– Everyone has heard
of the Hamptons. It’s where New York’s rich and
famous get their summer on. But these past few months, the Hamptons has also been
the home of a major dispute. Michael Kosta has more. – When you think
of the Hamptons, you think of pristine
beaches, cold rose, and dressing up as a caterer to sneak into Billy
Joel’s Labor Day party. But the Hamptons also
have a dark side, an ancient conflict between
the white man and his mansions and the Shinnecock, a Native
tribe who live next door on their ancestral lands. Now the conflict
is erupting again as the Shinnecock have erected
a giant tribal monument on the only road
into the Hamptons. I went to find out how
an Indigenous symbol could raise tensions in a place with the world’s highest
concentration of NPR tote bags. – It is kind of an eyesore. You know, you come here
for its beautiful nature and environment and to see
that, it’s just out of place. – Very obtrusive
and distracting. – Okay– – It’s so big. There’s so much to kinda
cover, from top to bottom. – It’s distracting and so it
could be potentially dangerous for any of the drivers. – [Michael] Okay,
it’s potentially
dangerous for drivers, but that’s not the
main objection. – I believe that it doesn’t
allow you to maintain the purity of an enclave here. – When white people start
talking about purity, even I get a little creeped out. But many of these Hamptonites
really believe the monument infringes on their spiritual
connection to the land. To get the tribe’s perspective, I met with Chairman
Bryan Polite. And no, I’m not gonna
make fun of his name, that would be rude. Bryan, thank you
for sitting down. I know you’ve had some bad
experiences with the white man, but I come in peace. – Hey man, we’re
all about peace. – The people of
Southampton are saying that due to your monument, their way of life
is under attack. (laughs) You’re laughing, okay. – That’s just laughable. We’re a sovereign nation
and they have no authority to tell us what we can and
cannot do on our tribal land. – What was the reaction
within the tribe when the monument went up? – Very happy. We’re the forgotten
people of the Hamptons, so now we have our marker on
the Gateway to the Hamptons, reminding people that they’re
all visitors on our land. – Clearly, the monument
is a source of pride, but what is it? Could it be a totem, a rock carving or an
ancient burial mound? I couldn’t wait to experience this mysterious tribal
monument for myself. (suspenseful music) Holy shit, it’s a billboard. (dramatic instrumental music) I’ve never seen anything so big. I mean, I have, but
it’s pretty big. So these Natives
are using capitalism to ruin the white man’s sacred
way of living with nature. Talk about cultural
appropriation. This tribal monument looks a lot like an
electronic billboard. – If you ask anybody on
the Shinnecock Nation, we’ll say it’s a monument. – Let’s call it what it is, this monument is
your side hustle. You’re making some
extra money on the side. – It’s a monument to
our overcoming adversity and saying that
we’re still here. But also we need money for
education, police department, playgrounds, social programs, so it’ll have an immediate
economic impact to the Nation. – How much of this monument
is economics for the tribe and how much of it is kind of a fuck you to
the Hampton residents? – Well, I think it’s
a little bit of both. – Now, you see that’s
not very polite. – Every time somebody builds a McMansion on our
ancestor’s bones or plays golf on our
ancestor’s bones, that’s a big F you to us,
so if we can feed our people and at the same time
stick it to a town that’s stuck it to us
for the last 375 years, so much the better. – Okay, so I just want you to
know that no more golf for me. – Thank you. – [Michael] In response
to the monument, white people have been sharing an important part of
their culture, lawsuits. Members of the tribal see these as part of a long
pattern of oppression. – There’s some restitution and reparations
that have to be made and this sign is pointing
to it, the time is now. – It’s horrible, the way
we’ve been treated since 1640. Yeah, I can go into town
and I can mow your lawn and I can scrub your toilet and I can pretend
like it’s okay. No more. Come to my reservation and see why this is so
important to make a stand. – [Michael] As a white man, facing a 400 year legacy of
injustice, racism, and poverty made me feel like a
total piece of shit. But gazing across the
bay at Calvin Klein’s $75 million
mega-mansion, it hit me. Maybe I could be the guy
in that Kevin Costner movie and bring a message of
peace to the palefaces and I knew the perfect
way to reach ’em. (mellow jazz music) Problem solved. (audience applauds)
(audience cheers) – Michael Kosta, everyone. (upbeat jazzy music)

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100 thoughts on “A Monumental Dispute in the Hamptons | The Daily Show

  • September 24, 2019 at 5:47 am
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    lmao that ending was hilarious!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    White people crying over nothing.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    Rich white people: Millenials are too picky. They make a protest for every little thing.

