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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    I agree with your point, I was more just making a quip about Herodotus and his bias in terms of his writing on the Peloponnesian Wars and general exaggerations and inventions. He was a slightly dubious historian.

    Well slavery would make good economic sense but isn't all that morally sound, even if good chunks of the Bible say it's cool.
    I know you were quipping, and I was being deadly serious, as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    I know you were quipping, and I was being deadly serious, as usual.
    It's your Avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alloverbartheshouting View Post
    Yes, Obi Wan, I shall.

    Now, back to my mate Herodotus. You sayin' he's a liar, or was just basing his Histories on oral narratives and observations, of like, slavery and stuff in his lifetime? 'Cos it's shocking late for reanimation....
    Didn't say nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    It's your Avatar.
    She did not like the sound of the jet flypast and the noise (and possibly sight) of hoi polloi milling below.

    That's why I chose her as my avatar - also because she is another Grace.
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    Right, time for bed. Dem Junior Infants won't make pancakes tomorrow on their own after all...

    Night, all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    Mercurial: is this map for diabetes incidence, or is it just something you pulled off the web because it shows colours in the right position? Where is your source?
    I may be lazy, but I'm not *that* lazy.

    Fileiabetes world map - 2000.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is the source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    I may be lazy, but I'm not *that* lazy.

    Fileiabetes world map - 2000.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is the source.
    Thank you. People have been known to pull out "facts" just to win an argument, maybe even on p.ie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    Didn't say nothing.
    Wise.

    Start dissing the big H and you'll have me on your purple ass too.

    I'm a Herodotus fanboy, me.

    I've had more editions of the Histories over the last + or - 30 years than NewDaw has had of the Koran.

    Except mine really existed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alloverbartheshouting View Post
    So, we're now on to slavery and type 2 diabetes. Am I reading that correctly?

    *sigh* It was all so easy when we could just blame the bankers.....

    I would say it is allot easier to blame things on idiots who eat too much fat and sugar and on stuff that happened long ago than bankers who control almost our entire way of living. But I am guessing your just trying to be funny so I will not say anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    Maybe what IrishTom was trying to say is that the modern slave trade, ie the one which developed into the wholesale shipping of slaves from Africa to the Americas, was begun by Muslim Arabs who had set up a trading scheme of their own?

    Can anyone confirm that there was such an historical event? I am not clued up on the modern slave trade era.
    Finally a point and question of constructiveness from the other side. I have re gained my faith in humanity.
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