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Fall, Fbi, and Kim Jong-Un: Trudeau, Merkel and Macron are now the leaders of the free world. Because Trump is an unstable, infantile, bully who works for Russia instead of the American people. ge Credit: wI h /eptod hitips/ /ortiy/ ad Hitj/ /bit.ly/23potou macgregor1013: I can’t wait to learn what Putin has on Trump - it got to be consequential. Whatever Putin wants, he supports. Why would you give G status to a country that invades to annex another nation, hacks your voting systems, meddles in your election, and who knows what else? This line of reasoning that Trump is controlled by the Kremlin is a level of red baiting, hive mind, groupthink  that is just frightening. it’s sad how liberals fall for this nonsense. I am no conservative nor Trump supporter but this has got to stop. Also the homophobic undertones that the “resistance” are promoting with Trump and Putin being in love has got to stop (to be fair in this post it is not used).  My opinion is that Trump and his lackeys did money laundering in Russia. There is ample evidence of this. There is, so far, a lot of nothingburgers when it comes to the claims that Trump is controlled by the Kremlin and even the more simple claim that Russia is working hard to appease Putin. If Putin and Trump are so cozy and so in bed with each other then answer this: 1. why did Russia not vote with the USA in regards to Israel? 2. Trump is also nice to Duerte, Kim Jong un, and Netanyahu. is he their puppet too? 3. Trump is being more hawkish to Russia than Obama was. The Trump administration has sold weapons to Ukraine something Obama did not take a side on as to not exacerbate the separatist tensions why would a putin puppet do that? 4. Trump admitted a new NATO member, Montenegro, despite Russia’s objections 5. He has increased NATO military numbers outside of the border of Russia  6. Trump has bombed Syria multiple times against Assad while Putin supports Assad, what kind of great relationship is this? Trump is increasing the proxy war not deescalating it. 7. Trump appointed Mattis and pentagon say that Russia and China are a greater threat to national security than terrorism 8. John Bolton is pushing for increasingly hawkish measures on Russia and many other countries 9. There is ample evidence that Trump administration officials including Kushner were manipulated by Israel, yet no one is complaining about that. Israel the sacred cow of both parties isn’t seen as an issue since it’s all Russia. Also after a year of investigating the 19 or so indictments, and the guilty pleas involved, NONE of them have anything to do with Trump Russia Election conspiracy ie- Manafort and Gates were accused of money laundering for funds in Ukraine (as ive been saying for months money laundering is where the evidence points to). With Flynn and papadopoulos both lied to the intelligence agencies but none of it directly pointed to election meddling. In flynns case it was to undermine obama in Israel and one step was to talk to a Russian ambassador the second convo was about sanctions. There is speculative evidence that perhaps was being so nice to Putin because Trump thought he wasn’t going to win and he wanted to push a Trump tower in Moscow and also money laundering. But the evidence that Putin or the Kremlin is controlling Trump and colluded in overturning democracy is weak. Meme farms have not been connected to the kremlin and even if they were . come on give me a break. Memes did not change the election. Democrats need to take responsibility for pushing a lifeless corpse of a candidate who colluded with her party to win, shunned progressives while pretending to be one, and who was known for lying, scandals, and flip flopping. Democrats are just embarrassed that they poured hundreds of millions of dollars into an “inevitable” candidate who lost to a reality TV star.  Liberals should focus on Trump’s corruption, his policies, and their own policies as a more effective way of galvanizing people. The democrats need to stand up for something besides Russiagate hysteria and Trumps tweets. Immigrant families are being pulled apart while Rachel Madow and the liberals go full on looney tunes with Russia hysteria. Also note how Obama made fun of Romney for being so ardently against Russia even calling it McCarthyism and now that Trump rhetoric-wise doesn’t want to murder Putin in his sleep, the same democrats who laughed at Romney now want Trump to be hawkish and antagonistic towards Russia, which ironically, at least policy-wise, he has been. Also I love how liberals now in a tribalist reversal revere the FBI and CIA, two very corrupt agencies that have lied to us many times before, have spied on activists, leftists, and its own citizens, and responsible for regime changes around the world. Liberals also now love Mueller who lied to us about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. This is insanity. I am not saying it is impossible that Trump and Putin can be working together, What I am saying is that is seems based on the evidence highly improbable. Skepticism is an important tool in the toolbox of critical thinking. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Here are some sources that might whet your appetite for an alternative view of this nonsense  1  (author on collusion fails to show how Russia and Trump colluded. offers no evidence 2  (an hour long debate on Russia and Trump being a traitor; both sides discuss evidence; it is clear which side is lacking in evidence at least to me) 3   (a year after the Russia Trump investigation: an analysis)  

