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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
National Aboriginal Day
We’ve been listening to the Liberals go on and on about aboriginals for 13 long years, their spelling is about as good as their promises:
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Your criticism is unwarranted. Aborgin is legal in this country isn't it?
Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-06-21 7:19:35 PM
Any first year anthropology student can tell you NO humans originated in the Americas.
The Oldest human bones EVER found in the Americas are Kennewick Man:
The man lacks definitive characteristics of the classic mongoloid stock to which modern Native Americans belong.
Many archeologists and paleontologists think Kennewick Man is Caucasian, thus the 'Indians' are neither natives nor aboriginals or even first immigrants.
The Indians are however Canada's First Welfare Cases.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-06-21 8:18:54 PM
green mamba rules...good line.
Posted by: MarkAlta | 2006-06-21 8:22:59 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but the North American continent was the home to most of the dinosaurs that lived until the the big one hit what is now called the Gulf of Mexico.
Anything ressembling a humanoid would have been eating promptly. Contrary to what Stockwell Day says in his six thousand year old universe, Man and dinosaur did not co exist.
I do think Stock is doing a marvie job in government right now though. Other than the time warp he adheres to he a good man.
Posted by: Duke | 2006-06-21 9:17:49 PM
Actually Duke, dinosaurs lived with humans.
And don't say, this source insn't mainstream because the Shotgun isn't mainstream but you still trust news on here don't you?
Posted by: Andrew | 2006-06-22 6:07:01 AM
Wow. Soup to nuts, spelling errors to dinosaurs.
But I have often wondered about the numerous historic references to sightings and engagements of great lizards. Of course, much may be attributed to legend and fantastical fiction (i.e. just because, in 1954, Tolkein realistically described to great detail a race of creatures known as orcs who existed during the 2nd and 3rd age of the world, doesn't mean the suckers "really" existed.)
Nevertheless, the ancient chinese have dragons. The Aztecs worshipped Quetlecoatl, a great serpent. There are Roman accounts of a military engagement with a 50-ft long serpent, including the resulting trophy skin. Marco Polo mentioned some type of Gryffon in his travels. The serpent and leviathan are well documented in ancient texts, including the torah. Nearly every region in the world has, not just legends of man and dragon, but also historic accounts. They also have frauds, hoaxes and misunderstandings, too, but that doesn't account for all.
Curious. Of course, there may be something in man's collective unconscious that creates and recreates dragon encounters wherever we go. But that seems less credible to me (having seen no other proof of an actual "collective unconscious) than the most plain explanation - that humans in their history have physically encountered terrible lizards.
Posted by: Dan | 2006-06-22 10:39:44 AM
Should be a National Christian Day!.
Posted by: Larry | 2006-06-22 10:49:02 AM
The aboriginals cannot prove they were aboriginals. But we have lots of findings pointing to the contrary.
Are the Indians truly striving to become better persons and better citizens? Or do they pretend thier way of life is better than ours?
Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-06-22 11:25:29 AM
Indians want to believe that things were better before Europeans showed up. Some idyllic paradise with no horses, wheels, immunity to disease, useful metal, writing.
Well, maybe not WANT to believe, they've been trained to want to believe. Sort of like how the Quebec French have been trained to believe that things got worse for them after being liberated from the French monarchy. The France French had to revolt, Quebecers didn't have to do anything but wait for the dust to settle.
They're all victims and they NEED, really, really NEED your help to recreate their twisted version of history.
Posted by: johnmac | 2006-06-22 7:30:52 PM
The Dinosaurs roamed the earth for a millenia, therfore natives have no rights, only the tyranesoures Rex is king. Multiculturalism is therfore a failure and a plot of the lefties who hate the dinasour freedom and way of life, just look at what happened to the the terridactul!! Our country is going in the same direction.
Posted by: Patriotwithpride | 2006-06-22 11:36:15 PM
Nice summation.....of your delusional self importance.
If you want to celebrate 'aboriginal day' maybe you should fly to Mesopotamia and try to locate one.
Just don't get greased by al-Qaida while trying.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-06-23 7:45:25 AM
When you look at all the languages of the Aboriginal people in North America, it is obvious that they have always been many different peoples, and not one collective as has been possited by many posters today. The languages alone, tell of a highly complexed origins. Hermeneutics has also illuminated facts regarding many of the people and some of their important narratives, that sound very similar to other narratives outside North America.
And then when you look at the genetic evidence, that too demonstrates high complexity.
Just because there are competeing theories of their origins, does not negate in any way the fact that it is possible that the indigenous folks definately came from multiple origins, rather than the simpleton ones that have been possited in the past.
Also, when you look at the narratives, they are also comeplexed. And all subscribe to the belief in the creator and a beginning of the world to greater or lesser degrees. It has never been clear to me where any of that has any real issue with the origins as stated in Torah, or whether any person would want to make things personal about one person's particualr view in his faith!?
And Aboriginal Day, in the context of North America, is perfectly acceptible and causes no one any harm, while contributing to the overall well-being of the indigenous folks as a whole and in part. Most of the garbage that has been posted under this posting appears to be intended to kick those who are down, rather than encourage full particiaption in the greater capitalist system.
Posted by: Lady | 2006-06-23 4:49:41 PM
Pretending the Indians are something they aren't is part of the problem, not the solution, Lady.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-06-23 4:58:33 PM
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