This Christmas story comes with large teeth – in the dozens of alligators that a couple say are ruining their use of property they own in rural Mississippi.
Tom and Consandra J. Christmas claim in a lawsuit that they didn’t know about all the alligators – at least 84, they say – living next to the 35 acres of land they bought in December 2003 in Wilkinson County.
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The gators are coming from a refinery waste disposal site owned by ExxonMobil, according to court documents.
ExxonMobil argued the couple waited too long to file their lawsuit, and last week the Mississippi Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
The ExxonMobil site, called the Centreville Landfarm, contains 19 rainwater retention ponds with about 85 surface acres of water, according to a court document. It’s been around for decades but the operators stopped accepting new refinery waste in the 1990s.
The gators “were allegedly introduced
to the site as ‘canaries’ to warn of hazardous contamination in the retention ponds,” according to the document.
In August 2008, the Christmases sued, alleging that runoff from the site contaminated their property and that the ExxonMobil site was infested with alligators. A trial court granted summary judgment in ExxonMobil’s favor in 2011, and the suit was shelved. The Christmases dropped the contamination angle of the suit on appeal, but maintained that all those alligators were really too many.
The Christmases admit they knew there were gators in the area when they bought their property – Mississippi has a reputation for really big ones – but say they didn’t know just how many were on the ExxonMobil land until 2007 when they were allowed on it to search for a lost dog.
ExxonMobil said the statute of limitations on a lawsuit had run out, but the state appeals court ruled in May that the couple’s case focusing on the alligators could proceed.
Neighbors say the Christmases have a case. "It's dangerous,” Louis Franklin told WAFB-TV this summer. “I used to sit outside a long time ago and lay on my picnic table and go to sleep or whatever. Now you can't do it."
Wed 11 Aug 2010 by abagond
SLAVE BABIES as GATOR BAIT
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GATOR BAIT is WHEN SLAVE OWNERS THREW BLACK, INFANTS and BABIES ... "ALIVE" ... into the SWAMPS to chum the water to CATCH ALLIGATORS ...
GATOR BAIT - IS NOT A RACIAL SLUR towards BLACKS, but a "HISTORICAL ACT" perpetrated upon AFRICAN SLAVES ... OUR ANCESTORS ...
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"Alligator Bait" the term derives from an activity conducted by white men,mostly in the swamps of Louisiana and Florida throughout the south. These white people were sick beyond belief. These alligator hunters needed to lure the larger bull alligators with human flesh and blood. During the slave era,our ancestors in America were only considered 3/5 of a human being. Which is why these sick hunters had no regard for human life! The alligator hunters kidnapped black infants,skinned them alive,and tied their neck to a string and dropped them into a swamp! Dangling them near the mouths of hungry 700 pound alligators! These black babies were stolen ,caged and fed to alligators whole!
The Coon Caricature: Coons as Alligator Bait
ARE YOU READY FOR REPARATIONS NOW?
Our children are still being fed by a wide variety of animals the oppressors.
Common sense says: Sell the the land to whomever, and just move.
If we cannot out think our enemies, we have already lost the battle and we must get off the battlefield before the enemies find a way to make sure we do move.
It's a new day and time with nationwide media coverage to let the people know what is happening in the rural area of Wilkinson County and ExxonMobil in Mississippi.
As Divine Beings, we should support the Christmases, and get our legal experts on our site involved and made aware of such happenings. I'm pretty sure they can point them in the direction. Must we always run and ask for Reparations???
We are great Warriors!
Beloved Diane:As Divine Beings, we should support the Christmases, and get our legal experts on our site involved and made aware of such happenings. I'm pretty sure they can point them in the direction. Must we always run and ask for Reparations???
We are great Warriors!
Beloved Diane, we were once Divine Beings living a life of Divine Harmony, Order, and Balance, and had no need to war. Honorable Clark said we needed no jails/prisons because none of our Divine Ancestors did anything wrong to go to jail or prison. He said we needed no old folks homes because then our people did not throw away the elders. No orphanages, because back we took care of our children. We needed no hospitals because no one got sick.
If we are such great warriors, how is it we can not OUT Think our enemies? That is being a Great warrior/warriors. We have proven we are great fussing and fighting warriors when it comes to kicking each other Azz's, those who do.
D: our legal experts
Beloved Diane who are they and can we find one that haven't sold out? Why can't the Christmases find legal experts on their own. Common Sense says MOVE Away from that which will hurt, harm, and kill you. I refuse to support someone who refuse to remove themselves from a Disasters that is starring them smack dab in the face 24/7. It is like a person drowning and you give them our hand to help save them and they pull us down with them.
Beloved, please share with us the proof we are great warriors NOW in their dispensation of time whereas we own nothing, not even beloved Afrika.
D: Must we always run and ask for Reparations???
No we must not run and ask for Reparations.
We should globally advocate, demand, command and chant Reparations Now 24/7, until our Divine freedom arrives. That would be like Drums beating 24/7, Drums that the enemies hates to hear.
REPARATIONS WARRIORS: One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict:
It is clear that many of us do not comprehend the sacredness of REPARATIONS, and that is well understood by those who do comprehend the sacredness of REPARATIONS which is our Savior, OUR HELP, our life raft, our Ark, our whole new beginning to our people Divine Solutions.
This is the theme from the poem "White Man Country" by Mutabaruka - the inimitable Jamaican dub poet which has inspired this write-up.
We have over stayed our presence in a Alligator....and the likes of system.
As long as our people remain out of their once Divine right mind-set, and we remain in the Belly of the Beast, and we will continue to be eaten up by animalistic spirits concepts and ideas.