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  1. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    ....since they didn't actually reside in the area now called the United
    States, Peter.

    And I fully acknowledged them as civilizations, and there are tons of
    remnants left from them.

    You know, if you could actually read and comprehend English, your posts in
    this group wouldn't be quite as hilarously moronic.
     
    Sandman, Mar 16, 2014
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  2. Projection isn't a valid logic.

    A guy who stumbles all over English as a second (or third or
    whatever) language is not a bit surprising and you do deserve
    credit where due for multilingualism.

    But it is just amusing that you repeatedly accuse three or four
    people who do happen to be rather precise with English, not just
    as native speakers but as professional word smythes, of
    inability to "read and comprehend English".
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Mar 16, 2014
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  3. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    Indeed - yet you employ it on a daily basis. How come, balloon boy?
     
    Sandman, Mar 17, 2014
  4. Sandman

    PeterN Guest

    Read you own statement again. You specifically, and ignorantly, stated
    that the Maya and Aztecs were in North America.
    Yet another mature comment.
     
    PeterN, Mar 17, 2014
  5. Sandman

    PeterN Guest

    On 3/16/2014 7:13 PM, Floyd L. Davidson wrote:

    Are you calling us cunning linguists?
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
  6. Well, it is true that certain folks here feature they are that!
    Mostly though, it's just a lot of subjectively sloppy
    slobbering...

    No real finesse. Which is why we see so many rehearsals and
    very few manage to stage a true performance. (You know about
    rehearsals? Where they go through the entire script just like
    the real thing. Except nobody comes.)
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Mar 18, 2014
  7. Sandman

    PeterN Guest

    Well that pun fell flat.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
  8. It got picked up an carried...
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Mar 18, 2014
  9. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    It appears that Peter is so ingorant that he thinks that "United States" =
    "North America".

    Here's some education for you, Peter. "North America" is a "continent", and
    no less than 23 countries are located on that continents, of which United
    States is but one. It is the largest one, sure, but only one of 23.

    Of those 23 countries - the civlizations Olmek, Maya, Aztec and similar -
    none reside in the area now known as United States. Savageduck mentioned
    such cultures as the mound builders and some other that I hadn't heard of
    that I can't recall at the moment. Those were located in the area now known
    as the United States.

    I have never claimed that there weren't any civilizations in North America.
    here is a map of the pre-columbian era:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/America_1000_BCE.png

    Which as you can see includes both south and north america. The red areas
    are the ones that fit the definition of "civilization" that I have been
    using - and being used by most anthropologist both past and present. I.e.
    it's not "my" definition.
    You are treated the way you treat others, Peter. This is what you wrote
    that granted you to be treated likewise:

    "You are not capable of any analysis beyond that of kindergarten
    statements"

    If you act mature, you'll note that people treat you like an adult, instead
    of making fun of your shortcomins as response to your arrogance. To be
    clear here - that was you response to me when I was "talking" to Floyd -
    i.e. you weren't responding to me trashtalking you.
     
    Sandman, Mar 18, 2014
  10. Sandman

    Eric Stevens Guest

    That map seems singularly outdated, as does it's definition of
    civilization. See
    http://archaeology.about.com/od/ancientcivilizations/tp/american_civ.htm
    for an out of date list of civilizations in the Americas. The map you
    have cited omits reference to the Mayas and the Mississipians for a
    start. There were others, although not included in the list I have
    cited.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 18, 2014
  11. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    I'm sure you'll tell us why any minute now. It may not be a complete record
    of all pre-columbian civlizations in the Americas, true - but I wonder just
    what "definition" this *map* employs that you are countering here?
    Wait, what? You linked to another "out of date" list? Why would you do
    that? Why not a current list?

    Did you also note that 9/10 of those civilizations are outside United
    States, and that the Mississippians are the mound builders I have already
    mentioned?

    I'm note sure what you wanted to do with this link?
     
    Sandman, Mar 18, 2014
  12. Sandman

    PeterN Guest

    Get your nose out of your dictionary, and start to live in the real
    world. I remember a long, hostile post from you when someone said you
    lived in a Baltic State. In this hemisphere, we have North america,
    Central America and South America. In everyday usage they are no
    referred to in geological terms.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
  13. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    The two aren't seperate, Peter. One can live in the real world whilst also
    being aware of the meaning of words.
    Oh, please fo direct me to this hostile post, Peter! It was Savageduck that
    posted about what response a specific topic would garner from "the Baltic"
    and my very hostile response was this, in its entirety:

    Sandman
    Re: Need Image Storage Solution
    09/25/2013 <>

    "You think Sweden is part of the Baltic?"

    Yes, gaze upon the hostility, how I poured insults over Savageduck for his
    comment. How I belittled his intelligence, his legacy and his children!
    What scorn!

    But it didn't stop there, see the hostility I continued with in my
    followup:

    Sandman
    Re: Need Image Storage Solution
    09/25/2013 <>

    "It's the Baltic Sea, yes. Sweden isn't the Baltic Sea any
    more than America is "The Pacific" or "The Atlantic". :)

    "The Baltic" means the Baltic states, which are Estonia,
    Latvia and Lithuania, east of the Baltic sea.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_states

    The Baltic Sea is called East Sea (Östersjön in Swedish) and
    in most germanic languages."

    My GOD! How did Savageduck ever recover?
    If you're using "North America" to refer to the country United States, then
    you're doing it wrong.

    But you weren't, you were refering it to include Mayan and Aztec
    civilizations where I have been perfectly clear from the start that I was
    in reference to the area now occupied by the United States.

    The Aztec's were part of North America, they weren't part of the area now
    occupied by the United States. Do you understand the difference?
     
    Sandman, Mar 18, 2014
  14. Sandman

    PeterN Guest

    Lesson over. You are dismissed for refusal to learn.
     
    PeterN, Mar 18, 2014
  15. Sandman

    Eric Stevens Guest

    It was not until I actually read the URL that I realised that,
    contrary to what you wrote, the map is _not_ a "map of the
    pre-columbian era". That map is for the date of 1000 BCE. Being for
    well before Columbus it naturally misses out many pre-Columbian
    civilizations. A better source is
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Columbian_era which includes your map
    and several others.
    http://www.slideshare.net/agosta/ancient-american-precolumbian-civilization
    is interesting but limited.
    Because the lists are expanding. See for example
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/100104-amazon-lost-civilization-circles/
    a few years ago nobody had any idea that any form of civilization had
    been present in that area.
    There have been many mound building cultures in North America but the
    Mississipians were the most notable and recent of these, dating from
    3400BC to 1500AD. If you go back far enough there are the Hopewell and
    the Adena cultures.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 18, 2014
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