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Pipeline Protest Clean-Up

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When you cast a stone, it’s best to know what it’s going to hit

As far as I can figure out, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe initiated the months-long, recently-ended, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests with the assistance of then-President Barack Obama.

Obviously, the protest failed to stop the DAPL.  But the protesters did more than waste their time.  They also blocked the main road to the tribe’s casino, resulting in a catastrophic drop in casino revenues. 

Since the casino provides most of the jobs and money for social programs, the shortfall is going to harm the already impoverished community.

Allegedly, the tribe’s concern was that the DAPL would pose a threat to their water supply and violated sacred tribal lands.  But the environmental impact study showed the DAPL would not threaten tribal water. 

However, pollution from all the protesters’ garbage and poo poses a real threat to local water quality once this spring’s rain hits.

Another alleged concern was that the DAPL violated “sacred” tribal land.  But the DAPL isn’t going over any tribal land.  Plus, the Standing Rock Sioux have their own oil wells with their own pipelines on the reservation, so hello.

A commenter posted this at the site listed below:  “This facile criticism of the Standing Rock protest ignores the realities of life on the res. It’s not all economics, power and influence. There is a vast cultural tradition at play, and 500+ years of genocide and ecoside [sic] by invading Europeans. Think what it would be like if you [sic] favorite church or cathedral was overrun by industrial equipment and excavated for a pipeline carrying toxic liquids.”

The gist of the various replies is that no buildings were overrun by the pipeline.  Nor will the pipeline pass over any land owned by the tribe.  Plus, the Standing Rock Sioux weren’t in the area 500+ years ago.  They arrived in the 1800s and stole the land they are now on from the Arikara and Hidatsa tribes.

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March Trash

Giving the lie to the Left’s claim that they are the environmentally responsible ones, while we supposedly just want to ruin the planet.

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Look at the green facts, not the green spin

This video is VERY WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!

The TRUTH about fracking, natural gas and vinyl  [18:11]

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The Paris Climate Agreement Won’t Change the Climate

The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the planet. The truth? It won’t do anything for the planet, but it will make everyone poorer–except politicians and environmentalists. Bjorn Lomborg explains.

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Late Night Television

When I first begin my daily foray into the world of the interwebs I always have the television on for background noise. It is very educational to see the wide array of wonderful products that are available thanks to our capitalist system. You can buy a pan that you can melt a plastic cup in and not have it stick (though if you’re serving melted plastic for dinner, don’t bother to invite me), you can cut the bottom out of a boat, replace it with a screen, spray some rubberized gunk on it, and fly through alligator-infested swamps, there is a spray that’s called something like ‘poo-gone’, or something. I mentioned it while the family was over for Christmas dinner — my kids all knew what it was (I raised them right) and today I saw a commercial for a lighted toilet so men wouldn’t miss the bowl if they went without turning on the light. American ingenuity is truly amazing.

Six NAACP protesters arrested after occupying Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Alabama
THESE DICKHEADS ARE SO TIRESOME
“Senator Sessions has callously ignored the reality of voter suppression but zealously prosecuted innocent civil rights leaders on trumped-up charges of voter fraud,” Brooks said in a statement ahead of his arrest.
A reporter for Mobile’s Lagniappe newspaper confirmed that arrests were occurring and a livestream from the NAACP showed multiple protesters being put in zip tie handcuffs.
BREAKING THE LAW MAKES YOU A HERO IF YOU’RE A LIBERAL

NAACP president arrested in Jeff Sessions’ office

Hezekiah Johnson, the head of the NAACP’s Birmingham chapter, said the decision to stage a sit-in on Tuesday was part of its plan “not to remain silent on this critical matter,” accusing Sessions of suppressing black votes in Alabama three decades earlier.

Hillary WILL go to Trump inauguration – and so will Bill: Bitter Clintons accept invitation after George W Bush says he will be there
I’LL BET HILLARY WOULD RATHER CHEW GLASS THAN WATCH TRUMP TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE
CHECK THE LOOK ON MOOCH’S FACE

Celebs Unite to Demand Congress Obstruct Racist Trump

Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
We’re also encouraged by the pro-growth policies that President-elect Trump and the new Congress have indicated that they will pursue,” Ford President and CEO Mark Fields said in a statement.
A source told Reuters there were no negotiations between Trump and the company.

UAW President’s Statement on Today’s Announcements
“The UAW has long believed that companies that sell in our country should build their products in our country. We are proud of the quality of work in Lordstown with the Cruze sedan and we welcome Ford’s Flat Rock announcement today.”

