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  • Boxer Resurrects Indian Tribe Deemed Defunct 40 Years Ago, Son Profits $8 Million Off It

    11/01/2010 8:19:12 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/10 08:55 AM ET | Rick Manning
    Boxer Resurrects Indian Tribe Deemed Defunct 40 Years Ago, Son Profits $8 Million Off It (p)It doesn't get more corrupt than this.... For the past 10 years Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has been playing a game that would make Jack Abramoff blush, a game that can best be described using the language of “Get Smart’s” Maxwell Smart as “the ole family-profiting-off-of-the-Indian-tribe-that-you-created trick.” Here’s the story. In 1998, Lynn Woolsey introduced legislation reinstating an Indian tribe in the wine country of Northern California that had been declared defunct by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1958. None of the Indians of...
  • Some American Indians Consider Christians To Be Worse Than Muslims

    10/30/2010 2:12:14 PM PDT · by pinochet · 96 replies · 1+ views
    10/30/2010 | Pinochet
    I met a Native American school teacher in Oklahoma last month, and we had a fascinating discussion about religion. He told me that many Native Americans are abandoning Christianity, and are turning to the religions of their ancestors. In fact, Native American religions have become quite fashionable among many whites in the New Age movement. He also noted that many Indians consider white Christians to be worse than Muslims. He feels that American Indians were treated much worse, than Muslim nations have historically treated their Dhimmi minorities. He was angered by the fact that the US government had historically forced...
  • Belcourt's Edsel (great story!)

    10/29/2010 6:02:04 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-29-2010 | Skookum
    It Took 50 Years For America To Come Up With Another Edsel The original lasted two years before the plug was pulled and there was only a feeble effort to sell the third year models. Obama is basically finished after two years, he will surely become insignificant during his third year and it is doubtful whether he will complete his fourth year. Most of us have gathered up a few friends in our lifetime and I have had my share of colorful friends. One of my favorites was Belcourt. He was an Indian or Native, depending on whose book of...
  • PBS Special Last Night

    10/26/2010 5:30:22 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 34 replies
    10-26 10 | Me
    Was anyone else able to catch the PBS program last night about the history of Indian wars in the American and Midwest? I missed a lot of it, but saw enough to make some observations. The art direction was spectacular!! However, the program was grinding the same old ax. America is awful and has no right to exist. Period. I mean, it was a perfect laundry list of all the evils of civilization! Of course, Native Americans were entirely blameless and the unqualified textbook image of the noble savage... far above the crude brutality of white settlers and the military....
  • Dealing With Columbus Day

    10/11/2010 10:17:22 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 23 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 10=11-10 | Bill Randles
    Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history. Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty. And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a...
  • Shock Video: U.S. text books: Muslims Discovered America

    10/05/2010 8:06:32 AM PDT · by Tumba · 51 replies
    So the Saudi's donate millions of dollars over decades to slowly change history in OUR text books and we fall for it... over money... U.S. text books in public schools stating that Muslims discovered American.. Where does it end?
  • Plans to haul big oil refinery loads spark battle

    09/27/2010 9:24:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2010 | The Associated Press
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Two of America's largest oil companies want to drive mammoth truckloads of refinery equipment along a narrow ribbon of spectacular mountain road that borders national forests, wild and scenic rivers, historic sites and campgrounds. Local residents are not pleased. "This is something that weighs 600,000 pounds (272,150 kilograms), is two-thirds the length of a football field and 30 feet (9 meters) high," said Linwood Laughy, who has sued the Idaho Department of Transportation to stop the mega-loads. "I don't think it belongs on the highway."
  • Fund-raiser: Jesse Jackson Jr. behind $6M Senate-seat scheme

    09/21/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2010 | NatashaKorecki, Chris Fusco and Lynn Sweet
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate, sources said the fund-raiser has told federal authorities. The allegation by Oak Brook businessman Raghuveer Nayak counters public statements made as recently as last week by Jackson that he never authorized any deal to attempt to buy the Senate seat. » Click to enlarge image The allegation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in...
  • Indian tribe protests cigarette taxes

    09/16/2010 10:48:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    United Press International (UPI) ^ | September 16, 2010 | United Press International
    TUSCARORA INDIAN NATION, N.Y., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An American Indian tribe told motorists it may collect tolls from cars to protest a court decision giving New York the right to tax the tribe's cigarette sales. "It's not just about taxes," a member of the Tuscarora tribe told The Buffalo (N.Y.) News. "This is about our freedom and our human rights. We're supposed to be a sovereign nation, and yet the state keeps trying to tax us." Several dozen members of the Iroquoian-language-family tribe carrying signs and flags stopped passing cars on a two-lane state highway and handed fliers to...
  • New York Tribal Cigarette Sales Under Fire (NPR)

