09 Oct 2016 : Attacked
I do not support either major party candidate. However, I do support these persons.
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I appreciate my aboriginal brothers with the Geronimo tee shirts shown. My family, you always have a home to stay at here should you ever visit the great, wonderful, wondrous Turtle Island.
In terms of sheer horror, few events matched Sand Creek. Pregnant women were murdered and scalped, genitalia were paraded as trophies, and scores of wanton acts of violence characterize the accounts of the few Army officers who dared to report them.
The above quote doesn’t even begin to cover what the Methodist Pastor John Chivington and his faithful troops actually did at this massacre. After the troops shot and clubbed the Cheyenne men, women and children; these white troops scalped and mutilated them, including children with their brains were smashed out of their skulls. Troops also cut vaginas out from the women’s corpses. Some of the white troops proudly and openly wore those cut out vaginas on their hats. Pastor Chivington displayed some of his vaginas to excited white crowds at public seminars and saloons where he explained to the crowd why it was essential that christian whites must murder all indian children, in his words: “Nits make lice.” His philosophy here was very powerful and many believed in it.
Stan Hoig: “Fingers and ears were cut off the bodies for the jewelry they carried. The body of White Antelope, lying solitarily in the creek bed, was a prime target. Besides scalping him the soldiers cut off his nose, ears, and testicles—the last for a tobacco pouch ...”
John S. Smith (1865): “I saw the bodies of those lying there cut all to pieces, worse mutilated than any I ever saw before; the women cut all to pieces ... With knives; scalped; their brains knocked out; children two or three months old; all ages lying there, from sucking infants up to warriors ... By whom were they mutilated? By the United States troops ...”
James D. Connor (Jan. 1865): “I did not see a body of a man, woman, or child but was scalped, and in many instances their bodies were mutilated in the most horrible manner—men, women, and children’s privates cut out, &c. I heard one man say he had cut out a woman’s private parts and had them for exhibition on a stick; I heard another man say that he had cut the fingers off an Indian to get rings off his hand…. I also heard of numerous instances in which men had cut out the private parts of females and stretched them over the saddle-bows, and wore them over their hats while riding in the ranks…. I heard one man say he had cut a squaw’s heart out, and had stuck it on a stick.”
In at least one of the many cases where an innocent unarmed defenseless pregnant woman was slaughtered by the christians, her fetus was removed from her womb by the christians led by Pastor Chivington, and the baby was then scalped, and its scalp taken by the righteous american christian soldier as a war trophy.
This religion. These actions. I can't even speak. But you can. You are thinking of a response, a justification right now. Something that justifies your position occupying our lands and your position claiming the validity of your alleged land title that derives from these sadistic crimes against humanity and simple decency.
Theodore Roosevelt: “The so-called Chivington or Sandy Creek Massacre, in spite of certain most objectionable details, was on the whole as righteous and beneficial a deed as ever took place on the frontier.”
Yes. There you have it. Your argument. We are barbarians. You are civilized. We deserve nothing but brutal torture and death. You deserve to be rich and comfortable and to own and control everything because as you say "Science! And Jesus! We are the chosen!" This is your strongman president, your war hero. Everything he says here is not an aberration but is emblematic of the man he was, and of the man every US president, pastor, politician, and pig farmer was.
This is the 148th anniversary of the Washita Massacre, when Custer massacred Cheyenne families at their winter camp on the Washita River, Indian Territory.
In October, water protectors look outs noticed someone dressed as an activist driving towards the camp with an AR-15 rifle in his passenger seat. Protectors gave chase, and forced his car to stop. The person disguised as an activist got out and threatened protectors with a the AR-15 and a pistol. Tribal police were called and arrested the man. Upon searching his car, a DAPL security badge was found showing he was working for the oil companies. His vehicle insurance card showed the car was insured by Dakota Access LLC. Dressed as an activist, he was an agent provocateur, one of many over the years that has attempted to infiltrate peaceful protests and incite violence, all for money and as part of his work for the corporations.
The elders make clear and all protectors are trained that no violence is tolerated. This is a peaceful protest.
Many weapons have been used, some deadly. All these have been used by the state army forces and private mercenaries working for the oil companies/banks. All weapons use has been by the state/corporate partnership and have been used against innocent peaceful water protectors.
Today is the 47th National Day of Mourning.
As a holiday, Thanksgiving began in 1637 when it was proclaimed by governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to celebrate the safe return of the men who had gone to fight against the Pequot in Mystic, Conn. The fighting led to the enslavement and massacre of over 700 men, women, and children from the New England-based tribe, a bloody precursor to what would be centuries of strife for native peoples in the U.S.
You may now see "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associatei with this viedo has been terminated." The reason for this is that extremist fascist anti-human rights corporations such as Google, parent corporation of YouTube, are actively, proactively and deliberately seeking to destroy truth and reality. Accounts that show the facts about european white supremacist colonialist genocide against innocent peaceful indian people are suppressed and destroyed and removed by the Technocrati who control extremist fascist corporations such as Google, Facebook, and others.
They feed you lies. That is on them.
You lap the lies up and accept them as truth. That is on you.
Water Protector Sophia Wilanski's arm was dismembered by a grenade thrown at her by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. Doctors are evaluating whether or not it needs to be amputated to save her life.
Police are claiming the grenades they use are harmless. That is false, French botanist Rémi Fraisse was killed by one two years ago. Two-year old Bounkham Phonesavanh was permanently disfigured by one two years ago in Georgia.
Grenade attacks against civilians are crimes against humanity.
Water attacks in subzero weather are crimes against humanity.
