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Kathy
- 928 days ago - narcosphere.narconews.com
Happening NOW MONDAY: March 5, 2012) Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota are being arrested as they halt trucks of the Keystone XL pipeline from entering their territory.



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Past Member (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:25 pm
I'm confused. I thought Obama said no to the pipeline?
 

Lydia S. (172)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:26 pm
Wow, Big news , Sorry it has come to this though .
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:32 pm
Susan Whitewolf

Please spread the word:
They are being taken... to the jail in Kyle, S.D.
An action alert was sent out shortly before the arrests: "Calling all Lakota men on the Pine Ridge Reservation to come to Wanblee, South Dakota. XL Pipeline trucks are being held there at the border by our Lakota Oyate, Oglala Sioux Tribal Police and State Troopers in an effort to keep them from entering our territory. Even the state troopers told the trucks they have to turn around and cannot bring their pipeline or other materials on to our reservation. The XL Pipeline trucks are refusing to turn around claiming they have corporate rights that supersede any other law."
Reports from the scene say that the trucks are being allowed to pass, as Lakotas are being arrested attempting to halt the trucks from entering their sovereign territory.
Updates at http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/
PHOTO: Lakota grandmother and activist Debra White Plume, and Oglala Vice President Tom Poor Bear protesting Keystone XL pipeline and tarsands at the White House."

 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:33 pm
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/prot-m03.shtml

US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law
By Tom Carter
3 March 2012
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:34 pm
I hope the 99% caught this part.
they have corporate rights that supersede any other law."
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:45 pm
Terrible. Republicans at work tramping on first admendment rights for everyone.
 

Bill K. (23)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:47 pm
America needs you Crazy Horse!
 

Robyn M. (123)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:55 pm
Obama may have said no...But you know, there are always loop holes, and tons of them! SADLY
 

William K. (328)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:16 pm
Yeah, what is going on here? Why are there Keystone XL trucks rolling at all, anywhere? Sad that the Lakota half to further endure yet another intrusion on their sovereignty.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:21 pm
How terrible. Its noted. Thank you Kathy.
 

Kim O. (399)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:22 pm
I'm with William K! Three cheers to the Lakota people!! This is going to get nasty. So much for rights. Thanks Kathy
 

Shirley S. (174)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:23 pm
I also am confused
 

Constance F. (433)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:48 pm
This may help to clear up confusion and there has been some actions available. Yes, this is very serious people. Transcanada has been attempting to seize land under eminent domain ".Despite having its application for a permit to build denied back in January by President Barack Obama, who cited environmental concerns in his decision, the company has recently been approved to build a pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas. Texas landowners are upset with TransCanada for crossing into their privately owned land for construction. The company claims it has a right to do so under eminent domain According to The New York Times, the company has at least 34 eminent domain actions against landowners in Texas, and 22 in South Dakota.2

 

Constance F. (433)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:00 pm
I dont know if this will help at all, but 350.0rg is holding demonstrations at Canadian Consulates in major US cities on Wednesday. If people live in a large city, they can check to see if one is close by. Thank you for posting this Kathy. This is what it's going to take - what these fabulous and righteously pissed off people in South Dakota are doing now. And I actually think people will rise on this - they are trying to seize America's land !
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:07 pm
as i understand it, the company can go ahead with the southern portion and apply again for the unfinished portion once they have re-routed around environmentally sensitive areas. the obama administration is in favor of the pipeline.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:14 pm
I posted a thank you to Constance for explaining this. It didn't show up. Technology hates me:) I've asked Constance to answer any questions since she is much more informed on this than I am
 

Elsie Au (266)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:34 pm
This is crazy and wrong. Yes, Kathy I got the part they said that their right supersede any laws. How arrogant they are. Thanks Kathy for the post and Constance for the explanation.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:35 pm
No more land grabs for big oil pollution. We need development of clean and safe energy NOW !
 

