Monday, December 5, 2016
With a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday, the summits of Hawaii's Big Island could get more than two feet of snow. USA TODAY NETWORK
A winter storm warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea through Saturday evening.
“Then we’re expecting another round on Sunday and Sunday night,” said Matthew Foster, a staff meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The initial storm started on Thursday and was slowing down Saturday, “though some freezing drizzle is still possible,” Foster said.
The next storm is currently about 400 miles west of the island of Kauai and should arrive over the islands sometime on Sunday, Foster said.
“This one won’t be quite as strong when it moves over the Big Island, so we’re putting it as possibly 12 more inches of snow,” he said.
The rest of the island, and all of Hawaii, remains warm if somewhat wet, with heavy rains in some areas that have caused flash flooding.
“The grounds are already saturated now, so it doesn’t take much,” Foster said.
The snow at the peak of Mauna Loa is not uncommon because it is so high, nearly 14,000 feet.
“As long as we have deep enough clouds to support ice crystals, and when you have cold enough temperatures at the summit level, you can get snowfall,” said Foster.
Mauna Loa and its sister peak of Mauna Kea are both volcanos. Mauna Kea is the highest point in the state of Hawaii.
Snow on the peaks is not uncommon in the colder months of the year, though deep snow is rare.
“We’ll probably see three to five snow events a year during the cold season. Some years we might not get any, some years we might get more,” said Foster.
The only other area of Hawaii that gets snow with any regularity is the Haleakalā volcano on Maui, which at about 10,000 feet gets snow once every five years or so, he said.
Posted by Freewill at 1:10:00 AM
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Gunman storms into DC pizzeria and opens fire demanding to know 'the truth' about pizza-gate conspiracy theory story claiming that Hillary Clinton abused children there
I smell a left wing rat behind this! The way the article is written is to take a stab at alternative media. The description of the gun, and the description of "Police initially said Welch's motive was unclear but many quickly speculated it was related to the pizza-gate election conspiracy.
Following Welch's arrest, police described pizza-gate as a 'fictitious online conspiracy theory'." seem too direct to alternative media. I bet this guy was hired to do this. Probably a patsy for a drill. Fits to well with previous narratives of similar false flag operations.
A man allegedly armed with an assault rifle terrified customers when he walked into a popular pizza restaurant and demanded to know the truth about a pizza-gate conspiracy theory that claimed Hillary Clinton had abused children there.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, was arrested and charged after he stormed into Comet Ping Pong in Washington D.C. on Sunday at about 3pm armed with the rifle.
He was pictured walking backwards on the street with his hands on his head as police surrounded him with guns drawn.
Police said Welch told them he went to the pizzeria to investigate 'pizza-gate' - a story on fake news sites prior to the election that claimed Clinton had run a child sex abuse ring.
According to eyewitnesses, Welch spent 45 minutes inside the pizzeria where he was said to be looking for the secret tunnels identified in the fake news stories where children were allegedly abused, a nearby shop owner told the Washington Post.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, was arrested on the street after he stormed into Comet Ping Pong in Washington D.C. on Sunday at about 3pm armed with the rifle
The 28-year-old was was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after the ordeal at the popular pizzeria Comet Ping Pong
Welch, from Salisbury in North Carolina, left customers and staff terrified when he walked through the front door and through to the back of the restaurant.
Police said he pointed a gun at an employee and threatened them before they were able to escape and notify police. Several customers and employees took shelter in nearby businesses.
Police said the lone gunman then fired one or more shots into the floor, but no one was injured.
Authorities found two firearms inside the restaurant and another weapon in his car parked outside. They said the incident was not terrorism related.
Welch was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
Police initially said Welch's motive was unclear but many quickly speculated it was related to the pizza-gate election conspiracy.
Following Welch's arrest, police described pizza-gate as a 'fictitious online conspiracy theory'.
Police closed off Connecticut Avenue as they responded to reports of a gunman inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant on Sunday at 3pm
Detectives examined a car outside the pizzeria believed to belong to the alleged gunman. Police say two guns were found inside the shop and another in his car
Police said the gunman told them he went to the pizzeria to investigate 'pizza-gate' - a story prior to the election that claimed Clinton had run a child sex abuse ring there
The shooting comes just weeks after the pizzeria was swept up in controversy during the presidential election campaign when it became the victim of the fake news story being shared on social media.
