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  1. 1. Should history be remembered or forgotten?

    • Remember the good parts but forget the bad parts.
    • Forgotten.
    • Remembered.
  2. 2. Do you believe that we can learn from history?

    • Yes
    • No
  3. 3. You are...

    • Male - USC
    • Female - USC
    • Male - foreigner
    • Female - foreigner

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine


A poll on history started by a guy who thinks the French Revolution had a large influence on our constitution (I will copy and paste the post if you ask me to, I saved it, it is a CLASSIC) when the French Revolution occurred years after our constituion was ratified. :blink:

I seriously wonder what your take on history is. But since you post a photo from the War Between the States...

What political party did Lincoln belong to?

Which political party supported slavery?

Which political party filibustered civil rights?

Should we learn from that...or forget it?

VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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What was the color of Custer's white horse?

3-18-10 Mailed I-129F to CSC
3-22-10 NAO1
5-12-10 NOA2 Sent to NVC
6-11.10 Called USEM and scheduled interview appointment
7-08-09 Physical at St Lukes-Passed
7-29-10 Interview in Manila-RFE
8-16-10 Submitted requested documents
8-20-10 VISA Approved
8-24-10 VISA delivered by Air21
9-24-10 POE Guam
9-27-10 Married

11-15-10 Mailed AOS application to Chicago LockBox
11-17-10 Received by USCIS
11-23-10 NOA1 issued for AOS,EAD & AP
11-30-10 NOA1 hard copies received
12-18-10 Biometrics Appt. letter received
01-06-11 Biometrics in Denver, CO
01-27-11 EAD and AP approved
01-29-11 Received AP papers
02-03-11 Received EAD card
03-29-11 AOS Approved
04-07-11 Received Green Card

01-16-13 Mailed I-751 petition to CSC
01-23-13 Package signed for at CSC
01-23-13 NOA1
01-25-13 Check cashed
02-26-13 Biometrics

06-12-13 Approved with no RFE or interview

06-22-13 Received Green Card

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It should be remembered and learned from.

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in


As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
What was the color of Custer's white horse?
Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada

we should remember the good ole days when we weren't afraid to execute people for capital crimes. :thumbs:


The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Benin

Remembered in context and with the understanding that, as the Soviet style communists would put it, people and parts of history can be "rehabilitated." The victor writes history, and in this age, often a person with an agenda rewrites it.

We can't forget history. We should definitely remember it, but it only to be learned from. I see it too often brought up as "proof" in the present.

As for Lincoln and the civil war, take a look at the Red River campaign to get an idea of what some significant underlying motivations for the war actually were, and then look at "reconstruction." It was evil and set progress back by decades if not centuries (in terms of many things including race relations.) These are aspects of our history that are almost always forgotten.

AOS Timeline

4/14/10 - Packet received at Chicago Lockbox at 9:22 AM (Day 1)

4/24/10 - Received hardcopy NOAs (Day 10)

5/14/10 - Biometrics taken. (Day 31)

5/29/10 - Interview letter received 6/30 at 10:30 (Day 46)

6/30/10 - Interview: 10:30 (Day 77) APPROVED!!!

6/30/10 - EAD received in the mail

7/19/10 - GC in hand! (Day 96) .

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Filed: Other Country: United Kingdom

we should remember the good ole days when we weren't afraid to execute people for capital crimes. :thumbs:

Because the 1930's were an excellent time in which to live :rolleyes:

Edited by Its a MADHOUSE

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia


There can be no true understanding of the present without knowledge of the past.

We can all make a difference. Please recycle

por favor no escribas en mayúsculas sostenidas, eso equivale a GRITAR


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FOR ME: remember the good one and forget the bad one...

yes agree we should learn from it... :star:

done voting!!... B-)

May 9, 2017: N-400 packet was sent
May 15, 2017: NOA1 
June 05, 2017: Biometric Done
June 19, 2017: Case is in Line for an Interview
June 25, 2018: USCIS Scheduled an Interview
Aug. 02, 2018: Interview Date- APPROVED!
Aug. 09, 2018: Oath Ceremony

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history at times can be rewritten...and in the end, allot of history these days is based on the writer's views,...just saying

Peace to All creatures great and small............................................

But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).


my burro, bosco ..enjoying a beer in almaty


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A man or a woman who does not know or remember the past 3000 years of the history of the mankind is living from hand to mouth.

Yes, history should be remembered and learned from.

And not just from one or two history books while in school but after too.

USAn Suomalaisten Foorumi <-- online place for the Finnish in US


938 days to get K-3.

AOS approved on day 1304.

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