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8-18-16 ~ PIPELINE ROUTE PLAN FIRST CALLED FOR CROSSING NORTH OF BISMARCK
ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS
The Dakota Access Pipeline Project is a new approximate 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the rapidly expanding Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.
ORIGINAL APPLICATION DATED DEC. 22,2014
17 DIFFERENT ROUTE ADJUSTMENTS MADE IN RESPONSE TO INPUT RECEIVED DURING THE INPUT PROCESS.
DIRECTOR OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA AND STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER FOR NORTH DAKOTA
INSPECTORS ARE ON THE SITE REGULARLY
DETAILED FINDINGS BY THE JUDGE IN HIS MEMORANDUM AND ORDER HERE
THE TRIBE HAS KNOWN SINCE 2003 THIS INTAKE WOULD BE REPLACED. THE TRIBES WATER UTILITY BUSINESS RECEIVED CLOSE TO $40 MILLION IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS, INCLUDING NEARLY $30 MILLION IN 2009
NEW WATER INTAKE AND NEW WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN MOBRIDGE SOUTH DAKOTA – OVER 70 MILES AWAY.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION ENGINEER TOM THOMPSON HAS NOTED THE MOBRIDGE INTAKE AND TREATMENT PLANT ARE ALREADY OPERATING
STANDING ROCK TRIBE HAS SUCH EXTENSIVE WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES THAT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN WATER UTILITY.
ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATION OF OIL PIPELINES IN 2013, WE MOVED ABOUT 8.3 BILLION BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL VIA PIPELINE COMPARED TO ABOUT 291 MILLION BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL MOVED BY RAIL IN 2013, ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS.
Link for Association of American Railroads
doesn’t exist anymore
ASSOCIATION OF OIL PIPE LINES (AOPL) / AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE (API) 2015 U.S. Liquids Pipeline Usage & Mileage Report
ALL OF THEIR DATA IS OPENLY AVAILABLE HERE FOR ANYONE WISHING TO INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES.
PRESS RELEASE ON THE $29.2 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION — STANDING ROCK RURAL WATER SYSTEM
BISMARK ROUTING: EARLY DRAFT BISMARK CROSSING
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT
8-18-16 ~ BISMARCK TRIBUNE ARTICLE THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBAL CHAIRMAN DAVE ARCHAMBAULT II SAID:
“… the tribe argues that consequences would be severe if the 30-inch pipeline carrying 450,000 barrels of oil per day were to leak near the reservation’s water intake … ”
10-25-13 ~ ND SPILLS WENT UNREPORTED; STATE TESTING WEBSITE
North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.
MARCH 11, 2016 LETTER FROM EPA TO THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WHICH REFUTES THE NARRATIVE THAT REFUTES THE NOTION THAT A PROPER ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY WAS DONE
8-12-15 ~ EPA IS “UPSET” ABOUT THREE MILLION GALLON ANIMAS RIVER SPILL
Environmental Protection Agency’s colossal, three million gallon spill of mining waste containing lead, arsenic and other toxic substances into the Animas River in Colorado. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency is very sorry: +
DAKOTA ACCESS “FACILITIES RESPONSE PLAN”
FRASER RESEARCH BULLETIN DID A DETAILED REPORT ON THE SAFETY ASPECT OF THIS QUESTION IN AUGUST OF 2015 … THEY FOUND:
Page 17 (OR 1,261) OF THE DAPL ENVIRNMENTAL ASSESSMENT
1.~ 11-23-16 ~ New York Times – Power Imbalance at the Pipeline Protest When injustice aligns with cruelty, and heavy weaponry is involved, the results can be shameful and bloody. Witness what happened on Sunday in North Dakota, when law enforcement officers escalated their tactics against unarmed American Indians and allies who have waged months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. http://tinyurl.com/jmohvqs
2.~ 11-23-16 ~ New York Times – The Conflicts Along 1,176 Miles of the Dakota Access PipelineThe police confronted hundreds of protesters on Monday. Nearly 300 people were treated for injuries resulting from the use of police force, according to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council. http://tinyurl.com/zfsb93j
3.~ 11-22-16 ~ New York Times – Presidential Transition, Mosul, Standing Rock: Your Tuesday Briefing In our latest 360 video, a lifelong resident of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation talks about his relationship to the land and the water, and his fear for their future. Law enforcement officials defended their recent use of fire hoses against protesters, despite temperatures below freezing. http://tinyurl.com/j4uf3c8
4.~ The New York Times pointed out the undue cruelty exacted on the protesters at Standing Rock, the Times has called on President Barack Obama to make the most of the last two months of his administration and step in to protect the Standing Rock Sioux’s right to free assembly.
5.~ If the Dakota Access Pipeline is so safe that it presents no risk at all” when located very near the tribe, “why isn’t the pipeline safe enough to cross the river north of Bismarck, as originally proposed?
6.~ Pretty much a rigged story line meant to sell the public on the preferred route. Not mentioned are several factual items…… First, the 1851 treaty that the tribe is fighting. The pipeline crosses that land….. Two, the 90 feet under water crossing is under the water supply for the tribe no matter where the intake is. The new intake is downstream. Given a leak under water, and the oil floats to the surface entrapping itself through the column of water. It could be days or weeks before anyone even notices, which means a great deal of pollution such as we witnessed in the Gulf of Mexico takes place before anything can be done. Especially since the oil in the pipe will first saturate the soil and later the water column. Lot of oil in that pipe with no way really to recover it until it all surfaces….. Third, and is sorely missing from the multitude of your words, is the wildlife endangered. The Natives do consider the wildlife, and it would be nice if the FWS did too. But then the FWS have pretty much sold out to extractive industries and stood by silently as fish and wildlife in the US continues to be decimated…… So, back to the drawing board for you and dapl, because no one trusts the government to protect the waters, – see GOM – as it is basically in cahoots with big oil. Nice try, but no one is buying it.
