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2/4/2016 4:24:49 PM
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At 2/4/2016 1:43:41 PM, BlazingRodent wrote:
In all of your history classes in school, what was your favorite lesson? I liked learning about the Revolutionary War.

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2/4/2016 5:37:11 PM
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Nazis and fascism in general
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2/4/2016 8:20:15 PM
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I haven't really learnt much history in school. (Mainly because the teachers teach us history as if we were in a mental institution) but probably Nazism from what i've learned purely in school.
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2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM
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I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.
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2/4/2016 11:49:29 PM
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I find Russian history in general to be much more interesting and exciting in comparison to British, French and American history
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2/4/2016 11:58:28 PM
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At 2/4/2016 1:43:41 PM, BlazingRodent wrote:
In all of your history classes in school, what was your favorite lesson? I liked learning about the Revolutionary War.

In college, I enjoyed covering the Reformation. It had the typical American pro-Protestant slant, but it's still fascinating to me.
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2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE
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2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.
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2/5/2016 1:34:45 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Oh, those are wonderful topics. I love the Spanish Empire's history. I am currently doing an EU4 play-through as Spain.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 1:47:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

He did technically get us out of the Great Depression. Not only that but he created great programs like social security that helped the poor and the old out of the depression without starving to death

That and he got elected 4 times so I mean he was very popular

Trust me liberal biased literature is better than conservative biased literature. I used to be in a conservative Christian private school and their history books were hilariously biased. They said that Ghandi was a terrorist, that MLK killer was justified, and the ONLY thing about Clinton that they really talked about was Monica Lewinsky.

And what do liberals say? That FDR got us out of the great depression. Oh wait that's true
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2/5/2016 1:48:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

Same here. The stuff people in my class say about history is cringe-worthy. Today someone said LBJ oversaw the Suez Crisis in a power point
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2/5/2016 1:48:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:48:16 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

Same here. The stuff people in my class say about history is cringe-worthy. Today someone said LBJ oversaw the Suez Crisis in a power point

My favorite was when we spent 2 days watching a Michael Moore film about gun control right before debating gun control... guess who was the only one against gun control.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 1:50:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:34:45 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Oh, those are wonderful topics. I love the Spanish Empire's history. I am currently doing an EU4 play-through as Spain.

How far did you go?
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2/5/2016 1:51:25 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:47:00 AM, Reformist wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

He did technically get us out of the Great Depression. Not only that but he created great programs like social security that helped the poor and the old out of the depression without starving to death

The war got us out of the Depression because private companies got filthy rich. All FDR did was prolong our recovery by printing money and devaluing the currency.


That and he got elected 4 times so I mean he was very popular

Of course he was popular, but only in the same fashion as Bernie Sanders is popular.


Trust me liberal biased literature is better than conservative biased literature. I used to be in a conservative Christian private school and their history books were hilariously biased. They said that Ghandi was a terrorist, that MLK killer was justified, and the ONLY thing about Clinton that they really talked about was Monica Lewinsky.

This is anecdotal evidence.


And what do liberals say? That FDR got us out of the great depression. Oh wait that's true

You haven't proved it to be true though...
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 1:52:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:50:50 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:34:45 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Oh, those are wonderful topics. I love the Spanish Empire's history. I am currently doing an EU4 play-through as Spain.

How far did you go?

Not finished yet. I am currently somewhere in the late 1600s, and the game runs until 1844. I have colonized the ENTIRETY of North America, as I have all of Mexico under a colony, as well as the Midwest U.S. under colonial rule, and all of the Eastern side under colonial rule. I also have much of northern Africa under my rule and half of France is owned by me. I also have lots of land in the Northern and Southern parts of South America.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 1:54:10 AM
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We aren't having a debate bball......

Anecdotal evidence? Yeah! Of course it is!

What you expect me to steal a book, find out its model, then look up the words and paste them into this forum?

Lol.

Franklin D Roosevelt did end the Great Depression and oversaw the economic recovery after it. He created more jobs, social security and a great many other things specified in The New Deal
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2/5/2016 1:54:12 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:52:55 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:50:50 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:34:45 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Oh, those are wonderful topics. I love the Spanish Empire's history. I am currently doing an EU4 play-through as Spain.

How far did you go?

