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Fulbright conference to feature ambassador

There are 35 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Apr 13, 2011, titled Fulbright conference to feature ambassador. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The Jemez Pueblo of northern New Mexico is close to reaching a benchmark in its quest to build an off-reservation casino in Anthony, N.M. The federal government announced Friday in the Federal Register that it soon plans to file the draft version of a key environmental document for the project.

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Give me a break

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Apr 13, 2011
"Concerns about the proximity to...a Do-a Ana Community College branch campus..."

Like it or hate it, since when is proximity of a casino to a college a concern? Sounds like the opponents of the casinos (mainly Stan Fulton) are just throwing up any "concern" they can think of. And is Fulton still threatening to his withdraw from support of NMSU athletics if the casino is built?
Really

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Apr 13, 2011
I think this casino might be the best thing to happen to Anthony. Haven't you "opponents" driven around your little so-called "city" lately? It's a sespool of poverty and gangs. Anthony has NO revenue and without that, conditions will never improve. What has the city council been doing for the last year and a half, because progress is not visible in the slightest?!!! You are failing your community. This casino would bring a substantial amount of revenue which could go right back into cleaning up the town and establishing a higher standard of living for it's residents. Sunland Park will always have plenty of business because it has the ponys. And no casino creates a gambling addict any more then a glass makes an alcoholic drink! Stop squabbling and do something good for your crappy little city!
cha ching

United States

#4 Apr 13, 2011
Who is Stan Fulton?? Or better yet, where IS he?
I mean, what gives him the right to monopolize southern New Mexico? We need jobs in this area.
Alien

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Apr 13, 2011
Poverty and more expenditure on our tax dollars is likely to be created by another casino. Take the time and go to Northern New Mexico in the Espanola area. there you will see residents losing their homes, farms, etc. to gambling. Then they go on the welfare rolls. Don't support this venture and create more poverty.
Quark

United States

#6 Apr 13, 2011
I sincerely hope that this passes and the Jemez Pueblo gets their casino. It will help the people of southern NM with some much-needed jobs and it will bring tourist dollars as well.

Of course there will be the usual round of people complaining about how the Indians are taking advantage of American's penchant to spend money foolishly (i.e. gambling), but hey, paybacks are a b itch!
Quark

United States

#7 Apr 13, 2011
Don wrote:
Hey...if the indians can go off reservation with casino's then anybody should be able to have a slot machine if they want! Where does it say indians can have gambling anywhere they want but the rest of us can't? Lets be fair.
You're right, you should have that same "right." But first, we have to kill everyone in your family, everyone in your village then force you to live in an undeveloped area on meager pay in abject poverty for at least three generations.
Valley Native

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Apr 13, 2011
Don wrote:
Hey...if the indians can go off reservation with casino's then anybody should be able to have a slot machine if they want! Where does it say indians can have gambling anywhere they want but the rest of us can't? Lets be fair.
I agree with Don, and the reality is the Casino will be lining the pockets of the likes of Peters and who ever else he is paying off in the process.

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#9 Apr 13, 2011
Build that golden palace on the state line.

If people want to go they will.
If people don't want to go, they won't.

If it's not there at all....50% of anything is gone, leaving zero,....again.

Now that Cheeseburger Bill Richardson is gone,
perhaps decent and consistent
forward progress will advance and citizens get
what they want and need.

And Stan Fulton should be rolling in it happy as hell he has had the run he has had.

The title of this thread has been changed!

Build the damned casino in Anthony.

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.(as they go)
Agent

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Apr 13, 2011
They can't build here. This is not anywhere near their land.

This is the same thing as the Apache Homelands Casino on I-10 between Las Cruces and Deming. The Ft. Sill (Oklahoma) tribe tried to take advantage of us by building a casino here....in New Mexico!

The EIS must take into account public opposition as well as biological and noise impacts.

On the other side, Anthony is a crap town. Either the tribe will hire the folks from Anthony or the folks from Anthony would rather not work and collect a welfare check which will be spent on gambling.
SimonSays

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Apr 13, 2011
The chances for this making it through the legislature, passed the governor and passing federal muster under the IGRA are about the same as me sprouting wings and flying to China.