Bobby Kennedy Jr. has represented environmental and human rights issues for decades. He explains that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has not done any Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) on the pipeline at all. Instead they partitioned the project into dozens of different short sections of pipe, and filed EIS short forms on each, claiming that each one was so small and inconsequential that there could not possibly be any environmental impact and therefore they were not required to do an EIS. This strategy of breaking a big project into fake small projects and pretending they are not connected in order to circumvent legal requirements is called "segmenting" and it's a violation of federal law. Even for the smaller sections themselves, EIS would still be required as their arguments that they are small trivial projects with absolutely no possibility of environmental impact is clearly and plainly false. The point he makes is that the entire pipeline project from start to end is illegal because they misrepresented it and committed fraud. An EIS has to be done on the project with a cost-benefit study as well in order to legitimately obtain approval. Kennedy points out that the water protectors are protesting an illegitimate criminal operation and simply asking that this corporation comply with the law, which the corporation refuses to do. As we know they have instead hired mercenaries and state police from multiple states to violently harm the water protectors.
Today's announced appointments tell the story. The story is we are in for four years of an absolute nightmare in which rights will be gutted. A cabinet filled with psychopaths, racists and violent but cunning madmen.
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." — William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice
On November 17, I received a follow up email from my student thanking me for the donation I had made to the Standing Rock Legal Defense Fund, because they had bailed her out of jail. The content that followed disturbed me.
“I'm back at camp now, but they did put us in actual dog kennels. There were photos of the types of dogs on the walls and piss stains on the floor. They also didn't read me my rights or even say I was under arrest. I was arrested along with 28 others of the 400+ protesting on the 15th.”
If my writing identified her, maybe law enforcement would target her or her friends; she had been arrested, they had her identity, and she didn’t know what to expect. “There’s danger everywhere here,” she said.
She told me that they were arrested at a prayer ceremony lead by camp elders, and that she had been slammed to the ground by uniformed officers with shields and helmets that kept her from distinguishing whether they were law enforcement or national guard.
“It was three against one, that’s their strategy,” she said, “there’s tear gas in the air everywhere. They didn’t fire it directly at me, but it’s everywhere.”
Her description of the arrest matched my student’s description. She told me they were bussed to a facility where they were kept in dog cages with urine stains on the floor, pictures of dogs hung on the walls. Women were separated from men with chain link fencing and a tarp.
They said their phones and money were confiscated, the money seized and turned into procurement cards and calling cards, allegedly without consent. The balance was not returned upon release, she said.
Giuliani has now said that he will not be Attorney General. This is a huge relief to me. The unconstitutional stop-and-frisk minority harassment program was Giuliani's pet program as mayor of New York and the president-elect had brought it up previously as something he planned to use despite its unconstitutionality. His appointment therefore as Attorney General would be a sign of things to come and was of grave concern to me, as it would signal a movement towards authoritarianism, police state measures, and loss of Constitutional protections.
It is reported he is the top choice for Secretary of State, a position that is his if he wants it. For the position in general it is an odd choice as he certainly is not diplomatic, a traditional quality of many of those in this position. However, Giuliani mentioned that defeating ISIS is the president-elect's top foreign policy priority. Giuliani's authoritarianism may thus possibly be an appropriate choice for this choice of focus, as he would be interfacing both with authoritarian Russian allies in the effort, but also trying to outsmart an enemy with an intolerant authoritarian philosophy.
The other person being considered is John Bolton, who has in the past indicated his desire to go to war against Iran. I am very much opposed to these sorts of schemes of ever expanding wars, thus I do not favor Bolton as a choice for this position.
This development gives me hope that there may not be the domestic suppression of rights I was concerned with. But it's only one point of data, things are rapidly changing and developing each day, and none of these positions have yet been decided, it's all just chatter so far. But I am slightly more hopeful than yesterday.
As far as the Attorney General position goes, I've not looked much into the backgrounds of the others on the list. If it was up to me it would be someone that wanted to go after the big criminals, starting at the top of society, the ones doing the largest amount of damage. The guys on Wall Street and in Congress and corporate board rooms. That seems unlikely to happen. I do think that crime starts at the top and works its way down, following as a consequence of corruption, rather than the other way around. Thus a willingness to do solid prosecutions against the Big Fish out there makes more sense for this position than spending time going after small fry just trying to make a living selling loosies, making moonshine, growing pot to treat glaucoma or nausea from chemotherapy, or stealing blankets to keep from freezing to death on the streets in winter.
If I may be so bold, the poor, the disenfranchised, the desperate and the hopeless are easy targets to go after for minor things, to churn them through and grind them up in the system, and to proclaim justice served through the annihilation of the lives of scores of persons who have limited resources to defend themselves. It is far far harder to go after the powerfully corrupt, the strongly connected, the kingpins who have real power to fight back. Going against such people is something a champion of the people would do. Sadly we have seen for decades that our state and national Attorney Generals, our investigators and detectives, our prosecutors, our judges have been absolute spineless cowards in this regard, and have simply resorted to going after easy pickings while letting the true sources of corruption and crime not only go free, but to happily accept reelection campaign donations from those same predators.
The new focus of NASA will be the exploration of the outer solar system, including mining operations in the Asteroid Belt and a mission to land on Jupiter's moon Europa to search for life. Technology involving plasma rockets and solar sails is to be used.
It appears however that much current long term work is to be ditched. Usually this ends up setting this back and resulting in large goals never really being accomplished due to constant churn and resets as each President's long term space vision is completely thrown away to make way for the next one.
There will be an interview with the president-elect tonight on the CBS show 60 Minutes.
