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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Turn Into Mid-western “Burning Man”

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Turn Into Mid-western “Burning Man”

Many news outlets fail to report Standing Rock Sioux were consulted numerous times about pipeline issues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvjiQQyZk0

The Dakota Access Pipeline may be tuning out to be the Last Stand for aging, white hippies.

Today, reports began to surface that the Native American protesters are now voicing concerns about their Caucasian co-demonstrators!

“People demonstrating at North Dakota’s Access Pipeline protest have expressed frustration at white demonstrators who are reportedly turning up to “colonise” the camp.

Concerns have been raised by protestors on social media, who claim that people are arriving at the Standing Rock demonstration for the “cultural experience” and treating it like Burning Man festival.

The following notice went up on Twitter:

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The Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux also voiced complaints about camp sanitation:

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II, who is leading the protest, raised concerns about sanitation in a Nov. 23 interview with Vice, saying activists are “digging pits out there for their human waste.”

“That’s a flood zone,” said Mr. Archambault, referring to camps on federal land along the Cannonball River. “So when the floodwaters come up, that waste is going to be contaminating the water. We’re no different than the oil company, if we’re fighting for water. What’s going to happen when people leave? Who has to clean it up? Who has to refurbish it? It’s going to be us, the people who live here.”

I will simply point out that if the Native Americans are going to culturally appropriate hippie protest tactics, then it only fair for old, white people to culturally appropriate fire circle drum ceremonies and outdoor urination.

Speaking of protest tactics, this video clip (taken in late October), offers a sense of challenges law enforcement has consistently faced when dealing with the demonstrators.

Shockingly, the protests have been racially charged…by the participants clashing with police.

A local deputy who asked to remain anonymous told WDAY AM’s Rob Port that most of the protesters are white, and that some have used racial slurs against black, Hispanic and American Indian officers.

In The Hill, Craig Stevens of the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now Coalition offered some intriguing background on the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux that have been the public face of these demonstrations.

The protests might also give the false impression that Native American tribes had no input to the project. The public record shows that they did. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held 389 meetings with 55 tribes to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe met with the corps nearly a dozen times to discuss archaeological issues and to help finalize the pipeline’s route.

…That the pipeline was to be routed along its current corridor was neither a secret nor a surprise to any tribe. That is why it was so disappointing to see the Obama administration cite tribal input when ordering a halt to construction of a small portion of the pipeline on Corps of Engineers land through and around Lake Oahe.

Not only did tribes have significant input into the siting of the route, but a federal court found no reason to halt construction of the small, disputed portion of the route based on tribal claims.

These facts is verifiable in court records, per an exhibit filed as a part of the USACE Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

….The Corps engaged in a robust consultation process following Dakota Access’s transmission of its survey results. See Tribal Consultation Spreadsheet (noting 389 instances of tribal meetings and communications) (Ex. 9). As discussed above, the Corps’ consultation process with Plaintiff involved at least nine meetings, some of which were site visits, and many of which were attended by the Commanding Officer of the Omaha District and one of which was attended by Id. The quantity and quality of these consultations renders Plaintiff’s claim that the Corps failed to consult in a “reasonable and good faith manner,” Pl.’s Br. 31, without merit.

Where tribes provided the Corps with information, the Section 106 process led to rerouting the pipeline “at PCNs 3&4 . . . to avoid potential historic properties.” Mem. for Record for S.D. Verifications at 7 (Ex. 7)….

Responsible news outlets should be reporting that the pipeline’s route was thoroughly vetted and local tribes offered significant input that helped shape the route to avoid harming the lands or water supplies.

Unfortunately, the mainstream media is run by old, white hippies who want to relive the days of their former glory vicariously through Sioux Indians and take news stories.

USACE-Brief-8-18-16 by Legal Insurrection on Scribd

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The Dakota Access Pipeline may be tuning out to be the Last Stand for aging, white hippies.

Reliving the good old days, when they’d ‘stick it to the Man’.

And, they all loved Billy Jack!

I know that the pipeline does not technically cross the Res. And, that the upcoming change in the water intake will eliminate any true risk of water issues for the tribe. But, it may be time to respect the feelings of the citizenry and reroute. Sometimes you just have to roll with the tide.

    Law and legal process be damned – “We don’t like this, so we’re not going to let you do this even though you’ve met every single legal requirement.”

    Do you not understand how dangerous that is?

    assemblerhead in reply to MattMusson. | November 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Did you even read?

    The pipeline was already rerouted to the tribes satisfaction BEFORE construction started.

    Read both the links, TheHill, and the legal brief.

      MattMusson in reply to assemblerhead. | November 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      You are correct.

      But, my point is this is turning into a lose/lose situation. If this explodes into violence it will be trumpeted as Donald Trump’s Wounded Knee – regardless of who is right.

        Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to MattMusson. | November 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        But, my point is this is turning into a lose/lose situation. If this explodes into violence it will be trumpeted as Donald Trump’s Wounded Knee –

        Please restrict your Presidential hatred to the man who’s in office. In case you haven’t kept up, it’s one Barack H. Obama who the aged hippies are imploring to stop, and whose agencies all APPROVED the project.

and that some have used racial slurs against black, Hispanic and American Indian officers.

OK, I’ll bite; what’s the “racial slur” they’re deploying against American Indian officers?

have expressed frustration at white demonstrators who are reportedly turning up to “colonise” the camp.

Oh, cheer up—the BLM people will be along any day now to co-opt the whole thing, and the Judean People’s Front People’s Front of Judea won’t be far behind.

The backers of the Sioux protestors know that they can not stop the pipeline. It is far too late for that. This is all for show. It is designed to increase the exposure of the Native-American grievance movement to generate monetary support and to increase the power of its leadership. Nothing else. The racial/ethnic grievance industry generates significant wealth, power and prestige for the leadership of its various branches. Just look at Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. And, the media support this industry because they are hugely involved in anti-social causes and the social disruption that they cause.

Ignore these people and they will wander back into the all-concealing shadows.

I love GoFundMe’s selective morals at letting all the Standing Rock supply fundraisers run.

As always with the “left”, NEVER let facts or the truth get in the way of THE AGENDA !

“If you’re coming to Standing Rock” reads like the rebuttal song to “If you’re going to San Francisco”. Instead of wearing some flowers in your hair you should be sure to bow your head in prayer!

People in motion? Pffft!

You might be tempted to blame the millennials for this, but it’s their parents who are paying their bills so they can leave their jobs and attend this protest/party.

Char Char Binks | November 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

The hippies are lapping up this abuse from Native Americans like biscuits and gravy. They AGREE that white people are bad, but of course some white people are worse than the ones who show their solidarity with the Natives and willingly take the abuse. After all, it’s the REALLY BAD white people who are the true target.

Of course whites are digging pits for human waste. Natives don’t need to do that. They just defecate right on the ground because their zhl+ doesn’t stink. That’s just the Great Spirit emanating from their holy offering to call of Nature.

We have a brainless niece there who also took part in Occupy Wall Street and she went here to get arrested again. Sounds like the old “we are getting the band back together” gathering of useless idiots. Please look up Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County Florida and see how he would handle this.

Pro tip: When the angry white hippie offers you a blanket… pass.

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