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    Re: FBI Seizes Thousands of Artifacts from rural Indiana Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I don't consider it theft if the old guy has been walking around, picking up arrowheads off the ground for the last 80 years. If that's the case, every treasure hunter in the entire world has just been rendered unemployed, and a potential felon.
    Y'all want protected classes that can make the government jump everytime they get butt hurt about something. Well, here ya go.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: FBI Seizes Thousands of Artifacts from rural Indiana Home

    Quote Originally Posted by hado117 View Post
    If i am 25% native american do 25% of the artifacts belong to me?
    No, the government owns it. The government owns everything.

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    Re: FBI Seizes Thousands of Artifacts from rural Indiana Home

    When does something become "an artifact?"

    People have been making and selling stuff for thousands of years. Where is the presumption it was "dug up?" Maybe it has just been sold and give away for hundreds or thousands of years.

    Remember, the Supreme Court has ruled that if the government seizes ANYTHING from you, unless you can prove at your burden of costs that you did NOT obtain it illegally it's the governments. Even then, you are out tens of thousands or more in attorney fees just to try to get it back.

    Hell, a rusting out 1950s abandoned mobile home shot full of holes and all the windows busted out could be called "a Native American artifact over half a century old."

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    Re: FBI Seizes Thousands of Artifacts from rural Indiana Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Suspicion is not probable cause.

    Maybe he had an Indian friend he inherited them from. Unless you know the facts... speculation and suspicion is not probable cause.
    Like I said I don't know the facts and neither do you because the article in the OP was a joke. Journalist these days do not follow the age old rules of journalism. Who, what, when, where, why.

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    Re: FBI Seizes Thousands of Artifacts from rural Indiana Home

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post

    You may not care, and you may do as you please.

    But the way you're talking it sounds like you have a right, by law, to do those things.

    And most likely, almost certainly, you don't.
    My point is that most of these cultural demands by these tribes are ridiculous. I am not advocating raiding burial grounds on public land but that being said---- well, they need to grow up a little. When was the last time you saw Norwegians and Swedes getting their panties in a bunch because someone discovered an ancient Viking burial ground? My point is that some of these folks are acting silly and infantile. Besides, some of these "folks" are not even full or even half native American. Being able to say you are 1/16th Lakota does not make you Chief Sitting Bull.

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post

    [financial compensation] That's another matter entirely, and I don't entirely disagree with your sentiment.
    Glad to hear that.

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