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Christopher Columbus
Posted 8/26/08
he was a great man with strong faith
Posted 8/26/08
Yea, so many people have the wrong idea about Columbus, and it's so annoying how they have a holiday and how so many people are mislead about someone who was pretty much a loser.

And wtf are people saying Columbus discovered America (even you thread starter) when guess what, THE NATIVE AMERICANS WERE ALREADY THERE. Obviously people don't know the meaning of the word discover. And it's even possible that the Vikings were not first because Roman coins have been found here. Basically all of this BS is taught to encourage patriotism.
Posted 8/26/08
Well .. he's the reason why I'm here today in the U.S so good or bad. ..don't care. x]
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Posted 8/26/08 , edited 8/26/08
SPOILER ALERT: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DIDN'T DISCOVER AMERICA, HE WAS CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE WEST INDIES.

LEIF ERICSON WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA.

AMERICA WAS NAMED AFTER AMERIGO VESPUCCI.

IF YOU WANT TO GET TECHNICAL, THEN IT WAS THE NATIVE AMERICANS THAT DISCOVERED IT FIRST.

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Posted 8/26/08 , edited 8/26/08

sebastianthepinkrabbit wrote:

SPOILER ALERT: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DIDN'T DISCOVER AMERICA, HE WAS CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE WEST INDIES.

LEIF ERICSON WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA.

AMERICA WAS NAMED AFTER AMERIGO VESPUCCI.

IF YOU WANT TO GET TECHNICAL, THEN IT WAS THE NATIVE AMERICANS THAT DISCOVERED IT FIRST.

LEARN2HISTORY


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Posted 8/26/08 , edited 8/26/08

asamiueto wrote:


sebastianthepinkrabbit wrote:

SPOILER ALERT: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DIDN'T DISCOVER AMERICA, HE WAS CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE WEST INDIES.

LEIF ERICSON WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA.

AMERICA WAS NAMED AFTER AMERIGO VESPUCCI.

IF YOU WANT TO GET TECHNICAL, THEN IT WAS THE NATIVE AMERICANS THAT DISCOVERED IT FIRST.

LEARN2HISTORY


turn off the caps asshole


Kindly suckle from my third leg, ol' chap!
Posted 8/26/08

sebastianthepinkrabbit wrote:


asamiueto wrote:


sebastianthepinkrabbit wrote:

SPOILER ALERT: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DIDN'T DISCOVER AMERICA, HE WAS CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE WEST INDIES.

LEIF ERICSON WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA.

AMERICA WAS NAMED AFTER AMERIGO VESPUCCI.

IF YOU WANT TO GET TECHNICAL, THEN IT WAS THE NATIVE AMERICANS THAT DISCOVERED IT FIRST.

LEARN2HISTORY


turn off the caps asshole


Kindly suckle from my third leg, ol' chap!


can you be more precise? i don't get it?
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i honestly believe columbus founded america with dum luck
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Posted 8/26/08
Christopher Columbus was indeed a great man.

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ah yes Columbus the great discoverer of America without him our founding fathers would not have built our great nation, and the native Americans probably would have been better off; but thats beside the point. you like myself have likely grew up learning that Columbus was this great man who paved our way to this plentiful land or more famously as the man who gave us the day off from school; how demeaning. of course it wasn't till recently that i discovered whats Columbus really did on the shores of America( ie. butcher, slaughter, rape, and pillage or just about how every white explorer did back then. the truth about Columbus was that he was a failure ( he failed about 3 times till the Spanish king thought it was enough; first was a trade route to china, second his promise of more gold than you have use for, and finally his gift of Indian slaves who died due to European disease) people also believe that Columbus was the first to believe that the world was round, but by then it was already an accepted idea(kinda like evolution in our time). the truth was all Columbus really did was discover America( even then there are conflicting information since there is evidence that the Chinese arrived on the west coast before Columbus), that he slaughter all the Arawak's( yes i do mean all as in not a single descendant left on the face of the earth), and that he dies in poverty( probably as a drunk).


totally true
he wasn't even the first to discover America, Lief Ericsson and the Vikings discovered America in around 1000 A.D. but they just didn't settle there
Posted 8/26/08
Who Cares...
Posted 8/26/08

HeatherHanderson wrote:


dj_catmix wrote:


ah yes Columbus the great discoverer of America without him our founding fathers would not have built our great nation, and the native Americans probably would have been better off; but thats beside the point. you like myself have likely grew up learning that Columbus was this great man who paved our way to this plentiful land or more famously as the man who gave us the day off from school; how demeaning. of course it wasn't till recently that i discovered whats Columbus really did on the shores of America( ie. butcher, slaughter, rape, and pillage or just about how every white explorer did back then. the truth about Columbus was that he was a failure ( he failed about 3 times till the Spanish king thought it was enough; first was a trade route to china, second his promise of more gold than you have use for, and finally his gift of Indian slaves who died due to European disease) people also believe that Columbus was the first to believe that the world was round, but by then it was already an accepted idea(kinda like evolution in our time). the truth was all Columbus really did was discover America( even then there are conflicting information since there is evidence that the Chinese arrived on the west coast before Columbus), that he slaughter all the Arawak's( yes i do mean all as in not a single descendant left on the face of the earth), and that he dies in poverty( probably as a drunk).