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Af, Blessed, and Emoji: The best surprise passenger you can have next to you on a flight @DrSmashlove Now see bruv this used to be my favorite emoji: 🤗. He go by many names. Some call him Johnny Jazz Hands. I happen to call him Lil Smashington the IV, Chief Cheek Inspector, Sargeant Spreader the Nani Deader. U feel me? That’s what he doing. Opening them cheeks and delightedly admiring and inhaling the contents 🤗. But Lil Smashington has competition, bruv. Major competition. Because his Uncle Jameson Worthington VI of South Cambridgeshire bruv? Or Lil James Worthy aka the Monocle Maestro aka Scotland Yard’s Inspector of the Interior bruv? He ain’t just opening and peeking, bruv. Unc is inspecting every fold 🧐. Every skretch mark 🧐. Every lil cellulite dot 🧐. If he so much as spots an in-grown hair he gon annotate it in his Most Profitable and Efficient Bird Watching Journal; A Chronicle of Uncle Worthy’s Travels and Conquests, in which he records birds he sees in the wild such as cardinals and robin red breasts as well as birds he encounters in the bedroom 🧐. Lil Smashington basic AF bruv he get in the cheeks and he like “yum, sweet as sugar cane 😍.” Nah. Hells nah. Unc gon take a single taste and then fetch his notebook and quill pen and record the flavor notes for posterity: “Seventh of December, Two Thousand and Seventeen years after the birth of The Blessed Son of Mary. Name: Stephanie Smith. Age: approximately two score and three. Height: roughly one and one half oak barrels. Slender with supple bosom, posterior, ample hips, delightful countenance. Hair of auburn. Flavor notes: molasses; sugarplum; purée of mango; heavy whipping cream.” U feel me bruv? And Stephanie just gon sit patiently while Unc engages in his scientific field research, replaces his notebook in satchel and his quill pen in his ink well so he can go ham and bananington on the Nani 🐗. Ladies and Gentlemen I have a patron saint. A spirit animal. Me, in emoji form. A true enjoyer of the female form in all its delightful complexity. Monocle Emoji, in a difficult year of pain and suffering in many pockets of the world, u bring hope and inspiration to the masses 🧐. Unc...U da real MVP 🧐🧐🧐😂😂😂

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Beer, Confused, and Drinking: a tripad...r.co.uk SHARE HOTOS REVIEWS If im honest the food is ok ' but only if u drink a couple of their flat pints first. l ordered the steak and i did get a tony piece with the lump of fat i got served I went to the bar to order a pint and never got served until i said 'please' i'm 28 years not 28 months Also my friends got ordered off of the table because the food was finished and they didnt have space for people only drinking when they needed the tables for food. We were ordered to stand at the bar only to be told we were clogging the place up and then told to leave. Im laughing typing this as i am so confused as to how the place was so busy with such terrible, angry staff I asked to speak to the manager who spoke and looked like she lived under a bridge Worst bar in Glasgow. But a cracking bit if u order the steak ul get a cracking bit of fat for the dug when u get home Helpful? 70 trípad..r.co.uk SHARE PHOTOS REVIEWS NEARBY Public Relations Manager at responded to this review Having spoken to our staff and watched CCTV we remember the day well Let's start with the "flat pints", our beer selection is pulled through the taps each morning and checked that it is "tap kwality". On the day you mentioned, we had no other complaints about the beer being flat, in fact, we had compliments. Let's move onto the steak. The steak you were served is the same 6oz sirloin that we use on our main meal “Trash Steak" which is one of our top sellers in The ratio of fat to meat is in favour of the meat and when you say "tony" we assume you mean "tiny". Size is a subjective thing and it is encouraging that you think something of a decent a tripad...r.co.uk SHARE PHOTOS REVIEWS NEARBY that you think something of a decent size points more towards the smaller end of the scale. Furthermore, on the day, your party advised that the food was good and you enjoyed it. Your next point regarding saying the word "please" is an interesting one. It's disappointing that you don't feel