Trump’s team to PA: ‘There is no Palestine, Jerusalem is not your capital’
I’VE WAITED SO LONG FOR SOMEONE TO POINT OUT THAT THERE IS NO PALESTINE. NEVER WAS. JORDAN HAD A BUNCH OF PEOPLE IT DIDN’T WANT TO FEED SO THEY TOLD THEM TO GO SQUAT ON ISRAEL’S LEFT BANK AND THE JEWS WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEM IN BETWEEN DEFENDING AGAINST YOUR BLOODY ATTACKS ON THEIR PEOPLE.

The Trump official reported replied that “there is no Palestine, and Jerusalem is not your capital. If you stop the incitement to terror, put in place full economic transparency, stop acting unilaterally at UN bodies and accept a US embassy in west Jerusalem, we (the US) would consider a US diplomatic mission in Ramallah and call upon the Israelis to enter into serious negotiations with you on a long-term relationship.”

The final farewell: Obamas reveal they’ll throw one last star-studded bash and Michelle will give her last speech on Friday – before Barack bows out in Chicago
The Obamas are expected to host a star-studded bash on Friday
Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder and Usher will likely attend the final party
FLOTUS will give her final remarks at the School Counselor of the Year ceremony
GET OFF THE DAMN STAGE ALREADY!!
ONE SHOULD NOT WEAR A THONG WHEN YOU HAVE A LARGE PENIS UNDER YOUR GOWN

Kucinich: Obama Hung Democrats Out to Dry for Past Eight Years
The Daily Beast‘s Jackie Kucinich said to CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson on Sunday that it would be interesting to see what kind of reception President Obama will receive when he meets congressional Democrats next week, adding that the president has hung his party “out to dry” during his time in the White House.

Federal workers eye $40,000 ‘buyout’ to duck Trump jobs freeze, cuts
As President-elect Trump readies to take control of Washington where he has promised a hiring freeze or worse, worried are federal workers are looking to a new $40,000 buyout program set up at the Pentagon but expected to be expanded to other departments.

Schumer Uses First Floor Speech As Senate Dem Leader To Attack Trump And “His Buddy” Vladimir Putin

In fear of new restrictions, remittances to Mexico jumped by 25% in November
GO THROUGH ANY MEXICAN NEIGHBORHOOD…EVERY LITTLE BUSINESS HAS A SIGN IN THE WINDOW OFFERING TO SEND MONEY TO MEXICO BY WESTERN UNION.NOBODY SENDS CASH BECAUSE THE ENTIRE COUNTRY ARE THIEVES…FROM THE POSTAL WORKERS TO THE POLICE
YOU THINK THEY COME HERE ILLEGALLY TO BECOME CITIZENS????
Mexicans living in the United States transferred a record $2.4 billion in November, 24.7 percent higher than a year earlier.
In all of 2016, the amount of money transferred south of the border will be at least $27 billion, Bank BBVA Bancomer estimated, an increase of more than $2 billion over 2015.

Environmentalists Hand Out Condoms to Protest Feared Trump-Era Overpopulation
The Center for Biological Diversity said the condom giveaway was meant to highlight overpopulation amid fears of Trump policies on contraception along with fears of what could happen to protected wildlife species under his administration

Liberals Panic as Trump Could Flip Left-Leaning Ninth Circuit
Liberals are panicking about the fact that President-elect Donald Trump will be able to fill four vacancies on the historically left-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when he takes office later this month.
Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) called the vacancies a “judicial emergency,” according to Bay Area public radio station KQED, even though there are 29 judges on the court. The “emergency” is that Trump’s nominees might be able to make the court more conservative.

Plagiarist Fareed Zakaria’s Love Letter to Barack Obama Cut Down to 90 Seconds
Naturally, CNN gave him two hours of primetime television last month to showcase his fawning documentary on the outgoing president called “The Legacy of Barack Obama.”
We condensed it down to 90 seconds to save you the two hours of propaganda.

Liberal Elites Gathered In California To Plan To Prosecute Climate Change Skeptics
Just before joining climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore for a press conference in New York City, seven state-level attorneys general huddled with a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. The political activist, Peter Frumhoff, called for them and other elected officials to move decisively against major corporations and institutions for “denying” climate change.

Trump To Sign Executive Orders Related To Repealing Obamacare On Day One
Judge Blocks Obamacare’s Abortion, Sex Change Mandates
HHS interpretation exceeds authority, ‘likely violates’ religious liberty

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Daily Dose of Depression, Disgust

Three more weeks. Three more gut-wrenching, agonizing weeks of putting up the sorry excuse for a human that’s been defecating on the nation for the last eight years. You can bet he’ll raise as much hell as possible until the last minute of the last day. Yesterday he unilaterally (and likely illegally) expelled 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for interfering with Hillary’s ascent to the throne. That he has absolutely no proof is of no import, he’s never needed it. He has also imposed sanctions on the Russians, although Putin is laughing him off as a joke who’ll be gone soon.

