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but, .....I repeat myself.
Suppose you were a heartless bastard, and suppose you were a Republican, but, .....I repeat myself. Mark Twain
Sunday, May 30, 2004
What is genocide?
At Obsidian Wings, on a post discussing Imperialism Bird Dog of Tacitus infamy stated that the US goverment not having a plan to exterminate American Indians could not be accused of Genocide. I personally disagree with that view point, as does the Geneva convention on Genocide.The Indian Removal act of 1830 pretty much confirms a Goverment policy of Genocide.

The displacement of various groups of Indians from their native geographical area to other areas is well documented, the trail of tears, the transfers of the Apaches to Florida. The Abrogation of Treaties was common & the consequences were usually the same, the theft of lands followed by extermination or assimilation of the Indians.

A quick outline of the indian wars can be found on Wikipedia.

PS. I would appreciate it if Moe would let me know what he found so offensive in my post.

Sunday, May 09, 2004
A step in the right direction
Offshore wind power off Long Island?
NEW YORK - The Long Island Power Authority expects to announce in the next several weeks the company it selected to build the region's -- and possibly the nation's -- first offshore wind power project.
The wind farm, which could rise more than 425 feet above the surface of the water, would be built no closer than 2.5 nautical miles off the south shore of Long Island near Jones Beach, about 40 miles east of Manhattan.
LIPA said it was seeking a developer to build, own, operate and maintain for a 20-year period an offshore wind farm consisting of between 25 to 50 turbines producing about 100 to 140 megawatts of electricity.
One megawatt is enough power to serve about 1,000 homes.

Hopefully this project will not suffer all the delays and problems that the Nantucket sound's Cape Wind project has.personallynaly I would love to see series of such projects running down the entire eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida. Clean inexpensive energy with very few strings attached.

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