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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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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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Failaka is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. Not the most beautiful, not the most exciting, but certainly worth going to for a unique experience. The island is 20 km off the coast of Kuwait City and accessible via public ferry and private high-speed catamaran ferry. Plan to spend at least […]

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Virgil on August 26, 2012

Turkey, as compared to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq, uses a lot more “loaf” bread. In the aforementioned countries one sees mainly leavened flat bread (nan) made in a circular oven (see Afghan Flat Bread – Nan-e Afghani Made Traditionally for one type of oven in use by the Afghan National Police at a very remote […]

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