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Old 19th May 2006, 07:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'd love to go back to the days of Stonehenge and check out what the Druids had going on. Before the Romans and the Popes came traipsing in and messed it all up.
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I'd love to go to Norway or Sweden during the latter part of the ninth century. I'd love to go on a raid in England or Ireland or Scottland. The height of the Viking Age...I'd love to be there, basically in charge of Europe, taking what we want, an entire continent afraid of us.

(No offense all you Britts, Scotts, and Irishmen.)
Yer great fun in an open boat with no compass wind howling around your short and curly's rain, wind, spray, vomit, piss, and other bodly evacuations slushing about your feet, cramp, aching musles from rowing, bad tempered smelly, pissed grumpy old men, eager to slit your gullet if you fart near them, tired from lack of sleep, cold, hungary, wishing you were home in a nice soft bed curled up against a soft warm female body. Then the sight of land after a couple of days if not a week of the above, hostile inhabitants some skilled in the art of warfare, armed, blood, the above over again, injuries (which probebly would kill you in the long run or maim you for life and leave you an out cast in your own war orientated society, yer very romantic. Life is not fiction or fantasy, there is no glory or romance in death, misary and hardship.
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Old 19th May 2006, 09:20 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I'd love to go back to the days of Stonehenge and check out what the Druids had going on. Before the Romans and the Popes came traipsing in and messed it all up.
StoneHenge was built over a 2000 year period approx 6000 years ago in the British Neolithic (New Stone Age) Period, whilst the Celtic Druids (the priest classs of the Iron age Celtic peoples of Pan Europe) lived approx 4000 years later, a little like saying the Bible was wrote just before the internet was invented by a dude named Jesus as its his autobiography he must have been important when he wrote it on the internet as its said to be really popular as every one knows his birthday, LOL but seriously, read if you can,

The Stonehenge People - Aubrey Burl
The Celts - Frank Delaney
The Early Barrow Diggers - Barry M Marsden
Prehistoric Europe - Alasdair Whittle et al
The Blood of the british - Catherine Hills

or type the authors names into a search engine to learn more.
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Old 23rd May 2006, 07:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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StoneHenge was built over a 2000 year period approx 6000 years ago in the British Neolithic (New Stone Age) Period, whilst the Celtic Druids (the priest classs of the Iron age Celtic peoples of Pan Europe) lived approx 4000 years later, a little like saying the Bible was wrote just before the internet was invented by a dude named Jesus as its his autobiography he must have been important when he wrote it on the internet as its said to be really popular as every one knows his birthday, LOL but seriously, read if you canů
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ok this might start trouble but... Atlantis a week before the fall
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ok this might start trouble but... Atlantis a week before the fall
Why not Mu? For that matter, Pompeii when Vesuvius is beginning to burp? Any catastrophic thing would be fascinating to see (to answer questions, learn about how the societies were, etc.) as long as you could get out of it when the crunch comes, I agree. But if you were stuck there?

(Heck, I figure if I showed up in even a relatively civilized milieu such as Button's Coffee House -- or Will's -- with Dr. Johnson & Co., I'd soon find myself behind bars as a heretic.)

Fascinating as such an idea is, barring being an uncorporeal observer, the majority of history would be just blamed dangerous, folks. Even a few words of speech would get a modern person into hot water -- perhaps literally. As an unbodied observer (though in that case, how would one see?) -- I've always been fascinated by the causes behind the Salem witch scare: was it the socioeconomics, as some historians have argued (the rich trying to take land from the poor). Lord knows the Rev. Parrish's sermons weren't meant to do anything but pour fuel on the fire (have any of you read any of those things? talk about poisonous!). Was it ergot poisoning, as has been posited (with, I understand, a fair amount of evidence)? Or the terrible famine and drought of the preceding two years, followed by severe troubles with the native tribes just a few months before the outbreak of the hysteria? A combination of all these? Or are there factors we simply don't know yet? That one, or finding out what happened at Roanoke in the 1580s (though that one seems to have been solved). Those would be high on my list, though being able to see without danger opens up far too many things to pick ONE!!!
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*we seem to have an echo again...*
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Old 24th May 2006, 01:15 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I've always been fascinated by the causes behind the Salem witch scare: was it the socioeconomics, as some historians have argued (the rich trying to take land from the poor). Lord knows the Rev. Parrish's sermons weren't meant to do anything but pour fuel on the fire (have any of you read any of those things? talk about poisonous!). Was it ergot poisoning, as has been posited (with, I understand, a fair amount of evidence)? Or the terrible famine and drought of the preceding two years, followed by severe troubles with the native tribes just a few months before the outbreak of the hysteria? A combination of all these? Or are there factors we simply don't know yet? That one, or finding out what happened at Roanoke in the 1580s (though that one seems to have been solved). Those would be high on my list, though being able to see without danger opens up far too many things to pick ONE!!!
could be all the non corporial time travelling observers that caused all the trouble
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could be all the non corporial time travelling observers that caused all the trouble
Now, there's an interesting idea for a story. Not the ones who showed up physically, but the ones who were only there immaterially. How would one go about that, though? How would they effect things?

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Now, there's an interesting idea for a story. Not the ones who showed up physically, but the ones who were only there immaterially. How would one go about that, though? How would they effect things?

(Good response.)
the vibrational frequencys caused by the portable quantum(always a good word when your not sure of the real mechanics)time machines (could be some kind of suit) could cause adverse effects on certain local people or livestock and may even cause small gravity fluctuations in small areas(ghosts) some of the people may be able to hear the time travellers on a subconcious level thereby gaining access to information they should not have thereby stoking the local populations paranoia thus leading to accusations of witchcraft. just a thought.
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You know, for a "flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" schema -- that ain't at all bad!
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scarey isnt it
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Old 25th June 2006, 02:55 AM   #44 (permalink)
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1400's Central America.

I would attempt to teach the natives how to manufacture gun powder, guns, and all the modern vaccines.

Once every native has enough bio hazard suits, and repeating rifles, we sit and wait for Columbus with clenched teeth.
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All good answers.

For me it would be back to the glorious times of the Pharoah's in Egypt. Especially in the time of Akhenaten and the religious upheaval just to experience what a dramatic time it must have been for all!

Or to walk with heroes in Ancient Greece!
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