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Native Americans vow a last stand to block Keystone XL oil pipeline
Washington Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rob Hotakainen,

Posted on 03/03/2014 1:09:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Faith Spotted Eagle figures that building a crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would bring little to Indian Country besides more crime and dirty water, but she doubts that Native Americans will ever be able to get the U.S. government to block the $7 billion project.

“There is no way for Native people to say no — there never has been,” said Spotted Eagle, 65, a Yankton Sioux tribal elder from Lake Andes, S.D. “Our history has caused us not to be optimistic. . . . When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass — and we’re the underclass.”

Opponents may be down after a State Department study found that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute to global warming. But they haven’t abandoned their goal of killing what some call the “black snake.”

In South Dakota, home to some of the nation’s poorest American Indians, tribes are preparing for nonviolent battle with “resistance training” aimed at TransCanada, the company that wants to develop the 1,700-mile pipeline.

Although organizers said they want to keep their strategy a secret, they’re considering vigils, civil disobedience and blockades to thwart the moving of construction equipment and the delivery of materials.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: energy; keystone; keystonexl; nativeamericans; pipeline

1 posted on 03/03/2014 1:09:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 03/03/2014 1:10:24 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

WE DON'T NEED NO STEENKING JOBS!................

3 posted on 03/03/2014 1:13:05 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: SeekAndFind

“In South Dakota, home to some of the nation’s poorest American Indians, tribes are preparing for nonviolent battle with “resistance training” aimed at TransCanada, the company that wants to develop the 1,700-mile pipeline. “

They are poor for a reason and it ain’t because they lack opportunity.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 1:15:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is just looney the way they think this one pipeline would change everything if installed.

5 posted on 03/03/2014 1:17:21 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cue the image of Signor Corti.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 1:20:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SeekAndFind

Historically, last stands haven’t always been kind to them. Except for Yellow Hair, of course.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 1:20:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another example of why Native Americans got so royally screwed in the past.

Instead of trying to block a pipeline which will benefit EVERYBODY, they should be asking for JOBS that the pipeline will generate.

There is a greater environmental threat from shipping via rail lines than through a pipeline.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 1:21:26 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

lol. 7 billion project? Huh. They will be lucky to do it with 50 billion. I love how government brags about how cheap something is because it is never the case.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 1:23:52 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Red Badger

Much easier to whine about someone holding you down and do nothing than to get off your behind and be productive!


10 posted on 03/03/2014 1:28:18 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: driftdiver

I would venture to guess what they really want is some payoff to tribal leaders to quiet down. It’s like Hillary ranting against various large corporations until they donate money to her campaign. It’s a racket.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 1:28:30 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: SeekAndFind

How much money are they getting from the Saudis?


12 posted on 03/03/2014 1:29:28 PM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cut the power so they can’t have white devils electricity.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 1:29:28 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: napscoordinator

The government isn’t building this. Private industry is. All the government is doing is standing in the way.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 1:29:58 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: SeekAndFind
we’re the underclass.

So... learn to swing a pipe wrench, or cook a burger for those that do, and join the overclass.

15 posted on 03/03/2014 1:30:15 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: napscoordinator
lol. 7 billion project? Huh. They will be lucky to do it with 50 billion. I love how government brags about how cheap something is because it is never the case.

Except the Keystone XL project isn't a government project.

It's a private company's project, Trans-Canada's.

And private companies aren't in the business of turning $7 billion projects into $50 billion projects. That's not to say that leftists aren't eager to inflate project costs...

16 posted on 03/03/2014 1:34:26 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: thackney

Yup.

The objection to Keystone is based entirely on the fact they have chosen to make it a symbol of ecological destruction, not any damage the pipeline itself might cause.

It’s not a very logical symbol, but I guess a symbol has the meaning you choose to attach to it.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 1:35:41 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Red Badger

Looking for more free stuff


18 posted on 03/03/2014 1:36:00 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Olog-hai

Now that’s Italian they hat helicopters


19 posted on 03/03/2014 1:38:59 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

ALL Native Americans?

Or only Native Americans on the Demonrat payroll.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 1:39:12 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: SeekAndFind
When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass

Well, no, or at least not the America black and Indian version.

Some forms of capitalism thrive on exploiting an underclass, basically stealing the value of their labor. The pre-war South springs to mind.

The present underclass, however, produces nothing except whining, so its hard to see how keeping them in poverty is a goal of any capitalists.

Economically speaking, America would be a lot better off tomorrow if the underclass disappeared tonight.

It's government that needs an underclass, not capitalism.

21 posted on 03/03/2014 1:39:42 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: SeekAndFind
And,in return,we can boycott every Indian casino in the country.
22 posted on 03/03/2014 1:45:13 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to trot out another liberal mascot — the poor, oppressed Red Man. Maybe they can get Iron Eyes Cody to shed a tear ...


23 posted on 03/03/2014 1:56:13 PM PST by IronJack
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To: SeekAndFind

There are no Native Americans. The DNA tests show they came through Siberia from Germany. They are Europeans. And they are greedy and selfish Europeans who tried to keep their brothers and sisters from Europe out of the Americas. Shame on them.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 1:59:40 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Who wants to play "Armored D-9's and Indians"?


25 posted on 03/03/2014 2:00:40 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: IronJack
RE: Time to trot out another liberal mascot — the poor, oppressed Red Man

Are these the same people protesting the name of this team?


