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Betty
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It never does. Same things they always ask for...

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Posted : June 4, 2009 1:35 pm
AllMashUp
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"Everbody is created equal, but some people are more equal than others"

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Posted : June 4, 2009 1:44 pm
DUN
 DUN
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Yesterday,a friend of mine who is a history professor explained the people who came before the Arawak's, who were latter killed by the Caribs.
He is a Taíno,& says he can trace his ancestral lineage back over 2000 years!

From Wikipedia:
The Taínos were pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and the northern Lesser Antilles. It is believed that the seafaring Taínos were relatives of the Arawakan people of South America.
By the 18th century, Taíno society had been devastated by introduced diseases such as smallpox, as well as other problems like intermarriages and forced assimilation into the plantation economy that Spain imposed in its Caribbean colonies, with its subsequent importation of African slave workers.

I still don`t understand how people brought here against their will, sold by their own tribes to Portuguese, Spanish & other Europeans as slaves could be considered "native" in ANY way in any other place then Africa!
To any takers,make me understand how this is at all possible.

I`m part Jewish,yet i do no seek reparations from Germans who tried to annihilate my race 65 years ago(instead,I have many German friends).
Oh yeah,your stuff was 200 years ago...
Well,I also don`t seek reparations from Egypt,that was 2000 years ago!
Bottom line, this constitution is BS,& everyone knows it!
Pure & simple!

And,how many Taíno,Arwack,Carib, Spanish, Dane,French, English& American bones were trampled on by the outsider African slaves(and their decedents) brought here against their will?
I also agree with another poster that we(the United States) treat "native Virgin Islanders" the same way US citizens are treated here(should the afore mentioned native Virgin islanders force us to do so)....YEAH,Right, like they could,idiots! .
I do not consider myself a Jewish American,or a polish American.
I am a American American(with descendants from far away)!

The rest of you can go back to the place you put in front of AMERICAN,as THAT is your FIRST choice!

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Posted : June 5, 2009 12:03 am
AllMashUp
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....the only other part that i see that might get some people's panties in a wad is in the bill of rights....
article I, section 18, states that the union of marriage is one between a man and a woman.
this might offend some but it is what it is.
when the laws are changed globally, this article will more than likely change locally, but i doubt it.

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Anybody stop to ask the delegates how they define the terms "man" and "woman"....are we going by anatomy or DNA? It'd be interesting to see how post-op transgender individuals are treated? Would a woman who was originally born a man only be allowed to marry a woman? How about the even less recognized group of individuals with one karyotype but display the opposite sexual phenotype like Klienfelter's syndrome, de la Chapelle syndrome, Androgen insensitivity syndrome, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia....it's a shame that nature doesn't always conform to our tidy little lables we like to create.

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Posted : June 5, 2009 3:32 am
SistaIrijah
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....the only other part that i see that might get some people's panties in a wad is in the bill of rights....
article I, section 18, states that the union of marriage is one between a man and a woman.
this might offend some but it is what it is.
when the laws are changed globally, this article will more than likely change locally, but i doubt it.

......

Anybody stop to ask the delegates how they define the terms "man" and "woman"....are we going by anatomy or DNA? It'd be interesting to see how post-op transgender individuals are treated? Would a woman who was originally born a man only be allowed to marry a woman? How about the even less recognized group of individuals with one karyotype but display the opposite sexual phenotype like Klienfelter's syndrome, de la Chapelle syndrome, Androgen insensitivity syndrome, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia....it's a shame that nature doesn't always conform to our tidy little lables we like to create.

again, that burden is on the states......

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Posted : June 5, 2009 10:36 am
billd
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dougtmii

Are you kidding? The VI has had a free ride on the main land tax payer for years. We have been sucking on that tit for so long the politicians would NEVER give that up. It would be like taking candy from a kid? I guess that is the answer. Take the $ from the candy and there might be a move to self rule. We might even get the right number of politicians for the 110,00o people we have. That is a small town in the main land. A mayor (not a Governor), no senate only a few people setting laws.

billd

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Posted : June 5, 2009 1:03 pm
Betty
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Its not even a matter of us giving up fed money, the islands would never ever survive without help. This place would become a ghost town so quickly. I really don't believe the poeple here could survive without the govt money.

Trace his history back 2000 years? lol.... 🙂

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Posted : June 5, 2009 1:46 pm
terry
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I think you will find this to be true on any island with maybe Hawaii the exception. When we were in Tatahi we were told that they wanted independence from France, but France was pouring over a million dollars a day into the French Polynesian islands. Plus they had a 100% tarrif on goods brought in. That was over ten years ago.

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Posted : June 5, 2009 11:10 pm
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