posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 01:47 PM
Having lived on Saipan for three years I know what your talking about, I lived in San Vincente (small village on the east side of the island) and got
to see allot of "crazy stuff" happen. First off the immigrants are 70% chinese, the rest are philipino and other southern asian people. The
companies that work on these islands are GAP, JC Penny, SEARS, and a few others. Whats amusing is WE are not allowed to own land but these
corporations DO own land on the island or at least to my knowledge. Money plays a key role in ALL that happens on the island, if you have the money
you can do whatever the heck you want so long as it does not "harm" politicians on the island. These people have lived off govt. paychecks for
years, why? because the US govt. says they owe them money since they blew away all native vegitation on the island in WW2. Corruption knows no bounds
on this island, it is a corporations dream come true, they people are unquestioning, hopelessly loyal, and are racist to all whom the govt. demonizes.
Now the islanders are Chammaro, and also Carolianian and one other. The Chammaro's are the most corrupt of the lot, whenever a corporation comes in
needing workers they do their best to make sure they get it, then get a slice off the top. On Saipan there is NO regulations AT ALL for workers, they
can be treated however the corporation wants, OSHA and others come around and are given a ringaround by the corporation with help from the local
politicians to keep them from finding out. Only two people on the island, one lawyer and one ex-sweat shop worker have come forth but I cant remember
their names. They were silenced immediatly, now if you think this is impossible consider this:
The "media" on the island is 100% corporate owned
So there is 0 truth to be told about whats going on, unless you factor in those two women who came forth but I have a fealing no one in the US, or
only a handfull of people in the US know about them.
Anyway there is a long line of problems on the island, and frankly the place is a toilet for tax dollar, the islanders dont pay anything but get tens
of thousands from the US govt.
Anyway I do not believe in "territories" or "protectorates" I think if your going to be considered a US citizen that means the "nation" you live
in becomes part of the nation you are a citizen of and pay up like everyone else and no pampering.