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  •  Sad but true (1+ / 0-)
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    Too many people have never gone beyond "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and have no frickin' idea what was really going on between 1750 and 1800.

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:11:40 PM PST

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      Or did I tell you that already.  If I haven't, I meant to.  I sent it to a friend a while back, in fact.

      As far as history..., I was always crazy about it, mostly in England, Scandinavia, parts of Europe where the Celts originated, but much, much earlier stuff up through 24 Mar 1603.

      Then, as I got farther and farther back in genealogy research, all these historical details crop up..., and genealogy research has been instrumental in my learning various tidbits about American history in areas where my ancestors lived, primarily, but also a few general things that affected other areas.

      It's really quite interesting..., but if I mention historical details, people, especially young people, give me a blank look like I've lost my mind, and then say (snottily) "Oh, who cares about all that old stuff?"

      Well, "all that old stuff" is what led to things that affect us today.


      Mercifully, in my quest for genealogical and historical knowledge, I have a network of people from literally around the world and in both hemispheres who are also interested in all this lovely arcane knowledge....

      What would we do without friends who share our interests?


      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:31:41 PM PST

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