View Poll Results: Can the red man get ahead, man?

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  • Yes, unless they live on a reservation

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  • No, unless they have a casino

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I vote for Wilma Mankiller for president. She is the former chief of the Cherokee Nation. Her husband Charlie Lee Soap would also make an excellent first man.
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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Why don't all the reservations pool the casino profits and divide them equally among all band members?

    It sucks for some reservations to be in the boonies and not be able to incorporate casino's successfully.
    I know that the tribes in my area, that have casinos, give money to the members in their tribe. I think the last time I heard, the Puyallup Tribal Indians were receiving around $2,000 a month. The Muckleshoot Tribal Members (I heard) was getting much more than that.

    But yes, there are more poor tribes than wealthy ones.

    I'm not keen on monopolies though so I wish that the laws would change so other businesses could have slots and smoking at their place of business. Competition is good for the economy. I think it would create more business, more jobs, more revenue for our city. Right now the laws in my area prohibit businesses from slots/smoking so they only place to go is to the tribal casinos.


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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    The federal government owes Native American tribes billions of dollars with interest.

    Seriously, though, we took everything they had. Then we sent most of them to the ****tiest place on the continent (Oklahoma). Then we decided that was no longer viable and took most of that.

    We, as in US soldiers, massacred hundreds of Native Americans in several different instances. America is founded on their blood, taken by a racist society which had the goal of eradication.
    Call me insensitive... but that's how the cookie crumbles.

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Actually early immigrants and people moving west were trying to peacefully relocate when the indians kept attacking them and the first indian killings were in self defense but usually the group of travelers or homesteaders got slaughtered.. Finally the growing populations of whites were organized and strong enough to address this issue in greater force and it just kept escelating.
    Actually some of the earliest immigrants couldn't support themselves during the harsh winter and resorted to stealing from the Indians. Indian raids were trumped up to inspire hatred and promote the racist society that came to be. I hope you see how ridiculous it is to say the Native Americans are where they are now because of our "self-defense".

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Actually some of the earliest immigrants couldn't support themselves during the harsh winter and resorted to stealing from the Indians. Indian raids were trumped up to inspire hatred and promote the racist society that came to be. I hope you see how ridiculous it is to say the Native Americans are where they are now because of our "self-defense".
    I know. The same people who say these things about the Native Americans would go ballistic, say, if we defended the illegal immigrant invasion on the same rationale.

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I don't know, I think it is alot harder for them to get ahead. Can anyone name one prominent Native American in the US right now?
    Johnny Depp.

    Oh wait he ditched us to live in france.

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Johnny Depp.

    Oh wait he ditched us to live in france.
    Depp is Irish and german.
    He allegedly has a great-grandmother who's part Cherokee.

    Sorry, but that doesn't make him a "red man".

    Come to Texas, and you won't find a white person who doesn't have a mexican or native American ancestor hidden in a closet somewhere, three or four generations back.

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Depp is Irish and german.
    He allegedly has a great-grandmother who's part Cherokee.

    Sorry, but that doesn't make him a "red man".

    Come to Texas, and you won't find a white person who doesn't have a mexican or native American ancestor hidden in a closet somewhere, three or four generations back.
    Look if Obama is black Depp's an Indian. Fair is fair.

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    How 'bout Benjamin Bratt. He's hot. I read he was part native american. I think.

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    Re: Can the red man get ahead, man?

    Indian President of the United States...
    Let's be Politically Correct here, folks.

    Native American President of the United States.
    Or better yet

    [insert tribe name here] President of the United States.

    Might be pretty sweet. I don't think Palin has a chance against Sitting Dolphin.
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