Sunday, October 29, 2006

2006 Colorado Hunt.............

We were fortunate to be drawn for the first rifle hunt for the 2006 deer season. Our plan was to hike for 2 days up into the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area which harbors some great country and good genetics for mulies. This area is due north of Vail, Colorado in Eagle County which holds the largest number of Colorado record book entries for muleys to this day. I thought our planning was excellent and our strategy laid out with most variables addressed, all except for the weather.

The Wilderness Area doesn't allow any mechanized vehicles, which was what we were trying to avoid. Much of Colorado, at least public land, is being run over by quads. It frankly is out of hand and not much is being done about it. We couldn't find anyone to rent us horses for the week and as a DIY'er (do-it-yourselfer) the thought of paying an outfitter to get us to a drop camp wasn't part of our agenda. Only one party was camped higher than us and that was some guys from ND who were after elk and went in a day earlier and had horses and a mule.

We set up our tents at base camp at 9,431 feet elevation and hunted higher. It was extremely tough going as many of you may have read about all the snow Colorado has gotten the past 3 weeks. We saw more moose than we did elk, more sheep than we did moose and more deer than sheep. I never saw a shooter. Plenty of does and some dink bucks but nothing what I was after which was at or near the 30 inch mark. The big brutes were still way up in the quakies and the migration hadn't started for the move to winter range. The rut is still weeks off. It was a tough nasty week. The thin air takes it toll. Snowshoes wouldn't have made a difference. I've got a combination cow elk/deer tag for Montana and am leaving Friday for a week. Maybe the muley gods will be shining on me closer to the rut up there and have some bigger bucks moving about. America is a beautiful place with plenty of great country to hunt. The trick is to just do it, to make it happen, to work hard and some day, some time, that 30 incher will be close enough. Maybe next week in Montana.

If anyone would like my packing list/food/water purification/sleeping bags/tent/bino information I would be happy to share it. Just email to the address found at www.chippewapartners.com.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Change the color to RED and challenge Native America

A Challenge to the 21st Century Black Man

Black men I challenge you to unleash your full potential. Can you handle the task? Prove it.

By Peggy Butler

As night draws near, and the city dissipates into its nocturnal ritual, millions of Black men ponder their fate. Pausing briefly, I observe the man seated across the aisle, and note the confusion in his eyes. It is a look I've seen many times before. Only now it is more subtle, and tinged with an uncanny alliance of fear and serenity. What exactly are you thinking Brotha? Are you sad, happy? Do the two emotions evolve into one leaving you restless and confused?

For several minutes you engage in a cat-and mouse game of Why, What and How. As your mind swerves from one question to another, your thoughts trickle in fast and furious, each more horrifying than the other. Why Am I Here? As a Black Man Why Am I So Misunderstood? And so it goes.

Finally the man drifts into a blissful sleep, where dreams are the only elements veering between sanity and desperation. Five hours later he awakens to the sound of dripping water. Alone in the dark with his thoughts, he becomes conscious of the drip. Plip, Plop, each drop resonates with the sound of fury. Fast forward to the present: Arise my Brotha! The next time these thoughts enter your head, I invite you to take My Challenge.

Now, before you get your boxers in a wad, allow me to give you a brief synopsis of this provocation. It was created solely for Black Men. Moreover, its purpose is to help you become the person you are capable of becoming, despite your present circumstances. Now Brotha without further interruption, here is my challenge to you.

1. I challenge you to stop subscribing to the theory that you are weak, lazy and inadequate.

2. I challenge you to attain a quality education and use your skills wisely.

3. I challenge you to take pride in your race and become conscious of your heritage. Hey guys, have you forgotten that you are descendants of kings and queens?

4. I challenge you to wrap yourself in the fragrant embrace of hope, and stop exhibiting signs of weakness.

5. I challenge you to stop letting western civilization dictate your true value and self-worth.

6. I challenge you to free your mind from the pity, anger and hatred deeply ingrained in your psyche.

7. I challenge you to refrain from the self-destructive behavior (criminal activity) that has led to your selection on the heavily populated Crooks R-US roster.

8. I challenge you to release all resentment, stop living in the past, and stand on your own two feet.

9. I challenge you to get off the street corners and seek gainful employment.

10. I challenge you to combine the exultation of your soul, mind and body, and walk with your head high. By doing this, you will let the world know that you are no longer influenced by biased criticism.

