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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock  Read Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock Read Part […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock  Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – […]

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Virgil on December 26, 2016

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Time was not on my side. I filled out the […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans US military veterans were going to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Wow. I looked up Veterans Stand for Standing Rock to check it out […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock The Black Snake is coming. There is a Lakota prophecy that a zuzeca sape (black snake) will come and cross the land. It will bring with it destruction and devastation. It will poison the water. It will destroy the world. It […]

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Virgil on December 20, 2016

I went to Standing Rock Reservation in early December for a few short days to support the Water Protectors at the Oceti Sakowin Dakota Pipeline Resistance Camp. It was a powerful and rewarding trip on a number of levels. I am still processing it all. I went for both personal and altruistic reasons. I was […]

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Virgil on December 3, 2013

Ice cream is a favorite among Americans, as well as in other countries. The US Air Force was actually founded in 1947, but during World War II, it was part of the Army, the US Army Air Corps. Probably the main heavy US bomber during that war was the B17, the “Flying Fortress.” In addition […]

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Virgil on April 23, 2013

I have spent two and a half years with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, including some time in Kuwait and a short time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I discovered a few things. One is that their food is excellent. But, more importantly, is the ignorance most Americans have about Muslims. Americans tend to […]

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