rocky_howard: was a rather decent guy
Thurston Howell: I'm still waiting for The Oatmeal to discover the principles of depth and structure when drawing the human form.
give me doughnuts: Edison was a patent thief whose main talent was self-promotion. His contributions to human advancement are paltry when compared to Tesla.As far as douche-baginess goes, how do you rate electrocuting a bunch of animals including a old circus elephant?
Thurston Howell: I'm still waiting for The Oatmeal to discover the principles of depth and structure when drawing the human form.[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 236x317]
rocky_howard: Gee. I wonder what happens when you send the antisocial garbage of your society to another.
rocky_howard: Hitler's mistake, besides wanting to eliminate all the juice and other groceries, was doing it in an era were such thing was frowned upon, but in history there have been worse genocides than that.
rocky_howard: HeartBurnKid: I knew Columbus was a fool and an asshole, and treated the indigenous peoples like dirt, but I honestly didn't know that he was involved in the Transatlantic slave trade or underage sex slavery. And I had no idea who Bartolomé was until I read that. So yeah, some of it was new to me.He wasn't... That's probably why it was new to you. It's a lie, or at best, a misguided inference. And the underage sex slavery is just assassination of character. Looking back at history with modern time goggles is a bad idea. Back in the day people had sex at a younger age. Sure, it's wrong by our standards, but you better focus on actual current 9 and 10 year old girls getting married to older men in Muslim countries than raging at Columbus partaking in the pleasures of his day.
austerity101: rocky_howard: Hitler's mistake, besides wanting to eliminate all the juice and other groceries, was doing it in an era were such thing was frowned upon, but in history there have been worse genocides than that.Really? Like what? Even Wikipedia lists the Shoah at the top of its genocide list. Virtually nothing comes close. The list might be incomplete, but I would think that if you managed to pull of a genocide of that many millions of people, it would be pretty famous.
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