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High Speed Rail Supporters Rally in Duluth

There are 146 comments on the WDIO story from Dec 8, 2012, titled High Speed Rail Supporters Rally in Duluth. In it, WDIO reports that:

Students from the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group in Duluth and the Twin Cities joined forces Saturday to host a "Rolling Press Conference" to raise awareness about the proposed Northern Lights Express high speed rail between Duluth and Minneapolis.

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Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#62 Dec 11, 2012
Lakota wrote:
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The government of your ancestors did.
Not my ancestors. They did not arrive in Minnesota until the 20th century.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#63 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
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I agree Wade. The state can't run a hot dog stand much less a casino. However I do believe that there is room for private gaming here in the state. And while Indian gaming has had some very positive impact on some tribes, others have squandered their revenues. And they should be required to pay corporate taxes on their profits just like every one else. I have nothing against the current casinos or their owners and have visited them myself more times than I care to admit. But there is no reason to continue this tax holiday monopoly for them either.
There is no provision to tax the profits of the Indian casinos with their permission.

I'm not saying a state-run casino would not be successful, I just think it's not good public policy.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#64 Dec 11, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
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There is no provision to tax the profits of the Indian casinos with their permission.
I'm not saying a state-run casino would not be successful, I just think it's not good public policy.
Then we implement the toll roads solution. Not just on the roads going to the Casino's but the roads going in to and out of the reservations as well. Or update the law to allow the state to tax their income as well as the feds.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#65 Dec 11, 2012
Lakota wrote:
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The government of your ancestors did.
Were your Tribal Ancestors better off when it was the Chippewa, or the Souix kicking the shaat out of your people, taking their land, breeding their womyn, burning their homes, and stealing the Poles your Womyn used to drag the men folks' Possessions across the ground because your Ancestors never figured out the "wheel", like the rest of humanity had?

My ancestors were not here either when your backwards ancestors fought their last battle against a superior neighbor. But if they were, they would have treated your conquered people like they treated every other enemy when the war was over....You assimilate or perish!

THIS is the great Sin of the White Man....Allowing your ancestors to continue to breed and create the Entitled Natives that America endures today!
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#66 Dec 11, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
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Ya well you are a island nation in the middle of the USA.
You operate casinos at the pleasure of the USA!
The following article is about relations between Scott County and the tribe. Note the headlines "icy relations between tribe and Scott County".
If you can read and understand the article there is much talk about how the SUPER RICH indians havn't cooperated in the past and under recent leadership changes the tribe is cooperating more.
http://www.startribune.com/local/south/175033...
Your article states that relations have improved greatly.

There is no mention of a toll road to Mystic Lake Casino anywhere in your article.
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#67 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
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They did the same thing in Tunica, Mississippi. The tribal run casinos refused to pay for maintenance on the roads leading to their casinos and resorts so the county officials, all a bunch of "good ol boys", stopped fixing them. When the customer base started complaining, suddenly the casinos wanted the roads fixed. Their refusal to pay any taxes ended up costing them a considerable amount of money. Which was still a tiny dent in their revenue stream.
The casinos in Tunica are not Native American owned or run.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#68 Dec 11, 2012
Lakota wrote:
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The casinos in Tunica are not Native American owned or run.
I re-read Cant's Post 4 times, I saw no reference to Natives in his tale about the Casino?

Did you want to address his point, or be content to sit on the Victim Card you played?
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#69 Dec 11, 2012
Lakota wrote:
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The casinos in Tunica are not Native American owned or run.
Now I re-read it 5 times now and see "tribal" in his comments.

Did you want to address his point or are you content to play the Race Card, and ignore the discomfort you feel because what he said about roads is still relevant to the discussion?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#70 Dec 11, 2012
Lakota wrote:
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The casinos in Tunica are not Native American owned or run.
I stand corrected but the principal is the same. Pay your share or pay the price.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#71 Dec 11, 2012
Consistent wrote:
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I re-read Cant's Post 4 times, I saw no reference to Natives in his tale about the Casino?
Did you want to address his point, or be content to sit on the Victim Card you played?
Check again Con. I did (incorrectly) reference "tribal run casinos". But you are correct, the principal is still valid.
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#72 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Apparently not sovereign enough to stop taking boatloads of money from all of the old white folks or partnering with the major casino chains.
None of the Minnesota casinos partner with major casino chanins.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#73 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Then we implement the toll roads solution. Not just on the roads going to the Casino's but the roads going in to and out of the reservations as well. Or update the law to allow the state to tax their income as well as the feds.
I'm fairly certain that Indians pay person income tax.

Maybe our Lakota friend can fill us in.

I suppose if an Indian lives and works on their reservation their income would not be taxable, but I don't know for sure.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#74 Dec 11, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
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I'm fairly certain that Indians pay person income tax.
Maybe our Lakota friend can fill us in.
I suppose if an Indian lives and works on their reservation their income would not be taxable, but I don't know for sure.
I think you are correct Wade. But I don't believe they pay any federal or state income tax on the profits made by the casino's them selves. Although, I am not batting very well on being accurate today. I was under the mistaken impression that Grand Casino was affiliated with MGM Grand. My bad.
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#75 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Then we implement the toll roads solution. Not just on the roads going to the Casino's but the roads going in to and out of the reservations as well. Or update the law to allow the state to tax their income as well as the feds.
You cannot enforce a state tax on members of a sovereign nation.
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#76 Dec 11, 2012
Consistent wrote:
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I re-read Cant's Post 4 times, I saw no reference to Natives in his tale about the Casino?
Did you want to address his point, or be content to sit on the Victim Card you played?
"cantmakeitup's" post plainly says "tribal run casinos". There are no tribal run casinos in Tunica.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#77 Dec 11, 2012
Lakota wrote:
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Your article states that relations have improved greatly.
There is no mention of a toll road to Mystic Lake Casino anywhere in your article.
The toll road threat was made in about 1990 in order for Scott County to get funds to improve the road leading to the casino.

Notice in 2012 the article talks about thawing relations between the tribe and Scott County.

If you are incapable of seeing any connection then I suggest you stick to the res and your multi million dollar european inspired house. OR do you live in a mud hut?
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#78 Dec 11, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
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I'm fairly certain that Indians pay person income tax.
Maybe our Lakota friend can fill us in.
I suppose if an Indian lives and works on their reservation their income would not be taxable, but I don't know for sure.
Natives employeed off reservation pay state taxes, yes.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#79 Dec 11, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
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I'm fairly certain that Indians pay person income tax.
Maybe our Lakota friend can fill us in.
I suppose if an Indian lives and works on their reservation their income would not be taxable, but I don't know for sure.
Lakota "Friend" won't be telling any truth.

Ask Lakota if the tribe pays property taxes to Scott County, I will do they??

Tell the truth now Lakota.....
Lakota

Saint Paul, MN

#80 Dec 11, 2012
We are a sovereign nation. We have the authority to levy our own taxes. We do not pay taxes to any county.

I have been polite to you. Why do you attack Natives in general and me in particular?
freedom of speech

Minneapolis, MN

#81 Dec 11, 2012
State run casinos :

better schools

better roads

better sports facilities

Let people decide where they want to spend their money @ the reservation or in their own state run casinos, put it to a vote, free market will determine the best solution.

__________ this idea will work __________
cantmakeitup wrote:
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I stand corrected but the principal is the same. Pay your share or pay the price.

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