Going global: The impact of connectivity

Going global: The impact of connectivity

There are 20 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from May 11, 2011, titled Going global: The impact of connectivity. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Farmington is a border town. Despite being smack in the middle of the Southwest, the city borders a sovereign state.

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give us some crumbs

Kayenta, AZ

#1 May 12, 2011
Navajo "sovereignty" is totally dependant on receiving money from the Federal and State Governments. Pretty tough to be thinking in a "global" economy when 70% of your sovereign nation inhabitants don't have electricity or running water and are still shi tting in a hole in the ground. Thus the only thing "global" is the head sizes of the council delegates and the pockets of the local chapter coordinators. All of these "misgivings" are choices of priorities selected by Tribal "leaders". Funding has not been the problem. Mismanagement and thievery of funds given to the Navajos is the reason for the dilemma the Navajo population is suffering. Tribal "leadership" could turn a golden egg laying goose into gravey in an hour.
Citizen

Mesa, AZ

#2 May 12, 2011
As a citizen of this "remote" community, I am delited to hear about the more "convenient" telecommunications. Now it's easier for our youth to be poisoned by all the pornography being shoved in their faces daily. Thanks.
Mulch Machine

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 12, 2011
Come on DT, you need to educate Kurt Madar before letting him write such an article - the Navajo Nation borders Farmington on the Southwest side of town - 23 miles to the Navajo Nation a fabrication indeed - and to call a Sovereign Nation a sovereign state demonstrates a lack of local knowledge.
DT Print the real news

Tuba City, AZ

#4 May 12, 2011
Farmington is just a racist town who take all they can from Navajos. I avoid Farmington as much as possible I do all my shopping in Cortez or Durango, they are a lot more sincere people in Colorado, then the ones who reside in F-town or as Colorado residents call em "charmtown". Its funny how all the SJC Sheriffs sit and wait at Hogback, doing what they are good at by racial profiling and trying any reason to pull over Navajos. I dont see that when driving from aztec or on the bloomfield highway.
Luis Cypher

Santa Fe, NM

#5 May 12, 2011
What I want to know is why all the pow wow pictures like Navajos are from the Plains culture?
News

Tuba City, AZ

#6 May 12, 2011
Luis Cypher wrote:
What I want to know is why all the pow wow pictures like Navajos are from the Plains culture?
Good Point but pretty funny
bottom ash

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 12, 2011
DT Print the real news wrote:
Farmington is just a racist town who take all they can from Navajos. I avoid Farmington as much as possible I do all my shopping in Cortez or Durango, they are a lot more sincere people in Colorado, then the ones who reside in F-town or as Colorado residents call em "charmtown". Its funny how all the SJC Sheriffs sit and wait at Hogback, doing what they are good at by racial profiling and trying any reason to pull over Navajos. I dont see that when driving from aztec or on the bloomfield highway.
I don't know about that. I see the PV and FHS Girls basketball team are mostly Navajo girls. Also the Kirtland Bronco girls are mostly Navajo. But when I see the Cortez Panthers, I just see one Navajo or Ute girl. Then, Durango Demons have no Natives on their team. I think Cortez and Durango are more racist than Farmington. The SJCS are looking for speeders, drunks, revoke license drivers, no insurance. There everywhere. What I cannot figure is why the Durango people come to Farmington to shop. You see them at LOWES and HOMEDEPOT, and they stop at the OLIVE GARDEN.
News

Tuba City, AZ

#8 May 12, 2011
bottom ash wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know about that. I see the PV and FHS Girls basketball team are mostly Navajo girls. Also the Kirtland Bronco girls are mostly Navajo. But when I see the Cortez Panthers, I just see one Navajo or Ute girl. Then, Durango Demons have no Natives on their team. I think Cortez and Durango are more racist than Farmington. The SJCS are looking for speeders, drunks, revoke license drivers, no insurance. There everywhere. What I cannot figure is why the Durango people come to Farmington to shop. You see them at LOWES and HOMEDEPOT, and they stop at the OLIVE GARDEN.
Where did basketball come from?? You must be one of the parents who get rowdy at the games LOL basketball is not life.
DT Print the real news

Tuba City, AZ

#9 May 12, 2011
bottom ash wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know about that. I see the PV and FHS Girls basketball team are mostly Navajo girls. Also the Kirtland Bronco girls are mostly Navajo. But when I see the Cortez Panthers, I just see one Navajo or Ute girl. Then, Durango Demons have no Natives on their team. I think Cortez and Durango are more racist than Farmington. The SJCS are looking for speeders, drunks, revoke license drivers, no insurance. There everywhere. What I cannot figure is why the Durango people come to Farmington to shop. You see them at LOWES and HOMEDEPOT, and they stop at the OLIVE GARDEN.
Basketball??? Let me guess you still wear your letterman jacket, what are you 40 years old now. If that Ute's cant play ball and most natives from durango attend Ignacio, but then again they don't have their kids focus all on sports they are more focused on their education out there, but most dont really take advantage of it.
Stix

Saint Michaels, AZ

#10 May 12, 2011
Mulch Machine wrote:
Come on DT, you need to educate Kurt Madar before letting him write such an article - the Navajo Nation borders Farmington on the Southwest side of town - 23 miles to the Navajo Nation a fabrication indeed - and to call a Sovereign Nation a sovereign state demonstrates a lack of local knowledge.
Actually, the Navajo Nation borders Farmington on the West,Southwest, South, and Southeast.
Apache_route

Yellowstone National Park, WY

#11 May 12, 2011
Luis Cypher wrote:
What I want to know is why all the pow wow pictures like Navajos are from the Plains culture?
Weren1t the Navajos (along with their Apache cousins) first came from the northern plains (Montana, Wyoming) to get into the Southwest later?
BigBill

