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Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline
Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby

Posted on 01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST by george76

The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline.

Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.

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1 posted on 01/24/2013 7:03:21 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

>>The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a “one-time” use of civil disobedience. <<

I think a “one-time” use of disobedience to laws governing the discharge of weapons may be in order to keep these yahoos fromm blocking this important project.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 7:12:16 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: george76

Well, from personal experience actually Sierra Club does do this, but what they do is form other front “community activist” groups that then go out and do the civil disobedience. But Sierra Club always has plausible deniability, and when it gets into litigation you can never find out who the actual members of these community activist groups are.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 7:14:14 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

“Community activists groups” = Rent-A-Mobs


4 posted on 01/24/2013 7:16:29 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: freedumb2003

I like the way you think.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 7:18:16 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: george76

These idiots and their “cause celeb” don’t seem to realize that there are already oil pipelines all over the United States.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 7:20:06 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: jazusamo; girlangler; Flycatcher; neverdem; Grampa Dave; tubebender; SierraWasp; NVDave; ...

Sierra Club = Soros ?


7 posted on 01/24/2013 7:21:22 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: kaehurowing

Seems to me that they’ve opened themselves to prosecution with this announcement that they have approved illegal activities in pursuit of their goals.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 7:22:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76

another once beneficial organization that has been taken over by extremists who want control rather than conservation.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 7:24:29 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Actually it was ALWAYS about control. They just wrapped it in a feelgood package.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 7:26:42 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: kaehurowing

Once, long ago, I was on the Florida Executive Committee FLEXCOM)of Sierra Club - sort of makes me a real ex-FLEXCOMmie, doesn’t it.

Do not under-estimate your enviro enemies. Those are not merely granola chompers with delusions of grandeur. They really do believe that in order to save the environment, American capitalism must be destroyed. They also act on their beliefs and help those who are equally dangerous and terrorism inclined.

Yes, they really are small ‘c’ commies.

Only when eco-terrorists are summarily executed will such tactics drop in number. Note I said drop in number, not cease, as enviro true believers are similar to Muslims in that death for the cause is acceptable.

However, if the Sierra Club, and its Board members, were to be prosecuted as a terrorist organization for this latest statement, then such outrageous statements and acts would decline immediately.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 7:27:43 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: george76
And Warren Buffet
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-23/buffett-s-burlington-northern-among-winners-in-obama-rejection-of-pipeline.html http://www.humanevents.com/2012/01/24/warren-buffett-cleans-up-after-keystone-xl/
12 posted on 01/24/2013 7:28:47 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: george76
The left is a very violent group. Ecoterrorism, Bill Ayres , school shootings, and Occupy anarchists.
They seem to be competing with the muslims when it comes to attacking innocent victims in the U.S..
Terrorism by any other name is still terrorism.
13 posted on 01/24/2013 7:28:58 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: WXRGina

“These idiots and their “cause celeb” don’t seem to realize that there are already oil pipelines all over the United States.”

Yeah, but if all the hydrocarbons there, if released will cause the temperature of the earth to rise than just a little bit less than one hundred and eleventy billion degrees, which would kill off at least 90% of all humans currently living, which is a good thing, oh wait, why is this bad again?


14 posted on 01/24/2013 7:36:21 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: cripplecreek
they’ve opened themselves to prosecution...

They certainly have. And Holder will get right on it! (he's a tad busy just at this moment with F&F and the new black panthers)

15 posted on 01/24/2013 7:39:25 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: freedumb2003

No point in allowing them to change the subject.

I’m sure if we used “one time civil disobedience” to punch them in the mouth, they’d lose their enthusiasm.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 7:40:43 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: freedumb2003
My thought exactly, a concerned citizen group should be formed to protect private property with any force necessary.I always thought lethal force was allowed in the case of a felony. I wonder how much eco terrorism would occur if was widely disseminated that they would get their *ss shot off.
17 posted on 01/24/2013 7:43:54 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: george76

Just make sure everyone else is Armed and a Member of a Labor Union, then they would have the Blessing of the Supreme Court and Congress to USE VIOLENCE TO FURTHER THEIR CAUSE.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: george76

They can break the law...ergo, we can break bones...right?

Just think in’.

Shove them up their own smelly Obamas.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 7:49:02 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: george76

One of the directors on the board of the Sierra Club is “Captain Coco Puffs”, Paul Watson, of Sea Shepherd. That is an eco-terroist organization.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 7:49:02 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: freedumb2003

Let the bast***s freeze together in the dark.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 7:51:26 PM PST by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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To: GladesGuru
They really do believe that in order to save the environment, American capitalism must be destroyed. They also act on their beliefs and help those who are equally dangerous and terrorism inclined. Yes, they really are small ‘c’ commies.

They were likely funded by Large 'C' Commies, about the same time as Greenpeace got a gob of funding from the KGB, for the express purpose of interfering with Western Industry. Best money the Soviets ever spent, as far as that goes (for them), the gift that keeps on giving.

