Sunday, November 7, 2010
WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION — On Thursday November 4th, 2010 the outgoing Navajo Nation Council Voted 51-24 to waive Diné Water Rights to the lower Colorado River ‘Forever’. 70 people marched to the council chambers and joined others in prayer to demonstrate concerns with the proposed Northeastern Arizona Water Settlement. Concerned Citizens for Diné Water Rights affirmed their commitment to stop the settlement.
You can contact Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley & urge him to VETO the NN Council water settlement vote:
Phone: (928) 871-7000
Statement by Ron Milford of Concerned Citizens for Diné Water Rights, “First of all, I want to thank all the people who planned, coordinated, marched, and provided support for our people’s water rights. I also want to thank the many supporters who couldn’t make it for lack of time, gas money, and other valid reasons. We completely understand. This truly was a grassroots movement of individuals and coalitions, uniting for a common cause–the water rights of our children and future generations.
I also want to give a heartfelt thank you to the twenty-four delegates who stood their ground despite the odds, which was very, very evident yesterday at the council chamber. We will need them in our fight ahead.
Finally, I want everyone to know this is absolutely not the end. There are other options we must pursue to try and stop this settlement. The Nation Nation is a three-branch government, and the legislative council is only a third of the triangle. We now need to concentrate all our efforts on the executive office and the courts. There is also the new council of twenty-four, that I understand can recall this legislation, particularly if new persuasive evidence is presented. My hope also is the new President and VP will open speak against the settlement in support of the 24. Everyone, hang your heads high. We were admirable, and no one can take that away from us. Thank you.”
Statement by Navajo Nation Council Delegate Hope Macdonald Lonetree, “I am saddened by the passage of this legislation. I read the document and have had numerous concerns about certain language and terms of the Agreement. It is wrong to connect he need for waterlines with any irreversible waiver of our water rights. There is no funding for these proposed pipelines. Yet we just agreed to give away our water to all the coyotes who have been stealing it from our people and Nation for years. As far as I’m concerned all the waters that flow off and within the Four Sacred Mountains is ours. We should never shortchange our future generations by leaving them no tools for survival. I further disagree with approving an agreement that will change after it leaves our chambers to conform to AZ State Legislation and then again to conform to Congressional legislation. I thank the 23 other delegates who voted no on a document that was written by and for non-Navajo interests.”
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
They are the original 'real Americans' who didn't protect their borders from the invasion of illegals. They are us in a few years
American natives do not have the angry, self-centered, arrogant, greedy and militaristic political nature of current immigrant groups. But, only the loudest, most daring voices are heard by Washington and usually, American natives are not among them. If any ethnic minority has the right to a grudge against the Great White Father, it is the American native. They were murdered wholesale, their land stolen and they now are put into concentration camps politely called "reservations". The we come along and pollute what little land they have left with hi-tech, fashionable and politically correct energy recovering contraptions. Abominable
Seem to remember Obama making lots of promises to the Native Americans while out on the campaign trail for 2008. What happened to that?
What happened to environmentally correct?
What happened to putting American companies back to work?
They went under the proverbial bus, just like his mother and anyone else who was no longer of use to him. Like the American people, for example. But don't worry, we won't witness much because we'll be sitting at the back.
We have all been taught that no matter what the crime ... democrats can do no wrong. Is an overreaching federal government abusing a protected minority group? No...Can't be true if democrats are doing it. Is an endangered species being threatened? No. Can't be true if democrats are doing it. Obviously it must be the republicans' fault for not pointing this politically incorrect action out to the democrats in time for them to avoid this embarrassment
Money-The root of all evil! If it wasn't Obama and the Democrats this would be the headline news on most news channels.
Where is Greenpeace, Al Gore, the tree huggers and the EPA on this??? Don't tell me for one minute this isn't a double standard. On every other large job done in this country over the last 50 years, Alaskan Pipe line, bridge over the Hoover Dam, Big Dig in Boston etc, their was always EPA studies done and more.
So all of a sudden as a country we don't care anymore? Here's another load of BS people it's so Obama and a bunch of Dems can say they created jobs to get reelected that's all.
I wonder how many concrete foundations/mounts must be poured over the 6000 acress in order to achieve 1550 megawatts at high noon on a cloudless day. If It doesn't pan out as planned, then we rip out the 28,000 panels in the future and we're left with thousands of concrete mounts in the ground (imagine an abandoned run-down parking lot). OR, probably less than an acre to punch a hole in the ground and suck out the oil and gas. Ah, but no oil and gas exists there you say. Maybe, maybe not, but it does exist somewhere, so go get it. BUT, that means more CO into the environment. Get over the CO issue, 2 billion plus Chinese and Indians want a Toyota, and they are spewing CO left and right in order to spew more from that new Toyota they plan on buying.
