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  • 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.
  • Sanitation crews work to remove massive amounts of garbage from DAPL protest camp

    02/06/2017 8:32:05 PM PST · by dynoman · 18 replies
    KFYR TV ^ | 2-6-17 | KFYR
    Making a dent in the immense amount of trash being hauled out of the Oceti Sakowin #DakotaAccessPipeline protest camp is being hindered by the weather. The garbage that was left behind is now frozen into massive chunks of junk. It's estimated it will take 250 trucks filled with litter to clear the camp. Each load that's dumped is inspected by the Morton County Sheriff's Department. #DAPL
  • Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess

    02/05/2017 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. “Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its...
  • North Dakota wants hired pipeline protesters to pay state income taxes

    01/31/2017 12:10:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 30, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    It’s no secret that millions have been funneled into the six-month-old demonstration via crowdfunding websites, and that more than 30 environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Indigenous Environmental Network, Food and Water Watch, 350.org and Greenpeace, have backed the protest. If national environmental organizations are paying protest personnel, they’re not saying so publicly. Still, Mr. Rauschenberger said red flags will be raised if he doesn’t start seeing W2 or 1099 tax forms from those affiliated with the protest arriving at his office. “It’s something we could possibly pursue if we don’t see 1099s coming in for the activity,” Mr. Rauschenberger...
  • Trump To Sign Executive Orders Advancing Keystone, Dakota Pipelines

    01/24/2017 6:55:10 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    January 24, 2017 It is just day two of his presidency, and already Trump is taking a sledgehammer to the Obama legacy: in his latest move reported moments ago by Bloomberg, president Trump intends to sign two executive actions today "that would advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines", putting a spoke, so to say, in the train wheels of Warren Buffett's train-based oil transportation quasi-monopoly. Keystone was rejected under former President Barack Obama. Trump’s move on Energy Transfer Partners LP’s 1,172-mile Dakota Access project aims to end a standoff that has stalled the $3.8 billion project...
  • Running over protesters on roadways could soon be legal in North Dakota

    01/16/2017 2:02:58 PM PST · by Drango · 129 replies
    wkbw ^ | Jan 15 '17 | Justin Boggs
    Protesters may want to think twice about blocking roads in North Dakota. Republican lawmakers in the state introduced a bill last week in the legislature that would not hold motorists liable for negligently running over someone obstructing a roadway. The bill was introduced in response to a year of protests over a proposed pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. "A driver of a motor vehicle who negligently causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway may not be held liable for any damages," the bill reads. "A driver of a...
  • North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling

    01/10/2017 7:19:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 9:54 PM EST | James MacPherson
    North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate rejected a measure Tuesday that would have changed state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The bill failed 15-31. It would have changed dozens of references, such as “husband and wife,” to gender-neutral terms. North Dakota law lists “one man, one woman” or “husband and wife” for everything from marriages and divorces to fishing licenses. The measure got a hearing last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which voted 4-2 to recommend against passage. …
  • Post-Election Donations Up 300 Percent at Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, SD

    12/30/2016 4:29:54 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/30/16 | Josh Rosenthal
    Planned Parenthood became a frequent talking point during the election. The additional attention now appears to be responsible for a skyrocketing number of donations. "Somebody stopped in yesterday, downstairs, a man, and he had nine checks of $45 each, all in the name of Mike Pence," Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota President and CEO Sarah Stoesz said. She's never seen anything like it. "Our donations are up about 300 percent over a typical year," Stoesz said. "Every time there is any kind of attack on Planned Parenthood, of any broad scale, there has been an outpouring...
  • Judge tells Dakota Access protesters trying to wiggle out of lawyer bills to ‘get a job’

    12/21/2016 11:55:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Two demonstrators found guilty of blocking highway in first jury trial from high-profile protestA North Dakota judge had a message for Dakota Access pipeline protesters seeking to avoid paying their public defenders: Get a job. Two men convicted Tuesday in the first jury trial related to the long-running pipeline protest asked a judge to waive the $500 both were ordered to pay their public defenders. State District Court Judge Bruce Romanick was having none of it, informing the two men that $500 was far less than a private lawyer would have charged and noting that protesters have demonstrated ample resources...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters chain themselves to a bank branch in Massachusetts

    12/16/2016 1:52:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2016 | John Sexton
    A group of protesters chained themselves across the doors of a TD bank in Massachusetts in solidarity with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in North Dakota. From Masslive.com: The pipeline opponents began their action just after 8 a.m. by chaining themselves to the doors, shutting the bank branch down.Police initially gave them 30 minutes to leave, but more than three hours have passed with no movement on either side.Protestors said they will remain until they are arrested. Marc Osten, a Smith College student, Aly-Johnson-Kurts and University of Massachusetts student Giovano Castro are chained in the front, while Harrison Greene and...
  • Native Americans after 'easy money' in pipeline fight

