Donald Trump Celebrates Leif Erickson Day

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  1. NoDak

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    The theory was debunked long ago, so no point in even referencing it anymore.

    As for the hilarious part, it either shows that we are missing a huge swath off even older settlements (possible) or migrating from an icy hellscape to the more livable areas closer to the equator is far simpler than the other eat around and thus faster (likely).

    Thank you for editing your post though, it's nice to see people admit their mistakes.
     
  3. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm not trying to reinforce his idea, but we may never know when humans first settled the Americas. It's been long accepted that they followed the pacific coastline. If that's true, the area they would have traveled is under water now.
     
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    dissectingaorticaneurysm Night King Top Team

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    They should commemorate this by adding rainbows to the 10.

    Have you seen the 100 Greatest Swedes and 100 Greatest Norwegians list? They were polls modeled on the 100 Greatest Britons show, but with much less fanfare. The results of the top 20 were pretty lackluster considering all the great scientists produced there.

    Greatest Swedes
    1. Gustav I of Sweden (1496–1560), king (reigned 1523–1560), the founding father of modern Sweden
    2. Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002), author, writer of children's books including the Pippi Longstocking series
    3. Axel Oxenstierna (1583–1654), statesman, Lord High Chancellor from 1612-1654. Confidant of both Gustavus Adolphus and Queen Christina.
    4. Alfred Nobel (1833–1896), inventor, founder of the Nobel Prize
    5. Olof Palme (1927–1986), socialist politician, Prime Minister (1969–1976 and 1982–1986)
    6. Marcus Wallenberg (1899–1982), industrialist and banker
    7. Evert Taube (1890–1976), composer
    8. Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846–1926), inventor, entrepreneur and founder of telephone equipment manufacturer Ericsson
    9. Charles XIV John (1763–1844), king (reigned 1818–1844)
    10. Carl Larsson (1853–1919), painter
    11. St. Bridget (1303–1373), saint
    12. Johan August Gripenstedt (1813–1874), Finance Minister (1856–1866), liberal reformer and free trader
    13. Odin (170-240), king, later considered the chief god in Norse paganism
    14. August Strindberg (1849–1912), playwright and writer
    15. Charles XI (1655–1697), king (reigned 1660–1697)
    16. Carl Michael Bellman (1740–1795), poet and composer
    17. Anders Chydenius (1729–1803), priest
    18. Ingvar Kamprad (1926–2018), entrepreneur, founder of IKEA
    19. Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007), director
    20. Gustav III (1746–1792), king (reigned 1771–1792)

    Greatest Norwegian
    1. Olav V (1903–1991) - King of Norway (21 September 1957 – 17 January 1991)
    2. Einar Gerhardsen (1897–1987) - politician and Prime Minister of Norway (1945–1951, 1955–1963, 1963–1965)
    3. Erik Bye (1926–2004) - Norwegian journalist, artist, author, film actor, folk singer and radio and television personality
    4. Kim Friele (1935–) - gay rights and human rights activist
    5. Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002) - ethnographer, led Kon-Tiki expedition
    6. Mari Boine (1956–) - Norwegian Sami musician
    7. Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939–) - politician and 22nd Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986–1989, 1990–1996)
    8. Haakon VII (1872–1957) - King of Norway (18 November 1905 − 21 September 1957)
    9. Christian Michelsen (1857–1925) - shipping magnate, statesman, and 1st Prime Minister of Norway (1905–1907)
    10. Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930) - explorer, diplomat, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
    11. Ivar Asbjørn Følling (1888–1973) - physicist and biochemist known for describing the disease commonly known as Følling's disease or phenylketonuria
    12. Grete Waitz (1953–2011) - marathon runner, first woman to run a marathon in under two and a half hours
    13. Alf Prøysen (1914–1970) - author, poet, playwright and musician
    14. Helge Ingstad (1899–2001) and Anne Stine Ingstad (1918–1997) - archaeologists and explorers of Viking (Norsemen|Norse) settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in 1960
    15. Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920–2008) - author of children’s literature
    16. Gunnar Sønsteby (1918–2012) - member of the Norwegian resistance movement during the German occupation of Norway in World War II.
    17. Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) - writer, laureate of Nobel Prize
    18. Kjell Aukrust (1920–2002) - poet
    19. Eivind Berggrav (1884–1959) - Lutheran bishop, figure in resistance against German occupation of Norway
    20. Kirsten Flagstad (1859–1962) - opera singer and dramatic soprano

    A whole lotta poets, musicians and children's book authors. smh

    But then again, the Britons list had Princess Di at #3 above Newton.
     
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    That's a damn shame though, the Valknot is awesome.

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    Yeah, a lot of the viking and runic symbols can make nice tats because of their striking simplicity. But nazis had to fuck it up for everyone. There's a lotta hippies running around with Yggdrasil tats who got it for the spiritual symbolism and now it's associated with people diametrically opposed to them.

    Notice how all the modern fascist groups in Europe work around the swastika ban by using Runes or vaguely swastika shaped geometric shapes for their symbol.
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  7. NoDak

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    I would revel in the outrage threads that followed. There's been a noticeable lack of gay (bashing) threads on here the last couple months, I'm starting to get concerned. Hell, there were literally like 30 of them started in June but I guess that makes sense.

    Lol, those things are absolutely shambolic.
     
  8. ShadowRun

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    At that time who wasn’t like that ?
     
  9. King in the North

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    There actually is a lot of evidence of Trump being racist, you moron.

    He was literally sued for his discriminatory housing/renting policies decades before he ran for President. I mean you can ignore all the other blatantly racist shit he’s done since he launched his campaign and there’s still plenty of evidence. You fucking bozos crack me up.
     
  10. MicroBrew

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    Obama did
    Obama Proclaims “Leif Erikson Day”, Honours Norway
    https://grapevine.is/news/2015/10/10/obama-creates-leif-erikson-day-honours-norway/

    2009
    Presidential Proclamation - Leif Erikson Day
    https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-leif-erikson-day
     
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    Someone made a thread about it when Obama proclaimed it, maybe it was me; can't recall.
     
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    The Spaniards’ atrocities were sufficiently heartless to shock some their own and give rise to the “Black Legend.”

     
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    wrong, the claims of discrimination were settled without evidence. Limiting travel from countries linked to terrorism and enforcing border policies is not racist. But please tell me more about all the other “blatantly racist shit” he’s done genius. Lol.
     
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    Classic edgy hipster bullshit. America was a discovery for the Europeans who where the most advanced civilization back then. History is always from the perspective of those writing it. Not uncultured cave dwellers but I guess it goes against your narative. Or you just lacks intelligence.
     
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    Sailing from Iceland to Vinland in a fucking Viking ship is pretty damn insane.

    Welcome to America

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    They won the Battle of Vinland (1003) and killed about twice as many natives, but Thorvald later died from his injuries. The youngest brother (Thorstein) tried making the voyage but ran into horrid weather conditions and had to turn back to Greenland.
     
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    Yeah that's the thing, when it is reduced down to 'who got there' it kinda loses the point. Leif beat CC by hundreds of years. Shit even basque cod fishermen beat CC to the Americas. And they weren't assholes. But the big deal with columbus was the Columbian exchange. If Erikson didn't go west, history wouldn't have been much different. Someone would have taken CC's place if he didn't, sure, but the columbian exchange was a really important event in modern history. Shit, imagine southern Italian food without tomatoes. Not that that's how it gets taught, we learned in grade school about columbus like some kinda maverick savior hero.

    Some places have replaced Columbus day with Indigenous people's day, which is cool and all but I like Hawaii's version- Discoverer's day.
     

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