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(Exploration Day)   Group works to change Columbus Day to acknowledge ALL explorers (Lewis and Clark, Jonas Salk, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, etc.)   (explorationdayusa.org) divider line 121
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2012-10-07 05:52:21 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I like it. And I don't even get the day off.

Exploration Day or Explorers Day.

Not because any political correctness or anything but because Lewis and Clark and others deserve just as much as Columbus, who lets face it, got really farking lost.


Yeah, this. We should be honoring anyone brave enough to say "Hey, wonder what's on the other side of that mountain? Let's go find out!"
 
2012-10-07 05:54:15 PM

IronOcelot: Ol' Chris did introduce a rudimentary tribute system for gold and cotton that was based on the encomienda system of the Reconquista that was incredibly brutal. That right there was damning in and of itself.


Except he didn't. That was, once again, the Spaniards under the rule of Ovando. Who was indeed cruel and brutal.

Columbus got to Hispaniola with a bunch of criminals instead of a crew. He left for Spain to bring more resources, came back to a rebellion, since now actual Spaniard military was with him, they crushed that. Columbus then got back to Spain, got slapped with some jail. Came back and wandered some more around the Venezuelan area. Got jailed big time. After several years he was given a fourth trip and then got jailed shortly afterwards LOL.

The Catholic Monarchs just wanted to screw him over since they had signed the rights to him over the land he'd discover. They didn't have any hope he'd find anything worthwhile lol. In the end, his sons got an arrangement and received Hispaniola as their realm for a while.
 
2012-10-07 06:50:11 PM

Mugato: Figurative ammo, not the kind they make in their rec room


24.media.tumblr.com 

"Broke into the wrong God damn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!"
 
2012-10-07 06:51:14 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: One Bad Apple: SFSailor: Amelia Earhart? Yeah, cuz hiding in the attic counts as exploring. Sheesh.

She wasn't hiding she was just too blind and deaf to know where she was

Pretty sure she also was one that sat on that bus and ran the underground railroad


By "underground railroad", I hope you mean BART, as only then would it be safe to allow a woman to drive anything... since it was designed to be driverless originally. As for the bus? Well, I hope her seeing eye dog knows how to steer!

/ quite an impressive woman
// thanks to all for the clarification of my confusion... I'd reply to more but phone replying blows
/// lols... I heart fark so hard sometimes
 
2012-10-07 07:21:14 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Revisionist history by Bugs Bunny.

She's a-round like my head
She's flat like your head....


Revisionist history by Stan Freeburg: Link
 
2012-10-07 08:03:03 PM
imageshack.us

/Not really my joke, but I did make the image
 
2012-10-07 08:09:51 PM

DownDaRiver: Sure, and while they're are at it -
Martin Luther King day shall become a 'Black Person from History Day'


allchiefedup: It was Civil Rights Day in NH for a very long time.


It will soon be Civil Rights Day again, unless the FBI tapes are sealed for another 50 years.
 
2012-10-07 08:45:26 PM

SFSailor: Amelia Earhart? Yeah, cuz hiding in the attic counts as exploring. Sheesh.


Bullchit! She couldn't even find Howland Island. 

www.whedon.info
 
2012-10-07 08:53:16 PM

Spanky McStupid: SFSailor: Amelia Earhart? Yeah, cuz hiding in the attic counts as exploring. Sheesh.

Bullchit! She couldn't even find Howland Island. 

[www.whedon.info image 850x564]


Dayum, that's a big cameltoe creeping on that pic.
 
2012-10-07 09:27:11 PM
Asinine tag on vacation?
 
2012-10-07 09:41:25 PM

Deep Contact: In Scotland's Knights Templar Rosslyn Chapel, there are clear depictions of corn and aloe cactus found on the archways and ceiling.These plants were officially discovered in America and first brought to Europe in the 16th century.How then did the Masons building Rosslyn Chapel, completed in 1486, know about these plants at least 6 years before Columbus set sail?
Therefore, Columbust must of been a time traveler and a Templar or a time traveling Templar.


