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US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations
The Guardian ^ | 5/4/2012 | Chris McGreal

Posted on 05/04/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by Beave Meister

A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.

James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.

Anaya said that in nearly two weeks of visiting Indian reservations, indigenous communities in Alaska and Hawaii, and Native Americans now living in cities, he encountered people who suffered a history of dispossession of their lands and resources, the breakdown of their societies and "numerous instances of outright brutality, all grounded on racial discrimination".

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The old rebel cry..."Get the UN out of the US and then get the US out of the UN."..
1 posted on 05/04/2012 5:18:18 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

UN...Get OUT!


2 posted on 05/04/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Beave Meister

Tell the UN to wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which fills up.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Beave Meister

Ok who has the holey blue helmet picture?


4 posted on 05/04/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now.)
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To: Beave Meister

So how much will Elizabeth Fauxcahontas Warren get?


5 posted on 05/04/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Molon Labbie

6 posted on 05/04/2012 5:24:19 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Beave Meister

Obmalamadingdong will if it’s politically expedient for him to do so.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 5:24:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Molon Labbie

8 posted on 05/04/2012 5:24:42 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Beave Meister

The UN needs to go F#CK themselves, and keep their ignorant noses out of our business. FTUN.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Beave Meister

Perhaps we should start with a piece of land on Manhattan Island along the East River.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 5:28:09 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Beave Meister; All
Uh, how exactly was the land "stolen"? It was won through force of arms, or dealmaking (as with all of Manhattan Island). Does every other nation on Earth have to also "return" their land to its "original" inhabitants? From what date to what date? Do we return Israel to the Turks? Or All of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, part of Iraq and all of the Sinai to Israel? And how about the fact that the "American Indians" were not even the first to enter this continent? Recent Smithsonian research asserts that Ice Age Europeans beat the so-called "Native Americans" to North America by as much as 10,000 years. So shouldn't the Indians return THEIR land (and casino profits) to the Europeans?
11 posted on 05/04/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Beave Meister

A-typical U.N. “investigator” with an agenda seeks confirmation of U.N. agenda he’s paid to investigate (with our tax dollars undoubtedly), finds cooperative “victims”, and of course is open to discussion of all sides of the issues of course /S.

That would be why American members of Congress were all lined up to discuss the matter with him /S.

Tell ‘em to bugger off.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 5:28:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Beave Meister

The United Nazis need to get a clue. We are a sovereign nation and we do not take orders from socialist scum.

We need to kick these corrupt jerks OUT of the US ASAP!


13 posted on 05/04/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: SkyDancer

Maybe we can give them Manhattan Island, turn the UN building into a casino and call it a day.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:31 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

In honor of Star Wars Day, I’ll say this:

“The UN. There isn’t a more wretched hive of scum and villainny in the entire galaxy.”


15 posted on 05/04/2012 5:32:57 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Beave Meister

LOL! Great idea.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 5:33:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: reg45; Beave Meister
Perhaps we should start with a piece of land on Manhattan Island along the East River.

that was paid for fair and square.

17 posted on 05/04/2012 5:33:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Beave Meister
Anaya said that in nearly two weeks of visiting Indian reservations,

Two weeks?........Well with such in depth study how could you doubt him?

18 posted on 05/04/2012 5:36:04 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Beave Meister

If we go back far enough I think there was a time when one of my ancestors owned tens of thousands of acres in Scotland. Give it to me!


19 posted on 05/04/2012 5:36:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: montag813

I agree with all you are saying except for one part.....Israel has always had a deed to their land. It was given to them in the book of Genesis. It is the only country in the existence of mankind that has a deed to the land.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SkyDancer
Obmalamadingdong will if it’s politically expedient for him to do so.

Discussion of religious questions now banned at UN Human Rights Council

Snip: The speaker, David Littman, was interrupted by no fewer than 16 points of order and the proceedings of the Council were suspended for forty minutes when the Egyptian delegate said that “Islam will not be crucified in this Council” and attempted to force a vote on whether the speaker should be allowed to continue.

21 posted on 05/04/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: A. Morgan

Is this the same UN that traded canned food to poor women for sex?
Is this the same UN that places murdering butchers in their “Human Rights” counsels?
Is this the same UN that when their own people called for help as African rebbels surrounded their compound...they didnt send help for 2 days...and when they arrived, found their own people slaughtered...?
That UN?

is this the UN under Koffi Annan aided Saddam to trade OIL
for Weapons of War? whoops! I mean “Oil for Food” and Koffi’s son set up a false front to skim off Millions?

That UN?

Hey UN....Piss off.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Beave Meister

I say the Alaskan tribes should demand they get ANWR as compensation and then drill the daylights out of it!


23 posted on 05/04/2012 5:43:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: Beave Meister

I’ve got a better idea. All people of Arab descent need to return to Saudi Arabia, and all people sold into slavery by Arab slave traders should have claim on all Saudi property.

Italians owe the Jewish people an apology for destroying their temple, occupying their land, and selling them into slavery.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 5:43:45 PM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

D@mn you beat me to it.

Good one!