According to advance articles and discussion about the interview, his new position on "the wall" is that Mexico will not be paying for any wall, the US taxpayers will. The claim that "Mexico will pay for it" is now positioned as ordinary campaign rhetoric that played well to crowds. "The wall" will actually mean "securing the border", and the particulars may involve electronic surveillance and countermeasures, some physical wall building, some fencing, and perhaps even domestic military deployment, a standing army on US soil if you will.
Also announced will be a major deportation program, to be implemented immediately upon taking office, of 2-3 million immigrants who have issues of criminal records, gang membership, and drug dealers. It seems this information will come from a secret heretofore-unknown list that the Obama Administration will be transfering to him containing intelligence and surveillance information regarding the name, address, status, criminal background, and other information about every immigrant present in the US regardless of status. The existence of this list I don't expect to be mentioned on 60 Minutes tonight. An article earlier this week disclosed its existence and President Obama's agreement to transfer the secret list over. Regretfully, I can't at the moment find the link to that article.
Analysts have noted that for the list to include this number of people, it would either need to include people convicted of minor and non-violent crimes, or would need to include people who were documented aliens with legal status.
The fate of immigrants without criminal records will be "decided later" under this program. This in particular appears to me to renege on the promise of an amnesty promise he made in a meeting with hispanic leaders, as was reported in Mexican media. These assurances were likely material issues in the unexpectedly large hispanic community support for the president-elect on election day. It is not certain yet that he will or will not renege on that promise made direct to them, but it seems to have been removed from the set of assurances he made in his meeting.
I consider him authoritarian and it likely he will continue to lay the foundations and framework for an authoritarian police state in this country with mandatory identifications required, biometric scans and registration, the stop and frisk ban of the supreme court overruled, constitutional protections curtailed, and restrictions on or elimination of the use of cash, switching to a cashless society in which all money transfers are controlled, monitored and taxed at point of origin.
Whether he will eventually himself go in the direction of a cyber-enabled Hitler I do not know. However I am aware that the Hitler issue is something that is seriously on the mind of millions of people and many are deeply concerned about it. The circumstances of a personality cult arising around a leader who during a time of economical ruin promises a future based on nationalism and the scapegoating of foreigners appears commonly enough historically to be something of a blueprint of the beginning of such a shift. It is not inconceivable that future history books will record those deported as the fortunate ones who escaped.
However, nothing is certain yet. I do not think there is enough information or established track record to tell what things are even likely. Things may not turn out as darkly as many fear. We do not know what the future holds. I intend to monitor the situation closely, carefully evaluate developments, and not jump to conclusions prematurely. Some people may wish to make preparations to be able to emigrate quickly should circumstances at some time demand it. Learning foreign languages, attaining marketable skills of use in many places, exploring other countries and cultures, may all be useful to consider pursuing. These are generally useful and beneficial things to do regardless of the future and the time spent would not be wasted.
It is mentioned that he'll now be retaining key and popular parts of Affordable Care Act such as the ban on coverage denial due to preexisting conditions. Perhaps rather than repeal it, the focus will be making some adjustments or even an overhaul of it. Of course obviously we know the President has no authority at all to do any of this, Congress will make the changes, and then the President signs them into law. But Presidents often describe this process as if they are doing it by themselves.
Update: In the interview, now broadcast, he explained he supports gay marriage and will not interfere with its legalization, and that he will not be accepting the President's salary, accepting only $1 per year.
But little Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
Still you are blessed, compared with me!
The present only touches you:
But oh! I backward cast my eye,
On prospects dreary!
And forward, though I cannot see,
I guess and fear!
I like the First Lady we have had the last eight years. It's been a socially quiet family with no scandals or problems. She focused on promotion of health, exercise, and small family organic farming plots. The first family has had excellent fashion taste and have served their term with distinction, grace and calmness in the face of provocation.
A new First Lady is in transition. She looks to be very cool. She speaks five languages fluently, from different language families. She's clearly very smart and interested in different cultures. She was also born and raised as a Communist in Yugoslavia, part of the soviet eastern block nations, though it was a fairly westernized one and had more freedoms than some of the others. As we know this nation was dissembled by NATO in a process called Balkanization into ethnic enclaves, dividing areas of various nation groups indigenous to a region full international recognition and nation-state status under that system. Among the ethnic states that emerged from this externally imposed redivision was Slovenia, the land of the Slovenes. This is the First Lady's homeland and ethnic/national identity. She will be the first First Lady since Abigail Adams to be born outside the US and the very first to be a Communist. Of course Slovenia is no longer a Communist state so the label is no longer relevant, but it is the cultural background she grew up in in a system of Soviet domination and influence. It will be very good to have someone with such a wide range of life experience and insights into so many different cultures and belief systems in this position.
The new First Lady has hinted that a focus of her work in that position will be the problem of bullying. Her friends and neighbors in her home province describe her as shy, quiet and studious. She seems to have a particular interest in the negative and stressful effects that bullying can have. No doubt she has had traumatic experiences with bullies and as a result has been studying and observing them for years. I have a feeling she is going to have absolutely tremendous insights into this issue and will be able to offer people many insights into the nature of bullies, what motivates them to do the things they do, how to understand and deflect their attacks, how to ignore or deal with the damage they do, and if there is any way to help bullies learn the social wide benefits that would result if they would choose to refrain doing their damage in the first place. What in short motivates a person to desire to control and dominate another one. Or even what would motivate a culture or group to do the same. Insights into these things would be helpful for many.
