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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-08-03 07:37:57 AM
Meanwhile, in an alternate universe,

[DUMBASS] On this date 519 years ago Christopher Columbus set sail to find a shorter path to the Orient. Fark: He sailed WEST and starved 5,000 miles into a 12,000 mile journey across the great ocean.
 
2011-08-03 08:49:24 AM
The Vikings came to North America BEFORE it was mainstream.
 
2011-08-03 09:06:10 AM
And he proudly made one of the bigger mistakes in history, all because he decided all on his own that everyone else was wrong and the planet was smaller than it really was. For that, he hit Hispaniola and started the process of killing of the ~30 million living in the Americas.
 
2011-08-03 09:09:21 AM

GAT_00: And he proudly made one of the bigger mistakes in history, all because he decided all on his own that everyone else was wrong and the planet was smaller than it really was. For that, he hit Hispaniola and started the process of killing of the ~30 million living in the Americas.


Sure. But he really didn't mean to.

/and he was really sorry about it
 
2011-08-03 09:42:05 AM
Boldly went poop?

/poop thread!
//no?
 
2011-08-03 09:42:11 AM

Marcus Aurelius: One man's hero is another man's genocidal maniac.


i81.photobucket.com

Agrees.
 
2011-08-03 09:45:13 AM

Walker: Boldly went poop?

/poop thread!
//no?


keep pushing.
 
2011-08-03 10:02:25 AM
You can't discover something if people are already there. The transvestite says you can, if you have a flag, but he's wrong.
 
2011-08-03 10:12:51 AM

EvilEgg: You can't discover something if people are already there.

 
2011-08-03 10:46:01 AM
I wonder if he played a game I like to call "Just the tip"?
 
2011-08-03 10:47:14 AM
how long before the commies and other assorted self hating whites come out to say all of this is horrible?
 
2011-08-03 10:47:33 AM
So he urinated in public?
 
2011-08-03 10:47:53 AM

EvilEgg: You can't discover something if people are already there.


Sure you can. Arrogant white people have been doing it for a long, long time.
 
2011-08-03 10:47:56 AM
Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?
 
2011-08-03 10:48:07 AM
"Went Boldly" not "Boldly Went" submitter.
 
2011-08-03 10:49:25 AM
This thread sucks and will continue sucking.
 
2011-08-03 10:49:30 AM

Lemmy Kilmister: how long before the commies and other assorted self hating whites come out to say all of this is horrible?


Too late
 
2011-08-03 10:49:45 AM

ZAZ: Meanwhile, in an alternate universe,

[DUMBASS] On this date 519 years ago Christopher Columbus set sail to find a shorter path to the Orient. Fark: He sailed WEST and starved 5,000 miles into a 12,000 mile journey across the great ocean.


You are correct but even still it sounds like you need a hug.
 
2011-08-03 10:51:58 AM

ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?


Fun Fact, most educated people thought the earth was spherical back then. The flat earthers didn't understand the science.
 
2011-08-03 10:52:34 AM
s1.postimage.org

yawn...
 
2011-08-03 10:52:47 AM
I read this...

...would have been spurned by Spain, too, had that nation's centuries-long war with the Moors...

And thought to myself, why did G.W.B's crew thing we would be in and out in weeks? Seriously, since when has a war in the middle east ever been a good idea? Start shiat with these guys and it is on for life.
 
2011-08-03 10:53:26 AM
Yeah, he sailed west and ran into land. Genius. Then claimed he discovered it, even though there were already people on it, people who are no longer there, because of Columbus. What a hero.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-08-03 10:55:09 AM
ChrisDe

See my post and GAT_00's. Most people who cared agreed the world was round. The disagreement was over its size. He thought the trip west around the world would be a few thousand miles. In fact it was about 12,000 miles to China. Lucky for him there was a continent in the way.
 
2011-08-03 10:57:38 AM

ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?


But when you looked up at the moon It actually did look flat.

Pie....I love pie
 
2011-08-03 10:58:25 AM
The true story of Columbus' voyage to America: Link (new window)

/It's a round, round world!
 
2011-08-03 10:59:41 AM
Fun fact: Columbus left a day late. The harbor was jammed on his planned departure date, as Ferdinand and Isabella were expelling all the Jews from Spain.
 
2011-08-03 11:01:18 AM
"Columbus commanded a squadron that included the caravels Niña and Pinta. "

The word "squadron" gets thrown around a lot these days.
 
2011-08-03 11:01:26 AM

EvilEgg: You can't discover something if people are already there. The transvestite says you can, if you have a flag, but he's wrong.


I read that in Christopher Walken's voice, and it sounded awesome.
 
2011-08-03 11:01:44 AM

nekom: The Vikings came to North America BEFORE it was mainstream.


And the pharoahs had chocolate. Where did it come from?
 
2011-08-03 11:01:45 AM

ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?


Only idiots believed the world was flat even then.
 
2011-08-03 11:02:32 AM

ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?


