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violator14 3/16/2010 3:16:06 PM

oops my bad about my last comment i deleted. I thought u wrote, "i'll give ur regards to YOUR family when i visit the reservation." haha. i thought u were making some weird joke that i must be a native american or some sh*t.


lancedenier 3/17/2010 12:13:52 PM

SarcasticCaveman, the only documented cases I can find of "smallpox blankets" being used as germ warfare, was by Lord Jeffery Amherst during Pontiac's Rebellion and earlier by William Trent, commander of Fort Pitt during the French and Indian War. Amherst was British, Trent an American born British officer. All other alleged occurances are apocryphal and are not supported by hard evidence. I would not put it past some unscrupulous individuals to have tried and succeeded at this but there's no evidence to support it. Sorry, but there's nothing to indicate the US Government ever did this.

A good book for anyone to read is 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C Mann. A fascinating insight to what the Americas were like before the European colonization and conquest. Backed up by excellent documentation, research and the latest archeological research. This was, for lack of a better term, paradise.

lancedenier 4/6/2010 8:01:59 AM

Hey SC, sorry I didn't see your message.

My point is, why would they cover it up? Mistreating people of color wasn't really looked down upon back then. If there was a concerted effort to spread plague blankets there'd be a paper trail somewhere, I don't think they'd be too concerned with posterity to hide it. Hell, if it was that easy, they'd have made it policy.  As I said, I can believe some individuals may have tried and possibly succeeded at it, I just don't see the Government sanctioning it.  Black ops and covert missions are more of a WWII and Post WWII type of action anyway.  Will Smith and a giant Steampunk Spider though...

You don't need to tell to me about the evil things our country has done to people, especially not to our Native People. I had an ancestor, an Eastern Band Cherokee, lynched by a mob of soldiers during the Civil War for defending his home (mostly for being Cherokee, I'm sure). Then there's forced removal 30 years before that. I also had a great great grandfather sold into indentured servitude (slavery essentially) as an orphan "adopted" off of an Orphan Train in the late 19th century.

You want a book recommendation, try "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by Dr. James Lowen. Great read. "1491", as I said, is good too as is "Guns, Germs and Steel". I'll see if I can find your book though, thanks.

InnerSanctum 5/31/2010 12:40:53 PM

 From one fellow lurker to another.  I just joined too after lurking on the site for a long time.  Look forward to sharing with you on the boards.



wish 5/4/2011 5:07:23 AM

ditto on the personally thing, and I'm sorry about the opinon thing, I've just spent most of my life hearing people use their opinions like facts and that drives me batty!!

Cheers to passionate fans!!!  wouldn't have it any other way!!!

wish 5/9/2011 4:49:46 PM

yeah man I saw that shit and nearly posted but I didn't want to start another bullshit thread of expletives and pompous writing.  I can't believe he would suggest that anyone who believed the media account of Bin Laden's death are gullible, yet anyone who disagrees with his favorite conspiracy theories are stupid.  Hypocrite.  Go back to sleep like the rest of the sheep?  Yeah he's really got it all figured out hey?  He actually writes good, intelligent comments but it's the "know it all" attitude and disrespect for people who don't agree with him that make him such an unlikable asshole.  You and I may have different tastes, but we like most of the same stuff with the same degree of passion.  He seems like he's out to make everyone else look like dummies.  Not cool.

dragonrojo38 5/19/2011 11:34:36 PM

you like Yor? I haven't seen that movie since 1987! I forgot what it's about; only can remember bits and pieces. I know there's some sort of magma man with a torch and I remember dinosaurs and I think there were some spacemen in there too.

I always thought Turok was based on Yor; he did hunt dinosaurs and he was transported to the future, am I right?


wish 8/3/2012 5:33:37 PM

And just what the gripe is griping on over here???  HAHA




Muenster 11/29/2012 5:26:31 AM

You are incorrect about rank structure and the differences between naval and land forces ranks.

An Army Captain and a Naval Captain are separated by about 3 to 4 ranks, depending on any particular nation's armed forces.

Also, in most western and some Asian militaries, highly specialized skilled people with certifications, like Doctors, Lawyers(certain types), Enigineers, Test Pilots, Scientists, etc... Are usually awarded the rank of Cpt.(land forces) or Lt.  upon successful completion of some type of military OCS. 

BTW, an aquaintance of mine recently joined the US ARMY after being heavily recruited. Even though he is 45 years old, he has 15 years experience as neurosurgeon. After he completes OCS he will be awarded the rank of Major.

almostunbiased 5/6/2013 4:07:15 PM

I did end up watching Vampire hunter.  It was what it was.  A silly action movie.



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