Should we give Egypt back to the Gypsies?

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    Oh, maybe not, since their ancestors supposedly came from somewhere in India.
     
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    While you're at it, there's some prime real estate in Scotland from which my ancestors were disenfranchised .....:beer:
     
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    Should we give America back to the great grandchildren of those where were in America before the Europeans arrived?
     
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    Define "those." The Native American Europeans encountered were not the first people on this land.
     
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    LOL, I so love the " I was here first " law of land ownership. Mature and so precise. :D
     
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    That's the trouble with history.

    Unraveling it isn't usually possible.

    Best we can do is try to mitigate the negative outcomes for the prgeny of its victims.
     
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    Yes, the "I have more and bigger guns" law is much more mature. Move over!

    On another note... Gypsies = Egypt? WTF?

    Last note: ^ Agreed with Editec.
     
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    Gotta love those Gypsies ...


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwl43CHFwIE]YouTube - Gypsies, tramps and thieves[/ame]

    FYI - Yes! My husband and myself play WOW! With our two grandsons! :D
     
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    Regards the Gypie/Egyptian myth, blame the Parisians of the 19th (or was it 18th?) century.

    When the Romany first started settling in Paris, their colorful garb was mistaken as being Egyptian...hence the name.

    FWIW, the fact that the word Bohemian now generally means artistic types also started in Paris.

    Apparently when Bohemians (fleeing some disaster or the other in great numbers) went to Paris, they found digs in the poorer quarters.

    Starving artists at that time shared those neighborhoods.

    Eventually the connection between Bohemianism and the artistic life of poverty became part of the vocab.
     
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    And your suggestion to the problem of who has a right to live in and rule an area of land is ----?
     

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