7.~ This is native land. If this company had gone through Bismarck as originally planned, this wouldn’t be the case…. but ya know, the people of Bismarck didn’t like that idea so they pushed it on Native lands. And yes, it’s native lands. Stolen, returned in 1806 and stolen again.
8.~ Natives have been banned from the meetings; I’ve posted on those issues as they occurred beginning in 2013. We’ve been censored as I’ve reported all the way back then.
9.~ You’ve repeatedly disgraced yourself with valueless simpleminded remarks and pointless rhetoric; obviously you can’t establish your argument and must resort to diverting the subject by focusing on words rather than issues. We all know which articles you’re soft plagiarizing.
10.~ There were minimal ways to keep warm the night of November 20th, 2016, the night we are calling Backwater Sunday. A couple of small carefully monitored fires were started to keep drenched Water Protectors warm. Over 300 people were “triaged, assessed and treated” that night, according to Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council, most cases involved treating hypothermia and chemical exposure.
11.~ The New York Times is the only editorial board of a national paper of record to take a public stance in favor of the protesters at Standing Rock. The standoff has gone on for roughly 8 months, as indigenous communities argue that the proximity of the pipeline to the Missouri River would endanger drinking water supplies for not only themselves, but millions of people living near the Missouri River along the pipeline’s route — a position the New York Times editorial board has endorsed. http://tinyurl.com/zao9f6l
12.~ 11-24-16 They ordered people to get off the bridge claiming it might be unsafe due to the vehicles that were burned on it. They claimed it could not be inspected by the state transportation dept. to see if it was sound because of the presence of peaceful water protectors. And now they’ve loaded it up with heavy concrete barriers and an ambulance must still detour around the bridge to get to the nearest emergency room. So much for “public safety.”
13.~ All battles are waged on an unconscious level before they are begun on the conscious one, and this battle is no different. The well-packaged web of lies Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier spits out are easily disassembled for those willing to learn.
14.~ When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold to the masses the truth will seem utterly preposterous to the uniformed. Follow the truth and stop being one of the Morton County Sheriff’s sheepeople.
15.~ You’ve collapsed into the propaganda, lies, deceit, minimal half-truths by Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and his henchmen. By accepting the most flagrant transgressions of reality and civil rights violations you’ve never fully grasped the enormity of the situation. Obviously you’re not sufficiently interested in public persecution to notice what’s actually taking place: MANDATED GENOCIDE.
16.~ The Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier knew he was going to get sued. How do we know this? He has “Liability Insurance” in the event of future law suits. There are well over 11,000 water protectors. So you figure he will be hit with well over 3,000 law suits which I might remind you. The Ohio state police officers who quit are also suing Morton County for a millions. Just yesterday, in the sheriff ‘sown statement. It was the “Field Commanders” who called for the use of excessive force. Talk about throwing his own field commanders under the bus! If I were the field commanders. I turn in my badge and sing like a bird to the FBI of the orders issued by the racist sheriff..
17.~ Morton County Sheriff Sept. propaganda doesn’t deceive it merely helps people like you deceive themselves.
18.~ If rubber bullets are non-lethal, as we are told, why do police deny their use?
19.~ Firing projectiles into a crowd in the dark when you don’t know where they will land or who they will hit, hosing people down with water in subfreezing conditions (which can cause hypothermia within minutes), and trapping people on a bridge before gassing them (thereby causing panic and trampling) is just not acceptable. This is not how well trained officers deal with crowd situations.
20.~ So your idea of fun is aiming high-volume streams of ice cold water at people in freezing cold weather, is a bit sadistic don’t you think?
21.~ Keep in mind often people you oppress become mightier than you would like.
22.~ Do you have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them eventually realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”
23.~ The object of Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier’s power is power. The object of Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier’s oppression is oppression. The object of Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier’s torture is torture. The object of Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier’s terrorism is terrorism. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier is a sadistic public enemy
24.~ You see these dictators sitting on their pedestals spitting lies, surrounded by soldiers in riot gear… yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid, very afraid.
25.~ Let me explain. When it’s really fucking cold out — like in the 20s, as it was Sunday night at the site of the protests — and then you get sprayed with water, it makes you really, really fucking cold. Hypothermia-level cold…. Do you get it now?
26.~ There are alternatives to oil and gas. There is no alternative to water.
27.~ Water is sacred because it gives life to everything and without water there is no life.
28.~ The U.S. condemns ISIS for destroying ancient ruins and religious sites in Syria and Iraq for political reasons. Ironically, the U.S. allows private economic interests to do exactly the same thing in our own country.
29.~ One of the partners in this pipeline is the same as allowed 1,000,000 million gallons to spill into the Kalamazoo River n 2010 ruining the ecology
30.~ The waters they want to traverse under are the longest and most relied upb on in the country. 15,000,000 million people would have their drinking, livestock and irrigation water compromised.
31.~ Indigenous people have a right—and we never were afforded that right—to express our concerns.
32.~ An environmental representative states the pipe material was substandard and imported from Thailand.
33.~ North Dakota authorities erected a barricade 25 miles outside of Sacred Stone camp to deter people and supplies from coming in
34.~ The solidarity, unity and purpose of Indigenous peoples coming together from far off lands, crossing borders and sea’s, standing jointly as one body calling the ancients’ en mass to Standing Rock!