The alternative energy projects and their backers are pathetic. Was this what Van Jones was talking about when he said "Give them back their land"? I am sorry for the Indian tribe and I hope they will prevail in stopping this multinational corporation from building on their land.
I do love the irony of knowing that one of the reasons given for stopping the project is a species of lizard being endangered. Nothing like a bunch of green libs being halted by the same type of arguments that they have used for years to stop people from using their own land.
Imperial Valley is one and the other is the Calico Solar project, which along with the Imperial Valley will produce about 1,550 megawatts of clean, renewable energy annually."
What? This doesn't make sense. It's like saying "I run far because I run 10 miles per hour every day." The megawatt is NOT a unit of energy, it is a unit of power. The energy produced should be given in units of megawatt-hours. The measurement should be megawatt-hours.
The 1550 megawatts power number is when the sun is shining in the middle of a summer day. Take into account nights, low morning, evening and winter sun angles and short winter days and you are down to 25% of that. This is percentage is called Capacity Factor, everyone in the business knows what it is, yet they prefer the summer-midday-sun figure since most listeners will be fooled since they are not technical power people and don't understand the difference. This is deliberate fraud. Oh and by the way, solar power needs water to produce electric, so there goes their water supply! Nothing is sacred!
If they would speak in megawatt-hours produced they would not be able to lie so easily.
This is nothing but a land grab by the Federal Government. The Feds are buying this land and a lot of other land that hasn't come to our attention yet. Then they make it into recreation areas for the public The wind mills are just a diversion. This is so typical of the progressives. They won't show respect for the American Indian but they will bow down to American Muslims...we still have more work to do to vote the rest of the progressives out! Rome wasn't built in a day. And the Socialist's, Marxist's, and Communist's, excuse me! Progressive's have been quietly digging in since 1900. They won't go down without a fight!
(Are they going to dismantel the solar panels at the largest solar farm failure in Europe located in France and set them up on Indian land? and get paid for it?)
Solar panels belong on buildings, not hundreds of miles from the usage. This causes no environmental problems or profits for PG&E or Edison Co, there in lies the problem. Most property owners in the south west, can produce their own power and bypass a middleman that is Gov. controled [PUC] or taxed, fined, fees, and litigated, which must be paid by the consumer. This has more to do with Gov. taxes, and other extortion than it does "green" or shovel ready. There are questions that true environmentalists should be asking that are more important than a lizard.
I have so many problems with this issue I don't know where to begin, but I'll try.
Native Americans have little to hang on to beyond their heritage and faith, living mostly on land nobody thought would have any value...but then oil, coal, uranium, and lets not forget the gemstones and artifacts among this worthless barren land is found, then a place to put solar panels...or uranium deposits...whatever.
So, we take some of it back through government action. I don't like lawyers, but in this case any legal obstacles that can be thrown in front of this wasteful, thoughtless project I will applaud!
Secondly, since when do we talk about creating American jobs and then contract with a foreign firm to do taxpayer funded projects. Obama is so full of it!
Third, I gag when I see all of those stupid "windmills" ruining our beautiful foothills and valleys in California. Doesn't anyone else find those things offensive? I'd rather have deep water oil rigs off the coast than those panels and windmills all over our landscape. What the heck?
Fourth, the Native Americans shouldn't have to make the argument about their religious faith being compromised by the government's actions...just look at what it has done for Christians. Seems religion is getting to be not a viable reason! If it's not Alla they seem to think it's not a religion.
As for the archeological sites and wildlife habitats, specifically that of the flat-tailed horned lizard, which has a part in the tribe’s religious creation stories. They cared not for the Navajo's archeological sites and wildlife habitat, as they ripped up and destroyed hyrogliphic's and ancient graveyards, sacred plants that are no linger in existence. And
I also have serious issues about relocating 12,000 Tribesmen off their lands so that coal and yellowcake could be extracted, leaving them to face hardships .
Tribal peoples of America are independent nations with whom we have treaties. Technically they would have no claim on tax dollars except where individuals have acquired Social Security numbers and paid into this scheme plan. Independent nations cannot sue in our courts without express permission of state or federal government. Since a foreign company is also involved, it is obviously a "stimulus" to the foreign country in which they are incorporated - not America.
I thought that the US Government had no authority on Indian Land? More Obama Theft?
Exactly. The FBI is allowed for things like murder. The UN is who we go to for most everything else.
Why would they want to put them in the desert anyway? Solar panels belong on the facilities using the energy produced by them. I support the Quechan on this one.
This admin. is always trying to circumvent the law of the land.
