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Posted: 9/22/2004 7:57:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 7:59:00 PM EST by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:00:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:01:18 PM EST
Sorry man, but that was made up later that year by a newspaperman looking for a good story. Too bad its not true though.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:02:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sorry man, but that was made up later that year by a newspaperman looking for a good story. Too bad its not true though.




"You serious Clark?"
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:05:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Sorry man, but that was made up later that year by a newspaperman looking for a good story. Too bad its not true though.


Ouch, the old schooler has been schooled by the new schooler.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:07:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 8:07:37 PM EST by _Ugly_]
what..it's not even true...?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:11:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:14:38 PM EST
I've been searching the net and found no indication the story was false. Got any more info. Link? Book title?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:17:55 PM EST
Searching now.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:18:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:19:34 PM EST
This is gonna take a while. Nathan Hale is a VERY popular name for public schools.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:21:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I've just researched 5 web sites and the snopes site. Looks like CJ's a little off on his recollection. This is a true statement.



Really, I will look into this. I may have been the one fooled here. I will get back to you.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:21:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:23:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 8:24:21 PM EST by Combat_Jack]
Here is the only source I could find to support my understanding.

Nathan Hale
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:24:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 8:25:23 PM EST by _Ugly_]
Screw it...

Damned Lobsterbacks and their propoganda!! I choose to believe it!

Our freedoms and our very nation were a gift from those with a passion for liberty, and the steel resolve required to look at death and say such words.

A toast to Nathan Hale!!!

Hey, it's still the 22nd here on the West Coast.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:25:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 8:26:28 PM EST by chrome1]
It is believed that he did say something similar that was later changed by William Hull .

From William Hull 's memoirs, that was written decades after the Revolution. By then, a country and government that were already abusing the people's hard-won liberties had been established. But in 1782, just six years after Nathan Hale's death, an article appeared anonymously in the Boston Chronicle. Evidence suggests that Hull was its author. Here he quotes Captain Hale's last words as, "'I am so satisfied with the cause in which I have engaged, that my only regret is that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service.'"

Obviously, the shorter version packs a greater punch, but it also changes "cause" to "country." Nathan Hale was no nationalist. He gave his life for the cause of liberty, not for a collection of state governments that hardly existed at the time .
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:26:07 PM EST
Hmm, I read this in a history book. Fucking piece of shit textbooks. Sorry guys.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 8:27:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:32:20 PM EST
Darned hippies.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:34:42 PM EST
a great American
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:36:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Your source also writes for these (and she's a hippy).


Web Sites I Write For

Enjoy Massachusetts!

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Now I'm embarrassed!

82nd, you always catch me shooting my mouth off without the facts! At least thats what it feels like sometimes.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:42:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Your source also writes for these (and she's a hippy).


Web Sites I Write For

Enjoy Massachusetts!

Free Romance and Dating Tips

Computer and Console Gaming at BellaOnline

Birding Information at BellaOnline

Wine all over the world




Now I'm embarrassed!

82nd, you always catch me shooting my mouth off without the facts! At least thats what it feels like sometimes.



Well, at least he's not a dick about it. Once again proving the night crew rules!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:43:21 PM EST
however he said it..the guy had balls.

about to be hanged and he doesnt beg for mercy. he has a line that was memorable and makes you say.... wahooo.

being the dick that i am. i would complain about my last meal rather than say something powerful as he did.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:48:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:53:20 PM EST
Thanks, man.
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