PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people rallied in Northeast Portland Monday to show solidarity with demonstrators in North Dakota protesting against an oil pipeline.
The months-long Dakota Access oil pipeline protest erupted last Thursday when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off property owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. More than 140 people were arrested.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the owners, Energy Transfer, approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline without regards to the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply and cultural heritage,” explained the organizers of the Portland protest. “Come and join us while we stand in solidarity with the Water Protectors at the Sacred Stone Camp.”
The Portland rally started in the Holladay Park plaza at 11 a.m., and protesters marched to the Army Corps of Engineers NW Division Office at 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated photovoltaic shingle with the goal of making rooftop solar more affordable, better looking, and longer lasting than a regular shingled roof. This is the first jointly branded product with Tesla and SolarCity. Unlike a traditional roof-mounted solar panel array, which is bolted on top of an existing roofing system (such as composite shingles or ceramic tiles), the just-launched Tesla/SolarCity solar roof is an integrated system that eliminates the need for separate roofing materials and solar panels. Instead, the new elegant glass roofing tiles have photovoltaics embedded right into the material, creating a completely seamless look with great curb appeal that is also an emissions-free source of renewable electricity to power nearly all of a home’s energy needs.
Editor’s note: There is no way this bullshit would be tolerated if these were white men with cowboy hats. Just sayin’…
By Claire Bernish
Cannon Ball, N.D. — On Thursday, police from no less than five states sporting full riot gear and armed with heavy lethal and nonlethal weaponry, pepper spray, mace, a number of ATVs, five tanks, two helicopters, and military-equipped humvees showed up to tear down an encampment of Standing Rock Sioux water protectors and supporters armed with … nothing.
Under orders from the now-notorious Morton County Sheriff’s Office, this ridiculously heavy-handed standing army came better prepared to do battle than some actual military units fighting overseas.
But the target of their operation — a group of slightly more than 200 Native American water protectors and supporters opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline — never intended to do battle with the armed, taxpayer-funded, corporate-backed, state-sponsored aggressors.
Reports vary, but no less than 141 people were arrested Thursday, and — according to witnesses — police marked numbers on arrestees’ arms and housed them in cement-floored dog kennels, without any padding, before they were transported as far away as Fargo.
“It goes back to concentration camp days,” asserted Oceti-Sakowin coordinator Mekasi Camp-Horinek, who, along with his mother, was marked and detained in a mesh kennel, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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At least 117 protesters were arrested after law enforcement Humvees and helicopters began to flood the area to break up a protester encampment near the pipeline’s path.
Calling themselves “water protectors,” supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe set up tents and teepees
on the land, about an hour south of Bismarck, which they said belongs to the tribe under a 19-century treaty.
But authorities said they are trespassing on pipeline property. Officials brought in reinforcements from seven states to remove protesters and dismantle roadblocks made of hay bales and wood.
As the standoff continued, police deployed bean bag rounds and pepper spray gas and unleashed a high-pitched siren to disperse the crowd.
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Many people are claiming they’ll never eat at Jimmy John’s restaurant again after photos surfaced that show the company’s owner posing with animals killed on various trophy hunting expeditions.
Can you imagine killing this animal for fun?
Full disclosure, what you’re about to see might be disturbing.
Business Insider reports that Jimmy John Liataud has visited Africa several times to take part in big game hunting. Animals he’s hunted include elephants, zebras, leopards and rhinos.
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Editor’s note: As I have been saying all year, having felt this intuitively, look to a lot of new technologies being released by the end of this year. Brilliant! And bravo to these young kids, who are paving the way with their ideas for a planet off-the-grid and with free energy!
By: Lydia Ramsey
Maanasa Mendu thinks she’s cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.
On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective “solar leaves” design to create energy. In addition to winning the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” she gets $25,000 for her achievement.
The leaves, designed to help developing areas in need of cheaper power sources, cost roughly $5 to make.
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by Lisa Brown,
We’ve gone Ultra-Sonic.
Super high geomagnetic solar winds started about an hour or two ago. These knock us on our butts. We go through an intense inability to function as we upgrade huge. The body goes weak, the mind goes mush. High high high charging protons/ions and these sound like razors, which are part of diamond light lasers. These re-calibrate our magnetics, they tune us high really fast. They “sing” us to sleep, literally, sooooooooooooo high in frequency, we basically cannot do anything else.
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Editor’s note: These folks are hero’s. I say let’s remove congress, the current administration, reject both Hillary and Trump and install these freedom fighters instead. They speak Truth – with heart. They care about the land, the environment and We The People. I have the deepest, most humble gratitude for them. Make this image viral by sharing. Thanks to Mark Morey for this image.