The president-elect recently met with hispanic leaders and promised to work to create an amnesty program for undocumented migrant workers that will allow them to stay in the US legally. Persons with criminal backgrounds will not be eligible nor those who have arrived very recently, but it seems most others will.
We may recall that establishing a pathway to legal residency for the 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States so that they need not work and live in the shadows was an element both of Bernie Sanders' and Jill Stein's platforms.
It's quite interesting that the president-elect has explained such a progressive policy that directly assists disenfranchised minorities. Of course, it all depends on the details. Immigration reform could include positive elements as a decoy for an implementation of police state measures such as mandatory requirements to possess or carry identification, to identify oneself to authorities who have no reasonable suspicion of a crime, or to submit to searches without probable cause such as with the unconstitutional stop and frisk programs favored by the expected incoming Attorney General. With the imminent appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice, the unconstitutionality of such policies may reverse.
It's not possible to predict what will really happen, especially before detailed specifics are revealed. We can not know what will happen. But that is always the case anyway in much of life. I am unaware of anyone that predicted such a meeting with hispanic leaders would occur and result in such an outcome.
Interesting times to be sure.
11/18 edit: the article did not have a date and was circulated by media after the election as evidence that there is nothing to worry about. It now contains a note that it reflects a meeting that took place several months ago when the president-elect was campaigning, and that the claims and promises he made then are clearly not his current position at all. Apparently it was a bunch of bald faced lies told to con enough of the hispanic community into voting for him. Awareness of this article and the promises he made is still important though in understanding what a duplicious psychopath we are dealing with and how dangerous he is, especially when using charisma to con those he plans to later destroy.
The president-elect has announced that he will work to reintroduce key elements of the Glass-Steagall Act which prohibited commercial banks from engaging in the investment business. This Act was repealed in 1999. This directly led to the intermingling of mortgages with speculative exotic investment instruments which was the cause of the real estate bubble that lead to the massive economic collapse and crisis in 2008. Reintroducing this was a key element of Bernie Sanders platform, and Jill Stein's as well. The president-elect stated he is adding a new provision though, of auditing provisions to ensure that african-americans and other minorities must have equal access to loans from banks. Previously it has been quite difficult to get small business loans for many minorities, despite discrimination in lending based on racial background having been illegal. It appears the proposed bill might take a more proactive or affirmative action approach to ensure that inadvertent or back door discrimination by banks will not be tolerated.
It's quite interesting that the president-elect has announced a a progressive program which will assist minorities, the alienated and the disenfranchised. Of course it all depends on the details. Banking reform could include positive elements as a decoy for an implementation of police state measures such as currency controls, cash elimination, and mandatory government reporting requirements of many private financial transactions.
I supported Stein and continue to believe she was the best candidate. I am relieved today, as I know Stein is, that we will not be moving towards a pointless and damaging war with Russia who are the only other long term space faring nation and have been good friends, allies and good natured opponents in fun and friendly non-violent advanced space challenges like moonshots as a proxy for horrific nuclear annihilation. As well as great partners in stopping the original Nazis, real bad guys. Our long term Russian allies and friends were instrumental and primary in that task once thought impossible. Like us, they are people with a fondness for impossible challenges, as well as a love of math, technology and science.
I am glad to see that reasonable resolution of the US-caused tragedy in Syria has reached a turning point and the blight of US supported ISIS will be eradicated, the anti-Syria doctrine reversed. I hope the damage to indigenous Aramaic speaking communities can be recovered from.
I also look forward with hope towards possible normalization with relations with interesting and rich countries such as Cuba and Iran despite ideological differences that are not a proper justification for war, hate or interference. Colonialization, the conquering and replacement of other cultures one does not agree with, is not something I support.
There is much that is questionable and remains to be seen but the reckless fomenting of massive unnecessary unjustified and pointless wars that were threatened were a great threat to global peace, tolerance and multiculturalism.
The total absolute and ubiquitous proven lies of the corporate media show that the media - as it was once known - no longer exists. One must spend time to cut through the BS and find the truth and credible real journalism. It has become clear and proven this only exists in places such as wikileaks, widely discredited so-called "conspiracy" blogs, underground chat boards with no public access, and direct private email contact with friends throughout the world with immersion in their own area and a real knowledge of what the facts on the ground are. Cultivating such relationships and connections allows one to not just cut through but completely bypass the inane propaganda channels filled with lies that consist of the entire corporate so-called MSNABCNNBS "main stream media". This estate has proven itself in collusion with elites who hate and are at war against the people, and are enemies of democracy, reality, peace, the environment and tolerance.
Not all is perfect. Not at all. It is likely we well see immense pressure to move towards an authoritarian society and to see abridgments of human rights domestically.
It would have been far better if others had joined our call to support Jill Stein who had actionable reasonable plans to turn the world around on a different path. But people preferred other candidates and we now have what we have and must live with it.
These are war crimes. This is not a legitimate government, but a immensely powerful criminal terrorist organization committing atrocities.
Our most favorite artists from Perm Krai give their interpretation of the latest pineapple music meme, and as always, the results greatly surpass the original.
(Previously: Руки Вверх)
On Saturday, Goodman traveled again to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation from where she filed this report
Amy Goodman has returned to North Dakota to be taken into custody. Upon arrival she was notified that the trespassing charges were dropped since the area was not actually marked No Trespassing, so the Prosecutor will now charge her with participating in a riot, a violation of North Dakota statute 12.1-25-03, a class B misdemeanor, punishable by 30 days imprisonment and a $1500 fine. The State of North Dakota is currently explicitly claiming that Amy Goodman is not a real journalist and has no right of freedom of the press to report on water guardians being attacked by war dogs by a corporate controlled paramilitary force.
