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Mississippi Choctaws give details on $375M coast casino

There are 97 comments on the The Mississippi Press story from Oct 17, 2006, titled Mississippi Choctaws give details on $375M coast casino. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

The Mississippi Band of Choctaws has revealed details of a $375 million casino resort that could rival other large gambling properties on the Gulf Coast.

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anthony

Bethpage, NY

#1 Oct 18, 2006
what benefit can come from this to our county? the tribe is not federally required to pay state taxes from casino revenue. who pays your taxes? you! who will pay for the casino taxes? you! of all the money made from a casino and we would see none of it!
Candy

Trussville, AL

#3 Nov 3, 2006
The American Indians were here first, their land was stolen. If someone stole your parents land, how would you feel about it? I read in the Hattiesburg paper, and I quote, "How dare you Mississippi Band of Choctaw etc. " Let me turn the table, how dare you!! You and all others live on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw land that was stolen. Why the hell should we allow the Choctaws to pay any taxes? I believe they are due their money for white and black to live on the land. Many Choctaws still live on the Reservation and still in poverty. This is FACT!
Mee

United States

#4 Nov 3, 2006
I pray that the American Indians prosper and are treated more like Americans than the rest of the immigrants in this nation. That means all of us.
jeremy

Long Beach, MS

#5 Jan 19, 2007
We are not in the days of native americans anymore,the world has changed and so has the Choctaws.Quit picturing them as being force off there land...anyone alive did not do it..Now it is a matter of paying taxes...for everyone..these taxes pay for our roads..which are in very bad shape..even before katrina..they pay for our schools..which my childhood schools were distroyed and are in no site of being rebuilt...my daughter will be in those portable traliors next year also..
my grandparents on down paid for those schools..
if they want tax breaks apply for them just like all the other casinos here...cause if you think or one minute the owners of these casinos... Choctaw or otherwise need a tax break...they don't,it is simply a incentive..also jackson county natives
Choctaw or otherwise voted highly aganist gaming in there communities..so if the Choctaws continue to act would this not also be forced, considering the people of this area have already said no...a wrong is not corrected by another wrong...also ponder this,why jackson county..it would have made more sense for the Choctaws to find a site in a county that already allows gaming and ask for the tax break...this would have been easier..maybe they didn't because the casinos in the county next door pay there due and more...also again these casino are fully behind the people(*note- all races and backgrounds) of jackson county to oppose this..
plz do your research
Bud Lewis

Sonora, TX

#6 Jan 21, 2007
jeremy wrote:
We are not in the days of native americans anymore,the world has changed and so has the Choctaws.Quit picturing them as being force off there land...anyone alive did not do it..Now it is a matter of paying taxes...for everyone..these taxes pay for our roads..which are in very bad shape..even before katrina..they pay for our schools..which my childhood schools were distroyed and are in no site of being rebuilt...my daughter will be in those portable traliors next year also..
my grandparents on down paid for those schools..
if they want tax breaks apply for them just like all the other casinos here...cause if you think or one minute the owners of these casinos... Choctaw or otherwise need a tax break...they don't,it is simply a incentive..also jackson county natives
Choctaw or otherwise voted highly aganist gaming in there communities..so if the Choctaws continue to act would this not also be forced, considering the people of this area have already said no...a wrong is not corrected by another wrong...also ponder this,why jackson county..it would have made more sense for the Choctaws to find a site in a county that already allows gaming and ask for the tax break...this would have been easier..maybe they didn't because the casinos in the county next door pay there due and more...also again these casino are fully behind the people(*note- all races and backgrounds) of jackson county to oppose this..
plz do your research
To do away with the indian welfare would be doing them a favor. They are drinking themselves to death and dying of diabetes because they don't have to do anything.
Fred