Staff at the restaurant received a number of death threats on social media following claims it was the center of a child sex abuse ring run by then Democratic presidential candidate and her campaign chief John Podesta.
Some of the rumors even claimed that kidnapped and trafficked children were being kept in the venue's back rooms and secret basement tunnels where they were being molested.
There has been no evidence of the so-called abuse, no investigation and no victims who have come forward. The restaurant also says it does not have a basement or any hidden rooms.
But thousands of alt-right Trump supporters and anti-Hillary Clinton followers believe the claims.
The owner of the restaurant, James Alefantis, was forced to contact the FBI after the abuse became too much and he caught one supporter of the rumor trying to shoot a live video from within the pizzeria.
The man, from Salisbury, North Carolina, was taken into police custody and the streets remained closed on Sunday afternoon
The owner of the restaurant James Alefantis (pictured) was forced to contact the FBI after the children of some staff were targeted
Staff at the popular restaurant had received a number of death threats on social media following fake claims that it was the center of a child sex abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton
The conspiracy theory took hold when the emails belonging to Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, were released by WikiLeaks.
Users on the online message board 4Chan found a reference of Alefantis in one of Podesta's emails just days before the election. Alefantis had been discussing a Democrat fundraiser.
Alefantis was once in a relationship with outspoken Clinton supporter David Brock.
The 4Chan users speculated that Alefantis' Comet Ping Pong was part of a Democratic child trafficking ring.
The conspiracy theory then took hold on social media, including Twitter and Reddit.
Reddit eventually took the step of banning the pizzagate topic from its message boards, citing its policy against posting the personal information of others.
'From this insane, fabricated conspiracy theory, we’ve come under constant assault,' the business owner told the New York Times at the time.
'I've done nothing for days but try to clean this up and protect my staff and friends from being terrorized.'
WHAT IS THE PIZZA-GATE CONSPIRACY?
The pizza-gate conspiracy is based on claims Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief John Podesta ran a child sex abuse ring at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washinton D.C.
Some of the rumors claimed that kidnapped and trafficked children were being kept in the pizzeria's back rooms and secret tunnels where they were being molested.
Staff at the restaurant received a number of death threats after the fake news was shared on social media.
It started when emails belonging to Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, were released by WikiLeaks. The owner of the pizza shop, James Alefantis, was mentioned in the emails. He is a Democrat supporter and was talking about a fundraiser.
Users on the online message board 4Chan speculated Alefantis' Comet Ping Pong was part of a Democratic child trafficking ring and rumors swirled on social media, including Reddit and Twitter.
Reddit eventually took the step of banning the pizzagate topic from its message boards.
There has been no evidence of the so-called abuse, no investigation and no victims who have come forward.
Posted by Freewill at 11:36:00 PM
Republicans in the House and Senate sent a letter to Obama administration officials this week demanding more details about nearly 2,500 refugees the U.S. is taking from Australian. The refugees, who originate from some of the world’s most dangerous countries, have apparently been rejected by the Australian government. Now, lawmakers want to know why these refugees – too dangerous for Papua New Guinea and Nauru – are perfectly welcome inside the United States.
From Fox News:
In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, key lawmakers Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., complained about the lack of transparency.
“This situation is concerning for many reasons,” read the letter, charging that “your departments negotiated an international agreement regarding refugees without consulting or notifying Congress.”
The State Department has classified details on the deal, but defended the move in a statement.
“The United States is proud of its long history as the largest refugee resettlement country in the world,” the department said. “As the President has announced, our refugee resettlement program has grown substantially in the last year.
“The United States has agreed to consider referrals from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of refugees now residing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. These refugees are of special interest to UNHCR and we are engaged on a humanitarian basis as we are in other parts of the world."
There’s no concrete reason to believe the refugees have any relationship to terrorism, but they are mostly from countries known for Islamic extremism. According to Fox News, U.S. officials confirmed that the refugees were from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, and Sri Lanka. Others are considered “stateless.”
it's only your head at stake you know.
Posted by Olive Oyl at 8:26:00 PM
Dec 4 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a statement from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has been protesting the project, saying it could contaminate water supplies.
"Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline," the tribe said in a statement. "Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes."
The 1,172-mile (1,885-km) Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, is mostly complete, except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River. (Reporting By Ernest Scheyder in North Dakota, Writing by Jessica Resnick-Ault in New York; editing by Diane Craft)
Posted by Freewill at 7:25:00 PM
US STATE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENT STATING HILLARY CLINTON TO BE INAUGURATED AS PRESIDENT STUNS RUSSIA
What about Americans? ARE WE STUNNED?
A new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin says Federation diplomats were “shocked/stunned” yesterday after their receiving from the US State Department’s Office of the Chief of Protocol an official invitation document to attend, on 20 January 2017, The 58th Presidential Inauguration ceremony of Hillary Clinton being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
According to this report, the US State Department’s Office of the Chief of Protocol organizes the participation of the Diplomatic Corps in special events and official public events such as Joint Sessions of Congress, inaugurations, funerals, and other ceremonies and, upon the election of a new US president, sends out an official inauguration invitation document to the Ministry (and other nations, too) querying as to whom of the Federation’s diplomats (Foreign ministry officials, ambassadors, etc.) will be attending.
With President-elect Donald Trump having won the US presidency instead of Hillary Clinton, MoFA diplomats receiving this US inauguration invitation document contacted US Ambassador Peter Selfridge, who heads the Office of the Chief of Protocol, seeking an immediate clarification to which Ambassador Selfridge replied that "the heading of this official inauguration invitation document naming Hillary Clinton as the next US president was nothing more than an “unintentional mistake”!!
(Just like the Newsweek magazine cover printed weeks in advance announcing the wicked traitorous bitch of the west had 'won' the 'presidential election!' HOW can there be an 'election' of a defunct FORMER rogue cabal corporation 'government' that was officially out of business in January 2015? WHAT was this 'election' all about anyway? The American people cannot and do not 'elect' the president of a corporation, and a government cannot be a corporation! So people, have you figured out yet that you are continually being fu*k*d with lies and deception? WAKE THE H*LL up! What is Trump the 'president' of?????? Most assuredly NOT OUR GOVERNMENT, NOR IS PAUL RYAN - YET MORE TRAITORS. PEOPLE, WE DON'T HAVE A TRUE GOVERNMENT - WE ARE A NATION AND A PEOPLE WITHOUT A TRUE GOVERNMENT. WE HAVE BEEN AND STILL ARE SLAVES - MOSTLY TO OUR OWN MINDS BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T YET TURNED THE LIGHT BULB ON TO 'SEE'/DISCERN WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON WITH US AND WITH THIS NATION.
- WE ARE PROMISED THE RESURRECTION OF OUR TRUE GOVERNMENT, THE REPUBLIC AND ITS CONSTITUTION - NOT ANOTHER CORPORATION CRIME SYNDICATE AND ITS OWN CONSTITUTION THAT DOES NOT APPLY TO US BUT TO THE EMPLOYEES OF THE [FRENCH?] CORPORATION.
- WHY HAS THE REPUBLIC NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED PUBLICLY?
- WHY HAVE NOT THE DOCUMENTS BEEN MADE PUBLIC PROVING THAT OUR TRUE REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN RESTORED?
- WHY HASN'T IT BEEN ANNOUNCED THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING A TRUE ELECTION BY WE THE PEOPLE OF THOSE TO OCCUPY THE OFFICES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RESTORED REPUBLIC?
- WHY HASN'T THE ANNOUNCEMENT BEEN MADE THAT OUR NATION HAS SEVERED ALL TIES TO THE ROTHSCHILD FIAT THIEVERY 'BANKING SYSTEM'?
- WHY HASN'T THE ANNOUNCEMENT BEEN MADE THAT OUR NATION HAS RETURNED TO THE GOLD BACKED FINANCIAL SYSTEM?
- WHY HAVE WE NOT BEEN ALLOWED AS YET TO EXCHANGE OUR CURRENCIES WITH DOCUMENTED ASSURANCES THAT OUR FUNDS WILL BE SAFE AND NOT STOLEN FROM US OUT OF THOSE ACCOUNTS BY THE NWO/UNITED NATIONS/ BANKSTER CRIME SYNDICATES AS HAS BEEN THE CUSTOM FOR YEARS?
