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islandtyme
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September 1, 2008 7:34 pm  

I've had a complete FBI backgrn ck


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September 1, 2008 7:39 pm  

I stayed at a Holiday Expess last week!


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September 1, 2008 7:43 pm  

lol Lizard,and i'm still trying to find out about the bring it on thing and so far it's a movie staring kirsten dunst,and a segment on pat robertsons 700 club,so i'm still clueless but Crucian if you are referring to bush he said "bring them on" and nope i did'nt vote for him,lifelong democrat here.


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September 1, 2008 7:47 pm  

G W Bush said it!


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September 1, 2008 9:04 pm  

crucian,we are all americans and this is part of america and so we have the RIGHT to move here if we choose.As the baby boomer population gets older and starts to retire,and as more edc companies relocate bringing people with them you are going to see more and more statesiders coming here.

We are not all Americans. The USVI is not PART of America, it BELONGS to America. We are PART of the West Indies. I am a born US citizen but do not consider myself "American", rather "Virgin Islander" or "Crucian." Americans are people from the 50 United States. Virgin Islanders are West Indians who are American colonial subjects. We're no different from British India before 1947 or British Jamaica before 1962. The mainland population needs to understand that. Mainlanders are living in a predominantly Afro-Caribbean country that has not yet achieved its independence from them, not some American enclave in the Caribbean. There is nothing wrong with statesiders wanting to retire here, but they need to understand that they are living in someone else's country and moving to the VI is different than say... moving from New York to Florida.


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September 1, 2008 10:09 pm  

Whatever you consider yourself, a U.S. citizen is considered by my born here friends to be an American. I seriously doubt that the USVI will ever WANT to achieve its independence. We're a financial drain on the States.

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September 1, 2008 10:13 pm  

Raise your hand if anyone on this forum is from the Virgin Islands, no transplants please. Thought not


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September 1, 2008 10:16 pm  

Hand Raised!


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September 1, 2008 10:16 pm  

Don't forget Ronnie. About as born here as you can get.

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September 1, 2008 10:36 pm  

DL
That's the most outrageous thinking yet. I think you should edit more than 3 times. The USVI is a part of America will always be a part of America. I Live here! The flag is US and Virgin Islands that flies over the islands "the same as any sovereign State". So when it comes time to pay the bills tell Washington Your Country doesn't need the money (we are a West Indian Nation). The USVI have been given the opportunity more than once to adopt a constitution and the islanders or West Indians as you prefer have failed, whose fault was and is that? How come the Down Islanders have flocked to the USVI.


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September 2, 2008 2:36 am  

and so Crucian you still have not answered my question about the senate,and DL have you started the independence movement yet,as long as that oil refinery is on this island we will always be a part of the USA,did'nt our delegates vote for obama,how much more american can you get,and so DL who would you like to see in the senate?


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September 2, 2008 3:20 pm  

The VI is a melting pot of people from all over the world...........We all come from some place diff. Some by choice, others by force.
But as an American including all the citizens VI now have many rights and choices ........some chose to live here & others in the states & we can come & go freely. As long as we focus on what makes us different ie skin color, we will never find common ground. What as shame, theres so much love to give *sigh*


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November 25, 2009 1:46 am  

This disgruntled killer continues to accuse everyone as being abominable and unconscionable. Imagine that he actually testified against the nomination of Adam Christian as a judge on the Superior Court bench. He is the most hateful person that I know on the island of St. Croix. The people who vote for him must be sicker than he is.


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November 25, 2009 2:50 am  

Why did you pull up a year-old post?


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November 25, 2009 4:19 am  

This disgruntled killer continues to accuse everyone as being abominable and unconscionable. Imagine that he actually testified against the nomination of Adam Christian as a judge on the Superior Court bench. He is the most hateful person that I know on the island of St. Croix. The people who vote for him must be sicker than he is.

Right on(tu)


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November 25, 2009 11:08 am  

(tu)

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November 25, 2009 12:40 pm  

Reading this thread, I miss trw!


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November 25, 2009 12:52 pm  

crucian,we are all americans and this is part of america and so we have the RIGHT to move here if we choose.As the baby boomer population gets older and starts to retire,and as more edc companies relocate bringing people with them you are going to see more and more statesiders coming here.

