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Waiting for the Train: Episode 35

Waiting for the Train: Episode 35

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This week we talk about:

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Related – if you are horrified by what is going on in North Dakota and you’d like a concrete way to help, see the following links:

10 Things You Can Do to Help the Native Americans protesting the DAPL

Supply List for Sacred Stone Camp

Also, the UN is now observing what’s going on there.

And here is a great video about what the water protectors are doing and why.

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Jenn Martinelli

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49 Comments

  1. MegOhKay

    Something for everyone in this post! Especially the F451 reference- I’m still waiting on my TV walls that interact with me…

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    • Cider

      Thanks!

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    • Cider

      I can tell you that one! The idea is that the police are using Facebook check-ins to try to find people participating in the protest, so people who aren’t actually there are checking in as a way to confuse law enforcement. Apparently there is some question about whether it’s actually helpful, but I think a lot of folks are just doing it as a show of solidarity too.

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  2. Nicole Glover- Mommy Share Space

    It is so sad that as people we are so calloused towards each other in our decision makings. That money and personal biases prevents us from seeing each other as human beings. That laws and economic decisions, as necessary as they are, comes down to ink on paper and more money in the pockets of those that have too much already. It is great that they are willing to peacefully stand for something. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Leta

    Interesting post and site, lots of things that I hadn’t even heard of. Terrible world we live in sometimes, I do not understand people.

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    • Acadia Einstein

      Nobody can understand people. They are terrible, usually!

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    • Cider

      Thanks for reading/listening!

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  4. Kwame

    This NODAPL situation makes me so angry. If it wasn’t for the people I follow on Twitter I wouldn’t have know about it. I’m proud of them for fighting and I think we can learn the importance of standing our ground from this sad situation.

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    • Cider

      Me too, furious. I agree with you.

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  5. Mihaela Echols

    I think we get so caught up in our own lives we stop seeing others as people as well.

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    • Cider

      Yes, and you can’t sit around thinking about all the awful things happening in the world or it will be overwhelming. That’s why I like to try to find some concrete way to help when possible.

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      • Mihaela Echols

        Yes! Love it! we are only one oerson and we can still make a difference in many peoples lives.

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  6. Tyane Milem

    I wondered what all the FB check-ins were all about. Very interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Cider

      Thank you for reading! Let us know if you check out the podcast!

      Reply
  7. katrinajeancarter

    I still can’t believe that vine is now a goner. It was good while it lasted. Keep up the good work with your podcast.

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    • Acadia Einstein

      Poor vine. And thanks! Feel free to subscribe. *waggles eyebrows*

      Reply
  8. Tasheena@OurDelightfulHome

    Great post! I loved watching the video you provided. It’s such a great video. I have to share it with my family. 🙂

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    • Cider

      Glad you enjoyed!

      Reply
  9. Ellie Chan

    Wow! It’s pretty sad that things like this are happening still. Great write-up.

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    • Cider

      It’s very upsetting, yes. 🙁

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  10. Shining Thoughts Blog

    such a sad time that we live in 🙁

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    • Cider

      🙁

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  11. Amber Myers

    I had no idea that Vine was gone! Crazy.

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    • Cider

      Yeah honestly I only knew because people were talking about it a lot on Twitter. Ha ha.

      Reply
  12. crystal

    This was insightful,

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    • Cider

      Thank you! Now I feel smart. 🙂

      Reply
  13. CourtneyLynne

    I had so many people check in the other day!!! I figured it was for support but so many people actually thought these people are there lol

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    • Cider

      Yes, I was seeing a lot of confusion about it too.

      Reply
  14. Vyjay Rao

    Interesting Post. The security agencies do make good use of technology and social media.

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    • Cider

      Yes, for sure they do.

      Reply
  15. Cait Weingartner

    Thank you for bringing attention to the protests in North Dakota. The video is excellent and help spread the word.

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    • Cider

      It is a great video, I loved it when I found it. A while back the government had stopped construction on the DAPL and I thought maybe we were headed somewhere better but it’s back to the same terrible stuff. So awful.

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  16. Jennifer L Johnson

    It has been interesting to watch how all this has been happening. I lived in South Dakota for years, it is amazing land out there and so pretty.

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    • Cider

      Yes, I have been to North and South Dakota, it’s beautiful.

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  17. Stephanie Jeannot

    People can be hard to figure out but to try to figure out the mystery of a person is like trying to understand the ideologies of this land.

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  18. Befitting Style

    Wow this is definitely an educational piece that I must share with my friends!

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  19. Shirley

    Very interesting and i love the video very much. It is something worth sharing with family and friends. Good post.

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  20. lipstickandpuppykisses

    Very interesting and informative! Great post!

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  21. Hey Sharonoox

    It’s upsetting to see this still happening. Not sure how this world is turning out to be.

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  22. hereiscribble87

    Very interesting post .. Its really sad to see what’s happening to the drinking water 🙁

    — DT | Here I Scribble

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  23. Rosey

    It really is a tragedy what’s going on with the Native Americans. I can’t believe we’re allowed to still do things like this today.

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  24. Lisa Rios

    The Waiting for the Train sounds like a great show and I can see some great topics being discussed in this episode. The Native Americans story is something I would like to hear more as it so sad to see what is happening around!

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  25. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers)

    I’ve never heard of Waiting for a Train, but then again I rarely watch TV. I’ve been following the protest.

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  26. Marceline Dementori

    There are so many things that happened this week. I can’t believe that the protesters are treated that way, it’s an outrage.

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  27. Elizabeth O.

    This is so heartbreaking, I hope they get what they want in time. It’s a long process but if we fight with them, we might get the outcome that they deserve.

    Reply

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