11. I challenge you to refrain from all thoughts of despondency. Instead, fill your mind with hope, faith and assurance.

12. I challenge you to choose wisely, live honorably and always anticipate the best.

13. I challenge you to assert your constitutional rights and become optimistic about the future.

14. I challenge you to be a leader, despite your present circumstances.

15. I challenge you to submit your mind to a Higher Authority. With God's help you can gravitate to a state of true happiness.

16. I challenge you to reclaim your role as "head of household," a phrase used to describe a man who is capable of providing food, clothing and shelter for his family.

Aren't you sick and tired of the media referring to you as the "non-supportive" parent who makes babies, but is incapable of taking care of them?

Lastly, Black Men, I encourage you to commit yourself to these challenges. Only through mutual understanding and in-depth analysis, can you reach your full potential.

Happy times are NOW...........

Did you know there were 170 million prescriptions for anti-depressants last year, in addition to an uncounted number of people self medicating through the use of legal and illegal means. While we are living longer and enjoying the immense benefits of throw-away razors, Monday Night Football and Splenda it would seem that little progress is being made at mastering the pursuit of happiness.

You best believe that the best is yet to come. Live today.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Robertson Davies said...............

"Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

DOW 12,000

Well boys and girls, here it is. A nice fat round number. And to think it will double from here in my lifetime. You can count on it or put it in stone. Long term, (listen carefully here Geno) the market only goes one way. Believe it.

I've been planning on this number being reached exactly today (go ahead, you can laugh at that, I am) for about 2.5 years so I am going to take a break from my daily duties and recharge my senses, refuel the spirit and fire it up once again on the Continental Divide in Colorado. May the mule deer gods shine down on me.

God willing I'll be back on Halloween with plenty of fresh ideas and a whole lot of fresh air behind me. Take good care of your health, it's still the largest component of your net worth, say your prayers for your lot in life, enjoy your place amongst your other 300,000,000 neighbors and continue to dream big dreams.

The best is yet come. Believe it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Corporate shenanigans.........

For those of you in Mandaree, stock options are awarded or granted or even "earned" by employees of publicly traded companies to motivate and retain, key, and sometimes all personnel. These options give their recipients the right to buy stock at a strike price that most companies tell the shareholders will be the fair-market value on the day of the grant. Many of these corporate scoundrels have been involved in backdating, which is where the companies secretly pretend the option grant was at an earlier date so that the strike price can be lower and the profits greater.

There is a company called UnitedHealth that has a guy by the name of Dr. William McGuire still at the helm. I dont' think there is a human alive who has made more money playing games with options grants. No wonder investors get so fed up with this never-ending crapola. Where is the SEC in protecting the little guy? Spitzer started it off right and got the investigations rolling. Who will finish it when he's gone off to politics?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

DOW High-Water.........

My thesis over the past weeks and months that the market runs higher by year-end seems to have some legs after todays action. Small-cap's came to life. About time. In cowboy terms, when 30 critters break out of a large herd you usually wind up losing the entire bunch and starting over. Likewise, when thirty big names (the DOW) move up to new high ground, the rest will follow.

It just takes some time.

This is a MUST-SEE for Americans........

www.louvreatlanta.org

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Carnage

BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) -- War has wiped out about 655,000 Iraqis or more than 500 people a day since the U.S.-led invasion, a new study reports.

Violence including gunfire and bombs caused the majority of deaths but thousands of people died from worsening health and environmental conditions directly related to the conflict that began in 2003, U.S. and Iraqi public health researchers said.

"Since March 2003, an additional 2.5 percent of Iraq's population have died above what would have occurred without conflict," according to the survey of Iraqi households, titled "The Human Cost of the War in Iraq."

The survey, being published online by British medical journal The Lancet, gives a far higher number of deaths in Iraq than other organizations.

Researchers randomly selected 1,849 households across Iraq and asked questions about births and deaths and migration for the study led by Gilbert Burnham of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

They extrapolated the figures to reflect the national picture, saying Iraq's death rate had more than doubled since the invasion.

Iraqis "bear the consequence of warfare," the report said, comparing the situation with other wars: "In the Vietnam War, 3 million civilians died; in the Congo, armed conflict has been responsible for 3.8 million deaths; in East Timor, an estimated 200,000 out of a population of 800,000 died in conflict.

