February 28, 2017

The Truth About Standing Rock

Lauren SouthernArchive
 

What’s the full story about the Standing Rock/DAPL pipeline protests? The mainstream media hasn’t been entirely honest:

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commented 2017-03-01 12:25:05 -0500
And that is only the tip of the iceberg that deals strictly with the Dakota Access pipeline in isolation. Good job by the way, Lauren.

But what Lauren doesn’t go into is looking at Standing rock from in a larger context. The transportation of liquid energy in general in relation to the reserve, or beside the Northern Border pipeline in specific. The NBPL was built back in the 80’s, and follows the same stretch of corridor passed Standing Rock as the DAPL. Nor does she mention that the Natives (Assiniboine and Sioux) of Fort Peck, who’s land the NBPL runs right through, have done incredibly well as a result. “From the pipeline completion until recently, Northern Border honored all of its obligations. In fact, the lease has been fully paid … … We have had a great relationship since 1980. In fact, Northern Border contracted us to help build the pipeline and compressor stations that are on and just off of the reservation.” — Arlyn Headdress, Tribal Chairman (2001)

Nor does she mention that the Sioux of Standing Rock, just “downstream” from Fort Peck, where approached with a deal from the folks of the DAPL, but turned it down; while Standing Rocks neighbours then jumped on it, and they lost out on all of that revenue.

And that is the thing about this … the more you look into it, the stinkier it gets. There is no point at which it begins to “smell right”.
commented 2017-03-01 11:21:38 -0500
I hunted pheasant close to the reserve, beautiful rolling prairie grasslands that have never seen a plaough; prairie chicken, dog towns, red tail hawks soar in the huge sky – timeless beauty, if there were buffalo it would be like it never changed. Once the pipe is in, you’d never know it was there.

The 3 million dollar clean up bill and the scar on the earth the “environmental protesters?” left is indicative of their blind hypocrisy.
commented 2017-03-01 09:49:58 -0500
I asked an Engineer why we don’t build refineries, and he said it’s too expensive. And our main trading partner, the US, doesn’t want refined goods.
commented 2017-03-01 09:13:20 -0500
I had posted, “There are some who are convinced that building refineries everywhere is the answer. No so.”

Allan Peterson asked, "Why do you say that, peter? "

Drew responded, “Allan Peterson refineries are generally a break even business. And refined product has less of a shelf life.”

Yes, What Drew said is one big reason I see. To extend that response …

- Refineries are very expensive to build. Who will pay for them .. the tax payer … the business? The tax payer does not want to pay for the business to benefit. The Business needs to see a return on investment, which is low with a refinery.
- Refineries produce several products, all of which are far more volatile and are more dangerous to ship.
- Because only truck or train can be used to ship the final product, cost of shipping goes up, costing the business yet more costs.

Refineries are okay where there is a large population center where shipping the final product is viable economically and has a reduce possibility of dangerous accidents.

Just a few reasons why building refineries is not always the best option.
commented 2017-03-01 08:35:30 -0500
Glenn Craig. Interesting…
commented 2017-03-01 07:17:27 -0500
Here is another guilt trip bluff that can be called when white SJWs suffer on behalf of aboriginals…..“burial ground”….is bullshit.

Any aboriginal who was buried in the ground was a post Columbian Christian…usually Roman Catholic as the Jesuits were the most intrepid missionaries. They were most often buried in the consecrated ground of cemetaries associated with churches and missions.

The natives did not have steel picks and shovels to dig graves with. Native “burials” consisted of bundling the body in hides or blankets and raising it above the reach of scavengers…either in trees where available or on raised racks. The Missisippi mound builders constructed log cabin live structures and covered them with earth that was easily harvested from river banks…the sioux and lakota (the natives of Standing Rock) did not do this. Location of these sites is usually a matter of oral tradition as human remains completely biodegrade in these conditions and artifacts that fall from the mummy bundles to the ground generally disappear when found.

There was one culture in the northeastern region which attempted preservation of the body with red ochre clay and buried them in copper pots using bronze tools to excavate. Little is known of this culture and extensive copper mining in the region has led to speculation of european or mediterranean people present in the bronze age.
commented 2017-03-01 05:06:27 -0500
Keith and Helen Harvey. Are Aboriginals a monolithic group? are White people?
commented 2017-03-01 05:01:40 -0500
Daryl Herman. Shove your divisive argument up your ass. Nobody is blaming the “white men”.
commented 2017-03-01 05:01:30 -0500
If that’s a pipeline where the contents are used for making fuel and the protester aboriginals are against it. What do they put in their trucks and cars to make them run? Do they all drive those Tesla’s? I never see any bicycles or even horses. And they always seem to leave behind, what looks like a landfill site with all the garbage they drop. It’s them that show no respect for the land, not the pipeline companies.
commented 2017-03-01 04:27:39 -0500
Lauren that was great! Ain’t it kinda odd how all these “environmentalists” are such pigs?!? Have seen that with some of the Canadian aboriginals as well – and it ain’t any white mans’ fault that some people like living like pigs!
commented 2017-03-01 03:31:10 -0500
Er? No mention of where the protesters are getting funding from?
commented 2017-03-01 01:43:48 -0500
Allan Peterson refineries are generally a break even business. And refined product has less of a shelf life.
commented 2017-03-01 01:25:33 -0500
Great job Lauren!! Thank-you for filling us in on all sides of the issue.
commented 2017-03-01 01:16:44 -0500
Why do you say that, peter? I remember when there were several refineries in Calgary. It seems to me that refining is a value added enterprise. Are we forever destined to be “hewers of wood and drawers of water” (or more up to date- “Doers of good and drawers of welfare”?
commented 2017-02-28 20:07:05 -0500
There are some who are convinced that building refineries everywhere is the answer. No so.
commented 2017-02-28 19:49:23 -0500
This video was comprehensive. The only problem that i have, is that if the drinking water becomes undrinkable; the main stream population will blame the Sioux for drinking it.
commented 2017-02-28 18:59:13 -0500
There would be less need for pipelines with the BS environmental rules that prohibit the building of refineries.