Don’t Get Too Comfortable

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12/07/2016 by syrbal-labrys

calm-resistEveryone is rejoicing over the “win” at Standing Rock, right?

That is not the only place this Dakota Access Pipeline is threatening the safety of drinking water sources.  While the press ate up the “colorful” protest with the “noble savages” and their cohorts, another water source was drilled under in spite of small town protestors.   The press, as per usual, just ignored that “small stuff” because hey, their corporate masters likely have investments in DAPL, just as our Pussy-grabber-in-Chief Elect did until very recently.

The company digging the pipeline vows to go on in spite of the Army Corps of Engineers saying another site is needed — they still plan to drill beneath the Missouri River, still endangering drinking water for everyone downstream – not just Indians.  

In addition, there is the issue of whether the drilling teams simply wait till after the inauguration when Trump can simply order the pipeline to go through as originally planned.  So, the pipeline threat is NOT DEAD, do not relax.  It is no longer quite the sure thing it was, but it is not dead.  That black snake still needs its head cut off!

Also? The man is not even President yet and Congress is trying to do an end-run around the law to endorse his personal Mad Dog as Secretary of Defense — and threatening to shut down the government AGAIN if the Democrats don’t agree to break the law.  Call your Senators if you don’t want to see rule-of-law and the Constitution reduced to “just a goddamned piece of paper.”


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