"Recent estimates are that 200,000 have died in Darfur [Sudan] over the past 31 months. Our data, which estimate that 654,965 or 2.5 percent of the Iraqi population has died in this, the largest major international conflict of the 21st century, should be of grave concern to everyone."

The researchers estimated that an additional 654,965 people have died in Iraq since the invasion above what would have been expected from the pre-war mortality rate.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Georgia troopers.........

Why are there so many state troopers guarding college football coaches on game day than you ever see on the roads? Does it have anything to do with getting a good view of the game ? How do you protect a coach from a flying hot dog?

Or a loss?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Columbus Day..........

This holiday is not celebrated in Native America. Nor by Chippewa Partners.

Meth problems in Indian Country???

Here is a partial solution.............

www.hythiam.com

Yesterday at Six Flags...............

We spent a gorgeous day at Six Flags celebrating my son's 10th birthday with his posse of pals. It didn't come cheap.

What a hoot and no shortage of tats, piercings and mullet haircuts. Just like North Korea, everyone is trying to make a statement.

The parking lot at the end of the day looked like a garbage dump. Park patrons just throw all their McDonalds trash out in the lot. And that trash surely has a "ton" to do with the size of the patrons. It was an amazing exhibit of obesity waddling around at Six Flags. Scary. The lady who got stuck in the turnstile exiting the park was a highlight. There weren't that many people at the park for such a beautiful day. Talladega was running and that probably kept half of Alabama occupied. As for the boys, as one said to me on the way home, it was "the greatest day of his life"! It's still tough to beat a roller coaster ride for sheer thrills!

Japan.............

The Japanese may not sleep well with North Korea doing their nuclear testing. The worlds thugs and bullies are having a field day.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

More from the worlds greatest thug....Mr. Putin

A Russian journalist known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya was shot to death Saturday in the capital, police said.

Anna Politkovskaya's body was found in an elevator in an apartment building, a duty officer at a central Moscow police station told The Associated Press. A pistol and four bullets were found in the elevator, the Interfax news agency reported, citing police officials.

Politkovskaya was respected for her critical, in-depth coverage of the Russian government campaign in Chechnya.

Is help on the way in Canada?

The 1-800 hotline established to help Ontario's addicted gamblers is being inundated with thousands of calls from people looking for winning lottery numbers, prompting the government to rethink the way it advertises the telephone number.

So too, it is the untold story in the Native American gambling saga.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Life at 50

I watched snow clouds whip across Mt. McKinley. I gave the eulogy at my Mothers funeral. I viewed the magnificent Ware Collection of Glass Flowers at Harvard University. I watched two healthy sons come into the world. I have seen the pristine beauty of New Zealand. I waded into the “crowd” on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. I hunted elk in the Big Horn Mountains above Yellow Tail Dam with Robert Yellow Tail. I hunted dinosaur fossils in the Badlands. I stood at Michael Milkens X-shaped trading desk in the Beverly Hills office of Drexel Burnham Lambert. I have shot 10-point bucks in their beds. I was accepted into 5 law schools. I have eaten in the lobster houses of Baja. I know the thrill of Space Mountain. I looked down from the Eiffel Tower. I caught fish in Canada till my arms ached. I walked the Salomon Brothers trading floor in 7 World Trade before the 9/11 disaster. I have seen the treasures of King Tut. I know the biggest components of net worth are great health and the ability to function. I asked my wife to marry me at the Golden Gate Bridge. I made long ocean swims in the cold. I looked down from a helicopter over Yankee Stadium. I learned that if it is a problem about money it is not really a problem. I felt the heat and humidity in Tahiti. I still want to be the winning jockey on the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby. I was in the Swiss Banks in Geneva. I have seen the Crown Jewels. I watched schools of tuna in a feeding frenzy. I watched 3 space missions blast off. I sipped scotch at the Ritz in Paris. I walked the most beautiful beaches in the world. I have eaten shrimp the size of lobsters and octopus the size of shrimp in Australia. I bucked off bucking horses. I know the best hugs come from your own children. I am still pained by the massacre at Wounded Knee. I saw aurora borealis so bright I thought I was seeing heaven from earth. I have heard the primordial howling of coyotes across many sunsets. I partied in the original Hotel California. I have seen death in many forms. . I looked Mona Lisa in the eye. I sailed from Catalina Island to the mainland. I was awarded a college degree. I learned I chose excellent parents. I admired Mt. Blanc from CafĂ© di Midi”. I trapped hundreds of fox. I shot antelope at 600 yards and missed coyotes at 8 steps. I have been in planes that have landed on ice, on water and in pastures. I have ridden a motorcycle across much of America. I identified hundreds of different birds. I have been lost in the Louvre. I watched the Challenger explode on TV. I have had more fun than any man should have. I have broken bones. I have been to the diamond cutters in Amsterdam. I grew up in the poorest county in America and lived in LaJolla. I marched as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I know leverage works both ways in the stock market. I lost my best friend to a lightning strike. I miss my grandparents more every year. I saw two million birds in one flock. I learned that success has nothing to do with money and everything to do with how you feel about yourself. I never smoked a cigarette. I have felt the roar of a rushing Minnesota river in the spring. I danced in Studio 54. I know the beauty of Diamond Head. I know the laughter of friends and the spite of enemies. I know the power of big surf. I trapped coyotes in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. I looked into the crater of Mt. Saint Helen’s. I have been to two Olympic Games. I still dream big dreams. I know the gurgle of the Mississippi River headwaters. I married the best “life partner” that any man could. I know Native American racism. I have owned my share of winning stocks. I always questioned my dentist. I fined a large brokerage firm $1,000,000. I remember the Blizzard of 1975. I nearly capsized by migrating whales. I only eat sushi with chopsticks. I ate breakfast at Harry’s in LaJolla and lunched at Harry’s on Wall Street. I was on the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk during F-14 training operations. I looked down on Chamonix from the French Alps. I have become a better trader every year. I know that a house is not a home without family. I know the real party is in Heaven.

