WOW… and “WE” are to accept without comment the word of a representative from a BU$H family devastated nation because…???

…WOW… and “WE” are to accept without comment the word of a representative from a BU$H family devastated nation because…???

I Had Dinner With the Afghan Ambassador. What He Said About the Differences Between Trump, Obama Is


03-25-2017 • arclein ….What can be agreed upon is the screeching, grinding halt President Obama put on this brand of diplomatic dealings. From Obama’s maiden voyage abroad, what some tritely coined an "American Apology Tour," the president accepted and advocated a diminished American presence on the international stage. His administration dealt with a light, often  Read Full Story…Reported By Robert Klein

…In TRUMP America you have no

…In TRUMP America you have no privacy & if he gets his way no social services … like quality education … health care …No freedom of speech … no right to assembly …

The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy

The rules prohibit Internet providers from using your data without your permission.

By Brian Fung  •  Read more »


The CIA may have hacked iPhones and Macs before they even got to customers, but probably not yours

WikiLeaks says the CIA hacked iPhones and Macs, but it was very targeted.


The query ought to be why is WATER … NOT… sacred to all AMERICANS…

…The query ought to be why is WATER … NOT… sacred to all AMERICANS…

Why Is Water Sacred to Native Americans?

For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life—it’s the place of the divine.

By Rosalyn R. LaPier / The Conversation  ,,,The Lakota phrase “Mní wičhóni,” or “Water is life,” has become a new national protest anthem.

It was chanted by 5,000 marchers at the Native Nations March in Washington, D.C. on March 10, and during hundreds of protests across the United States in the last year. “Mní wičhóni” became the anthem of the almost year-long struggle to stop the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota.

This chant mirrors the civil rights anthems of the past, which emerged out of the African-American church. “Mní wičhóni” in the Lakota language also has spiritual meaning, which is rooted in a connection to nature. As a Native American scholar of environment and religion, I understand what makes the relationship between Native people and the natural world unique.

For Native Americans, water does not only sustain life – it is sacred.

Water and the American West  …The Great Plains of North America, home to the Lakota, the Blackfeet and other tribes, is a dry, arid place. The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to control and retain water in this “Great American desert,” as it was described in the early 19th century.

Geologist John Wesley Powell, an early director of the U.S. Geological Survey, pointed out in an important 1878 government study that the defining characteristic of the Great Plains and the West was its lack of water. He attempted to promote land ownership that was based on watersheds, instead of dividing land into the rectangular lots still in use today.

Powell also recommended that America adopt a new type of land development – one that worked with nature, so everyone had access to water.

The U.S. government, however, ignored Powell’s ideas. Writing on this issue later, author Wallace Stegner, who was passionate about the West, commented,

The Lakota, the Blackfeet and the other tribes understood how to live with nature. They knew it was best to live within the restrictions of the limited water supply of the Great Plains.

Water as sacred place  …For thousands of years, Native American tribes across the Great Plains developed their own methods of living with the natural world and its limited water supply. They learned both through observation and experiment, arguably a process quite similar to what we might call science today. They also learned from their religious ideas, passed on from generation to generation in the form of stories.

I learned from my grandparents, both members of the Blackfeet tribe in Montana, about the sacredness of water. They shared that the Blackfeet believed in three separate realms of existence – the Earth, sky and water. The Blackfeet believed that humans, or “Niitsitapi,” and Earth beings, or “Ksahkomitapi,” lived in one realm; sky beings, or “Spomitapi,” lived in another realm; and underwater beings, or “Soyiitapi,” lived in yet another realm. The Blackfeet viewed all three worlds as sacred because within them lived the divine.

The water world, in particular, was held in special regard. The Blackfeet believed that in addition to the divine beings, about which they learned from their stories, there were divine animals, such as the beaver. The divine beaver, who could talk to humans, taught the Blackfeet their most important religious ceremony. The Blackfeet needed this ceremony to reaffirm their relationships with the three separate realms of reality.

The Soyiitapi, divine water beings, also instructed the Blackfeet to protect their home, the water world. The Blackfeet could not kill or eat anything living in water; they also could not disturb or pollute water.

The Blackfeet viewed water as a distinct place – a sacred place. It was the home of divine beings and divine animals who taught the Blackfeet religious rituals and moral restrictions on human behavior. It can, in fact, be compared to Mount Sinai of the Old Testament, which was viewed as “holy ground” and where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.

Water as life  ….Native American tribes on the Great Plains knew something else about the relationship between themselves, the beaver and water. They learned through observation that beavers helped create an ecological oasis within a dry and arid landscape.

As Canadian anthropologist R. Grace Morgan hypothesized in her dissertation “Beaver Ecology/Beaver Mythology,” the Blackfeet sanctified the beaver because they understood the natural science and ecology of beaver behavior.

Morgan believed that the Blackfeet did not harm the beaver because beavers built dams on creeks and rivers. Such dams could produce enough of a diversion to create a pond of fresh clean water that allowed an oasis of plant life to grow and wildlife to flourish.

