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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #31
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I recently saw a documentary on FDR. It turns out that FDR's idol was none other than his esteemed cousin Teddy. Like Theodore, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Governor of New York. In addition, both men dropped out of Columbia Law School.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #32

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During his African Safari in 1909, Teddy Rooseveldt and his party killed or trapped over 11,000 animals included 512 "Big Five". He shot 6 Northern White Rhinos, rare even then.
As at 2009, there were only 6 Northern Whites left in the world, all in captivity.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #33

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Ah, Teddy Roosevelt facts. I love it!

A good one is that he founded the Progressive Party, which was a split in the Republican Party, because of William Howard Taft. It is also known as the Bull Moose Party, and since I am new, I can not post the picture, but Google "Teddy Roosevelt Riding A Moose."
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #34

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Teddy was a man's man. Had boxing matches in the White House lawn? Willingly left his post as Assistant Secretary of Navy to volunteer in the war? Hunted elephant and rhinoceros? Practiced jiu-jitsu? He was in a category of his own.
Sounds familiar... like certain Russian president nowadays

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During his African Safari in 1909, Teddy Roosevelt and his party killed or trapped over 11,000 animals included 512 "Big Five". He shot 6 Northern White Rhinos, rare even then.
As at 2009, there were only 6 Northern Whites left in the world, all in captivity.
Imagine presidents, or high-profile personnel / celebrity, doing sucha thing... especially to a critically endangered or extinct in the wild animal? He/should would get crucified!
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Sounds familiar... like certain Russian president nowadays



Imagine presidents, or high-profile personnel / celebrity, doing sucha thing... especially to a critically endangered or extinct in the wild animal? He/should would get crucified!
The biggest difference between Putin and Roosevelt was that Roosevelt was genuine. He actually stole away into the wilderness by his lonesome for great lengths of time, out West, to hunt in solitude before he was President.

Roosevelt was nothing if not genuine. He had a genuine love of people, of life, and always (at least publicly) looked on the bright side of things. Internally he had a lot of doubt, as most Great Men do, that he was doing enough to leave behind a good legacy.

Even after he was President he continued to hunt and actually put himself in some degree of danger, but his blindness in one eye meant that his companions were usually standing behind him with their rifles up in case he missed.
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Is it true that Teddy encouraged Americans to procreate?
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Is it true that Teddy encouraged Americans to procreate?
Yes. White Americans that is. He was a eugenisist.
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Yes. White Americans that is. He was a eugenisist.
He definitely believed whites were currently superior, but he didn't believe other races were inherently inferior. Environment made them so, not genes or nature. So...a product of his times but he always believed the races could be equal one day as far as civilization went. His racial views were complex.
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He definitely believed whites were currently superior, but he didn't believe other races were inherently inferior. Environment made them so, not genes or nature. So...a product of his times but he always believed the races could be equal one day as far as civilization went. His racial views were complex.
Personally, that doesn't bother me. People are entitled to their opinions. But if he's talking about sertilizing people, then I've got problems.
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Roosevelt was nothing if not genuine. He had a genuine love of people, of life, and always (at least publicly) looked on the bright side of things. Internally he had a lot of doubt, as most Great Men do, that he was doing enough to leave behind a good legacy.
So true. The man had a zest for life and an ardent passion for so many things - from hunting to writing.
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