izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 29 May, 2011 12:23 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:




izzythepush wrote:
after the last President of the United States was deemed corrupt,
Deemed by whom ?



The Judges.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 29 May, 2011 02:34 pm
The only thing I remember about the movie Judge Dredd is Rob Schneider doing Sly Stallone's "I am the law" voice.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 29 May, 2011 04:07 pm
@chai2,
Rob Schneider will always be Dr. Benway. There was a lot of grumbling when Sly got the role. The most outrageous thing was that in the comic strip Dredd never showed his face, and Sly wasn't going to have that.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 01:10 am
@izzythepush,



izzythepush wrote:
after the last President of the United States was deemed corrupt,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Deemed by whom ?
izzythepush wrote:
The Judges.
Of which court ??





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 01:14 am
@chai2,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Does the salloon where Wild Bill spent his last human minutes remain intact ?
chai2 wrote:
pffft.

You know what?

It's now a t-shirt shop.
I think the furniture is set up as a reinactment down in their basement.
Is it the original furniture from the event of the assassination??





David
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 06:43 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Judges do not need courts they judge as they go along. The Judges are the executive, the legislative, the judiciary, the police force and the army. Incidentally, I must say I really admire your ability to pick a fight with a fictional character.
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 07:13 am
@chai2,
Quote:
He might as well have taken 50 pictures with her standing in front of their garage door.
Was she nekkid ? Cool
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2011 01:26 pm
Did you know they have been working on the Crazy Horse Monument since 1948? I had no clue. I really figured they were finished with it by now but not so.

I found this kind of interesting:


http://www.allblackhills.com/crazy_horse_memorial/
talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2011 01:57 pm
@Arella Mae,
I think all four faces on Mt. Rushmore could fit in the face of Crazy Horse to imagine the scale and difficulty. The body of the proposed sculture doesn't look that good. The biceps seem wrong.
Arella Mae
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2011 03:56 pm
@talk72000,
Yeah the arms do look kind of weird. I didn't realize you could fit all of Rushmore in the face! I've seen Mt. Rushmore and it's not small. Thanx for the info.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2011 04:03 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Judges do not need courts they judge as they go along. The Judges are the executive, the legislative, the judiciary, the police force and the army. Incidentally, I must say I really admire your ability to pick a fight with a fictional character.
Thank u; its good to be appreciated.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jun, 2011 04:54 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Dayum! I hate to think who the lawyers might have been.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 12:15 am
So why do you guys have a North and a South Dakota ? You could have used Lakota and Nakota before you ran out of names....
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 11:42 am
@Ionus,
I guess for the same reason we have a North and South Carolina.

Honestly, I don't know.
Just guessing it might have something to do with the size of land parcels when those areas became states.

The original 13 colonies that became states were rather irregular in shape.
Obviously having to follow the coastline on the East, and their borders formed to the West by the Appalachian Mountains. I believe the boundaries of these 13 original colonies were formed by population, natural geographic boudaries, etc. I'm no expert.

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/colonies.gif

As the country spread West, and huge areas where added en masse, we came to what I've heard referred to as the "square states" in the middle of the country, of which South and North Dakato were ones.
Eventually, boundaries were formed by the Pacific Ocean.

I was born in New Jersey, every easy to identify as a stand alone place as a child, as is Texas, where I live now. I guess school children in Colorado and Wyoming have to have a pretty good eye to identify their state, when it's shown alone.

http://www.mapsharing.org/popular-world-map/images-new-world-map/1-us-map-united-states-map.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 11:46 am
@chai2,
I wonder why your map of the 13 colonies doesn't highlight the fact that Maine was part of the Massachusetts colony.
http://www.elcivics.com/images/13-colonies-map-1775-usa.jpg
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 11:47 am
@tsarstepan,
I noticied that, and vermont as well.
talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 11:54 am
@chai2,
George Washington as a British officer started the Franco_British war inadvertantly. He quit the British army and married a rich lady and became a politician. King George forbade the colonies to expand westward but Washington had already sold land in Indiana in Indian territory. So it was greed that led Washington to join the war of Independence as a general.

The War that made America.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 02:06 pm
@talk72000,
Washington was never a British officer. He was an officer of the Virginia militia. As an articled surveyor, he did indeed make claims to land west of the Alleghenys, however, it is a laughable absurdity that he "joined" the war of independence due to greed. In fact, tens of thousands of acres of land to which he had a legitimate claim were taken by settlers after the war, and he made no effort to enforce his claims in court.

By the way, your video from Happy Spirit Productions claims that this ia man named Post trying to convince the Indians to fight--Washington is not mentioned. Furthermore, Washington never surveyed land in what is now Indiana, he has no basis to lay claim to land that far west.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 02:21 pm
@Setanta,
Of all the figures from the revolutionary pantheon, Washington has inspired the most myths - second is Franklin, I've read somewhere.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 02:29 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
I'd believe that. Washington was articled as a surveyor at the age of 15. As a younger son, he had no expectations of inheriting any considerable estate. He only became a large land owner when his half-brother Lawrence left the Mount Vernon estate to him. As was common at the time, rather than the government paying a surveyor, he would be allowed to make land claims where permissable. Otherwise, he would only be paid when completing a survey contracted by a private individual. Washington originally began making his claims when he was surveying land in the Valley of Virginia. Later, he surveyed land in what is now West Virginia. He made most of his land claims in the Kanawha Valley, and that is where "squatters" took land to which he has a legitimate claim after the revolution. Washington did sell much of the land he had claimed, but when anyone else claimed land he had claimed before the revolution, he never took legal action to enforce his claim.

Obviously, the best way to dispell myths is with reliable biography. For Washington, i recommend Flexner and Freeman.
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