More here on yesterday's story about Grammy winning documentary journalist Deia Schlosberg's arrest by jackbooted fascists.
Documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg has been charged by North Dakota with one class A felony and two class C conspiracy felonies for filming works of pipeline activists. She faces 45 years in prison for her documentary filming activities.
I do not support either major party candidate. However, I do support these persons.
Reports are that links to articles, photos and video of these events are being blocked on some social media due to some social media companies in collusion with government to censor the truth.
"I thought it was going well. How quickly things change. They are blocking facebook for the protestors. Snipers, Riot Gear, Arrests lady. Police are drawing a gun, putting bullets in Guns, as Natives should "We Have No Guns" Arresting everyone, Protesters are running. Police, National Guard. All shotguns loaded, pulling out machine guns. Share this they are blocking facebook. Harassing horses, teargas. People are running.
WiFi signals and radio transmissions are being disrupted.
And the public always supports and defends it. Snipers. Machine Guns. Tear Gas dropped from Helicopters. Chemical Weapons against civilians. Armored Tanks. Sent by the Obama Administration to Kill Peaceful Unarmed Indians protecting the Water.
Your taxes and votes support this. This is your government. You are completely and totally complicit in this genocide and attack on the earth. You are a vituperous monster. Do not deny it.
Perhaps you can see why I am not responding to emails from those of you who keep telling me this was all a long time ago, you personally never killed an indian, and/or it's time to "get over it". The genocide against indigenous people world wide continues and you actively passively directly and indirectly support it and all of these are the same.
Peace is the presence of justice. Quietness is the absence of noise.
It's normal for oil pipelines to have massive leaks that destroy the environment.
Say, this just in... ignorant backwards indians like nonoctave.com's owner are saying pipelines leak? What is that about? Clearly indians are ignorant about science and technology since we are able to create perfectly safe pipelines and there is absolutely nothing to worry about folks, other than these savage barbaric indians! You can trust us. Yours sincerely, the Completely Trustworthy and Honest Mainstream Media.
Pipeline advocates say that it's known how to build pipelines that don't leak. Yet North Dakota alone has hundreds of oil leaks a year, about half of which are from pipelines. Perhaps they can prove they know how to build these mythical pipelines that don't leak by replacing the ones they already have which constantly leak with ones that don't. That makes more sense than building yet another pipeline that looks just like the other ones, over the longest river in the US, which supplies water to millions of people throughout the US, beginning in Montana, passing through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, on its way down to the Gulf of Mexico.
United Nations calls for US to respect 2010 US endorsed agreement on Indigenous Rights requiring consultation and cooperation with the Sioux and other indigenous peoples.
Today the military descended full force on the Standing Rock land, violently attacking the defenders of the water, journalists, and medics at gunpoint, and subsequently abducting them.
Furthermore, live video of the violent attacks against the indigenous defenders is being blacked out not only by the mass media, but also by social media hosts such as Facebook which are censoring all discussion.
The corrupt media continues to falsely claim the defenders are trespassing. They are camped on the Standing Rock reservation. The bulldozers are destroying graves and sacred sites on what is called private property, but what is part of defined Sioux land according to both the 1851 and the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. The argument that it is not rests on the US Supreme Court claim, upheld to this day, that the government is not obligated in any way to any treaty obligations whatsoever with any indian tribe on account of all Indians being considered not fully human and instead being perpetual "Wards of the State", and that the US has an inherent right to all indian land due to a legal theory based on a 15th century Papal Bull called the "Doctrine of Discovery". Under this Doctrine, it is presumed that indigenous persons intrinsically can not own any land but at best "occupy" it as a fish does the water and therefore land that is "discovered" by a european Christian which is "occupied" by indigenous people belongs to the european Christian person's home nation. These are obviously illegitimate and nonsensical arguments, yet this doctrine still remains a valid precedent in the law systems of both the US and Canada.
To the fair weather fake progressives who keep telling me it all happened a long time ago and no living indian has been harmed by anyone and no living white colonist has even harmed an indian, you are wrong. It continues to this day. It is still legal in the US for whites to rape indians. Indians are still legally considered to not be full humans. It is still OK in the US, Australia and Canada to steal Indian land. It is still OK to kill and imprison Indians for protecting the land. And up until 1981, Indians were still being forcibly sterilized without their consent. This is genocide as defined by the Geneva Convention. It is still ongoing and you support and defend it. White people can not respect indigenous people or land. There is no solution in which whites remain in control of indigenous land. And whites remaining in control will result in the complete and total destruction of earth because of the nature of european society and culture, going back to their myth in a Domination Mandate.
The US has continued to confiscate Lakota land throughout the 19th, 20th and now 21st centuries.
Over 4000 indians warriors and allies are now present at Standing Rock, prepared to defend the sanctity of the water.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple deploying more soldiers to the front lines to man the state's armed checkpoints.
Xabar means a report. Xabor ol means reported, or turned in.
Interview with Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard who discusses the Whitestone massacre, the militarization of the area, the drones, and the state's blockading the roads leading in to Standing Rock, isolating them in an attempt at a blockade, along with racial profiling where Indians no longer have the right to travel on roads in the area, but white people are waved on through.
The government has also arranged to have cell phone towers in the area shut down, eliminating cell phone coverage in the Standing Rock area.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has officially activated the National Guard in order to deal with indians protesting the attacks on their sovereign land, water, gravesites, women, children, elders, and men by for profit corporations and their hired and acquired violent mercenaries.
