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  •  The owners are the descendants of ... (5+ / 0-)

    ...the homesteaders. They will get the proceeds of the auction minus commission.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:11:33 PM PDT

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    •  The *illegal* homesteaders, right? (7+ / 0-)

      How can that be "just" in this day and age?

      It's appalling how these abuses continue to this very day, again and again.

      Meanwhile, the "family values" clan is getting tanked up to the gills and diving nude into the Sea of Galilee in front of also drunken employees, coworkers and their family members. The self-described "values" "leaders" of our nation are as corrupt and demented as any frontier saloon poker table. Debauched and debauching, all in one package.

      It's like I've died and gone to hell, everyday I read the news. The sacred is being defiled in whatever religion. And this, adding insult to injury for the First Nations is just too much.  

      We're literally cooking the earth while driving a stake (surveyors' stakes or building foundations or highways) through the hearts of our most sacred lands.

      Is this a tale from Lord of the Rings?  Truth stranger than fiction, or just more horrific?

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:11:03 PM PDT

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