No DAPL

I don’t really like pointing out anything about Political based issues. But being that our family has Cherokee blood in it. I feel it is not only moral responsibility it is part of our family to support other Tribes in their battles. If you have two minutes please read the following and send a quick email to the address supplied in it. Say “Stop Ignoring the Treaties” in the body of the email. You don’t have to be a member of any tribe to understand what these first nations people are fighting for.

Thank you,

~Ally

Action

Notice.

Summary

This notice advises the public that the Department of the Army (Army), as lead agency, is gathering information necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with Dakota Access, LLC’s request to grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe, which is on the Missouri River and owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). This notice opens the public scoping phase and invites interested parties to identify potential issues, concerns, and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in an EIS.

Dates

To ensure consideration during the development of an EIS, written comments on the scope of an EIS should be sent no later than February 20, 2017. The date of all public scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in the local North Dakota newspaper (The Bismarck Tribune) and online at https://www.army.mil/asacw.

Addresses

You may mail or hand deliver written comments to Mr. Gib Owen, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, 108 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0108. Advance arrangements will need to be made to hand deliver comments. Please include your name, return address, and “NOI Comments, Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing” on the first page of your written comments. Comments may also be submitted via email to Mr. Gib Owen, at gib.a.owen.civ@mail.mil. If emailing comments, please use “NOI Comments, Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing” as the subject of your email.

The location of all public scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in the local North Dakota newspaper (The Bismarck Tribune) and online at https://www.army.mil/asacw.

For Further Information Contact

Mr. Gib Owen, Water Resources Policy and Legislation, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Washington, DC 20310-0108; telephone: (703) 695-6791; email: gib.a.owen.civ@mail.mil.

Supplementary Information

The proposed crossing of Lake Oahe by Dakota Access, LLC is approximately 0.5 miles upstream of the northern boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. The Tribe protests the crossing primarily because it relies on Lake Oahe for water for a variety of purposes, the Tribe’s reservation boundaries encompass portions of Lake Oahe downstream from the proposed crossing, and the Tribe retains water, treaty fishing, and hunting rights in the Lake.

The proposed crossing of Corps property requires the granting of a right-of-way (easement) under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), 30 U.S.C. 185. To date, the Army has not made a final decision on whether to grant the easement pursuant to the MLA. The Army intends to prepare an EIS to consider any potential impacts to the human environment that the grant of an easement may cause.

Specifically, input is desired on the following three scoping concerns:

(1) Alternative locations for the pipeline crossing the Missouri River;

(2) Potential risks and impacts of an oil spill, and potential impacts to Lake Oahe, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water intakes, and the Tribe’s water, treaty fishing, and hunting rights; and

(3) Information on the extent and location of the Tribe’s treaty rights in Lake Oahe.

On July 25, 2016, the Corps granted permission to applicant Dakota Access, LLC, under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C. 408 (408 permission), for a proposed pipeline crossing of Lake Oahe. Lake Oahe is on the Missouri River and owned by the Corps. The approximate 1,172-mile pipeline connects the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota to an existing crude oil market near Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline is 30 inches in diameter and is projected to transport approximately 570,000 barrels per day.

The 408 permission was accompanied by a Finding of No Significant Impact based on an Environmental Assessment (EA), as contemplated under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EA included a brief description and characterization of factors used in evaluating a potential alternative crossing location that was considered and eliminated during the analysis phase. The alternative route, which was eliminated, would cross the Missouri River approximately 10 miles north of Bismarck, ND.

On December 4, 2016, the Army determined that a decision on whether to authorize the pipeline to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location merits additional analysis, more rigorous exploration and evaluation of reasonable siting alternatives, and greater public and tribal participation and comments as contemplated in the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) NEPA implementing regulations, 40 CFR 1502.14 and 1503.1. Currently, the Corps is developing a plan to implement the Army’s December 4, 2016 direction. This notice of public scoping should be integrated into the Corps’ plan of action.

Consistent with CEQ’s NEPA implementing regulations, an EIS will analyze, at a minimum:

(1) Alternative locations for the pipeline crossing the Missouri River;

(2) Potential risks and impacts of an oil spill, and potential impacts to Lake Oahe, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water intakes, and the Tribe’s water, treaty fishing, and hunting rights; and

(3) Information on the extent and location of the Tribe’s treaty rights in Lake Oahe.

The range of issues, alternatives, and potential impacts may be expanded based on comments received in response to this notice and at public scoping meetings.

Public Comment Availability: Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the Army cannot guarantee that this will occur.

Authority: This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 and 1506.6 of the CEQ’s Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Army and Corps’ NEPA implementation policies (32 CFR part 651 and 33 CFR part 230), and exercises the authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) by General Orders No. 2017-1, January 5, 2017.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00937 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
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a few updates

Shopping page
I have added a couple of new updates in the Shopping links. I will also repeat that if you find a link that is dead let me know.

Project Billy
I have done a little bit of work on it as well.

LGBT Books
Is now set up with Fiverr.com as a gig for $5 usd. Not to bad of a deal to have a book listed on my site.

Transition Timeline
Well month 17 have come a few changes are starting to become noticeable.

Month 17 transition timeline updated

Emotional  Development

Well this month has been very stable with the exception of noticing that I have a cycle where the hormones are concerned. I have been keeping track of the feelings and what I have been doing in a personal diary.

Physical Development

Well Ive been having a few issues with itching on my lower legs. The solution was to get some allergy medicine (over counter). This did solve the issues. I’m not sure why I’m having the problem. It is not a known side effect.