He’s doing what he can to poison international relations ahead of Trump’s attempts to enlist the Russkies as an ally to combat terrorism. Paul Ryan, McConnell, McCain, and Graham, quislings all, are screaming for even harsher sanctions against the the godless commies. My personal opinion is that Putin only respects people of strength, which he’s always known Obama not to be. That’s why he’s flexed his muscle throughout Eastern Europe. Considering Russia is a third world country with a first world military he may recognize PEOTUS is not someone to trifle with. Just a guess on my part.

Nearing exit, Obama seeks to tie Trump’s hands
President Obama has taken a flurry of unilateral actions in the waning days of his tenure that appear designed to box in President-elect Donald Trump.
Obama’s decision Thursday to sanction Russian entities for election-related hacking is just the latest obstacle he has placed in Trump’s way.
Day before the sanctions were unveiled, the Obama administration allowed the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlement activity – something that could have an indelible impact on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Obama has also permanently banned oil and gas drilling large swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, closed off 1.6 million acres of Western land to development and scrapped the last vestiges of a registration system used largely on Muslim immigrants.

Russian Embassy Trolls US Over Obama’s New Sanctions With ‘Lame Duck’ Tweet

Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration as one member resigns rather than perform at the ceremony
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are set to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration
The group has already performed at the ceremonies of six former Presidents
But a petition has been started by fellow Mormons urging them not to perform
One choir member has resigned in a refusal to sing for the President-elect
THROW EXCREMENT IN HIS FACE, EMBARRASS HIM ANY WAY YOU CAN, JUST BECAUSE HE WON

Paul Ryan Capitulates, Welcomes Obama’s ‘Overdue’ Russia Retaliation
House Speaker, Paul Ryan welcomes Obama’s Russia retaliation and says ‘it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russia’.

Enviros Want Tillerson Hearings To Be Public Trial On Exxon’s Climate History
Peter Frumhoff, the director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), told reporters Wednesday that Rex Tillerson’s hearings should be devoted to holding Exxon responsible for hiding years of climate research
IT IS A CERTAINTY THAT EVERY LAST HEARING OF A TRUMP NOMINEE WILL BE SMEARED WITH DEMOCRAT RANTINGS AND TRYING TO ACT AS JUVENILE AS THE PETULANT ASSHATS THEY ARE

DC private schools giving Kellyanne Conway the brush-off
Kellyanne Conway is worried establishment elites in Washington, DC, are so prejudiced against President-elect Donald Trump that she won’t be able to get her kids into private school in the nation’s capital.
Conway divulged her fears to other parents at the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ, on Thursday night, when her twins, George and Claudia, performed a concert with other students. Alicia Keys was also there to hear her goddaughter perform.

There Will Be An ‘Alternative’ Inaugural Ball Called the Peace Ball on January 19
If you’re not a big fan of President-elect Donald Trump but you still want to party for America, there’s hope for you. You don’t need to go to a pro-Trump event or inaugural ball because there are anti-Trump events and balls!
THESE ARE A FEW OF THE NAMES. I NEVER HEARD OF MOST OF THEM.
Angela Davis
Alice Walker
Danny Glover
Van Jones
Ben Jealous
Melissa Harris-Perry
Alicia Garza
Cheryl Strayed
Gina Dent
Naomi Klein
Esperanza Spalding
Amy Goodman
Ai-jen Poo
Katrina vanden Heuvel
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A NAME LIKE ‘POO?’
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Obama dines at Nobu as latest Hawaii vacation pushes cost of first family’s travel past $96 million
President Barack Obama dined out with his family and friends at hip Honolulu Asian fusion restaurant Nobu on Wednesday night
Obama received a round of applause from other guests as he walked through the restaurant, a video posted to Instagram shows
The first family has been in Hawaii for nearly two weeks – they’re parked there until after the New Year holiday
A report published this afternoon puts the price tag of their travel over the last eight years at $96 million; report includes travel White House says was official
The Obamas pay for their food and lodging out of pocket when they’re on personal travel but the government picks up tap for flights and security
President-elect Donald Trump’s family trip to Florida for Thanksgiving cost taxpayers $7 million; he’s there now with his family, too
The city of New York is fuming about security costs to protect Trump Tower – they want the federal government to pick up the tab of $35 million
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A MEAL AT NOBU IS $180/PER PERSON

PLEASE GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR LIVES AND GO AWAY!!!!
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Democrats Have Legalized Child Prostitution In CA, Starting Jan. 1
SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

Painting of Ferguson, Showing Cops as Pigs And Mike Brown On Cross, Hung Proudly in US Capitol
I APOLOGIZE IF THIS OFFENDS… IT’S WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH SINCE THEY HAVE OBAMA’S TACIT APPROVAL
The untitled artwork, which supposedly symbolizes the unrest that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, was selected as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. It currently hangs in a tunnel between the U.S. Capitol building and Longworth House Office Building.

