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LWW
12-27-2011, 08:22 AM
LEARN! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p3unJKrf1mk#)

The world owes an unimaginable debt to these brave souls.

If I had a one way ticket in a time machine going backwards, this would be my era and locale of choice.

cushioncrawler
12-27-2011, 02:44 PM
The usofa'a first civil war.
During the ongoing war gainst natives.
During the ongoing war gainst slaves.

Praps an irrational and imaginary debt.
Adding to the usofa's gross national debt.

Gee -- if the usofa hadnt thrown out england and the monarchy the usofa would be in a real mess today.
mac.

llotter
12-27-2011, 02:50 PM
The story is one that every American should know. Though everyone, at least of my generation, if familiar with Washington crossing the Delaware as depicted in the famous painting, it is the details and background that give it the meaning and importance. It is somewhat off putting, however, that the story was used by the 'Newt 2012' campaign, that he would appear good himself because he relayed a story of good and heroic men.

America has a great story that largely goes untold and that ignorance is the fertile grounds for tyrants to thrive.

cushioncrawler
12-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Delaware River-Lenapehanna,a main thoroughfare. Hanna means river. The Lenapehanna was changed to the Delaware River to honor Lord De la Ware, who promoted settlement in the area now known as the state of delaware, and the Lenape became known as the Delawares.

The Lenape were the first Native American tribe to enter into a treaty with the(future)United States government during the American Revolutionary War. The Lenape supplied the Revolutionary army with warriors and scouts in exchange for food supplies and the promise of a role at the head of a future native American state.

The Lenape were continually crowded out by European settlers and pressured to move in several stages over a period of about 175 years. The main body moved into the Northeast Oklahoma in the 1860s. Along the way many smaller groups split off in different directions to settle, to join established communities with other native peoples.Some remained where they were...hoping to survive when their brothers and sisters moved on. Today, from New Jersey to Oklahoma there are groups which retain a sense of identity with their ancestors that lived in the Delaware Valley in the 1600s.

Soflasnapper
12-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Gingrich helpfully explains that Europeans never had any cold weather experiences, but luckily, the 'Americans' (nee colonials, British citizens) were used to cold weather? They actually, you know, hunted in the winter!

Is Gingrich an idiot?

cushioncrawler
12-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Praps llotter iz ignorant of the broken promise made to the good and heroic Lenape scouts.
mac.

llotter
12-27-2011, 07:57 PM
No doubt that the Lenape are retaining a sense of their identity in order to remain on the public dole and open a casino here and there.

LWW
12-28-2011, 03:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Gingrich helpfully explains that Europeans never had any cold weather experiences, but luckily, the 'Americans' (nee colonials, British citizens) were used to cold weather? They actually, you know, hunted in the winter!

Is Gingrich an idiot? </div></div>

Edify us as to the British armies history of fighting in cold northern climes circa 1776?