    12/14/2016 10:37:40 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/21/16 12:01 A | JOHN SICILIANO
    The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has claimed that the project has encroached on its land, damaged sacred sites and would potentially harm a major source of their drinking water by going under Lake Oahe. [snip] But what continued to throw a wall up in the discussions was the tribe's demand to receive a fee for shipping the oil. "Even though the pipeline never crosses the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, [snip] "But time and again the tribe rebuffed or ignored the company's offers demanding, instead, a toll on the crude that passed through the pipeline, an ultimatum that showed the tribe's...
  • Editorial: Pipeline protesters win Pyrrhic victory

    12/05/2016 2:19:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 5, 2016 | By Tom Dennis
    There's a reason why Republicans soon will control not only the presidency, but also the Senate, the House, 33 governorships and both chambers in 32 states. The reason can be found in the Dakota Access Pipeline case. With its elevation of identity politics above all else, its twisting of facts to accuse others of racism, its fanatic claim of being above the law and its wild exaggerations of environmental risk, the protest helps explain why so few Americans are willing to give the Left power. The protesters won an important battle on Sunday, when their efforts convinced the Obama administration...
  • VICTORY! DAKOTA ACCESS PROTESTERS WIN AS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BLOCKS OIL PIPELINE THAT WAS TO BE BUI

    12/04/2016 4:39:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 4 December 2016 | Louise Boyle, James Wilkinson and Jessica Chia
    The Dakota Access Pipeline will not go ahead at the Standing Rock Indian reservation, it was announced Sunday. Moments after the decision was announced Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council Chairman Harold Frazier told DailyMail.com that he was 'shocked' by the news, which he'd received from Jo-Ellen Darcy, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army. The camp erupted into cheers as the news spread that the US Army Corps of engineers would not enforce an easement that would have allowed a pipeline to run under Lake Oahe half a mile south of their reservation, potentially affecting the tribe's drinking water and...
  • Feds halt construction, deny final permits for Dakota Access pipeline

    12/04/2016 2:31:55 PM PST · by cowpoke · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2016 | Devin Henry
    Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it would instead conduct an environmental impact review of the 1,170-mile pipeline project to determine if there are other ways to route the pipeline to avoid a crossing on the Missouri River...
  • Gen. Weasley Clark’s Son To Lead Veterans’ Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    12/03/2016 1:03:35 PM PST · by onyx · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-03-2016 | Kerry Pickett
    Gen. Weasley Clark’s Son To Lead Veterans’ Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline The son of retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark heads a veterans’ group committed to preventing law enforcement from evacuating Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. The group plans to arrive at the encampment Sunday.The group will supplement the few veterans who already arrived at one of the encampments earlier in the week and and demanded that law enforcement lay down their firearms.Wesley “Wes” Clark Jr. and former U.S. Marine Michael Wood Jr. lead Veterans Stand for Standing Rock. Clark’s father was also a 2004 Democratic presidential primary...
  • U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold

    12/03/2016 8:34:52 AM PST · by Lorianne · 87 replies
    Reuters ^ | Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester
    U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at the Oceti Sakowin camp near the small town of Cannon Ball, where they will work with protesters who have spent months demonstrating against plans to route the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, organizers said. The Native Americans and protesters say the $3.8 billion...
  • Heidi Heitkamp's Donald Trump meeting sets off alarm bells for Democrats

    12/02/2016 3:02:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 105 replies
    WZVN Channel 7 News ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Manu Raju and Jim Acosta
    President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet Friday with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a red-state Democrat, which could put Senate Democrats at a further disadvantage if she were to join the Trump administration. Heitkamp told CNN Thursday she has no inkling of what the meeting may be about, but said she was open to discussing serving in a Trump administration. News of the meeting set off a panic among top Democrats, some of whom began to privately make the case that Heitkamp should stay in the Senate rather than give up a seat that would likely be a GOP...
  • Ace Hardware Says It Is Selling Supplies To Pipeline Protesters

    12/02/2016 7:11:17 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 33 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Woochit News
    The hardware store chain said a statement circulating on social media indicating it had stopped selling products to protesters had been “manipulated.” Despite social media reports and rumors to the contrary, Ace Hardware says that its stores have not stopped selling supplies to people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protests in North Dakota have been ongoing for months.
  • Donald Trump to meet with Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp about cabinet position

