3rd Party Candidates Did Well This Year

Lately on social media I’ve read a lot of people express big disappointment with the 2 party system. I had a feeling voter turnout for 3rd parties would be higher in this election cycle as compared to others in recent years. So far both Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green party have grabbed roughly about 5% of the vote. Additionally, that number could rise higher since a few states are still counting ballots. While that percentage is not near enough to obtain electoral votes, the norm for 3rd party candidates is usually less than 1%.

 

I’ve have an interesting article copied down below that echoes and elaborates on some of the things I wrote about in my last blog.

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2016 Presidental Election results – Afterthoughts

Just my quick 2 cents soon after the election ended

Why The Dakota Access Pipeline Is So Awful

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In a nutshell they don’t have to build this pipeline. They can continue transporting oil by truck or railroad like they’ve been doing for decades (tho that’s risky too). They also want to frack on their land which puts their underground water supply in big jeopardy. Also at some point this pipeline goes underneath the river and that too is a major disaster waiting to happen.

 

This is their land that they’ve been living on for over well over a 100 years and these actions are in violation of the treaty the U.S. signed with them. They are being brutalized by the petroleum workers and police alike for simply defending their land and water supply. Wake up history is repeating itself.

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Hillary’s strong lead is now wavering

Even The Young Turks who has been nothing but a cheerleader for Hillary since her nomination is beginning to have doubts. Not only are the “Deplorables” in social media questioning Clinton’s “strong” poll numbers but many of the BernieOrBust crowd who are now backing Jill Stein are also saying she’s at big risk of losing to Trump. I think that says a lot since they don’t really like either of these 2 big candidates.

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First 3D Animation Cartoon

This is my first attempt in making a 3D animated cartoon. It turned out alright I guess and surprisingly my cartoon self resembles me more than I thought it could. Anyone who’s interested in making one can do so at Plotagon.

The Rise of OuterNet

We’ve all of course know about the Internet but recently there has been the development of Outernet. It’s been dubbed as the ‘library in the sky’ as it is meant to freely provide vital information in areas of the world where internet is scarce or non-existent. This will benefit people living in an areas hit by a major natural disaster, war-torn countries or trying circumvent censorship.

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How To Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective

Original blog by Kelly Hayes

Transformative Spaces

14247963_10154406248820309_1976289082_o Water Protectors gather after a day of prayer and direct action. (Photo: Desiree Kane)

This piece is very personal because, as an Indigenous woman, my analysis is very personal, as is the analysis that my friends on the frontlines have shared with me. We obviously can’t speak for everyone involved, as Native beliefs and perspectives are as diverse as the convictions of any people. But as my friends hold strong on the frontlines of Standing Rock, and I watch, transfixed with both pride and worry, we feel the need to say a few things.

I’ve been in and out of communication with my friends at Standing Rock all day. As you might imagine, as much as they don’t want me to worry, it’s pretty hard for them to stay in touch. I asked if there was anything they wanted me to convey on social media, as most of them are maintaining a…

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