Both Dr. Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka were formally charged Wednesday in Morton County with counts of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. Morton County sheriff’s office spokesman Rob Keller has stated that if authorities encounter Stein or Baraka they will arrest them.
Stein said in a statement that she hopes that North Dakota authorities will instead "press charges against the real vandalism taking place at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation: the bulldozing of sacred burial sites and the unleashing of vicious attack dogs" and that she "supports the courageous Indigenous leaders who are taking a stand to protect future generations from the deadly greed of the fossil fuel industry". In a later statement she said, "I approve the action of ordinary people standing up to the destruction of our climate and sacred sites. Trump and Clinton support the right of corporations to destroy our planet and communities for their profits. Ajamu and I do not."
Ajamu Baraka said in a statement, "Our campaign is all about standing up to the rich and powerful who believe in their right to exploit the rest of the planet’s beings and resources for their own profit. The state should be prosecuting the crimes of threatening the water of millions and the attacks on peaceful protestors."
Unidentified aircraft have been circling the protestors who have also been surrounded by legions of militarized armed state and federal police forces preparing to make their move. International Observers are Urgently Needed to prevent a human rights crisis.
Morton County North Dakota Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeiers announced today that he is working through the state's attorney to pursue criminal charges of trespassing and vandalism charges against Green Party Candidate Dr. Jill Stein following her participation in the pipeline protest which is taking place on treaty defined sovereign and unceded Sioux lands.
Dr. Stein is the only active candidate who has come out in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others regarding the illegal pipeline. Bernie Sanders, no longer an active candidate has also filed a letter of support, but has not been able to appear in person to demonstrate. No other candidate has voiced support of the issue.
Should the North Dakota authorities arrest Dr. Stein for her protesting related activity it is unclear what effect this will have on her campaign and ability to participate in the debates. In response to the news that she was facing charges by authorities, Dr. Stein asked "Will they charge the oil company that razed sacred burial grounds?"
North Dakota authorities have already arrested many Lakota and Dakota Sioux indians and allied protestors for non-violent democratic protesting activities, including the Chairman of the Standing Rock tribe Dave Archambault II.
Green Party Running mate and long time human rights activist Ajamu Baraka also may face arrest for writing "We Need Decolonization" on the rusted front blade of a bulldozer.
“As the Spaniards went with their war dogs hunting down Indian men
and women, it happened that a sick Indian woman who could not escape from
the dogs, sought to avoid being torn apart by them, in this fashion: she
took a cord and tied her year-old child to her leg, and then she hanged
herself from a beam. But the dogs came and tore the child apart; before
the creature expired, however, a friar baptized it."
“They would cut an Indian’s hands and leave them dangling by a shred
of skin. . . they would test their swords and their manly strength
on captured Indians and place bets on the slicing off of heads or the
cutting of bodies in half with one blow. . . . [One] cruel captain
traveled over many leagues, capturing all the Indians he could find.
Since the Indians would not tell him who their new lord was, he cut off
the hands of some and threw others to the dogs, and thus they were torn
“They threw into those holes all the Indians they could capture of
every age and kind.. . . Pregnant and confined women, children, old men
[were] left stuck on the stakes, until the pits were filled. . . . The
rest they killed with lances and daggers and threw them to their war dogs
who tore them up and devoured them."
Survivors of the 9/3 dog attacks believe the selection of this particular date to begin vicious dog attacks against indian women, children, and elders was not a coincidence, and was intentionally chosen because it was the anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre. This may be to send a message that the oil companies and the US and North Dakota state governments supporting the illegal oil pipeline are willing to stop at nothing, including the massacre of indians who stand in the way. Furthermore it is believed that these violent actions and the desecration of the graves of the victims and survivors of the massacre have been designed with the specific intent of provoking a violent response from the descendants and sovereign citizens, at which point US and State Troops will be called in to finish the job. Aware of these tactics, protest leaders are continuing to maintain a peaceful protest despite violence and atrocities currently being committed against them by corporations, private corporate military, their militarized attack dogs, and state and national authorities.
On Sept. 3-5, 1863, a village of Yanktonai, Santee, and Teton Sioux citizens, including women and children, were attacked and slaughtered by Brigadier General Alfred Sully and his troops. Sully then burned the village to the ground.
Samuel J. Brown, who was an interpreter at the Santee indian agency at Crow Creek, testified that:
I hope you will not believe all that is said of Sully's successful expedition against the Sioux. I don't think he ought to brag of it at all, because it was what no decent man would have done. He pitched into their camp and just slaughtered them, worse a great deal than what the Indians did in 1862, he killed very few men and took no hostile ones prisoners, he took some but they were friendly Yanktons, and he let them go again.... It is lamentable to hear how those women and children were slaughtered, it was a perfect massacre, and now he returns saying that we need fear no more, for he has wiped out all hostile Indians from Dakota; if he had killed men instead of women and children, then it would have been a success, and the worse of it, they had no hostile intention whatever, the Nebraska 2nd pitched into them without orders, while the Iowa 6th were shaking hands with them.
This was just one of countless attacks against indian people in North Dakota by the United States government and its colonists.
Victims of this massacre and descendants of their survivors are among those buried in sacred burial grounds in the Standing Rock region. After the illegal oil pipeline company asked members of the Standing Rock tribe to identify these sites on a map, the oil pipeline company intentionally bulldozed specific sites that had been identified as burial grounds.
Among Karimov's progressive and enlightened modernistic policies was a complete ban on the disruptive, troublesome and intolerant antisocial practice of proselytization, regardless of its source.
