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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Justinian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Oct-2007 at 07:24
This one by Aelfgifu had me going for a while--  
 
Originally posted by Aelfgifu Aelfgifu wrote:

The worst, for me: Ethelred the Unready. Name says it all... Complete failure of a king.

- Lost his fleet because one of his own ealdorman used it to go raiding his own lands.
- Did, for several years on end, not manage to actually bring his army in the same part of the country as the invaders, let alone face them.
- And when he did he was smashed, because another of his ealdorman was disloyal, and because he himself had no control over his army. 
- Finally, the people of his country gave themselves willingly over to his opponent, the invader Svein Forkbeard, because they preferred a king who could win battles. Only London did not surrender freely, and only because Ethlered was there at the time... And eventually, they too gave up. He had to flee to his brother in law, Robert of Normandy, and could only return because Svein died.
- Even his wife thought he was hopeless, and had his name removed from her biography (written after he died), referring to him only as 'a certain prince'.
 
From Best and Worst Commander of Medieval Europe(400-1500) thread:
 
 
I don't know which point I found more hilarious, the fact he couldn't get his army to even face the invading vikings or that his wife refers to him as "a certain prince".  The event where one of his own vassals takes his fleet and raids his own territory is just a riot.LOL  Forget about the unfortunate general Mack, he is a hero in comparison.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote malizai_ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Feb-2008 at 12:51
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yes everyone can convert to Judaism .
 
The Khazars still aren't considered "real" jews by many."
 
what are you talking about ? how can you identify aKazar today at all?
 
Omaral Hashim:
 
Well on a history forum you generally aren't refering to today at all.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Parnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Feb-2008 at 14:56
Dolphin:
 
"I did not have sexual relations with him, in a restroom or elsewhere"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Seko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Feb-2008 at 14:29
more Omar:
 
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

I'd trust Al-Jassas to jump over the moon before I'd trust Leonardo's opinion on anything related to Islam.
Quote what is really "Algebra"

It's the title of a book. How can you rob the Arabs of credit while you use the Arabic name?
 
pretty funny.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote es_bih Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Feb-2008 at 19:36
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

more Omar:
 
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

I'd trust Al-Jassas to jump over the moon before I'd trust Leonardo's opinion on anything related to Islam.
Quote what is really "Algebra"

It's the title of a book. How can you rob the Arabs of credit while you use the Arabic name?
 
pretty funny.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omar al Hashim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Mar-2008 at 22:37
Originally posted by Paul Paul wrote:

The report was is pretty surpising, it's in the The Daily Torygraph, which is a newspaper for right-wing middle-class housewives, and doesn't blame illegal immigrants for this. It must be the only report they've made this decade which hasn't had illegal immigrants in the headline.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote malizai_ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Mar-2008 at 23:23
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

more Omar:
 
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

I'd trust Al-Jassas to jump over the moon before I'd trust Leonardo's opinion on anything related to Islam.
Quote what is really "Algebra"

It's the title of a book. How can you rob the Arabs of credit while you use the Arabic name?
 
pretty funny.
 
Well spotted Master Seko. Clap 
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Thanks, but my task was easy. Read and enjoy. The brains of that quote is all Omar.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Akolouthos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Mar-2008 at 05:29
Gotta go with another Omar quote, made in reference to a noisome little banned former forumer who apparently has too much time on his hands:
 
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

Don't you have anything better to do than create infinite new identities?
 
-Akolouthos


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Originally posted by beorna beorna wrote:


.....genes do not have a nationality....

....There are no Thracian speaking potts or Turk speaking potts....



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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books
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Originally posted by Count Belisarius Count Belisarius wrote:

  
Where would we be without North?
 
Originally posted by Parnell Parnell wrote:

south, probably.

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Originally posted by ulrich von hutten ulrich von hutten wrote:

Originally posted by Count Belisarius Count Belisarius wrote:

  
Where would we be without North?
 
Originally posted by Parnell Parnell wrote:

south, probably.
 
Yeah,  that one made me laugh really hard too, especially considering their admirations for each other.Hug
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Yeh that was great - I nominated it for post of the month Thumbs%20Up

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Parnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Dec-2008 at 21:07
I don't know whether to laugh or cry!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Feb-2009 at 21:15
Since I do not see any famous qoutes by me I suppose that makes me unfamous in the A&E world-

so sad too bad-


It could also mean I haven't said anything worth repeating-

We have all put our foot in our mouth,or maybe computer keys, at one time or another here.
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