Posts Tagged ‘brings’
In an article entitled "Every Silver Lining has a Cloud" The Week From Indian Country Today, the author explains the many issues now facing the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota due to the booming oil industry in that area.
Oil revenues paid to the Tribes or individual tribal citizens increased 400% since 2009, from $4.5 million in 2008 to $116.4 million in 2011. The article characterizes the negative effects of this boom as a "humanitarian crisis."
The article details traffic, law enforcement, and water shortage problems developing on the reservation due to this influx of people and economic development.
As a teenager, Julian Evan-Hart discovered he lived near a field where a German Heinkel bomber had crashed during World War 2. In 1981 he began to search for the remains, and pinpointed them to a field. He asked permission from the farmer to dig for it and was refused, and according to this article from the Mirror even applied to the government for permission and didn’t get it. However, thirty years later the land came up for sale, Mr Hart bought it, and has now been working with a small team to discover what’s there. Early signs are hopeful, with metal and glass being recovered.
There have been calls for the resignation, if not sacking, of an Italian academic this week after he tried to combine history and homophobia. Professor Roberto De Mattei is the deputy head of the National Research Council, and he argued that Rome fell because it was “infected” by homosexuality, which he claims flooded the empire after it destroyed Carthage. He also tried to state that modern Italy was going the same way. Now, I don’t need to spend any time pointing out that this is total nonsense, but academics and politicians have united to call for him to go.