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Nov 11, 2012 by Hullo Hullo | Posted in History

Reasons to 'support' slavery in America - Punishment & Brutality?

Basically I'd just like some information which could 'support' the view that slavery was a benign institution, the information would have to be about the relationship with the master and also some on punishment and brutality would could be a good thing... This is for an assessment, I'm not in support of slavery! Also, if anyone has average working hours for workers in the North and also how factory workers were punished, that would be great!


The US was formed by a rebellion to man laws and slave trades, AKA tyranny. When we come in our own name and a law unto our selves we are far away from God and bad things happen, this has been going on for thousands of years. Most if not all nations are founded on the pursuit of wealth and ideologically driven treacherous conquests; also it can be said in an act of self-preservation in the pursuit of surreptitiously acquiring false pervasive power over others. Original tribes/peoples of what is now the united states were subdued, subjugated and rendered servitude by the sword the gun and monotheism, or they were killed by acts of genocide and civil war. The likes of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) and Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) (Raleigh was a soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer to Elizabeth I, and the Spanish and Portuguese in South America all who enslaved, murdered, stole all the gold, and rendered people dependable upon capitalism. Christianity and Catholicism was also introduced, and Heresy is why people wrongly identify religion with adversity leading to delusion, robbery, lies and murder in 1494 which went on for 400 years. On October 12, 1492 (the first day he encountered the native people of the Americas), Columbus wrote in his journal: "They should be good servants .... I, our Lord being pleased, will take hence, at the time of my departure, six natives for your Highnesses." These captives were later paraded through the streets of Barcelona and Seville when Columbus returned to Spain. From his very first contact with native people, Columbus had their domination in mind. For example, on October 14, 1492, Columbus wrote in his journal, "with fifty men they can all be subjugated and made to do what is required of them." These were not mere words: after his second voyage, Columbus sent back a consignment of natives to be sold as slaves. http://www.understandingprejudice.org/na

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The US was formed by a rebellion to man laws and slave trades, AKA tyranny. When we come in our own name and a law unto our selves we are far away from God and bad things happen, this has been going on for thousands of years. Most if not all nations are founded on the pursuit of wealth and ideologically driven treacherous conquests; also it can be said in an act of self-preservation in the pursuit of surreptitiously acquiring false pervasive power over others. Original tribes/peoples of what is now the united states were subdued, subjugated and rendered servitude by the sword the gun and monotheism, or they were killed by acts of genocide and civil war. The likes of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) and Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) (Raleigh was a soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer to Elizabeth I, and the Spanish and Portuguese in South America all who enslaved, murdered, stole all the gold, and rendered people dependable upon capitalism. Christianity and Catholicism was also introduced, and Heresy is why people wrongly identify religion with adversity leading to delusion, robbery, lies and murder in 1494 which went on for 400 years. On October 12, 1492 (the first day he encountered the native people of the Americas), Columbus wrote in his journal: "They should be good servants .... I, our Lord being pleased, will take hence, at the time of my departure, six natives for your Highnesses." These captives were later paraded through the streets of Barcelona and Seville when Columbus returned to Spain. From his very first contact with native people, Columbus had their domination in mind. For example, on October 14, 1492, Columbus wrote in his journal, "with fifty men they can all be subjugated and made to do what is required of them." These were not mere words: after his second voyage, Columbus sent back a consignment of natives to be sold as slaves. http://www.understandingprejudice.org/na
Nov 11, 2012 by FSR | Posted in Polls & Surveys

Should I spend a year in Germany or Spain?

I have the option next year to go to Germany or Spain for a year. It is a year sandwiched between my Undergraduate and my Masters course. I don't know which country to go for, and would like your opinions please! Below are advantageous reasons which can help give your opinion! Germany - Already spent 2 years there and am fluent, but not yet at 'business German' level (the highest level above fluent). Want to do my Masters degree in Germany starting 2014, so need PERFECT German - this year would hopefully do that. My boyfriend is in Germany and we are already doing a year apart while I finish my degree here in the UK, so I would not have to do one more year apart. (he is happy to do so though - as I have his full support). Already know the language so finding accommodation and organising everything would not be as difficult when I first arrive in country. Spain - Just started beginners Spanish - Spanish is needed for my Masters course in Germany, year in Spain would help me reach aquired level, if not fluency. New experience in a new country, bit of travelling and life experience would be gained, my boyfriend would have great holidays for a year. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated, with reasons why :) And I will gladly give 10 points to best answer


Go with Germany. Your career first,you'll have plenty of time,and opportunity for the Spanish,later.

| Nov 14, 2012
Martin | Nov 11, 2012
I would go for Germany if i were you!Why?Because you have spent 2 years there,fluent,and you want to do your Masters degree there,so you want to go in Germany.Spanish is required for your Masters course in Germany,i agree that an year in Spain will help you learn the language,but at what cost?You go to a foreign country knowing little about the language they speak,it will be hard!You can learn Spanish even in your country all you need is will and hard work!That is all hope i helped and good luck with your degree in Germany!Tschus!!!
明子 | Nov 13, 2012
Germany. Everything sums up to it.

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363 pages

Mastering Spanish, With 2 Audio CDs

Creator: Robert Clark | 2005-03-30

The Hippocrene Master's Series, a comprehensive self-study course for individuals with little or no previous knowledge of the language, now offers "Mastering Arabic, Mastering Polish, and "Mastering Spanish, each conveniently packaged with ...

About this book
The Hippocrene Master's Series, a comprehensive self-study course for individuals with little or no previous knowledge of the language, now offers "Mastering Arabic, Mastering Polish, and "Mastering Spanish, each conveniently packaged with its own audio-CD accompaniment. Native speakers are recorded on each CD to help capture the pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation of the target language. Learning these languages has never been easier, whether you're at home, in the car, or using a portable disc player! The basic teaching material of "Mastering Spanish, which covers the Spanish of Spain and of South and Central America, is presented on two 60-minute compact discs.



526 pages

Mastering Spanish

Creator: Lillian Greer Bedichek, Arthur Leon Campa | Foreign Language Study - 1945



703 pages

Mastering Spanish, Level 2 Book

Creator: Robert P. Stockwell, Foreign Service Language Institute, Jean Donald Bowen, Ismael Silva Fuenzalida | 1992-09-01

This foreign language word power builder takes a thematic approach to words and meanings.

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

About this book
This foreign language word power builder takes a thematic approach to words and meanings. Each book presents approximately 5000 words with translations divided by themes that include business terms, medical terms, scientific terms, household terms, and many more. Here's a fine supplementary reference source for language classes, language labs, and readers of specialized foreign language publications.


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