Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t know why they don’t teach history correctly. First, you can’t sell land you don’t own. France sold their interests and rights in the Louisana Territory, not the land itself; as the U.S. discovered to their chagrin as they arrogantly attempted to settle it. It might have been the Lousiana Territory to us, but not to the tens of thousands of people who already lived there. They fought savagely to protect their land, and we called them wild hostiles for doing it. To this day, they have not been appropriately compensated for our intrusion, and all they still want is their land, not reservations.

  2. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Here, here! When I watch some of these modern day whiners complaining about trivial things, I want to say, “You think you got it bad … what about the Am. Indians who lost it all?”

  3. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @GoldenRoya

    They’ve turned down hundreds of millions in compensation, but they’re a very proud and stubborn bunch; and they’re still treated like second class citizens. What we never understood was, in their eyes, the invading white man was the inferior race.

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Cooncat

    Please be respectful. Indians live in India. These tribes have names, but they will accept being referred to collectively as Native Americans.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Although I’m not Canadian, I think Canada’s name for Native Americans is even better: “First Nations.”

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Indians live in India? Ever been to a gas station, a Dunkin’ Donuts or a 7-Eleven in New Jersey? ;-)

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    However, I absolutely adore Sikh Indians (the ones who wear turbans). They are the nicest people I have ever met! By the way, unlike Hindus who worship a pantheon of gods, Sikhs worship just one god.

  8. Runa Chow

    Runa Chow said, almost 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Sikhs are Hindus too. Better stick to American history. ;-)

  9. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    My sentiments precisely. Thank you for stating it so well.

  10. treesareus

    treesareus said, almost 3 years ago

    Three cents in 1803 is equal to about $4.30 today. Still a good deal, but it wasn’t the tiny amount that folks think it was.

  11. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, almost 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Gee just flag down a taxi in Oz and you will 99.9% find an Indian driver. In fact there aren’t too many places in Oz where you can’t find someone of Indian birth. Even the call centres are outsourced overseas to…guess where.

  12. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My doctor is from India. I complimented her on her ability to study medicine, and she said that they are taught english in India’s schools.

  13. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 3 years ago

    I work as an engineer, and about 75% (and sometimes more) of my colleagues are from India. I usually refer to myself as Indian instead of Native American around them just to keep things fun ;)

  14. Mr. Majestyk

    Mr. Majestyk said, almost 3 years ago

    @HectorPriam

    They meant at work.

  15. Biology Scholar

    Biology Scholar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Thumbs Up

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