The BIA and its gambling cartel have never been lawful entities. Andrew Jackson issued a proclamation denying the power of the judicial department to hand down the law of the land. Jackson and Congress then enjoined an insurrection and passed the patently unlawful Indian Removal Act over the Majority Opinion of the Supreme Court. This is why we are petitioning the Government to repeal this despicable act, which should have been repealed with slavery. The Indian Citizenship Act should have included fee simple title to their ancestral lands. The BIA reservation system is simply another form of enslavement. Government Indian policy from the beginning has been one of human genocide. For proof one only need look at the stats:
Aside, from the 5 billion dollars in damages incurred by the BIA for ripping off the tribal trust and other crimes, the BIA administration has managed to oversee virtual death camps. Here are some staggering figures to mull over: BIA reservations have 8 times the U.S. rate for diabetes, 8 times the rate for tuberculosis. Unemployment as high as 90 percent, quite naturally, is followed closely by similarly high rates for alcoholism, and several other diseases. Those stats, coupled with infant mortality and juvenile suicide rates three times the national average --- it is fair to suggest that the BIA policy of genocide remains in full force and effect.
This human tragedy is being ignored by the media who launder billions of dollars for the BIA gambling cabal, helping to sustain this amoral government agency. The press does not find it newsworthy that the gambling compact, which ordered the States to negotiate with the BIA gambling cartel was subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involved the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe. Join us in demanding that the Indian Removal Act be repealed and the tribe given fee simple title to their ancestral lands --- it is long overdue for the American people to close these internment camps and allow the tribes to handle their own affairs. The Poke Player Army is circulating a 1st Amendment petition and demand that Congress formally repeal the Indian Removal Act. Visit the www.pokerplayerarmy.org and learn more.
Awesome-o! (sic) was the robot that Cartman pretended to be to fool Butters in South Park's season 8 episode titled "AWESOM-O." It was one of their greatest episodes ever!
Beyonce fans get what they deserve: Cookie cutter music and controlled publicity. 'Nuff said.
Indian gaming is NOT unregulated as Kentop is trying to lead the readers on. In fact, there is a U.S. Govt regulatory board that is a extended arm of the U.S. Dept of Justice: National Indian Gaming Assoc. They see/review the $$$ numbers, the take and the payouts and report ANY misleading statements to the justice dept for an in-depth review. Las Vegas on the other hand, was built on Mob money and can you seriously say that they are not still involved. Let me guess, you support escorts & 24/7 stripclubs. As for Jack Abramoff: that is how the political system is set up... the other person who took money is JOEL OSTEEN. The natives gave them funds to advocate on their behalf; yet they took the money and spent it on themselves & did not give it back. If that is not a double standard, then what is... I am glad to see that this Native Tribe had the fore sight to see and invest properly in a solid long-term return; is that not the "American" dream Kentop
Seeing the title of this post, I imagined it was about Beyonce's getting another $50 million from Pepsi for pushing diabetes water on fat kids (which got her uninvited by the White House.) Maybe her fat thighs relate to her drinking too much soda.
She doesn't want pictures of her FAT thighs going public. She is getting fat and would rather control the public photos than to lose the weight.
Estimado Ser. ..Save the Tequila for later
This was an unforunate event, that is a fact. But seriously, this guy could have stopped to help, called 911, or a million things other than running and dumping the guys arm in a dumpster. No matter who started the whole thing, he should have stayed and helped. No excuse for that, he deserves the blame he got, I think he got off lucky.
Casino del Sol is not directly in my backyard but it's pretty close, and I'm fine with it. My only issue with the article is calling poker "gambling," because it's a game of skill (we are still trying to convince the US Government of that however) and if the tribe's casino becomes uber successful, as I hope it will, can we convince them to buy the Coyotes? I must confess I will not drive up to Glendale and patronize the casino unless there are still Coyotes games to see.
The history of indian gaming is a lot more complicated than you make it. States want to regulate the casinos for good reasons, too. Indian casinos are just as prone to organized crime and corruption as any other gaming establishment. Corruption is the biggest problem. Just as Jack Abramoff and his lobbyist cronies. Yes, we committed genocide against native americans, and unfortunately, they lost the war and were placed in interior exile on reservations. Letting them now build casinos wherever they want, whenever they want with no state or local oversight at all is not in any way justice for past treatment. There are now very good studies that show strong connections between casinos and local crime rates. Just getting basic data on this very serious subject is tough because indian casinos do not have to report anything to the government. So, while you sip your diet soda on the gaming floor, thank your god that it isn't in your backyard.
Did the writer bother to read any of the official records in this case? Cos this story doesn't seem to match. Oh, I guess everybody was lying.