San Fidel, NM

#12 May 12, 2011
THey figured out how to make computers with empty beer cans and wine bottles?? Amazing!!!
give us some crumbs

Kayenta, AZ

#13 May 12, 2011
DT Print the real news wrote:
Farmington is just a racist town who take all they can from Navajos. I avoid Farmington as much as possible I do all my shopping in Cortez or Durango, they are a lot more sincere people in Colorado, then the ones who reside in F-town or as Colorado residents call em "charmtown". Its funny how all the SJC Sheriffs sit and wait at Hogback, doing what they are good at by racial profiling and trying any reason to pull over Navajos. I dont see that when driving from aztec or on the bloomfield highway.
Good! Thank you for helping us keep our streets clean! AKehe!
give us some crumbs

Kayenta, AZ

#14 May 12, 2011
Apache_route wrote:
<quoted text>
Weren1t the Navajos (along with their Apache cousins) first came from the northern plains (Montana, Wyoming) to get into the Southwest later?
For the same reason we pitch a tee pee to celebrate "our religion". We don't know where the fk we came from or who we are, so we invented that crap about crawling out of some crack in the earth. Them powwow are pretty cool, and the tee pees are way cooler that a dirt hogan. When water got pretty valuable, we claimed that to. Nobody is offering any resistance, so why not? Everything we have cried and whined for, we have gotten. So why not???? If you "strong" white people are stupid enough, why not"""?????
bottom ash

Albuquerque, NM

#15 May 12, 2011
DT Print the real news wrote:
<quoted text>
Basketball??? Let me guess you still wear your letterman jacket, what are you 40 years old now. If that Ute's cant play ball and most natives from durango attend Ignacio, but then again they don't have their kids focus all on sports they are more focused on their education out there, but most dont really take advantage of it.
These Navajo girls do focus on their education. You got to make the grades to play. Why would Natives drive from Durango to Ignacio for school. Sounds like you don't know the territory around Durango. You're from FT.Defience, other side of Gallup.
bottom ash

Albuquerque, NM

#16 May 12, 2011
News wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did basketball come from?? You must be one of the parents who get rowdy at the games LOL basketball is not life.
Basketball came in because in the Daily Time story. It mentions the Mayor Tommy Roberts. He use to play for UNM LOBOS. Also his daughter played for FHS with the rest of the Navajo, Spanish, and Anglo girls. Yeah, basketball may not be in everyone's life. But I play, to sweat all the poison out of my body. It relieves me. Just like jogging. I believe it keeps the Diabetes away from me. So far it has. I don't want to become a couch potato. Just Move It.
Bee George

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 May 12, 2011
DT Print the real news wrote:
Farmington is just a racist town who take all they can from Navajos. I avoid Farmington as much as possible I do all my shopping in Cortez or Durango, they are a lot more sincere people in Colorado, then the ones who reside in F-town or as Colorado residents call em "charmtown". Its funny how all the SJC Sheriffs sit and wait at Hogback, doing what they are good at by racial profiling and trying any reason to pull over Navajos. I dont see that when driving from aztec or on the bloomfield highway.
Why dont you shop in the largest city on the rez, Shitrock. Oh yea, Navawhores can't trust or stand each other more than every one else on the planet. You would rather spend your money somewhere else then you can blame civilized people for you being stupid, than just being stupid with the rest of your spieces.
Skinwalker

Teec Nos Pos, UT

#18 May 14, 2011
give us some crumbs wrote:
<quoted text>For the same reason we pitch a tee pee to celebrate "our religion". We don't know where the fk we came from or who we are, so we invented that crap about crawling out of some crack in the earth. Them powwow are pretty cool, and the tee pees are way cooler that a dirt hogan. When water got pretty valuable, we claimed that to. Nobody is offering any resistance, so why not? Everything we have cried and whined for, we have gotten. So why not???? If you "strong" white people are stupid enough, why not"""?????
You are either one stupid Navajo or a Mexican who is hiding out in Fort Defiance. Let me guess, you are a Dentist too.
give us some crumbs

Kayenta, AZ

#19 May 14, 2011
Skinwalker wrote:
<quoted text>
You are either one stupid Navajo or a Mexican who is hiding out in Fort Defiance. Let me guess, you are a Dentist too.
Yadila, if you were a skin-walker, you would know the answer. Thanks for your high estimation of me, I WISH I were a dentist, or least had their income! Just a Navajo that learned to reason and think for myself. Pretty rare commodity, huh?.... "commodity" means more than free cheese, you do know that, right? BTW, I am also a very conservative republican (that also voted for Obama)lol..... fooled me, too.... with all his crap about "change". He didn't lie though, about all we have left is a "little change", sometimes not even that by the time I fill my 3500 four-door Duramax with diesel!!!!! Sure like the ride, though.

By way of the late and Great George Carlin, I will concede than I am a little stupid, If you will agree that you are a whole lot stupider!!! That ought to move "Your Bowels". lol
duh

Whiteriver, AZ

#20 May 21, 2011
Bee George wrote:
<quoted text>Why dont you shop in the largest city on the rez, Shitrock. Oh yea, Navawhores can't trust or stand each other more than every one else on the planet. You would rather spend your money somewhere else then you can blame civilized people for you being stupid, than just being stupid with the rest of your spieces.
We all racist, Im just as stupid as all of you that don't like Indians or whites, stupid enough to get into this crowd, bashing each other and the Article is about striving tribe has hope for their next generation. I shop in Shiprock and don't live there. I eat mutton stew n frybread there. I also shop in Farmington. I get alone with alot of white business people in Farmington and Shiprock. Bee, I got big turds, yours comes out like brown liquid and your uglier than any whores.

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