you need to be polite when requesting something. If you speak to most people, if not all in hospitality, then indeed the customer service industry, you will find that everyone likes to hear the words please" and "thank you". It's this revolutionary thing called manners and has been around for quite some time You should try it With regards to being ordered off the table, Steak Wednesday is one of our busiest days of the week and we have a very large turn over. We therefore want to make sure as many customers get to a tripad...r.co.uk SHARE HOTOS REVIEWS to make sure as many customers get to experience it as possible!Up until 9pm we like to allocate tables for food first and foremost so that people can enjoy their meal and we have the bar area available for drinkers. To recount what happened, you were not ordered to stand at the bar. It was explained that the table was needed for other customers after you had been dining on it for around 2 hours whichi what we feel it ample time to enjoy a meal. Whilst standing at the bar people in your party started to swear and make inappropriate comments about our staff It was also overheard that one of your party threatened violence towards our duty manager. Whilst we understand that there might be the odd comment from customers if something isn't up to scratch or something has affected service, this is not behaviour we will tolerate. Our staff are NOT here to be threatened or abused. They are here to tolerate. Our staff are NOT here to be threatened or abused. They are here to serve you, be spoken to politely and offer a good service As for you comment on our staff member's appearance Paddy, anyone seeing your comment or reading your review will be able to tell more about you as a person than our manager. Take care A long(ish) but satisfying read. When restaurants call out shitty customers.
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Af, Ass, and Baseball: it was her 16th birthday today... @DrSmashlove 0 Now from what I could tell, Montana allow 11 colored people into the state at any given time 😂. So far I done seen two Asians (who looked lost AF and low key a little scared 🤗), a Mexican, a Native American, and two black dudes. The black dudes was with slightly older white women and both of them was wearing baseball caps, so I couldn't see their scalp line...which could only mean one thing...They already got to em bruh 😞. I was briefly considering flashing my phone camera light in their face to cure the brothers but a motherfucker on vacation dammit I ain't ready to be the sequel 😂. Now among this sea of comely white women in this great state Bruh I realized a trend - they got cheeks like a motherfucker 😍. At first this confounded me - was it the genetic mix? Was it evolution? Was it dietary? Does elk meat give a woman a deliciously ample posterior? None of these theories satisfied me. But then I see how they live. See Bruh in Chicago a girl roll out of bed. Walk the two blocks to work. On the way, she cop a milky, sugary mixed coffee drink. She take the train to work. She get off work she meet friends for tacos and beer at a happy hour spot. She take a uber home. If she work out then she hit a gym but otherwise her movement is limited. NOT MONTANA WOMEN BRUH. These ladies get off work and they take they big ass dog for a run on a up-hill (up-mountain?) trail. They get attacked by a bear Bruh they punch him in the grill, wrestle his ass, throw him off a cliff. They fuck around and race a coyote. Go hang off a bald eagle and fly across a forest. U feel me? Grab a deer, slit its throat, butcher the meat, cook that shit over a fire, feed they dog fresh deer meat, take its hide for warmth. She get back home she like "ok time to watch Netflix." Montana women earthy AF bruh. In chune with Mother Nature herself. And all this strenuous physical leisurely activity work they ass out magnificently 🍑. Shout to the great state of Montana. Might be the whitest place I've ever been but this particular species of white ladies got fatties on them and I for one love it bless up 🍰😍😂😂😂
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Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Bodies : <p><a href="http://unkemptseeker.tumblr.com/post/156311671880/darneildtpg-kazard-residentfeline-how-do" class="tumblr_blog">unkemptseeker</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://darneildtpg.tumblr.com/post/70031490601">darneildtpg</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kazard.tumblr.com/post/47314701489">kazard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://residentfeline.tumblr.com/post/47313500776">residentfeline</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>how do cats even work</p> </blockquote> <p>Cats:</p> <ul><li>A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.</li> <li>The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”</li> <li>The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.