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  • N.D. man booted from GOP town hall after shoving money into congressman’s collar

    05/12/2017 9:16:08 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two men who got into a heated confrontation during a North Dakota town hall for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer had to be escorted from the event Thursday afternoon. Mr. Cramer faced a hostile crowd in Mandan during a question-and-answer session largely focused on his support for the American Health Care Act. Video from the event showed one man, identified by The Bismarck Tribune as Hazen resident Mike Quinn, angrily approaching Mr. Cramer and trying to shove a wad of bills into the congressman’s shirt collar. “If the health care is destroyed, do the rich get a tax break? Yes or...
  • Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?

    05/09/2017 9:10:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4 March, 2015 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Deer aren’t the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it’s not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets. When researchers in North Dakota set up “nest cams” over the nests of song birds, they expected to see a lot of nestlings and eggs get taken by ground squirrels, foxes, and badgers. Squirrels hit thirteen nests, but other meat-eaters made a poor showing. Foxes and weasels only took one nest each. Know what fearsome animal out-did either of those two sleek, resourceful predators?...
  • Open Carry Muslim Posts Video with Weapons, F-Bombs at Christian Event ~ VIDEO

    04/25/2017 5:38:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    An American Muslim who open and concealed carries weapons got into trouble for a facebook live video.He filmed and posted the video outside of a Christian event that some called “anti-Muslim”. The event occurred on April 9th, 2017.Ehad Abdulmutta Jaber bought tickets for the event and was wearing the T-shirt pictured above. The Shirt says: I am an AmericanI am a MuslimI open carryI concealed carryI am only dangerousIf you are stupid. Ehad entered the event wearing the shirt and openly carrying a holstered pistol. He was concealed carrying another pistol in an ankle holster.  One account said he...
  • How The Ethanol Mandate Is Killing The American Prairie

    04/14/2017 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/13/2017 | William F Shughart II
    America's long war on fossil fuels is destroying the famed American prairie. According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the middle of our country, from Texas to North Dakota, already is gone. Only isolated pockets of prairie tall grass, some 35 million acres set aside for soil and wildlife conservation, remain. And that — largely in the Great Plains — is at risk of being destroyed. Among the factors most responsible for this tragic loss of our prairie heritage is the federal renewable fuel standard, a...
  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • Officers’ spouses terrorized by threats of murder, rape during Dakota Access pipeline protest

    03/16/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Families come under siege as anti-cop agitators move into pipeline campsThere reached a point when the Dakota Access protest became less about debating the merits of pipeline routes and more about mixing it up with cops. That’s when the danger spiked for officers and their families. While protesters were fueling worldwide outrage and fundraising over allegations of police brutality, an aggressive cohort of agitators was terrorizing the families of law-enforcement officers with threats of death, rape and arson. “There were threats made to us, mostly that they were going to come burn down our houses or rape us while our...
  • ICE Operation Nets 86 Arrests Across 5 Midwestern States

    03/15/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/15/17 | Michael Oakes
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 86 foreign nationals across five Midwestern states last week, including 26 in Minnesota. In a release Wednesday, the department said the operation targeted immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens over a three-day span. The operation included 32 arrests in Nebraska, 26 in Minnesota, 23 in Iowa, four in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. ICE said 52 of those arrested had prior convictions in addition to an undocumented status. Twenty-three had previously been deported and returned, which constitutes a felony. 
  • Judge rules against tribes, clears way for Dakota Access pipeline to begin moving oil next week

    03/15/2017 11:26:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    A federal judge has denied a last-minute plea to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, allowing the $3.8 billion oil pipeline to begin operating as early as next week. U.S. District Court Judge James A. Boasberg ruled Tuesday that the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux are unlikely to prevail on the merits of their challenge to his March 7 decision, saying that the court “believes that Plaintiff does not have a strong case on appeal.” A status report filed Monday by Dakota Access LLC said oil is expected to start flowing through the North Dakota section of the 1,172-mile,...
  • Dakota Access protest camps cleared after $1.1 million federal cleanup; four more dogs rescued

    03/13/2017 6:20:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Federal contractor hauls off 835 dumpsters of trash and debris from protest sites The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrapped up its $1.1 million cleanup of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps on federal land in North Dakota, hauling away 835 dumpsters of remaining trash and debris. The site, once occupied by thousands of environmental demonstrators, is now vacant. [Snip] Corps Capt. Ryan Hignight said a total of 8,170 cubic yards of debris was removed from the three camps — Sacred Stone, Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud - all within the flood plain on federally managed land. "In total, there were...
  • Environmentalist Protest Destroys The Environment At Standing Rock

    03/10/2017 3:23:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/10/2017 | Brad Slager
    Garbage, building materials, and months of untreated human waste from thousands of Standing Rock squatters now threatens the very water they claimed to be protecting. After half a year, hundreds of arrests, and thousands of headlines, the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline has drawn to an end at the Standing Rock site. On February 22, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum forced an evacuation of the protestors’ camps. The government needed time to clean the environmental mess the environmentalists left behind. That paradoxical reality underscores many of the problems with efforts that claim to solve potential problems. In the end,...
  • North Dakota House Passes Constitutional Carry 83-9