What about "Sam" calling 911, not to report the crash, but to lie and say his Jeep was stolen? Did she ask about that? Did she ask about why he sped up and slowed down and sped up when the victim was chasing the Jeep? Did she ask why all official records say it was the victim and "Sam" who were arguing and what they were arguing about?
Taking the word of the person who feels so very wronged in this case is ... wrong. As is blaming everyone else for one's wrongful actions. I have no stake in this case, but it clearly sounds as if the writer has a personal stake in rewriting the criminal history of a stupid person who wants to blame everyone but himself. Karma's a bitch, ain't it?
Rant about the legislature all you want, but remember they were elected by the people of this state. We live among people who support this brand of government. Face it, Arizona is the warm weather version of Alaska - a magnet for America's misfits.
Charles, you need to become a columnist. There are actualy a few of us out here who are interested in truth and facts regarding immigration. But you're right - nice people don't talk about these things, nor do they win elections.
Couldn't agree more. The state legislature is an embarrassment. And they simply don't know when to sit down and think hard of something that might actually benefit the people of Arizona. That said, and it needs also to be said, things are the same but a little different here in the Baja.
I'm not talking about weird political ideas, although we certainly have more than a few floated from time to time. But what's with the unremarked upon outright theft of hundreds of millions of tax dollars that disappear like rain into the caliche with nothing to show for it? Of course I am referring to the bloated carcass of Rio Nuevo, The Tucson Bus on Tracks and every major project that sets the dim bulbs of the City Council, mayor and administration glimmering. And why are these same folks voted into office in perpetuity?
Yeah, those bozos up north really are awful. But down in the Baja, we can always match their act with non-random acts of fraud, theft, venality and corruption.
And yeah, Tom, I'm one of those fence-sitting independents who chooses to remain non-aligned because both tribes disgust me. That may be sacrilege, but hey, we are the fastest growing political party in the US representing approximately a third of all voters.
Israel successfully controls its borders with walls and fences considerably lower than fifty feet. Only the most foolish terrorist or illegal migrant thinks about a fifty-one foot ladder. Israeli politicians respond to their citizens' concerns about crime, loss of national identity, terrorism and other trivial things by enforcing the law. And how.
Had Romney won 100% of the Latino vote he would have still lost the election. By refusing to address concerns about immigration and affirmative action he failed to energize white voters. That's why he lost. Nice people don't talk about such things, nor win elections.
While it's true 40% of illegals are visa overstayers they are still in violation of U.S. law. They lied about their intentions when they signed documents applying for a visa. Pull a stunt like that in Japan and see what happens.
There are tax payers and tax eaters. See if you can tell which is which. 57% of legal immigrants from Mexico receive needs-based assistance (though mere pikers when compared to immigrants from the Dominican Republic, 82% of whom are on welfare). 6% of legal immigrants from Germany (well, of course they're legal) are on welfare. 'Huge contributions' indeed.
George Borjas, the leading labor economist in the U.S., has proven immigration, legal and illegal, drives down wages for all sectors of the U.S. labor force, even those with college degrees. But who cares about that? Who cares that U.S. wages, adjusted for inflation, have not improved since the 1970s? Everyone knows the economic law that increased supply results in lowered price is suspended when it comes to labor.
There are five billion people in the world poorer than the average Mexican. That's a threat. Allowing them, any of them, to come here only impoverishes us. If Mr. Serraglio actually cared as much about the environment and about the quality of life in Arizona as he pretends to he would support deportation and population restriction.
Meant to say foreign workers FOR JOBS that pay so little Americans won't do them.
And how would we manage foreign workers in an orderly fashion? Make them wear ankle bracelets? Ask them to line up for roll call every Monday morning? If we placed an order with Mexico for 4 million workers and 10 million want to come, how many do you think we'd get? (My guess is 10 million - 4 million through the front door legally and 6 million the same way we've been getting them all along.) And doesn't anyone see anything wrong with bringing in foreign workers that pay so little that Americans won't do them? Where's a Democrat when we need one? I thought Dems were looking out for the common people who lack the skills for high-paying jobs.
I got a DUI- simple DUI, no accident, was not pulled over, had a clear MVD, etc. It has 'ruined' my life. Pot is illegal, a federal crime, regardless of the MMJ laws here and there. So why wouldn't should THEY get a DUI, if it is found in their blood? Why is it OK that my life is RUINED from a DUI, when I was not even impaired? Fine to pick and choose your battles, too bad your battles are particular to people that have an ILLEGAL drug in their body, also called 'in possession of a controlled substance'. NO pity from me.
Those are not UA housing developments, but for-profit commercial developments. No doubt mommies and daddies of the Maricopa County 4-year transplants are footing the bill.
"... preferable that consumers purchase untaxed, unregulated and potentially unsafe marijuana from criminals?"
If you are one of the criminals, ABSOLUTELY!!!
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