Constance F. (433)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:40 pm
I just read your comment Catherine! And no Kathy I am not that informed, just knew about the eminent domain part and seizing of land. Apparently Transcanada does not have federal approval as of yet. (Or do I not know something) But I think we all have been hoodwinked and this might have been a done deal !
A TransCanada spokesman, Shawn Howard, says the company does not have to wait for a license from the State Department to begin securing land. He said the company has tried to obtain voluntary agreements, but when that fails the company has the right to force lease agreements upon landowners in all six states the pipeline would pass through. All of TransCanada’s permit applications, he said, have been made through its subsidiary in Omaha, Keystone Pipeline.

“We have been given the legal advice that we can do this in parallel to the process going on in Washington,” Mr. Howard said. “If we didn’t think we had the authority or ability to do this, we wouldn’t be doing it.”

 

Marilyn M. (143)
Monday March 5, 2012, 11:40 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Kathy.
 

Sharon P. (14)
Monday March 5, 2012, 11:46 pm
Thank you,sharing,Blessings!
 

Michael Carney (209)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:21 am
This is a f**king disgrace...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:53 am
Thank you Constance, Catherine, and Barbara for helping me to understand this!
 

Rooibos Bird (237)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 5:27 am
I'm confused, too. I thought the Lakotas (and others who have SOVEREIGN LANDS under the treaties called reservations) had the right to control activities on their land, and if that means saying yes to a casino but no to a pipeline, that was their decision - not that of Big Oil pushing their way through the US government on them. So what's going to happen now, the Lakota will be subject to EMINENT DOMAIN like residents of several Texas counties so that Big Oil can STEAL their land for cheap using their government as their enforcer? Read here for more:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/683318092/3118674
 

Edwin M. (366)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 6:01 am
Noted thank you Kathy
 

Sandrea S. (208)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 6:52 am
an abomination!
 

Barbara K. (84)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 6:56 am
The Oil Industry has gotten too powerful. Since when do they have the right to just take over another person's land? I hope they get sued royally from everyone whose land they cross.
 

Kip Mapes (28)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:03 am
Avatar wasn't just about our future taking place on a distant planet in a distant future.The fight is Right here Right Now!Show support for our brothers and sisters.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:23 am
you can tell a lot about a person or society by the way it treats the beings it doesn't think it has to treat well.
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

tammy B. (52)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:26 am
Since when should a foreign company be able to use Right of EMINENT DOMAIN in the US against US citizens and other SOVEREIGN nations within the US. H*LL, in that case, we don't have to worry about the terrorist from other countries attacking us.....
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:49 am
Horrible. Thanks Kathy.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:58 am
I pray everybody is getting the word out that this is happening.
This is so wrong. Once again our Native American brother and sisters seem to be the ones paying the price for what we all thought was a done deal. They NEED OUR SUPPORT.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 8:31 am
Enough is enough. Oil companies have no rights. They don't exist. The rape the land and destroy our futures. It is my country also. I stand with the native Americans. Leave the earth alone. Find a better way.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 8:50 am
Noted with still some confusion. I will have to re-read this all when I have more time. Thanks for posting.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 8:51 am
Kudos to the Lakotas for defending their rights!
 

Valerie H. (135)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:13 am
Thank you, noted....I am going to do more reading on this matter...thanks!
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:19 am
Eminent Domain does not apply to a sovereign state which is what Indian land is. Yes, they must obey the laws of the United States, but within the constraints of those laws they have freedom to govern. This is going to be a major court battle with Human Rights Watchers from around the world following closely. The government has been proceeding on quicksand here and many precedents have already been set in the courts of our country concerning similar cases. The Lakota's are fine, upstanding people, known for their tenacity in protecting their rights and lands. This will be the battle of a lifetime. "Corporate law" has bitten off more than it can chew.
 

John McDonald (6)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:31 am
"Pipeline trucks are refusing to turn around claiming they have corporate rights that supersede any other law." Does this sound like a corporation that will honor the envioronment? I think not. This is only the begining of trouble with this project if it is allowed to continue.

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:00 am
Pipeline truckers are telling us that Corporate Rights super-cede all other rights? REALLY? Sovereign nations can not protect their borders and lands, and people are ARRESTED for telling the truckers to stay out, instead of the truckers being arrested for trespass? REALLY?
 