    12/01/2016 9:23:40 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/01/2016 | CAMERON JOSEPH
    Donald Trump will meet with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) on Friday, his team announced before suggesting she's in the mix for a cabinet job that could cost Democrats a seat in the Senate. "She comes very highly recommended, very highly qualified, is a proven leader and would be an asset in any role or capacity," Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on a Thursday morning conference call. A Heitkamp appointment would give Trump's cabinet the veneer of bipartisanship, and all but certainly hand Republicans control of another Senate seat, giving them a 53-47 edge in the upper chamber. The first-term...
  • More than 2,000 veterans expected to form human shield at ND pipeline protest

    12/01/2016 4:55:18 AM PST · by Nextrush · 93 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/30/2016 | Terray Sylvester/Reuters
    CANNON BALL, ND--More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous plan to cut off supplies to the camp--an idea quickly abandoned after an outcry and with law enforcement's treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors increasingly under the microscope. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a contingent of more than 2,000...
  • Breaking: ND Governor Makes Emergency Declaration, Issues Mandatory Evacuation (Trunc)

    11/29/2016 6:48:34 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 58 replies
    thedailysheeple.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Claire Bernish
    Perhaps significantly advancing the time frame designated in the Army Corps of Engineers’ notice several Standing Rock Camps would face some form of eviction on December 5, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple opportuned an incoming winter storm to issue a mandatory emergency evacuation order — for all encampments north of the Cannonball River. Although the evacuation appears not be one of force, it is obligatory — all water protectors camping in Army Corps-managed land have been ordered by Dalrymple to take all possessions and vacate the area. “These persons are ordered to leave the evacuation area immediately, and are further...
  • Standing Rock activists asking white people to stop treating pipeline protest like Burning Man

    11/28/2016 10:53:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 57 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 28, 2016 | By Katie Dowd
    A reported influx of white protestors at Standing Rock has led to an unusual request from activists at the North Dakota Access Pipeline protest. According to the Independent, fellow protestors are asking white demonstrators to please stop treating the area like a free-for-all festival, complete with drugs, unsolicited music and photo ops. "No drugs or alcohol... This is not burning man or a festival," one statement posted on Facebook reads. "... YOU ARE NOT ON VACATION. This is not a camping trip." "White people are colonizing the camps..." protestor Alicia Smith added on Facebook. "They are coming in, taking food,...
  • Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival

    11/28/2016 3:38:26 PM PST · by southern rock · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/16 | Valerie Richardson
    Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies. “Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief time there that I believe many others have started to speak up about as well. White people colonizing the camps,” said Alicia Smith on Facebook. “They are coming in, taking food, clothing etc and occupying space without any desire to participate in camp maintenance and without respect of tribal protocols,” she...
  • Native Americans: Help Make America Great Again

    11/28/2016 5:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28 | Katie Kiefer
    Native Americans protesting the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline: quit throwing rocks at police; stop setting cars ablaze; discard your “Children Don’t Drink Oil” signs—and join your fellow brothers and sisters in making America great again. “We don’t have weapons. … We are looking out for … the children who are not even born yet,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault II said to defend his 10,000-member tribe’s use of violence, aggression and disorderly conduct to protest the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. No weapons? “A line of sheriff’s officers retreated in the face...
  • Army Corps to close protest camp near Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/26/2016 6:03:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Sexton
    The public land where hundreds of protesters have been camping out as they protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be closed on December 5th. That announcement was made in a letter sent by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Friday. The Associated Press reports: The letter, provided by the tribe, says: “To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands.” It says anyone on land north of the river after Dec. 5 will be trespassing and...
  • There is an Arrest Warrant Out for Jill Stein

    11/26/2016 10:04:55 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | 09-09-16 | John Nichols
    Third-party presidential candidates have participated in acts of civil disobedience, risked arrest, been arrested and been jailed with some frequency over the past 150 years. So the fact that Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein faces misdemeanor criminal charges in North Dakota stemming from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is hardly unprecedented. But it is politically significant. https://www.thenation.com/article/there-is-an-arrest-warrant-out-for-jill-stein/
  • North Dakota officials: Protesters should leave federal land

    11/26/2016 9:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2016 12:23 PM EST
    North Dakota officials are encouraging hundreds of Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters to respect a directive to leave a sprawling, months-old encampment on federal land. According to Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent him a letter Friday that said all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access Dec. 5 for “safety concerns,” including the oncoming winter and the increasingly contentious clashes between protesters and police. The Oceti Sakowin camp is on Corps land in southern North Dakota and is where the vast majority of the several...
  • Pipeline Protestor Sophia Wilansky Was NOT Injured By A Concussion Grenade

