Sioux tribe rejects South Dakota governor request to remove Covid-19 checkpoints
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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe rejected South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s request that the tribe remove coronavirus traffic checkpoints from state and U.S. highways. Noem on Friday sent letters to both the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe demanding the checkpoints be taken down within 48 hours or they would face legal action.
“We are strongest when we work together; this includes our battle against COVID-19,” Noem said Friday. “I request that the tribes immediately cease interfering with or regulating traffic on U.S. and State Highways and remove all travel checkpoints.”
“I absolutely agree that we need to work together during this time of crisis, however you continuing to interfere in our efforts to do what science and facts dictate seriously undermine our ability to protect everyone on the reservation,” the statement said. “Ignorant statements and fiery rhetoric encourage individuals already under stress from this situation to carry out irrational actions.”
“The purpose of our actions is to, ‘save lives rather than save face,'” Frazier concluded.
Keep the checkpoints. Remove Kristi Noem from office.
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
May 10, 2020 at 7:35 PM #313943retired liberalParticipant
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Red states are prolonging the danger to all of us by down playing the risks of this pandemic.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
May 10, 2020 at 7:37 PM #313945EnthusiastParticipant
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Keep the checkpoints! Remove Kristi Noem from office!
I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
May 10, 2020 at 8:26 PM #313966Red CloudParticipant
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diseases can be more devastating to those who survived the smallpox blankets. They have every reason to protect their very existence!
May 12, 2020 at 6:49 AM #314629SorechasmParticipant
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“Within just a few generations, the continents of the Americas were virtually emptied of their native inhabitants – some academics estimate that approximately 20 million people may have died in the years following the European invasion – up to 95% of the population of the Americas.”
from PBS’ Guns, Germs, and Steel
“Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”
May 10, 2020 at 8:38 PM #313973
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