HuffPo Editor Slams Obama: He Presided Over The “Destruction Of The Democratic Party”

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Saturday Stuff

Tried to get an appointment to have snow tires put on my car. After laughing hysterically, the guy said they didn’t have any openings until 1:30 this afternoon. Snow last night, more this afternoon. Temperature supposed to fall from around 18 at 3AM to -17 by 8AM. ‘Tis the season, ho ho ho.

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Obama Family Leaving For Last Taxpayer Paid Vacation, To Hawaii
Well, he DID tell Putin to knock it off, so he’s got that going for him.
China seizes one of our vehicles and Obama leaves for vacation. That’s the whole Obama presidency right there.

Obama Threatens to Send “Clear Message” to Russia… Then Boards a Plane to Hawaii for 2 Weeks
“Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia, and others, to not do this,” he said, adding “Because we can do stuff to you.”

Dems to use hearings on Trump picks to court working class
To highlight what they say is the hypocrisy of Trump’s campaign promise to be a champion for the economically struggling little guy, they’ll focus on the nominees’ wealth, ties to Wall Street and willingness to privatize Medicare, among other issues.

Trump Supporters Threaten Bar for Refusing to Host ‘DeploraBall’: Report

The statement further denied that the DeploraBall was canceled due to political pressure, and in fact the event had never been booked so there was nothing to cancel.
The threats were so severe that Clarendon Ballroom reportedly reached out to the police for protection. Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage said they were monitoring the situation.

Navy Wants to Grow Fleet to 355 Ships; 47 Hull Increase Adds Destroyers, Attacks Subs

161104-N-FT178-025 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 4, 2016) Left to right, USS Dewey (DDG 105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS OÕKane (DDG 77) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) participate in a show of force transit training exercise. Carrier Strike Group One is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise in preparation for a future deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico/ Released)

The findings of the latest Force Structure Assessment adds 47 ships to the Navy’s battle force over the 308-ship figure from a 2014 FSA.
According to the summary, the service determined the 355 total was the “minimum force structure to comply with [Pentagon] strategic guidance” and was not “the “desired” force size the Navy would pursue if resources were not a constraint, read the summary.

‘It only weighs 50lbs!’ Hilarious 1970s advert for IBM’s first ‘portable’ computer shows just how far technology has come in 40 years
The IBM Model 5100 was first released almost 40 years ago
The computer had a keyboard, built-in data storage and full-screen display
It was expensive, with devices ranging from £7,217 ($8,975) to £16,000 ($19,975)


Obama appoints Mumia Abu-Jamal’s attorney to Civil Rights Commission
Also names Catherine Lhamon, who argued against due process in sex-harassment casesmumiaabujamal_s878x646A LAST, GIGANTIC F*CK YOU! TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
In a move sure to fray his relations with law enforcement, President Obama on Thursday appointed Debo Adegbile, a former attorney for convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, to a six-year post on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Mr. Adegbile worked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund when he represented Abu-Jamal in the appeal of his conviction and death sentence for the notorious 1981 shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal’s sentence was reduced to life in prison.

Wreaths Across America Thanks Breitbart News: ‘There Will Be 70,000 People’ Placing Wreaths at Arlington Saturday
Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday, “There are more than 1.2 million wreaths en route to locations where veterans are buried all over the country, with incredible teams of drivers getting these wreaths out to be placed by more than a million volunteers.”

GOP Attorneys General Urge Trump To Kill Obama’s ‘Unleawful’ Clean Power Plan
“The order (to withdraw the plan) should explain that it is the administration’s view that the (Clean Power Plan) is unlawful and that EPA lacks authority to enforce it,” Morrisey told reporters. “The executive order is necessary to send an immediate and strong message to States and regulated entities that the administration will not enforce the rule.”

STRAIGHT FROM THE GATE
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin On Fidel Castro Death

Obama Pats Himself On The Back: ‘Every Country On Earth Sees America As Stronger’ Than Before I Took Office
“In other words, by so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than when we started,” he continued. “It is a situation that I am proud to leave for my successor, and it’s thanks to the American people.”

It’s Official: Clinton’s Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California
Is it any wonder then, that Trump got 11% fewer California votes than John McCain did in 2008? (Clinton got 6% more votes than Obama did eight years ago, but the number of registered Democrats in the state climbed by 13% over those years

OBAMA: I Confronted Putin Over Hacks – Told Him to “Cut It Out”
This guy has some nerve.
The liberal media has treated him with kid gloves and Eskimo kisses for eight years. But not ALL media outlets carry his water.
So today he lashed out at the conservative news outlets.
his guy has some nerve.
The liberal media has treated him with kid gloves and Eskimo kisses for eight years. But not ALL media outlets carry his water.
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