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Old 09-13-2012, 06:40 AM  
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Do you support changing Columbus Day to Explorers Day?

I guess Columbus history has grown icky over the years and Explorers would be more broad and honor guys like Neil Armstrong.



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OAKVILLE, MO -- Three locals are trying to change Columbus Day to Exploration Day.

The movement started in the living room of Karl Frank Jr. after TV reports of Neil Armstrong’s death. Frank—a Patch blogger and former Mehlville school board member—wanted to honor the astronaut's accomplishments.

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“I have never been a fan of having a Federal holiday named after Columbus's accidental conquest. Like my wife said when I mentioned this to her, ‘Why? Because saying he discovered America is like walking into a grocery store and saying you discovered milk?’” he said in a blog post about the effort.

Frank recruited friends Tom Diehl and Dr. Rod Wright. Diehl is a former Mehlville school board president and Wright is a political scientist and public relations specialist.

The group started a petition for the White House and needs 25,000 signatures by Sept. 27 for officials to review the petition. As of Monday night, their petition has 1,176 signatures.

The movement has officially gone national.

Wired’s Jeffrey Marlow wrote a story Sept. 7 calling for support because Columbus Day's popularity has been decreasing over the years.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan is also gathering votes for the group saying, “Christopher Columbus is to heroes what Pluto is to planets.”

Frank said Exploration Day would allow people to celebrate Columbus, but also any other explorer that’s made innovations in the physical or technological world.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #91
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #92
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #93
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #94
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That is just two funny. You better go back too work so you can get payed.
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Payed, paid/ to too two /your still a lil pillowbiter
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #95
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Classic. Your awesome. You're brilliance makes my hometown proud.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 PM   #96
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #97
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #98
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #100
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Anyone who celebrates the "explorers" that came to America need to read chapter one of A People's History of the United States. That shit will change your perception permanently.
I've read it, and I agree, in part. But, we have to separate the context of culture from which certain explorers ventured forth, and the spirit of exploration itself. Sure, some of these guys were assholes, often exploration has led to conflict and even genocide. But, the spirit of exploration also leads to insight, it begins to meld once disparate cultures, it requires courage and conviction.

We shouldn't confuse the spirit of exploration with the bad choices of certain explorers.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #101
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I've read it, and I agree, in part. But, we have to separate the context of culture from which certain explorers ventured forth, and the spirit of exploration itself. Sure, some of these guys were assholes, often exploration has led to conflict and even genocide. But, the spirit of exploration also leads to insight, it begins to meld once disparate cultures, it requires courage and conviction.

We shouldn't confuse the spirit of exploration with the bad choices of certain explorers.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:28 AM   #102
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #103
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