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Eaglemanz Communiqué’s: Cobell Settlement: A knife in our backs.

“Real justice for these Indians may still lie in the distant future; it may never come at all. This reality makes a statement about our society and our form of government that we should be unwilling to let stand.” Judge Royce Lamberth

Those prophetic words by Lamberth became a reality on June 20 when the federal court in Washington, DC approved the Cobell settlement.

There is much ado how this was a major victory as in a David and Goliath scenario. However, one only needs to read in between the fine print to know this was a serious setback.
I had already suspected it was a foregone conclusion when the settlement was first announced and Obama signed off on it. This was an easy out for the government; they secured the victory, not us. Go To Ben’s Blog To Read Full Story

Excerpt from Ben Carnes’ Blog – Eaglemanz Communiqué’s
(c) copyright 2011

Rosina and Geraldine Philippe of the Atakapa Ishak Tribe talk about life before the spill, and how their community responded to the BP oil disaster.

Rosina recalls the devastating effects when the Gulf oil spill reached her home forty six days after the tragic event.

Rosina Philippe - Atakapa Ishak Tribe - Grand Bayou,La

Rosina Philippe - Atakapa Ishak Tribe - Grand Bayou,La

It came rolling into the bay. I mean tons of it, just thick orange. It was horrible. It just came in and it kept coming and there was nothing to stop it… [We] knew that it was coming in and everything it touched was going to die. And that’s just what happened.

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Recorded in Buras, LA on October 20, 2010.
NRDC partnered with StoryCorps and Bridge the Gulf to record, share, and preserve the stories and experiences of those living through the BP oil disaster. Find out more at http://www.nrdc.org/storycorps

Last year around this time  Rosina spoke to the National Wildlife Federation about concerns for the future of life in Grand Bayou.

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The Atakapa Ishak tribe of coastal Louisiana has inhabited the region for time without number. In the 21st century they still maintain a lifestyle and culture that is inherited from their ancestors. Now, in the wake of the BP Oil Spill, they struggle to keep their identity and their way of life.

posted on youtube by  on Jun 27, 2010

We are still being fed “The Governments version of the TRUTH” about incidents in Iraq. Sadly today’s “Media Mafia” seems to be content to let Big Brother control the flow of information.

 
A full one-third of women veterans report rape or attempted rape during their time in the military. The investigation into these incidents are often more like a cover-up story than a fully transparent investigation. A good example of the cloaked “government truth” type of investigation is illustrated by what happened in Pfc LaVena Johnson’s case.

Pfc LaVena Johnson was a 19-year-old soldier, found with a broken nose, black eye, loose teeth, acid burns on her genitals [presumably to eliminate DNA evidence of rape] , a trail of blood leading away from her tent and a bullet hole in her head. Unbelievably Army investigators ruled her death a suicide.

Go to lavenajohnson.com to read more about the refusal of Army investigators to reopen LaVena’s case despite the public outcry. . People really need to voice their outrage at this kind of injustice.

Unfortunately government cover-ups are nothing new……….

I”M STILL ANGRY about Vietnam and Kent State

I was just teeny bopper flower child in 1970 but I remember Kent State, desegregation, race riots and protesting the war. Back then no one wanted to be a “gangsta” (unless they were already real gangsters), young people wanted peace and equal rights. We understood that change meant peaceful protesting and organized sit ins and marches across the country to stop the war. In 1970 the National Guard did not seem to understand the concept of a “Peaceful” protest and SHOT UNARMED STUDENTS .

Read about the conspiracy to cover up the order to fire on an unarmed student at Alan Canfora’s Site

Alan Canfora at Kent State in 1970
Alan Canfora is a Kent State Expert Witness and Survivor of the massacre.

Click to read about The 1970 Anti-War Movement
 

Seventies style fashions are making a comeback so why not bring back anti-war Demonstrations?

Where have all the Flower Waving Protesters gone?

Maybe they can’t afford the gas to get to a protest site or just too busy texting each other on their fancy techno gadgets.

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Despite terminal illness, she dreams of Africa

Linda Lahme reads an e-mail from her adopted daughter  Photo By: Abby Tabor/Staff  Buy photo

Linda Lahme reads an e-mail from her adopted daughter Wednesday afternoon in Maison De’Ville nursing home in Houma.

By Robert Zullo
City Editor

HOUMA — Some mornings, she woke to the rural din of crowing roosters and the happy chatter of playing children. On others, the silence was broken by wailing women accompanying one of the funeral processions that ran through the small village almost daily. And at night, the vast sky was a sea of brilliant  stars unmuted by earthbound electric light and dominated by the Southern Cross, a constellation only visible below the equator. Read Full Story
 A few of my humble snapshots taken in November 2003, before Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike hit our area. Oh yes, and of course before the man-made disaster the oil companies created.
 
I’ve provided  a link to an interactive map of the location the photo was taken. Be sure to zoom them so you can see just how much water there is in South East Louisiana. They don’t call it the “wetlands” for nothing. I hope you enjoy playing around with the maps.
 
This is one of the canals cut into to land by the oil & gas companies. Click here for a map of the area. I was at the red dot. Zoom out to get an idea of just how much water is in this area. Note: The unatural looking waterways are factors in Louisiana’s land loss problem

 

Endless Beauty Along The Gran Bois Road
Endless beauty along the Gran Bois Road – November 2003.

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This one I took on a lazy Sunday morning drive along Hwy 24. I stopped at the fruit stand in Presque and was struck but the boats reflection in the calm Bayou.  Click here for a map of the area

Shrimp Boat
Shrimp Boat – November 2003.

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I love the slices of life these old photos bring back. Never  was the canal so green or the water so calm …. Ahhh I cherish the memories.

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