35.~ The real vandalism taking place at Standing Rock is bulldozing sacred burial sites, destroying land and unleashing vicious attack dogs on unarmed people.
36.~ No. Dakota should be prosecuting the crimes of threatening and destroying the water of millions and the violent attacks on peaceful Water Protestors.”
37.~ At Standing Rock, we have seen those that are gathering peaceably and prayerfully being met with unprecedented violence. Unarmed people including elders and children are being maced, beaten, shot, arrested, strip-searched and left unclothed in kennels meant for animals.
38.~ The United States is in the process of writing another disgraceful chapter in its history of relations with Indigenous Peoples.
39.~ It DOES NOT matter which bank or credit union you contract with, they are all controlled by the Federal Reserve banking cartel. The Federal Reserve is outside of us and owned by the wealthy ruling Global Elite “The Council of the 13 Families” which orchestrate all major world events. It’s imperative to comprehend and recognize all sides of wars are funded by the same 80 people who control the World’s Wealth; and the World’s Wealthiest of the Wealthy, the Global Elites/White Bankers (The term White isn’t aimed at skin, but the thought process of assimilated occupation which they accepted, then forced on others).You hear only what they want you to hear, see only what they want you to see, feel only what they want you to feel.
40.~ Common sense dictates it is time for President Obama to meet those who are seeking protection for the sanctity of water, yet instead are jailed while those willing to pollute it are protected.
41.~ During a meeting between Barack Obama and Chief Arvol Looking Horse Obama indicated he understood Treaties and would address the violations against our people. As Indigenous Peoples we took his words as his word of honor. We recognize those who fulfill their words and those who do not. During Obama’s term he has been resistant to uphold his word by refusing to meet with the Aboriginal Indigenous Spiritual People of the Earth.
42.~ The videos prove the fire started by Militarized Police shooting grenades from “their” side of the bridge
43.~ There’s always been fear of native people in prayer/ ceremony. It’s why the American Indian Religious Freedom Act wasn’t passed until 1978. Prior to that, native people were jailed for possessing ceremonial objects or having ceremony… while White people were free to own sacred objects for their personal ‘collections’ and practice any boxed religion of their choosing.
44.~ I did my research. Continue you on with your false narratives.
45.~ I think I may have been a bit too broad in expecting you to comprehend; I should have simplified my statements, broken down the facts and not anticipated you’d instinctively grasp variances in weather conditions coupled with wind and high pressure water systems affecting water temperature flowing at 4,816 PSI per exiting 100 ft. of 4” diameter hosing and the amount of potential energy reduced causing molecules to move slower. When water temperature reaches approximately 0°C, the molecules stick together and form a solid ice as exhibited by the photographs of ice clinging to razor wire. Wind chill speed factor on Nov. 20-21st was calculated at 22 mph, temperature estimated at 20F degrees… Cold water + 22 mph winds + 20 degree weather reduce the temperatures to subzero as anyone who went beyond 3rd grade knows.
46.~ You’re attempting to intentionally distract the real issues by using rhetoric
47.~ Now that I’ve got your attention let gets down to the real issue rather than your propensity to deflect by focusing on my choice of a particular word to express the severity of the genocide taking place.
48.~ You’ve repeatedly disgraced yourself with valueless simpleminded remarks and pointless rhetoric; obviously you can’t establish your argument and must resort to diverting the subject by focusing on words rather than issues. We all know which articles you’re soft plagiarizing.
49.~ Now that you have all the facts the real question is; why don’t you consider using fire hoses as water cannon’s to spray people in freezing cold weather mandated genocide?
50.~ All cops are bad…. not to say there are no good humans who wear a uniform…. but there are no good cops. All are extortionists for a fascist police state. 100% of their job is extortion. To trick us, they are allowed a side title of safety advisor or enforcer….
51.~ People who have the ability to change something in this world, All, without exception, have guts to abandon things important to them if they have to.
52.~ Mainstream repeatedly use the word CLASHES, a clash would infer two or more sides actively attacking each other, it doesn’t describe one group standing in line or a group, still and not moving forward and being attacked while holding their ground, that is not a clash. It is bias by language designed to infer two sides actively and violently engaging each other, not one side singing and praying while the other side fires all manner of munitions, chemical canisters and freezing cold water at them. Lazy journalism by corporate controlled media devised to promote extreme prejudices by manipulating the uninformed. Mesia know exactly what words to use to plant ideas into gullible minds.
53.~ “peaceful protesters were hooded, put in stress positions, Elders were kept in cages in the basement of the police station for several days.”destroying sacred objects—eagle feathers stripped off religious leaders, peace pipes broken, teepee flaps were forced open with the muzzle end of an M-4 rifle
54.~ Back at the riverbank, upon arrival there’s a commotion. Someone screams that a young kid has been hit by a rubber bullet. We see people rushing to an ambulance and speeding someone away. I get the firsthand report. The kid who’s been shot—it was one of the teenagers on the banks. He was speaking to one of the officers, and gathering wood to make a makeshift barricade in the water to stop the police boats from approaching the site when he was shot in the back at point-blank range. He’s coughing up blood.
55.~ In 1851, we had a treaty. We identified lands that were important to us and that had sacred places to us. No sooner than we signed that, there were encroachments coming and happening by Westerners and Europeans and so the federal government said, “We need to re-negotiate this land.” So they took more land. And then in 1877, there was gold discovered in the Black Hills. Gold was used for national security, to back our currency in the United States. For national security reasons, they said they needed to reduce these lands, so in 1889 our lands were reduced even more—millions and millions of acres. Each time these things happen, it creates trauma for the people.
