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Oodham protest US Border Patrol disruption of ceremonies

July 17, 2013


 



 
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CENSORED NEWS: O’odham protest US Border Patrol disruption of ceremonies

 


SELLS, Arizona — The Oodham Voice against the Wall will protest the US Border Patrol invasion of their lands, and disruption of their ceremonies on Tuesday, July 16, and Friday, July 26, 2013.

Our message is that we as traditional Oodham are still here, carrying out the ceremonies and maintaining the balance, said Ofelia Rivas, Oodham founder of Oodham Voice against the Wall.


During this time of Oodham ceremonies, traditional Oodham are demanding a halt to the interference of Oodham ceremonies by US Border Patrol agents.


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Apr 16, 2012
Senator Jim Webb in Retrospect

After living and working within the Burmese community, visiting temples and celebrating Thingyan I found myself in an interesting position. The issue of Senator Jim Webb’s visit to Burma came into focus and though I disagreed with the lifting of sanctions I also found myself defending the senator from angry some expatriates from Burma. What will this do to my image? They were more saddened and felt betrayed after learning about his latest trip and listening to his speech about rewarding the regime and frankly my boxers were in a knot as well.


Though the good senator and I do not see eye to eye on the sanctions issue that does not mean I hate the guy for he is truly an iconic American hero who proved his mettle as a Marine in the jungles of Vietnam. With a Navy Cross, Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple hearts he has more than proven his courage and valor in the heat of combat and earned his place in American politics. In fact, if he were in contention for the Oval Office he would have my vote hands down for he is a true America hero who spilled his blood in the defense of his fellow countrymen. Prior military service should be a prerequisite for commander and chief anyway. But that’s another story.


In researching his record I found a man who has served his nation in many capacities and spent a lifetime in the service of the less fortunate. Senator Webb is a cut above other higher profile senators and congressmen who’ve used their positions to commit criminally abhorrent activities in recent years. Some of his colleagues deserve the Benedict Arnold Award for their conduct while in office. Such is not the case for Sen. Webb but alas there is a bug in the ointment when it comes to the sanction issue in Burma. In all reality the issue of sanctions in Burma is a two pronged sword writhe with contradictions, misinformation, fear and distrust.


On one hand it is said sanctions have worked since they did force the junta’s hand in offering change. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy were allowed to participate in the recent bi-election winning 43 of the 44 seats in Parliament. President Thein Sein has become the face of reform and the people of Burma have begun to see and experience some of these changes. Movement within Burma has eased as the government struggles to meet the demands needed to have sanctions lifted.


On the other hand lifting sanctions would give the general population of Burma opportunities and a chance to prosper once again. It was well noted by friends who commute to Burma that only the average citizen bore the brunt of sanctions. The junta was well financed part and parcel by international corporations who never ceased operations in spite of sanctions imposed by the United Nations. In essence the sanctions were a failure from this perspective.


Asian politics can not be addressed simply from two sides. Much like Hindu Goddess Durga with many arms there are more hands or sides to consider in this equation. On yet another hand there are over 900 political prisoners still held in prisons around Burma who have yet to see daylight. The fact drug dealers and murderers were given amnesty over political prisoners is still a very real point of contention. Though the Karen signed a ‘landmark’ ceasefire this is not the first landmark ceasefire the Karen signed in the last year. According to many Karen I’ve spoken to they simply ask why this ceasefire is any different than the others the junta violated. People still receive word from home about atrocities being committed by Burmese soldiers and the ink is still not dry on the latest agreement.


Another issue is the contention the 2008 Constitutional Referendum was a clear violation of the constitution in the first place. The ballot initiative was marred by wholesale fraud, intimidation and death. But it did pave the way for the election of 2010 once it was ratified. The fact the constitution gave the minority military parliament member’s the final say regardless of majority votes further called into question the validity of reform. The fiasco with America bonehead John William Yethaw who allegedly swam Inya Lake to Suu Kyi’s abode near election time caused her to be conveniently ousted from contention. This raised many eyebrows casting further doubts in the validity of the election. To make matters more convoluted was the fact General Than Shwe ‘retired’ his top generals to form political parties and run for office in the new ‘civilian’ government. What was the point since no matter who was to be elected as president or parliament they still ultimately required approval from Naypyidaw via the minority seats held by the military.