    11/25/2016 11:03:25 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Bob Owens
    It’s frankly stunning that after Dakota Access Pipeline protestor Sophia Wilansky had one of her arms destroyed by an explosive device that mainstream media outlets with considerable resources—ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, etc—didn’t immediately try to discover which side was telling the truth. According to the Morton County Sheriff’s Officer (MCSO) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol:“We are aware of the information about the woman on social media who has claimed she sustained injuries to her arm due to law enforcement tactics. The injuries sustained are inconsistent with any resources utilized by law enforcement...
  • Activist: Dakota Access Pipeline Caused By ‘White Supremacy’ – Would Be Like ‘Building A Pipeline’…

    11/24/2016 1:23:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 23, 2016 | 2:05 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A director at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C. said on Tuesday that white privilege and white supremacy led to the Energy Transfer oil pipeline project that includes land in North Dakota, and compared it to building a pipeline under Arlington Cemetery and across the Potomac River. […] Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ New Internationalism Project, first quoted David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux, who has said the pipeline would harm burial grounds and threaten the water of Lake Oahe, the location of a Sioux ancestral site. […] “The equivalent, we might think,...
  • New York woman could lose arm after blast at Dakota Access pipeline protest site, activists say

    11/22/2016 6:40:16 AM PST · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/22/2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt and Nicole Hensley
    A New Yorker was hospitalized with a gruesome injury while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline on North Dakota's Standing Rock Reservation, activists say. The woman — identified by activists as 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky — could lose her left arm after a Monday explosion behind the protest blockade near Cannon Ball tore through her winter jacket and skin, exposing bone. The Bronx woman was airlifted nearly 400 miles to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis following the 4 a.m. incident, said Wilansky’s friend and fellow activist Vaimoana Niumeitolu. “They’re trying to see if her arm can be saved,” Niumeitolu told...
  • Dakota Pipeline: Protesters Soaked With Water in Freezing Temperatures

    11/21/2016 12:11:52 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 21 November 2016 | Tim Stelloh, Molly Roecker and Chiara Sottile
    Tear gas, freezing cold water and rubber bullets were used to disperse a crowd of 400 protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline in clashes late Sunday and early Monday that left more than 150 activists and one law enforcement officer injured.
  • Gov. McCrory protests votes in 50 counties

    11/18/2016 10:20:40 AM PST · by wbill · 10 replies
    WGHP Fox 8 ^ | November 17, 2016 | Staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Pat McCrory's office is filing protests of votes in 50 counties. The governor trails Democrat Roy Cooper by about 5,000 votes currently. The McCrory campaign insists some of those votes counted were from deceased people, felons or people who voted more than once. In the Piedmont Triad, the governor is protesting votes in Alamance, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham and Stokes counties. "Now we know why Roy Cooper fought so hard against voter ID and other efforts to combat voter fraud as attorney general," said Russell Peck, McCrory's campaign manager. "With each passing day, we discover more...
  • 2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support of Standing Rock Water Protectors (Dakota Pipeline)

    11/04/2016 3:55:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | 11/3/2016 | Lance Schuttler
    Earier today it was reported by Redhawk at Standing Rock in North Dakota that two police officers have turned in their badges in support of the water protectors. L "There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them that they are welcome to put their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up." -Redhawk With...
  • Obama: Controversial Dakota pipeline could be re-routed

    11/03/2016 5:23:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/2/2016 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has said a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota which has seen months of protest could be re-routed. In an interview, the president said he would allow the conflict to play out for "several more weeks" to see if the issue could be resolved. The controversial Dakota Access pipeline crosses an area near a Native American reservation. Riot police armed with pepper spray clashed with protestors on Wednesday. In an interview with NowThisNews, President Obama said his administration was monitoring the clashes closely. "My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred...
  • North Dakota pipeline protesters’ drone shot after buzzing police helicopter

    10/23/2016 1:06:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Police officers shot at a drone operated by activists during Sunday’s North Dakota pipeline protest after the aircraft flew near a police helicopter, leaving passengers “in fear of their lives.” The drone “flew at a helicopter in a threatening manner” above a protest at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site, prompting officers to fire “less-than-lethal” ammunition at the drone, which then was landed by its operator, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. “A sheriff on board the helicopter reported to law enforcement on the ground that the helicopter pilot and passengers were ‘in fear of their lives,’ and that...
  • Clinton had different public and private stances on Keystone, leaked emails show

    10/10/2016 3:18:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton campaign debated whether to come out against the Keystone XL pipeline in August 2015 as a way to turn attention away from her secret email server and the bad press she was generating, according to messages hacked from her campaign chairman’s account and released Monday by WikiLeaks. ... The campaign’s willingness to use Keystone to shift attention from Mrs. Clinton’s troubles over her secret email server is a signal of just how troublesome those emails were.