56.~ Until it’s your damn water. You’ll be crying then and there will be no-one to hear you scream. When your day comes…who will stand beside you? Who will believe you?
57.~ Families in blue need clean water too. Wake up.
58.~ Policing costs have reached nearly $15 million. The courts are taxed. The jail is burdened, 34 local law enforcement officers are stressed and several Police Departments are refusing to participate in violation of Civil Rights Laws, Crimes Against Humanity and Mandated Genocide.
59.~ The term White isn’t aimed at skin, but the thought process of assimilated occupation which they accepted, then forced on another.
60.~ Energy Transfer Partners were just purchased by Sunoco
61.~ You keep spewing the government big oil line and when properly called on it resort to personal attacks. I attacked your words and crushed them into powder. I get you are upset, you spent a lot of time trying to convince me and everyone else of your propaganda.
62.~ (Kyle)Thompson was driving caught fire and was insured for Thompson-Gray, LLC, Knightsbridge Risk Management in Springfield, Ohio. A TRAVEL LOG ALSO INDICATED THAT THOMPSON MIGHT HAVE BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY ANOTHER DAPL SECURITY SHELDON WEBBER WHO COULDN’T BE LOCATED AT THE SCENE AND REMAINS AT LARGE, according to water protectors who found the documents inside the truck’. Interesting that the ‘equipment’ that was torched was already on fire when the truck was spotted making a getaway–when their supposed mission was to check up on the equipment. Sabotage isn’t beneath them either!
63.~ Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has cost Morton County more than $8 million.
64.~ How ironic; Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said someone recently posted the location of his father’s grave, which he took as an effort to intimidate.
65.~ Gov. Jack Dalrmple is the evil twin of Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier who wants to take the “Toughest Sheriff in America” title away from Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
66.~ Ironically the eviction notice is set for Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s birthday, how coincidental. NOT
67.~ Did you notice the comments were almost word for word the same as the article? Which by the way, is based completely on DAPL’s take on things and the DAPL web of propaganda.
68.~ Its interesting media uses the word “war”, as if civilians were armed to the teeth and shooting at every law enforcement vehicle/officer they come across. It’s also interesting they use the term “officer-involved shooting”, as if somehow it makes killing justifiable…. One is an exaggeration, and the other is an understatement. Both, however, are chosen to sway people the way they want them to go.
69.~ There are SO MANY issues behind the treaty issues that it’s difficult for many to grasp this is a NATION to NATION issue and should have been treated as such throughout history.
70.~ Defending the violence with false analysis
71.~ DAPL propaganda piece
72.~ It lists all of the missed meetings, without mentioning that according to the law, the nation “MUST” be a part of the proceedings. I’m sure in the past the nations would show up (all that is required) and be ignored and tromped over in favor of the pipeline. This time, they refused to show up, and that should have prompted negotiations to get them to the table. ALSO, the article did not mention the 2007 Resolution by Standing Rock, which prohibited any pipeline in the treaty area
73.~ Not only that, but the schedule of meetings moved without mention, how we were told we couldn’t speak of we mentioned this or that…. also the many closed meetings….
74.~ You’re ignoring the whole historical evidence-based argument
75.~ People don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed
76.~ Most White people don’t WANT to hear our experiences with racism. It is an unwillingness to honestly empathize.
77.~ Too many White US Citizens appear to have drawn the conclusion the criminal justice system, perhaps while imperfect, is still effective in dispensing fairness irrespective of the race of the person effected. In short, many Whites seem to agree with the system’s contention is colorblind.
78.~ No matter where you live in America, you’re living on occupied land that indigenous peoples’ were murdered for…
79.~ Euro Christian’s have killed our fathers and mothers, raped our sisters, stolen our land. You’ve killed and are continuing to kill almost all wildlife, then polluted our water looking for gold, shoved bibles down our throats and refused to consider us until June 2, 1924 when Congress granted us citizenship to OUR OWN LAND. Yet you claim to love nature despite what you’ve done to it.
80.~ Look at the laundry lists of assaults against our rights by the government. I’m not talking about the genocide that occurred centuries ago (though we shouldn’t forget that,) I’m talking about the genocide that is happening NOW.
81.~ Indigenous/Native’s are the only race in North America who have to LEGALLY PROVE RACE with European Enforced Government Documentation. No other race of people who came to our homeland has to do this to prove their race; Not Blacks, Not German, Irish or Jewish Whites, Not Asians or anyone including your pigment lacking forefathers.
82.~ According to the laws of the United States, specifically article six of the constitution,” which states that treaties are the supreme law of the land” however the treaties signed with the U.S. are merely “worthless words on worthless paper.
83.~ You need to understand the dynamics of this issue, in its totality.
At least 380 cultural and sacred sites along the pipeline route have been destroyed by work associated with the right of way clearing for the pipeline.
Constant aerial surveillance by drones, airplanes and helicopters and on-the- ground surveillance by officers in vehicles stationed on high points of land adjacent to the south camp. Officers in body armor, fully armed and in full camouflage gear.
–being surrounded by heavily armed law enforcement officers, armed officers on ATV; –being forcefully taken down to the ground by officers; –violent mistreatment during arrest including use of “billy clubs”, hands tightly bound with
plastic zip ties; –confiscation of their “chanupas” [sacred pipes and medicine bundles]; and –confiscation of vehicles and other private property.