- WHY HAVE WE YET TO RECEIVE OUR 'PROSPERITY PACKAGES'?
- WHY HAVE WE YET TO RECEIVE THE DISBURSEMENTS OF THE VARIOUS FUNDS?
IS THE CABAL DEAD AND OUT OF BUSINESSS? HELL NO!
Ambassador Peter Selfridge (right) with top Hillary Clinton “payoff” operative Governor Terry McAuliffe (left)
Ambassador (Of what? THE CABAL CRIME SYNDICATE POSING AS OUR NATION'S GOVERNMENT?) Selfridge’s “explanation/excuse”, however, for the sending out of this highly inflammatory official inauguration document naming Hillary Clinton as the next US president is not being accepted as “true/ real” by MoFA diplomats, as Selfridge had previously been implicated in the astonishingly cruel treatment of President George W. Bush upon his transition to the US presidency from President Bill Clinton in 2001. (Simply the changing of the guard of the cabal crime syndicate as is the custom, with the new 'president' of the cabal corporation selected well in advance by those running the syndicate behind the scenes - look to the pope in Rome who has multiple warrants out for his arrest for murders, pedophelia, and numerous other crimes against humanity.)
Ambassador Selfridge was the Director of Scheduling Correspondence and Deputy Director in the Office of Scheduling and Advance in President Bill Clinton's scheduling office from 1995-1997 and, during the bitter 2000 US presidential election (whose finality was decided by the US Supreme Court), he was the Media Logistics Coordinator for the Gore-Lieberman campaign.
Being “bitter/angry” over Vice President Al Gore’s loss to President Bush, Selfridge then led a team of Clinton-Gore administration officials and operatives who destroyed the White House prior to Bush and his family moving in and whose “child like tantrum” against America’s most honored and revered building the New York Times described by stating:
“The General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, said today that ''damage, theft, vandalism and pranks did occur in the White House complex'' in the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush.
The agency put the cost at $13,000 to $14,000, including $4,850 to replace computer keyboards, many with damaged or missing W keys.
Some of the damage, it said, was clearly intentional. Glue was smeared on desk drawers. Messages disparaging President Bush were left on signs and in telephone voice mail. A few of the messages used profane or obscene language.
“A Secret Service report documented the theft of a presidential seal that was 12 inches in diameter from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building,'” next to the White House, on Jan. 19, 2001, the accounting office said.
Six White House employees told investigators that they had seen graffiti derogatory to Mr. Bush on the wall of a stall in a men's room. Other White House employees saw a sticker in a filing cabinet that said, ''Jail to the thief,'' implying that Mr. Bush had stolen the 2000 election.”
(This Selfridge AHO needs to take his anger to the pope who is part of 'the team' doing the selection for who is to become the new 'president' of their crime syndicate. 'We the people' have absolutely NO SAY SO in the selections, elections and affairs of their private crime syndicate corporation.)
Want to know more? Click HERE.
With Ambassador Selfridge being a supporter of Hillary Clinton who has blamed “Russian propaganda” for her losing the US presidential election, MoFA experts in this report say, his sending to the Federation this official inauguration document stating that she will be the next American president goes beyond being a “childish prank” and is, in fact, an ominous warning of what is now occurring in the United States.
As the MoFA warned about yesterday (and we reported on in our 3 December report Russia Warns America Is At The Abyss: Next 10 Days Will Shake The World), a “silent coup” is now occurring in America against President-elect Donald Trump by forces loyal to Hillary Clinton to deny him the presidency by causing the US States of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to fail to meet the 13 December US federal law deadline to certify their Electors prior to their voting for the next president on 19 December.
This Hillary Clinton “silent coup” against President-elect Trump was accelerated in the past 12 hours with Clinton backer Jill Stein stating that she was dropping her lawsuit in a Pennsylvania State court to demand a recount and, instead, is planning on filing a US Federal lawsuit tomorrow and that Trump’s lawyers warned the courts this case now threatens this State’s ability to certify its presidential electors by the 13 December US federal deadline.