</li> <li>One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.</li> <li>A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.</li> <li>A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.</li> <li>If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.</li> <li>A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.</li> <li> Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.</li> <li>The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.</li> <li>Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.</li> <li>Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.</li> <li>A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.</li> <li>A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.</li> <li>Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.</li> <li>A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.</li> <li>A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.</li> <li>A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.</li> </ul><p>And that’s how cats work.</p> </blockquote> <p>I learned more about cats in this post than I did in my freshamn biology class in college</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="399" data-tumblr-attribution="catsdogsgifs:To7_XFNnp3zX90sdne6kLg:ZbeFtn2GR8sqM" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0c2d74bd469d23e54f4bad2023ff33d6/tumblr_oit0ixuD5g1tyncywo1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0c2d74bd469d23e54f4bad2023ff33d6/tumblr_inline_okahmwthyQ1qke6tw_500.gif" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="399" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0c2d74bd469d23e54f4bad2023ff33d6/tumblr_oit0ixuD5g1tyncywo1_400.gif"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="222" data-tumblr-attribution="catsdogsgifs:To7_XFNnp3zX90sdne6kLg:ZbeFtn2HCBtpt" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/155a2abc8b0bf007dd98d45152747786/tumblr_ojf1vgNJu71tyncywo1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/155a2abc8b0bf007dd98d45152747786/tumblr_inline_okahmxyOFA1qke6tw_500.gif" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="222" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/155a2abc8b0bf007dd98d45152747786/tumblr_ojf1vgNJu71tyncywo1_400.gif"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="548" data-orig-height="610" data-tumblr-attribution="sanatlibiblog:qmUo2fpC621IhQcyRXk7Gw:Zoty_j2GJajlz" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5456309c613ca6e9ee82d9a17791a8c9/tumblr_oird75YO4E1ub1f96o1_1280.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5456309c613ca6e9ee82d9a17791a8c9/tumblr_inline_okahmyqtwJ1qke6tw_540.gif" data-orig-width="548" data-orig-height="610" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5456309c613ca6e9ee82d9a17791a8c9/tumblr_oird75YO4E1ub1f96o1_1280.gif"/></figure></blockquote>
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Friends, Head, and Monster: HE WAS CERTAIN THE FAT LADY SITTING NEXT TO HER WOULD RUIN HIS FLIGHT. BUT WHAT SHE DID NEXT IS PRICELESS Hi! How are you?" The woman smiled as she took the seat beside me. She had to lower herself slowly, squeezing her ample bottom into the seat, filling all available space. Positioning herself comfortably, she plopped her enormous arm on our common armrest. Her immensity saturated the space around us, shrinking me and my seat into insignificance. I cringed and reclined towards the window. She leaned towards me and repeated her greeting in an upbeat, friendly voice. Her face towered above my head, forcing me to turn to look at her. "Hi," I replied with obvious loathing. I turned away to stare out the cabin window, sulking silently about the long hours of discomfort I was going to experience with this monster beside me. She nudged me with her meaty arm. "My name is Laura. I'm from Britain. How about you? Japan?" "Malaysia," I barked. "I'm so sorry! Will you accept my heartfelt apology? Come, shake my hand. If we're going to spend six hours side-by-side on this flight, we'd better be friends, don't you think?" A palm waved in front of my face. I shook the hand reluctantly, still silent. Laura started a conversation with me, taking no notice of my unfriendly reactions. She talked excitedly about herself and her trip to Hong Kong to see her frinds. She rattled off a list of things she was going to buy for her students in the boarding school where she was teaching. I gave her one-word answers to her questions about me. Unperturbed by my coldness, she nodded as she made appreciative comments to my answers. Her voice was warm and caring. She was considerate and obliging when we were served drinks and meals, making sure that I had room to manoeuvre in my seat. "I don't want to clobber you with my elephant size!" she said with utmost sincerity. <p>Man Is Certain The Fat Lady Sitting Next To Her Would Ruin His Flight. But What She Did Next Is Priceless.</p>

Man Is Certain The Fat Lady Sitting Next To Her Would Ruin His Flight. But What She Did Next Is Priceless.