United States

#7 Feb 13, 2007
jeremy wrote:
We are not in the days of native americans anymore,the world has changed and so has the Choctaws.Quit picturing them as being force off there land...anyone alive did not do it..Now it is a matter of paying taxes...for everyone..these taxes pay for our roads..which are in very bad shape..even before katrina..they pay for our schools..which my childhood schools were distroyed and are in no site of being rebuilt...my daughter will be in those portable traliors next year also..
my grandparents on down paid for those schools..
if they want tax breaks apply for them just like all the other casinos here...cause if you think or one minute the owners of these casinos... Choctaw or otherwise need a tax break...they don't,it is simply a incentive..also jackson county natives
Choctaw or otherwise voted highly aganist gaming in there communities..so if the Choctaws continue to act would this not also be forced, considering the people of this area have already said no...a wrong is not corrected by another wrong...also ponder this,why jackson county..it would have made more sense for the Choctaws to find a site in a county that already allows gaming and ask for the tax break...this would have been easier..maybe they didn't because the casinos in the county next door pay there due and more...also again these casino are fully behind the people(*note- all races and backgrounds) of jackson county to oppose this..
plz do your research
Get ready its comming to Jackson county.
like it or not.
rds

Greenwood, MS

#8 Feb 13, 2007
Candy wrote:
The American Indians were here first, their land was stolen. If someone stole your parents land, how would you feel about it? I read in the Hattiesburg paper, and I quote, "How dare you Mississippi Band of Choctaw etc. " Let me turn the table, how dare you!! You and all others live on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw land that was stolen. Why the hell should we allow the Choctaws to pay any taxes? I believe they are due their money for white and black to live on the land. Many Choctaws still live on the Reservation and still in poverty. This is FACT!
who was here when the indians got here. who did they steal it from?????
Pete

Sonora, TX

#9 Feb 15, 2007
rds wrote:
<quoted text>who was here when the indians got here. who did they steal it from?????
How do you feel about todays blacks and slavery?
TOM

Moss Point, MS

#10 Feb 16, 2007
Pete wrote:
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How do you feel about todays blacks and slavery?
What are you talking about? This is not about Blacks Stupid.
Harry the Hat

Perkinston, MS

#11 Feb 16, 2007
Hey Tom...don't be calling people stupid. It's not nice.
tracey

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Feb 25, 2007
Hi Everyone:
I welcome everyone's comments about the Mississippi Band of Choctaws. I am from that tribe but I now reside in Las Vegas, NV. I agree that in order to establish businesses, we must be able to provide for residents living in the area. All Choctaws are not drunks or diabetics just like all white people are not rich and just stealing everyone's resources. I think if you all researched your opinions carefully, you could see that our tribe has successfully employed people from caucasian, blacks, asians and other societies. My tribe has also assisted me in successfully attaining a college education, it has allowed for me to travel abroad, gain new experiences and also give me the skills needed to develop businesses and other ventures. I do not drink, I try to take care of myself that I do not stress over things that cause health issues. In a way, I guess you could call me an educated indian that know better than to argue over your comments because you lack the knowledge. However, my overall goal is to promote our Choctaw people as well as all Native Americans to stand up, do something positive in their life and take control of our entities so that we do not continue to get robbed of our resources. I do agree that taxes do provide for the schools, roads, and other needs provided by the State of Mississippi such as welfare for many people and not just indians. But hey, I have never been on welfare so I would not know. Anyhow, good luck to you all and hope you will have a great life.

“Why Business As Usual?!”

Since: Feb 07

Prentiss County, MS

#13 Feb 26, 2007
I agree Tracey. A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of attending the Choctaw Fair, and was treated with great hospitality. Also, for some of the nay-sayers, I noticed that there are industries there. Chief Martin, from all accounts I've heard, has done a great job for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. If anyone wants to see how Economic Development is done right, go check out Choctaw.
jeremy