(Ahhhhhh! The Clinton crime syndicate is used to WINNING by nook and crook and murder! They are not at all happy that the selection by the PTB did not include the psychopath Clinton to be their new 'president'! Don't be at all surprised if sudden heart attacks or plane crashes begin to occur, eliminating all those who would be in their way. Yet, somehow in this nation, these as*hol*s continue to walk the streets and to get away with their traitorous mayhem without arrest, prosecution and execution. Are those in authority in this nation all in league step with them? Or is our system composed of all yellow bellies? Or black with a wide white stripe down their backs? And all the while we Americans do NOTHING to put a stop to this travesty. The world looks upon us in amazement that we allow these traitorous garbage scumbags to continue to enslave us.)
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With the Clinton-Stein recounts in Wisconsin and Michigan devolving into chaos and multiple US federal lawsuits, Clinton’s supporters are continuing to pour millions-of-dollars into Jill Stein’s “recount charade”, and that Stein initially said she only need $2.5 to do, then $7 million, and now, today, $9.5 million—and that with her so far raising over $7 million, she “stunningly/comically” told the Pennsylvania State court yesterday in withdrawing her recount lawsuit that “we are regular citizens of ordinary means” and cannot afford the $1 million bond ordered by the court by 5 p.m. Monday. ????
And with all of these facts considered, Ambassador Selfridge’s sending to the Federation yesterday the official inauguration documents naming Hillary Clinton as the next US president may not be an “unintentional mistake” at all, but a prelude of what is to come and that will shock of the American people who will finally learn that their nations democratic due process (Oh! Is THAT what you call this traitorous deceitful travesty?!) has devolved into something like ‘The Hunger Games’ for the rich—and that their presidential election has been nothing more than a sensational televised spectacle to entertain their 'elite rulers' every four years while keeping the American people foolishly believing they can effect real change.
(MY OH MY! THE ENEMY HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICANS. NO WONDER WE ARE CALLED 'STUPID' AND 'DUMB' BY OUR 'ELITE' RULERS. THE REST OF THE WORLD 'SEES'/DISCERNS IT ABOUT US, BUT WE AMERICANS REMAIN CLUELESS. VERY SAD - WE DESERVE WHAT'S COMING.)
ARE YOU READY FOR THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE?
BECAUSE THAT IS COMING FOR SURE IF THESE
MURDERERS, THIEVES AND TRAITORS REGAIN
THE SEATS OF POWER OVER YOU IN THIS NATION
December 4 2016
Posted by Olive Oyl at 5:22:00 PM
OPEN LETTER FROM ANONYMOUS 2
TO: General Joseph Dunford
President Elect Donald Trump
5 Things You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
by Tyler Durden
A small Standing Rock Sioux site in North Dakota called the Sacred Stone Camp has been propelled into the national news narrative following their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Due in part to independent media coverage of the ongoing standoff, the Sacred Stone camp has grown into a formidable opposition against the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile long pipeline.
Due to misinformation coming from law-enforcement, political favoritism toward the pipeline builders, and the media’s blatant reluctance to report on the pipeline, it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. Anti-Media, along with our partners in the independent media and our embedded journalist at the opposition encampment, have been covering the unfolding standoff continuously. Here are five things you need to know.
1. Who is opposing the pipeline — and why
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is leading the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have been joined by the largest tribal coalition in over 100 years in their stand against the pipeline. The coalition is also comprised of activists, allies, and environmentalists, collectively known as “water protectors,” at the Sacred Stone Camp, an encampment close to the location where the pipeline is planned to cross the Missouri River in North Dakota. According to the Sacred Stone camp website, they are opposing the pipeline because “[t]he Dakota Access threatens everything from farming and drinking water to entire ecosystems, wildlife and food sources surrounding the Missouri.”
The Standing Rock Sioux also say the pipeline is violating treaty land, Sioux territory that was established many years ago by the federal government. “We will not allow Dakota Access to trespass on our treaty territory and destroy our medicines and our culture.”
The opposition to the pipeline spreads across several states and is not opposed solely by Native Americans. Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are also opposed to the pipeline. Many of them have had their land taken from them against their will and given to the pipeline via eminent domain.
2. The U.S. government and the pipeline corporation are continuing a long tradition of disrespecting Native Americans
The United States has a very bad reputation for treating Native Americans, the original inhabitants of this land, as less than human. In many instances in the past, the land where Native Americans lived was deemed to be of higher value than the Natives’ lives.
