Handouts never create a responsible productive society. I've seen this in Haiti lately, 90% of the kids in orphanages have living parents. But since so much money has been donated to sponsor kids in orphanages, the industry has boomed. Now parents can leave their kids in an orphanage and move to the US or Toronto, or even just live better at home. I met one, he was a real jerk. Won't even go across town to visit his 3 sons in the orphanage.
People need to work for what they get. Aid should go for emergencies, 3 months, no more. Giving money away to Indians each month and allowing them to rape/poach the land has created more problems than treating them like adults. Toxic Charity is a great book that boldly addresses these issues.
Nature has a way of biting people in the ass when they fuk with her.
Over fish and end up starving. Kill all the bears and something bad will come out of the disruption in nature's balance.
And if somebody who is part indian admits to seeing poor resource management then it is not bigotry.
But, in truth, we are all killing the bears with global warming, but hey, scapegoats make us feel better about ourselves so, by all means, yeah lets blame the natives.
But I was under the impression that somewhere along the way indians and Innuit considered themselves different people.
cuvvy, 25,000 could very well be the end of the white bears. That isn't a
very big number for such a huge range. Plus, since they can't swim between
places like they used to it may well mean they will be concentrated into
fewer population groups which can easily translate into starvation* and the
negative effects of in-breeding. Every population has a negative tipping
point and the bears could easily be close to theirs. It is time to think
outside the box and that will require a concerted effort by all parties.
Im not going to say what a good southern bible thumper would say, because Im not a good southern bible thumper. Its so tiring hearing what people should and should not do. So many controls as it is, cant do this. Dont do that.
I do not wish for a polar bear free world, but very tired of control.