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Why Columbus is a Moron and How This Doesn't Relate at All To Anything

We have all been  taught to believe since childhood that in 1492,  a man got on his boat, traveled across the ocean, and ended up in America. 448 more words

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Christopher Columbus, Vasco D' Gama, and the European Myth

The more I read the more I become agitated with Eurocentric ideas about European explorers “discovering” the rest of the world. What is so special about Christopher Columbus and Vasco D’Gama, and others whom claimed credit for the “discovery” of land outside of Europe? 402 more words

Chris Skeels

Hostal Nicolas de Ovando: A Historical Oasis in Santo Domingo

Picking the perfect place to stay on a vacation is a constant struggle. Do you want to stay on a resort your entire trip? Are you looking to meet people? 160 more words

Travel

Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse)

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge I am choosing to depict the famous and often controversial landmark in the capital of the Dominican Republic, known as Faro a Colón – the Columbus Lighthouse for you non-spanish speakers. 738 more words

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MONUMENT

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

I have posted a number of memorials and monuments in the past on this blog. I search my archives and found these photos of Christopher Columbus’ Monument located on the North Side of Pittsburgh. 255 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

WHAT POWER POPES ONCE HAD, OR HOW A PAPAL BULL EFFECTED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF AMERINDIANS

By Paul

There’s been a brouhaha of late in tony Santa Barbara County, California, between the Chumash Nation and many of the locals. The Chumash want to build a bigger and better gambling casino, including more hotel space, for those who like to loll away the hours depositing money in electronic slot machines. 1,358 more words

Politics

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)


Image courtesy of koiart71′s flickr stream. Copyright of CreativeCommons.

Budget: $125million. Worldwide gross: $974,755,371

In 1999, Warner Bros. bought the film rights to J.K. Rowlings book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 274 more words