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Dakota Access Pipeline workers bulldozed sacred sites and graves in North Dakota on Sunday, and I found out today that one of those graves belonged to one of my relatives…

I’m not even from Standing Rock and they desecrated a grave of my family member, Charles Picotte (Eta-ke-cha). He isn’t just a long dead man people have forgotten about, this was the grave of a man whose face I know, who I have pictures of in family albums. A family member that lived through the transition to reservation life. I’m upset. I’m angry. I’m shocked right now because it hits home. He was a translator and one of the signers of the Treaty of Fort Laramie, a treaty that 3 of my relatives signed, a treaty they are breaking RIGHT NOW with this pipeline.

I’ve never set foot in Standing Rock, I don’t even know anyone from Standing Rock. But this has affected me all the way over here in Washington, and this is an attack on the rights of native peoples. People need to share what’s happening right now, how they’re desecrating these sacred sites, hiring paramilitary, unleashing dogs and tear gas on protesters defending the health and future of their community, plus their treaty rights, because the media is ignoring all of this. Sign the petition to stop it, send donations to the Sacred Stone camp, raise awareness. This is about the interests of a corporation being put before indigenous peoples rights and health.

Last stand for Standing Rock

Authorities cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

It took 3 ½ hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search the protesters’ temporary homes on Thursday. Authorities said they arrested 46 people, including a group of military veterans who had to be carried out and a man who climbed atop a building and stayed there for more than an hour before surrendering.

The encampment has stood since August on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, about 40 miles south of Bismarck, the state capital.

Protesters calling themselves “water protectors” have rallied there against plans to route the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the reservation, saying the project poses a threat to water resources and sacred tribal sites.

Dubbed the Oceti Sakowin camp, the site became a focal point for U.S. environmental activists and Native Americans expressing indigenous rights, drawing some 5,000 to 10,000 protesters at the height of the movement in early December.

Most have drifted since away, as tribal leaders urged people to leave due to harsh winter weather, while pressing their opposition to the pipeline in court. Roughly 300 demonstrators had remained until this week.

Protesters and police have clashed multiple times since August, with more than 700 arrests tallied.

On Wednesday authorities appeared intent on avoiding clashes, though 10 arrests were made as protesters confronted police in riot gear on a highway outside the camp entrance before the officers retreated around nightfall.

President Donald Trump has pushed for completion of the pipeline since he took office last month, signing an executive order that reversed an Obama administration decision and cleared the way for the $3.8 billion project to proceed.

Two tribes earlier this month lost a legal bid to halt construction. The pipeline is due to be complete and ready for oil by April 1, according to court documents filed Tuesday. (AP, Reuters)

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A large crowd representing a majority of the remaining Dakota Access Pipeline protesters march out of the Oceti Sakowin camp before the 2 p.m. local time deadline set for evacuation of the camp mandated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D. In the background smoke and flames from one of the several structural fires started by the protesters over the course of the day. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

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National Guard and Police make arrests at the Octei Sakowin Encampment near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 23, 2017. (Mcknight/Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA Press)

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An elderly woman is escorted to a transport van after being arrested by law enforcement at the Oceti Sakowin camp as part of the final sweep of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters in Morton County, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool)

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Last stand at Standing Rock

Raymond Kingfisher, 59, of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, sings during a march on the outskirts of the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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Members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and others sing as they prepare to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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Oscar High Elk, 26, of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, prays as he and other members of the tribe prepare to evacuate from the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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Police confront protesters refusing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A couple embraces as opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D., as authorities were preparing to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season. The Army Corps of Engineers ordered the camp closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday. (Photo: James MacPherson/AP)

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Protesters march, with a structure burning in the background, on the outskirts of the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A fire burns in the background as opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D., as authorities were preparing to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season. The Army Corps of Engineers ordered the camp closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday. (Photo: James MacPherson/AP)

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Chanse Zavalla, 26, from California, watches a building burn after it was set on fire by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A sign stands at the entrance of the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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An opponent of the Dakota Access oil pipeline watches a building burn after it was set afire by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp fighting the pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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An opponent of the Dakota Access oil pipeline warms his hands beside a building set on fire by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp fighting the pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A building burns after it was set on fire by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Mcknight/Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA Press)

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A building burns after it was set on fire by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Yang/Getty Images)