PARAPHRASED… An environmental impact statement issued by Energy Transfer Partnetrs confirmed that over 380 sites would potentially be destroyed by the DAPL project despite the numerous federal laws and policies concerning such sacred, historical and archaeological sites ranging from the American Antiquities Act of 1906, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Environmental Protection Act as well as the international law, and international human rights instruments, including the UN Declaration. The owners and investors have in fact destroyed archaeological, historical and sacred sites of the Sioux.
280 nations and allies are at Standing Rock as of 9-26-16
15th largest city in No. Dakota
Non-violent direct action
There have been no injuries to security, no vandalism and no violence by the protesters
85.~ Water is sacred because it gives life to everything and without water there is no life.
86.~ The Sioux concern about sacred ground is largely rooted in an ancient native tribal prophecy that a giant black snake, “read oil and gas pipeline”, would cross the sacred Sioux Indian land, and if they didn’t rise up against this giant black serpent, the world would come to an end.
87.~ Native Americans are the only people in this country who still get arrested for PRAYING.
21 members of First Nations were arrested during a prayer ceremony today by security forces protecting the interests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Big Oil, and a Texas billionaire.
88.~ It’s a disgrace to our Nation that this sort of racist religious repression is still happening in 2016.
89.~ First Nations peoples have a right to worship, when they want, where they want, and why they want. And should not need a permit, or any governmental permission. This is still their land. All of it.
90.~ Gov. Jack Dalrmple claims it’s dangerous to live in these conditions. He sure didn’t care when it was the same temperature as it is outside when he was fire hosing our people. He didn’t care about it then, so why is he caring about it now?”
91.~ The funny thing is, there is not ONE video or piece of evidence proving the water protectors have done ANY of the things he is accusing them of. On the other hand, the countless video proof of Morton County Police abusing their power is pretty cut and dry.
92.~ Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier can reject all the allegations he wants, the videos serve to prove otherwise.
93.~ The fire seen in the above video of tires and hay bales burning at the roadblock was started by police who kicked over a bucket where ceremonial sage was burning.
94.~ What you will see in this video is what is really going on with the Police: the true front line. They are heavily armed, using pepper spray in aggressive ways that it is not supposed to be used, using tasers, stun guns, and plain old violence with clubs.
95.~ The civil right to peaceful civil disobedience also bears the right to be arrested in a peaceful, non-violent way and such protests do not give police the right to use tasers, rubber bullets, pepper spray, batons, or other excessive force when arresting peaceful civil disobeyers.
96.~ 8×20 cells with up to 34 women
97.~ STANDING ROCK ~ OCETI SAKOWIN – RED WARRIOR CAMP ~ MISSISSIPPI STAND
98.~ I have a name… thousands here have names, but the government has taken away the identity of the police officers who are forced to cover their names with tape. Forced to relinquish their own existence
99.~ Potentially murdering someone by drowning if someone couldn’t swim, were overcome by pepper spray or was trampled/pulled/pushed under by someone panicking or unable to see.
ATTEMPTED MURDER… In order for a person to be guilty of attempted murder, that person should have deliberately, intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.
In the case of death:
VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: an intent to kill or cause serious bodily harm
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: an unintentional killing resulting from recklessness or criminal negligence.
100.~ Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
101.~ Militarized Police beating people with batons; shootings to the face with rubber bullets and bean bags rounds; high voltage stuns guns held directly to Protectors bodies for prolonged periods of time and tasers with electrical pronged hooks incapacitating people; pepper spraying women and Elders; flash bang explosions permanently damaging hearing. A 15 yr. old Spirit Rider’s horse killed, shot out from under him. Horse’s intentionally injured by police projectiles at close range, buffalo shot from helicopters and left to die in fields. CONTINUE READING https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/police-atrocities-at-standing-rock-and-their-weapons/
102.~ Instead lets identify the armed military garbed police in hooded jackets and ski masks, covered face helmets and tactical gear, pepper spraying unarmed and peaceful Water Protectors and arresting journalists by violating the 1st Amendment prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.
103.~ “The Water Protector Legal Collective”
strong>ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS vs Gov. Jack Dalrmple
From the SRST Legal Team in reference to the Executive Order from Governor Jack Dalrymple (November 28, 2016): Governor Dalrymple has no authority to override the Army Corps of Engineers. This order is nothing we didn’t already know, i.e., “Any person who chooses to enter, reenter, or stay in the evacuation does so at their own risk…” He is trying to give impression he has authority over this property, but he does not. He has absolutely no jurisdiction over the Army Corps of Engineers. This is an attempt to create a similar situation to what happened after Hurricane Katrina….
Illegal detention of property, theft and interference with the US Postal Service; a Federal entity.
18 U.S. Code § 1703 – DELAY OR DESTRUCTION OF MAIL OR NEWSPAPERS.
(a) Whoever, being a Postal Service officer or employee, unlawfully secretes, destroys, detains, delays, or opens any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail entrusted to him or which shall come into his possession, and which was intended to be conveyed by mail, or carried or delivered by any carrier or other employee of the Postal Service, or forwarded through or delivered from any post office or station thereof established by authority of the Postmaster General or the Postal Service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(b) Whoever, being a Postal Service officer or employee, improperly detains, delays, or destroys any newspaper, or permits any other person to detain, delay, or destroy the same, or opens, or permits any other person to open, any mail or package of newspapers not directed to the office where he is employed;
or Whoever, without authority, opens, or destroys any mail or package of newspapers not directed to him, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
18 U.S. Code § 1697 – TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS ACTING AS PRIVATE EXPRESS
Whoever, having charge or control of any conveyance operating by land, air, or water, knowingly conveys or knowingly permits the conveyance of any person acting or employed as a private express for the conveyance of letters or packets, and actually in possession of the same for the purpose of conveying them contrary to law,
shall be fined under this title.