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Advice, Being Alone, and Anaconda: THE MISLEADING NARRATIVE The Reality ALL "sacred" sites were identified and the pipeline was rerouted to avoid them. US Uncut shared Al Jazeera English's video. Yesterday at 10:36 AM A U.S. District Court confirmed Al Jazeera English uday at 11:30 AM. the tribe had failed to prove any of its claims. A battle is underway between native Americans and oil companies. Here's what you need to know. The tribe was offered ample time to consult with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but refused, instead opting "to boycott the entire process." There's ALREADY an existing pipeline on the same land, parallel to the new one. The DAPL's path is on privately owned land, NOT THE SIOUX RESERVATION, and 100% of the ND land owners signed contracts allowing the pipe-line to be built. THE LEFT WANTS YOU TO BUY INTO THEIRVICTIMHOOD NARRATIVE andiPipeline Maps (ConfirmTheSiouxiribe Is NOT Being Harmed By The DAPL! -- WAC <p><a href="http://flyingattreelevel.tumblr.com/post/153966415254/gop-tea-pub-the-misleading-claim-native" class="tumblr_blog">flyingattreelevel</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/152604025097">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p> THE MISLEADING CLAIM: “Native Americans are again being screwed over by the U.S., as the Dakota Access Pipeline encroaches on ‘sacred land’ belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, absent consent.”<br/><br/> THE REALITY: “Court documents, official land surveys, and pipeline maps, confirm this is almost entirely false.”<br/><br/> Let’s begin with the notion of “sacred land”. Extensive cultural &amp; land surveys were conducted in North Dakota before the pipeline received approval. It marked some land as “sacred.” The pipeline plans were then redrafted as to avoid ALL “sacred” pieces of land. [a] This isn’t just conservative-media opinion, either, it’s confirmed in the U.S. District Court memorandum, stating:<br/><br/> “Where this surveying revealed …historic or cultural resources that might be affected, the company mostly chose to reroute. In North Dakota, for example, the cultural surveys found 149 potentially eligible sites, 91 of which had stone features (considered sacred). The pipeline workspace and route was modified to avoid ALL 91 of these stone features and all but 9 of the other potentially eligible sites. By the time the company finally settled on a construction path, …the pipeline route had been modified 140 times in North Dakota alone to avoid potential cultural resources. Plans had also been put in place to mitigate any effects on the other 9 sites through coordination with the North Dakota SHPO.” [b]<br/>  <br/> Those modifications convinced the U.S. District Court to rule against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, citing the tribe’s inability to show how the pipeline would damage the group’s sacred ground. From the court document itself, it states,  “if a party makes no showing of irreparable injury, the court may deny the motion… It follows, then, that the Court may deny a motion for preliminary injunction, without further inquiry, upon finding that a plaintiff is unable to show either irreparable injury&quot; [b] “The Tribe has not met its burden to show that DAPL-related work is likely to cause damage.” [b]<br/><br/> In addition to providing no substantive evidence to support their case, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe was offered ample time to consult with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but refused, instead opting “to boycott the entire consulting process.” [a] This petulance was again confirmed by the court’s review, which showed that, as the Army Corps of Engineers attempted more than a dozen times between 2014 and 2016 to discuss the DAPL route with the Standing Rock, “the tribe either failed to respond to requests for consultation or dragged its feet during the process.” [c] It’s also noteworthy that the company building the pipeline - Energy Transfer Partners - had only originally moved the project near the Standing Rock reservation in the first place because doing so was considered “less impactful on the environment, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.” [d] So any assumption that the company hadn’t gone out of its way to seek consultation and alter its plans in consideration of the environment is absolutely false. <br/><br/> Now that we’ve established that the tribe failed to substantiate its complaints, let’s add this somewhat surprising revelation; THERE’S ALREADY AN EXISTING FUEL PIPELINE IN PLACE, UNDER THE SAME GROUND, WITH NO COMPLAINTS. This - again - was exposed in the court’s review and can be confirmed for yourself via utility pipeline maps. “The area around the permitted activity has been subject to previous surveying for other utility projects. DAPL