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In my documenting of human history thusfar, there are two recurring, overarching themes that I have learned. I think that everyone should consider these when studying and documenting human history:
1. History is largely written by the victors. History is largely written by those with the most power. This means that all history is open to scrutiny and should never be thought of as final. I think that the proper way to approach the study of history is to consider all available points of view, all evidence, and to draw one's own conclusions based upon this (and the conclusions reached by others during and after the fact may also weigh in one's mind) rather than to assume that the judgment made by another person(s) is necessarily correct. Even in the case of consensus of several persons, consensus is not synonymous with truth.
2. It takes all kinds. We are a human community, as we are all related as human beings, which means that we are a network. So regardless of the amount of direct responsibility that an individual has in his or her own actions, they are partly attributable to the actions of others, and they influence the actions of others as well. In some cases, such as with organizations, this concept is self-evident. In other cases, such as with individuals, not so much, but one must remember that the absence of irrefutable evidence is not synonymous with the evidence of absence.
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- 1 Did you know?
- 2 My personal list of the greatest basketball players of all time
- 3 All-decade teams
- 4 My personal list of players who deserve to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (and are not)
- 5 All-time All-Defensive teams
- 6 Some of the pages that I've created or had a helping hand in...
- 7 Bunny
- 8 References
Did you know?
- This is the world's most valuable stone.
- My favorite color are the shades of orange. Orange is the last color on the official spectrum of seven colors to receive its current name in the English language. The color is named after the orange fruit when it is ripened. Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the color was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red). The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512, in the court of King Henry VIII. I find the etymology of colors to be quite interesting. You can find the etymology for many of the colors explained in the color's article.
- If any language were to ever become an official world language, I think it by rights ought to be Spanish (Español). Spanish is an extremely logical and relatively simple language to read and write, although it is more challenging to speak than some languages. By contrast, in English every word can mean about 100 different things, so it is easier to speak, but due to its lack of grammar rules, it is very illogical to read and write. However, English has the advantage of having many more words than most languages, the purpose of which is to define more clearly a specific meaning. So, for those who master the English language, it takes far fewer words to make a point. I think that Hebrew and Japanese are the most beautiful languages to read and write. French seems like the most beautiful language to speak.
- The United States' policy of Manifest Destiny (Deliberate use of smallpox, Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee, genocide in the United States?) looks a little bit like a genocide.
- Chicago is the largest city in the world with a Native American name. (from the Wikipedia article): The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as "wild onion" or "wild garlic," from the Miami-Illinois language. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir written about the time. The wild garlic plants, Allium tricoccum, were described by LaSalle's comrade, naturalist-diarist Henri Joutel, in his journal of LaSalle's last expedition.
- This is one of the most horrifying things that I have ever read: Unit 731.
- When The Holocaust happened, The New York Times deliberately covered up knowledge of the event which the paper had acquired (as it unfolded) by placing the reports deep within the newspaper. You can read some (more) about it here. Here too (last paragraph of section). The publisher of The New York Times during this time was Jewish.
My personal list of the greatest basketball players of all time
|Active NBA player|
|Personally saw him play|
|1||Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan||SG|
|2||Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar||C|
|3||Russell, BillBill Russell||C|
|4||Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain||C|
|5||Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson||PG|
|6||Bird, LarryLarry Bird||SF|
|7||Duncan, TimTim Duncan||PF|
|8||O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal||C|
|9||Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant||SG|
|10||James, LeBronLeBron James||SF|
|11||Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson||PG|
|12||West, JerryJerry West||SG|
|13||Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon||C|
|14||Erving, Julius "Dr. J"Julius "Dr. J" Erving||SF|
|15||Malone, MosesMoses Malone||C|
|16||Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett||PF|
|17||Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton||PG|
|18||Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley||PF|
|19||Malone, KarlKarl Malone||PF|
|20||Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek||SF|
|21||Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson||C|
|22||Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor||SF|
|23||Cousy, BobBob Cousy||PG|
|24||Barry, RickRick Barry||SF|
|25||Pettit, BobBob Pettit||PF|
|26||Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan||C|
|27||Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas||PG|
|28||Frazier, Walt "Clyde"Walt "Clyde" Frazier||PG|
|29||Kidd, JasonJason Kidd||PG|
|30||Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson||SG|
|31||Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler||SG|
|32||Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki||PF|
|33||Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes||C|
|34||Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing||C|
|35||Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond||C|
|36||Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen||SF|
|37||Reed, WillisWillis Reed||C|
|38||Payton, GaryGary Payton||PG|
|39||McAdoo, BobBob McAdoo||SF|
|40||Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin||SG|
|41||Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes||C|
|42||Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas||PF|
|43||Unseld, WesWes Unseld||PF|
|44||Cowens, DaveDave Cowens||C|
|45||Maravich, PetePete Maravich||SG|
|46||Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins||SF|
|47||Allen, RayRay Allen||SG|
|48||Nash, SteveSteve Nash||PG|
|49||Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe||SG|
|50||McHale, KevinKevin McHale||PF|
My personal list of players who deserve to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (and are not)
|Active NBA player|
|Retired, but not yet eligible (five years after retirement)|
|Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups||PG|
|Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson||SG|
|Kidd, JasonJason Kidd||PG|
|McGrady, TracyTracy McGrady||SG|
|Mutombo, DikembeDikembe Mutombo||C|
|O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal||C|
|Wallace, BenBen Wallace||C|
|Allen, RayRay Allen||SG|
|Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant||SG|
|Carter, VinceVince Carter||SG|
|Duncan, TimTim Duncan||PF|
|Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett||PF|
|Howard, DwightDwight Howard||C|
|James, LeBronLeBron James||SF|
|Nash, SteveSteve Nash||PG|
|Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki||PF|
|Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce||SF|
|Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade||SG|
All-time All-Defensive teams
Italics - Player has not been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
CAPS - Player is active
Some of the pages that I've created or had a helping hand in...
