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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What is the history behind the American and British military salutes?

During my last DEP(Delayed Entry Program) meeting we were discussing why the American and British salutes were different. The recruiter said he heard it was because the American’s won the war and the British lost. Hence why we do ours palm down and they do theirs palm up. I read about the salutes in wikipedia, but none those were just speculations of the person writing it. Does anyone have more information about this?
Yes he heard that. He said he wasn’t sure and it’d be interesting to know where it really came from. No he is not an idiot.
And by the war I meant of course the Revolutionary War.

Answer by irrelevantjoker
“The recruiter said he heard it was because the American’s won the war and the British lost”

typical Americans, and which war would that be? There has been more than one.

how did they salute before they “lost” ? do they change salutes after each confrontation with another nation?

your recruiter is an idiot

Answer by mstrpuzlckr
history tells us that we salute the way we do because during the crusades, it was nessesary to show armored knights your hand/palms as a way of showing that you were friendly and un armed.

Answer by patois
“In British history, in the early 1800s, the Coldstream Guards amended the British military salute custom of tipping the hat. They were instructed to clap their hands to their hats and bow as they pass by. This was quickly adopted by other Regiments as wear and tear on the hats by constant removal and replacing was a matter of great concern. By the mid 19th Century, the salute had evolved further with the open hand, palm to the front, and this has remained the case since then.

Most historians believe, however, that the U.S. Military salute was influenced more by the British Navy. The Naval salute differs from the “Open Hand” British Army Salute in that the palm of the hand faces down towards the shoulder. This dates back to the days of sailing ships, when tar and pitch were used to seal the timber from seawater. To protect their hands, officer wore white gloves and it was considered most undignified to present a dirty palm in the salute so the hand was turned through 90 degrees.”

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do you know if you have psychic talent and is their such thing as true psychics?

Ever since I could remember I could (or thought) that I could read palms. I read peoples palms at my school or just random people …even strangers I am pretty accurate with. Can I just read people well or do I have some sort of psychic talent and if not is their such thing as psychic talent

Answer by gutbucket
No, there is no such person as a “psychic”. Google “cold reading” and “confirmation bias”.

Answer by Mikey, just Mikey
There’s no such thing as psychic talent or psychic people. It’s all a scam. Sorry to burst your bubble but in the long run you’re better off living with reality.

Answer by Sylar
The truest Psychic i know is Shawn Spencer from Psych.
(If u don’t know the show, Shawn Spencer PRETENDS to be a psychic and does not actually have special powers.)

Answer by bromethens
I think it has to do with your chakra’s, some people naturally have very powerful chakra’s. For example a friend of mine has an open third eye, but never did the meditation to open it, and she can see things when her eyes are closed. I’ve done the meditation to open my third eye, but I can’t do what she does.

Answer by Tiedyed3
You read people well, that is all.

Answer by Aaron
I used to know telekinesis and could move water. I stopped because it took to much time.

Answer by Old Timer Too
Premonitions and psychic abilities are marginal and pseudo-scientific. There is enough evidence to suggest some validity but there are a lot of charlatans who have made a big deal out of their ability and turned the abilities (if they exist) into a joke.

One thing seems to be apparent, such talents cannot be counted upon in all situations. The ability seems to come and go, as if it is some bad cosmic joke or nightmare.

I’d accept whatever ability you have for what it is, and learn not to depend upon it.

Answer by Dawn
I think everyone is born with some level of psychic ability. I also think this is basically ignored in the majority of society which is why it is only developed and improved upon with practice and a positive attitude in only a few families. It is even frowned upon by most people. Our subconscious minds also have the ability to pick up on things that we aren’t even aware of… but, we just KNOW some things. Also consider that some psychics have helped with solving difficult cases. I think I am a little psychic too because I am a twin and practiced none verbal mental communication at a very early age. There have been several occasions when I have known things for NO apparent reason and it baffled me just as much as it did those around me.

So yes, I think there are some true psychics out there in the world but there are also those who use games and parlor tricks to get money out of people.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : palm reading- question about a line next to the Life Line forming a Y Symbol?

i once had my palm read. and the person was talking about my life line. that there are 2 lines next to it that for the letter Y. what is that supposed to mean? is it good or bad. they say its very prominent and that theyre jealous of mine because its so deep and clear. :S
can anyone help me? :\

Answer by Luke
Having your palm – that’s a fantastic idea

Answer by Johnny
I could’ve tried, unfortunately, without the pictures of your hand, it’s virtually impossible to imagine what lines you’re talking about.

Also, it always makes sense to provide pictures. Sometime, good palmists don’t even bother to read the question without pictures. There is no loss in providing pictures.

Thanks,
Johnny.
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