Not finished yet. I am currently somewhere in the late 1600s, and the game runs until 1844. I have colonized the ENTIRETY of North America, as I have all of Mexico under a colony, as well as the Midwest U.S. under colonial rule, and all of the Eastern side under colonial rule. I also have much of northern Africa under my rule and half of France is owned by me. I also have lots of land in the Northern and Southern parts of South America.

Invade Russia.
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2/5/2016 1:56:56 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:54:12 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:52:55 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:50:50 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:34:45 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Oh, those are wonderful topics. I love the Spanish Empire's history. I am currently doing an EU4 play-through as Spain.

How far did you go?

Not finished yet. I am currently somewhere in the late 1600s, and the game runs until 1844. I have colonized the ENTIRETY of North America, as I have all of Mexico under a colony, as well as the Midwest U.S. under colonial rule, and all of the Eastern side under colonial rule. I also have much of northern Africa under my rule and half of France is owned by me. I also have lots of land in the Northern and Southern parts of South America.

Invade Russia.

No. I shall invade Germany and make sure that the Reich is never born.

If I have time I will invade Russia, but it's very difficult to play as a European country that's both strong and close to Russia. They have a good historical start, because in all of my playthroughs they have streamrolled everyone.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 1:56:56 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:54:12 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:52:55 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:50:50 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:34:45 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Oh, those are wonderful topics. I love the Spanish Empire's history. I am currently doing an EU4 play-through as Spain.

How far did you go?

Not finished yet. I am currently somewhere in the late 1600s, and the game runs until 1844. I have colonized the ENTIRETY of North America, as I have all of Mexico under a colony, as well as the Midwest U.S. under colonial rule, and all of the Eastern side under colonial rule. I also have much of northern Africa under my rule and half of France is owned by me. I also have lots of land in the Northern and Southern parts of South America.

Invade Russia.

No. I shall invade Germany and make sure that the Reich is never born.

If I have time I will invade Russia, but it's very difficult to play as a European country that's both strong and close to Russia. They have a good historical start, because in all of my playthroughs they have streamrolled everyone.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 2:03:09 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:47:00 AM, Reformist wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

He did technically get us out of the Great Depression. Not only that but he created great programs like social security that helped the poor and the old out of the depression without starving to death

That and he got elected 4 times so I mean he was very popular
Bush and Obama have been elected 2 times each. You can be popular but still be an extremely mediocre president.
Trust me liberal biased literature is better than conservative biased literature. I used to be in a conservative Christian private school and their history books were hilariously biased. They said that Ghandi was a terrorist, that MLK killer was justified, and the ONLY thing about Clinton that they really talked about was Monica Lewinsky.
I can agree with you here, that's ridiculous.
And what do liberals say? That FDR got us out of the great depression. Oh wait that's true

He got us out of the depression in the sense that he declared war on Japan yea. His policy didn't really help unemployment, and prices for industrial goods were 20% higher than they would've been otherwise. This is all because of the NIRA, which provided exemption from anti-trust protection in return for entering into a collective bargaining agreement that artificially raised wages for workers, which 80% of the industrial sector agreed to. The guys in that article I posted estimated that the NIRA and it's aftermath accounts for 60% of the weak recovery that took 3 FDR terms to accomplish. High wages and high unemployment in a depression means less jobs, less profit, and less consumption of products for obvious reasons.

FDR disrupted the free market's natural recovery cycle. That's a no no.
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2/5/2016 2:07:33 AM
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At 2/5/2016 1:48:56 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:48:16 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

Same here. The stuff people in my class say about history is cringe-worthy. Today someone said LBJ oversaw the Suez Crisis in a power point

My favorite was when we spent 2 days watching a Michael Moore film about gun control right before debating gun control... guess who was the only one against gun control.

I've been in your same position in my philosophy class. We're doing political philosophy and everyone is arguing that minimum wage workers worked harder to get their entry level job and work harder than millionaires and billionaires. I'm going to need a punching bag with me at all times in that class if BS like that continues to be spewed.

