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1 posted on 01/20/2014 6:06:44 PM PST by lbryce
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG material?


2 posted on 01/20/2014 6:14:48 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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“What everyone thinks about war elephants is wrong,” said Alfred Roca

" ... in fact, even I am wrong in what I think on this particular matter."

3 posted on 01/20/2014 6:18:13 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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“What everyone thinks about war elephants is wrong,” said Alfred Roca

I've feared this day would come...

4 posted on 01/20/2014 6:18:15 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Caesar invaded Britain in 54 and 55 BC. On one of those invasions when Caesar reached the Thames, the one fordable place available to him had been fortified with sharpened stakes, both on the shore and under the water, and the far bank was defended. Second Century sources state that Caesar used a large war elephant, which was equipped with armour and carried archers and slingers in its tower, to put the defenders to flight. When this unknown creature entered the river, the Britons and their horses fled and the Roman army crossed over and entered Cassivellaunus’ territory


6 posted on 01/20/2014 6:28:44 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: lbryce
So the mystery is solved. The GOP is made up of descendants of Ptolemy's elephants.
10 posted on 01/20/2014 6:53:50 PM PST by Truth29
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So they investigated the possibility of “smaller” African elephants, but never considered the possibility of “larger” Asian elephants? Elephants were used widely in battles in India; what if all the really big Asian elephants have been wiped out over time from being killed in battles (and thus the genetics for “big asian elephant” removed from the gene pool), so all that are left are what we see today? There’s already evidence that elephants as a population have smaller tusks than their ancestors, simply because those with the genes for big tusks were so efficiently hunted that not enough of them survived to pass their genes along.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 7:45:34 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: lbryce

I thought this was going to be en explanation for the total lack of a spine in the GOP.


27 posted on 01/20/2014 9:09:56 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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Hannibal took Ibizan Hounds with him.

/irrelevant interjection

:)


28 posted on 01/20/2014 9:10:47 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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What everyone thinks about war elephants is wrong, ...

Everyone?

33 posted on 01/21/2014 5:04:48 AM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Hello NSA monitors!)
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The Elephants of Gash-Barka, Eritrea: Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genetic Patterns

Guys, look, that title will never sell. Now, Lurid Elephant Sex And Death In The African Savannah, THAT's got best-seller written all over it.

Scientists.

37 posted on 01/21/2014 12:03:32 PM PST by Billthedrill
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