Nancy Ann Parisian Kaehler

Happy Birthday sis.........from 50 it's alot more uphill than down!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Lord and the Biker...............

A Biker was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

The biker pulled over and said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want."

The Lord said, "Your request is materialistic, think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me."

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally he said, "Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, and how I can make a woman truly happy."


The Lord replied,

"You want two lanes or four on that bridge?"

Reform the "earmarking".........

For those of you in Mandaree, "earmarking" is the sponsorship, Congressional voting and spending of Americans income tax money on pork barrel projects that are simply WASTE. Eradication of "earmarking" should be a TOP FIVE priority in the next election. Does anyone running America have a vision for America? To make our country a better country? Or is current "leadership" only concerned about the next 15 minutes of whatever CNN or FOX is reporting on the most recent transgressions of their respective political party?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Indomitable

means incapable of being subdued or overcome.

May the PA Amish community which suffered such loss be of indomitable spirit.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Accenture doing right for Native America

Scholarships Provide More Than $100,000 to Support Graduate and Undergraduate Education

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ten American Indian students from across the United States will continue their education with the help of scholarship funding from Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund. The students will be honored this evening at a celebration event being held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington DC.
More than 140 students applied for this year's Accenture scholarship program, which sought out the highest-achieving American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking degrees and careers in technology, professional and business fields. Candidates were evaluated based on academic excellence, leadership ability, and a commitment to American Indian culture and community. Candidates were also required to provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribe.

"Accenture is honored to contribute to the higher education of these exceptional women and men," said Randy Willis, Senior Executive Sponsor of Accenture's American Indian interest group. "While there were many deserving candidates, these students stood out as future leaders in the American Indian community."

Six Accenture Scholars will receive undergraduate scholarships toward completing four-year baccalaureate degrees:

Laura J. Graveley, (Muscogee) of Okmulgee, OK, will attend Stanford University
Nolan Smith-Kaprosey, (Bay Mills Chippewa) of Fort Snelling, MN, will attend Yale University
Gary L. Richards Jr., (Oglala Lakota Sioux) of Pine Ridge, SD, will attend Creighton University
Brittnea S. Nemecek, (Choctaw) of Durant, OK, will attend East Central University
Jana V. Lekanoff, (Qawalangin) of Unalaska, AK, will attend Cornell University
Terra L. Branson, (Muscogee) of Okmulgee, OK, will attend Dartmouth College
Four Accenture Fellows will receive graduate scholarships towards completing advanced or professional degrees:

Jon P. Swan, (Chippewa-Cree Rocky Boy's) of Box Elder, MT, will attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Jay H. Calhoun, (Cherokee) of Tahlequah, OK, will attend Dartmouth College
Jeri A. Azure, (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) of Belcourt, ND, will attend the University of North Dakota
Dana R. Arviso, (Navajo) of Fort Defiance, AZ, will attend the University of Washington
In addition to the scholarships, these recipients will be eligible for summer internships with Accenture as first-year graduate students or junior-year undergraduate students.