likewise will run parallel, at a distance of 22 to 300 feet, to an ALREADY-EXISTING natural-gas pipeline under the lake. Dakota Access will also use the less-invasive HDD method to run the pipeline, which will require less disturbance to the land around the drilling and bury the pipeline at a depth that is unlikely to damage cultural resources. [b] One can see this for themselves by viewing side by side maps, one showing the existing pipelines, and the other showing the planned route for the new pipeline. They mirror each other. [f]<br/><br/> Lastly is the issue of land ownership and the presumption that the pipeline encroaches on North Dakotan land owned by indigenous tribes. Wrong again. The truth is, the Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on PRIVATE PROPERTY and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. Literally 100% of affected landowners in North Dakota VOLUNTARILY signed contracts allowing for construction of the pipeline on their property. [g] They were offered a good deal and they took it. The Native American reservation is merely adjacent to affected property, it is not the ACTUAL affected property. <br/><br/> One might ask, “but what if neighboring the reservation still puts it in danger?” Here, too, research suggests otherwise. Per a 2015 Fraser Institute Research Report entitled “Safety in the Transportation of Oil and Gas,” transporting oil and gas by pipeline is actually the safest method. Matter of fact, fuel transported via rail is found to be “over 4.5 times more likely to experience an occurrence” than via pipeline. [e] Additionally, “over 70 percent of pipeline occurrences result in spills of ONLY 1 cubic meter, and only 17 percent of pipeline occurrences take place in the actual pipeline.” [e] The vast majority of spills actually occur inside facilities [e], meaning it’s VERY unlikely that anything substantial will leak from the new pipeline.  <br/><br/> CONCLUSION:<br/> Essentially, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is complaining that private owners sold the rights to place a fuel pipeline on land that the Tribe does not own, in a way that mirrors existing pipelines, as to transport fuel in the safest and cheapest manner, with designs evolving from countless consultation efforts and professional advice on how to be as environmentally friendly as possible, while specifically redesigning the route an additional 140 times as to avoid offending the tribe, all while the tribe was largely boycotting the consultation efforts and failing to substantiate its complaints in court. What’s happening now, therefore, is nothing more than the political left latching onto the latest controversy as to perpetuate their endless narrative of victimhood.<br/> —————<br/> Sources:<br/> [a]<br/><a href="http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/30/anti-frackers-keep-falsely-suggesting-dapl-desecrated-tribal-lands/">http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/30/anti-frackers-keep-falsely-suggesting-dapl-desecrated-tribal-lands/</a><br/><br/> [b]<br/><a href="http://mwalliancenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Document-39.pdf">http://mwalliancenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Document-39.pdf</a><br/><br/> [c]<br/><a href="http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/17/the-govt-actually-tried-several-times-to-consult-north-dakota-tribe-about-pipeline/">http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/17/the-govt-actually-tried-several-times-to-consult-north-dakota-tribe-about-pipeline/</a><br/><br/> [d]<br/><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-usa-pipeline-nativeamericans-reroute-idUSKCN11P09K&amp;h=xAQFlYMCu&amp;enc=AZOESF3Bg81XcyZz2Sphg3DZszf_METV6wUxd4-d7xsv-Fmoroch6-xBn30qnuShFF8ou7-jTjj9O1lnTV9nQMr9CIKUKPlRMcSf6fLPh5ysvblDR1SsqIBemgX8VEBCrDkjGOJBxMU_KG6m3utrXn7h3cZR3PwfgLKGqXy12vdJ3CzrZPZL2TXbaLQUZC1PEQE&amp;s=1">http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pipeline-nativeamericans-reroute-idUSKCN11P09K</a><br/><br/> [e]<br/><a href="https://www.fraserinstitute.org/sites/default/files/safety-in-the-transportation-of-oil-and-gas-pipelines-or-rail-rev2.pdf">https://www.fraserinstitute.org/sites/default/files/safety-in-the-transportation-of-oil-and-gas-pipelines-or-rail-rev2.pdf</a><br/><br/> [f]<br/><a href="https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/dakota-access-pipeline-follows-existing-gas-line-protest-area/">https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/dakota-access-pipeline-follows-existing-gas-line-protest-area/</a><br/>  <br/> [g]<br/><a href="https://mwalliancenow.org/blog/dakota-access-easements-95-percent/">https://mwalliancenow.org/blog/dakota-access-easements-95-percent/</a> <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I enjoy factual information, thank you.</p> </blockquote>

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