We are not all Americans. The USVI is not PART of America, it BELONGS to America. We are PART of the West Indies. I am a born US citizen but do not consider myself "American", rather "Virgin Islander" or "Crucian." Americans are people from the 50 United States. Virgin Islanders are West Indians who are American colonial subjects. We're no different from British India before 1947 or British Jamaica before 1962. The mainland population needs to understand that. Mainlanders are living in a predominantly Afro-Caribbean country that has not yet achieved its independence from them, not some American enclave in the Caribbean. There is nothing wrong with statesiders wanting to retire here, but they need to understand that they are living in someone else's country and moving to the VI is different than say... moving from New York to Florida.

LOL...tell that to all of the Virgin Islanders currently serving in Iraq/Afghanistan/Kuwait/Kosovo/Germany/Korea...etc etc

...also tell that to all of the Virgin Islanders who got drafted during 'Nam...if the draft was still in effect, YOUR "Afro-Caribbean" ass would have been drafted, LOL LOL LOL

you need to forget about that "colonialist" and "Afro-Caribbean" drivel. We are all Americans, and our National Guard troops are stationed overseas (illegally, but that's another topic) as proof.


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December 2, 2009 11:27 am  

As an outsider I have no understanding of the local politics and so will refrain from saying anything other then it appears the island politics isn't any different then politics everywhere.

And as for the Kennedy comments. The truth is nobody can ever say for certain what happened concerning the auto crash incident. The government did a thorough and effective cover up of any facts about it.


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Native Tongue
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December 10, 2009 5:09 pm  

I hear this propagandist everyday and wonder why would anyone call this satanic beast a leader? It is understandable that a crazy man like Wayne "Fox man" Adams thinks this evil creature should run again for the Senate. Wayne definitely has mental issues. What about the other nameless followers? Do they also suffer from mental illness? I would like for both of these idiots to continue running their big mouths.At least we know that they are entertaining radio audiences.


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December 10, 2009 5:28 pm  

I believe it's Wayne "Facts Man" Adams


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December 10, 2009 7:12 pm  

I think that bad people get elected to the Senate because they have enough "bad" voter friends who will vote for them, AND because the "good" voters dilute their votes among too many remaining candidates, AND there is no concerted effort as to who the “good” candidates are, so as to prevent the bad ones from getting elected.

With a big enough field of candidates, a bad candidate can win even if most voters don’t vote for him.

Let's say there are 15 candidates to fill 7 senate positions on STX, there are 20,000 voters, it takes 5000 votes to win a seat, and the bad guy wins thanks to 5000 votes from his "bad" voter friends. The 15,000 other "good" voters could have created a landslide loss for the bad guy by all voting for 7 other candidates, but instead they spread their votes over the other 14 candidates. (I don’t know the real numbers, but I think this is close enough to make my point.)

If somebody could convince the 15,000 "good" voters to all vote for a specific slate of 7 "good" people, it would prevent any "bad" candidates from getting elected. But who is going to pick that slate, and get the “good” voters to follow it? I doubt it could ever happen.


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December 10, 2009 11:36 pm  

And, just perhaps, this is why attempts to get representational elections -- instead of "at large" elections on each island have failed every time they've been brought up!


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Bombi
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December 11, 2009 10:54 am  

Yeah we all know Albert's agenda. I think it was said but the largest voting block is our govt employees so what ever they want........

I'm taking a hard look at the Independent Citizens Movement. Sen Positive Nelson's party. Perhaps with support the ICM could become a viable, rational approach to acquiring enough power to promote a better government inside the existing structure.

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December 11, 2009 12:27 pm  

It seems that politicians exist just to disappoint. I voted for Positive Nelson the election before last but have since become disillusioned with him. Among other things, he has said that he believes that the Federal government has intentionally tried to change the racial makeup of the Virgin Islands by creating incentives to encourage Caucasians to move here. Now while some programs may have inadvertently encouraged a higher percentage of Caucasians to move here, to imply it is the goal of the government severely damages his credibility in my opinion and provides a glimpse of some of his core beliefs.


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