Kirk J. (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:04 am
Keystone xl pipeline will never go away hell they already have part of it obama only say no to it crossing the bored they don't need a go ahead to run it from cushing ok to the gulf and it will go from Canada downtown the gulf and it ain't ur land anyway if they want to cross it they will money talks i have seen it ur land but government mostly and it was Keystone xl pipeline money that help obama get n. And wake up people y'all worry about oil spill hell we r sitting on oil and gas that's n the ground ain't it dirty hell y'all need to be worry about pipelines that been n the ground over 100 of years that's is a time bomb sitting waiting instead of replacing them but no to i guess its ok but when it leaks or blow y'all what to point the finger instead of thinking there is a lot of pipelines out there that is very old how old.is the pipeline by ur home. And they got the go a head for the pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas coast
 

Deb E. (64)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:45 am
@Lydia, I hope you are right. All people of this Nation need to come together with the Lakota. Big oil has been stomping on our rights for a long time, and Obama is starting to show some true colors in his promotion of fracking and natural gas development. What happened to "clean" energy?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:53 am
I knew it was going to have to do with an Obama flip-flop! I got this from the "Friends of the Earth" today:

"What was more outrageous was President Obama’s complete about-face: Little more than a month after rejecting the presidential permit for Keystone XL and insisting on a full review process, he applauded TransCanada’s latest ploy and gave his assurance that his administration would “take every step possible to expedite the necessary federal permits.”

"What’s more, President Obama is essentially helping TransCanada trample over the rights of landowners. TransCanada is using eminent domain to seize private property from landowners just to expand its hefty bottom line."

"In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama said, “I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy.” Now he’s promising to Big Oil that he’ll help shepherd its dirty and dangerous pet project to an “expedited” approval? That’s about as far as you can get from the promise of clean energy."

 

. (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:20 am
noted..thanks for the post Kathy and for all your wonderful information, Constance. Can't take any words to heart..especially those from the white house. Sad commentary on what's going on in our society.
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:28 am
Well, it's now clear: "Pipeline trucks are refusing to turn around claiming they have corporate rights that supersede any other law." When it gets down to the level of the truck drivers pulling "corporate rights" over the United States or Indian Reservation law, it is finally clear who is running this country. Up until now the corporate "string pullers" were behind the scenes in Congress and Wall Street. Now, they're getting bolder and bolder and dare to have their employees so sure of themselves that they can make a statement like this. This is outrageous in-your-face defiance of law. This is what it's coming to. Thank goodness for the Lakota people standing up for themselves or we might not even get word of this situation. Now what are we going to do about it?
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:31 am
"Pipeline trucks are refusing to turn around claiming they have corporate rights that supersede any other law."

Has the "rights" of others ever stopped the continuation of greed from the first Invaders who stepped upon this land.

"Brother, our seats were once large, and yours were very small; you have now become a great people, and we have scarcely a place left to spread our blankets; you have got our country, but are not satisfied; you want to force your religion upon us." Sagoyewatha Red Jacket, Seneca 1752-1830

And so it goes, the homes and lands of many people now being taken by the Corporations, Banksters, and many pushing their religion upon others who may not want it. Never satisfied, more land, more more more and push their religion upon others. Religion they use as the opiate of the poor....we take all you have but....we give you all have a book to read....not that these Theives read it.

These things were told by the native peoples of this land for many many years now from all the various Indian Nations. Even Chief Seattle so warned, in his statement, we may be brothers after all. For the native thinkers knew that this type of living was not good for anyone nor the environment, and they did know that at some point, that the white children would turn upon themselves. This wasn't strickly going to be done only to Indian people of North America. Look at the rape of resources and it's people in Africa and despite all the wealth that has been taken out of Africa, look how poor those people are.

Despite the pleas of the First Nations people, few have listened, few are still listening, and the "lightbulb" needs to go off quickly here. Ever see that T-shirt or poster of Geronimo and his fellow apaches standing next to him.....the T-shirt reads, "Fighting Terrorism for 500 Years"......Hello.....now it's the Corporations, the Ultra Rich against everyone.

