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“Gaza has been described as the world’s largest open air prison. Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip has had catastrophic results for average Palestinians living there. We look at the unforgiving realities they face everyday.”

AJ+ Labs “Life In Gaza Explained” via

See also: Israel/Palestine: Unlawful Israeli Airstrikes Kill Civilians

Gaza: Families destroyed by Israel’s bombs

Israel, Gaza and the Fatal Spirit of Versailles

Red Cross: Gaza on Brink of Acute Water Crisis

‘Shells were chasing them’: Four Palestinian children killed on beach by Israeli rockets

Four Palestinian children were killed by rockets while playing football on Gaza beach, with local officials saying the attack came from an Israeli gunboat. Dozens of international journalists witnessed the tragedy.

“The kids were playing football on the beach,” Ahmed Abu Hassera, who witnessed the explosions along with dozens of foreign journalists located nearby, told Reuters. “When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them.”

The crowd of 200 outside the station in Murrieta waved signs and sometimes shouted at each other. One banner read: “Proud LEGAL American. It doesn’t work any other way.” Another countered: “Against illegal immigration? Great! Go back to Europe!”

Go back where you came from, white dog, you’re not welcome here.

We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget.

Fear us.

On this day in 1876, Gen.custer2 George Custer led his 7th Cavalry regiment to their demise in Montana.  The Battle of Little Big Horn was one of the biggest defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the genocide of First Americans.   It is only in recent years that proper attention has been paid to the role of atrocities by Custer and other military leaders in stirring up the wrath of oppressed  First Americans.

It should be noted that Custer’s men were wiped out in part because the Army Quartermaster refused to permit them to carry repeating rifles – which supposedly wasted ammo. The First Americans didn’t have a quartermaster, so they had repeating rifles, and the rest is history.

We do not forgive. We do not forget.

Fear us.

Dan Synder and the Washington White-dogs can blow me…

lolThink Progress:The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus cannot be trademarked under federal law that prohibits the protection of offensive or disparaging language.

The U.S. PTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued a ruling in the case, brought against the team by plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse, Wednesday morning.

“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the board wrote in its opinion.“

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team’s name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place,” Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs’ lead attorney, said in a press release. “We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word ‘redskin’ is an ethnic slur.”

“I am extremely happy that the [Board] ruled in our favor,” Blackhorse said in a statement. “It is a great victory for Native Americans and for all Americans. We filed our petition eight years ago and it has been a tough battle ever since. I hope this ruling brings us a step closer to that inevitable day when the name of the Washington football team will be changed. The team’s name is racist and derogatory. I’ve said it before and I will say it again – if people wouldn’t dare call a Native American a ‘redskin’ because they know it is offensive, how can an NFL football team have this name?”

A great victory for First Americans and for all Americans.

7 Things That Convinced Patent Office To Cancel The Redskins Trademark

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder doesn’t understand why he should change his team’s name. Many football fans think the outrage is manufactured and that the name should stay. No one is asking those who the team is named after why it is a slap in the face to every person of native heritage in the United States.

In many Native cultures, a person’s hair, especially a man’s hair, was an extension of one’s soul. According to historian James Axtell, “To lose that hair to an enemy was to lose control over one’s life, to become socially and spiritually `dead’, whether biological death resulted or not.”blackcat

American Indians weren’t the only people doing the scalping. European settlers performed that act in large numbers. In fact, the height of scalping Indians occurred in the mid-18th century, with written documents by people of all walks of life describing it. One man — a reverend in the local church — described how much money he had received as his share for supplying ammunition and provisions to a scalp-hunting party.

The term “redskin” was the result of Anglo settlers skinning the natives and presenting them to government officials for a fee. Some of those skins were sold to make lampshades and ladies’ gloves made from the skin of dead American Indians. The term “redskin” was used to describe the skin of a dead Indian.

Who knows, maybe a name change will win a game. Until then: the Washington Whitedogs. If you have a problem with that, step up to the plate, we’ll see if you’ve got what it takes. White dog.

No fear.


That is the message
stressed by First Nations communities who say that even if Canada’s Prime Minister Harper gives the federal OK to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, First Nations law and their “responsibilities to future generations” will stop the project dead in its tracks.

In all our deliberations we must consider the consequences of our actions even unto the seventh generation. Red Sticks, of the Five Nations of the Iroquois

The opposition is not limited to First Nations.

Fear us.

 

Fred Dunn, it has been my pleasure to know you. I learned many things from you, things I’ve taught my sons, things now taught to my grandsons. Logger. Ranch-hand. Lawman. Elk Hunter. A real-on, true-on old school Oregon High Desert Buckaroo. You may be gone, but you’ll not be forgotten.

graffitiSo go ahead, turn up the television and have another pint of the Ambien, Prozac, Viagra and crotch-shots on CNN/Fox Kool-Aid because the world’s glaciers have passed the point of no return,” threatening greater sea level rise impacts than previously thought, scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine warning in a new study.

The loss of Thwaites Glacier will result in a sea level rise of nearly two feet. While the time frame of the “collapse” will take at least 200 years and perhaps over 1,000 years, it has already begun — losing 10 feet of elevation per year in some spots — and appears to be inevitable.

You are a clear present danger to my grand-children’s survival.

Fear me.

Lest we forget … On May the 4th 1970 the military/industrial complex gunned down four students on the campus of Kent State University.

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The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre) occurred at Kent State University in the US city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.

Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance. [wikipediea]

Some were merely walking to class.

We do not forgive. we do not forget.

Fear us.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder doesn’t understand why he should change his team’s name. Many football fans think the outrage is manufactured and that the name should stay. No one is asking those who the team is named after why it is a slap in the face to every person of native heritage in the United States.

In many Native cultures, a person’s hair, especially a man’s hair, was an extension of one’s soul. According to historian James Axtell, “To lose that hair to an enemy was to lose control over one’s life, to become socially and spiritually `dead’, whether biological death resulted or not.”blackcat

American Indians weren’t the only people doing the scalping. European settlers performed that act in large numbers. In fact, the height of scalping Indians occurred in the mid-18th century, with written documents by people of all walks of life describing it. One man — a reverend in the local church — described how much money he had received as his share for supplying ammunition and provisions to a scalp-hunting party.

The term “redskin” was also the result of Anglo settlers skinning the natives and presenting them to government officials for a fee. Some of those skins were sold to make lampshades and ladies’ gloves made from the skin of dead American Indians. The term “redskin” was used to describe the skin of a dead Indian.

Who knows, maybe a name change will win a game. Until then: the Washington Whitedogs. If you have a problem with that, step up to the plate, we’ll see if you’ve got what it takes. White dog.

No fear.

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