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January 23, 2019

Some information from one who lived through the bigotry there

December 28, 2018

I am back

Filed under: Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans, News — Scottie @ 06:01

Hello everyone.  I may have jumped the gun on my suspecting a problem with my main blogging computer.   I have reset this one five times, tweaked it to the max, and still after running all my cleaners still get the security alert in the registry of the powershell setting.  So as I said yesterday I ran the same security over my secondary computer and it did not report the error.  So I immediately thought maybe I had been hacked as the powershell can run scripts and bots.  But this morning as I was setting up this one it dawned on me that I have not done all the in depth utility scans on the second computer because I only use it for watching stuff as I work.     ( both computers are rather new and both are powerful ) So as the specifications are nearly the same the results of tests on one should be the same as the other.  So while I set up the blogging / web surfing one, I ran every deep utility scan I normally run on only the blogging computer.  I go to far more places and less trustworthy places on this one than the other one.  Then after I ran all the utility scans, tests, and functions I ran the security program.  Sure enough, it reported back the same error of the powershell registry.   Shoot.  It seems Norton’s utility program and Norton’s security program are in disagreement on how the powershell registry key should be set.  The utility program resets it one way and the security program reports that as a bad thing and wants it reset again.  I am not sure why, but I have tested it on both computers and it is what is happening.  Now it doesn’t happen in a normal full scan.   It only gets reported as a problem when I run the Norton’s Power Eraser, which is a powerful scanner and can give false reports of problems.   So it seems that is what is happening.   I have so much more to load on this computer, all my video editing software, my music software, my cameras and microphones and so much more.  It is going to take me most of the morning.    Hugs

September 24, 2018

White washing history

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July 7, 2016

Watching William Lane Craig

After reading Arks blog this morning, I decided to look up this Criag fellow.   I found a lot on him.  I have watched two of his “debates” and I have a few observations as I watch a third.   My observation first is he rushes his words.   He is spitting out words like a salad shooter on high, yet he never seems to care of what impact what he says has on his audience.    He never even seems to pause at the end of a sentence.  In fact the only tone change is when he thinks he has said something so smug he gloats.   He never engages the people listening to him, he has memorized his statements and he speils them out without seeming to care if the listeners get what he is saying or not.  He treats everything he says as if it is so undisputed he need only throw it out there and everyone must admit its truth.  He treats the debates as if his statements have already been proven and the more words he speaks the more he gets paid.   Quite frankly he annoys me !   Look he talks as if everyone was wasting his time to begin with.   IF I hear his words , I am to be immediately filled with his understanding and meaning.   He then rushes on.  In fact he says at one point deeper thought is unneeded.   He gives me no time to absorb what he is spouting, and he states what he wants you to think the other side of the debate is saying or thinking or meaning, and yet gives no reason for that assertion, and he says what he thinks they claim in such a diversionary way as to make you think he is simply humoring small children with his talk.   I find it very irritating.  

Another point I want to make is he sites his bible constantly , no matter the debate topic , as the definitive word on any and all subjects, even when the authority or the worth of that book is the subject in question.   That smugness is to me a fatal flaw.  Then when his opponent points out the flaws in his argument, he simply ignores what they said.  He is not giving the audience or me time to digest what he is saying and in the few times he says something that is not a direct quote from  his holy book, he simply rushes on before the information can be absorbed or processed.   You lose the one or two possible salient points because you are now trying to keep up with all the new words pouring out of his mouth.   I have found him terrible at tying what he says now into and with what he did say before.     The debate I am listening to is “Does God Exist” and he just cited five passages from the bible, then acting as if that should be enough to prove his god exists, his whole point,  he is glowing with congratulations for himself, feeling smug that he could solve the debate in his first five minutes, showing clearly he has no intention of listening to any rebuttal,  and totally missing the fact that simply quoting his holy book for his religion doesn’t prove it is a holy book or that his god exists.     I am not the world’s greatest debater but I know you do not win your point by simply stating a thing as fact, nor even reciting written documents time and times again IF…IF you can not tie them into the subject and the debate.  Dry lists of “cited passages” never win a debate as they don’t mean anything.  You have to bring the information to a point where it means something to the people hearing it.  You have to relate it to their lives, you have to give it meaning.  You need to weave it into their understanding of their lives and how it would affect them.   I watched Bob Hope read a grocery list, yes a stupid simple grocery list and it was one of the funniest comedy routines I ever watched.  Why , because he made each item respond to the listener’s life, he made the mundane seem more important with a pause, a look, a witty after remark.  It was not the list of groceries that was funny… it was the way he was presenting it.   That is what William Lane Craig fails to understand.  To me he wants us to hear the list of groceries and instantly believe , yet he makes no effort to tie it into our lives.  Maybe I am missing something , but I can’t understand why some people think him so great.   Many hugs

February 14, 2016

Wonderful way to see it.

Filed under: Ideas, Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 13:17

December 25, 2015

White Transit Riders Get Warnings, Black People Get Tickets

Source: White Transit Riders Get Warnings, Black People Get Tickets

This is why I am posting this. I am so socked at bigotry anyway, but bigotry against Native Indians totally baffles me and upsets me. Hugs

“Black adults are 38 percent more likely to be arrested than to be warned, compared with whites, according to the analysis, which was requested by the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union earlier this year. American Indians are 93 percent more likely to be arrested, the report found.”