As Senator Webb struggles to find a solution to the issues of Burma it is more than clear he is faced with a daunting challenge because there are more factors to this issue than I have room to divulge in one story. Dare I mention the 10’s of millions of Chinese who claim Kachin alliances and blood lineage who are watching intently? This has become a very real hotbed of contention deep within the Chinese Communist Party and could possibly lead to internal strife as the world, including China makes, their move on Kachinland. There are no ‘two sides’ to this story since other alliances date back thousands of years. I also find myself with ancestral ties that lead me back to Kachinland. China is learning the hard way some alliances run deeper and further back than their pseudo Confucius ideological principle. As the west chooses a side it is clear they are not aware of ‘other side’s’ that must be considered when it comes to lifting sanction and the fate of Kachinland. Turning ones back on the Kachin may cause animosities from cultures they are not fully cognizant of.


And if this were not enough to contend with, let’s toss in the religion factor. We have the Buddhists on one side and Christians on another it would appear. Add the Muslims, Catholics and other dogma’s into Burma’s hodgepodge of differences and the whole concept of democracy gets totally lost in the quagmire. How can any side or dogma purport the cause for democracy, even disciplined democracy when they are diametrically opposed to dogmas other than their own? Surely none of these ideological principles justify the destruction of faiths or ideologies from another, but blood still flows regardless. Ancient tribal rivalries throughout Burma and adjoining regions are another factor that plays heavily into the matrix of this nation’s complex equation. Stateside conflicts between ethnic and religious groups rage out of sight from American eyes but they do offering a microcosm of what is happening in Burma if one is fortunate or unfortunate enough to witness them.


I have friends and family from all faiths and ideological principles from Burma. Some travel back and fourth from Burma while others are in constant communications with loved ones on a daily basis. Notably I have friends and family within the Jinghpaw community and I am privy to what is really happening directly from Kachinland, media blackout or not. I also have friends within the Karen, Mon, Shan, Bama and other ethnic groups who share experiences and news from within Burma. Talk about a bi-polar response to the lifting of sanctions. For every point there is another equally valid counter point until I bring up the issue of the killing of innocent civilians. That throws a monkey wrench in even the most elaborate argument to lift sanctions, well except for a small minority who cling to tribal differences.


Within my tribal tradition there is no such thing as a ‘greater good’ since there is no excuse for the justification of murdering one culture over another. Eugenics, ethnic cleansing and genocide are not in my vocabulary nor acceptable within my primitive indigenous ideology. My people already experienced genocide as well as the non response from an ambivalent world. What was the greater good in killing off the indigenous people of the America’s, Manifest Destiny? I look at religion the same way, just because someone follows an ideological principle other than mine is no justification for allowing them to be sacrificed for a greater good, it is just an excuse.


So my position is really quite simply, as long as Kachin blood is being spilled I have a moral and ethnical obligation to stand my ground on the sanctions issue since I can’t find justification in their murder. Some of them are my relations and I would be a fool not to stand by them in their hour of need. Just so people can have more prosperity and a few extra bucks in their pockets is no justification to allow for people to be killed, Christian or Buddhist. Material gain over human life is the impetus of butchers not civilized human beings. If the junta really wants to show the world Burma is truly changing they should cease killing Kachin and other ethnic groups and respect their autonomous territory. But tossing the Kachin to the Wolves for the sake of commerce is morally wrong by Buddhist and other dogmatic principles. Profiteering from such a lapse in moral judgment would be nothing more than accepting blood money.