Read about the new sweat shops in the USA, these large warehouses, high injuries and some die for those who have no place else to turn for jobs to keep a roof over their heads. Want to talk of hell, read this story, I have placed similar on myself.
Is how they want us, why they don't create jobs, a full job market people ask for better working conditions, so they want to keep you so you BEG them for anything just to have a job.
WAREHOUSE near SLAVES

The Spirit of Crazy Horse lives on in many of the Indian people's Hearts. It comes from within each person and is shown outward. So everyone can tap into the Spirit of Crazy Horse.....best do so.....time is running out. We have waited for our brothers and sisters to wake up, look around, and understand what happens to one is what happens to all.

I put a story and Petition onto C2 9 days ago, as land was in process of being taken. The pipeline path includes the 600 acre working farm that Julia Trigg Crawford's grandfather bought in 1948, on the Texas Oklahoma border, where the Red River meets Bois d'Arc Creek, which waters the farm.

Fearing for the safety of her farm and it's water source, Julia Trigg rejected TransCanada's offer to buy an easement on her land.

TransCanada announced it was seizing her land under eminent domain and would begin digging,

STOP TRANS CANADA FROM TAKING PRIVATE LAND PETITION

“To approve the Keystone Pipeline is to encourage the transfer and use of dirty fuel from oil sands and sabotages our commitment to a clean energy economy.” Rocky Anderson, Justice Party
VOTE ROCKY STRONG ENVIRONMENTALIST DOES NOT ACCEPT BUT $100 CONTRIBUTION THIS IS GRASSROOTS NOT CORPORATE OWNED




 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:33 am
When you all STOP continually believing the lies & deceptions fed to you, then you will start making progress, Time to watch this video for a wide awakening of who runs your world. Alan Watt: Psychopaths And Sociopaths Run Your World Thanks Kathy.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:39 am
A short but very eye opening video is done by an American Indian, John Trudell. Is worth the 6 minutes. As this is a story about the Lakota people and oil....fits perfect here. They didn't have a good book, but they did understand spirit and a good way to Walk up our Mother.
LET THE SPIRIT LIVE
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:42 am
Noted, thanks for posting Kathy & to C. for shedding some light.
 

Calle J. (70)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:38 pm

So much positive info here.
Thank you every one.
 

Ms Noting Commentator (22)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:49 pm
It really does not seem fair! President Obama stops the project, and TransCanada simply decides to construct the pipeline in certain areas where international issues do not come into play. Then, the Lakotas stand fast and say no to construction over their land and property, and they are the ones who were arrested! I do not understand why we do not have authorities arresting the TransCanada employees. I would imagine that they were in some kind of violation!
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 1:12 pm
"Pipeline trucks are refusing to turn around claiming they have corporate rights that supersede any other law."

The above is an outright lie!

The Lakota land belongs to the Indians and they rule their lands with their own laws.

Ty, Kathy.
.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 1:18 pm
thanks Kathy for bringing us the SAD SAD news and truth. I can confirm the info Constance, Catherine T and others provided and have read the same some weeks ago from foe.org and other orgs. I believe some petitions against this dirty back door trick circulated as well. As a supporter of Pine Ridge Rez I am deeply saddened and outraged, ..perhaps the most appropriate statement here is -sorry-you all have been f..ed.
Big time trouble ahead Im afraid...
 

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (153)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 1:30 pm
It is always about human greed!! If I had just one wish, it would be simply this. I wish that humans had the qualities of animals, for then the world would be a wonderful, warm, caring, peaceful, balanced, productive planet, instead of what it has been made by the humans who exist within it; self seeking, self serving, greedy, immoral, cruel, vicious, and totally blind to the true realities of life. Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer Therapist
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 1:49 pm
I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heapen and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young.

And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A peoples dream died there. It was a beautiful dream. . . the nations hoop is broken and scattered. There is no center any longer, and the sacred tree is dead.