    03/03/2017 4:44:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    North Dakota has passed a “permitless” or Constitutional carry bill in the House. The bill had very strong support, passing 83-9, with two representatives not voting. From nd.gov: 11th Order – Final Passage House Measures – HB1169 – Energy and Natural Resources – Do Pass – Votes Required 48: PASSED – Yea 83 Nay 9 N/V 2 Exc 0 For a Constitutional carry bill, the legislation is fairly complicated. It removes various restrictions in ten pages of text. It applies only to North Dakota residents. Residency may be shown by displaying a North Dakota picture ID that was issued...
  • President Trump Eliminates Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

    03/01/2017 2:35:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    KVRR ^ | February 28, 2017 | TJ Nelson
    Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota were on hand as Mr. Trump signed his order to eliminate the Obama Administration's Waters of the U.S. rule WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump has signed another executive order that will impact farmers and ranchers. Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota were on hand as Mr. Trump signed his order to eliminate the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Senator Heitkamp says it’s time for Congress to act by giving the EPA direction on what water is jurisdictional under the Clean Water Act. Senator Hoeven says the rule was a regulatory overreach that...
  • Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

    02/28/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by csvset · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Rod Nickel
    Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others. Outside were 16 asylum seekers, arriving at one of the first houses they saw after crossing a lightly monitored border between Canada and the United States. "They banged pretty hard, then 'ring ring ring' the doorbell," said French, a mother of two young girls. "It was scary. That really woke me up." The town has become the front line of...
  • Pipeline protesters set fire to camp before clearing out; oil could be flowing in 2 months

    02/22/2017 2:05:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/22/2017 | By William Lajeunesse
    CANNON BALL, N.D – After seven months of protests, beating drums, freezing nights and canned chili, police shut down campsites once occupied by tens of thousands of environmentalists and Native Americans fighting the North Dakota Access Pipeline project. At least one person was injured Wednesday after protesters set fire to a handful of wooden structures at the makeshift campsite. Cecily Fong, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Emergency Services, says the extent of the unidentified female's injuries weren't known. Fong said an ambulance was being sent to the encampment. Most of the 200 to 300 protesters who remained at...
  • Pipeline Protesters Ruin Tribe’s Casino Revenue and Set Fire to Camp

    02/22/2017 12:42:55 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2017 2:27 PM1 | by PAUL CROOKSTON
    The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are being forced to abandon their camp today, and rather than allow the site to be properly cleaned up, they have decided to light it on fire Burning sections of the camp will most likely make a sanitary and efficient cleanup more difficult for the authorities, which have repeatedly clashed with protesters over the camp’s threat to the environment. An even bigger reason many in the Standing Rock tribe won’t be sorry to see visiting agitators go: The pipeline protest has been detrimental to their most important source of revenue, the Prairie Knights Casino &...
  • Today is the deadline for Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps: Clear out before bulldozers arrive

    02/21/2017 1:59:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    By the time you read this the sun will have already risen in North Dakota, where a few hundred dead end protesters are hanging on in what remains of the Dakota Access Pipeline camps. Obstruction of the project essentially collapsed once Donald Trump took office and the Army gave the go-ahead for the final sections of pipe to be laid. Even the Standing Rock tribe has asked the unwelcome visitors to depart, preferring to fight the rest of the battle in court, but the remaining holdouts do not appear to be convinced. (Associated Press) As dawn breaks over an...
  • Global warming about to cause tons of environmentally-conscious Standing Rock protesters’ garbage...

    02/08/2017 5:33:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 2/8/17 | Doug Powers
    The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters left a little gift so the locals will be able to remember all they did to fight for the well-being of Mother Gaia: North Dakota, you’re welcome! Because they care so much about the environment: Sanitation crews are working hard to dispose of six months’ worth of garbage from a community the size of Wahpeton or Valley City. The mountains of debris need to be moved before the spring thaw occurs.Making a dent in the immense amount of trash being hauled out of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp is being hindered by the weather. All...
  • Environmentalists Vacated From Standing Rock Protest Site Leave Tons of Toxic Waste

    02/08/2017 9:29:02 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 8, 2017 | Sundance
    It has been consistently evident that left-wing environmentalists and their professionally unemployed protesters are the most hypocritical bunch of moonbats around the drum circle of social and economic stupidity.
  • Two vulnerable Senate Dems in anti-abortion crosshairs

    02/07/2017 8:36:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/17 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    A leading anti-abortion group is publicly pressuring two vulnerable Senate Democrats to get on board with the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Susan B. Anthony List launched radio ads Monday in North Dakota, targeting Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, and in Indiana, targeting Sen. Joe Donnelly. Its aim: To persuade both Democrats, who are up for reelection in 2018, to support a measure blocking most Medicaid reimbursements from Planned Parenthood clinics for one year.