    Also Rich White people: That billboard placement is offensive. We must sue them!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    Man sometimes white people can be so stupid

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    Perfect ending!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    OH WHITE PEOPLE

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    I'm . 25 native

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    White folks lol

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Hampdenites are being driven from their tribal lands and along with a hat , the blame rests squarely on the heads of the chauffeurs.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    i wasn't expecting what these white bi*ches so mad about is damn billboard but i'm not surprised either

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Geez, people need to get a grip! They will literally whine about anything. In the meantime native bones are being harvested and studied in museums all across the country. Whereโ€™s the outrage for that?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Rich racist white people are the worst

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    Rich white folk don't want to be reminded about this nation's shame.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    Sounds like some entitled ass white people shit right there

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    ๐Ÿ–• U uptight rich fuks.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Thats great! I love hearing rich white people complain about what they consider an eye sore! F*#k them!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Let's build a nazi monument there drive those white rich assholes property value down.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:27 am
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    That is perhaps Michael's best yet. Bravo man, bravo! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    Pretty fuckin racist video you made there, still dont feel guilty for shit some assholes who look like me did 300 years ago and probably never will.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    "Well, I think it's a little bit of both." That face tho ๐Ÿ˜‚ YEAH, TELL IT LIKE IT REALLY IS! SMDH Oh well, them HAMPTONITES are just going to have to deal with it. Maybe they feel a 1/10 of how we feel or felt over the years! Bet it irks tf out of them bc there's not a damn thing they can do either. #TribalSovereignty #DealWithIt #MakinMoneyAndStickinItToYou #NativPride

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    Hahaha. Disenfranchised people being oppressed till this day by white folks. Great joke Michael.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Yasssssss! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    So..it's OK to steal those sculptures and fill your museums with it, but now that's eyesore and not this idiot nation?!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Wow. Just wow.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Now this is what people mean when they say white privilege, I get it now.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    I say keep the sign!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Electronic billboard ๐ŸŽค drop!!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm
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    Wow..they are pieces of shit.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    Even if they didn't have rights to the land, I think they deserve some kind of compensation. I do not know if this tribe specifically was documented as being oppressed but colonialism did some terrible things. The least USA could do is help them financially or create some jobs to help with the tribe's infrastructure. If they wanted to show any kind of kindness and remorse.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    Good for them! Like That 75 million monstrosity of a house on the horizon is not an eyesore? Get real and get over your selves.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    Letโ€™s get the Crazy Horse monument ahead too people

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    What what!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????? tf

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    There you go

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    She said it's a distraction. More like a reminder they don't want

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Same people would honor a confederate statue… this isn't your land!!!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Boom! Take it to dem Michael!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Out of place! Wow it seems you're out of place!!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    That's right let them know they on your land

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    Dear Lord! The mind of the Colonizer doesn't pick up on ANYTHING beyond their own sense of self-importance, does it?!
    You do know there are more of Indigenous people on the American continents, right?
    Now that the immunity to European sicknesses has been adapted, but no adaptation has been made to the American Indian as a free and empowered neighbor…
    I suspect a few minds will be shaken out of their comfort zone.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Everyone is on someone elseโ€™s ancestral lands. If we all moved back the white people would still be in Europe the greatest continent to live anyways.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    Things white people hold sacred: the 2nd Amendment, capitalism, the legal process. Things white people abhor when used by non-white people: the 2nd Amendment, capitalism, the legal process.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    Rich bastards are mad that disadvantaged people exist nearby!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    Warren don't give a shit about her heritage.

    A tribe just welcomed Bernie Sanders has a brother, because traditionally, your DNA doesn't matter, thats European/American, bull shit, what matters to many indegenous peoples of North America is honesty, sincerity, trust, and respect.

    Where was Warren during standing rock?

    Why did Warren plagarize a cherokee recipe from a magazine to prove her heritage?

    Why does Warren think her heritage will help her get elected with real progressives if truth states appearance/biology/genetics/dna doen't matter, to suffering working class Americans, real thorough policies do…

    Your mistakes, your unkept promises, your decades of transphobia, your policy gutting & theft, your use of hoarded 2018 corporate donations for your senate campaign, your loyal media darlings, and bribery of The Working Family's Party Leaders (who undemocratically voted for Warren, despite thousands of members voting Sanders to be endorsed), twice over vote for Trump's military budget (if the Russia thing is true, why increase his military power and cause endless war?), her gutted Bernie-lite plans contain loop holes for billionaires that further hurt the working class (her wealth tax allows divorce and oversea bank account loop holes, and her wealth tax is severely ineffective on repairing any wealth disparity thanks to how soft and non-structured all her policy wordings are) this makes Warren unelectable.

    If your policy for M4A says "access" like Warren's does, that's nothing new. Everyone has access to a mansion, not everyone has accesss to 5 million dollars!

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    1640s?!?!?!??!!??!!?! They should build more๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

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  • September 24, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    In Europe it is forbidden to have billboards along the highways.
    Do you guess why?
    Because they can be distracting, thence dangerous.
    But obviously this should be applied to all the USA or nowhere at all…

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    Love it!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    Very off topic. Very superficially off topic. Michael has great legs as showcased through his pants.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    so what, they could plaster a huge middle finger on it if they so want to. Accept and contemplate what the thing stands for; oh wait just, saw the ending.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ Get over it pale face!!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    As always white people think it's all about them. My Shinnecock ancestors are rolling in their graves. White folks get over yourselves.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    They have monuments for confederates and Native American bill boards is where they draw the line?