26 posted on 03/03/2014 2:03:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ronnie raygun; vpintheak

I guess they’ll haveta Sioux......................


27 posted on 03/03/2014 2:09:57 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: SeekAndFind
Faith Spotted Eagle

Bring on the AstroTurf Injuns!

28 posted on 03/03/2014 2:10:06 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: SeekAndFind

those Indians need to get off their “reservations” and off their collective asses and get jobs in the energy industry...they are right on topof it and too damned lazy to take advantage of it......on the other hand, as long as we are already sending all of them a check, why should they work??


29 posted on 03/03/2014 2:10:39 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: SunTzuWu
The government isn’t building this. Private industry is. All the government is doing is standing in the way.

....and doing a damn good job of it.................

30 posted on 03/03/2014 2:10:46 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since they are protesting a pipeline that will benefit pretty much everyone in the state with jobs for the unemployed, and customers for small businesses, it doesn’t take a genius to see that South Dakota is not only home to some of the poorest American Indians, but some of the most clueless...


31 posted on 03/03/2014 2:11:21 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: terycarl

If they like their poverty, they can keep their poverty...................


32 posted on 03/03/2014 2:12:50 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: terycarl

Well, it has worked for those on the government/democrat plantation in the cities for years, so why shouldn’t they just do the same?


33 posted on 03/03/2014 2:14:47 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Red Badger

RE: If they like their poverty, they can keep their poverty...................

There’s just one problem, they’re dragging everyone else down with them...


34 posted on 03/03/2014 2:14:54 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass — and we’re the underclass.”"

Then sit around and whine some more and drink yourself into a stupor. That'll help you get out from under. /S

35 posted on 03/03/2014 2:28:33 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: SeekAndFind

“...When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass — and we’re the underclass.”

False. Capitalism has nothing to do with creating an underclass. The vast majority of people who are in the so called “underclass” are there voluntarily.


36 posted on 03/03/2014 2:30:02 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: driftdiver

Well said.
Alcohol is the reason.
I worked for a guy that was building some pole barns on the Pine Ridge indian reservation and he had to hire some of the locals.
When they came to work they just sat under a tree and watch the work going on. The monday after payday he had to get some different people to sit under the tree
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37 posted on 03/03/2014 2:32:16 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Red Badger

WE DON’T NEED NO STEENKING CASINO!................


38 posted on 03/03/2014 2:35:40 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: thackney

“In South Dakota, home to some of the nation’s poorest American Indians, tribes are preparing for nonviolent battle with “resistance training” aimed at TransCanada, the company that wants to develop the 1,700-mile pipeline.

They are poor for a reason and it ain’t because they lack opportunity.”.......

Note on the map above EXACTLY how many of the existing pipelines go through So. Dakota. Would serve them right if oil was found on their deeded land with no way to move it out of there. Stupidity in the making.


39 posted on 03/03/2014 2:43:42 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Fresh Wind

The Battle of Little Big Keystone Pipeline


40 posted on 03/03/2014 2:45:14 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind
Actually, no. The Indians I know (and they prefer to be called "Indians," not "Native Americans; that's a liberal white man's lie) don't have any problem with a football team a thousand miles away. Nor do they care about an oil pipeline.

But like all minorities, there is an element that can be manipulated into doing the Left's bidding. Once they've created enough havoc, they can be put back in the closet until the next time they're useful.

41 posted on 03/03/2014 2:52:15 PM PST by IronJack
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To: SeekAndFind
I heard this stuff works wonders.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 2:56:00 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Lakota tribes in South Dakota are being stirred up by outside environmental agitators. The western routing of this pipeline in South Dakota will barely cross Native American Reservations, but go through some of the most sparsely populated counties in the state. Most of the pipeline would be as much as 100 miles from any population centers on the reservations.

This is the same environmental BS we heard in the 1970s with the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. We were assured by environmentalists that building the Alaska pipeline would result in the state becoming an oil soaked moonscape and that the caribou and other wild life would be decimated. 40 years after the Alaska pipeline was constructed none of these dire predictions came true. The Keystone pipeline would not require any of the engineering challenges, like permafrost, bogs and mountain ranges faced by the Alaska pipeline. The area is already crisscrossed by pipelines that have been in the ground for decades without any problems.

43 posted on 03/03/2014 2:57:36 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: SeekAndFind

Bring on CHIVINGTON and his 100 day volunteers!


44 posted on 03/03/2014 3:03:14 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jobs are bad. Okay?


45 posted on 03/03/2014 3:13:05 PM PST by marron
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To: SeekAndFind
In South Dakota, home to some of the nation’s poorest American Indians, tribes are preparing for nonviolent battle with “resistance training” aimed at making sure there are no jobs to be had.
46 posted on 03/03/2014 3:15:36 PM PST by marron
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To: SeekAndFind

Indians on the war path......again.


47 posted on 03/03/2014 3:18:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: terycarl
those Indians need to get off their “reservations” and off their collective asses and get jobs in the energy industry

It ain't the indians, it's their attorneys.......

48 posted on 03/03/2014 3:22:04 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass — and we’re the underclass”. -Faith Spotted Eagle


YOUR choice obviously. At least for the past 100+ years you’ve sucked the government teat instead of joining the human race. “Professional” Indian victims.......spit


49 posted on 03/03/2014 11:59:46 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: ZULU

They have reservations about the project.


50 posted on 03/05/2014 1:52:22 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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