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​Stonewalled by federal court, Red Fawn Fallis changes plea

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 16th, 2018

Activist at Standing Rock greets the morning - photograph by C.S. HagenFARGO – Red Fawn Fallis, the woman charged with firing a handgun during the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, changed her plea Tuesday to guilty after federal prosecutors agreed to drop one of her charges.

If District of North Dakota Chief Judge Daniel Hovland accepts the change of plea, the most serious charge – discharge of a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence – will be dropped. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and the possibility of up…

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​Rep. Cramer not running for Senate

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2018

Congressman Kevin Cramer - U.S. House of RepresentativesFARGO – Days after Congressman Kevin Cramer came under attack for nepotism and using taxpayer-funded Congressional resources to further a possible bid for a Senate seat, the state’s only Congressman announced he will not be running for higher office.

Instead, Cramer, a Republican, will try to keep his seat in the House of Representatives, and will run against ‘hard-charging Democrat opponent,” Ben Hanson.

“He [Cramer] is seeking re-election to the U.S. House,” Jason Stverak,…

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​Infiltrated: No-DAPL activist hoodwinked by paid FBI informant, defense says

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and activists in the water - photograph by C.S. HagenFARGO – Events leading up to the arrest of one of the Dakota Access Pipeline’s most prominent defendants played out like a game of bughouse chess. Little did an isolated pawn, Red Fawn Fallis, know of an apparent trap set for her near Standing Rock on October 27, 2016, the day police took over the northern 1851 Treaty Camp, according to her defense attorneys.

The state’s side, heavily armed, bolstered by a governor’s emergency declaration and taxpayers dollars, were short on…

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​Democratic-NPL petitions national ethics entity to investigate Congressman Kevin Cramer

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 8th, 2018

Congressman Kevin Cramer - U.S. House of RepresentativesBISMARCK – Claiming the state’s only congressman uses campaign funds as a personal cash cow, fueling nepotism, and now using taxpayer-funded Congressional resources to further a possible bid for the Senate, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL has requested the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Congressman Kevin Cramer.

“Congressman Cramer has a clear pattern of unethical behavior – ranging from paying himself to essentially running a family business through his campaign…

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One state rep. badmouths constituents, another throws white power hand signals

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 3rd, 2018

Representative Jake Blum throwing the okay sign - Instagram photoBISMARCK – While a state representative from Minot faces criticism and an impeachment petition for repeatedly using offensive language in online posts, other elected officials in the state have also come under scrutiny.

On Twitter, Representative Roscoe Streyle, a Republican from District 3, which includes Minot, has been calling out those who disagree with him as “libtards,” and has used the name “Pocahontas” three times in a derogatory way, as responses to Tweets, since…

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​The Laney Files: September 2016

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 27th, 2017

FARGO – Internal documents obtained by the High Plains Reader from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department reveal a disturbing familiarity between state police chiefs and sheriffs with TigerSwan’s analysts and upper echelon.

In early September 2016, oil magnates, private security personnel, and law enforcement cooperated in creating a “rhythm” for moving the Dakota Access Pipeline forward – together.

Four days after security dogs were brought to the front line on September 3,…

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​America: closer to revolution

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 27th, 2017

PULLMAN, WASHINGTON – Rome lasted a thousand years, but fell to Germanic barbarians. China’s last dynasty capitulated in 1911 to Sun Yat-sen after constant civil unrest. Since the beginning of time, empires have risen and they’ve fallen, but never has a civilization been closer to collapse or widespread revolution than the United States is today, according to researchers.

That’s what a study released November 15 by 14 universities including Washington State University stated.…

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​‘Entrapped’ during Nobel panel

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 24th, 2017

Law enforcement marching on activists - photo by C.S. HagenOSLO, NORWAY – American Indigenous leaders took insult this week during a Nobel Peace Prize forum, after a Morton County leader addressed issues pertaining to the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Morton County Commissioner Cody Schultz, an outspoken proponent of the Dakota Access Pipeline, was one of 500 “ticketed guests,” and was invited by event contractor Stephanie Hope Smith of the Nobel Institute to speak during the “Across Dividing Lines: Indigenous People’s Rights…

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​Seeking shelter: homelessness in the winter

by Dima Vitanova | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

The chill crawls up your body until it claims it. Naturally, your muscles begin to shiver in an attempt to keep warm. Your blood slowly retreats from your extremities toward your vital organs. As the minutes pass, your breathing might slow down and your speech – if you have someone to talk to – may slur. Perhaps, you have nothing to occupy your mind with except that it is frigid, very cold.

The cold is what Gregory Osiecki recalls from the couple of nights he had to sleep outside…

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So what is a keylogger?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

There are many ways to hack computers. There are also many people who want to do such things. A keylogger is one such trick that the bad guys use. They sneak into your computer room and plug a small box into your USB port on the back of your desktop computer. It logs every keystroke you type using your keyboard, including your passwords, credit card numbers and diary entries.

Obviously this can be very bad news. The keylogger can also wire the box into your computer from the inside if he…

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