Breast growth is still going on because I’m dealing with puffy nipples and aerola. They are a bit sore to touch at times. I had this event happen as well as I was driving I went to turn a corner my breast got in the way. It sounds funny but until you have it happen it does not make to much sense. 

Fat around the cheeks (face) have been getting a bit more day to them. I keep telling them as it is a bit unusual.

Man Hips are starting to take a bit more in the fat redistribution. This means I’m losing the man shelf and feminine curves are starting to show. It has made a few of my favourite clothes unbearable to wear.

Butt still has not been getting a lot of fat redistribution yet.

I started on cutting back on fat intake and going back to a healthy. So some changes are going to stay to take place in the physical features.

Skin issues

None

Olfactory senses

No changes

New developments

I’ve be noticing something new that has changed due to the hormones is that I’m now focusing on items a bit more. This is easy to see when I’m writing or studying. I wonder if this could have helped me learning issue when I was growing up…..

Dear Australia – An open letter

Dear Australia,

First let me start off by saying thank you! Thank you for the love and kindness I am shown everyday by so many friends and strangers alike. Thank you for having a healthcare system that while under attack by the government is a hell of a lot better than where I came from. Everyday I am here I fall in love with you more and more every day.

This January the world was introduced to a new President of the United States of America. As a Transwoman I heard of the changes that are about to sweep through a country I onced loved with every fiber of my body. I started to fear for lives of those I have never even met. I started to feel even more grateful for this beautiful place which I live in. Yeah we don’t have Marriage Equality here. But we don’t have a bunch of mad men taking away the rights of women. Men who were given birth by a woman. Yet to each one of them take a moral high horse saying they know what is best for a whole gender of people. Yet not one woman was in that room while it was signed.

I watched the same man tell the world that he wanted a woman for Education Secretary. A person who has never went to University. Who has never had to feel the struggle that so many parents have had to, all in hopes that their children will reach something they could not. A person who did not even understand that schools are no place for guns even on the fear of a “bear” attack (Something that has never been known to happen at a school before).

Then I watched that same man chose a person who supports his view about global warming. That it is not real, that it is not happening.

Then I watch he also take the oath with another man who Hates the lgbt+ community. My stomach turned in a fear that gripped me more than anything ever has.

I saw that a church who claimed that it was closer to God than any other was joining with him as they allowed their Choir to sing for him. My mind was drawn back to a time when thousands stood cheering on Hitler in the 1930’s.

Then like a candle lit in the darkness of the possible future. Something Magical happened I watched city by city all over the world women and men standing up for the rights of those who they all fear might be affected by the hate of these man who are in change of a country. My heart swelled in tears of joy and hope for the future. I felt this feeling only once before and that was when the Berlin Wall Fell. I was in amazement that even those women stood for what was right. Who cares if there was celebrities saying somethings that were a bit Hypocritical. There were millions of hearts worldwide for once saying with one simple heart “Not going to happen again”.

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Then my heart sank as I read texts and messages of other people supporting the hate that was elected. Oh I fear for the future of my children should these men continue with their hate filled mission. But I am not crippled, I will not sit idle as others fight. I will stand when I can and where I can for my voice will never be silent. So please join with the world to stop this madman, Speak Up before it is too late.

Project Billy work

Sorry everyone but I have been working on my second book Project Billy. I am just about 2000 words. I have added a photo that I will be putting in the book as well. I need to get my dad on the phone again I am still trying to find out a few juicy bits. I want to know who his first crush was on. This might be a hard one for him to remember but I am probing his memory for other things as well.

I might see if he can find my Aunts phone numbers. See if I can talk to them to fill in a few gaps.

Well going to keep it short as I am working so hard to sell the book and to get going on the second one.

Don’t forget there is a link to buy my first book on the side —————–>

A blog lesson learned

Well a couple of days ago I started looking for ways to get my book out to the public via Fiverr.com well I paid money from my promotional budget for the book and it came back that over 11.6k worth of people looked at my book via the feed back from the analytics I got back from google. I started to research the true validity of Fiverr. I found that there is a HUGE loop hole that is that is called Hitleap.com combined with a plugin with your browser. You can spoof hits via Onion network from all over the world. The buyer (me) is never aware of what is really happening until you do the research.

How did I find this out? Well there was a HUGE red flag raised when I received my report..

https://goo.gl/#analytics/goo.gl/PbCj1t/all_time

If you look at the sources that clicked to see my book came from demographics that would not read it in the first place due to the subject material. Russia and Indonesia are not part of my sites analytics in fact I have never had a reader from these locations. That says a lot then I started looking at way to make money on my blog by listing LGBT books as a gig on Fiverr.com. During this research I found a link to Hitleap in a conversation on Quora.com where I answer questions about being Transgender.

https://www.quora.com/profile/Aleana-Robins

What hitleap does is a link exchange to help bloggers get there site out in front of others by doing a click for a click style advertising. Meaning if you click someone’s link to there sight they will allow someone to click yours. At the core this is a great idea but fails due to legal hacking of a system. This is done by creating an app or a plugin that follows a link given to it. Thus fooling a system into thinking you are doing something you are not. Then you can log onto the Onion network and run the app while on there spoofing your IP address making it look like you are somewhere you are not.

So overall I have learned my lesson on Fiverr.com if they are offering to give your link to others Don’t waste your marketing budget on it. Now I am not saying all Fiverr services are going to have this happen to it, but I am saying BE CAREFUL buyer beware……

(oops now I have had a reader from Russia! welcome!)