If I could only bend Senator Webb’s ear for one second I know between the Jinghpaw, Jim and Thein Sein, they could come up with a plan to lift sanctions that would bare fruit for everyone. Of course the release of the 900+ political prisoners would need to be addressed as well. How could these imprisoned people have been forgotten anyway? There is no question Thein Sein’s government would show face and a real move towards democracy if the issue of Kachinland and the political prisoners were addressed in earnest and expeditiously. Burma would regain its crown as the hub of commerce once again and the need to horde scant riches would not be necessary. The alliances Jim could foster with the Jinghpaw would be more far reaching than he could possibly imagine within the Asian world. And he would be recognized in Kachinland for the gallantry he is noted for. I could hook him up if he wanted. 


But for now I guess I will continue pee in the sandbox of world politics.


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Posted: Apr 16, 2012 6:04pm
Jan 15, 2010

Jan 15, '10 5:47 AM
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China’s BYD Auto Sent to Invade Struggling US Auto Markets


Posted in America’s with tags Bill Clinton, BYD Motors, China, Chinese Slave Labor, Trade Deficit, US Auto Industry on January 15, 2010 by buffalohair


With US industries moving to China for cheap labor and no environmental laws it is clear China and ruthless industrialists have targeted the US again. This time they plan to sell cars made in China further crippling the western industries. Knowing what we do about China’s reputation for selling tainted milk, deadly dog food, bogus dry wall and a host of other tainted and deadly products, *BYD should offer us spectacular auto accidents and more untold loss of life. But since it’s all about the corporate bottom line the loss of life is simply collateral damage and well worth the profits.


US and Canadian jobs and industries have been moved to China leaving the western hemisphere in economical shambles. Since Bill Clinton opened the flood gates of China’s sub standard goods the US and Canadian consumer has paid dearly in the loss of life and defective products. With recalls coming from once quality manufacturers who chose to utilize China’s burgeoning slave labor resources it is clear pride in manufacture has gone by the wayside. Likened to trash in a wrapper Chinese goods have flooded the market place with their cheaper and sub standard goods killing people and pets. The Chinese drywall fiasco added in crippling the housing markets with drywall that destroys wiring and poses major health risks. And this was not an isolated event since millions of homes have become unfit for human or beast from the contaminated drywall.


Insult to injury is the beat way to describe this calculated move to push Chinese cars on the US market. With China deeply encrusted in crimes against humanity, volumes of atrocities are accredited to their portfolio. It is clear their products are drenched in human suffering with China’s bustling Gulag system. The world has grown complacent and only worry about saving a few bucks regardless of how many people died in the manufacture of cheap goods. It is obvious to see why the world as a whole will suffer in coming years for their ambivalence. Knowing what China does to retain cheap prices should have been a major red flag for all consumers but it was not. In fact people have made excuses to justify why they continue to buy goods that are drenched in tyranny making them enablers and financiers of rape, murder and slave labor. Since they support China and China’s human rights violations, in turn they will enjoy the fruits of their ignorance. This is the Time of Change and everyone on Earth is rallying to one side or another either consciously or sub consciously. It’s all about good or evil and the side you choose will affect your destiny. What appears cheap now will garner a hefty price.


It will be interesting to note who jumps on China’s bandwagon to sell these road bombs. Who wants to side with torture, rape and murder? We shall soon see since it was rumored Volvo was considering a working partnership with Chinese tyranny. In any event the culprits of greed will soon make themselves shamelessly known as agents for China’s economy and traitors to their homeland. With blood on their hands they will sell Chinese garbage at the expense of US and Canadian workers who were betrayed by the countries they helped build.


So I guess its OK to sell out our nations industries and workers for the sake of the corporate bottom line. US auto industries who’ve abandoned America for China also plan to sell their cheap second rate junk back to America. Ironically China’s electric cars are targeted for US consumption while they continue to drive Hummers and other gas bombs. What about all the global warming hog wash? Guess it only matters if you come from America since we are the bad guys; just ask our president and Hillary Clinton. They will tell you its all America’s fault.

