Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Apr 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As I already said yesterday - a bit colourful to get me point across - this older article of mine has proven not to be as accurate as I thought it was, in light of a heap of new information. I want to offer some more background to all this.
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RE[3]: OT: Rests me to say
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OT: Rests me to say"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

From what I remember from my grade school us history, there wasn't a purchase of New Amsterdam as much as the English just sailed in one day and were welcomed as heros by the residents that were tired of the rule of their peg-legged mayor.

Wikipedia, seems to think there were wars fought over it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Amsterdam#1625.E2.80.931674

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RE[4]: OT: Rests me to say
by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 14:01 in reply to "RE[3]: OT: Rests me to say"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

From the Wikipedia article:

"After the signing of the Treaty of Westminster in November 1674, the city was relinquished to the English and the name reverted to "New York". Suriname became an official Dutch possession in return."

How I, and most people I know, learned it we traded New York for Surinam. From the quoted piece it turns out it was not really a straight trade, but part of a peace treaty.

It does make you wonder why 2 neighbors who have an argument fight it out on the other side of the world.

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RE[5]: OT: Rests me to say
by earksiinni on Sat 28th Apr 2012 07:12 in reply to "RE[4]: OT: Rests me to say"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Better to export your violence rather than inflict it at home so that people who don't matter can die instead. Cf. Crusades. #westfail

Edited 2012-04-28 07:12 UTC

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