Winnemem Wintu - The Journey to Justice

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Comments section closed

I wanted to have a place for information , things I like and other stuff I feel are important , where I can relax, and share. I have attracted a few flies and a few hummingbirds to the material in the feeder. I can live with that.

However, again, I do not wish to get into a contest with anyone over the content of this blog, or on the topic of personal distaste or dislike. I don't, truly care what is said of me, I never have and never will. I have been cussed by the best but still carry on. Having said this, I also try to keep my word. I asked folks to stop attacking and defending on my pages. Take it home, email each other or settle it in the street. I asked for it to stop, but it didn't', so I am stopping it. As of today, no more comments will be allowed on my stuff. If you don't agree with what I said, send me an email or see me in person. Others who truly enjoy the information and stories are tired of this as am I.

So, in a way, you have won, I pulled the plug on allowing comments freely. Now I truly am a dictator. In another way, I have won, because I can now continue to work on the water bills going through the Ca Legislature without worrying that someone will break a window while I'm away.

Next week the fun stuff will come back, so until then...

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Enough is enough

Ok, you have my attention.
I have been busy working on some water issues and other sacred lands issues in Sacramento for awhile and have been obliquely looking at the messages surrounding my blog entries.

What started out as mildly amusing has become a distraction from my writing on subjects I choose, on my own blog. I am politely asking Enrollen Wintu Tribal Member (EWTM) to take his hatred of me and what ever he perceives that I have done to him and any other Wintu, to his own web page. I am also asking those who have responded to this person to stop.

EWTM, you are now just writing things that have nothing to do with the intent of my original posting. You are personally attacking me, I don't really care, but it is annoying to have written about "pine cones" and have someone argue instead about the price of eggs in China.

Look, I don't know who you are, I don't really care who you are and from the tone of your responses to my personal blog entries, I do not want to know you. You make claims about me from behind your log in name, but I wonder, will you face me up close and personal and say these things? Will you question my integrity, my honesty and my value system, face to face? You do not know me, I do not know you. You have been asking for answers to your questions, asking for a response, I imagine from me. My response is let it go. Do what you need to do for your people, I will do for those I am responsible for mine. But remember to always be mindful of what you ask for.

Just now I am busy trying to protect the waters of the northern rivers so the salmon can return. I will be busy, probably until October or early November on these matters. When I am free, and if you want, I will answer you, in person. Until then, carry on your dialogue on your own page. I have left these pages open for those few who actually read the articles for the subject matter. I don't want to set limits on what is posted because open dialogue is a good thing. I just wish you would take your dislike for me with you to your page and leave my stuff alone.