We need industry here, not more services, and even less of a 'service' that saps locals with little disposable income and poor self-control.
LHOOQ

Farmington, NM

#12 Apr 13, 2011
Yeah, what is it with the thread title?
dont do it

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 Apr 13, 2011
Alien wrote:
Poverty and more expenditure on our tax dollars is likely to be created by another casino. Take the time and go to Northern New Mexico in the Espanola area. there you will see residents losing their homes, farms, etc. to gambling. Then they go on the welfare rolls. Don't support this venture and create more poverty.
I grew up in an area which is right between Jemez Pueblo and Espanola and it is such a sad area. People spend their nights and weekends sticking what little money they have into the slot machines and then they just dig themselves into a deeper hole of poverty and end up depending on welfare. Their homes are in horrible condition, their children wear dirty clothes, and they have cars that can hardly make it down the street. While a casino may create lots of jobs for the area, the negative side effects are just too great for an area that is already so poverty stricken.
Shotgun Bob

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Apr 13, 2011
Really wrote:
I think this casino might be the best thing to happen to Anthony. Haven't you "opponents" driven around your little so-called "city" lately? It's a sespool of poverty and gangs. Anthony has NO revenue and without that, conditions will never improve. What has the city council been doing for the last year and a half, because progress is not visible in the slightest?!!! You are failing your community. This casino would bring a substantial amount of revenue which could go right back into cleaning up the town and establishing a higher standard of living for it's residents. Sunland Park will always have plenty of business because it has the ponys. And no casino creates a gambling addict any more then a glass makes an alcoholic drink! Stop squabbling and do something good for your crappy little city!
You say GANGS in Anthony, Yeehaa, If one comes up to me in the Casino parking lot in Anthony to mug me. It will be 'GANG OVER'(game over) for him.
Don

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Apr 13, 2011
Quark wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, you should have that same "right." But first, we have to kill everyone in your family, everyone in your village then force you to live in an undeveloped area on meager pay in abject poverty for at least three generations.
Before we got here they spent thier time killing each other...devastating the area where camped till there was no wildlife left then moving on...there was no "Dancing With Wolves"...Do you think Peters is an indian?...you need to look into his background...I don't care what they do on the reservation...but they can't be allowed to set up gambling where ever they want without the rest of us having the same rights!
Brian

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Apr 13, 2011
Every time this issue comes up, the same comments come out. Go to Albuquerque; north, south, east, west, there is a casino in every direction. Do they have gambling addiction? Certainly. Is it confined to just the people that live there? Hardly. I go to casinos up there occasionally and the one thing that strikes me is how many people are there from southern New Mexico. By not building a casino here, the problem of addiction is not going to go away, we, here in southern NM will just not benefit from it.
Rick O Shea

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Apr 13, 2011
Alien wrote:
Poverty and more expenditure on our tax dollars is likely to be created by another casino. Take the time and go to Northern New Mexico in the Espanola area. there you will see residents losing their homes, farms, etc. to gambling. Then they go on the welfare rolls. Don't support this venture and create more poverty.
So who is dragging these people into a Casino and forcing them to drop their money at the tables and slots? I don't get your point. Are you saying that lower income people are too stupid not to gamble away more than they can afford to lose? There are plenty of middle class and wealthy dumb a s s' who gamble away more than they can afford to lose as well. The irresponsible actions of "some" is not a valid reason to restrict the free choice of others.
Rick O Shea

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Apr 13, 2011
dont do it wrote:
<quoted text>
I grew up in an area which is right between Jemez Pueblo and Espanola and it is such a sad area. People spend their nights and weekends sticking what little money they have into the slot machines and then they just dig themselves into a deeper hole of poverty and end up depending on welfare. Their homes are in horrible condition, their children wear dirty clothes, and they have cars that can hardly make it down the street. While a casino may create lots of jobs for the area, the negative side effects are just too great for an area that is already so poverty stricken.
Are you implying that without a casino those people would be off welfare, saving for their future, putting their kids through college and investing in their properties and vehicles?
4 aces United States

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Apr 13, 2011
Alien, this casino will not create any more poverty then there already is both in Anthony and Jemez Pueblo. If you don't like going to casinos, then just stay home or go somewhere else. This casino is a win/win project for everyone. Stop and think of all the jobs that will be created, that PLUS all the benefits offered by this project. Like I said before, just stay away from the casino if it bothers you.

Agent, you also are soooo wrong. They can build here if the Federal government gives the okay.
LALALALA

Eastpointe, MI

#20 Apr 13, 2011
No jobs and a casino. After the poor blow their money on the casino and go hungry anger will kick in. Bad choice. Anthony is a very poor City for a Casino. Welfare and Social Security from the elderly will support this Casino.
Inez

Eastpointe, MI

#21 Apr 13, 2011
Yes Please stay away because I got enphezema from all the smoke at the casinos. If you dislike the smoke then dont get a job there. Because at least at the nite club its once in a while but a job at a casino they cant pay you enough for the health hazard.

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