Blaaah, i've never really been a fan of his prior to this thread anyway. Also, he wasn't the first, they said that the first one to see America continent was a sailor, of course he took all the credit, the captain dipshit. And America was there and if it wasn't he who discovered it, someone else would have done too. It's just the matter of time. Columbus contributed none to America's nowadays, really.


lol Why do people care? If he hadn't did what we did, we wouldn't be here today. I'm Italian, my ancestors were Romans. Caeser didn't say "I came, I saw and now I feel really bad about it" (Thank you, Spike).
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Posted 8/26/08 , edited 8/26/08

vittoriano wrote:


HeatherHanderson wrote:


dj_catmix wrote:


ah yes Columbus the great discoverer of America without him our founding fathers would not have built our great nation, and the native Americans probably would have been better off; but thats beside the point. you like myself have likely grew up learning that Columbus was this great man who paved our way to this plentiful land or more famously as the man who gave us the day off from school; how demeaning. of course it wasn't till recently that i discovered whats Columbus really did on the shores of America( ie. butcher, slaughter, rape, and pillage or just about how every white explorer did back then. the truth about Columbus was that he was a failure ( he failed about 3 times till the Spanish king thought it was enough; first was a trade route to china, second his promise of more gold than you have use for, and finally his gift of Indian slaves who died due to European disease) people also believe that Columbus was the first to believe that the world was round, but by then it was already an accepted idea(kinda like evolution in our time). the truth was all Columbus really did was discover America( even then there are conflicting information since there is evidence that the Chinese arrived on the west coast before Columbus), that he slaughter all the Arawak's( yes i do mean all as in not a single descendant left on the face of the earth), and that he dies in poverty( probably as a drunk).




Blaaah, i've never really been a fan of his prior to this thread anyway. Also, he wasn't the first, they said that the first one to see America continent was a sailor, of course he took all the credit, the captain dipshit. And America was there and if it wasn't he who discovered it, someone else would have done too. It's just the matter of time. Columbus contributed none to America's nowadays, really.


lol Why do people care? If he hadn't did what we did, we wouldn't be here today. I'm Italian, my ancestors were Romans. Caeser didn't say "I came, I saw and now I feel really bad about it" (Thank you, Spike).



Yeah... Columbus was lucky i wasn't on the boat with him otherwise it would have been me who discovered America. And i don't rape nothing
Posted 8/26/08

HeatherHanderson wrote:


vittoriano wrote:


HeatherHanderson wrote:


dj_catmix wrote:


ah yes Columbus the great discoverer of America without him our founding fathers would not have built our great nation, and the native Americans probably would have been better off; but thats beside the point. you like myself have likely grew up learning that Columbus was this great man who paved our way to this plentiful land or more famously as the man who gave us the day off from school; how demeaning. of course it wasn't till recently that i discovered whats Columbus really did on the shores of America( ie. butcher, slaughter, rape, and pillage or just about how every white explorer did back then. the truth about Columbus was that he was a failure ( he failed about 3 times till the Spanish king thought it was enough; first was a trade route to china, second his promise of more gold than you have use for, and finally his gift of Indian slaves who died due to European disease) people also believe that Columbus was the first to believe that the world was round, but by then it was already an accepted idea(kinda like evolution in our time). the truth was all Columbus really did was discover America( even then there are conflicting information since there is evidence that the Chinese arrived on the west coast before Columbus), that he slaughter all the Arawak's( yes i do mean all as in not a single descendant left on the face of the earth), and that he dies in poverty( probably as a drunk).




Blaaah, i've never really been a fan of his prior to this thread anyway. Also, he wasn't the first, they said that the first one to see America continent was a sailor, of course he took all the credit, the captain dipshit. And America was there and if it wasn't he who discovered it, someone else would have done too. It's just the matter of time. Columbus contributed none to America's nowadays, really.


lol Why do people care? If he hadn't did what we did, we wouldn't be here today. I'm Italian, my ancestors were Romans. Caeser didn't say "I came, I saw and now I feel really bad about it" (Thank you, Spike).



Yeah... Columbus was lucky i wasn't on the boat with him otherwise it would have been me who discovered America. And i don't rape nothing


lol that picture of Columbus makes me laugh. He looks like Christopher Walken.
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vittoriano wrote:


HeatherHanderson wrote:


vittoriano wrote:


HeatherHanderson wrote:


dj_catmix wrote:


ah yes Columbus the great discoverer of America without him our founding fathers would not have built our great nation, and the native Americans probably would have been better off; but thats beside the point. you like myself have likely grew up learning that Columbus was this great man who paved our way to this plentiful land or more famously as the man who gave us the day off from school; how demeaning. of course it wasn't till recently that i discovered whats Columbus really did on the shores of America( ie. butcher, slaughter, rape, and pillage or just about how every white explorer did back then. the truth about Columbus was that he was a failure ( he failed about 3 times till the Spanish king thought it was enough; first was a trade route to china, second his promise of more gold than you have use for, and finally his gift of Indian slaves who died due to European disease) people also believe that Columbus was the first to believe that the world was round, but by then it was already an accepted idea(kinda like evolution in our time). the truth was all Columbus really did was discover America( even then there are conflicting information since there is evidence that the Chinese arrived on the west coast before Columbus), that he slaughter all the Arawak's( yes i do mean all as in not a single descendant left on the face of the earth), and that he dies in poverty( probably as a drunk).




Blaaah, i've never really been a fan of his prior to this thread anyway. Also, he wasn't the first, they said that the first one to see America continent was a sailor, of course he took all the credit, the captain dipshit. And America was there and if it wasn't he who discovered it, someone else would have done too. It's just the matter of time. Columbus contributed none to America's nowadays, really.


lol Why do people care? If he hadn't did what we did, we wouldn't be here today. I'm Italian, my ancestors were Romans. Caeser didn't say "I came, I saw and now I feel really bad about it" (Thank you, Spike).



Yeah... Columbus was lucky i wasn't on the boat with him otherwise it would have been me who discovered America. And i don't rape nothing


lol that picture of Columbus makes me laugh. He looks like Christopher Walken.



Really ?! That pic reminds me of a guy whose name starts with P and ends with EDOPHILE.
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