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by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: US Exits WHO...I will put this in the other thread also I guess
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: US Exits WHO...I will put this in the other thread also I guess

Of course it's the most logical thing to do in the midst of a global pandemic ... not.
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: DHS sent me to the border to see the separations for myself — to try to make me more compassionate — but it didn’t work.
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: DHS sent me to the border to see the separations for myself — to try to make me more compassionate — but it didn’t w

She asked, "Why do we have Little Havana"? I have an answer, I can give her a tour, though I doubt she's really interested.

Thing is, it didn't answer the real question, why she has no compassion.
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Fires and Violence In Minneapolis In The Aftermath of George Floyd Murder.
Replies: 1487
Views: 15867

Re: Fires and Violence In Minneapolis In The Aftermath of George Floyd Murder.

In my book, withholding information is misinformation and is not telling the truth. Body cam or cellphones. Again, I would only argue if it's done deliberately to conceal something, it's disturbing. But again, if people only began filming from the point they arrived, or from the point they noticed ...
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Lakota land...
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: Lakota land...

You can leave the space blank in the visitor log. It's up to you. Plenty of non-Indians visit every year ... of course, they are not the only Tribal folks in this world, either. So I imagine other folks could put something in that "Tribe" space. BTW, ironically, though I don't find motorcycle cultur...
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Fires and Violence In Minneapolis In The Aftermath of George Floyd Murder.
Replies: 1487
Views: 15867

Re: Fires and Violence In Minneapolis In The Aftermath of George Floyd Murder.

i've always wondered about that. They release some and hold some per completion of the investigation. Why? Dunno on this one, you'll have to ask the Phoenix and other PDs, can't answer that question. What do you think of some of the some of the cell phone footage that is edited for impact on social...
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Fires and Violence In Minneapolis In The Aftermath of George Floyd Murder.
Replies: 1487
Views: 15867

Re: Fires and Violence In Minneapolis In The Aftermath of George Floyd Murder.

I only know that in this most recent Phoenix shooting, not all of the body cam footage has been released, and people are asking for all of it. In turn, the PD there says while an investigation is ongoing, they never do that. So there we are. Personally, I agree with THIS: any police officer who turn...
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Lakota land...
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: Lakota land...

BTW, as I said, I visited Crazy Horse Memorial in '97. What ted''s saying is absolutely correct. They will not take any government funds for the site, they refuse. It's prominently noted at signs on the site. Unfortunately, I also suspect they will never finish it, either. They haven't for decades. ...
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Lakota land...
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: Lakota land...

I know some feelings have been expressed on whether Native views on what land is sacred should be respected. I also know we have some folks who often say the law matters more than peoples' feelings. Well, here are some of the laws that protect Native sacred sites and lands. EXISTING FEDERAL LAW AND ...
by ProfessorX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Lakota land...
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: Lakota land...

BTW, in case anyone was wondering what our last POTUS, a guy named Obama, said on the issue, ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hills_land_claim [snip] In August 2009, the Obama Administration talked about settling the Black Hills land claim dispute. In a press statement, President Barack Obama...
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus Asshole of the Day
Replies: 462
Views: 15872

Re: Coronavirus Asshole of the Day

Number6 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:09 pm
I hope the DA will find something to charge her mother with and put her in jail.
... seems to me to be a clear case of reckless endangerment of a minor child.

... cult behavior IS dangerous.
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

So, the Lakota people say ... and I met some of the people who say it ... it's kinda like "I stole your house, decades ago, and now I'm ordering that you get paid $20K for it." And they are like "it was my grandma's house, and I want the house back, not the money". Again what's weird is the SCOTUS r...
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

Why Native Americans struggle to protect their sacred places https://www.nhonews.com/news/2018/sep/18/why-native-americans-struggle-protect-their-sacred/ That Trump won't respect Native peoples' rights to Bears Ears shows me it's not everybody's "heritage" he's so concerned about. Without getting i...
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

BTW, I like Sam's version of the drunk history of the Black Hills, but I'll give Wikipedia's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hills Native Americans have a long history in the Black Hills. After conquering the Cheyenne in 1776, the Lakota took the territory of the Black Hills , which became cent...
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

i'm still a bit confused.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Sioux_Nation_of_Indians While reaffirming earlier decisions that Congress has "paramount authority over the property of the Indians," the Court concluded that Congress acts properly only if it "makes a good faith effort to ...
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Elections
Topic: Supreme Court rules states can remove 'faithless electors'
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Supreme Court rules states can remove 'faithless electors'

So, IMHO, the Electoral College was supposedly created to stop demagogues from being elected. Without allowing electors to go faithless, that function is essentially nullified. Why have it at all? Therefore, this seems to add to the case that it should be abolished. This is aside from the fact that ...
by ProfessorX
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

You'd have to remove all four, restore the mountain to its former knobby configuration, and give the whole thing back to the Lakota, whose land it was supposed to be in the first place before someone found gold. SCOTUS essentially said in 1980 that the Black Hills were illegally taken from the Lako...
by ProfessorX
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: All About YOU!
Topic: Sad news from a friend
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Sad news from a friend

I'm very sorry to hear that Will.
by ProfessorX
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Daily Observations in the Age of the Coronavirus
Replies: 1372
Views: 29777

Re: Daily Observations in the Age of the Coronavirus

Story is false.

No, Ghislaine Maxwell Has Not Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Jail
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ghisl ... -covid-19/
by ProfessorX
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

Lincoln was a mass-murderer of Native Americans. ... point taken. Of course, he also didn't believe in the equality of the races, either. https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/historically-accurate-abraham-lincoln/ "I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in an...
by ProfessorX
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Kanye West announces presidential run
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Kanye West announces presidential run

And then I heard Elon Musk endorsed him, and I got even less interested, as if that were even possible.

Egomaniac attention whore endorses egomaniac attention whore. News at 11.

What party is he going to run under? The Kardashian Celebrity Party? Or as an Independent?
by ProfessorX
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Earth
Replies: 1520
Views: 165469

Re: Earth

There wouldn't be humanoid life on Jupiter, even if it could sustain some kind of life. The planet is basically a giant ball of gas. There's no rock or hard surface for anything to stand on.... now the moons of Jupiter ... well Arthur C. Clarke thought something about that, so have others ... And ye...
by ProfessorX
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Happy 4th of July
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Happy 4th of July

As I was just telling students the other day, it's what I think the unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal represents. No it's not the Illuminati. :D I'm not going to say the Founders weren't hypocritical, flawed men. To a one they all were, and so were all those guys on Rushmore. Future ages will hol...
by ProfessorX
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 50
Views: 486

Re: The Lincoln Project

Oh, I don't trust what these guys want. They would probably prefer Mitt Romney to be the nominee over Trump, and he still sucks. Did in 2012, still does now. Some of these "troo conservative" types might prefer Ted Cruz. Ugggggggh. The fact is, the name of the group is a fantasy we all know is long ...
by ProfessorX
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Lakota land...
Replies: 28
Views: 244

Re: Lakota land...

The Sordid History of Mount Rushmore The sculptor behind the American landmark had some unseemly ties to white supremacy groups https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sordid-history-mount-rushmore-180960446/ Mount Rushmore hasn't had fireworks for more than a decade because it's very dangerous. Her...
by ProfessorX
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Politics And Current Events
Topic: Stop Calling the Cops on Us
Replies: 1208
Views: 129468

Re: Stop Calling the Cops on Us

These headlines are happening for a reason. Big tech companies back away from selling facial recognition to police. That’s progress. After IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft upend their facial recognition businesses, attention turns to federal lawmakers. https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/6/10/21287194/amazon-...