May the great people of Uzbekistan whom I love find a new leader able to temper disruptive behaviors and continue leader Karimov's enlightened era of temperance, tolerance and protection of a wide variety of beliefs and practices. Only with such tolerance may humanity survive.
History education is famously poor in most US schools. Some interesting historical facts of the War of 1812 many have not been aware of are becoming an important contemporary issue.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has declared a "state of emergency" regarding the peaceful indians legitimately protesting the criminal assaults on their land and water by for-profit corporations.
[I]n the language of Coltrane, she’s a major force for good, accenting the role of poor and working people being center stage. She’s green in terms of trying to save the planet in the face of corporate greed. She’s fundamentally concerned with issues of racial justice, legacies of white supremacy as well as male supremacy. She’s concerned about empowering working people. She opposes TPP, trying to make sure we don’t have the corporate reshaping of the world economy—the kind of policies, of course, Democratic Party has supported, President Obama has supported. It’s hard to find somebody at the national level who provides a certain kind of hope, given the unbelievable spiritual decline and moral decay. And by spiritual decline and moral decay, I mean greed and indifference and contempt in the driver seat among our elites vis-à-vis all working people and poor people. It’s just sad to see so many fellow working people and fellow citizens supporting a pseudo-populist and neofascist like Donald Trump. They’re in pain. The pain is very real, but they’re moving in a right-wing direction.
A-WA is currently one of the most popular groups in Yemen. Founded by three Yemeni Jewish sisters living in third generation exile, they perform traditional Yemenite songs sung in the Judeo Yemeni dialect of Arabic.
The coalition of three extreme terrorist rogue states - Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Britain - continue their reign of terrorism, war crimes, and psychotic genocidal religious war against the innocent people of Yemen:
A cluster bomb made in America shattered lives in Yemen’s capital (Washington Post)
The sadistic and cowardly war of terrorism waged by the United States against its black citizens continues into its 240th year with no signs of abating.
I'm tired of watching state-sanctioned lynchings. (Dallas News)
Great video from the talented and always-hilarious Bojalar. Fantastic color design, great song, and fully microtonal. Really nice work here.
There's so much attention to detail here and great artistry. Phonemically, listen to the tone qualities of i, a and s which Bojalar uses. i and a at times are partially sung at the end, rather than a vibrato increase like we might see in bel canto style, but a movement towards glottal sound production, yet not the full central asian nomadic style, but a new half stop style, a gravelly sizzle.
The color matching is stunning, and the background details as well. So many scenes can just be paused and studied in detail for their artistic cinematographic presentation. Obviously there is a prussian blue and orange color scheme, but it's very specific forms, a poppy or dark persimmon orange, and a desaturated medium dark cyanic blue jean are the primary two colors, with a golden orange as the bright highlight. The lipstick of the girls, the rose on their caps, the outer embellishment of their embroidery, the details in the suzanis hanging on the walls, and the pattern on the piyola (tea bowl) are all not just similar but are exact matches. Were these items sourced or did Bojalar's production crew do full Hollywood style color matching and go frame by frame to ensure the exact hue was used for each item. In either case the level of careful attention paid to the color palette is amazing.
Light hearted video from Munisa about guys impressing girls through feats of strength and skill. Sweet microtonal break on Surnay starting at 2′30″. Nice to see the minaret Mohammed Aminkhan of Khiva featured.
We are sad to report that extremists have banned use of the harmless medicinal herb Qat in South Yemen. This is on unfortunate side effect of the intolerance of colonialism: extremists, possibly in the payroll of western pharmaceutical corporations, have banned the use of the harmless herb Qat, a medicinal herb tradition going back centuries. It's unfortunate to see South Yemen becoming as intolerant, extremist, and fanatical as radical rogue enclaves of intolerance such as the sadistic Puritan United States.
I wondered out loud how much larger an apple would have to be to have twice the volume. Explaining my knowledge of microtonality, I hypothesized it would be a tiny bit more than 25% larger, perhaps 26% or so.
Getting back from the store, I calculated the actual value was 25.991%.
Microtonality allows one to do these sorts of calculations in their head. Since the volume of a sphere is proportional to the cube of its radius, the problem was equivalent to finding the third root of 2, the number that multiplied by itself 3 times comes to 2. A ratio of 2/1 is 1200 cents in logarithmic space, and a third of that is 400 cents. 386 cents a microtonalist will know is equivalent to a ratio of 5/4, or 1.25. So one would want a ratio a little bigger than that.
For Your Records
Your request to join the xe------nic (m-----onal wiki) wiki has been declined.
FWIW, I requested to join so that I could add a comment to the discussion of an article (and not the body itself) that claimed the obsolete software I once wrote years ago (LMSO) supported a feature that it did not support. As you can see my request was declined. Interesting since randomly generated email addresses applying are regularly approved, contrary to my well known address, and certainly known to the council of approvers, who choose to remain anonymous and unaccountable, the opposite of democracy or openness. This is what happens when fascism, ignorance and intolerance dominate a field, as has happened with both microtonality and xenharmonics, both labels of which have been utterly destroyed by intolerant extremists who produce little to nothing.
Indigenous Cinema is films in an indigenous context made by indigenous filmmakers.
2009 was the first year that a film from Central Asia made it through Academy Award nomination and to the finals. Kelin means daughter-in-law. The film has very little dialogue. The dialogue presented is in an extinct language, and presented with no subtitles. It takes place 1800 years ago. The cinematography is breathtaking and the film is wonderful. It is only available on DVD in Kazakhstan.
Congratulations and best wishes to Kaniza who got married this year. In this video she depicts a traditional wedding. Yor means beloved.
