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Real flashpoint: Shishmaref [Mar. 3rd, 2007|08:55 am]
Toshbaqa
Washing away.
I can't stand the way the deniers tend to ridicule these stories.  "Oh, a few 'little people' -- some 'Eskimos,' some South Sea Islanders...." as if the identity of the people themselves were a big joke.  

As if:
....people minding their own business, not invading anyone, should have to be all "cool" and philosophical about giving way to others' convenience and politics -- not protest, not sue, just shrug for the camera and say something bland about fading traditions and the march of progress; 
....no one ever heard of the canary in the coal mine.
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