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re: Post the name an obscure/forgotten Tiger - donut
[quote]Gary Pegues [/quote] Nobody forgets #11 and best kick blocker in LSU history...
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re: The Lost Origins of Symbols and Icons - donut
[quote]I know the Three Balls outside of Pawn Shops goes back to the Medici family crest. [/quote]Or St. Nicholas giving the three daughters bags of money. ...
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re: Minnesota elementary school bans Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas - donut
What the school is doing is stupid but... [quote]Thanksgiving and Valentines day are American holidays, not religious ones.[/quote]have you ever heard of St. Valentine? It's actually St. Valentine's Day. ...
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re: Octavius (Augustus) Caesar: Cruel sniveling coward or great Roman (or both)? - donut
[quote]Incorrect. The Gauls were constantly threatening Rome and had invaded just a half century before. These were the wars fought by Marius. At the time Caesar invaded, there was a lot of fighting between Rome's ally states and those seeking to expand their territory, which at the time of the inva...
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re: Octavius (Augustus) Caesar: Cruel sniveling coward or great Roman (or both)? - donut
[quote]If he was ever going to take Rome itself, it would have been right after Cannae,[/quote] this is true, but Hannibal never set out to take over the city of Rome. His goal was to turn Rome's allies against them and reduce them to a weakened city. [quote]Scipio's genius was in turning Hannib...
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re: Octavius (Augustus) Caesar: Cruel sniveling coward or great Roman (or both)? - donut
[quote]I'm a fan of Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus. [/quote]He was good but only ruled for a short time. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if he had been able to rebuild the Jewish Temple. He was also pretty lucky to become Emperor considering most of the makes ...
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re: Octavius (Augustus) Caesar: Cruel sniveling coward or great Roman (or both)? - donut
[quote] He's an underrated leader[/quote] His biggest accomplishment was changing the official language from Latin to Greek....
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re: Octavius (Augustus) Caesar: Cruel sniveling coward or great Roman (or both)? - donut
[quote]I think his exploits, as great as they were, ended up with his "country" defeated and a lot of the fields salted by the Romans. [/quote] except that part about the salt in the fields didn't really happen. [quote]The greatest roman was jesus christ if you consider israel to have ever b...
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re: Octavius (Augustus) Caesar: Cruel sniveling coward or great Roman (or both)? - donut
[quote]Stilicho was badass too although kind of a barbarian. [/quote] Not kind of, his father was Vandal. [quote]Heraclius is an underrated emperor [/quote] Can't be compared to the traditional Roman Emperors. He comes from the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire and ruled in the 7th century. ...
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re: Cop ambushed in Philly by IS man - donut
[quote]I can't believe the Police Chief is saying that the officer tried to execute the guy. [/quote]That's not what he said. He was talking about the way the guy came at the police officer. ...
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re: Gavrilo Princip was perhaps the most important person of the 20th century - donut
Probably considered the most successful terrorist attack in history. ...
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re: History question: how would the world had been different if Alexander had lived? - donut
What's really interesting is that it seems that some of his plans upon returning home were to look westward toward Italy. Since Rome was just a local power at the time it would have been interesting to see if they would have been able to stop his expansion. This theory is questionable since his or...
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re: Woman explains in detail how to go to bathroom on International Space Station - donut
I saw it fly over BR tonight. ...
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re: Investigation underway at BRCC over students' credentials - donut
[quote]Where are all the upstanding young people who attend going to go when it shuts down?[/quote] What WBRZ failed to mention was that this did not come from the academic side of the college. They were credentials being granted from the non-credit/non-academic continuing education side of the ...
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re: Inside story of the Nagasaki mission - donut
[quote]By more effective... You mean it killed more innocent citizens.[/quote] Don't you mean saved more Japanese lives...
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re: Anyone here interested in the English Civil Wars and Oliver Cromwell? - donut
[quote]The height of power really comes during the reign of Victoria in the second half of the 19th Century[/quote] I said the 1700 and 1800's. Queen Victoria's England is nothing without the set up from the 1700's. By the way the 19th century is the 1800's so I covered that. ...
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re: Anyone here interested in the English Civil Wars and Oliver Cromwell? - donut
[quote]This was the mid 1600's, right around the height of British world power[/quote]Not at their height quite yet at that point. After the glorious revolution and the set up of the Act of Settlement which allowed William and Mary and Queen Anne to eventually finish their rule before pegging the H...
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re: Greatest 3 star packing bunch in LSU history? - donut
[quote]Not sure I'd consider Hodson a star though[/quote]When he finished his 4 years at LSU he held the SEC record for career passing yards and TDs...
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re: Roman emperor Caracalla and the real "Red Wedding" - donut
[quote]hey'd have a psycho ruling the empire, he would get assassinated, and they'd just appoint another psycho to be assassinated a few years later. [/quote]they didn't appoint the next psycho. in the late empire the emperors would be assassinated by a rival general usually one who was battle test...
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re: ISIS Executes More Christians In Libya - donut
[quote]who is mohammed in relation to allah? is this like God and Jesus in the Christian faith? [/quote] Islam believes in Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Jesus as prophets sent by Allah (Yahweh) They believe Mohammad was the last of the prophets bringing the final and perfected version of A...
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