    09/07/2010 5:28:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/7/2010 | Ryan Morden
    New York has the highest cigarette tax in the nation, but about a third of the cigarettes sold in the state aren’t taxed at all — they’re purchased over the Internet or at smoke shops run by the state’s American Indians on tribal land. Tribes in New York are supposed to collect sales tax from any nonnatives who come onto tribal land to buy cigarettes. But the tribes have long refused to collect the tax. When the state announced that it would begin collecting the money on Sept. 1, the two sides ended up in court. A state judge last...
  • Stimulus for CT tribe, artists, schools

    08/04/2010 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Two U.S. senators are slamming four federal stimulus funded initiatives in Connecticut as part of their national attack on President Barack Obama's $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. No. 14 on the GOP list is Connecticut's Mohegan Tribe, which got $54 million in rural development loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a four-story tribal government center, including a community center. The senators' main issue with the loans was that the center will also will serve as a practice facility for the WNBA Connecticut Sun basketball team. The team is owned by the Mohegan Sun casino, which...
  • Department of Homeland Security and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Announce a Historic Enhanced Tribal Card

    07/31/2010 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    Business Video News ^ | 31 July 2010 | The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Pascua Yaqui Tribe today announced the production of the first ever Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC)--designed as a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document that formally recognizes tribal membership and U.S. citizenship for the purpose of entering the United States through a land or sea port of entry. The Pascua Yaqui are the first tribe in the country to issue an ETC. "Our collaboration with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe has resulted in the historic development of the first-ever...
  • Arizona Police and Tribal Police

    07/30/2010 10:33:20 AM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Spectator ^ | July 30, 2010 | James M. Thunder, attorney
    Arizona Police and Tribal Police By James M. Thunder on 7.30.10 @ 6:08AM Surely there is some irony and hypocrisy in the fact that, on the day after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against some provisions of the Arizona law that specified the enforcement in the state of certain federal immigration laws, President Obama signed into law yesterday the Tribal Law and Order Act. Why irony? Why hypocrisy?
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    06/17/2010 12:15:31 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies · 595+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2010 | By COULTER KING and MARIANNE DE PADUA
    With the support of Sen. Chris Dodd, D.-Conn., the federal government has awarded $54 million to Connecticut's politically well-connected Mohegan Indian tribe, which operates one of the highest grossing casinos in the U.S. The tribe runs the sprawling Mohegan Sun casino, halfway between New York City and Boston, which earned more than $1.3 billion in gross revenues in 2009. Each tribe member receives a cut of the profits, a number a tribal official said was "less than $30,000" per capita per year. The stimulus money is a loan from a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development program that is meant...
  • 'Immigrants are making our country dumber': Anger as board member of Germany's central bank

    06/11/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT · by traumer · 26 replies · 709+ views
    A controversial board member of Bundesbank has come under fire for claiming immigrants are making Germany ‘dumber in a simple way’. Thilo Sarrazin told a business group in Frankfurt that people arriving in the country from Turkey, the Middle East and Africa are less educated than those from other nations. The 65-year-old added: ‘There’s a difference in the reproduction of population groups with varying intelligence.’ In his speech this week, Mr Sarrazin, a former finance minister, cited what he called ‘ample statistics’ for proof. He said the fact that immigrants tend to have more children than Germans - who have...
  • US apologises to American Indians

    05/19/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 1,232+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2010
    THE US formally apologised to American Indian tribes today for "ill-conceived policies" and acts of violence committed against them. Republican Senator Sam Brownback read the congressional resolution at an event attended by representatives of five Indian nations at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington: the Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and Pawnee nations.
  • Seneca to Obama: ‘You betrayed our trust’

    05/14/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 78 replies · 2,523+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | Gale Courey Toensing
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Seneca Nation of Indians welcomed President Barack Obama to Buffalo with protesters in the street and a full page ad in the local newspaper saying he broke his promise to honor treaties when he signed a law that will devastate the Indian tobacco trade and put thousands of people out of work in Western New York. The ad was in the form of an open letter. “Dear Mr. President, Last fall you invited Native American leaders to Washington, D.C. and promised to listen to our concerns and respect our treaty rights. You pledged meaningful consultation and...
  • U.N. Treaty to Give American Land Back to Indians

    05/04/2010 9:53:27 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 38 replies · 1,089+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 4 May 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama Administration is weighing whether to sign off on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which could pose a problem to anyone who's purchased property in the United States in the past several centuries. The declaration was overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 largely by rich, European countries whose indigenous peoples triumphed over the Romans and by poor, non-European countries whose indigenous populations either never were, have long since vanished or are now relatively small and powerless. For a wealthy country like the United States with large numbers of politically connected Indian...
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - Obama considering signing UN treaty

    05/04/2010 6:36:20 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 22 replies · 486+ views
    Canada News Wire CNW ^ | April 23, 2010 | na
    UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - AFNQL and several human rights organizations urge Canada to endorse the Declaration unconditionally KAHNAWAKE, QC, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, during the 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), intervened, on behalf of the AFNQL, AFN and other human rights organizations, to welcome Canada's first steps toward the endorsement of the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples. This joint statement he read from stated: "we request the government to instantly adopt this vital...