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Well we're amazed, too.
Now...after all this is being "transpired" to a more public "level"....we're having problems with the Spanis, that now, embarrassed, insist he was Spanish...They tried a DNA test, but was in vain...funny is...everyone knows he had a brother...and he was Portuguese...however THAT might be possible....

Also Zarco's house in Santo Domingo, Dom. Republic, said to have belonged to Comombo's brother is full of ancient Portuguese, not Spanish, writtings on the walls. And if you ask anyone in Sto Domingo they say Colombo was Portuguese...

But the story amazes me. there's a new book, that a newa guy wrote a yar ago that came out that clarify all this with proof....
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Giu -- The real question is this: does anyone on here (besides you obviously) care???????????????

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Ouch!

Oh, now that was just downright mean, sailormitch! And Giu has been nothing but nice to everyone on here... All kidding aside, I am very interested. I think they still teach kids here that he discovered America. What a joke. History is written by the victors. It would be nice to know the truth about some things, especially our real history. I used to bitch about lobbyists, saying that they have no place in our government. Then somebody pointed out that the founding fathers were all businessmen looking for a way to gain the tax money for themselves instead of just giving it to the Brits. The original lobbyists, if you will. Patriotism was a side note. History has many options.

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I don't talk much on here lately but I read it all.....I care. Interesting stuff.
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I care. Trouble is the Irish discovered America 800 years before Columbus, or Zarco, or what ever name he was going by, could even row a boat!!!

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I still say that Columbus was a slacker, and the guy who really deserves the credit is either Leif Ericson or Amerigo Vespucci..

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I care. Trouble is the Irish discovered America 800 years before Columbus, or Zarco, or what ever name he was going by, could even row a boat!!!
T34 -- but were the Irish sober enough to write it down at the time???????

OK -- glad you all care. Besides, I was mainly just giving Giu a hard time. I never knew that Portugal was the birth of civilization until he showed up here!

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think they still teach kids here that he discovered America. What a joke. History is written by the victors. It would be nice to know the truth about some things, especially our real history. I used to bitch about lobbyists, saying that they have no place in our government. Then somebody pointed out that the founding fathers were all businessmen looking for a way to gain the tax money for themselves instead of just giving it to the Brits. The original lobbyists, if you will. Patriotism was a side note. History has many options.
The real answer to who "discovered" America? Some "Indian" thousands of years ago.

Which leads to this joke:

White Man to Indian: What did you call America before the white man came?

Indian: Ours!

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Mitch- They made the voyage in a boat made of wood and ox hide. Would you want to be sober crossing the N. Atlantic in that?

I'm pretty sure we will soon learn that Jesus is actually a Portuguese name and that they have found evidence of Adam and Eve in Porto.

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Actually you are all wrong. It was the Greeks that essentially gave us medicine, our government,philosophy,theater, science, and I think sheep.
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