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Oil & Gas Deeply Infiltrated by Armed Militia Groups

Former FBI Official calls it very concerning, worthy of criminal investigation. Three Percenter candidate brags about how much influence they have over national security infrastructure. He admits they have a crazy wing in the oil fields of North Dakota. More than one whistleblower. Contrast to alleged "ecoterrorism."

Cross posted in general discussion as Portland abductors may be militia and thus not uniformed. At least the Oregon Attorney General alleged as much in the complaint seeking an injunction to stop feds using unmarked officers and unmarked vehicles.


Is Portland Part of a Rightwing Militia Takeover?

Oregon's Attorney General has sued the federal government seeking an injunction against arrests by persons without uniforms and badges and/or in unmarked vehicles.

The Oregon complaint states in part:

“Defendants are injuring the occupants of Portland by taking away citizens’ ability to determine whether they are being kidnapped by militia or other malfeasants dressed in paramilitary gear …. or are being arrested."

The militia is exposed to an unprecedented degree in this article including militia candidates for office bragging about the extent of their influence and membership.

This expose' about 3%er militia is well-researched and includes expert opinions by former counter terrorism officials. Turns out militia is HEAVILY present in oil and gas, has Congressmen proclaiming fealty, has connections to police and other law enforcement, and is present at critical national energy infrastructure facilities.

For insight into armed protests at state capitols, harassment of indigenous people and protesters, events in Portland, and the discussion about contemporary fascism, this is an absolute Must Read.


Electability is the Root of all Ugliness

Through the concept of "electability" we project onto the electorate degrees of all the social ills we oppose: racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-young, anti-progressivism, and so on. Through the concept of electability we systematically discard everything we say we support: we discard racial minority candidates, women, gay candidates, young candidates and now have two older white men left, one of them Jewish and progressive and the conventional wisdom is that he will be discarded leaving us with the oldest white male with the least diversity politically or in terms of personal identity.

If electability were a person, it would be the most despicable person I know: racist, sexist, the whole parade of horribles.

But wait! Electability raises its ugly head in a time when we have in fact elected Muslim, African American, LGBT, women, and young candidates like AOC all of whom would be considered unelectable.... And we have also had a black President for 8 years. Why keep projecting this ugliness onto the entire electorate when IT IS ONLY A MINORITY VIEW?

Electability is the enemy, the root of most election ugliness. People should vote for what they believe in and stop killing what they believe in on grounds of "electability." How ironic is it that just when society, through elections, has achieved the momentum to make society better, we abort that mission on grounds of electability, even though diverse candidates statistically are winning at all levels at higher rates than non-progressive white males??

Sen. Klobuchar Used My Line (Posted on DU) in the debate

Before the 2018 election results were announced, I posted my prediction here on DU that a progressive Democratic blue wave would hit, but I specifically.changed wave to wall and said Trump would pay for that wall.

Here is my original post from 2018:

I also repeated this framing on Sirius XM Progress radio on a call-in.

Then Senator Amy Klobuchar adopted my line and on September 21 there were 61 likes for it here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287289211

Sen. Klobuchar repeated that line in last night's debate, which caught my attention.

I just want to say that beautiful blue walls are not created by the bipartisan working across the aisle that is one of Senator Klobuchar's signature characteristics.
They are created by hard campaigning for Dems and against Republicans.

I don't mind anyone using this phrase in general, but i do want to state my objection to it being repurposed to apply to the bipartisan efforts Klobuchar favors. The 2018 elections had a big beautiful blue wall that emphatically rejected Trump and Republicans. It wasn't a handshake across the aisle Amy!

The least Klobuchar could do is give a shout out to getting good ideas from DU!! (Or DUers on Progress radio).

On edit: some excellent research below showing some others thought of the phrase before too. I salute them. I still object to repurposing the line to refer to bipartisan efforts!

Cross-Link to prairieblog on Health Time Bomb in ND (Coverup During Standing Rock)


Theprairieblog link referenced at the above link breaks new ground on the discovery of the health time bomb of 11,000,000 gallons of spilled gasoline condensate in Watford City, ND.

A Health Time Bomb in the Fracked Oil Fields (Coverup During Standing Rock)

The people of North Dakota, and especially Watford City, ND, are now guineau pigs for the effects of the largest gasoline condensate spill in US history-- a spill of approximately 11,000,000 gallons the state of North Dakota covered up as a mere 10 gallon spill throughout all of the Standing Rock controversy.

Much more at:

New (2nd) whistleblower on coverup of spill size of Exxon Valdez

Cross-link to latest breaking news:

Also details systemic issues with construction of fracking gas plants in oil boom area.

Whistleblower Details Flawed Construction at ND Gas Plants with Downplayed Huge Spill

Cross link to Latest Breaking News

Partial summary (much more at link above)
A former oil & gas industry employee describes a dangerous safety culture among companies operating in North Dakota and the state's regulators. An underground leak of natural gas condensate estimated at 11 million gallons - comparable to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill - has continuously been reported as a spill of only 10 gallons until exposed by an earlier whistleblower on desmogblog.com. “North Dakota is basically a Petrostate,” the second whistleblower, Paul Lehto, is quoted as saying. “There is regulatory capture, and sure that happens in other areas, but nowhere is it more extreme than in North Dakota.”

Whistleblower Reveals Flawed Construction at Gas Plants Where Massive Spill Downplayed by State

Source: www.desmogblog.com


Read more: Link to sourcehttps://www.desmogblog.com/2019/10/01/whistle-blower-lehto-oneok-north-dakota-gas-plants-spill

The state of North Dakota continues to attempt to downplay a spill estimated by Oneok itself in documents as 11,000,000 gallons of gasoline condensate - as large as the Exxon Valdez spill. A second whistleblower now comes forward to detail flawed construction at ND gas plants , adding a second issue that was never revealed during the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) controversy.

My Kids Join Global Kids: 9/20 Global Climate Strike

Never thought my kids would go on strike, but it is for a very good cause!

Kids all over the world are striking this Friday, and every Friday until there is serious action on climate change.

See https://globalclimatestrike.net/usa/

Adults and others are taking time off of home, work or school to take climate action. The strike map is always getting updated as strikes spread and are reported or discovered.

The strikers say:
"We’ve endured another summer of record-breaking heatwaves, floods, and refinery explosions. Enough is enough. No more government inaction and half-measures.

It’s time to build a renewable energy economy that works for everyone. Join us in the streets September 20 and the week after to demand climate justice for all."

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