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Trump's stock in Dakota pipeline company raises concern.

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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

Concern about Trump’s possible conflicts comes amid protests that unfold daily along the proposed pipeline route. The dispute over the route has intensified in recent weeks, with total arrests since August rising to 528. A recent clash near the main protest camp in North Dakota left a police officer and several protesters injured.

Fortune

I wish this cycle wasn't as horrible as it was, with everyone primed with such negativaty its possible features things like this to slip through.

I know the media will be critical, but at this point alot of people are just so happy he's elected they may not voice concern they would have had if this cycle was different.

I voted for him but I definitely do not approve of business ties to power, hell that's why I voted primarily against Hillary.
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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:43 PM
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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:46 PM
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Trump has told us to trust him.

I think that Congress and the administration should be disallowed from owing stocks while employed by government. It basically a huge insider trading opportunity.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

And it happens all the time with no ramifications. It's a big part of the reason we're at where we are as a nation.

Businesses have been running a muck while our politicians profit from that.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Quite true. The People need to demand changes and when it is not done then a new Congress must be elected who will comply. Not holding my breathe, The majority of Americans won't do it.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Well is part of the new machine. Instead of hiding how our leaders have made very questionable decisions over the course of decades that landed us in this mess, we're systematically polarized so we catch ourselves defending the ones we chose "who aren't as bad".

I'm optimistic for some good change, but I won't stay silent if it looks like business as usual.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Career politicians acquire and carry political stock and special interest influence that is more valuable and corrupting to the system.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
Maybe the New tRump.TV Broadcast will cover the Protests there, bha, ha, ha ha.....I can't believe this Disco Man is our next President.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

Hardly anyone gives it the coverage it deserves. We're breaking a treaty ( although that's happened more than I care recently).

This problem is being silence by both sides.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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we're systematically polarized so we catch ourselves defending the ones we chose "who aren't as bad".


I am not sure why people do this but I imagine that the politicians have always had a part in keeping that thought process alive. (political parties) Sometimes the new guy is better than the old one.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: ugmold

Hardly anyone gives it the coverage it deserves. We're breaking a treaty ( although that's happened more than I care recently).

This problem is being silence by both sides.


What treaty is being broken?



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Deny Arrogance

You're technically right, as this pipeline would be on the outskirts, but still pose to infringe on their land should it have an incident.

The proposed route passes through land that was once set aside for the Sioux in the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. That historic agreement ensured the Sioux could retain portions of five states, but ceded all of their land east of the Missouri River to the U.S. government in exchange for money, agricultural aid and strict rules about any access to Sioux territory by outsiders. However, the agreement was short-lived.

“Before the ink was dry, westerners were coming in,” Archambault said.



ABC news

I'll also elaborate to your point they did sell that portion.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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Were there people who actually thought a corrupt businessman was going to become an honest politician?

The signs have been there from the beginning that he will abuse his power for personal gain. It was part of the package deal that is Trump.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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Trump's stock in Dakota pipeline company raises concern.

Why ? And I hope you voted against Clinton because Hillary was an evil , lyin , piece of "work" (you know the word I mean)



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Yea, I would have taken an empty seat over her putting her skidmark on it.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Gothmog

Yea, I would have taken an empty seat over her putting her skidmark on it.


I would have taken Melania Trump over Donald, but Republicans can only criticize a lack of authenticity for the elected Dem hypocritically. She would have more of a 'Blind Trust' feel if you know what I mean.

This isn't his only business interest either. It's madness.
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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Mr. Trump said BEFORE the Election that ha was For Going Ahead with the Dakota Pipeline Project . The Voters were Aware of Mr.Trump's Interests in the Company that got the Contract to build it . You cannot find Fault in a Businessman Investing and making a Profit on it . If he had Lost the Election , this Story would have Still Not be of Concern to Anyone .



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

Dully noted, good point.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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This isn't his only business interest either. It's madness.


So , Obama's stock investments in "Green companies" that were the recipients of billions of dollars of tax money didnt concern you ? Then they went Tango Uniform due to mismanagement . Bush's interests in oil ? Bill Clinton's interests in certain International firms while signing NAFTA ?



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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Ok but for this to be worth anything a better premise needs to be established as to if this then that ect.



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