The controversial, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline began pumping oil on Thursday, even as Native American tribes that have long protested its construction vowed to continue the fight. The DAPL moves oil from North Dakota into South Dakota, Iowa and ultimately Illinois for distribution. It is part of the $4.8 billion Bakken Pipeline system operated by Energy Transfer Partners, which is expected to move about 520,000 barrels of light crude oil daily. Four Sioux tribes in the Dakotas are still appealing to a federal judge in Washington, DC to shut down the line.Though the Injun Mafia and their Sorosian supporters will never admit it, pipelines are better for the actual environment than the alternative. Satan wants oil to be moved by trains so it will create constant spills that give Satan an excuse to enrich lawyers.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.