United States

#14 May 6, 2007
tracey wrote:
Hi Everyone:
I welcome everyone's comments about the Mississippi Band of Choctaws. I am from that tribe but I now reside in Las Vegas, NV. I agree that in order to establish businesses, we must be able to provide for residents living in the area. All Choctaws are not drunks or diabetics just like all white people are not rich and just stealing everyone's resources. I think if you all researched your opinions carefully, you could see that our tribe has successfully employed people from caucasian, blacks, asians and other societies. My tribe has also assisted me in successfully attaining a college education, it has allowed for me to travel abroad, gain new experiences and also give me the skills needed to develop businesses and other ventures. I do not drink, I try to take care of myself that I do not stress over things that cause health issues. In a way, I guess you could call me an educated indian that know better than to argue over your comments because you lack the knowledge. However, my overall goal is to promote our Choctaw people as well as all Native Americans to stand up, do something positive in their life and take control of our entities so that we do not continue to get robbed of our resources. I do agree that taxes do provide for the schools, roads, and other needs provided by the State of Mississippi such as welfare for many people and not just indians. But hey, I have never been on welfare so I would not know. Anyhow, good luck to you all and hope you will have a great life.
WELFARE IS PROVIDED BY THE STATE!!!...IN JACKSON COUNTY, WHICH I LIVE THEY HAVE COUNTY TAXES FOR ROADS AND SCHOOLS...PAID FOR BY PEOPLE WITHIN THE COUNTY...THERE IN VEGAS YOU WOULDN'T NEED COUNTY TAXES..JUST DIRTY MONEY AND CORRUPTION TO BUILT NEW ROADS AND SCHOOLS....RIGHT..THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS IN JACKSON COUNTY HAVE VOTED TWICE TO KEEP CASINOS OUT OF JACKSON COUNTY..WE DONT NEED THEM..WE HAVE THEM 30 MINS AWAY..AND DONT NEED THE REVENUE EITHER..
O' YEAH THATS RIGHTS THEY DONT PAY TAXES...
tiffanana

Baton Rouge, LA

#15 May 15, 2007
I just had the pleasure of meeting a group of choctaw indians and can tell you that they are the most lighthearted individuals have ever met.they always have a joke and are always smiling so if they are feeling deprived or holding any animosity towards me{ i am caucasion},I never knew it.I felt like part of thir family.if never i make another friend.I have many in bok chito.I love u guys.tiff in houma
jeremy

United States

#16 May 20, 2007
hmmmm ..trying to sneak a casino in on u guys in houma too..cause there aren't any in houma,la.
tiffanana wrote:
I just had the pleasure of meeting a group of choctaw indians and can tell you that they are the most lighthearted individuals have ever met.they always have a joke and are always smiling so if they are feeling deprived or holding any animosity towards me{ i am caucasion},I never knew it.I felt like part of thir family.if never i make another friend.I have many in bok chito.I love u guys.tiff in houma
prentissmiss

United States

#17 May 22, 2007
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you feel about todays blacks and slavery?
Still being messy and ignorant.Find something to do in Texas.
prentissmiss

United States

#18 May 22, 2007
TOM wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you talking about? This is not about Blacks Stupid.
Ha Ha I truly think he's challenged.
joe

Statesboro, GA

#19 Jul 13, 2007
jeremey, you need some cheese to go with your whine....
Bill

United States

#21 Jul 15, 2007
Hi my name is Bill. I work at Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, MS. Pearl River Resort is owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. I am going to tell you the truth about Choctaws. You can tell a difference between the ones that have stayed and went to school on the reservation and the ones that went to other schools. I went to Neshoba Central High School along with some Choctaws. The ones that went to other schools not on the reservation are reliable. I guess when they stay on the reservation they are not taught the responsibility and manners that others are taught outside the reservation. Choctaws are not reliable at all. They call in to work all the time. Everytime they get a distribution check they call in saying they are sick or someone in the family has passed away. It is horrible at how they are raised. They take everything for granted. They have the casino to profit off of and they won't even come to work. They are worthless people. Really they are. They take the distribution check and spend it on beer, stay home and get drunk. They have several kids just to get that check anyways. They are sorry and all are lazy. They need to wake up out of this Indian Dream they are in and get in the real world. If I had a house given to me, I would take better care of it than they do. They trash them houses and then just get another one. Choctaws are nasty. I have met very few that will actually work. Most don't care about nothing but themselves. They say that they are going to do away with all the non-indian people at the Resort and bring in all Choctaws. I have just one question for them, Who is going to come to work?
Bill

United States

#22 Jul 15, 2007
Choctaws do nothing but talk bad about Chief Martin now. They say that he took their money and spent it on his stuff. The Chocs are freaking weird. They know nothing about life, they are all babies.

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