25 posted on 05/04/2012 5:43:45 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Beave Meister
Indians came from asia and didn't claim it. Why should they own it now?
26 posted on 05/04/2012 5:44:32 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Beave Meister

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennewick_Man

Who stole land from whom?


27 posted on 05/04/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Beave Meister
Maybe the UN Nations should give back to Israel the land they have been taking form them. Send hamas back to Jourdan where they came form. Moses led the Israelis through Saudi Arabia for 40 years before there were any Arabs so maybe Saudi Arabia should be given to Israel.
28 posted on 05/04/2012 5:46:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Doogle

Outstanding!!


29 posted on 05/04/2012 5:46:55 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now.)
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To: Beave Meister

White people never stole a square foot of land from the Indians. It was acquired legally by the rules of real estate transfer then in effect and honored by both Europeans and Indians; conquest.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Beave Meister

I suggest the UN should dig up Andy Jackson, reanimate him, and see what he says when they tell him they have made their decision...


31 posted on 05/04/2012 5:48:03 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Vision
“Indians came from Asia and didn't claim it. Why should they own it now?”
——————————————————————————————Correct. American Indians had no concept of land ownership.
32 posted on 05/04/2012 5:48:15 PM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Beave Meister

Obummer will agree to it before the end of December. Then we will also give back Texas and new Mexico to Mexico.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 5:48:47 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Perhaps we should start with a piece of land on Manhattan Island along the East River.

“that was paid for fair and square.”

He’s referring to the UN building.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 5:54:43 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Beave Meister

Seminoles in Florida never signed a treaty and title companies will not insure against their claims, someone tell me I am wrong on this?


35 posted on 05/04/2012 5:58:32 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Beave Meister
Who does the land belong to?

Stone-age Europeans were the first to set foot on North America

36 posted on 05/04/2012 5:59:54 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Yulee

Considering how often they fought wars against each other over it, I doubt that, at least for the more settled tribes. Sure, nomadic societies might not put a great deal of value on land, but hardly all Indian tribes were nomads.


37 posted on 05/04/2012 5:59:59 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Kakaze
Two weeks?........Well with such in depth study how could you doubt him?

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It's not the time spent on the investigation, it's the stark contrast between the conditions he witnessed on the reservations and those he experienced in the Presidential Suite of the 5 Star hotels with world class room service he stayed on during his 2 week trip, the 4 Star restaurants he dined in during his 2 week trip , the first class cabin of the air liners he flew on during the 2 week trip, and , of course, the stretch Limos with the wet bar stocked with premium booze that he was chauffeured around in during his 2 week trip.

He was particularly appalled at the fact those poor folks on the reservation were forced to drink malt liquor while he drank the 21 year old premium blend Scotch Whiskey from the wet bar of the limo and that he was provided with pharmaceutical grade cocaine during the 2 week trip while the Indians had to make do with bathtub cooked methamphetamine. Stark contrasts indeed.

For the record, he was very relieved that the $4000 a night hookers he was provided with for companionship along the way during the 2 week trip were a lot better looking and a lot less obese than women he saw on the reservations.

But now that you mention it, he did not really have time to fully asses the situation in an in depth and meaningful way.

To rectify this oversight, he is immediately demanding that the Obama Administration provide him with a second grant of another million or so dollars so he can follow up with a more in depth and comprehensive study.

38 posted on 05/04/2012 6:00:45 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Beave Meister
"Securing the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands is of central importance to indigenous peoples' socioeconomic development, self-determination, and cultural integrity," Anaya said.


39 posted on 05/04/2012 6:01:49 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Beave Meister

Works for me. What will the house odds be?


40 posted on 05/04/2012 6:02:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Bryanw92

Reminds me of the t-shirt I spotted years ago depicting Luke and Obi-wan Kenobi looking down on the U.N building (instead of Mos Eisley) saying that almost verbatim.


41 posted on 05/04/2012 6:03:22 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: MamaDearest

I believe that Islam is written about in Revelations as the religion of Lucifer.


42 posted on 05/04/2012 6:04:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Brandonmark

Ahhhh! The old “sacred” casino land!


43 posted on 05/04/2012 6:08:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Beave Meister
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44 posted on 05/04/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Beave Meister

On a drunken Friday night, somebody needs to paint a huge bullseye on that piece of crap building.


45 posted on 05/04/2012 6:13:29 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Beave Meister

Someone needs to tell the idiots in brussels that the neandertals called and THEY want their land back.

And since they call people who believe in personal liberty and conservatism neandertals we want our land back :)


46 posted on 05/04/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: reg45

Yah, Manhattan. That’s a very good idea. THEN they can fornicate themselves.


47 posted on 05/04/2012 6:21:04 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Beave Meister

Sounds like a good idea, who gets Manhattan? Not enough? O.K., toss in Florida and call it even. Now we can think the little things of life....say the state of the economy?


48 posted on 05/04/2012 6:40:46 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
Sounds like a good idea, who gets Manhattan?

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin.

49 posted on 05/04/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Beave Meister

The League of Nations should be ordered forthwith to return that prime Manhattan real estate to the United States.

They can darn well go find some other place to whine.

On their own dime.


50 posted on 05/04/2012 6:52:47 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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