This is from a fifteen year old newsletter of mine.
A little over fifteen years ago, my sister calls me one day explaining she had come across a stray puppy that was abandoned living on the streets. She knows I like dogs, and about a year earlier I just lost one. I had moved into the city at this time, therefore did not get another dog as I could not let them run free outside, they need to do this. She asks if I will take the puppy, I tell her no, I do not want another dog in the city, she pushes a little but I am adamant about it, we hang up. About thirty minutes later she shows up at my house with the puppy, about four months old, and a supply of puppy food also. She turns the puppy loose in the house as she engages me pleading worried about this baby lost in life. Seeing how important it is to her, how deeply she feels about this, I can not say no to her, I will take the puppy, give it a home, care, and love. No sooner did this get resolved, I could see the joy in her she knows he will have a very good home with me, the puppy comes into the room, with one of my new loafers, tearing it to pieces in a fit of anger, destroying it. We both observe this for a moment as he is doing this, then I look back at her, already the price for kids in the house being paid, she smiles sheepishly and suggests "Isn't he cute?". "Yeah, cute, now I'm going to have to bring those shoes back to the store I bought them at and complain look at them, I want a new pair!!".
This just in my inbox from Indian Country Media Network:
Melissa Etheridge: Water Protectors Are Battling for Mother Earth
Iconic musician Melissa Etheridge to perform on February 17 at Turning Stone Resort to benefit water protectors; calls NoDAPL 'a battle in a greater ...
Ya know? It is what it is. Oil and water do not mix. The Standing Rock NoDAPL confrontation is about protecting the water. The Native Americans seem to think safe water to drink is more important than any oil company corporate profits.
It IS an oil and water thing. They don't mix! It is one or the other as they are mutually exclusive. You can't have both. The Native Americans prefer drinking water rather than drinking oil no matter what the lost profit potential to oil companies may be. Go figure?
Oil companies have been raping the environment, communities, cultures and people... the world ...for a long time now. All that means nothing compared to their corporate profits. Oil companies have a terrible record and history in this regard. They don't care who/what is damaged nor who/what is hurt. Nor do they take any responsibly for the clean up after their profit driven who/what damages.
The Native Americans understand this and are fighting to protect Mother Earth, the water and what they will have to hand their children.
Near the end of last year DAPL construction was approaching the Missouri River. A water source that millions of people downstream are dependent upon. Not only that it was destroying Native American sacred site lands protected by treaty. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe came out to protect the sacred sites and more importantly the water!
They were peaceful with reasonable requests concerning DAPL but were answered with militarized police using Nazi tactics and violence. Rule of law was out the window when it came to interfering with big oil and big money political favors. The violence used upon the Native American protectors was so bad and uncalled for that vets stood up all around the county to come to their aid. In the beginning of December last year approximately 4,000 vets showed up at Standing Rock to put themselves in the line of fire between the violent Nazi "oil company" police and the Peaceful Native American water protectors.
What a surprise now that 4,000 vets are on site the Nazi's immediately backed down from this potential political nightmare powder keg situation. Obama issued a stay.. easement was not granted by the army corp of engineers and an environmental impact study was called for. Plus rerouting of the pipeline would be looked into. The majority of vets left Standing Rock after the perceived victory.
Well one of the first things "President" Trump did in office was order the DAPL be completed removing all blocks. We don't need reviews, environmental studies nor even the rule of law. In fact Trump himself has investments in the company that is building the DAPL. Of course that has nothing to do with it. Neither does the campaign contributions from the DAPL project. So now the militarized police are back once again enjoying using Nazi violence and tactics against the Native American peaceful unarmed protectors. Just following orders you understand. Again vets are returning to Standing Rock to put themselves in the line of fire to hopefully stop the violence. And again they can use some help from the public to get there and operate.
If a tanker truck goes bad, has an accident, and the entire tank ruptures and spills only what the tank can hold is released into the environment. Oil pipelines have a extremely terrible safety record. Getting worse by the year as the pipeline infrastructure ages. If a pipeline goes bad oil can be released into the environment by the hundreds, or more, of tanker truck vehicles before they even become aware it is leaking! And worse? The oil company's also have a terrible clean up record from pipeline leaks.. in fact they don't. They just grease all the local government "officials" to look the other way. Maybe use legal kangaroo court paid for decisions to avoid culpability. Or many times, a favorite of oil companies, just pay the paltry slap on the hand fines. It's all cheaper than damaged environment remediation which is almost impossible.
Vets are again looking for donations at GoFundMe to get them again onsite and do operations...
...protecting the protectors!
Here is a copy of an email FWD I received a few days ago:
The BUFFETT Rule
Let's see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about.
Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE.
Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid
Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . .. . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE. This is really stupid
Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . .. . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE. Stupid
Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065
Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000
Here is where the cuts should be made!
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in five minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election".
The 26th Amendment ( granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds ) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffett is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2017
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message. It's time!
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
If you agree, pass it on.
And might I add there needs to be a healthy and long overdue resurrection of impeachments, recalls and/or prosecutions of the rampant criminal and treasonous congressional activity in DC. Of course in this case they lose everything. Please understand congress has made it clear zero tolerance and the use of violent force is good enough for the people.
I'm sorry.. You don't like our people in uniforms being referred to as Nazi's? They have violently, illegally, and brutally ASSAULTED unarmed women, children and elderly people. For oil companies no less.
And obviously some of them even got great pleasure from beating on unarmed girls!
Now as they say if it looks like a duck.. walks like a duck.. quacks like a duck.. Follows illegal orders like a duck.. Has no problem using violence on defenseless innocent people like a duck... Has no problem breaking the law to impose government/oil company agenda like a duck.. Acts completely true to form in every way like a duck...
..it's a Nazi!!
Am I wrong about this? Are they boy scouts helping grandma cross the street? Good Samaritans stepping in to help some one being wronged? Uniforms protecting and serving the people? No they are not doing any of that. They are being blatant and shameless ducks!!! No problem because they are ducks.
What happened? Did the 4,000 vets leave the NoDAPL camp so now cowardly ducks are all macho again against unarmed women and children? Would this be some major self esteem issue thing we need to do violence on unarmed and defenseless women and children to feel like a man?
I found this:
Live From Standing Rock With Mitra Singh (1/19/2017) Cops Crossed To Our Side Of The Bridge!
As I understand it "crossing the bridge" is entering into Native American sovereign territory. Same exact thing as crossing the border into Canada to assault the Canadians for oil company sport.
Quack, Quack, Quack.. wave Swastika!
Ed: All good ducks need illegal orders to follow from a dictator don't they?
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