It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע


How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

12 November 2008

Urgent! Pine Ridge Needs Help!

This email was forwarded to me from Debi McLeod from Native Americans Against Obama

Where is the Red Cross? Where is FEMA? Where is the National Guard?
The Lakota Reservation in South Dakota has been struck with a huge,
early season snow storm. Elderly people are without propane, there is
a great lack of food, medicine and warm winter clothing.

According tho the president of the Reservation, the State of South
Dakota is doing almost nothing. The roads are still not plowed and
people are dieing.

They need our help in way of wood, propane, warm winter clothing,
food and assistance with plows.

If you are in the area and have the heart to help these folks, go to
the Porcupine School or call 605-867-1111.

If you can, send money, call and get details on arrangements. If you
can send materials, as this is going to be a long winter for the sick
the elderly and the children, the address is

Republic of Lakotah
P.O. Box 99
Porucupine, SD 57772

Winters are brutal in this area, and this one is worse than they can
deal with. Any and all help will be remembered by the people for
their entire lives, and lives is what this is about.

Please, with our Holidays coming, help these people NOW while we can
still help. People are dieing right now.

Feel free to contact John for more information.

John Stroebel
PO 166 Centennial Wyoming 82055
307-745-3493

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Please do what you can to assist the Lakota at this critical time.

2 comments:

Texas Hill Country said...

Pine Ridge is the poorest community in the united states, with the highest unemployment, the highest rates of suicide, alcohol abuse and drug use in the country. What the US has done to the Native Americans is a stain on our nation.

Nijma said...

The blizzards in South Dakota are legendary. The adults aren't too happy, but it's wonderful to be a kid there and have school dismissed.

You can see in this video how fast the snow came down and how they stopped even trying to plow. It's truly dangerous to be out in this; once the blizzard is going full blast, you have to stay inside until it's over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTNgL7noiyQ&feature=related

Texas Hill is right. Years ago I worked at South Dakota's State hospital. The psych wards were full of Native American alcoholics--a terrible problem in that community.