But they have made an error here, if they have proposed violent acts to damage and/or interfere with the construction of critical infrastructure.

That makes them "Domestic Terrorists".

22 posted on 01/24/2013 7:55:54 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: george76

Yeah ! Targets of opportunity !


23 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:01 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Freedom is my F word.)
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To: Fred Hayek

I stand corrected. CocoPuffs leaft the Sierra Club abck in 2006. He is still a kindred spirit (demon?) to that organization.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 8:05:38 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: george76
It’s a darned shame that a once decent organization has become dominated by a bunch of left wing kooks... Sort of like the U.S. Government.
25 posted on 01/24/2013 8:18:02 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: GreyFriar
“another once beneficial organization that has been taken over by extremists who want control rather than conservation”

They were formed in the 50s by 40 jet setter playboy cross country skiers from rich families.

Their only purpose was preserving the back country for cross country skiing in the high sierra, I happened to know one of them, now dead.

26 posted on 01/24/2013 8:20:22 PM PST by dalereed
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To: GreyFriar
“another once beneficial organization that has been taken over by extremists who want control rather than conservation”

They were formed in the 50s by 40 jet setter playboy cross country skiers from rich families.

Their only purpose was preserving the back country for cross country skiing in the high sierra, I happened to know one of them, now dead.

27 posted on 01/24/2013 8:20:28 PM PST by dalereed
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To: freedumb2003

It’s just the dying gasps of the global warming fraud movement. They know that the Keystone Pipeline is a death knell for any physical limitations on the amount of fossil fuel energy we can produce in North America, and they were counting on “Peak Oil” and “energy independence” to help in their crusade to shut down our energy infrastructure. Fracking and oil sands and Canada have put the lie to all of that, and they’re stressed as hell.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 10:04:23 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: cripplecreek

The Sierra Club has always been careful to insulate themselves (and their substantial assets) by forming front groups, as I had indicated in my prior email.

However, environmental activism and protests are Big Business. In the case I was involved in, the “protestors” had their own professional video crew to film them, and most of them were flown in from other parts of the country and given hotel rooms so they could participate in the “protest.” Several who tried to provoke a violent confrontation with us and workers on the job site were miked and had hidden video cameras—if they could get a reaction on tape, they could then doctor it up to make it look like we were the aggressors and bad guys. So they swung shovels and pickaxes at us, and taunted and swore at us, and threatened to destroy construction equipment. Fortunately, one of the undercover policemen who was with us leaned over and said, “be careful, they’re wired.”

It turned out later this was all part of a coordinated national fundraising campaign, using our project as something the enviros were “saving.”

This is why I rooted for the Japanese whalers in “Whale Wars.” I’ve seen it firsthand and know it is all a scam, the enviros really don’t care about the whales, they are just out to make money through publicity and public outrage.
Here’s just one story exposing a part of the Sea Shepherd Society scam:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/08/whale-wars-star-sued-for-5-million-by-ady-gil-ship-owner-report-says/


29 posted on 01/24/2013 10:33:39 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: george76

Any criminal violation of the law should open the Sierra Club to losing any 501C3 or 504 tax-exempt status with the IRS.

If the state(s) where the civil disobedience takes place charges them with criminal trespass, destruction of private property, interference with commerce, etc., then they will loss their tax exempt status upon conviction.

The state(s) might also be able to ban them from operating within their state upon conviction, labelling them a “criminal organization” or a “violent organization.”

A good prosecutor should know what to do. Just the legal fees to defend against such charges would be enormous, and if they lose, all this legal defense money (if funnelled through as tax-exempt), would be taxable.

Bring it on!


30 posted on 01/24/2013 11:56:03 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: george76; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

31 posted on 01/25/2013 10:09:29 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: cripplecreek
Seems to me that they’ve opened themselves to prosecution with this announcement that they have approved illegal activities in pursuit of their goals.

Prosecuted? By whom? That's the problem -- they can do this because they know they'll get away with it.

32 posted on 01/25/2013 10:13:48 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law
For the first time in my personal history, I approve civil disobedience in pursuit of the dismantling of the Sierra Club.

For ecoterrorists, I approve of execution with or without trial.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 9:12:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: george76

350.org

The organization was founded by author Bill McKibben an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the need for more localised economies. McKibben promotes the organisation, for instance by writing articles about it for many major newspapers and media, such as the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian.

In 2011 and 2012 he led the massive environmental fight against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project and spent three days in jail in Washington D.C. as leader of one of the largest civil disobedience actions in America for decades.


34 posted on 01/26/2013 9:19:40 AM PST by kcvl
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To: george76

350.org

The organization was founded by author Bill McKibben an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the need for more localised economies. McKibben promotes the organisation, for instance by writing articles about it for many major newspapers and media, such as the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian.

In 2011 and 2012 he led the massive environmental fight against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project and spent three days in jail in Washington D.C. as leader of one of the largest civil disobedience actions in America for decades.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by kcvl
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