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The Protestorist…

A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave conflicting accounts about what might have caused the explosion that injured her.

Sophia Wilansky, 21, was listed in serious condition and was undergoing surgery at a Minneapolis hospital.

Wilansky’s father, Wayne Wilansky, said his daughter was hurt when law enforcement threw a grenade. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office maintains authorities did not use concussion grenades or any devices that produce a flash or bang during a clash late Sunday and early Monday near the camp along the pipeline route in southern North Dakota where protesters have gathered for months.

The sheriff’s office suggested in a statement Monday that an explosion heard during the skirmish might have been caused by small propane tanks that authorities said protesters had rigged to explode…

or Protectorist

Sophia Wilansky, Water Protector badly wounded at Standing Rock

— Sophia bat Devorah — a Jewish woman who took part in a nonviolent protest led by the Sioux Nation of Standing Rock, was desperately wounded Sunday night by a concussion grenade, fired by the police and mercenaries hired by the Dakota Pipe-Line companies…


  1. Dave
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 8:54 pm |

    Yanno what they say… “Shit happens when you party naked”

  2. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm |

    Training by PowerPoint is inadequate.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm |

    There’s a petard in there somewhere.
    Prolly some retards as well.

  4. accipiterNW
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:29 am |

    Could it be young Sophia is part of a Weather Water Underground movement? I hope she isn’t dating any Bill Ayers types.

  5. Leonard Jones
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 8:21 am |

    There was a case in which a vicious female radical with
    Earth First, who had a device she was transporting detonate
    under the passenger seat of the car was riding in. Her
    “Nether regions” were badly damaged in the explosion.
    If course she and her group accused the FBI of planting
    the device.

    Judi Bari went into hiding on an Indian reservation to
    recuperate. She communed with a Shaman for a
    year. Rush Limbaugh related her story on air and
    added that she must of gone into hiding because
    she had not been heard from in some time.

    Now, this is the part of the story that had beer spewing
    from my nose! Limbaugh said she must be lying low
    and licking her wounds. He lost it! I suppose it’s too
    late to hit the dump button, he said. (It was)

    Sitting in a pizza joint drinking beer with a pair of head-
    phones on, I must have looked crazy. Every time he
    attempted to go on, Limbaugh just lost it. This went on
    for at least 15 minutes before he regained his composure.
    All the while I was laugh hysterically!

    True fact: Most of the radicals in the animal rights and
    environmentalist movements are women.

  6. mech
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 9:22 am |

    Need to use LRAD or preferably Active Denial System (ADS) to keep the protesters at a safe distance so they don’t hurt themselves.

  7. Posted November 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm |

    How come these peaceful demonstrators do so many acts of violence? How come there are so many more oil spills from trains than from pipelines? How come the peaceful demonstrators protecting Standing Rock are fighting a pipeline that will not go through Standing Rock? Who is the person who holds the majority of the stock in Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway that will carry the oil that would go through that pipeline? Oh, Warren Buffet. Wonder who is financing these totally peaceful demonstrations, except when they are attacking someone?

    I’m just a pore dumb redneck that isn’t smart enough to know why the mainstream media reports things that are the exact opposite of what I see with my own eyes.

  8. s2
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm |

    Social media has it that the device didn’t blow her arm off, but it did remove a bone completely from her arm.

    I’m guessing that’s gonna make the Revolutionary’s salute a little problematic for her.

  9. Nomen Nescio
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm |

    ^not for nothing but, Damn that had to hurt.

  10. Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm |

    Was it important that she be identified as “Jewish”? What if she was, say, Methodist, would they ID her as such? Oh, BTW, I’ve got money on the “protestors” and that rigged propane tank theory.

  11. Fat Baxter
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm |

    It’s getting cold up there, this time of yer.

    I suggest the use of water cannon, every afternoon right before sunset. The fun factor in being a revolutionary should go downhill thereafter.