Personally, my trip to Standing Rock has committed me to change my life. I have spent the past months selling and giving away most of my personal belongings. I am leaving the country to adopt a different lifestyle. I will fight the fight from outside this corrupt system because as long as I live here, buy things here, drive my car here, shop here, I am contributing to the mess here. I encourage everyone to come up with their own personal plan of action. Every action you take is political. This cannot keep going on without the total destruction of our environment. As people have pointed out – it is not a matter of “if” but “when” this pipeline leaks. I really do not want to be the one to say “I told you so” when it so does. We ALL lose when it does. The point to be made is to shut it down before it leaks. Too bad it was built in the first place.