* http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/01/14/2010011400381.html

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Posted: Jan 15, 2010 4:31am
Nov 19, 2009
Asteroid Explodes Over Western USA

 

Posted in Paranormal and Bump in the Night with tags Asteroid Explosion Over Western US, Earth Changes, fireball in the sky, Leonid meteor shower on November 19, 2009 by buffalohair

 

Don BrownDon Brown As astronomers and star gazers watched the waning moments of the spectacular Leonid meteor shower at about 12 midnight November 17th the sky was ablaze as an *asteroid of some kind flew into Earths atmosphere. Then it exploded shaking the earth and turning the night into day according to witnesses. In its wake it left a twisting electric-blue cloud that was still visible at dawn 6 hours after the explosion. The phenomenon was witnessed in a tri state area including Colorado, Utah and Idaho. It was estimated the explosion was the equivalent of 1 kiloton of TNT according to members of the scientific community.

 

While all this was going on, I was in my jammies snuggled up next to my dog, Bear. So if that asteroid decided to make its way all the way down to the Earth I would have pulverized and blasted me to smithereens. 1 kiloton of TNT would have disrupted traffic on the Hollywood Freeway and left many Los Angelinos in the same boat as I if it landed in an urban setting. After all that’s about 1,000 tons of TNT, the equivalent of a small nuclear bomb. In any event contact with the Earth would have devastated any community on the planet.

 

Makes one wonder about those inscriptions etched on stones across the globe by the ancients. Medieval art has already portrayed shooting stars and alien ships in the skies over Europe. Oral traditions speak of fire from the skies during the time of change. Some people keep saying that it’s the end of the Earth but from a traditional point of view, it’s only the end of a cycle. There is no question that all dogmas speak of a variety of ways the Earth will change. For my people the change will come in a variety of ways since the elements of the four directions would be leading the way. The fire in the sky routine will be an added attraction as mankind witness’s events never known to exist from a scientific perspective. In reality science will soon discover how primitive our science really is. Maybe if the Europeans did not burn down the libraries of the Maya destroying millions of codices they would have gained more knowledge of the cosmos. Possibly they would have known what lay in store for humanity. Then again, maybe they did and that is why select groups are Japan 1803hording wealth and building underground shelters around the planet.

 

There is no one event that will alter man’s destiny but a multitude of events and they will vary in their magnitude and ferocity. Some will undoubtedly be catastrophic events with international overtones while others will simply destroy regions within nations. For all intents and purposes the media and politicians will have to concede that something is afoot that is completely out of man’s control. The Earth is poised for radical change on many plains. With heightened volcanic activity along a 40,000 mile long crack in the Earths crusty it is obvious Ma Earth has plans that do not coincide with man’s agenda. And there is no price tag man can place to alter the totality of change we will soon undergo in the coming years. It’s a foolish notion at best that mankind can buy their way out of the cycle of change though.

 

As for the fire ball in the western skies it has raised more questions than answers as researchers try to discover exactly what it was as well as explain the ring of smoke that lingered in the morning sky. Apparently no one saw it coming and that was a bit worrisome. But now scientists are trying to configure it’s trajectory to determine where the debris field might be. Let the games begin as we enter into a new phase of Earth Changes and personally I am glad. Change is overdue since mankind has lost sight of what was really important in life. Greed and material lusting has turned nations into petty Oligarchy’s writhe with hatred and deception.

 

Whether I survive the changes or not is of no consequence to me for I know where I will go whence I leave this plain. I will continue my journey when I am free from the bonds of this world for life is but a moment in the grand scheme of things. The meek shall inherit the Earth they say. What an adventure it will be to forge a new beginning for mankind though. It will be like resetting the proverbial clock for humanity. For those who believe it will be the end of the Earth I don’t know what to tell you other than possibly it will be the end of the Earth, for you anyway. In the meantime I will sit with my cousin on our lawn chairs sipping ice tea and eating moose meat jerky while gazing at the stars hoping to catch a glimpse of the greatest show on Earth, the time of change.

 

* http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8714738

 

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