And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell, and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
Black Elk ....Lakota

And so to, another Dream is being broken. When the greed of a few, doesn't respect the Sacred, our Mother, and all of her children.....then we have what Chief Seattle, Suquamis said:

The rivers are our brothers, they quench our thirst. The rivers carry our canoes, and feed our children. If we sell you our land, you must remember, and teach your children, that the rivers are our brothers and yours, and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness you would give any brother.

We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The earth is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has conquered it, he moves on. He leaves his father's grave behind, and he does not care. He kidnaps the earth from his children, and he does not care. His father's grave, and his children's birthright are forgotten. He treats his mother, the earth, and his brother, the sky, as things to be bought, plundered, sold like sheep or bright beads. His appetite will devour the earth and leave behind only a desert.

So we will consider your offer to buy our land. If we decide to accept, I will make one condition - the white man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers.

I am a savage and do not understand any other way. I have seen a thousand rotting buffaloes on the prairie, left by the white man who shot them from a passing train. I am a savage and do not understand how the smoking iron horse can be made more important than the buffalo that we kill only to stay alive.

This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.

Even the white man, whose God walks and talks with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see. One thing we know which the white man may one day discover; our God is the same God.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 2:23 pm
I agree with all the comments except the one (not going there:) I think care2 has the best and the brightest activists around. If you combined the people here,,, we could run this country much better than those in charge:) Thank you all and please keep up with petitions (I signed Dandelions) and other links that will help this cause and the Lakota people.
 

Carmen S. (611)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 2:58 pm
noted, thanks Kathy
 

Anne Settanni (152)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:01 pm
I am so disappointed in President Obama. I thought he would be a straight shooter when he took office. This latest news makes me think that it is politics as usual, money over what really matters.
 

Lone Wolf (1397)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:17 pm
thanks Kathy
 

Mary T. (186)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:32 pm
"Pipeline trucks are refusing to turn around claiming they have corporate rights that supersede any other law, This is outrageous since when does Canada own the United States, The hell with their corporate rights, Trans-canada has been attempting to seize land under eminent domain in other places as well, I am going to do more looking in to this. Thanks Kathy
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:58 pm
When is ecocide going to be taken up in the law??? CORPORATE LAW versus ECO LAW!!!
The people who are knowingly & willingly committing these crimes to all life are worse than psycho-/sociopaths... they are TERRAPATHS and should be detained accordingly fore they are a danger to us all!!!
 

Mm M. (456)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 5:17 pm
Obama is Two-Faced Speaks with FORKED TONGUE!!! Way back when these Native Americans SHOULD SCALP HIM! Great Comments and Thank you Kathy...

Noted with extreme Sorrow and Love the way the Lakotas are standing up to them....Isn't this the same area that these Native Americans go without Heat and are charged extra for Heat than the Whities???
 

Janet R. (34)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 5:36 pm
I am simply shocked to read about this. The Repugs have been doing the old bait and switch for a while now. They focus on social issues to keep us occupied and coming in the back door is TransCanada saying they have the right to take people's land to build a pipeline. WTF??? That is nonsense. I feel bad for the Lakota nation. The American Indians have been screwed, left, right, and center, by the white man. I am disgusted; we have to fight back but how, when the House is trying to pass laws that say Americans can't protest. Can you say Revolution, boys and girls? It certainly seems like we are heading that way. Can these mad men be stopped?
 

Brenda M. (133)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 6:15 pm
N'd and shared on Twitter, Thanks Kathy.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:23 pm
Thanks Henriette, Kathy
 

Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:29 pm
No Trespassing! Shoot em in self-defense! Keystone will cause bodily harm. Reclaim you property under Eminent Dain-- for the public good.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 10:42 pm
The pipeline isn't even approved.. shoot em already!
 

Arild Warud (166)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 1:29 am
Thanks Kathy.
 

tammy B. (52)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:39 am
Folks, let's try to keep this article and thread on the front page of Care2....is isn't just matter of corporate rights vs eco rights...it is a matter of sovereignty not only for the Lakota People but for all of the people in the US vs corporate power...an International Corporate Power, who thinks they are above the law, any law
 

Jennifer Knight (29)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:27 am
I am SO proud of the Lakotans for doing what we all should be doing - taking strong personal (but non-violent) action against this abomination.