My mother died a decade ago because toxic black mold in her home. The mold grew because Norton Homes used low quality water pipes made of a material that was prone to developing tiny holes and misting the inside of walls, allowing toxic black mold to grow there without anyone noticing. We found the mold after her death, it was in a wall in the room she wouldn't go in anymore because she said there was something weird in there that made it so she couldn't breathe. We all felt it, sort of a burning edgy sensation, but didn't know what was causing it and couldn't find it even though there was a general dampness in that room that no one could find the source of.
There was a class action suit where this company had to pay to replace the cheap bad pipes, but we were never notified.
This is how it is. A corporation cuts corners and your family dies and no one is accountable and the people that work at the company all say they are not to blame. It all happened a long time ago and has nothing to do with their current life.
How many people die each year due to corporate cost cutting? Millions from one thing or another. Norton murdered my mother and no one there gives the slightest fuck whatsoever. Upon finding out about the people they have murdered, their responses are apathy, denial, and attacks. Like most american corporations, they are an evil company staffed by evil people who don't care who they harm for their own personal gain. No different from any of a hundred thousand other american corporations.
A million years ago when I got some sort of degree, every department had multiple graduates and degrees except one, History. The university's history department was very reputable, respected and notable. They now have 15 different specialization paths one can take. That year there was one graduate total for the entire department, who was getting his degree in Ancient History. Everyone stood up and applauded for this guy in a way no one had done for anyone else. It was cool what he was doing. It was bizarre that he was the only one left.
I read a lot of historical sources. Sure, a lot are terrible, biased, politicized or BS, since 90% of everything is rubbish. However there's a huge amount of excellent work as well which is extremely interesting.
Nauryz has been celebrated every year for over 5000 years now, and has passed from its origination on the steppes into multiple different cultures, including Persia (Navruz) and Greece (Patrich).
Last year I discussed this lovely video with cooking tips by one of my favorite artists Hulkar Abdullayeva. I was delighted and thrilled to see the amazing and brilliant Bilig Bitig has transcribed the lyrics and provided subtitles into Orkhon (prototurkic) script, showing how Orkhon is still relevant, capable and elegant.
also: Hiroshima Remembers
Over the last few years of analysis and celebration of the many wondrous nations of central asia and siberia, I hadn't gotten around to covering Tajikistan. The Tajik language is unique for the area as being predominantly of Persian influence rather than Turkic. Most Tajiks live in Afghanistan rather than their homeland. Their rhythms and meters are a wonder to behold.
It's not that I haven't wanted to cover them though it's just that they have very few music videos that I know of to cover knowledgeably like I have been trying to do for the music of my friends in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Yakutia.
It might be that the less availability of artwork is to do general uncertainty in the nation due to politics. When one faces persecution for not supporting this view or another it is something can damages creativity and beautiful artistic expression. As does ideas such as that the powerful and rich for any reason deserve to be "exempt" from all prosecution, such as the situation where the standing US or Tajik president can not be charged with any crime.
Some years ago after the beepocalypse where all the bees disappeared, we had perfectly fine pollination from wasps and dozens of other strange and novel species of pollinators which were not european honey bees.
This has continued to this day. Pollination has never been at risk. This should be clear to all given the absolute fact that pollination has occurred globally for millions of years and european honey bees have only been around for a super short period of time.
We have all these super cool and bizarre looking pollinators and pollination this year was better than ever! And no european honey bees, which should take their colonialist mentality and go back to europe, I say, noting that indians saw the arrival of european honey bees as a sign of imminent doom, and that was a correct call.
But a few years ago there was a panic. And so the wasps, particularly the yellow jackets (there were also blue paper wasps and others in the area but the yellowjackets liked the apples), pollinated all the apples.
Later in the season the apples were falling to the ground and I was collecting them.
Yellow jackets were eating the apples!
I said, "Oh you very naughty yellow jackets, you are eating my apples!"
And the yellow jackets said back to me, "What are you on about? These are our apples, because we pollinated them. Is it not enough that we show kindness to not sting you for taking our apples? And yet you claim that that which we worked for somehow belongs to you! Amazing!"
Astonished at their insight and perspective I humbly whispered, "Oh my... you are right. Forgive me." The wasps responded, "Yes it's fine just go away now please."
And that year I left those apples to the real farmers, the wasps, who did the work.
Fast forward a decade. This year, the japanese parasitic blue wasps were hanging out on the golden rod each evening and would sit in clusters on each branch and chat with each other about the days events. They were the most beautiful artistic gorgeous wasps imaginable and I had the family come out to look at and marvel at them and all were amazed at their beauty.
When we all went out and got to close though the wasps got nervous. They were clearly looking at us and thinking "What are these people up to? I don't like these creatures staring at us like this!" They exuded nervousness. When the kids got too close, the wasps would start giving each other signals, then fly away to find another branch.
The wasps are intelligent and sentient in a way that bees are not.
Why are The Vatican, Monaco, Nauri, Tuvalu, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Maldives, Malta and Grenada all "nations" recognized by the UN? Yet not a single indigenous nation whatsoever such as the Republic of Lakota, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Republic of Shan, the Confederacy of Comancheria, and others, real nations, have never been recognized in any context whatsoever by this body? Does this not mean the UN is illegitimate colonialist bullshit only supported by slobbering ignorant racist half-wits? Does this not reasonably mean that this so-called body is obviously a completely illegitimate and comically absurd organization as pertains to the legitimate recognition of actual and legitimate nation status?
And here the story ends.
“There is no such thing as the voiceless, only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” — Arundathi Roy
“indio sin tierra no es indio”