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Old 11-15-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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I suppose perhaps the greatest lie is that there is some noble awe inspiring meaning to life. Irregardless of our personal achievements in this world, equal and unequal we all end up in the same cosmic junk heap.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: SC
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Another lie about history we are taught is that people have "always been ruled by governments" when for over 1000 years (at least from approx 500 B.C and probably before that to 1500 A.D.) and some say 2000 years Medieval Ireland (and probably many other civilizations) existed as an abundant, peaceful self governed (anarchy) civilization with NO RULERS, NO POLICE, NO PRISONS. They also had no small currency. They contributed what they could and in turn had all their needs met. No one's talents were worth more than another's. They settled their own disputes and if needed used the optional Brehon Law court system. The success of this sophisticated society lasting so long proves that humans are very capable of living their own lives and that random robbers and killers are few and far between as people naturally will not do to others what they would not want done unto themselves and people are more than capable of figuring out effective ways to handle them if needed.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: VA, IL, FL, SD, TN, NC, SC
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I am not sure if it is the greatest, but significant in its impact: The story of slavery in America. A great deal of popular perception amounts to junk history.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Old Dominion
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One that is somewhat of a conspiracy now. The sinking of the Titanic and how they were ill-prepared at the time for the voyage. A lot of people say that some of those who were on the Titanic were powerful men who were opposed to the Federal Reserve bank.

The Federal Reserve bank was instituted just over a year after the Titanic sunk. Apparently JP Morgan financed the Titanic and was supposed to board the Titanic, but at the last moment he fell ill and didn't board. It's an interesting story.... not sure that I buy into it. Definitely food for thought though.

https://pontiactribune.com/2017/04/1...deral-reserve/
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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One that is somewhat of a conspiracy now. The sinking of the Titanic and how they were ill-prepared at the time for the voyage. A lot of people say that some of those who were on the Titanic were powerful men who were opposed to the Federal Reserve bank.

The Federal Reserve bank was instituted just over a year after the Titanic sunk. Apparently JP Morgan financed the Titanic and was supposed to board the Titanic, but at the last moment he fell ill and didn't board. It's an interesting story.... not sure that I buy into it. Definitely food for thought though.

https://pontiactribune.com/2017/04/1...deral-reserve/
I've run across the Olympic/Titanic switch conspiracy, but that was debunked a long time ago.
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Russia
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Tataro-Mongol yoke.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I suppose perhaps the greatest lie is that there is some noble awe inspiring meaning to life. Irregardless of our personal achievements in this world, equal and unequal we all end up in the same cosmic junk heap.
I think this the one answer in this thread which has merit. The sound and the fury signifying nothing. A sparrow fart lost in the hurricane of the immensity and longevity of the cosmos.
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