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switters
09-03-2014, 03:20 PM
only patriots will have snowballs. The first shots fired in the american revolutionary war were fired in response to being hit with snowballs. There is a really good joke in there but first some serious history, the Boston Massacre.

On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of American colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by a British parliament that lacked American representation.
British Captain Thomas Preston, the commanding officer at the Customs House, ordered his men to fix their bayonets and join the guard outside the building. The colonists responded by throwing snowballs and other objects at the British regulars, and Private Hugh Montgomery was hit, leading him to discharge his rifle at the crowd. The other soldiers began firing a moment later, and when the smoke cleared, five colonists were dead or dying—Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, and James Caldwell—and three more were injured. Although it is unclear whether Crispus Attucks, an African American, was the first to fall as is commonly believed, the deaths of the five men are regarded by some historians as the first fatalities in the American Revolutionary War (http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution).

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-boston-massacre

Phillip Allen
09-03-2014, 04:00 PM
nobody seems interested in this... you need something for the partisans to get their teeth into :)

switters
09-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Supt. of Snowballs is a thankless job.

David G
09-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Supt. of Snowballs is a thankless job.

But somebubby's gotta do it. There's not a snowball's chance of success... but if anyone can pull it off... it's you.

BrianY
09-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Actually, the shots were fired in response to far more serrious provocations than merely being hit by a few snowballs thrown by a couple of civilians. Not to defend the British, but the true story is a lot more complicated than what was depicted in Paul Revers's propaganda illustration that we all are familiar with.

Peerie Maa
09-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Supt. of Snowballs is a thankless job.

I'm not surprised. Its a horrible drink, ought to be outlawed.

Donn
09-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Considering his location, I'm surprised Pless didn't get Supt. of Snowballs.

switters
09-03-2014, 04:57 PM
I will do my best and hope to get promoted next month to shot luge Lt.

http://www.elegantice.com/playboy.jpg

David G
09-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Considering his location, I'm surprised Pless didn't get Supt. of Snowballs.

What does Supine have to do with snowballs? Oh... maybe you meant supine in Alabama? Hmmmm... still don't get it.

CWSmith
09-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Didn't Adams defend one of the British soldiers?

Tom Montgomery
09-03-2014, 07:14 PM
John Adams defended all of the eight British soldiers involved in the shooting.

Adams argued that the shooting was justified as self-defense and that, at the most, the charge should be manslaughter rather than murder.

Six of the defendants were acquitted. Two were convicted of manslaughter.
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switters
09-08-2014, 05:12 PM
http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/snowball-launcher.jpg






from my cold numb hands you nannystatehippies.


FYI my biodegradable hippie water balloons saw about two hours of sunlight and now they all break while leaving the pouch on my trebuchet. So now I have about 850 waterballoons that are worthless because they packaged them in a clear container. Looking forward to launching snowballs this winter.

WX
09-08-2014, 05:18 PM
John Adams defended all of the eight British soldiers involved in the shooting.

Adams argued that the shooting was justified as self-defense and that, at the most, the charge should be manslaughter rather than murder.

Six of the defendants were acquitted. Two were convicted of manslaughter.
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There is quite a good TV series on Adams.

switters
09-10-2014, 05:11 PM
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140123-japans-epic-snowball-fighting-championship

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwtravel/464_261/images/live/p0/1q/gf/p01qgf4h.jpg

S.V. Airlie
09-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Didn't Adams defend one of the British soldiers? John, not his cousin. For the most part, got em off too. The other lawyer was becoming mentally ill. I should know, I did know! Brainfrt! Josiah Quincy 2nd was the codefence!

switters
09-10-2014, 06:51 PM
http://boardreader.com/fp/The_WoodenBoat_Forum_641687320/The_Bilge_388165594.html

Top Authors During Last Week:Name

Posts

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several interesting statistics on forums.

sadly, it has nothing to do with snowballs.

S.V. Airlie
09-10-2014, 09:23 PM
And your point is? How about the stats on who posted the most thread starters!