NOV. 20, 2016
200 injured, 7 head wounds, 4 people treated for hypothermia, 1 broken arm, broken fingers many people with contusions on chests and body, another struck in the genitals with a tear gas canister then laughed at by police as the officer then shot him twice more, one rubber bullet to each of his knee caps. Several shot in the face by rubber bullets, Vanessa Dundon may still lose sight of her right eye after being struck by a tear gas canister. People bleeding profusely and several people extremely injured. And lest we forget Sophia Wilansky who has had several major surgeries in an attempt to repair her arm caused by a concussion grenade thrown directly at her by police which blew her arm completely open.
11-30-16 ~ Audio: Tribe objected to pipeline nearly 2 years before lawsuit
Audio released by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from a September 2014 meeting with Dakota Access Pipeline representatives contradicts recent claims made by a pipeline company executive.
1. Guy Dullknife III was shot with bean bags in the leg, chest, and hands while trying to help a woman who was being sprayed with the water cannon as she lay on the ground.
2. Mariah Bruce accuses police of shooting a tear gas canister directly at her on Nov. 20, striking her in the vagina.
3. David Demo was near a razor wire line filming police with a GoPro camera when he was targeted by the water cannon. After changing clothes and returning to the front line, Demo was shot in the hand with a rubber bullet. The impact broke several knuckles and required reconstructive surgery.
4. Israel Hoagland-Lynn
needed 17 staples in his head to close up a wound from a rubber bullet fired by police.
5. Wool, the woman who was struck by the water cannon on the night of Nov. 20, alleges she was also struck in the face by shrapnel from “a grenade,”
6. Sophia Wilansky arm has been partly amputated after a concussion grenade was deliberately thrown at her as she ran away
7. Vanessa Dundon may lose sight of her right eye after being struck by a tear gas canister.
MANDATED: command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative.
UN CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE
The Genocide Convention in International Law
Acts of Genocide: National, Ethical, Racial or Religious group
The following acts can be considered genocide when they are committed with the intent to destroy a group protected by the Convention: killing, causing serious bodily or mental harm; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The tribunals have elaborated on the act of “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group.” Harm need not be permanent or irremediable and can include torture, be it “bodily or mental, inhumane or degrading treatment, persecution.” Considered an act of genocide when committed with the intent to destroy a protected group. The tribunals further confirmed harm also includes sexual violence that falls short of killing.
Genocide is a continuum that runs for years, decades or centuries. It begins with marginalization and dehumanization of an identifiable minority, the theft of their lands and property, their slaughter and decimation, and the gradual squeezing of remnant populations. The central organizing principle of the continuum is a narrative that turns “others into non-persons or monsters,” that normalizes atrocities and rationalizes the “every day practice of violence.”
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY are certain acts that are deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a population. Including any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack: murder; extermination; enslavement; deportation or forcible transfer of population.
WAR CRIMES: Rule 156. Serious violations of international humanitarian law constitute war crimes: is an act constituting a serious violation of the law of war giving rise to individual criminal responsibility which include intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages, perfidy (deception), rape, using child soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter (refusing to enter into an agreement with an enemy attempting to surrender) will be given, and using weapons that cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering.
ACT OF TERRORISM: the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.
An informed opinion demands familiarity with both sides of an issue. Let’s start from the beginning; this was land belonged to Indigenous from time immemorial; Native lands and Reservations are not synonymous. In 1851 land was guaranteed to the Sioux Nation. Keep in mind not all that land is part of the Reservation, but IT IS Native Land. Guess where the pipeline is? It’s in the lands that were guaranteed, but not part of the Reservation. So DAPL’s claim the pipeline doesn’t run through the reservation is true, but it has nothing to do with the whole truth, in other words DAPL is lying by omission. When you actually take the time to read the 1851 Treaty, you’ll realize the treaty has been ignored and violated over and over again. Pro-DAPL wants law and order right? The treaty IS the law. The treaty was never rescinded; it’s Native land, PERIOD. So when they’re talking about the property rights of the pipeline, DAPL doesn’t have any, can’t argue that, they’ve got to respect the law, the property rights, the treaty. Energy Transfer Partners NEVER got permission from the tribe, they have NO PROPERTY RIGHTS; it’s that simple.
The drilling pad is on unceded territory (land never surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way) of the Sioux Nation. The federal government acknowledged this as well as admitting the Sioux Nation never took the $108 million offered in 1944, which the fed’s put in a trust fund which has accrued interest and is now worth $1.3 billion. The Sioux are still saying “No thanks, we don’t want your money we want our land.” There is also additional land the government ceased from 1948 to 1953 for the construction of the Oahe Dam. In 1999 and 2000 congressional studies recommended the land be given back to the Sioux. The Dept. of Energy can return the land at any time and empty the trust fund for a sizeable investment profit.
Now don’t try and argue the tribe ignored the meetings because all of the so called missed meetings were not missed. It was just reported as so. Nations would show up (all that is required) and be ignored and tromped over in favor of the pipeline. Multiple closed meetings. The 2007 Resolution by Standing Rock, which prohibited any pipeline in the treaty area, and not only that, schedules meetings were moved without mention or notice, how we were told we couldn’t speak when bring attention to various agenda’s.