Solar fields are very water intensive. Where are they going to get the water, there is little left in the Colorado River for that area! Also, if they do built the solar field the water usage would deplete the Tribes own water supply as what happened on the Hopi Reservation here in Arizona. The Hopi eventually terminated their long contract with Peabody Coal so that their springs would flow again. The Hopi have strict tribal laws against casino's on sacred lands, they invest in real estate in Northern Arizona for tribal income.
Don't be fooled by the 1550 megawatt number from Tessera, the project owner. That number is when the sun is shining on a hot summer day. Take into account nights, low sun angles in morning, evenings and winter, and short winter days, and the real number is one quarter of that.
Having been a party to the Energy Commission hearings, Tessera's claim of 'lengthy and thorough conversations with Native Americans and other interested parties' is fiction.
The project, like other fast-track desert solar projects, will get free government money to get it started, then the government will take all risk by providing a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. Electricity rates paid to Tessera are secret - Tessera says their contract prohibits disclosure. The result: Public money, credit and land are being used for a project not US owned, and we don't even get to know how much electricity will cost.
AL GORE has his money in it ...IN ENGLAND
Another costly, make-work, feel-good, high-maintenance "green" project. Solar generates very little power for the investment, it requires constant upkeep, and the panels have to be replaced every so often. Check out the solar power array in Andalusia, Spain - they have 24/7 crews going around replacing malfunctioning panels, drive motors, etc. No doubt costs a nice pile of Euros for that maintenance, and that cost is no doubt passed on to the end users.
_______________ Down South, We Say "We Should Have Picked Our Own Cotton
" I Bet the American Indian, Wish's They had Scalped The First White Man That landed Here Now.. These Poor People Have been Ignored, Miss-Treated, Lied Too, Raped and Stolen From For 500 Years Now.. Guess They Don't Breed Like Rats and Produce As Many Voters, As Some Races I Could, But, Wont Speak Of...The Government Blabs, Its The Way They Choose To Live. B/S,B/S, B/S""_________ Go Out To Window Rock AZ. Or Red Bud S.D. And See Them Haul Barrels Of Water 25 or 35 Miles, Through +++ The Desolate Wasteland +++ The Great White Father In Washington D.C., Put Them On!
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
BUSTED! Conyers Meets With Marxists - How Democrat Politics REALLY Works
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 11:50 PM PDT
This may be one of the most important articles New Zeal has ever posted. Please read it. Digest it. Act on it.
The pictures on this blog did not come through with this blog, sorry.
This post proves a point I have long made: that Democratic Congressmen are willing to collude with marxists in order to promote socialist legislation and to influence the political direction of the United States.
This is how the modern Democratic Party actually works - in partnership (often junior partnership, at that) with hard core marxists.
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D MI), chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee has been caught on tape, meeting with members of the U.S.'s largest marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America.
The tape clearly shows Conyers treating the marxists as friends. He continually refers to the gathering as "we", as he urges the comrades to rally behind his "beloved 44th president", Barack Obama.
The tape, posted on the D.S.A. Vimeo site, was filmed before the recent One Nation Rally in Washington DC, and shows Conyers speaking to a meeting of D.S.A. members in what appears to be an hotel room.
The website clearly states that this is a D.S.A. meeting and Conyers is introduced to the gathering by D.S.A. National director Frank Llewellyn. Prominent Boston D.S.A. member David Duhalde appears on the right, behind Llewellyn, wearing a beard, black T shirt and a cap.
In the first few seconds, Conyers is introduced by Frank Llewellyn as the "only congressman endorsed by Martin Luther King".
Llewellyn then notes Conyers' "long support for HR 676, the single payer Bill that this organization [D.S.A.] has long supported".
D.S.A. has indeed "long supported HR 676", which sprang from the "single payer" health care movement midwived by Chicago physician and D.S.A. member Quentin Young - a close personal friend of both John Conyers and President Barack Obama.
At about 34 seconds Llewellyn states, "many might not know that John is in the process of introducing sweeping legislation to address the jobs crisis - which is certainly one of the most important crises we face and one of the reasons why we're all here today."
At 60 seconds Conyers starts talking, addressing Frank Llewellyn by name and then says,
"Its good to know that a lot of my Michigan and Detroit and Grosse Point people are here. David Green, and Dave and Herman and probably others."
David Green is a leader of both Michigan and national D.S.A. Green visited Cuba in 2009 and proved his marxism with this statement in the Spring 2007 issue of D.S.A.'s Democratic Left.
"What distinguishes socialists from other progressives is the theory of surplus value. According to Marx, the secret of surplus value is that workers are a source of more value than they receive in wages. The capitalist is able to capture surplus value through his ownership of the means of production, his right to purchase labor as a commodity, his control over the production process, and his ownership of the final product. Surplus value is the measure of capital’s exploitation of labor
Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production. Our immediate task is to limit the capitalist class’s prerogatives in the workplace...