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    A lot of people do not want to believe in the truth. That means truth was never in them.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    OMG ole boy is damn sexy ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ and fuck white ppl for this bull shit. Wow. Just wow but you swear up and down what's white privilege ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜’ bitch go to hell already

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    She is an eye sore, a snob, an invader…and all the ones that don't like the monument can go back to where they got there from!!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    This is why there should be no golf courses.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Michael Kosta is so smug when he's interacting with the Shinnecock people I can't stand it.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    Liberal rich people is a tad more despicable than conservative rich people because they are embellished with that awful patina of hypocrisy.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    Iโ€™m sorry, this is just a fucking highway billboard. Why are these rich white fucks getting so butthurt??

    The answer is racism

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:13 am
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    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Way to I LOVE THE LAST BILLBOARD!!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    White privilege is disgusting

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  • September 25, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    whitey is preserving nature ???

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    The caucasity… when will we see a video of a native American saying "go back to your country" to a white man… it's about damn time.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 10:13 am
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    how much White Privilege Sense of Entitlement does it take to stand on stolen land and complain that those you stole it from don't have the right to erect somethin on the little land they have left?

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  • September 25, 2019 at 11:53 am
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    It's a god damn billboard ahah

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  • September 25, 2019 at 11:54 am
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    Every land is stolen lmao

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    Halfway through I was waiting for them to show the monument straddling the road with a huge set of balls hanging down obstructing views to the road ahead and the obtrusive mansions in the distance..

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    I'm from that area and still keep in touch with many of the people I grew up with and I can tell you most of the locals are good with the monument/billboard. It's the second homeowners and weekenders that have a problem with it.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    Lol๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    I๐Ÿ’• this show

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    Sometimes I hate white people even though I am a white people

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    Did the first lady just say the native's, emphasis on "native's", monument is out of place?? The tribes were here first. ๐Ÿ˜’ Disrespectful.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    1:34 Ha!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    I was sure they erected a big cock after the beginning of the video

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    They need to get over themselves its a billboard basically or monument which ever floats your boat.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    Another video of white people white people-ing they are so full of shish.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    Yes!!!!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    First off Daily Show, if you're going to do a piece on the Hamptons and Shinnecock, at least spell SOUTHAMPTON right. Second off, can the monument be 100% the right of the Shinnecock people, which it is, and also distracting? Which it is…

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    It's just a billboard. Chill out.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    A billboard? This is the reason why the rest of the world hate white american people.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    Just call it a dam billboard & stop looking to cause sh*t, the guy swinging in the huge leather chair just can't remind me of anything but a billionaire supervillain! & you've got to be kidding me talking about nature etc when there's shops with people walking their dogs whilst drinking stupid drinks in plastic cups! I live in the city, so when I want to get into nature, I take a holiday to a rural area (eg. game park), stay in a motel or bungalow, make fires etc. I'm not saying you have to go full bear grills, but come on women… cut the b/s. Also can people stop calling it my/our/their land, it's the ducking planet & humans aren't the only things living here, so nobody should technically "OWN" it; cause guess what, when we die in the next few decades, there won't be a shinnok, or 'hampton, China, africa, nothing…

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  • September 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    Yup… Enjoy your stay on stolen land !!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค˜

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  • September 25, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    The ending… BRILLIANT!๐Ÿคฃ

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    White privileged people need to shut the hell up.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Cant wait for the financial tsunami that is coming.
    Make these white people humble.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Mr Polite, I love you!
    Those Hamptonites are an embarrassment who deserve a healthy dose of FU

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  • September 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    I canโ€™t even believe weโ€™re allowing Any justification to be upset about this fucking billboard.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    I'm white and I'm like: "C'mon white people, chill!"

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    Yeah, they want it pure white. It's their land. Toughen up Hamptonites.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    Hell yeah!

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    So, that's how white folks behave at their lowest.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    White people really are awful

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Haha fucken white people

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    Fuck rich white people. We poor white people are all about wanting people to shut up about krap we build on our land.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    So funny, I was wondering what that was last time I drove out there

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  • September 26, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    American are Asshole Rascist. Everyone in this world loves America hence converted to asshole Rascist.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    Brilliant!

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  • September 26, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    This monument is their โ€˜casinoโ€™. Love this Tribe. Besides, the sign … I mean Monument, is Fine.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    How are you gonna be mad about a damn BILLBOARD. I see billboards everywhere but somehow THIS is a problem. Gtfoh. They had me thinking thereโ€™s a giant sculpture in the middle of the road

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    Let's recall that in the Hamptons, at LEAST 85% of these rich white people are liberals who constantly virtue signal about how woke they are and accuse Republicans of being racist

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    The last shot of the Billboard: LOL!!

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