native Americans and our attempted genocide of them when invading this land that I just find that I can't agree with. I feel like it comes from a place of guilt more than anything else.

As much as I'm not one to condemn people for the sins of their fathers, we did wrong by so many people settling this country... we like to vilify others outside the US for "human rights violations", and yes, we're better now, but our hands are *not* clean by any means. I feel a special kinship and draw to this probably because I do have Native American in me, but any human being that knows the history of the indigenous people here can't help but be moved and sorrowful for what we did...

I also don't think things like "reparations" are appropriate at this point. It would be a pointless, empty gesture right now... and they just don't actually help. It's nothing but guilt assuaging. What we *should* do though is respect the people that live and their ancestors, and embrace their reverence for Mother Earth and nature and protect it as they did, would and are... standing with them.



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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby Corgimom » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:00 pm

Yes Europeans committed crime after crime again the native folk.

Then again- natives gave white man tobacco and did not tell them not to inhale.
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby ink » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:49 pm

watched the first video.. skimmed through the second. what was with the dogs and their handlers..?! i could not believe that they were sicking the dogs on the protesters!? that was so messed up.. curious, if this security force was privately contracted or they hired off-duty K-9 units to disperse protesters.. :yikes: /wtf

you know.. it is interesting. i hate how history is never spoken of in whole, the first vid touched on it some. but yes, settlers in this country, have broken every single treaty they ever made with the native indigenous ppls. every single one was broken. one can only hope that this judge puts a halt to the continuation of this pipeline



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reparations.. i stumbled onto a website, that this one girl had created called 'Reparations' and she made it to connect. it wasnt just about monetary provisions.. it was more about filling needs 'organically'. a place where white people could give, share a skill, network, give advice, the goes on... to a person of color in need. i personally, thought the concept was great. see a need, fill a need. at the time there had been more offers to fill needs than requests, so it seems that many are taking notice and getting involved.. i also, read the article by the washington post and lots of comments suggest an overall hate for the idea...
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby cerrodepedro » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:17 pm

What I found especially disturbing is that the physical violence is being done by private security and passively observed by government officials. I love what the Army Corps of Engineers has done and what they've said, but the fact that the DAPL remains in legal force keeps me cynical.
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby Phara » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:40 am

Real quick cuz I'm crocheting. Obama administration apparently just put a block on the section in dispute after the courts ruled against them. Awesome.
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby ink » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:56 pm

wait.. that is awesome! if im reading that correctly
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby AliceElite » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:56 pm

Bumping this because this, like the water crisis in Flint, is STILL HAPPENING, it is still an ongoing struggle.

Recently, some pipeline equipment was set on fire, resulting in two million USD in damage.

In addition, a journalist was charged with criminal trespassing for covering the issue. Charges were later dropped.
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby Feydakin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:00 pm

I don't know how else to interpret this but as a spiritual sign... a herd of hundreds of American Bison show up out of nowhere at Standing Rock, North Dakota at the #NoDAPL protest. #TatankaOyate

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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby Feydakin » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:29 pm

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For those pointing out that the DAPL doesn't even go through Standing Rock Reservation; Congratulations. Why do you think the protestors call themselves "Water Protectors"? Do you see that blue line on the map that the pipeline goes right across? That is the Missouri river. It supplies the fresh water for every community around it including Nebraska, parts of the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and small southern portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.... INCLUDING the Standing Rock Reservation. Not only do millions of people rely on the Missouri River watershed for drinking water, but many more millions rely on the produce that is farmed in those regions. Why is this important? Because they are protecting the water supply for their region and a huge portion of the Midwest. It is a fact that these pipelines produce waste just by their very presence that effects the water table, never mind open water sources like the Missouri river... and let's not even talk about how many of these lines have failed and produced spills recently. THIS is why the protests are going on. The DAPL's proposed path takes it right along the Missouri River, as well as across it's path, making the possibility of contamination of the water table and water supply from North Dakota to Missouri a near certainty. If there is a spill it could be not only an ecological disaster of epic proportions, but an economic one as well.

Let's not even mention the fact that the US Government is letting oil companies seize private land for these pipelines via bullshit EMINENT DOMAIN... Yes not a big deal until they come and steal YOUR sh*t huh? Well keep pushing for big government and the nanny state by voting for Socialists and it's just a matter of time before they come knocking on your door. I know you love being subjugated and lorded over but many of us don't and won't stand for it.

I also really love how people are calling them "paid professional protestors"... really? Go f**k yourselves. See, I can be a Conservative and not be a mindless, angry stooge for big oil at the same time! #NoDAPL
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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Postby ink » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:26 am

who is spouting that dumbness?!

sounds like you just came in from a fresh battle.. i can smell the greed and apathy from here. /62

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Re: Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

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