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  • CA: Tribes boost GOP hopeful (Tony Strickland for State Controller)

    10/25/2006 9:45:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 587+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/25/06 | Judy Lin and Clea Benson
    A group of Indian gambling tribes has bought nearly $1 million in television time for the Republican candidate for state controller with two weeks to go in a close contest. Tony Strickland, a former member of the state Assembly known for being outspoken on his conservative views, received the boost Monday from Team 2006, an independent campaign committee formed by six Southern California gambling tribes that have been seeking to expand their operations. The committee had raised more than $9 million, according to disclosure reports filed Tuesday. The large contribution drew immediate criticism from Strickland's Democratic opponent, John Chiang, a...
  • Karzai Calls In The Tribes In Bid To Oust Taliban

    10/08/2006 7:45:38 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 612+ views
    Karzai calls in the tribes in bid to oust Taliban (Filed: 09/10/2006) The first thing you notice when you enter the Presidential palace in Kabul is that the Americans are missing. For the past five years President Hamid Karzai has been guarded by rude, scruffy, heavily built American male and female Rambo-style bodyguards. They treated everyone with contempt. President Hamid Karzai is protected by one of his new Afghan bodyguards Now much to the relief of tribal elders, there are different guards for the president: young Afghans in sharp suits and ties, but with machine guns slung across their shoulders....
  • CA: Schwarzenegger signs deal with tribes for more slot machines

    08/29/2006 1:52:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 152+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise | 8/29/06 | Robert Jablon - ap
    LOS ANGELES A deal signed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would allow two of California's richest Indian tribes to vastly expand the number of slot machines in their casinos in return for paying billions of dollars to the state. The agreement amends existing gaming compacts with the Temecula-based Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in San Bernardino County. "These compacts are a great deal for the state, the tribe and the local communities," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. The deal must also be approved by the Legislature. The announcement came just a day...
  • Return of the Tribes-The resistance to globalization runs deep(Ralph Peters)

    08/26/2006 11:01:03 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 16 replies · 813+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2006 Issue | Ralph Peters
    Globalization is real, but its power to improve the lot of humankind has been madly oversold. Globalization enthralls and binds together a new aristocracy--the golden crust on the human loaf--but the remaining billions, who lack the culture and confidence to benefit from "one world," have begun to erect barricades against the internationalization of their affairs. And, from Peshawar to Paris, those manning the barricades increasingly turn violent over perceived threats to their accustomed patterns of life. If globalization represents a liberal worldview, renewed localism is a manifestation of reactionary fears, resurgent faiths, and the iron grip of tradition. Except in...
  • Iraq Tribal Chiefs Sign 'Pact of Honor'

    08/26/2006 9:35:06 AM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 11 replies · 573+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 12:09 PM (ET) | By VIJAY JOSHI
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Hundreds of Iraq's tribal chiefs Saturday signed a "pact of honor," pledging to support the prime minister's national reconciliation plan on wiping out sectarian strife and terrorism tearing the country. In another boost for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's efforts, a Sunni lawmaker was released nearly two months after she was abducted in an attack that had stoked sectarian tensions and led to a boycott by the minority in parliament. At least 23 people were killed Saturday, including four members of a Shiite family in Baqouba and a female translator working for the British consulate in Basra,...
  • New 'Survivor' Sparks Controversy

    08/24/2006 2:48:54 AM PDT · by paudio · 59 replies · 1,580+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 24 August 2006
    The 13th season of reality TV show Survivor has already sparked controversy by announcing that contestants will be divided into teams based on their race. The 20 participants will be divided up into four tribes - African-American, Asian-American, hispanic and white. Survivor host Jeff Probst defended the decision on US TV's The Early Show saying, "The idea for this actually came from the criticism that Survivor was not ethnically diverse enough. Because, for whatever reason, we've always had a low number of minority applicants for the show. So we set out and said, 'Let's turn this criticism into creative for...
  • A Racy Twist for "Survivor" [Whites vs. Blacks vs. Asians vs. Hispanics]