The 1st, 2nd, 4th Amendments Rights have been infringed upon, ignored and violated. Are they those Amendments now void? As a US citizen, do YOU still have those constitutional rights? I’m sure you’d agree you’re concerned with your own rights being infringed upon, ignored and violated, right? So why are you willing to throw Indigenous rights away? How long do you think it will take before another group will come along and throw YOUR rights away? By ignoring the rights of other’s you’re giving silent consent to having your own rights violated. You do realize you’re actually advocating to abolish all the constitutional right afforded every US Citizen, including yourself, but you’re okay with that, right? You see you’re playing your part in the time honored tradition of getting rid of the people you find less than. Next year when you hear people complain about what happened at Standing Rock, don’t claim you didn’t have anything to do with it, you’re tired of being blamed for your ancestors transgressions, because your complicity and silence, ignoring the whole historical evidence-based argument is as much your fault as it is of your forefathers.
“THE GREAT SMOKE AT HORSE CREEK TREATY” 1851
1,000’s of Teepees
3 weeks of negotiating homelands, areas and how to conduct relations with the Federal Government. In 1852 the end the treaty was ratified by the US Senate by recognizing 12 tribes of the owners of a little over 1.1 million sq. miles of the west enveloping twelve western states and corral the future cities of Denver and Fort Collins, Kansas City, Billings, Cheyenne and Sheridan, Cody and Bismarck, Salt Lake City, Omaha and Lincoln, Sioux Falls and Des Moines, within one vast territory that was owned, as it had been since time immemorial, by Indian nations.
The treaty defines Sioux territory as across the Missouri River from the west bank to the east bank including the low water mark down the east bank. This treaty has been in effect for over 164 years.
On September 17, twenty-one chiefs representing the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Assiniboine signed the Horse Creek Treaty. Both sides agreed to the government’s right to “form roads and establish military posts” in Indian territory; terms for maintaining peace and for assigning reparations for losses on either side; indemnity for any prior destruction caused by the emigrants; The United States would give each tribe $50,000 worth of supplies and gifts annually to each tribe for damages; in return for safe passage and the right to establish military forts along the trails. In addition to these payments the often nomadic tribes agreed to make peace among themselves and honor traditional hunting grounds for winter and summer camps. On Sept. 17 all parties signed the treaty. Of course. Congress unilaterally reduced the terms of the treaty the following year from 50 years to 10 years.
The Horse Creek Treaty was considered a legally binding international treaty that was not to be broken. However, the U.S. government soon failed to fulfill its promises. It did not protect the hunting grounds and it increasingly demanded more land from the Indians. The young braves were impatient and angry seeing their lands shrink and their people sinking in hopelessness. In 1854, tension erupted into warfare at a large Brulé village near Fort Laramie, where 4,000 natives awaited their overdue government annuities – the annual payments due them under the 1851 Treaty.
By 1864 the treaty was no longer being honored by either party, and the breakdown of the treaty contributed to the “Indian Wars of the 1870s-1890s”.
A new treaty at Fort Laramie was written in 1868. This treaty was to bring peace between the Whites and the Sioux who agreed to settle within the Black Hills reservation in the Dakota Territory. The United States recognized the Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux people. In 1874, however, General George A. Custer led an expedition into the Black Hills accompanied by miners who were seeking gold.
The United States would continue its battle against the Sioux in the Black Hills until the government confiscated the land in 1877. To this day, ownership of the Black Hills remains the subject of a legal dispute between the U.S. government and the Sioux.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution.
Clause 17 allows for Congress to appropriate land for: the seat of government such as Washington D.C. The federal government does not have the constitutional authority to own land, beyond what is stipulated in the Enclave Clause, and its seizure of land. The Supreme Court has consistently interpreted the Enclave Clause not as curtailing federal control of public land, but protecting it.
The Federal government owned all of the land prior to states even being established. These states wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for the national government stealing, lying and extorting to get Indigenous land in the first place.
SECTION 3. Clause 1. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
The “United States of America” refers to the 50 States of the Union, and the term “United States” refers to the federal government.
The United States is a FEDERAL CORPORATION. See 28 U.S.C. Sec. 3002(15); Washington, D.C. is a sovereign city-state, not bound by any laws or treatises that the 50 states in the Union are (just as the City of London is not part of England proper and the Vatican is also a sovereign city-state).
The DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (the queen owns the land, 10 square mile radius) is a foreign CORPORATION acting as the united States of America but only exist on a piece of paper. It operates under U.C.C. (Uniform Commercial Code), banking law or the law of water/sea (ADMIRALTY / MARITIME STATUTORY LAW).
Believed by most Americans in D.C. are immune from virtually all laws and treatises of the USA. These corporate CEOs known as “congressmen” and “congresswomen” (CON-gress vs PRO-gress) are representing a corporation known as “United States” which makes most of its profits off a war, prison machine and a fiat paper money system. The only reason this paper “money” has any value at all is because the USA and NATO force OPEC countries to exclusively sell oil with Federal Reserve notes (U.S. dollars). If they do not, they get “Iraq-ed,” “Libya-ed,” and/or “Afghanistan-ed.” The Bank of Israel, aka the “Federal” Reserve (a private corporation), prints and administers this fiat paper “money” worldwide, while the Washington, D.C.-based IMF and World Bank play video game economics with the rest of the world. Corporations are “people with rights.”
14th Amendment to the United States Constitution Clause which took effect in 1868 provides that no state “shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction ‘the equal protection of the laws.’”
MASS DATA SURVEILLANCE
12-1-16 ~ STANDING ROCK’S INVISIBLE ENEMY
An invisible enemy – streaming the airwaves – haunts Standing Rock’s supporters. The nemesis’ presence has long been felt inside the camps opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, but few had proof of its existence until recently.