I literally responded, "Oh so you think someone at a gas station works harder than Mark Cuban?" They replied, "That's not the minimum wage I'm talking about."
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2/5/2016 2:10:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 2:07:33 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:48:56 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:48:16 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

Same here. The stuff people in my class say about history is cringe-worthy. Today someone said LBJ oversaw the Suez Crisis in a power point

My favorite was when we spent 2 days watching a Michael Moore film about gun control right before debating gun control... guess who was the only one against gun control.

I've been in your same position in my philosophy class. We're doing political philosophy and everyone is arguing that minimum wage workers worked harder to get their entry level job and work harder than millionaires and billionaires. I'm going to need a punching bag with me at all times in that class if BS like that continues to be spewed.

I literally responded, "Oh so you think someone at a gas station works harder than Mark Cuban?" They replied, "That's not the minimum wage I'm talking about."

A girl who supports Bernie once said that the reason why poor people do not pay your wages (she doesn't like the rich, so I said "who signs your paycheck") - her answer was "Oh, that's because the poor aren't given a $15 min. wage so they cannot sign my paycheck". I don't think she understands that when someone makes the same amount as the minimum of what you can make, that means they cannot pay you full time.

It's like saying that 1-1=0 but with a remainder of 1.
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Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
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2/5/2016 2:14:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 1:33:43 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
8th grade no doubt, learned about the Renaissance, Feudal Japan, Meiji, Moorish Spain, Spanish Empire and the Aztecs.

Feudal Japan is pretty cool.
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2/5/2016 2:16:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/4/2016 11:49:29 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I find Russian history in general to be much more interesting and exciting in comparison to British, French and American history

My favorite is German History.
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2/5/2016 2:21:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/5/2016 2:10:51 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 2:07:33 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:48:56 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:48:16 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:37:31 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/5/2016 1:32:04 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
At 2/4/2016 11:46:22 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
I have learned absolutely no history in school. If anyone knows, I am an avid history reader, and nothing that I have been taught in school has been something that I was unaware of.

Actually, I didn't know that FDR saved us from the Depression (apparently he did because gov. education loves to tell it's slaves that government saved us from economic collapse). I also love learning about how the only memorable thing Hitler did was kill Jews and how Stalin brought about equality. I hate this liberal crap.

Yea school is completely worthless in terms of how they teach the important subjects.

I've done research though and FDR actually prolonged the depression. After 7 years of the new deal, unemployment in 1939 finished at 18%. That's only down 6% from an insane 24% that the moronic progressive Hoover left him with. Even the liberals at UCLA acknowledged this, yet still the education system likes to mislead us.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu...

WW2 really lifted us out of the depression by decreasing unemployment and increasing wages, and Truman ultimately created the post war boom by slashing taxes and budget, otherwise known as the god of all economics, SUPPLY SIDE

If I were to ask my classmates what FDR was most known for, they would say "getting us out of the Depression".

Same here. The stuff people in my class say about history is cringe-worthy. Today someone said LBJ oversaw the Suez Crisis in a power point

My favorite was when we spent 2 days watching a Michael Moore film about gun control right before debating gun control... guess who was the only one against gun control.

I've been in your same position in my philosophy class. We're doing political philosophy and everyone is arguing that minimum wage workers worked harder to get their entry level job and work harder than millionaires and billionaires. I'm going to need a punching bag with me at all times in that class if BS like that continues to be spewed.

I literally responded, "Oh so you think someone at a gas station works harder than Mark Cuban?" They replied, "That's not the minimum wage I'm talking about."

A girl who supports Bernie once said that the reason why poor people do not pay your wages (she doesn't like the rich, so I said "who signs your paycheck") - her answer was "Oh, that's because the poor aren't given a $15 min. wage so they cannot sign my paycheck". I don't think she understands that when someone makes the same amount as the minimum of what you can make, that means they cannot pay you full time.

It's like saying that 1-1=0 but with a remainder of 1.

Dear God.

I can't wait for people to start proposing a $15 minimum wage in my class. If you raise the minimum wage, people making $15 before the raise will then make the same as someone working at a gas station, and won't get a pay raise to accommodate the min. wage increase.

Sounds pretty fair to people lacking critical thinking
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2/14/2016 11:31:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/4/2016 1:43:41 PM, BlazingRodent wrote:
In all of your history classes in school, what was your favorite lesson? I liked learning about the Revolutionary War.

World War 2 in Yugoslavia and Serbia in great war