In the short run we must at least minimize the degree of exploitation of workers by capitalists. We can accomplish this by promoting full employment policies, passing local living wage laws, but most of all by increasing the union movement’s power...
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) provides an excellent organizing tool (i.e., tactic) through which we can pursue our socialist strategy while simultaneously engaging the broader electorate on an issue of economic populism.
This is one of John Conyers' "people". Coincidentally Conyers is also a big fan of the EFCA.
After a "new agey" rave about the "oneness" of everything (cut out of this video), Conyers thanks the gathering for coming to the march and at 1:30 minutes goes on to say:
"This is an important event, that we don't doubt will be played down and misinterpreted by the corporate media...We understand the significance of it. We know that when unions, political ideology, clergy, labor, civil rights come together... and just people that are progressive enough to see in this one World concept, that we're all in this together, it makes certain things easy to understand where we're coming from."
At 2:25 minutes, Conyers talks about "peace" and Dennis Kucinich.
"Overriding it all is the quest for peace in the world...and I am firmly supporting Congressman Dennis Kucinich's measure that would make a Department of Peace in the United States Federal government." (applause)
John Conyers was once an affiliate of the Soviet front World Peace Council. Like Kucinich, Conyers also has a long history with the Communist Party USA, which has consistently advocated such measures.
At 4:20 minutes, Conyers moves on to the "question of my beloved 44th president of the United States."
Conyers criticizes America's war in Afghanistan and how "we" need to "make it clear to him, through all the usual means of communication, including pickets and protests....there probably isn't anybody above the 10th grade who doesnt know that you cannot win a war in Afghanistan." (laughter).
At 7:35 minutes Conyers says of Obama;
"I respect him, I support him... I say that all against the backdrop, of the fact that in 2012, there is a highly organized effort to make sure that he is a one term president.
This started even before he was sworn in. It's grown... I only mention the Tea Party, because it is small and dismissible, but there are much more serious and affluent sources behind this effort to interfere with a re-election campaign of Obama... I've got to ensure he is re-elected 2 years from now. That calls for some balancing, but not a whole lot from where I stand."
At 6.10 minutes Conyers goes on to deal with how those assembled need to help Obama.
"I see that us making him more cooperative with our plans is going to strengthen him and not weaken him... (applause) And to have this press secretary of his denouncing the left is an automatically dismissible act, if I were president...
The whole point is that, trashing progressives and the left, and at the same time watching your ratings go down - gee... what's so difficult about figuring that out?... Whose job do you think it is to get him straightened out and get him on the right track? Ours! Ours!" (applause)
D.S.A. has tried to publicly distance itself from Obama in recent times, though they have a twenty seven year history with the President. Even Conyers has publicly criticized the President.
Clearly, John Conyers understands he is among friends, who are just as pro-Obama as he is. In private, Conyers and D.S.A. are right behind their man.
Like Obama, John Conyers has a long history with D.S.A.
John Conyers was a special guest on day one of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee/New American Movement Unity Convention in Detroit March 21/22 1982, that resulted in the formation of D.S.A.
In 2003 John Conyers was a keynote speaker at the D.S.A. national conference in Detroit - with 2008 Obama Black Advisory Council member Cornel West and the first journalist to promote obama on the national stage, the Washington Post's Harold Meyerson.
In 2005 D.S.A'.s Democratic Left -Spring edition, called "Congressman John Conyers (a key D.S.A. ally in Congress)..."
The real secret of contemporary U.S. Politics is this:
Under today's Democratic Party, much of the legislation they push for is not made by Democrats. It is actually formulated by organizations close to D.S.A. and the Communist Party. It is then infiltrated into Congress by socialist sympathizers like John Conyers and his comrades, in the more than eighty strong, D.S.A. co-founded Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Socialized health care, the grossly mis-named Employee Free Choice Act, the current push to "normalize" relations with Cuba, even the campaign for a national holiday in honor of D.S.A. and the Communist Party's best friend Cesar Chavez, are all communist/socialist initiatives.
If this sounds far fetched, remember that in most U.S. states the Democratic Party is almost totally dependent on labor unions for manpower and money.
Since D.S.A. member John Sweeney became president of the AFL-CIO in 1995, the once anti-communist U.S. labor movement has come under near complete marxist control.
Barack Obama, John Sweeney
He who pays the piper, calls the tune.
The Democrats simply put a "respectable" face on policies originated by tiny, but hugely influential marxist sects.
Think of it this way. Just as the Mafia once used "respectable" front-men to control Las Vegas casinos, the marxists use "respectable" Democrats, kept in line with labor union "muscle" to control your Houses of Congress.
That's how it works America.
If you don't start throwing the Democrats out of office come November, your children may inherit a country permanently ruled by these people.