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Date: 10/09/13 03:14 PM

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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    October 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    Link: Ways History Gets Twisted - You might guess who twists it the most
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    They left out a lot, like the Holodomor for example. But obviously they can`t list EVERYTHING!
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Wwhy Ccan`t Yyou Ttype?
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    Roland Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    The reference to Saving Private Ryan is bullpoo. The movie depicted Omaha Beach which was stormed by American Army Rangers. While Normandy as a whole was stormed by other allies as well (especially UK and Canadian forces), Omaha beach primarily American vs. German forces.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    This is stupid, I`m not going to list again about how 90% of my high school history was about Slavery in America, but I can attest that the Triangular Trade is an actual thing since I basically have a Ph.D. in Slavery because of highschool.

    Triangular Trade

    Triangular Trade is actually a GOOD term to use, it puts it in a geopolitical context and gives you the WHO, WHERE, and WHY, not just the WHAT. Basically, slaves are sent to America, America gives sugar and tobacco to Europe, Europe brings rum and other manufactured good to Africa, which then provides slaves for America (the Africans themselves sold the slaves, usually conquered tribes).

    This is just another propaganda link. People read it, then immediately believe it.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    Also, about the WW2 thing - wtf? Of course Saving Private Ryan depicts it as just American, the invading countries each had their own beach. I learned this in a (GASP) American School - Sword and Gold Beach were British, Utah and Omaha were American, and Juno was Canadian. It would be inaccurate to have British troops at Omaha beach.

    Now, let`s take a truly classic and comprehensive WW2 movie - The Longest Day. The British are ALL over that movie.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    Damn 5cats, never even seen that before... pure wtf.
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    Ok, can I just ask what the crap is with the double letters? It has been coming up post after bloody post.

    Tthis Iis Ggetting Rreally Ff****** Aannoying.
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    uninspiredID Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    is the answer the jews? because they are the right answer
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Maybe they aren`t changing history...maybe they`re correcting it. Perhaps other groups with their own agenda have grossly exaggerated those events in the text books and not the record is getting set straight.

    I just put that out there as food for thought.
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    Essersmith Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2013 at 12:27 am
    Good reading
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2013 at 3:17 am
    Abe was right there!
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2013 at 4:24 am
    `Murica drat yeah, Save yo arses WW2! `Murica!
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    fodder69 Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2013 at 5:22 am
    I am going to vote down every stupid ass story taht can;t even spell the title right...
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2013 at 5:23 am
    Those who win the battle get to write the history of it.
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    McTabbin Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2013 at 5:40 am
    Of course history will always be rewritten, even if we all saw the same event happen in front of our eyes - we all could interpret the intent behind this same event differently. The only common truth would be is the name of the person who was there.

    We could also rewrite our own history because our life just boils down to what`s on our resume, and what`s on our future tombstone. So therefore, people who have judged you in the past are irrelevant, so what they think or thought doesn`t matter too.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2013 at 8:10 am
    @RoboPatton: Exactly! It was utterly denied by the USSR, but the Mennonite Peoples in the USA and Canada knew all too well what really happened. It wasn`t quite as bad as the Nazi Death Camps, but close!

    And it remains largely forgotten. :-(
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2013 at 9:02 am
    One example is Saving Private Ryan, where the D-Day landings are portrayed as an entirely American operation

    Umm well it was depicting one beach front that was all US forces...

    `Murica drat yeah, Save yo arses WW2! `Murica!

    Well if your from the UK or France guess what! We did if we didn`t step in and start aiding you Germany would`ve launched a land invasion on you and you`d have bee f ucked... france well Russia didn`t liberate france now did they?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2013 at 11:35 am
    5cats-it says it may have been caused by bad economic policies...whose government is shut down right now?...quick, hoard the food.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    Americans still exaggerate their importance in the war.

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