The Republican congress found a way against the President's veto - oil is very slippery and those whose hands are coated in oil are slippery enough to find their way around silly little things like public opinion, Presidential vetoes, the environment, etc.

Thanks for posting this article, and this is a reminder to us all to get out and DO something! Write letters - signing petition is good and important, but sometimes we need to put our bodies where our mouths are...
 

Jennifer Knight (29)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:30 am
BTW - a personal petition to those who are abusing the butterfly system - this is a blog to post opinions, suggestions, questions, education and information. I'm SURE this isn't your motivation, but please don't use the blog to say "Thanks" or "Noted and Signed" or other such non-info thing. It clogs the blogs, and makes it APPEAR that perhaps the "thanks" commentor might just be doing so to get butterfly points.

Just sayin...

Thanks for letting me vent.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:44 am
Noted and thanks Henriette for the forward.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 6:51 am
They need a reverse switch so they can send that sh*t right back where it came from. No reason to allow them onto the land since the pipeline is not approved. We must join forces with the Lakotas to take back right of way under Eminent Domain... For the public and environmental good, against corporate greed.
 

Brian M. (145)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:12 am
How much can people take before they have no choice but to arm themselves? This pipeline is an abomination and must be stopped. Let gas cost twenty dollars a gallon long before we the people permit this monstrosity to scar our land, poison us and our children, and pave the way to our species' extinction.
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:45 am
Noted. Thank you Kathy.
 

Amena Ravenwing (187)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:12 am
Noted with sadness, shared with hope. TY.
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 1:04 pm
I thought they were not going to go through with the pipe line. No reason for me to be hit up side the head and think he would change his mind. Liar all the long. he will be gone soon Bush him and nothing looking any better at all. Let them hold them back scalp his hind end. Thanks Kathy.
 

Lyn Z. (292)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:42 pm
Noted
 

Bette M. (91)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 6:49 pm
William K. You so right!!
"Yeah, what is going on here? Why are there Keystone XL trucks rolling at all, anywhere? Sad that the Lakota half to further endure yet another intrusion on their sovereignty."

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:56 pm
Thank you Barbara,, change petition signed and shared to facebook, twitters and myspace
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:05 pm
And they lie to you and tell you this will create jobs. FOR WHO? Don't swallow the lies, stand strong against the pipeline.

The two trucks were hauling equipment called "treater vessels" from Houston, Texas to Alberta Canada. These treater vessels arrived in Texas in August 2011 from SOUTH KOREA. The papers the truck drivers gave us say that the treater vessels each were carrying or weighed 229,155 pounds each. The individual value of each vessel is $1,259,593.
 

Esther Lance (81)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:27 am
Dandelion.......am with you on all you've written and do empathize.......I remember reading, "white man talks with forked tongue".........but in every race and society there are the the good and the bad. Let's hope only for good.
Signed.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:39 pm
Thank you Esther. For those who read those words, I wrote them as was stated by those two American Indian men of the past. Is not my place to change the wording. However, I left it, not to condemn all people of one race or color but to make a point of the attitude or conditioning of a group of people that is instilled upon them.

Without great thought, we are raised as children to be part of the particular culture we are raised in. However, at some point those who are being swept along in that culture, need to start looking at what is taking place around them. The American Indians have been trying to point that out, what the attitude, and the lack of respect to another people, the animals, the plants and land around them, by a Nation of people would end in a very negative way if if wasn't recognized.

From across the Big Waters of the Atlantic and ended up in the America's, at some point, the group of similar type culture needs to question, where are they going? How is this impacting upon our Earth Mother? How is this impacting upon ALL Our Relations.....Mitakuye Oyasin. It means We are All Related....We are Related to All. The American Indians have given warniing after warning.....and generation after generation a people, instead of questioning their hearts went along blindly with uncheck consumption and rape of the Earth Mother.

