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Old November 14th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by diddyriddick View Post
It is his absolute right and responsibility to "snitch" to the mods over such comments if he feels they are out of line. If you don't like it, you know where the door is.
Yeah whatever. I am not saying that it's not his right, I'm just saying it's not always the best thing to do.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #182

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Originally Posted by Hresvelgr View Post
My point was against the generalizations that Rongo was making, namely that all the Europeans wanted was to settle down and farm for themselves to live. Cartier and Champlain and the French in America in general were rather nice as far as colonists go, and the Jesuits were rather nice as far as anybody at all goes, but the activities of the initial explorers, who were predominately Spanish, Portuguese, and English, blatantly disproves the idea that the settling of the New World was for purely innocent reasons.
About the French, i do love them, but offering scalps of their enemies for bounties is not my idea as being more nice than all the rest.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #183

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Originally Posted by Panthera tigris altaica View Post
About the French, i do love them, but offering scalps of their enemies for bounties is not my idea as being more nice than all the rest.
To be fair, scalping predated European arrival in North America, the French just added the level of paying for scalps. The British responded in kind.
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