Actually the Greeks figured out it was round. Archimedes, I think. He measured the shadow of a stake at one location and had a servant measure the shadow of an identical stake farther south at the exact same time of day on the summer solstice. The difference in the length of shadows led him to conclude that the earth is round. We just forgot all about that and focused on surviving the power vacuum that occured after the fall of the Roman Empire. Actually sailors all knew it was round too. They could see the sails of ships coming over the horizon before the ships themselves appeared. It's just that nobody listens to sailors.
 
2011-08-03 11:02:42 AM
I expect Obama to apologize to the Native Americans before the close of business.
 
2011-08-03 11:02:57 AM
Ya gotta love history. My favorite part of the story is later, when Columbus and John Wayne went out west and discovered New Mexico. That started the Vietnam war I think. Which gave us Pad Thai. See history is important.
 
2011-08-03 11:06:12 AM
On this date 518 years ago, the Arawak demanded 13 tools in retribution.

/but would let someone learn to be an Expert Fisherman
 
2011-08-03 11:06:21 AM

RandomExcess: I expect Obama to apologize to the Native Americans before the close of business.


Unfortunately, Obama is about as liberal as Dick Cheney, so don't hold your breath.
 
2011-08-03 11:06:24 AM

tv_news_guy: Ya gotta love history. My favorite part of the story is later, when Columbus and John Wayne went out west and discovered New Mexico. That started the Vietnam war I think. Which gave us Pad Thai. See history is important.


That sounds like government school history.
 
2011-08-03 11:06:27 AM
Anyone unsure as to what was going on in North America just prior to Columbus' arrival should read 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Charles Mann) or any of the other dozens of books that take a hard look as to exactly what transpired in the "finding" of the New World.

It is a farking travesty that Columbus Day is celebrated in the US as are the lies taught as dogma to school children.
 
2011-08-03 11:07:12 AM
Yea he killed x amount of people yada yada..........
First I would think a lot of other people back then did things we we be shocked now . It was common almost standard. routine.
As for the amount? well did anyone keep records? Can I see a list of names?

Give it 500 years from now and see what people think what kind of ********** we were.
 
2011-08-03 11:07:22 AM

GAT_00: And he proudly made one of the bigger mistakes in history, all because he decided all on his own that everyone else was wrong and the planet was smaller than it really was. For that, he hit Hispaniola and started the process of killing of the ~30 million living in the Americas.


ding ding ding- If you guessed the first self hating whitey would be the 3rd post, come claim your prize
 
2011-08-03 11:08:33 AM

ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?


It is utterly false that most people believed the world was flat.

Link (new window)
 
2011-08-03 11:08:49 AM

hbk72777: GAT_00: And he proudly made one of the bigger mistakes in history, all because he decided all on his own that everyone else was wrong and the planet was smaller than it really was. For that, he hit Hispaniola and started the process of killing of the ~30 million living in the Americas.

ding ding ding- If you guessed the first self hating whitey would be the 3rd post, come claim your prize


The Norse got it right, and they're white.
 
2011-08-03 11:09:33 AM
America: Everyone hates us but everyone wants credit for discovering us.

/Similar to how a lot of Anti-Semites claim to be the "real" Israeli's.
 
2011-08-03 11:09:33 AM
i162.photobucket.com

has a problem with your img1.fark.net tag.
 
2011-08-03 11:09:49 AM

Seasons I'v Withered: ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?

But when you looked up at the moon It actually did look flat.

Pie....I love pie


You know, now that you mention it, it does look flat. Like a pie.
 
2011-08-03 11:10:07 AM

SBinRR: EvilEgg: You can't discover something if people are already there. The transvestite says you can, if you have a flag, but he's wrong.

I read that in Christopher Walken's voice, and it sounded awesome.


demonsresume.files.wordpress.com

"you're part eggplant."
 
2011-08-03 11:11:09 AM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Yeah, he sailed west and ran into land. Genius. Then claimed he discovered it, even though there were already people on it, people who are no longer there, because of Columbus. What a hero.


It's been 500 years. I'd wager to guess nobody from then is here, there or anywhere anymore.
 
2011-08-03 11:11:19 AM

ChrisDe: Seasons I'v Withered: ChrisDe: Hard to believe everybody thought the Earth was flat until then. Didn't they ever look in the sky and see the moon and every other planet was round?

But when you looked up at the moon It actually did look flat.

Pie....I love pie

You know, now that you mention it, it does look flat. Like a pie.


A big pizza pie, as a matter of fact.
 
2011-08-03 11:11:49 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i162.photobucket.com image 420x754]

has a problem with your [img1.fark.net image 54x11] tag.


Why? Nothing was taken from him.
 
2011-08-03 11:14:14 AM

EWreckedSean: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Yeah, he sailed west and ran into land. Genius. Then claimed he discovered it, even though there were already people on it, people who are no longer there, because of Columbus. What a hero.

It's been 500 years. I'd wager to guess nobody from then is here, there or anywhere anymore.


The people as in "The Native People" are also largely not around.
 
2011-08-03 11:15:19 AM

EWreckedSean: Lee Jackson Beauregard: [i162.photobucket.com image 420x754]

has a problem with your [img1.fark.net image 54x11] tag.

Why? Nothing was taken from him.


His ancestral homeland? I mean, I don't recognize the man in the photograph, but I'm assuming he's a native American.
 
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