- Fort Crevier
- Little Raven (Arapaho leader)
- Miguel Cabrera Cabrera
- Sim Gokkes
- Jürgen Kröger
- Alejandro Máynez
- Benno Mengele
- Gustave Mesny
- Tyrone Mitchell
- Friedrich Schrempf
- Christian Schwarzenegger
- Michael Silka
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
- Articles are located at User:Hoops gza/Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
- List of nicknames for a home run
- List of career achievements by Babe Ruth
- List of Major League Baseball hitters with six hits in one game
- List of Major League Baseball hitters with most runs in one game
- List of career achievements by Michael Johnson
- Larry Bird
- List of career achievements by Kevin Garnett
- Dwight Howard / List of career achievements by Dwight Howard
- List of career achievements by LeBron James
- Mark Jones (basketball, born 1961)
- Michael Jordan / List of career achievements by Michael Jordan
- Joe Kopicki
- List of career achievements by Hakeem Olajuwon
- Scottie Pippen
- Dennis Rodman / List of career achievements by Dennis Rodman
- Derrick Rose
- Guy Williams (basketball)
- List of National Basketball Association players with 50 or more points in a playoff game
- List of National Basketball Association season rebounding leaders
- List of National Basketball Association season assists leaders
- List of National Basketball Association players with most points in a game
- List of National Basketball Association players with most rebounds in a game
- List of National Basketball Association players with most assists in a game
- List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game
- List of National Basketball Association players with most blocks in a game
- List of highest playoff series scoring averages in National Basketball Association history
- List of tallest players in National Basketball Association history
- List of shortest players in National Basketball Association history
- List of basketball players who have scored 100 points in a single game
- List of NBA teams by single season win percentage
- NBA All-Defensive Team
- Double (basketball)
- NBA records
- 2009-10 New Jersey Nets season
- 2009-10 NBA season
- NBA league average height, weight, age and playing experience
- The American Comedy Network
- Fernest Arceneaux
- John Delafose
- Arthur Marshall (composer)
- Eduardo Waghorn
- Joe Walker (Zydeco)
- Nathan Williams (Zydeco)
- The Boat That Rocked
- People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
- A Piece of Strange
- Frat Rock! The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Party Tunes of All-Time
- Bread and Butter (The Newbeats song)
- Cry Like a Baby
- Here Comes the Judge (Shorty Long song)
- Keep on Dancing (The Gentrys song)
- Out of Limits
and this is a bunny
- Paterson, Ian (2003), A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour (1st paperback ed.), London: Thorogood (published 2004), p. 280, ISBN 1854183753, OCLC 60411025
- Maerz, Aloys John; Morris Rea Paul (1930), A Dictionary of Color, New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 200
- For a historical account of interest, see the section entitled "Origin of the word Chicago" in Andreas, Alfred Theodore, History of Chicago, A.T. Andreas, Chicago (1884) pp 37–38.
- Swenson, John F. (Winter 1991). "Chicagoua/Chicago: The origin, meaning, and etymology of a place name". Illinois Historical Journal 84 (4): 235–248. ISSN 0748-8149. OCLC 25174749.
- McCafferty, Michael (21 December 2001). ""Chicago" Etymology". The LINGUIST List. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
- McCafferty, Michael (Summer 2003). "A Fresh Look at the Place Name Chicago". Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (Illinois State Historical Society) 96 (2). ISSN 1522-1067. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
- Quaife, Milton M. Checagou, (Chicago:University of Chicago Press., 1933).
- Swenson, John F. (Winter 1991). "Chicago: Meaning of the Name and Location of Pre-1800 European Settlements". Early Chicago. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
- Zeldes, Leah A. (2010-04-05). "Ramping up: Chicago by any other name would smell as sweet". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-22.