Because no-one ever redecorates or adds later embelishments to a building.
 
2012-10-07 11:50:51 PM
I'll give up Columbus Day when it's against the law for the federal government, or any branch of any government or federally exempt 501(c)3 to to promote Hispanic Recognition Month or Black History Month.

You eliminate your racist preference programs and then we'll talk about this Columbus character.
 
2012-10-08 12:19:28 AM
How come Americans stick to the founding myth that Columbus discovered America, when in fact he never set foot there and Europeans had already landed in North America ? Canadians gave up on that decades ago. And we don't celebrate Columbus Day, either.

Also, how exactly are Charles Lindbergh or Amelia Earhart explorers ?

As for Lewis and Clarke, if it hadn't been for their large accompanying crew of natives and French-Canadian coureurs des bois, they would not have been able to discover any of the territory already inhabited by....natives and French-Canadian coureurs des bois.
 
2012-10-08 12:35:42 AM

capt.hollister: How come Americans stick to the founding myth that Columbus discovered America, when in fact he never set foot there and Europeans had already landed in North America ? Canadians gave up on that decades ago. And we don't celebrate Columbus Day, either.

Also, how exactly are Charles Lindbergh or Amelia Earhart explorers ?

As for Lewis and Clarke, if it hadn't been for their large accompanying crew of natives and French-Canadian coureurs des bois, they would not have been able to discover any of the territory already inhabited by....natives and French-Canadian coureurs des bois.


WHOA there buddy. They're talking about America the continent, not America the country.
 
2012-10-08 02:04:20 AM

rocky_howard: capt.hollister: How come Americans stick to the founding myth that Columbus discovered America, when in fact he never set foot there and Europeans had already landed in North America ? Canadians gave up on that decades ago. And we don't celebrate Columbus Day, either.

Also, how exactly are Charles Lindbergh or Amelia Earhart explorers ?

As for Lewis and Clarke, if it hadn't been for their large accompanying crew of natives and French-Canadian coureurs des bois, they would not have been able to discover any of the territory already inhabited by....natives and French-Canadian coureurs des bois.

WHOA there buddy. They're talking about America the continent, not America the country.


I know that, and I'm saying that they still hang on to the belief that Columbus was the European who discovered this continent, on which a country by the same name was eventually founded.
 
2012-10-08 04:14:27 AM
How about no? No works for me.
 
2012-10-08 10:45:56 AM

Major-General: How about no? No works for me.


I'm okay with it. We don't really need to celebrate evil people.
 
2012-10-08 11:23:43 AM
Bravest explorer today is Chris Christie's Proctologist.
 
2012-10-08 11:24:37 AM
John Wesley Powell

Now there's an explorer for you. not to mention a general, old-school hardass.


/Scaling the grand canyon's walls with one arm and no modern safety gear.
 
2012-10-08 01:51:40 PM
I'm all for adding Voyager 1 & 2, Spirit, Opportunity, Cassini, and the other various probes to the list of explorers to celebrate.

\And we can make Macross Plus mandatory viewing on "explorer's day".
 
2012-10-08 03:49:06 PM

rocky_howard: Are the people who say Columbus was a "mass murdering moron" idiots? Do you really believe that?

1.- Columbus requested a crew. The Catholic Monarchs gave him a bunch of criminals who were imprisoned for murder, rape and armed robbery because they didn't believe Columbus was going to get anywhere and they didn't want to lose good men.

2.- One of the first things Columbus did after discovering America? Getting himself jailed and relieved from command.

So, any genocide against the natives was made by the Spaniards, NOT Columbus.


Yeah, I think people have their Columbus and Cortez mixed up or something. Columbus' trips might have been pivotal in starting the series of events that led to downfall of the various native peoples, but Columbus' own motivation and behavior was actually pretty good (less about greed and exploitation) than the subsequent actual conquistadors.
 
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