Too Hot A News Story For Corporate Media?

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  1. Silas.soule

    Silas.soule

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    I'm keeping up with the pipeline protest near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. If you wanna watch some exciting videos, check out those of the protesters and police facing off out there.

    Sioux live there. Navaho are coming up from New Mexico. Whites are coming from as far away as the Pacific NW and North Carolina. Yet, the news isn't much reporting it. What do you think? Is it because there is a financial link between the news companies and the pipeline companies? And/or, is it ignored because it largely effects brown skinned people? (Though white Iowa farmers have sued.)
     
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    I thought this was going to be about #pizzagate
     
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    They don't cover flyover country. Where ya been?!
     
  5. Silas.soule

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    What a mess. And now that winter is coming, the local sherrif has warned protesters who are from out of state that North Dakota winters can be so cold, that for their own safety they should just go home.

    I suspect that made Sioux laugh, as their original home was Minnesota.

    I feel sympathy for everyone involved (cops, Indians, hippies, etc.) with the exception of the corporations, likely multi-national ones.

    Anyway. Here's other news that says an Iowa farmer once sued a pipeline company because a natural gas pipeline under his crops heated the land and messed up his crop: http://www.agweb.com/article/appeal...ipeline-for-crop-damage-naa-associated-press/
     
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    Yeah, that must be it. The media hates sensationalizing stories that can make out minorities to be victims. There's absolutely no controversy, faux outrage, or exploitation to be had there.

    God, your constant delusion is mind blowing. What a sad existence it must be being a leftist, in perpetual obliviousness and filling the void where knowledge should go with manufactured anger.
     
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    Nailed it again!!!

    Thanks
     
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    From what I've found.

    It's on private land adjacent to the reservation.
    It's being layed next to an existing pipe.
    The portion crossing the river will be 70ft below the river bed in granite. encased in concrete.

    So all the protesters are on private land ( not theirs ) and refuse to leave at the request of the land owners.

    So i dont care much how many get tear gassed, take a rubber bullet, or get sprayed with water.
     
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    We have two and a half million miles of pipeline in the US.
    I hear about truck and train accidents, but very few pipeline leaks.
     
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    Time to spray them with Israeli Skunk.
     
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    Yes, and also the Sioux originally turned down offers from the pipeline company that other tribes accepted. The Sioux wanted much more money - if they had gotten that extra money, the pipeline would have been just fine. So that is why the pipeline company re-routed the pipeline to go around Sioux property... then suddenly the Sioux "discovered" all these environmental catastrophes around the pipeline (which, again, is going to be next to an existing pipeline).

    I don't know if all this is true, but there is always more to the story.
     
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    Oh, and this pipeline story is on my internet homepage all the time. It seems to be getting tons of coverage from what I can tell.
     
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    Tons of coverage. mostly with lies and misleading info.
     
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    I see a white woman was handing out water bottles at Standing Rock when a stun grenade went off. She may lose her arm. Authorities claim it was an exploding propane tank :( The woman's father says police deliberately tossed the grenade at the woman.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...dakota-access-pipeline-sophia-wilansky-injury

    Who can be sure who to believe?
    I hear some law enforcement officers won't work there. Maybe they think the Indians should file a police report about a broken treaty and theft of land? Maybe they think working there is not helping the public but a multinational corporation? I dunno, but I suspect if I were a cop, I'd call in sick for a couple of weeks, at least.
     
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    Only salient thing you've stated.
     
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    I know the Sioux used to live in Minnesota.

    "in 1851 . . the U.S. government ceded portions of five states to the Sioux and agreed to strict rules preventing outsiders from accessing Sioux territory. But Congress soon broke its end of the bargain by seizing the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1877, when gold was discovered there ― and the government’s land grabs have continued. "

    You find it hard to believe dishonest persons sometimes enter government? C'mon, you just voted for a politician who tells you government is messed up.
     
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    Don't these people work?

    As one who drives a car, I'm all for the pipeline.
     
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