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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/mass-grave...#
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Nothing better testifies to the horrors of war than a mass grave.
Sometimes, I wonder my principal personal characteristics are indeed misunderstood virtues: laziness and cowardice.
If more of us share those "virtues", for example Hitler, we will not have another mass grave.
At least, that's my theory.
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On the other hand if the men and women of Allied nations in WW II had shared those virtues Hitler would have won. Had men like Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott shared those virtues we would have never walked on the moon. Had men like Gandhi, Washington, Walesa and Mandela shared those virtues none of their nations would have become free and independent.
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mrbeankc wrote:
On the other hand if the men and women of Allied nations in WW II had shared those virtues Hitler would have won. Had men like Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott shared those virtues we would have never walked on the moon. Had men like Gandhi, Washington, Walesa and Mandela shared those virtues none of their nations would have become free and independent.

wow That's what my wife says before she makes me take out the garbage!
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She's a wise woman.
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I prefer procrastination to laziness, because at least I'm doing something.
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In 1970 my mother bought me a map of the world. The biggest city was Shanghai, with 12 million inhabitants, then Tokyo with ten, and London/New York/Los Angeles on eight. The next biggest was Sao Paulo with four. One or two had three million, a few had two and a fair number were on 1m. Manchester and San Francisco were towns of 500,000.

According to Pandemic, the smaller cities now all have 10-15 million. Several are at 20 and Mexico City is looking at 30 millions. Overall, the sum total of those 1970 millions has massively increased, by about 2000. If we lost this 2 billion as a result of war no one might notice, as the environmental impact of humanity eased, however we know that starting from a 1970-style base we can increase the population of the earth by 40% in 40 years. Life is the only resource we don't have to worry about, and judging by the popularity of armed conflict, no significant group does.

There's almost no evidence about the location of most British battles. Bosworth was recently located from the slopes of Ambion Hill, which stopped the cannonballs representing the only physical record, to the main road running past it, as spent balls were lately found here also.
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The Economist has a very good article on Towton and the excavation of the battlefield. "The battle of Towton: Nasty, brutish, but not that short."

http://www.economist.com/node/17722650?story_id=17722650

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aforandy wrote:
Life is the only resource we don't have to worry about, and judging by the popularity of armed conflict, no significant group does.

Andy, I am SO stealing this quote, if you don't mind!
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sullafelix wrote:
Nothing better testifies to the horrors of war than a mass grave.
Sometimes, I wonder my principal personal characteristics are indeed misunderstood virtues: laziness and cowardice.
If more of us share those "virtues", for example Hitler, we will not have another mass grave.
At least, that's my theory.


GRog is that you?
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aforandy wrote:
...Life is the only resource we don't have to worry about,..
Life is NOT a resource.
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sullafelix wrote:
aforandy wrote:
...Life is the only resource we don't have to worry about,..
Life is NOT a resource.

"Soylent Green" is no longer a Sci-Fi film, it's a Documentary.
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An earlier discovered mass grave is described in:
Veronica Fiorato, Anthea Boylston, Christopher Kn├╝sel: Blood red roses : the archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461. 2000, ISBN 1-84217-025-2
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Hungadunga wrote:
I prefer procrastination to laziness, because at least I'm doing something.


I want to procrastinate but for some reason I keep putting it off...

By the way can any heraldry expert out there id the shield on the right of the article's pic?...
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