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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:17 PM

Tribe That Drew Trump's Fire Over Casino Plan Loses Its Reservation Status

The U.S. Interior Department is rescinding the reservation status of a Native American tribe whose plan to build a casino on its Massachusetts land was attacked by President Donald Trump last year.

The planned gaming operation would have competed for business with nearby Rhode Island casinos with strong ties to Trump, who once owned, then bankrupted, casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that its 321-acre Cape Cod reservation will be “disestablished” and its land taken out of federal trust, according to Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell. Land in trust to the federal government effectively grants a tribe special legal status and autonomy. The Mashpee Wampanoag, however, will still be officially recognized by the federal government as a Native American tribe, according to a spokesman for the Interior Department.

Tribal members are believed to be descendants of the first Native Americans to encounter the Pilgrims nearly four centuries ago. They call themselves the “People of the First Light.”

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/mashpee-wampanoag-cape-cod-trump-casino-caronavirus-073953500.html

Vindictive asshole.

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Reply Tribe That Drew Trump's Fire Over Casino Plan Loses Its Reservation Status (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 29 OP
empedocles Mar 29 #1
Marrah_Goodman Mar 29 #2
onenote Mar 29 #9
not_the_one Mar 29 #3
jberryhill Mar 29 #6
NewJeffCT Mar 29 #7
jberryhill Mar 29 #8
Dan Mar 29 #4
jberryhill Mar 29 #5
ProfessorGAC Mar 29 #10
jberryhill Mar 29 #11
ProfessorGAC Mar 29 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:19 PM

1. WOW!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:21 PM

2. This is SUCH BULLSHIT

I fucking hate that asshole.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:54 PM

9. I suggest you read post #5

You may decide you want to self-delete your post.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. notwithstanding the legal issues involved

Anything he does can be undone by Biden.

Just like he has done to Obama.

An Indian tribe's reservation status should not be a tool for political reprisal.

edit for grammar

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:29 PM

6. But it should be a tool for Jack Abramoff to buy the tribal leadership ...

 

...for a $1B casino resort?

Uh-huh.

The land claim was political bullshit in the first place, which is why the COURTS reversed it.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:40 PM

7. The order can be undone by Biden

but, if they lose out on the casino opportunity in the meantime, it could cause them permanent financial harm.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:54 PM

8. No it can't

 

The tribal leaders are putting out half-true bullshit.

Biden cannot reverse the First Circuit Court of Appeals which ORDERED the BIA not to recognize the claim last month.

They started this $1B casino project back in 2016, and it’s been in litigation since that time.

You think someone needs a casino resort anytime soon?

You are being lied to. This is a story with no good guys. Corrupt tribal leadership is fronting for a Malaysian casino developer, and upset neighbors are fronting for competing casino interests.

In the meantime, NOBODY in Massachusetts needs A casino development.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/27/business/mashpee-wampanoag-tribe-loses-crucial-appeal-casino-case/

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Thursday was dealt another major setback in its effort to build a casino in Taunton, losing a federal appeals court case it hoped would remove a crucial barrier to the long-stalled project.

The tribe had asked the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to overturn a lower court decision that said the federal government had improperly allowed the Mashpee to hold land in trust. That designation is required in order to build a tribal casino.

But less than a month after a three-judge panel heard oral arguments in the case, the court ruled in favor of a group of nearby residents that has been opposing the casino with the help of a company trying to build a state-licensed casino in nearby Brockton.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:26 PM

4. But of course, why not...

The American people (with their Russian counterparts) that voted for Trump had to have known that the Presidency was all about him getting his way. As one of his people said, when the Americans that voted for Trump voted for him, they knew what they were getting.

The majority of us that voted against him, we are just along for the ride.

As Adam S. Said, when given a choice - Trump will always choose his own interest over the interest of the Nation. And now, right after being ‘not removed’ by the GOP Senate after withholding money from Ukraine in their fight with Russia - for his political benefit, we have the Coronavirus infestation. His desire to keep the numbers down, not accept test kits from the WHO - all about him, all about Trump.

Just read somewhere that between 100-200,000 U.S. citizens will die as a result of this Coronavirus, but as always, it is all about him. We are just along for the ride.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:28 PM

5. This is a deceptively framed story

 

People are being led by paternal “noble savage” nonsense to buy into a load of bullshit here.

The “tribal land claim” is a front for a Malaysian casino billionaire who used Jack Abramoff to buy off the leadership some time ago.

The BIA recognized the claim a few years ago, but neighbors brought suit to stop a $1B casino resort development that was planned.

LAST MONTH the federal appeals court ruled against the tribe and said the BIA could not recognize that claim. The BIA is simply obeying the court order.


https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/27/business/mashpee-wampanoag-tribe-loses-crucial-appeal-casino-case/

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Thursday was dealt another major setback in its effort to build a casino in Taunton, losing a federal appeals court case it hoped would remove a crucial barrier to the long-stalled project

https://www.casino.org/news/mashpee-wampanoag-tribe-power-struggle-after-failed-casino-bid/


The two leaders are also accused attempting to expel council members who have criticized Cromwell’s handing of finances and his alleged secrecy around casino-related expenditure. In January, Cromwell was temporarily stripped of his financial responsibilities towards the tribe’s affairs after it emerged during his divorce proceedings that he owed $36,901 in unpaid federal taxes.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20181019/lobbyists-battle-it-out-over-mashpee-tribes-casino-plan

That period of the tribe’s history was tainted by the legacy of its former chairman Glenn Marshall, who in 2009 was sentenced to 3˝ years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $400,000 from the tribe to pay his own bills, making illegal campaign contributions, filing false tax returns and fraudulently receiving Social Security benefits while holding a full-time job. Pombo was unseated in November 2006 amid questions about his ties to Jack Abramoff, a notorious lobbyist who spent several years behind bars in connection with a wide-reaching federal corruption probe.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 02:59 PM

10. Nero Decree?

His handlers know he's toast in November so they burn as much down while they can?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 04:12 PM

11. Your leg is being pulled

 


The First Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued the decision last month requiring the BIA to withdraw recognition of the claim that they were using to build a casino resort backed by a foreign billionaire who bought the tribe, is not "Nero".

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:29 PM

12. It Wasn't Just This

The whole last 3 weeks seems like a Nero decree.
I still would like a financial reporter do some research on who on Wall Street started the selloff & who were the bargain hunters that pushed it back up 2k.
Extrinsic insider trading? To coin a phrase.
I'm off topic here, but it wasn't just that.
I posted first before I read all your detail about the courts. And the Abramoff connection does smell bad.

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