"I am pleased to be a part of this evening's presentation and proud to see two students from Eastern Oklahoma bestowed with this honor," U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, Oklahoma, said. "Education is the best investment we can make and I want to commend Accenture for playing a part in that."

These scholarships are one part of Accenture's commitment to the American Indian community in the United States and part of its global corporate citizenship program. Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund was created in September 2004, at the same time that Accenture supported the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Accenture acts as a management consultant and information technology services advisor to the Museum.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 126,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

The way things are headed................

We spent 5 days on the Beaver unit here in Utah during the muzzleloader hunt. I have to say, if Utah was my only option as a place to hunt deer, I honestly think I would retire from deer hunting. Things have sure changed in the past 15 years. 15 years ago, a guy could find a few really good bucks in the area. Now, you're hard pressed to find a 2 year old buck.

The elk are doing great down there! Lots of what I consider Big Bulls, but obviously my idea of big is far different than most and the UDWR, because although there are many 6x6 bulls that will die of old age, there are still very few tags available.
Management by inches. Maybe with so many 400+ bulls being killed, we'll see 1-2 more tags in some of these better elk units???

In 5 days, I saw only one 4 point buck. I will admit, I saw lots of does, fawns, and yearling bucks. BUT, with ATV trails and roads everywhere, I would imagine that most of those yearling bucks will be spending the winter in someones freezer.
Roads & ATV trails everywhere!! It's crazy!

I hate to see it!! I was down there helping dad find a big bull, but all I could think about was the deer and how things have changed. It's hard to hear about all the GIANT bulls that are being killed on the mountain, while seeing that the deer quantity and quality has tanked so much over the past 15 years.

Brian Latturner
MonsterMuleys.com


And look at the cost of a deer tag compared to that of an elk tag.

Idaho- non-resident
deer- 258.50
ELK- 372.50


Nevada- non-resident

deer- 240.00
ELK- 1200.00......Someone please tell me this is wrong!

Wyoming- non-resident

deer- 261.00
ELK- 481.00

Monday, October 02, 2006

Congress.............

Sneaking a bill through last week to outlaw ONLINE GAMBLING was hilarious. It just allows the losing gamblers to "lose" their money to established entities.

As if online gambling was a bad thing, well, it is but I'll leave that for another day. Does Congress think that Americans believe that Las Vegas, Indian casino's, horse racing and state lotteries are far worse than gambling on a PC in the confines of ones own residence or is it all about collecting taxes in the United States?

Maybe they should look into the largest gaming enterprise in America.....down at the corner of Wall and Broad.

Prescient is.....................

knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.

Dis-spiriited...........

I am a Republican. I didn't grow up Republican. My Dad still votes "the DFL ticket" in MN to this day. What I am is a dis-spirited, disgruntled Republican.

The gigantic increase in our federal spending, the lack of any downsizing in government, the lack of any meaningful income tax reform, the lack of addressing the social security problem, immigration concerns, the stalemate between the Government and the IIM accounts in the Cobell case, the NASA boondoggle, it just doesn't end.

I think we have too many people who live in America who don't care about America. Who don't give a rats ass about their America. And too many people in Congress who frankly don't know right from wrong, something they probably could have learned in kindegarten. I will be looking around for a place to put my vote in November.

But then the BILLION bucks a day spent on lobbying efforts there are hard to compete with for my vote too. I don't think I am alone in my feeling.

And I never even mentioned Iraq.

It should be illegal..........

for anyone to come on CNBC and tell the viewers that it is going to "be more of a stockpickers market".

Our first defeat...........

The Alpharetta Grey Eagles suffered our first defeat on a bright Saturday afternoon on the Astroturf on Field 1 at North Park. Our defense didn't get it done. As a coach you hate to see that first defeat on your 9-year old players faces.

We'll beat them in the play-offs. Count on it.

For now, it's back to work for coaches and players.

Ringgold Tigers Marching Band..........

Give credit where credit is due. This band put together one beautiful performance Saturday night at the White Columns Invitational.

Ringgold is in northwest Georgia and probably better known for it's blue-collar carpet manufacturing and meth addiction problem than its marching band.

The school, band and community can be very proud of such a great performance.

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