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After Further Review / Re: Roger Ailes, Harvey Weinstein... who's next ?
« Last post by Fog on Today at 10:16:35 PM »
And still not a word from him about Moore.

It would be really surprising, were it not so utterly predictable.

Franken didn't have a choice, there's a fucking picture of him doing it and smiling.

   Sol ~

After Further Review / Re: What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?
« Last post by Fog on Today at 10:12:37 PM »

Continuing westward, the shallop's mast and rudder were broken by storms, and their sail was lost. They rowed for safety, encountering the harbor formed by the current Duxbury and Plymouth barrier beaches and stumbling on land in the darkness. They remained at this spot for two days to recuperate and repair equipment. It was named Clark's Island for a Mayflower mate who first set foot on that island.[47]

Resuming exploration on Monday, December 11/December 21, 1620, the party crossed over to the mainland and surveyed the area that ultimately became the settlement. The anniversary of this survey is observed in Massachusetts as Forefathers' Day and is traditionally associated with the Plymouth Rock landing tradition. This land was especially suited to winter building because it had already been cleared, and the tall hills provided a good defensive position.

The cleared village was known as Patuxet to the Wampanoag people, and was abandoned about three years earlier following a plague that killed all of its residents. The "Indian fever" involved hemorrhaging[48] and is assumed to have been fulminating smallpox introduced by European traders. The outbreak had been severe enough that the colonists discovered unburied skeletons in abandoned dwellings.[49] With the local population in such a weakened state, the colonists faced no resistance to settling there.

The exploratory party returned to the Mayflower, anchored twenty-five miles (40 km) away,[50] having been brought to the harbor on December 16/December 26. Only nearby sites were evaluated, with a hill in Plymouth (so named on earlier charts)[51] chosen on December 19/December 29.

Construction commenced immediately, with the first common house nearly completed by January 9/January 19, twenty feet square built for general use.[52] At this point, single men were ordered to join with one of the nineteen families, in order to eliminate the need to build any more houses than absolutely necessary.[52] Each extended family was assigned a plot one-half rod wide and three rods long for each household member,[52] then each family built their own dwelling. Supplies were brought ashore, and the settlement was mostly complete by early February.[45][53]

When the first house was finished, it immediately became a hospital for the ill Pilgrims. Thirty-one of the company were dead by the end of February, with deaths still rising. Coles Hill, a prominence above the beach, became the first cemetery, with the graves allowed to overgrow with grass for fear that the Indians would discover how weakened the settlement had actually become.[54]

Between the landing and March, only 47 colonists had survived the diseases that they contracted on the ship.[54] During the worst of the sickness, only six or seven of the group were able to feed and care for the rest. In this time, half the Mayflower crew also died.[38]

William Bradford became governor in 1621 upon the death of John Carver. On March 22, 1621, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony signed a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags. The patent of Plymouth Colony was surrendered by Bradford to the freemen in 1640, minus a small reserve of three tracts of land. Bradford served for eleven consecutive years, and was elected to various other terms until his death in 1657.

The colony contained roughly what is now Bristol County, Plymouth County, and Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Bay Colony was reorganized and issued a new charter as the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691, and Plymouth ended its history as a separate colony.
After Further Review / Re: What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?
« Last post by Fog on Today at 10:09:21 PM »
First Contact;

Explorations resumed on December 6/December 16. The shallop party headed south along the cape, seven colonists from Leiden, three from London, and seven crew, and chose to land at the area inhabited by the Nauset people (roughly present-day Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, and Orleans), where they saw some native people on the shore who fled when the colonists approached. Inland they found more mounds, one containing acorns, which they exhumed and left, and more graves, which they decided not to dig.

Remaining ashore overnight, they heard cries near the encampment. The following morning, they were met by native people who proceeded to shoot at them with arrows. The colonists retrieved their firearms and shot back, then chased them into the woods but did not find them. There was no more contact with native people for several months.[45]

The local people were already familiar with the English, who had intermittently visited the area for fishing and trade before Mayflower arrived. In the Cape Cod area, relations were poor following a visit several years earlier by Thomas Hunt. Hunt kidnapped twenty people from Patuxet (the place that became New Plymouth) and another seven from Nausett, and he attempted to sell them as slaves in Europe. One of the Patuxet abductees was Squanto, who became an ally of the Plymouth colony.

The Pokanoket also lived nearby and had developed a particular dislike for the English after one group came in, captured numerous people, and shot them aboard their ship. By this time, there had already been reciprocal killings at Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod. But during one of the captures by the English, Squanto escaped to England and there became a Christian. When he came back, he found that most of his tribe had died from plague.[38][46]
After Further Review / Re: Happy National Homemade Bread Day!
« Last post by kburjr on Today at 10:09:15 PM »
Raisins are grape mummies.

Does that make prunes big muthas?
After Further Review / Re: Sol's favorite holiday
« Last post by kburjr on Today at 10:00:34 PM »
I love Christmas

After Further Review / Re: What's with all of the locked threads?
« Last post by kburjr on Today at 09:56:53 PM »
OP, lock this thread
After Further Review / Re: God Talk To Me
« Last post by Fog on Today at 09:45:28 PM »
Conducting classes on Thanksgiving.
After Further Review / Re: God Talk To Me
« Last post by wild-turkey on Today at 09:15:49 PM »
That's creepy
After Further Review / Re: It's always the "Antis".....
« Last post by NFL-Solomon on Today at 09:15:23 PM »
I like how they describe Handi, "a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator."
After Further Review / Re: Friday Exit Poll
« Last post by Misterfamous on Today at 09:13:22 PM »
Don't worry. It's not dbl.

Sorry, dbldwn.
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