On Thu, 01 Nov 2007 10:09:17 +1300, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
Really? Look at your sentence up there. Aboriginies? Existance?
Ignorance must be such bliss to you.
Besides, mate, you discuss things from your own warped perspective
rather than reality. When I joke about it, you get hostile. Grow up.
Greg. Be a real man for a change. Stop your political rantings and
do try to apply yourself to model railroading for a while.
If anything, the situation here is worse, thanks to decades of
governmental paternalism, the various churches, and large scale
disinterest on the part of "White Ausrtalia"...
But there are signs that people here might have woken up to the fact
that indigenous Australians are generally treated like shit, and things
are starting to change - at last.
Yes, alone with only their 99 year leases on most of the land in Palm
Springs, their casinos, and all those billions of dollars of gambling income
to keep them warm. (This ain't the 1950s any more, Greg. A large number of
California's Native American tribes are doing quite well, thank you.)
Matter of fact, they're doing so well that they've learned to behave just
like well-off European-Americans, I.E., many of the casino-owning tribes are
currently purging their tribal roles of members they don't care for; cutting
them off from the tribal income and throwing them back onto welfare while at
the same time accidentally (whoops!) turning themselves from mere
multi-millionaires into multi-multi-multi-millionaires.
Ah, the noble savage...
I'm not sure that we're arguing.
Lots of tribal money is great, but the Indians are still individuals.
Individuals need fulfilling lives to prosper - being handed a wad of
money and a case of beer while sitting in a casino car park in the
desert doesn't cut it.
Your frequently arrogant New Zealand-centric posts say otherwise.
Given a choice between poverty and riches, darn near all the Native
Americans opt for the riches.
Can't understand it myself.
BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "Noted for it's corruption" by self-satisfied prigs.
You want corruption? Try any place in central or south America, Africa, the
middle east, or greater Asia; then get back to us. On an international scale
of one to ten, the US rates somewhere around a 3. Maybe.
I've *lived* it, doofus. Try touring through Mexico on a motorcycle some
time if you'd care to learn the meaning of "corrupt"! Cops there will often
stop you three of four times a day, and if you don't pay them off then
you're going to jail and will never see your bike or any of your possessions
Yeah the USA's such an *awful* place! It's hard to understand why thousands
of people are busting thier ass trying to get here by hook or by crook every
Must all be lunatics.
People generally try to move from places where life is untenable to
somewhere better - that would make the USA better than Mexico, Cuba,
Columbia ... WOW!
Meanwhile here in New Zealand we're being over-run with escaping yanks.
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