So once more the Republic of the Lakotahs rights are dismissed, but so are your's, for non Indians are also having their land taken by eminent domain for the Corporate Greed of one thing or another. All were warned, few listened, now many are falling into the same boat......or as Chief Seattle said, We may be Brothers After all. We are all attached in the web of life, we can't escape if we allow a few to hoard, have greed unchecked, it is a cancer that spreads, it was inflicted upon the so called 3rd world Countries, it was inflicted upon the First Nations people, it has now come home to roost. I'm trying to open eyes, sometimes one has to say things in various ways to touch another person, so we all begin to understand what is happening here.
 

Lija Pittman (0)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 6:37 pm
I have been reading all the comments, and have followed the comments against other actions of the government - and the problem is, all I see are comments!! When are we as a people, going to stand up to this enslavement of our rights and absolute abuse of the citizens of this country? We have the right to stand up to the government and tell them NO!!! Shame on them for walking all over us - Shame on US for continuing to allow this. We really must put a stop to their greed and belief that they own the planet - we are all connected, and we are all suffering greatly at the hands of government and corporate greed. Please put your fear away and direct that emotion to making a stand. They have been lying to and abusing the Native peoples of this land for years - they have also been lying to the rest of us. I'm ready to make a stand - are you?
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 6:49 pm
Some of us already are standing up OFF of C2. I can't speak for all those on here but I am and have been for most my life. However, I agree that many more need to. This is also a format to exchange ideas, to share the knowledge with each other, information so those who come onto C2 can learn from another source what is taking place in various ways and places. A lot of C2 members do more than just chat on C2. But each of us must ask ourselves are we doing enough off C2, only each person can ask that of themselves, includes the person asking the question.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 8:16 pm
Thank you Lija, I do what I can, I pass news & petitions when asked. I attend protests that are in my area. If I lived there, I would go stand with them. I'm planning on going to illinois and parking my happy ass right in the way if they try to reopen the horse slaughter plant there
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Friday March 9, 2012, 5:11 am
Noted. It seems as though the greed of some has affected the rights of all. I wish I were in SD right now. I would love nothing more then to stand with them and help put an end to this s**t. This is just shameful.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 1:12 am
This is not just a Republican problem! As long as we have a strict 2 party system, there will always be more of the same. The left is just as much up for sale as the right!
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 7:02 am
Well said AndyOffline.....I couldn't agree with you more. BOTH Parties are WORSE, the so called lessor of the two evils is a mirage. They work in tandum with each other selling us bit by bit down the river.

There are alternatives, one being The Justice Party.

THE JUSTICE PARTY
The Justice Party is organizing a grassroots, broad-based, real political alternative to the corporate controlled Democratic and Republican parties. The Justice Party is founded on the principle of “Justice for All”—social justice, civic justice, environmental justice and economic justice for all and not just for the wealthiest Americans and corporations.

The Justice Party plans to run candidates during the 2012 election cycle and has selected for President, Rocky Anderson, former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City. We plan to build a grassroots political party in every state. The Justice Party is constructing its political platform now, a platform that defends the people against the corporate and concentrated wealth that today totally controls our political system.

The Justice Party invites you to help build America’s just future.

OR......

Keep supporting the two Parties of Treason that have sealed your doom.

 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:23 am
http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2009/08/new-national-political-party-the-humane-party/
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:46 am
Good Kathy, this is why I wrote the word alternative....with s on alternative. There is also the Green Party of which takes into account many things I hold dear. I chose the Justice Party as it encompasses not one front but all the fronts, economic, environment and animals, foreign affairs, judicial reforms, that I want to have included in a better "vision" for this Country. We all need to start looking outside of the 2 Parties that are the bane of our difficulties, be it the human, environment, and the animals. There are now alternatives, but they can not work and make the needed changes if the people do not rise up and support them.
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:48 pm
The word of the government is no good, Noted.
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Monday April 2, 2012, 12:46 pm
"sovereign territory" - words the politicians in the US of A can't even spell, never mind underSTAND?! Time for them to go back to grade 1, or whatever you've got over there. And election time: just don't decide NOT to vote - vote for any party other than the 'big guys', but please make your vote COUNT! Follow Dandelion's example!
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:02 pm
Thank you Stella, I can only keep my hopes up that more and more people will do just that.
 
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