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    Lib Dem FoP

    I'm not buying the bullet path idea without a link, but it could be right.

    This.. defintely needs a link, or some kind of explanation:

    the Court can ignore the proof that African-Americans were part of the original people in what is now the United States prior to the arrival of any colonist

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 08:07:21 PM PDT

    •  Here's the autopsy report. (16+ / 0-)

      http://i2.cdn.turner.com/...

      Path: ... Right ventricle...

      "Direction of projectile: Directly, front to back."

    •  The complete and utter twaddle. (2+ / 0-)
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      Karl Rover, Ahianne

      Karl, you rightly point out two failures in the diary in not providing links but the second you noted must be complete and utter twaddle unless there has been some significant archaeological find in the recent past.

      African-Americans were part of the original people in what is now the United States prior to the arrival of any colonist
      Now Thor Heyerdahl rightly changed the theories of how much long distance travel there was in antiquity. In the Ra and Ra II expeditions he demonstrated links between Africa and the Americas could have occurred BCE and that could explain some of the plant materials found in Egyptian excavations.

      Now certainly some could have been forced to make it a one way passage due to the comparative fragility of the reed boats (Ra I came to a rather watery end) but that just means Africans were part of the overall American population (perhaps) during the last few millennia BCE. The consensus is that the colonization of the Americas occurred over one or other of the land bridges between Asia and Alaska although the date(s) of the movement out from Alaska are disputed. In any event, it would have occurred at least 10-12,000 years before a raft like Ra would have been available.

      The first peoples forced to work on what were to become the US tobacco and sugar plantations were not in fact African but British criminals sentenced to periods of indentured service - in effect slaves for the period of their sentence. The system was later further developed to colonize Australia by sentencing to transportation. Actually this was a fairly liberal  measure as the English prisons at the end of the 18th century were either debtors' prisons where they were lodged while they repaid their creditors or temporary jails for those awaiting trial or execution. Without prisons as we know them today, the sentence for even comparatively minor offences was death. The first African slaves in the New World were indeed provided by British traders - but to Spanish colonies in the Caribbean.

      So without a link to the supposed "proof", this to me is a complete historical fantasy and ruins what could otherwise have been a reasonable diary. Unfortunately it looks like the author has "hit and run" and will not take the opportunity to correct the diary or enlighten us.

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 06:37:11 AM PDT

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