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04-01-2021, 17:56   #16
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Columbus 'discovered' America.

He wasn't even the first European to do it. Generations of Vikings and possibly St Brendan and others were there before him.

Magellan was first to circumnavigate the globe. It was a Malay called Enrique who did it: https://www.history.com/news/was-mag...gate-the-globe
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2 famous quotes

The Voltaire quote about freedom of speech "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"

He never said it.

Also Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms (1521) "Here I stand. I can do no other."

There is no evidence he ever said it.

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Wrong. They did it mainly for defence. When queen Elizabeth sent over a plantation the locals kept attacking and retreated to the forests. They decided if they could cut down the trees, they wouldnt have anywhere to hid and the British could finally catch them.
still untrue. the greatest pressures probably came from land clearance for agriculture, firewood and charcoal, pit props, barrel staves etc.
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still untrue. the greatest pressures probably came from land clearance for agriculture, firewood and charcoal, pit props, barrel staves etc.
Well most of Munster was destroyed using scorched earth tactics by the British. I would guess I am more right than wrong.
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no mention of that here.
https://www.forestryservices.ie/hist...ry-in-ireland/
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Napoleon was a short arse.

The Irish were conscripted as cannon fodder in WWI. Well those in England were, but there was no conscription here.

These two were favourites of a college lecturer. I was studying social care so it was a stretch to see how they were relevant to the course.
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Napoleon was a short arse.

The Irish were conscripted as cannon fodder in WWI. Well those in England were, but there was no conscription here.

These two were favourites of a college lecturer. I was studying social care so it was a stretch to see how they were relevant to the course.
Was this in Cork by any chance? If so, I know exactly who you're talking about
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Napoleon was a short arse.

[B]The Irish were conscripted as cannon fodder in WWI.Well those in England were, but there was no conscription here.

These two were favourites of a college lecturer. I was studying social care so it was a stretch to see how they were relevant to the course.
Thought this is widely known.
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Was this in Cork by any chance? If so, I know exactly who you're talking about
No, in Carlow.

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Thought this is widely known.
Ive heard it a few times, although its usually in relation to what those dastardly Brits did to us.
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Hitler had only 1 ball
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The Irish are a Celtic race (genetically)
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The American Civil War was fought to end slavery
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The Irish are a Celtic race (genetically)
The Irish are a stew of genes, same as any race.
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The American Civil War was fought to end slavery
Oh go on, enlighten me
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