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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. </div></div>
A man with insight. just look at the religious right in the GOP/TP.
Gayle in MD
09-17-2011, 06:55 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. </div></div>
A man with insight. Just look at the religious right in the GOP/TP.
Yes, it takes a person with some moral fiber of their own, like Gandhi, to decipher such things,... hence, their so called "Christian/Republican" supporters, don't see it! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
09-17-2011, 02:03 PM
Another Gandhi quote:
What do you think about Western civilization?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.
09-17-2011, 04:22 PM
According to the results of the 2010 U.S. Census released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Asian Indian population in the United States grew from almost 1,678,765 in 2000 to 2,843,391 in 2010: a growth rate of 69.37%, the highest for any Asian American community, and among the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States.
According to the results of the 2010 census, Indians are a large ethnic group of Asian Americans.[self-published source?]
India Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, is one of at least 18 Indian American enclaves characterized as a Little India which have emerged within the New York City Metropolitan Area.The Greater New York City Combined Statistical Area, consisting of New York City, Long Island, and adjacent areas within New York State, as well as nearby areas within the states of New Jersey (extending to Trenton), Connecticut (extending to Bridgeport), and including Pike County, Pennsylvania, is home to approximately 557,000 Indian Americans as of the 2010 Census, comprising by far the largest Indian American population of any metropolitan area in the United States. New York City itself contains the highest Indian American population of any city proper, at approximately 195,000. As of June 2011, Indian airline carriers Air India and Jet Airways as well as United States airline carrier Continental Airlines were all offering flights from the New York City Metropolitan Area to and from India. At least eighteen Indian American enclaves characterized as a Little India have emerged in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Other metropolitan areas with large Indian American populations include Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland.
09-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Today, other than tribes successfully running casinos, many tribes struggle, often located on reservations isolated from the main economic centers of the country. The estimated 2.1 million Native Americans are the most impoverished of all ethnic groups. According to the 2000 Census, an estimated 400,000 Native Americans reside on reservation land. While some tribes have had success with gaming, only 40% of the 562 federally recognized tribes operate casinos. According to a 2007 survey by the U.S. Small Business Administration, only 1% of Native Americans own and operate a business. Native Americans rank at the bottom of nearly every social statistic: highest teen suicide rate of all minorities at 18.5 per 100,000, highest rate of teen pregnancy, highest high school drop-out rate at 54%, lowest per capita income, and unemployment rates between 50% to 90%.
09-17-2011, 04:41 PM
Petition to: President Obama
U.S. Senate & House Of Representatives
The American Indian community demands an apology from President Obama to include U.S. Senate and House Of Representatives for allowing the code name “Geronimo” represent international terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The association of Geronimo’s name to Osama bin Laden is yet another degrading slap in the face to American Indians from another president and our federal government who waged an “unnecessary holocaust war” against American Indians in the forming of the America we have today. True American history shows Indians were never an enemy of this country. American Indians had every right to stand up for their true home land, way of life, freedom, civil liberties and right to self govern.
Geronimo is an American Indian hero, an American Indian civil rights leader icon in U.S. history. President Obama would not dare allow the name Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson or any other prominent African American name be associated to Osama bin Laden. This one point alone being made goes to the heart of demanding an apology from President Obama as our country’s Commander in Chief.
President Obama’s gross oversite in allowing Geronimo’s name to be used representing a mass murder terrorist Osama bin Laden, calling for the destruction of America is another dark day in American history branded on the American Indian community and totally unjustified. An apology from President Obama will not change history, but a public apology from President Obama has to be part of that history for future American generations and people around the world to fully understand the plight of American Indians, their service and patriotism to our country.
History note: The federal government is setup and based on the foundation of American Indian Nation governments, so stated by U.S. Senate resolutions honoring Native American Indian Heritage Month of November. Federalism, separation of government powers, freedom of speech to include the Indian word caucus were home grown, and in use by American Indians and their gift to all people of the world willing to stand up for their human rights.
Mike Graham, Founder United Native America
Citizen of Oklahoma Cherokee Nation and U.S.
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