December 2, 2015

Before the white brothers… they were very civilized people

November 28, 2015

truth is something we need to accept. Hugs

Advocating Progress (lakotapeopleslawproject: Sign the petition to…)

Filed under: Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 09:57

November 14, 2015

Native ceremonies

Filed under: Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 10:29

November 6, 2015

More people should know of this and we should really regret it.

Filed under: Harm, Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 16:18

wakeup-and-learnsomething:

#REALRATRACE by whiz022 https://instagram.com/p/9s4pTQMnTy/

October 7, 2015

The REAL History Of Christopher Columbus – YouTube

September 30, 2015

US to Pay Out $1B to Native Americans After Losing Milestone Court Trial / Sputnik International

Filed under: Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 18:16

American Indians celebrated a big win in a long-lasting dispute with the US government over huge underpayments under federal tribal programs. The victory will force the feds to pay out roughly a billion dollars.

Source: US to Pay Out $1B to Native Americans After Losing Milestone Court Trial / Sputnik International

September 25, 2015

word, it has happened before.

Filed under: Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 11:27

conspiracytheorist79:

#DonaldTrump and his bold stance on immigration (If you don’t include his ex-wives) #Hypocrisy pic.twitter.com/HqBKf0MtTJ— US Uncut (@USUncut) August 22, 2015

September 18, 2015

The Native Indian religious traditions were regularly attacked by “Christians”.

September 12, 2015

Cher – Half Breed – YouTube

August 22, 2015

for wonderful Michelle

Filed under: Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 15:25

August 17, 2015

Apaches Rally At Capitol, Vowing To Continue Fighting For Sacred Oak Flat

Look this is rather simple.  Think on a place important to you, in fact one you hold in such a regard to call special, sacred.   Oh I don’t know, lets use the Vatican or such place as ST Johns Divine.  Then let picture that  same place over run by people who did not believe in it and would destroy it, in fact is was their goal.   Your outrage would be beyond belief and you would fight  against it as great as you could.  Well this is the same.  Here is a place important to the Native people, and they were here first, they knew these lands far before the white people did.  So lets stop the desecration and start the healing.   Thanks and hugs

Apaches Rally At Capitol, Vowing To Continue Fighting For Sacred Oak Flat.

August 11, 2015

Native Tribes were here long before our ancestors moved in an then took over. So don’t get upset when others do it to you.

Filed under: Facts, Native Peoples / First People / Native Americans — Scottie @ 16:52

Thank you for walking the Red Road with us. Together, we are making progress, step by step.

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“Enough words, enough rhetoric, my people have been robbed with false promises for centuries. We want action.

“We want money and training to build our own foster care facilities to protect our children who are sacred. We want it now.”

Bryan Brewer

Former President, Oglala Sioux Tribe

Thank you for walking the Red Road with us. Together, we are making progress, step by step.

The Lakota Peoples Law Project continues to advocate for the approval of the Title IV-E Federal Planning Grant applications that Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, and Yankton have submitted by sending our most recent report, “The New Boarding Schools,” to more than 100 officials in Washington D.C.

Our hope is that the widespread corruption among all levels of South Dakota government detailed in the report will urge federal officials in the Department of Health and Human Services to fund the planning of Child and Family Planning Service Programs that are so necessary for these four tribes to retain their culture and their children.

In addition to this, we have been supporting our parent organization, the Romero Institute, in circulating a new petition calling on Pope Francis to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery.

A combination of three 15th century Papal Bulls, the doctrine granted explorers the moral and legal justification to seize land and resources from Indigenous peoples. Its effects still linger, serving as a major plank of United States property law which is oriented to continue to disenfranchise, displace, and ultimately, devastate Indigenous peoples for imperialistic economic ventures.

This is the time for Pope Francis to rescind this doctrine, especially in light of his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, and his compelling speech in Bolivia in which he said, “I say this with regret: many grave sins were committed against peoples of America in the name of God.” He went on to say, “I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the Church herself, but also for the crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America.” His apology is the first step in respecting and honoring the innate rights of Indigenous peoples. Rescinding the Doctrine of Discovery will prove that Francis wants to begin a new era of cooperation.

Help! We need thousands of petition signatures before Pope Francis arrives in the United States in September. Please sign the Doctrine of Discovery petition and donate to our national education campaign.

We have also begun a thorough legal analysis of a series of lawsuits aimed at eliminating the Indian Child Welfare Act. A private consortium of adoption attorneys, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, have launched three strategic federal lawsuits challenging, not only the new proposed guidelines, but ICWA itself. These deceptive suits are clearly a response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ release of the updated guidelines for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA),

Please watch the video to understand our response to such an unwarranted and misguided attack on ICWA. We are also working on an Amicus Curiae brief to submit to the Department of Justice, revealing the deep and unethical conflicts of interest on the part of attorneys affiliated with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys who have filed these lawsuits to promote their own personal financial gain. For more information on this evolving story, read our press release.

Since our last newsletter, we have received some national press attention! Chase Iron Eyes, Chief Counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Office, was interviewed for a Mother Jones article about his work with Native Lives Matter. We published a report to support his efforts in February of this year. Truthout highlighted our efforts in their article earlier this month, depicting the atrocities committed on the part of state and federal governments in removing Indigenous children from their families and communities.

We will continue to keep you updated on our progress in returning thousands of children stolen from their families, but until then, please continue your support by following us on social media—Facebook, Tumblr, Twitterby reading our daily blog, and by encouraging your friends and family to sign our petition to President Obama. We need to reach our goal of 100,000 signatures as soon as possible!

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