Beaver ponds provided the Blackfeet with water for daily life. The ponds also attracted animals, which meant the Blackfeet did not have to travel long distances to hunt. The Blackfeet did not need to travel for plants used for medicine or food, as well.

Beaver ponds were a win-win for all concerned in “the Great American desert” that modern ecologists and conservationists are beginning to study only now.

For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other tribes of the Great Plains, water was “life.” They understood what it meant to live in a dry arid place, which they expressed through their religion and within their ecological knowledge.

Rights of Mother Earth    Indigenous people from around the world share these beliefs about the sacredness of water.

The government of New Zealand recently recognized the ancestral connection of the Maori people to their water. On March 15, the government passed the “Te Awa Tupua Whanganui River Claims Settlement Bill,” which provides “personhood” status to the Whanganui River, one of the largest rivers on the North Island of New Zealand. This river has come to be recognized as having “all the rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of a legal person” – something the Maori believed all along.

Many other countries have come to view the natural world and water from a similar perspective. In Bolivia, for example, the government passed laws in 2010 and 2012 for the “Law of the Rights of Mother Earth,” which were motivated by the belief that nature has legal rights. The Ecuadorian constitution in 2008 recognized the rights of “Nature, or Pacha Mama,” with “respect for its existence,” which included water.

The United States does not have such laws. This is why the Standing Rock Lakota have been demanding for almost a year a right to clean water – free from the threat of potential environmental harm and to protect its sacredness.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original

…Get over it … U have NO privacy … U R nothing more than $$$ to corporate interest controlling our government … And remember it is “WE” who allow it…

…Get over it … U have NO privacy … U  R  nothing more than $$$ to corporate interest controlling our government … And remember it is “WE” who allow it…


Overnight Regulation: Senate moves to strike Obama-era internet privacy rules
03-24-2017  •  The Hill
Welcome to Overnight Regulation, your daily rundown of news from the federal agencies, courts, Capitol Hill and beyond. It’s Thursday evening here in Washington, where GOP leaders were forced to postpone a vote on their ObamaCare repeal-and-repla


03-24-2017  •
On March 23rd, 2017, the US Senate votes on S.J.Res 34, which would use the Congressional Review Act to strip away online privacy protections gained under the FCC and also disallow the FCC from enacting privacy rules in the future. 


Really it’ time that Hillary just shut the hell up…

…Really it’ time that Hillary just shut the hell up…

Do not take your eye off the ball … TRUMPCARE … will emerge again disguised and cloaked differently

Do not take your eye off the ball … TRUMPCARE … will emerge again disguised and cloaked differently…

Why the Republicans’ Bizarre and Failed Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Is a Major Defeat for Trump and the GOP

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

More than $1 trillion in spending cuts and tax breaks were not enough for House Freedom Caucus. READ MORE»

The art of the tantrum: Trump gives do or die ultimatum to House Tea-Publicans for ‘Obamacare’ repeal

·       Trump Pulls Vote On Obamacare Repeal In Devastating Setback


President Donald Trump announced Friday afternoon that the House of Representatives would postpone a planned vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare.




President Trump suffered a major setback in the bid to repeal Obamacare: House Republicans, facing internal revolt, pulled their bill

Friday, March 24, 2017 3:44 PM EDT


The move is a humiliating defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency.

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Paul Ryan as Punchline: The Impending Failure of the AHCA

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: The fate of the House bill doesn’t much matter: Ryan could offer up a recipe for bean dip and get it passed, and it still would be dead on arrival in the Senate. However you choose to slice it, the anti-Obamacare "revolution" has proven to be a truly spectacular failure.

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White House May Have Skirted Federal Law to Try and Save Its Failing Health Care Bill

Read the Article at ThinkProgress


Koch Brothers’ group vows millions to Republicans who vote against health care bill
03-24-2017  •
, By Douglas Ernst 
One of the premiere organizations funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch is vowing reelection cash for Republicans who help thwart the American Health Care Act. 


Trump the Dealmaker Projects Bravado, but Behind the Scenes, Faces Rare Self-Doubt
03-24-2017  •
WASHINGTON — President Trump, the author of "The Art of the Deal," has been projecting his usual bravado in public this week about the prospects of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Privately he is grappling with rare bouts of self-doubt.


GOP rep: Once healthcare bill passes, lawmakers can ‘really explain it’
03-24-2017  •
Voter opposition to the Republican healthcare bill is the result of misunderstanding, and lawmakers will be able to "really explain it" once it becomes law, Rep. Chris Collins



As I did not expect that Gannett … owner of the Arizona Republic

clip_image002… As I did not expect that Gannett … owner of the Arizona Republic would choose to provide valid information on how WHITE government manipulates essentially all Native American enterprises beginning with the manner in which WHITE allows Native Americans to govern themselves … It is not surprising this article places these residential debacles solely upon the “Indians” …