Native Tribe seeks Casino in Birdland

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    www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,145363,00.html

    Uh OH! The sounds of birds may soon compete with the sounds of bets at a marsh in Oakland Calif., where a landless tribe of Pomo Indians plans to move ahead with the construction of a casino and spa next to wetlands home to a dozen species of birds.
    Those species include the endangered California Clapper Rail. Environmentalists say they fear the casion will negatively impact the marsh avians.

    Tribe members say they have the greatest respect for nature--, but they argue, they need the casino to get some land of their own and finally become economically self sufficient......................more
     
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    screw the birds... :)

    Frankly, Native Americans should get most anything they want. :D
     
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    Is that your capitalist mind at work, or just sympathy for the indigenous peoples???
     
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    hmmmmmmmm people?=====birds???

    this one's tough
     
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    I can't help but see the irony in this though!!!!
     
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    The latter....Just lookin' out for my peeps.

    :D
     
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    think the libs will have to have a pow wow to figure this one out :D
     
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    For once, I'm with the enviros on this one.

    [Cartman voice]
    Screw the Indians and screw their little wussy casino!
    [/Cartman]
     
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    Someone's gonna freak out when they find you with a Pomo hatchet in your head !! :teeth:
     
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    Seriously Dillo, this has to be a liberals worst nigthtmare scenario!! How do they play this one?? HA HA
     

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