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    Quote Originally Posted by DAI View Post
    Really? Sorry, after such a short time here - on my part - I'm so pleased that you know me so well. The reference to historical matters, to text books and the like? It was my job. That's what I did for forty years. My only comment in this matter was over an exceptionally well-known meme showing Jesus riding a dinosaur which - you will already know this - refers exclusively to bible-thumpers who write off science, evolution and the real events of the Civil War in the USA (not the ones I was involved in: Ireland through the Eighties, Yugoslavia in the Nineties). You will also know that there are some States in the Union which have stickers in the front of school text books denying evolution. You will also know that school text books in Texas play down or do not mention the true origins of the Civil War and the position of slaves in the South and also play down at your official State history and compare it to the official history of the USA.n the recorded words of those who, at the time, clearly said that slavery was a good thing and must be continued. Read a little Eric Foner to catch up, or go look at some of the books and compare them to other States, look at the official history of the USA and compare it to what is being taught in some schools.

    No, sorry to disappoint you, have haven't done 3 times more than anyone else, and I've never claimed it. I can't water ski - or swim, and I don't like Elvis who, believe it or not, is dead and not so easy to talk to right now - sorry to break the news to you. One thing is true, though: throughout my long life (check the birthdate!) I've listened and learned, and never had any reason to criticise anyone else for their lack of intelligence; only when they are clearly wrong in facts (Brexit).

    Should I make an exception here?
    So maybe you and I can make our peace through Petra Kelly... If you know who she is perchance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalieandjames View Post
    So maybe you and I can make our peace through Petra Kelly... If you know who she is perchance.
    Didn't realise we had a problem which meant a need to make peace, certainly not from my side.

    If it's the same Petra Kelly that I knew - founder of the Green Party in Germany, remembering that I was a politician for six years here - could be difficult, unless she wants to come back down to earth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAI View Post
    Didn't realise we had a problem which meant a need to make peace, certainly not from my side.

    If it's the same Petra Kelly that I knew - founder of the Green Party in Germany, remembering that I was a politician for six years here - could be difficult, unless she wants to come back down to earth....
    I wish she would come back down to Earth!! It was horrible how she was killed. For the life of me I don't understand why Peace Activists are always killed. Petra, John Lennon, Ghandi, MLK. And yet my country votes for yet another pro war nitwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalieandjames View Post
    I wish she would come back down to Earth!! It was horrible how she was killed. For the life of me I don't understand why Peace Activists are always killed. Petra, John Lennon, Ghandi, MLK. And yet my country votes for yet another pro war nitwit.
    I don't think you can see the death of Petra Kelly in the same light as those others you've listed, although it is, indeed, a loss, it was not caused by her activities in politics or the peace movement. She was killed by her partner, who then killed himself, in what could possibly have been a murder / suicide pact or, on the other hand, could have been the last desperate act of a man who didn't know how to cope - Kelly was mentally unstable at the time of her death - and simply chose the wrong way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalieandjames View Post
    I wish she would come back down to Earth!! It was horrible how she was killed. For the life of me I don't understand why Peace Activists are always killed. Petra, John Lennon, Ghandi, MLK. And yet my country votes for yet another pro war nitwit.
    Just looked up Petra Kelly on google, Wow.

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