Discussing the North Dakota Access Pipeline (NDAP)

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Daniel Sv, after he shared a captioned graphic from here

(all replies from third parties have been omitted for clarity)

Daniel Sv.:

So I still have friends on my page liking and sharing these anti-pipeline articles and memes. If you don't pipeline for a living, and you're not from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Illinois then you should really stay out of this conversation, especially if you're just going to keep sharing the same lies over and over. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is not about opinions, it's about facts, and the facts are; the Dakota access pipeline DOES NOT cross the Standing Rock reservation, it DOES have all the necessary permits and approvals, and it is NOT disturbing any burial grounds This information is easily accessible online with a quick Google search, but I'll include a map anyway, in case you don't have time to research the lies you're sharing. And here are the links showing they have the permits, and that North Dakota's top archeologists surveyed these sites and found nothing. http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/guest/all-eyes-on-north-dakota-full-story-isn-t-being/article_5dc1e955-fd71-5003-86be-0fa0f29d7fbc.htmlhttp://www.kcci.com/article/archaeologist-no-human-remains-found-at-pipeline-site/6922493And before you start in about possible water contamination, that's just another scare tactic. The Missouri river will be directionally drilled and the pipeline will have the latest technologies and monitoring systems to help prevent releases and will be constructed 90 feet below the riverbed to ensure nothing may reach the river — far above and beyond what’s required by federal regulations. Don't be fooled, the battle right now may be against this pipeline, but the war is on oil. I know some of you hate oil (even though you consume as much as the rest of us on a daily basis) but there simply is not enough renewable energy to meet the current demand, so this oil WILL be brought to market one way or another, and the safest way is via pipeline. They have a smaller carbon footprint and are 4.5 times less likely to cause a spill than trains. It's an easy choice. So don't tell me you're against pipelines because you care about the environment, because the two ideas are contradictory. With that being said, I will not hold back any longer, if you've got the nerve to post these lies, I will call you out on it, so you better do your research before you chime in on something that you know nothing about.

So I still have friends on my page liking and sharing these anti-pipeline articles and memes. If you don’t pipeline for a living, and you’re not from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Illinois then you should really stay out of this conversation, especially if you’re just going to keep sharing the same lies over and over. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is not about opinions, it’s about facts, and the facts are; the Dakota access pipeline DOES NOT cross the Standing Rock reservation, it DOES have all the necessary permits and approvals, and it is NOT disturbing any burial grounds This information is easily accessible online with a quick Google search, but I’ll include a map anyway, in case you don’t have time to research the lies you’re sharing. And here are the links showing they have the permits, and that North Dakota’s top archeologists surveyed these sites and found nothing. http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/guest/all-eyes-on-north-dakota-full-story-isn-t-being/article_5dc1e955-fd71-5003-86be-0fa0f29d7fbc.html

http://www.kcci.com/article/archaeologist-no-human-remains-found-at-pipeline-site/6922493

And before you start in about possible water contamination, that’s just another scare tactic. The Missouri river will be directionally drilled and the pipeline will have the latest technologies and monitoring systems to help prevent releases and will be constructed 90 feet below the riverbed to ensure nothing may reach the river — far above and beyond what’s required by federal regulations.
Don’t be fooled, the battle right now may be against this pipeline, but the war is on oil. I know some of you hate oil (even though you consume as much as the rest of us on a daily basis) but there simply is not enough renewable energy to meet the current demand, so this oil WILL be brought to market one way or another, and the safest way is via pipeline. They have a smaller carbon footprint and are 4.5 times less likely to cause a spill than trains. It’s an easy choice. So don’t tell me you’re against pipelines because you care about the environment, because the two ideas are contradictory.
With that being said, I will not hold back any longer, if you’ve got the nerve to post these lies, I will call you out on it, so you better do your research before you chime in on something that you know nothing about.

Rayn: The protesters, also called “water protectors,” are attempting to prevent the Missouri River from possible destruction in the event of a pipeline leak.

This much more detailed map accurately portrays this fact:

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The Reaction of the Average American to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Indigenous Americans,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Dear Riot Police, The whole world is watching. These are peaceful water protectors. Don't you dare harm a single person."

“Dear Riot Police,
The whole world is watching. These are peaceful water protectors. Don’t you dare harm a single person.”

My Commentary: Or, by golly, I’ll vote harder!

The Genocidal Truths Surrounding the So-Called “Discovery” of America

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

"A depiction of Columbus’ hunting dogs feeding on natives."

“A depiction of Columbus’ hunting dogs feeding on natives.”

7 Myths and Atrocities of Christopher Columbus That Will Make You Cringe:
http://usuncut.com/world/7-myths-and-atrocities-of-christopher-columbus-that-will-make-you-cringe/

() (Inspired by Vince Schilling‘s article for Indian Country Today Media Network: Read it here.)

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, so goes the elementary school rhyme. But Columbus also committed numerous crimes against humanity that we never learned about in school. This coming Monday, whenever you see a status update or tweet mentioning Columbus Day, share this article in response. On the anniversary of Columbus’ landing, it’s important for everyone to remember that Christopher Columbus was one of the most evil men to ever walk the earth, and that the myths propagated about him were completely wrong.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: I discovered and read “Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies. (1542)” in the public library when I was around 9 or 10 years old, and innocently searching for any information I could find on the Native American portion of my family’s ancestry. It changed my views on EVERYTHING, FOREVER… Needless to say, the very first thing to go was any semblance of trust that I had in public schooling. Never again would allow the institution to “interfere with my education” (to paraphrase Mark Twain)…

Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies. (1542)
http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/02-las.html

Protecting Life and Land from America’s Imperialistic Federal Government

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “The People’s Uprising,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"The federal government has to stop pretending that it is their land."

“The federal government has to stop pretending that it is their land.”

My Commentary: For the sake of all life within…

Few Like the (Native) American Who Talks About Invasion, Terrorism, Murder, Genocide, Plundering and Rape by European Colonists

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Keep Indigenous Culture Alive,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Funny how everyone likes the "Indian" that talks about the earth, the water, harmony, feathers and spirit animals. But, nobody likes the "Indian" that talks about the invasion, terrorism, murder, genocide, plundering and rapes by the settlers." - Gianni Crow

“Funny how everyone likes the “Indian” that talks about the earth, the water, harmony, feathers and spirit animals. But, nobody likes the “Indian” that talks about the invasion, terrorism, murder, genocide, plundering and rapes by the settlers.” – Gianni Crow

My Commentary: I can also attest to the fact that even Americans who talk about the latter are disliked.