11-29-16 ~ Psychological and Cyber Warfare at Standing Rock
Connecting to the internet in Standing Rock is a difficult task. Most people have been using cellular data from a single hill, named “Facebook Hill”, in the west of camp. Unfortunately, the signal has been weak and is suspected of being interfered with by unknown parties. If there is a real need for wifi, people head to the casino 10 minutes south by car.
“FRAUD IS DELIBERATE DECEPTION TO SECURE AN UNFAIR GAIN.”
Send MISCONDUCT REPORTS and complaints regarding the abusive and violent actions of the Morton County, North Dakota Police and Energy Transfer Partners!
NOTE: The OIG Hotline is OBLIGATED to expeditiously forward all safety-related complaints to DOT’s safety regulatory agencies. (TWO BIRDS, ONE EMAIL)
Call: 1-800-424-9071 (toll free).
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“The Office of Inspector General (OIG) maintains a Hotline for receiving allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) programs or operations. [They manage highways and pipelines] Allegations may be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week by DOT employees, contractors, or the general public.”
Issues that should be reported:
Contract and Grant Fraud
Environmental, Health, and Safety Violations
Bribery, Kickbacks, and Gratuities
False Statements and False Claims
Conflicts of Interest and Ethics Violations
Theft or Abuse of Government Property
Violation(s) of Criminal Law and/or the Civil False Claims Act in Connection with a Federal Contract
Other Violations of Federal Laws and Regulations
THE VOICES OF STANDING ROCK
LADONNA T. ALLARD
Sacred Stone founder and founder and protest leader
Tara Houska is Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation. She is a tribal attorney in Washington, D.C., the National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth, a founding member of NotYourMascots.org. an environmental health and safety activist and Bernie Sanders’s new Native American advisor.
Degrees: Master in Indigenous Studies (Digital Langauge Preservation), Business (BS), Computer Information Systems (AA), Gathering of Native American (GONA) Trainer Fiber Optics certified splicer Experiences: 7yrs. in Wildland Firefighting, 2yrs Black Mountain Hotshots (Mindon NV) 1yrs. Fire Management Officer Assistant. Countless Years, Months and Hours of SWEAT equity into companies created: Digital Smoke Signals.com Digital Smoke Signals.TV DSS Business Apps DSS Printing Indigenous Networks.com DSS University.com Documentary “Indian Country & the Digital Divide” -Broadcasting documentaries, videos and PSA -Training creating short documentaries -Training in digital language .
Is an environmental activist who uses comedy to help stop oil pipelines Doom and gloom. White and uptight. Self-righteous. Litigious. Shrill. You have heard the cliches about environmentalists. But have you heard of Dallas Goldtooth? As a member of the Dakota and Dine tribes, Goldtooth is both sketch comic and committed conservation campaigner. He is the son of Tom B.K. Goldtooth, the director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, one of the nation’s leading Native American environmental organizations. And while the younger Goldtooth is out on the protest lines too, he may be better known for his comedy bits on YouTube.
(Lakota: Tokala Ohitika) is the tribal Chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. He has written for The New York Times, spoken on Indigenous rights before the the United Nations Human Rights Council, and is a leading voice in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Archambault has been instrumental in his tribe’s legal efforts to stall the project, including asking the federal government to halt or review the pipeline permits. He has met with politicians and spoken on behalf of the tribe, and all Indigenous people, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. https://votedavearchambault.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/tokahe/
Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara – North Dakota) of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) has emerged as a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impact that climate change and environmental injustice are having on Indigenous communities across North America. After completing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, Ms. Mossett began her work with the IEN as Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator, engaging with more than 30 tribal colleges to instate community based environmental programs. “Above all, fight to protect all life; be a voice for all those that can’t speak and never give up hope.”
Winona LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. In 1989, LaDuke founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) in Minnesota The goal is to buy back land within the reservation that had been bought by non-Natives and to create enterprises that provide work to Anishinaabe. By 2000, the foundation had bought 1200 acres, which it held in a conservation trust for eventual cession to the tribe. LaDuke is also Executive Director of Honor the Earth, an organization she co-founded with Indigo Girls in 1993. It was later sponsored by the Seventh Generation Fund, Indigenous Women’s Network and the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman
CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE REACTS TO U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS EVICTION NOTICE: YOUR LETTER MAKES A GRAVE & DANGEROUS MISTAKE
Gore Vidal ~ Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War ~ There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.
Christina Engela ~ Human rights protection laws typically come under attack from those who made these laws necessary to begin with.
DaShanne Stokes ~ You’re not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you’ve always had.”
Robert A. Heinlein ~ “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can’t convince one man by logic.”
Herbert M. Shelton ~ “It is always a much easier task to educate uneducated people than to re-educate the mis-educated.”
Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~ False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
Marjane Satrapi ~“When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression.”
Lydia Maria Francis Child ~“We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.”
Criss Jami ~ One who enjoys finding errors will then start creating errors to find.
Paul Valéry ~ Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.
Constance Friday ~ Resistance is a sign that shows you’re going the right way”
Gemma Malley “When you are weak, attack-it is the best defense.”
Herbert M. Shelton ~ “It is always a much easier task to educate uneducated people than to re-educate the mis-educated.”
Michael Bassey Johnson ~ “The smallest world on earth is that which is created by a closed mind.”
Sathya Sai Baba ~ Small minds select narrow roads; expand your mental vision and take to the broad road of helpfulness, compassion and service.