    08/23/2006 5:06:13 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 71 replies · 1,618+ views
    E! Online via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | Gina Serpe
    Some may call it exploiting racial tensions. CBS calls it darn good television. Jeff Probst popped in on The Early Show Wednesday morning, confirming the reports that the 20 castaways for Survivor: Cook Islands will be grouped by race, with competitors divided into four tribes consisting of whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics. Apparently, "separate but equal" holds only the warmest of connotations for Mark Burnett. Like a good host, Probst had nothing but praise for the producers' controversial brainchild, calling the exercise in segregation a valuable social experiment, rather than a stunt to dig up some controversy--and raise ratings. "The...
  • CA: 2 tribes' casino deals say a lot about clout in Legislature

    08/19/2006 11:33:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 234+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/19/06 | James P. Sweeney - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – The stark disparity in wealth and political power that Indian gambling has brought to California reservations has taken two tribes on decidedly different journeys in recent weeks. The Agua Caliente band of Palm Springs already has 2,000 slot machines in two casinos that generate more than $250 million a year for the 400-member tribe. The Quechan band, whose remote reservation straddles the California-Arizona border in Imperial County, has fewer than 800 slots in two small casinos that produced $71 million last year for the 3,600-member tribe. Both tribes negotiated new gambling agreements that would permit expansions – a...
  • Calgary professor says Native tribes roaming prairies 1,700 years earlier than accepted

    08/15/2006 7:59:41 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 8 replies · 457+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | 15 Aug 2006 | Kerry Williamson
    A desperate struggle for survival — and not the white man and his horse — likely forced First Nations people on the Canadian Plains to band together in complex communities at least 1,700 years before what is currently accepted. And the way they came together to ward off threats from southern bands from the Dakotas and Minnesota may have resembled a very early form of democracy. University of Calgary archaeologist Dr. Dale Walde has proposed the controversial theory in the prestigious World Archaeology journal, following more than five years of research in the field in Alberta and Saskatchewan. If accepted,...
  • Obide tribes coming together

    07/25/2006 4:09:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Maj. Anna Friederich
    FOB KALSU – The southern portion of Iraq is reaping the long overdue benefits of infrastructure rebuilding and trained security forces. Although the areas in the Karbala, Najaf and Babil provinces still have their share of turbulence, some of the success the provinces are enjoying stems from the willingness of local tribes to work together to put their part of Iraq back together, said Capt. Dave Zaino, commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “We are going into areas in the northern sector of our area of operations, finding a large population...
  • Kohanim, Tribe of Levi to have 'family reunion'

    07/24/2006 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Blogger · 66 replies · 2,318+ views
    Kohanim, Tribe of Levi to have 'family reunion' Groundbreaking 'Gathering of the Tribe' will include leading researchers and rabbis. Conference is set to take place in Jerusalem in summer 2007 Ynetnews Recent scientific research and DNA testing has shown that today’s descendents of the biblical priesthood known as Kohanim are genetically related. Although the descendents of Aharon, the brother of Moses, have spread throughout the world over the past 3,300 years, the members of this extended family are being invited to participate in the first ‘family reunion’ held since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. Participants...
  • Pine Ridge tribal president impeached for abortion support

    06/30/2006 3:47:19 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | June 30, 2006
    PORCUPINE (AP) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted 9-5 Thursday to impeach the tribal president for proposing an abortion clinic on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Cecelia Fire Thunder survived two earlier attempts to remove her from office since she was elected in November 2004 as the tribe's first female president. This time, the issue was over South Dakota's new abortion ban that does not include exceptions for rape or incest. After Gov. Mike Rounds signed the bill, Fire Thunder vowed to work to open a Planned Parenthood clinic on the reservation, beyond the reach of state law. Will Peters,...
  • Akaka Bill is Back

    06/05/2006 6:56:45 PM PDT · by AndrewWalden · 8 replies · 586+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | June 5, 2006 | Andrew Walden
    Sen. Akaka’s plan to beat Jack Abramoff at his own game by Andrew Walden, Editor, Hawaii Free Press, Hilo, Hawaii The Akaka Bill is back, scheduled for debate on the floor of the US Senate any day now. Bill sponsor, Senator Daniel Akaka says, “This is about establishing parity for Hawaii’s indigenous peoples in federal policies.” Native Hawaiians may want to consider whether “parity” with American Indians is desirable. Are Native Hawaiians to be “privileged” --or held back-- by the Akaka Bill? Indian reservations are not exactly a great model of success—they are often characterized by poverty and corruption, often...
  • CA: Governor reaches out to tribes

