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    First off, I want to wish all the Canadian Linkers a Happy Thanksgiving. This has nothing to do with this topic.

    On my calendar (no joke) it has Indigenous People's Day. [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] [img]smilies/cry.gif[/img] [img]smilies/scared.gif[/img]

    I wonder how it's being celebrated at my alma mater, the University of Illinois. They've only had the controversy surrounding Chief Illiniwek for years! [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    Here to the indigenous peoples who deserve recognition every day of the year.!

    Chris Columbus was a rapist, a slave trader, and a fraud.

    Oh yeah, he had a little dick too.
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    Columbus may not have been the greatest guy on Earth, but that doesn't belittle the accomplishment of finding a couple of new continents.

    Speaking for myself, I'm pretty damn glad he did. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MikeL:
    [QB]Columbus may not have been the greatest guy on Earth, but that doesn't belittle the accomplishment of finding a couple of new continents.[QB]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Correction: First White guy to find a couple of new continents. The Bering Straight brought all kind of brownskin people across hundreds of years prior.
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    Perhaps I should have said the first discovery of the continents in any modern historical sense. You can't discount the accomplishment, or it's affects on our history.

    Indigenous my ass. As you were so quick to point out para, they just got here a bit before Columbus (in the greater timeframe, anyway). While I can't condone some of the things that were done to them, I don't leave them blameless or helpless like some would. Their history is as much their fault as anyone else's. Such is life.

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    Damn, Mike, you're using common sense to come to a correct conclusion. Strange for a liberal. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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    What's strange is you not disagreeing with me when I'm right. I thought that was part of your political beliefs... [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by paradiddle:


    Correction: First White guy to find a couple of new continents. The Bering Straight brought all kind of brownskin people across hundreds of years prior.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    What about Leif Ericsson? The Vike who discovered Greenland, came along the northern Atlantic? Don't he get any credit?

    And aren't all these people who came via the Bering land bridge Asian? Should we give the ChiComs more land for their billion-plus people? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/devil.gif[/img]
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