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July 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm

a fascinating video has just been made public of William Mendoza (the director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education under Obama)
Surveillance footage shows one of President Obama's senior officials following a woman around a DC Metro station and taking a picture up her skirt with his cell phone
This was over 2 years ago, when obama was still in office, and we're only learning about it now
His arrest and conviction were never made public until DailyMail.com acquired the report of the investigation and the footage through a Freedom of Information Act request.
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Mendoza was arrested and charged in November 2016 after the woman, as well as three others, complained about his behavior cops.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted voyeurism in January 2017, was given suspended 90-day prison sentence, one year’s probation and was fined $100. He has not worked in public office since stepping down.
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The married father-of-three was caught carrying out the vile act on July 5, 2016
He pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism and resigned from his job
This was with a government issued phone during work hours

the timeline raises some questions
The incident occured in July 2016 but he wasn't arrested and charged until November 2016. There was an election on November 8, 2016.
From elsewhere, he was charged on November 25, 2016.
Did they perhaps wa it until after the election?
He pled guilty in January 2017 and resigned his job. But President Trump took office on January 20, 2017, when he'd have been out of work anyway. I hope resigning from his job wasn't part of the plea bargain.
It's not the first time he's been in the news
White House Indian education official accused of assaulting Native American over Redskins
The official in charge of a White House initiative on American Indian education allegedly pummeled a Native American student who was visiting Washington, D.C., for displaying his support for the Washington Redskins.
The incident allegedly occurred when Barrett Dahl, an autistic college student from Oklahoma, showed up at a powwow in Washington wearing a Redskins football jersey, which he told Oklahoma's News 9 he viewed as source of cultural pride.
 
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Re: honest injun

August 9th, 2018, 7:10 am

from CNN
Ex-MMA fighter Sharice Davids could become the first lesbian Native American congresswoman
If she defeats Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November, Davids would join New Mexico's Deb Haaland as part of a class that's expected to include the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.
umm, "first Native American women ever elected to Congress"??
so CNN is calling pocahontas a liar?
 
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October 16th, 2018, 7:04 am

so pocahontas took a DNA test of sorts
I think we all remember this old clip, where she claimed that she was 1/32 Cherokee because of her great-great-great-grandmother, so 5 generations back
the actual test says it is likely 8 generations (1/256): they give a range, 6-10 generations (1/64 to 1/1024)
The NYT says that the average white american is roughly 1/512 native american (that's 0.1953%)
The researchers found that European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 percent European, .19 percent African, and .18 Native American.
So Pocahontas may well have less native-american blood than the average white american. And since she evidently has no black blood, she's even more likely to be more white than the average white american

as reported by Breitbart, Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees For Trail of Tears
her 1/32 ancestor, great-great-great-grandfather
 
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October 16th, 2018, 11:22 am

Cherokee Nation issues statement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results
"A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."

- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr.
I like the final sentence: "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."
 
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October 20th, 2018, 8:59 am

Elizabeth Warren's Other Cherokee Scandal: Her Fight Against Tribal Sovereignty
Though never officially serving as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Warren has been widely credited as being the guiding force behind the creation of the agency. The CFPB was created as part of the Obama Administration’s response to the financial crisis, a powerful financial regulator that lacks the traditional checks of other executive agencies. Under the lead of former director Richard Cordray, the CFPB went to work becoming a heavy handed regulator in its fight against "unfair, deceptive and abusive” practices.
Soon, various tribal financial services businesses found themselves in the cross hairs of the enthusiastic CFPB. The result is that the agency has been described by Dr. Gavin Clarkson, a tribal finance expert, as “the most hostile federal agency towards Indian tribes since Indian Affairs was in the War Department.”
 
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Re: honest injun

December 9th, 2018, 2:47 pm

with the passing of Bush 1, I was reminded of the Skull and Bones club at Yale.
According to legend, the skull of Geronimo, an apache, adorns the lobby of the Tomb, as the clubhouse is known, , and according to legend, it was pappy's pappy, Prescott Bush, the Brown Brothers Harrman banker and senator from Ct  who dug it up.
Three generations of Bushes have been bonesmen, Prescott, George HW, and George, and in 2004, we saw bonesman George W Bush square off against bonesman John Kerry for the presidency 
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Re: honest injun

December 9th, 2018, 3:28 pm

We'll file this report under "the only honest injun is a dead injun".
 
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December 9th, 2018, 5:27 pm

We'll file this report under "the only honest injun is a dead injun".
that's where we differ,
I for one think the bonesmen should returh Geronimo's skull to the Apache Nation
 
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December 15th, 2018, 10:29 am

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