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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:23 AM

Al Gore: Dakota Access Pipeline is an "Absolute Atrocity"



In Washington, D.C., former Vice President Al Gore has spoken out against another pipeline, the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, while speaking at The New York Times Global Leaders’ Collective conference.

Al Gore: "The massive investment in these pipeline infrastructure projects will be amortized over 50 to 75 years, and we need that capital to flow into renewables. This Standing Rock project is an atrocity. It is an absolute atrocity. And I wish that President Obama would step in before there is more violence out there against those—they call themselves water protectors. This is an embarrassment to our country. All those promises have been broken for so long. Using water cannons in subfreezing temperatures, that’s inhumane."


https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/30/headlines/al_gore_dakota_access_pipeline_is_an_absolute_atrocity

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Reply Al Gore: Dakota Access Pipeline is an "Absolute Atrocity" (Original post)
Donkees Dec 2016 OP
Achilleaze Dec 2016 #1
femmocrat Dec 2016 #2
zentrum Dec 2016 #4
lunatica Dec 2016 #5
LanternWaste Dec 2016 #7
lunatica Dec 2016 #6
femmocrat Dec 2016 #8
saltpoint Dec 2016 #3
rockfordfile Dec 2016 #9
pangaia Dec 2016 #10
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #12
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #11
orleans Dec 2016 #13
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2016 #14
roamer65 Dec 2016 #15
Overseas Dec 2016 #16

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:24 AM

1. What he said...

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:38 AM

2. He should go there.

Put your money where your mouth is, Mr. President.

More than 2,000 veterans have agreed to act as “human shields” to protect protesters from December 4 to 7, according to a Facebook event. They launched the effort, called Veterans Stand for Standing Rock on Tuesday and after months of protesters clashing with the police over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/veterans-protect-standing-rock-protesters_us_583ee73fe4b0ae0e7cdaf766

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:32 PM

4. YupTalk is cheap. n/t

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Response to zentrum (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:07 PM

5. WTF?!

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Response to zentrum (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:45 PM

7. Hence, your own presence there, yes?

Hence, your own presence there, yes? (rationalization to follow...)

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:08 PM

6. WTF?!

Are you there?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 02:22 PM

8. I'm not a veteran, but Gore is.

No one would care if I went, but his presence there would be meaningful and would shed more light on the terrible conditions. I agree with zentrum.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:02 PM

3. He's right. eom

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 02:24 PM

9. I agree

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 04:45 PM

10. Bravo Al. Now, would you please go there?

Your presence WOULD get media attention... maybe...

It might help.
AND it might get President Obama more actively involved... maybe.....

or JOE???

Somebody ANYBODY.


SAME with trumpo.... WHERE is everybody we have voted for all these many years...?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 04:50 PM

12. well, kudos to Bernie for actually going there... but yes, Gore should go there

 

of course, he'll get criticized for using any sort of petroleum-based fuel to get there.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 04:49 PM

11. Al's my man-- always loved him

 

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 12:23 AM

13. "I wish that President Obama would step in before there is more violence"


yes. so do i. (so where the hell is he?)

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Response to orleans (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 05:22 PM

14. Getting ready...

 

for a cushy retirement.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 06:55 PM

15. President Gore.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 11:06 AM

16. K&R.

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