    05/11/2006 8:05:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 196+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/10/06 | Jim Miller and Michelle DeArmond
    Gov. Schwarzenegger met for the first time ever with Inland tribal leaders Wednesday, signifying a marked change in his approach to tribes he once accused of "ripping off" taxpayers and not paying their "fair share" into the state's general fund. Tribal leaders emerged from the nearly 80-minute private talk with cautious praise for the governor but with no promises of new agreements on gaming or other issues. Schwarzenegger told the tribes he wants to talk to them individually about renegotiating the pacts that allow them to operate casinos, which the tribes said they are willing to consider. Mark Macarro, chairman...
  • CA: Governor reaches out to the tribes he slammed

    05/06/2006 9:17:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 315+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/6/06 | James P. Sweeney - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Three years after bashing Indian gaming tribes on the way to the governor's office, Arnold Schwarzenegger is quietly reaching out to California's most powerful tribal leaders as he prepares for what could be a difficult re-election campaign. The overtures, similar to those the Republican governor has made in recent months to other special interests he has battled, could lead to another round of gambling expansion while chilling possible tribal opposition to his bid for a second term. “Schwarzenegger may never convince these tribes to be his biggest backers, but if he can talk them down to neutral, that...
  • actor Darren McGavin has died

    02/25/2006 2:50:35 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 313 replies · 11,596+ views
    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Darren McGavin at approximately 7:10 A.M. Pacific time today, Saturday 25, 2006. Darren was just three months short of his 84th birthday. While we suspect none of us can imagine a world without the beloved, feisty little red-head, it is time to reflect, give thanks for his life and hold in reverence his memory. Darren is gone, but in many respects he will always be with us: as Carl Kolchak, fighting authority and battling monsters; the grumpy Old Man sending curses over Lake Michigan; as David Ross, the outsider,...
  • Where the Taliban still rule - Waziristan

    02/11/2006 10:26:32 AM PST · by SevenMinusOne · 57 replies · 1,246+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 2-9-06 | JAMES RUPERT
    Movement controls areas out of Pakistani government's reach - February 9, 2006 PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Four years after the United States led the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, a new Taliban movement has taken control in a swath of neighboring Pakistan. Taliban militants control much of Waziristan, a rocky, mountainous area twice the size of Long Island along the Pakistani border. Despite a heavy presence of Pakistani troops, Waziristan has become the largest and most protected sanctuary for Islamic militant guerrillas in the Afghan-Pakistani theater of the "global war on terror." U.S. military officers and Afghan officials in...
  • Tribes gave to Senator Harry Reid after hiring Abramoff

    02/03/2006 7:35:32 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 63 replies · 5,276+ views
    The Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | February 3, 2006 | Tony Batt
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada began receiving campaign contributions from at least four American Indian tribes only after they hired Jack Abramoff, Republicans charged this week in an effort to tie the Senate Democratic leader to the disgraced lobbyist. On Thursday, Reid shrugged off questions about money he received from tribal clients of Abramoff, who pleaded guilty last month to three felonies after being accused of exchanging meals, travel and gifts for political favors. "I've said that I received money from Indians in the past and will continue to do so," Reid said. Asked what he would say...
  • (RINO Boehlert opponent) Jones Affirms Position on Land in Trust

    01/26/2006 9:45:44 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 280+ views
    Brad Jones, candidate for the Republican and Conservative nomination to Congress in the NY-24th District, announced today that he is adamantly opposed to any Indian Tribe being allowed to place any land in trust within New York State. He publicly stated this position at the Land Trust Forum in Oneida County on January 10th and again at the Land Trust Forum in Madison County on January 11th. Jones calls on Congressman Sherwood Boehlert to state clearly whether the Congressman is for or against the Land in Trust process. Jones says, “Asking for hearings, holding meetings, and getting extensions to response...
  • Murray: Nothing wrong with gifts from tribes connected to Abramoff

    01/21/2006 10:08:24 AM PST · by Fruit of the Spirit · 31 replies · 1,204+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | By DAVID AMMONS
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Sen. Patty Murray said Friday that returning contributions from Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff would "taint" the tribes. The state's senior senator, a Seattle Democrat, said there was nothing wrong with accepting more than $40,000 in campaign donations from out-of-state tribes represented by the disgraced lobbyist. Abramoff's excesses have been halted and Congress is considering myriad ethics reforms, she said. The donations, from 1999 to 2005, placed Murray second among Senate Democrats and ninth overall in the Senate, according to records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C., organization that tracks money in...