Such has been the case in North Dakota — not only now, but in the past as well. According to The Atlantic:
“The land beneath the pipeline was accorded to Sioux peoples by the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868. Eleven years later, the U.S. government incited and won the Great Sioux War, and ‘renegotiated’ a new treaty with the Sioux under threat of starvation. In that document, the tribe ceded much of the Laramie land, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, where many whites believed there to be gold.”
After the federal government relegated the Sioux people to the “Great Sioux Reservation” in 1851, the treaty was re-written and “renegotiated” by force whenever resources were discovered or when the U.S. government wanted land. Essentially, the Sioux people were victims of U.S.-sanctioned murder, and their land was stolen because gold was discovered on it.
Fast forward to 2016 and the Sioux people are once again making a stand on land that was once — and still is, according to the tribe — theirs. How is the government reacting to this stand? By brutally arresting the Native American water protectors for trespassing. If that is not a miscarriage of justice, I don’t know what is.
Further, Energy Transfer Partners, the company pulling the strings behind the DAPL, has deep pockets, and its lobbyists have cozied up to federal, state, and local governments with jurisdiction over the pipeline route. This could explain why the company began its construction of the pipeline on Army Corps of Engineers land without even securing an easement, which is required by law. Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, has also used the strong-arm of government to force farmers and landowners to hand over their land to the pipeline against their will.
3. Violent acts are being carried out in North Dakota, but not by the water protectors
Violence is breaking out at the Dakota Access Protest site, but the protesters have nothing to do with it. Pipeline police, bolstered by the North Dakota National Guard and sheriffs imported from around the country, have turned the standoff into a war zone. Water protectors are regularly pepper sprayed, tear gassed, and violently arrested. Over the weekend, 127 people were detained in the biggest mass arrest to date.
Militarized police at the Dakota Access Pipeline site are decked out in riot gear, armed with military grade weapons, use armored cars or MRAPs with snipers on top of them, and have regularly used LRADs, a type of mass crowd dispersal weapon that uses a high pitched noise to hurt people’s ears —sometimes permanently.
Early reports of protesters being armed and violent have proven to be instances of misinformation spread by law enforcement apparently seeking to demonize the opposition. No credible reports of violence by the protesters have been confirmed or prosecuted. Nearly all arrests stem from trespassing charges or crimes of journalism.
When protesters initially began using civil disobedience to physically shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline site, they were confronted violently by security guards from British mercenary firm G4S. The mercs sicced dogs and used pepper spray on the protesters in an assault that went viral and helped catalyze even more support for the water protectors.
4. Independent media is under attack at the Dakota Access Pipeline — and the corporate media is ignoring it
Independent media’s broadcasts over the Internet are basically the only reason people around the country and the world now know about the struggle at Standing Rock. Unfortunately, journalists are not immune to the police crackdowns in North Dakota. Dozens of journalists have now been arrested, and an arrest warrant was issued for high-profile journalist Amy Goodman. One independent media outlet, Unicorn Riot, saw four of their journalists arrested in one day in North Dakota. One filmmaker is facing up to 45 years in prison for filming acts of civil disobedience against the pipeline.
Anti-Media’s journalist on the ground, Derrick Broze, was tased by law enforcement while covering the protests on Thursday as this article was being written.
Meanwhile, the national corporate media ignored the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline as long as they could. For months, despite the DAPL emergence into the national narrative, ABC and NBC refused to air any coverage about it. A woman was arrested for protesting the pipeline on her own farm after Dakota Access LLC gained access to it against her will via eminent domain — yet there was still no corporate media coverage on the incident.
5. How you can help the opposition
Now that you see what water protectors are up against in North Dakota, here’s what you can do to help.
- Get yourself to the Sacred Stone Camp. The water protectors need reinforcements as people are regularly arrested. The bigger the stand, the more likely the pipeline’s construction will be halted. Here’s how to get there.
- Support independent journalists that risk arrest to bring you the news from the front lines. Follow Sacred Stone Camp on Facebook. Share this article.
- For 10 more ways to get involved, click here.
Below are references for the Treaty:
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THE THREE HANDWRITTEN PAGES OF THE TREATY
Posted by Olive Oyl at 4:20:00 PM