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Fringe You Mr. Hamm


Trump’s top oilman: Dakota tribes being used by ‘fringe’

Harold Hamm, a billionaire oilman and President-elect Donald Trump’s top energy adviser, doesn’t seem to believe the protests were authentic. He even questioned the motivations behind the efforts to stop the construction of the controversial pipeline.

“Let me tell you, they are being used, they are being taken advantage of,” Hamm said of the tribes. “I hate to see it,” he said on Thursday at the Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum in Lower Manhattan.

Hamm, a shale oil pioneer and CEO of Continental Resources (CLR), insists he doesn’t “have a dog in this hunt.” He notes that Continental “has no oil” on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

However, Continental could benefit indirectly from the pipeline because the company mainly pumps oil from the Bakken, where the Dakota Access Pipeline originates. Continental even made this point to investors in a recent presentation, noting that the price gap between its Bakken crude and more expensive forms of oil should decrease due to “increased pipeline capacity.”

Hamm didn’t shy away from expressing his support for the pipeline.

“My goodness, that’s a pipeline that is certainly needed. It brings the best, highest quality crude oil from the Bakken to the population centers,” said Hamm.


Gov Dalrymple’s comments are ridiculous. The security guards used military trained dogs on the protectors unlawfully as one example. He brought in over 70 law enforcements in the country to terrorize the people standing up for their land.

Outgunned by social media, you bet! And we are not going away! Mni wiconi!


More Goldman for Trump


President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn as the National Economic Council director, according to NBC News.

Cohn is the President and COO at the firm, and trails only CEO Lloyd Blankfein in stature.

Goldman shares are up by about 30% since Trump’s victory on November 8.

The President-elect was highly critical of Wall Street throughout his campaign. He condemned Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for her ties to Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms — and for earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches given to the global investment bank and its clients.


Drill Baby Drill


U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a strong advocate of increased oil and gas development who is skeptical about climate change, to run the Department of the Interior, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

The appointment could mean easier access for industry to more than a quarter of America’s territory, ranging from national parks to tribal lands stretching from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, where energy companies have been eager to drill and mine.



In October 2015, then-18-year-old Lauren Batchelder asked Trump a question at a political forum in New Hampshire. “So, maybe I’m wrong, maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don’t think you’re a friend to women,” she said. Trump defended himself, and Batchelder took the mic again, asking if she’d get equal pay and access to abortion with Trump as president. Trump answered: “You’re going to make the same if you do as good of a job, and I happen to be pro-life, okay?”

Batchelder thought that was the end of it, but when she woke up the next day, she realized that the current president-elect had sent out a series of tweets about her. “The arrogant young woman who questioned me in such a nasty fashion at No Labels yesterday was a Jeb staffer!” he tweeted. (Batchelder is not, and has never been, a staffer for Jeb Bush, though she did volunteer for his campaign.) His followers replied with screenshots of Batchelder and posted her phone number and other personal information online.

Within hours, her phone began to ring, and her email inbox and Facebook account filled with threatening messages. “I didn’t really know what anyone was going to do,” Batchelder, now 19, told the Washington Post. “He was only going to tweet about it and that was it, but I didn’t really know what his supporters were going to do, and that to me was the scariest part.”

She said the abuse has continued, prompting one Trump supporter to send her a Facebook message five days before the election that read, “Wishing I could f—ing punch you in the face. id then proceed to stomp your head on the curb and urinate in your bloodied mouth and i know where you live, so watch your f—ing back punk.”


Police arrest man accused of harassing some of the Water Protectors.


A 33-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with terrorizing a man involved in the pipeline protests outside the Ramada Inn in Bismarck.

Jesse McLain, of Bismarck, was allegedly one of two masked men captured on video yelling expletives and threats, including “take your protestin’ … back home” and “us North Dakota people are going to … you up,” into a vehicle at the hotel at 1400 E. Interchange Ave. on Monday afternoon, according to a Bismarck Police affidavit filed in the case.


For those in or near Southeastern Wisconsin, on Monday (2016.Dec.12) Bernie Sanders & Chris Hayes will be at UAW Local 72 to record a show about de-industrialization. This is the email I sent to our 250+ Progressive Activists (Our grassroots group started out as KenoshaForBernie and is now called Our Revolution/South East Wisconsin, aka OR/SEW):

OR/SEW Brothers & Sisters,

The Sanders/Hayes event is in the Kenosha News this AM. Here’s a link but it is behind their paywall. I don’t know if there is a way around the PW, some places let you view a few articles for free. http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/bernie_sanders_heading_to_kenosha_monday_490933391.php Sally S let me know that the Kenosha County Dems have a face book post about the visit; not sure if Racine County Dems have a post.

Anyhoo, this is the relevant part of the KN article concerning attendance:

“Ohnstad said there is no registration required to attend, but expects the event to reach capacity.”

OK, so it’s a line-stander thingy. Phil H says Local 72 holds about 1,000 standing, but we don’t know if we’ll stand or sit once inside so it could be well less than 1,000 that get in.

For those attending, we could meet up and stand in line together. Extended weather forecast has us in the low 20’s on Monday. How about we see if a few details come to light in the next days and pick on Sunday a Monday meet up time based on our best info?

That’s all the spam for now.



Jordan Chariton
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EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Army Corps has agreed to raise the water level at Lake Oahe (Missouri River flows into Lake Oahe) which would prevent Energy Transfer Partners from drilling underneath Lake Oahe (raising the water makes it so the drilling would not be stable).
This, at the same time as a U.S. District Judge denying #DAPL an expedited ruling on whether to overturn the Army Corps denial of a permit to drill under Lake Oahe, is a victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Energy Transfer Partners’ contract with investors ends on 1/2/17, where investors will be able to pull their money. They say they are losing $20 million per week if the pipeline isn’t operational.
The decision came after Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault met with Governor Jack Dalrymple and the Army Corps of Engineers. To raise the water levels, they will have to release a dam upstream, which could result in the flooding of the Oceti Sakowin Camp.

If I understand it…….No drilling but THE camp gets flooded. Jordan is on our side. It does not compute. Maybe someone can explain the logic to me.

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