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Old September 14th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #91
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That baseball was ''founded'' by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York, U.S.A. in 1837.
In fact, a full set of rules of the game of baseball was published in 1733 in London, England, and can be seen in the British Museum, London, England.
b-That the Battle of Culloden in April 1746 near Inverness, Scotland, between 'Bonnie'' Pince Charlie's Highland Jacobite rmy and the British Hanoverian Redcoats was a Scotland v England clash.
In fact, more Lowland Scots fighting for Hanoverian King George than Englishmen were present in the Hanoverian Army than in the Jacobite Highlanders Army.
C-That nationalising the railways and /or giving loss making British railways huge chunks of taxpayers cash was invented by the British Labour Party after they won the 1945 General Election in Great Britain.
In fact, the very first Lord in the House of Lords to put forward a motion to nationalising all existing Britsh railways was the Conservative Marquis of Londonderry in 1838.
The first House of Commons Act to nationalise British railways was passed by Robert Peeel's Conservative govt in 1844(by Peel's President at the Board of Trade, Wlliam Ewart Gladstone-later a Liberal Prime Minister) when the Railways Act of that year gave notice that the Conservatives intended to nationalise ALL British railway companies within 21 years of the passage of the 1844 Act.
In 1935 Conservative Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, answered a plea from the four privately owned British railway companies-The London Midland Scottish;the London and North Eastern railway; the Great Western and the Southern- to give them tax payers cash subsidies as they were virtually bankrupt because of the 1930's recession .
Baldwin gave all four companies 26.5 million -a colossal sum at 1935 prices- so establishing a precedent continued by Labour after Nationilisation was carried out in 1947-48.
That the Vatican printing presses only published books of piety and religious holiness -the very first edition of Nikolai Machiavelli's 16th century immoral political classic-the true Bible of Realpolitik-''The Prince''- was published by the Vatican publishing house on the orders of Pope Sylvester 111.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #93
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'Australia' comes from the latin term "terra australis incognita" or unkown south land, originally used by the Romans and used on medieval maps. The name Australia was popularised by Capt. Matthew Flinders RN, and was first used in official reports by Maj.Gen. Lachlan Macquarie when governor of NSW. It was offcially adopted in 1824.

I can find no reference to Austria anywhere.

True, the name comes from the Latin word for "south".
The Spanish had a name for the island Vanuatu, "Austrialia del Espiritu Santo". In honor of the Austrian branch of the Habsburgers, the "i" was dropped. And the Netherlands were still part of Spain back then, though struggeling for religious freedom. Later Australia became the name for the continent, but once again, mainly because of the Latin word. But somehow also after Austria. It seemed an interesting thing to mention, hence.
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The one that irks me the most is the story of Nero fiddling whilst Rome burned.
In reality, the guy was the very spirit of bravery. Going out on the streets to help try and put out the flames and opening up his palace to the homeless.

I understand he was a tyrant, but to rob him of one of his nobler moments just seems wrong.
Tacitus' take on the story has Nero in Antium when the fire breaks out. Nero apparently quickly returned to the city and paid for relief efforts out of his own pocket.

The association of Nero with the fire largely arose from the fact that he bought up large tracts of land in the ravaged areas very cheaply afterwards so he could build his great palace, the Domus Aurea (the Golden House).
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Moses never existed. The Exodus never happened. Not even a pot has been discovered after 60 years of seaching in the desert where Moses and the 40,000 slaves where supposed to have lived.

If the slaves did exist they would never have escaped apart from the improbabilty of the Red Sea parting, the Egyptians had Forts along the supposed route of Moses's and his Israelites.

Abraham and Joseph never existed, and there are big doubts about David.

As for Adam and Eve and the talking snake
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Moses never existed. The Exodus never happened. Not even a pot has been discovered after 60 years of seaching in the desert where Moses and the 40,000 slaves where supposed to have lived.

If the slaves did exist they would never have escaped apart from the improbabilty of the Red Sea parting, the Egyptians had Forts along the supposed route of Moses's and his Israelites.

Abraham and Joseph never existed, and there are big doubts about David.

As for Adam and Eve and the talking snake
Impossible for them to wander around in the desert for 40 and to survive of Mana only. Even If this were insects, impossible to resist eating insects, above all because insects wouldn't have been enough for all the people.
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That the British just marched like "mindless automatons" into American rifle fire at Bunker Hill.


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(I'm almost afraid to say so, but there's a movie on this. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Wynona Rider ... Based in a play which criticizes McCarthist policy on accusing every-neighbour-you-don't-like telling they're communists, if I'm not mistaken.)
The film was based on the very popular Arthur Miller play, the Crucible. He wrote the screenplay for the movie too, although it bombed at the box office, iirc.
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Mythconception: Britain won at Dunkirk. They merely managed a well manner retreat.

Mythconception: Germany planned to occupy the whole of Great Britain. "Opperation Sealion", the book of this, was written by Peter Fleming (brother to Ian Fleming) who was working for the Intrepid Organization (British Intelligence).

Mythconception: Rudolf Hess flew to Britain. Someone flew to Britain who resembled Hess, but both the serial number of the crashed number of the plane crashed in England was wrong, and the man captured as 'hess' did not have scarrs which Hess recieved in WWI.

Mythconception: Briain was never occupied during WWII. The Channel Islands are a part of Britain. They were occupied by Germany during the war, ergo part of Britain was occupied during the war.
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Smile Nero & Rome


No he didn't burn down Rome - he wasn't even in Rome at the time.SO THERE!!
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Mythconception: Britain won at Dunkirk. They merely managed a well manner retreat.


Mythconception: Briain was never occupied during WWII. The Channel Islands are a part of Britain. They were occupied by Germany during the war, ergo part of Britain was occupied during the war.
1) Everybody knows that.

2) The Channel Islands are not part of the United Kingdom, let alone part of Britain.
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