Triumphant Tuesday

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Today we are grateful to share good news, as we celebrate a win for the sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to fight for the protection of their traditional lands and territories against Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline.

After four years locked in legal struggle over the construction of the controversial 1,172 mile-long, Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes won a major victory on Monday when a federal court ordered the pipeline to cease its operations by August 5. Judge James E. Boasberg, from the US District Court of the District of Columbia, ruled that the US Army Corps of Engineers—tasked with awarding the permits for construction—failed to fully assess the environmental risks posed by a segment of the pipeline. The tribes argued the segment, which runs under Lake Oahe, a large reservoir half a mile from Standing Rock Reservation land, has both despoiled sacred land and contaminated their water supply.

“Fearing severe environmental consequences,” the ruling states, “American Indian Tribes on nearby reservations have sought for several years to invalidate federal permits allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline to carry oil under the lake. Today they finally achieve that goal—at least for the time being.”

Will Peischel @ MOTHER JONES

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26 Responses to Triumphant Tuesday

  1. Micki says:

    Basic demand is clean water. This is a huge victory for the tribe, but appeals will challenge them again.

    They are up for those challenges, because of not only their legal, but their moral, standing.

    I’m so pleased they’ve gotten some justice!

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  2. Micki says:

    The looters. The radical left. The vandals.

    He makes me sick. How much more divisive can this despicable excuse for a president be?

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  3. Den says:

    Maybe a worse choice for Dictator: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

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  4. Micki says:

    Oh….maybe her long-winded, whiney explanations for her GOP support … sticking with Trump …. ticked off the “independent voices” in Maine.

    If the polls are accurate SUSAN COLLINS in in trouble.

    Polls say Collins is disliked even more than Trump!

    She’s a partisan voice for McConnell & Trump….I hope she loses and we never have to hear her or see her again.

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  5. Micki says:

    When I saw this PSA featuring General Jim Mattis encouraging people to wear a mask, I decided to track him down to see if he would help us out here in Whatcom County to try to get more people to wear a mask.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/news/504263-mattis-urges-people-to-wear-masks-in-psa-about-nasty-little-virus

    I had no direct line to him, just knew in lives in Richland, WA…googled. Discovered he’s on the board of the Tri-Cities’ Food Bank; looked up the board president’s name…found it…emailed him with my request. The Board prez responded immediately on July 3; said he’d get in touch with “Jim” after the 4th weekend…and let me know.

    Well….General Mattis just phoned me. (I was astounded!). He explained the rationale as to why he can’t involve himself in “individual counties” other than his own but suggested I get in touch with Gov. Inslee’s office to see if Jay would ask for a “statewide” PSA.

    Gen. Mattis was very kind but very saddened that wearing a mask has become “so political” — he told me the PSA “generated an unbelievable amount of hate mail.”

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    • Den says:

      Wow, had to be a BIG surprise there to have General Jim ring you up!

      I thought a large percentage of the population was stupid, now I know it.

      Too stupid to protect themselves and others with a simple mask.

      Selfish, stupid brats, We will never win against the virus with stupids.

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    • ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶arol says:

      HOLY CRAP! He CALLED your personally. I would have fallen off my chair in shock.

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      • Micki says:

        I was absolutely amazed that he called me! No blocked caller ID….but, of course, I had no idea whose # it was.

        Here’s how it happened…I was in the potty…my cell phone was in the kitchen. Couldn’t get to it in time…. I see someone left me a message whose # I didn’t recognize … as far as VM goes, a rather lengthy message.

        I listen and it’s JIM MATTIS….so, I return his call. He answered. It was kinda cute, he called me “Miss Micki” (like an officer & a gentleman! ha!).

        The conversation was very easy — he seems like a likable, down-to-earth bloke.

        Truthfully, if I had answered his initial call, I’m not sure I would have been so at ease. I had time to prepare myself.

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  6. Micki says:

    The Mango Mussolini never ceases to make matters worse….

    TRUMP SENDS LETTER WITHDRAWING U.S. FROM WHO

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  7. ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶arol says:

    Micki says:
    July 6, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    I saw a fishing vessel named CAROL. I did a watercolor painting of it.

    That’s sweet you’ve got chickens as your namesake.

    I buy the nummiest fresh eggs — the brand name is GIRLS ON GRASS.

    You and Bill sent me a picture of a boat with the name “Carol M” on it. It’s in a frame, hanging next to this computer desk. I don’t recall if you guys sent it in the frame, or I found a frame around the house for it.

    I buy eggs called “Happy Eggs.” They claim they come from happy chickens, allowed to run around out on the grass. They aren’t cheap, but I don’t care. I want eggs only from happy chickens or I don’t want ANY eggs.

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    • Micki says:

      That’s right! We did send that to you! And, it was the fishing vessel CAROL M.

      We saw her in Seward, AK, I think it was. Or Homer. It was the Kenai Peninsula. Definitely.

      I love GOOD eggs!

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  8. °¿º arol says:

    HOT STILL!

    Right now, 8:06 p.m., cloudy, breezy and thunder! Pete’s house 9 miles west of here actually got a couple minutes of rain, hope there is some left when it gets here.

    Pool seems under control, can see the bottom easily now. Filter ran ok today, too. Guess I’m almost there now.

    Mosquitoes last night, getting worse, not horrible, but worse always leads to horrible so this morning I called the bug man. They’ll come out Thursday and spray the perimeter of the ranch, around the house and garage.

    Macular Degeneration appointment tomorrow morning. Leaving around 9:00 to try to get me that damn blood test already. Seeing the other two doctors who want that blood test, next week. Hope we’re successful. If we’re successful, they’ll have the blood test right away. Well, before the appointments.

    I think eyes are ok, I won’t need any injections in my eyes. That’s my prediction.

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  9. David B Benson says:

    Washingtonstate new cases back to 479.

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    • Micki says:

      Wonder what new cases will be in a few days, after the 4th festivities, BBQs, etc.

      Starting July 10, Whatcom County will offer, “low barrier,” no doc referral needed, no insurance necessary, no co-pay, COVID testing at drive-up locations.

      We will see how that goes….

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  10. Den says:

    90 here today, 5% humidity, I like the dry heat.

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  11. David B Benson says:

    Why does anyone want to watch “Hamilton”?

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  12. jimhitchcock says:

    Well, finally a Trump with some spine.

    And howdy, Mickster, I’m doing real well, thanks!

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  13. Den says:

    My personal favorite .gif :

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