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A building burns after it was torched by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A building burns after it was set on fire by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A teepee stands in deep mud as protesters prepare to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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Buildings burn after being set on fire by protesters at the main opposition camp fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A building burns after it was set on fire by protesters at the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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Chanse Zavalla, 26, from California, watches a building burn after it was torched by protesters preparing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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The Oceti Sakowin protest camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. Gov. Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Feb. 22 deadline for demonstrators to vacate and clean up the camp. (Photo: North Dakota Joint Information Center/handout via Reuters)

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Protesters walk through deep mud in the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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A building burns after being set afire by protesters at the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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• being born in the 30s hazel never really thought about not being a girl without it having the life would be easier/better if she wasn’t a girl but at the same time she felt like she was a girl

• sweet hazel was annoyed with herself with all this thinking about it bc it shouldnt be that confusing in those days

• flash forward to the future and she’s going to camp Jupiter

• and there’s Dakota the son of Bacchus, the patron god of transgender and nonbinary people

• of course hazel overhears him educating someone about gender stuff  

• and it gets her thinking

• but then SoN happens so she kinda gets sidetracked

• so finally after the giant war she gets into researching and looking up stuff about gender and what not

• Nico sees her doing this and asks about it

• she starts to tell him about how she feels like a boy but attend same time she feels like a girl and what in Pluto did that mean?

• Nico starts to help her look into stuff

• and when she reads what bigender means, it just clicks with her

• and she’s just so happy bc she knows now

• after Nico, Frank is the first person she tells

• frank asks what pronouns she prefers

• he says she or he works.

• then he tells Dakota who hugs her tightly

• the rest of seven get told at the same time

• Jason, Percy, and Piper hug her

• Leo and Annabeth high five him

• no demigod dares says anything bad about it bc a) Nico is scary b) Hazel is also scary c) Pluto/Hades is scary d) Percy is scary e) there’s a known fact at both camps that people who are transphobic* gets turned into dolphins, find grapevines interwoven with all their clothes or all their stuff being eaten by satyrs and fauns

• Nico takes him to Pride at some point in their lives

The fact that so many people are misinformed about the Dakota Pipeline and then use that misinformation to act as victims is hilarious and scary at the same time.

“The pipeline will create 8,000 IMMEDIATE jobs, but you’re against anyone earning their own pay and just want social projects, you commie.”

Great just made an ass of yourself. It’s great that it would create 8,000 jobs immediately, but what happens to that job after it’s built? It goes away and leaves that person/family strapped even more than before which guess what? Will lead to them needing government assistance.

“The pipeline isn’t over sacred grounds it’s someone else’s property that has already been signed away.“ 

Yeah it’s signed away illegally from Natives who want their land back after the government took it away illegally and signed it over to people who would sign it over immediately back to them.

"But studies have shown there is no sacred land there.”
Ok, let me go into your house take your cross, menorah what ever you hold sacred masturbate with it and defile it and say “Sorry it’s not sacred to me so I didn’t do anything wrong.”

“Donald Trump is not wrong for supporting this pipeline, he wants to boost the economy." 

NO he wants to boost his pocketbook and his paycheck. HE HAS SHARES IN IT WHICH MAKES IT A HUGE CONFLICT OF INTEREST IF HE ENACTS ANY LAWS OR OVERTURNS THE VERDICT OBAMA MADE FOR THE PIPELINE. You guys threw a huge fit when you found out about that Youtuber who was promoting a gambling site on his page without disclosing he owned it. Guess what? It’s the exact same thing here.

The fact that most of these people are justifying using UNCLEAN fuel sources in order to boost the economy for a short time is absolutely baffling. The fact that they say "Well, I’m the only one using unbiased media therefore I am right” and then use Fox News or whatever right funded media outlet and justify it. Of course, they are not going to out the bad implications because if Pipeline money goes so does the media outlets money. You were so upset that the left-funded media was doing this for Hillary, hiding the truth so that she would win, guess what? They’re hiding the truth so that you and your superiority complex would feel high and mighty for supporting something that the Democrats oppose. Contradicting yourself much, you hypocrite?

NEWS FLASH: If you are supporting a cause that has cost an innocent woman her hand, that sics attack dogs on peaceful protectors, that justifies raping the land for profit, THEN YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY.

If you can give me any other reason BESIDES PROFIT AND ECONOMY (two factors in a 10 factor decision) that is a good reason and was not debunked up here with links from A NON-REPUBLICAN FUNDED SITE, I will gladly eat my words