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  • #6622
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    Nobody pay any attention to this article if you ever come across it. It’s utter garbage.
    http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/stories/3995/ranking-modern-us-presidents

    #6625
    AvatarBrookoli
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    Ugh, I definitely want to ignore it if it’s one of those websites that makes you click through 50 slides.

    #6634
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Only 13.

    #6639
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Getting to number one is worth it though, just because it’s so silly of a choice.

    #6644
    AvatarBrookoli
    Guest

    I’ll look at it tomorrow! 🙂

    #6646
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Okeydoke.

    #6826
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    *Gets to number 1*
    *Throws up*

    #6844
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    What, because it wasn’t Nixon or Clinton? I’m not going to address the quality of Carter’s administration at this time… I’ll check back in on that subject in a couple of weeks.

    #7265
    AvatarTingle
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    TINGLE FOR PRESIDENT 2020!
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    #15813
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Ooh! I forgot about this thread! This was a good one!

    #17963
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Anybody else like talking about presidents, politics, and or U.S. history? No? Okay, well never mind then…

    #17980
    AvatarDawn
    Guest

    We can talk about how biased the History of US is XD

    It did a great job until it got to Clinton, where it was like “oh, we may never know what really happened, there’s sure to be a diary somewhere that clears his name”

    And I’m like “BALONEY!”

    #17991
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Huh?

    #18002
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    What, about the… stupid thing he did with an intern, or about his lying under oath? Or both, I guess.

    #18003
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    I don’t think anybody actually believes that the affair didn’t happen… he admitted it on live TV.

    #18012
    AvatarPoulet Frit
    Participant

    But we don’t believe what’s on tv, because it’s what we want to see. And what we want, we know we can’t believe. We have all learned to kill our dreams.

    #18017
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    ^ is so fun to play acoustically on Uke…

    #18019
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    Darn. I should have seen that coming.

    #18064
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    I feel like we definitely teach history with a bias toward Western culture, especially in the fact that we spend multiple years focusing on the history of a country that’s only been around two hundred years. I was at the British Museum with a Bulgarian gentleman once, because my life is a lot cooler than I like to admit, and it was interesting to compare notes on what we knew about, because he was knowledgeable about some eras that were complete blanks for me.

    #18066
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    So does anyone have a favorite Chinese Dynasty?

    #18067
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    Because I don’t think I could name any of them off the top of my head.

    #18070
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    I’ve been studying English history for the last 3 months, but I hardly know any Chinese history…

    #18075
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    It was weird when my sister was all like, “Look it’s the mask that’s always on the front cover of Beowulf” and the her Bulgarian friend was all like “What’s Beowulf?”

    #18076
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    Lol! Yeah, that mask was found at a famous excavation site along with a bunch of other Anglo-Saxon stuff…

    #18077
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    All the Chinese history I know comes from books about stuff that happened in recent Chinese history. I’m really lost when it comes to anything before 1940, but I think learning about the dynasties would be really interesting. Admittedly, I’m not sure schools in China are big on Chinese history either. Communism isn’t big on remembering the past, and I know at least one or two instances where students were intentionally given historical misinformation to further government agendas.

    #18078
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    And the British Museum has all of it! It was so cool!

    #18079
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    Like the entire boat was there in a glass case.

    #18080
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    How big was the boat? That sounds awesome!

    #18082
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    Boat sized? Not like pirate ship, but definitely larger than a canoe. Viking sized I guess.

    #18083
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    Ah yeah, that makes sense lol

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