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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Your being ridicules.
    George Washington was a slave owner. Should we drop him also?
    Oh please, I'm not interested in hors d'oeuvres. When it comes to real monsters I'm talking about the main course. He enslaved an entire race, and in just fourteen years three million natives died from forced mining, enslavement and murder. We're talking about the big leagues of evil here.

    Oh wait we did. Its now President Day to cover Lincoln and Washington. It made room for MLK.


    Don't know what Genhis Khan did for the formation of the USA or had an impact on our history.
    Well, how do I put this? Let's just say there aren't terrible odds there's a little Genghis Khan in you right now.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I find it funny that so many hate Columbus and count all the bad things he did while honoring a people and ignoring all the bad things they did.

    Yes, this is PC run amok. But it goes farther than what you suggest here.
    Do tell?

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by GBFAN View Post
    LOL --- now THAT is funny, I don't care who you are!!!
    It gets worse. Contrary to the ideas that American school children tend to end up with, Columbus did not set out to prove the world was round. Everybody already knew that. The Greeks had mathematically proven that, and more than a thousand years before Columbus set sail, geometry had been used to calculate the actual size of the earth. The reason nobody had sailed west from Europe to try and reach Asia before is because every other navigator on the planet knew that was a ridiculous thing to attempt. It was just way, way too far. Columbus thought he knew better than everybody else, based on his self-taught math. He underestimated the size of the earth by a huge margin. It was pure luck that he blundered into a land mass before he starved to death.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Oh yeah, btw....Columbus is a Federal Holiday. They can't change that.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Do tell?
    Tell what exactly?
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If they had changed it to "A Jar Full of Peanuts Day" it would have been an improvement over "Columbus Day." Columbus was an amoral ****ing psychopath who (I genuinely hope) doesn't represent our present values.
    You'll be surprised...

    Why this man who commented on the ease it would be to enslave a whole people is celebrated by the greatest country humanity has ever seen is beyond me.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Oh yeah, btw....Columbus is a Federal Holiday. They can't change that.
    Apparently they did *shrug*
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    I like the idea in this change. We all know now that he didn't discover America. Besides, there should be more of a recognition of that which he did find than for he himself. I hope it goes nationwide.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Tell what exactly?
    "...while honoring a people and ignoring all the bad things they did."

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Tell what exactly?
    Why one group of people also having rocky history means we should celebrate the Hitler of the 1400's who was such a moron that he declared the "new world has been discovered!" despite there already being millions of humans in the Americas...
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