This week we talk about:


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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  1. MegOhKay
    November 2, 2016 at 10:34 am

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

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 11:16 am


  2. Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq)
    November 2, 2016 at 11:07 am

    This is so interesting. I am still trying to figure out why people on Fbook keep checking in to the national park.
    xo Jessica

    • Cider
      November 2, 2016 at 11:19 am

      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.

  3. Nicole Glover- Mommy Share Space
    November 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

    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!

  4. Leta
    November 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    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.

    • Acadia Einstein
      November 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Nobody can understand people. They are terrible, usually!

  5. Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls)
    November 2, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    thanks for sharing!

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Thanks for reading/listening!

  6. Kwame
    November 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    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.

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Me too, furious. I agree with you.

  7. Mihaela Echols
    November 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:09 am

      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.

      • Mihaela Echols
        November 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm

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

  8. Tyane Milem
    November 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:09 am

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

  9. katrinajeancarter
    November 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    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.

    • Acadia Einstein
      November 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

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

  10. Tasheena@OurDelightfulHome
    November 2, 2016 at 9:14 pm

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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Glad you enjoyed!

  11. Ellie Chan
    November 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

      It’s very upsetting, yes. 🙁

  12. Shining Thoughts Blog
    Shining Thoughts BlogReply
    November 2, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    such a sad time that we live in 🙁

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:11 am


  13. Amber Myers
    November 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I had no idea that Vine was gone! Crazy.

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

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

  14. crystal
    November 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    This was insightful,

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Thank you! Now I feel smart. 🙂

  15. CourtneyLynne
    November 2, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

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

  16. Vyjay Rao
    November 3, 2016 at 2:08 am

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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Yes, for sure they do.

  17. Cait Weingartner
    November 3, 2016 at 4:09 am

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

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

      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.

  18. Jennifer L Johnson
    November 3, 2016 at 9:21 am

    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.

    • Cider
      November 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

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

  19. Stephanie Jeannot
    November 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

    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.

  20. Befitting Style
    November 3, 2016 at 11:02 am

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

  21. Shirley
    November 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

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

  22. lipstickandpuppykisses
    November 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Very interesting and informative! Great post!

  23. Kylie Gravlee
    November 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    All great topics! I love the way you organized this. Thank you for sharing!

    Kylie Gravlee

  24. Hey Sharonoox
    November 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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

  25. hereiscribble87
    November 4, 2016 at 2:52 am

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

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  26. Rosey
    November 4, 2016 at 8:01 am

    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.

  27. Lisa Rios
    November 5, 2016 at 1:00 am

    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!

  28. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers)
    November 5, 2016 at 4:21 am

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

  29. Marceline Dementori
    November 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

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

  30. Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth O.Reply
    November 8, 2016 at 4:59 am

    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.

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