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Tanypteryx
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Message 1 of 12 (843855)
11-22-2018 12:45 AM


I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all you guys. I know very many of you do not live in the U.S., but it's still nice once in a while to pause and reflect on our luck and our lives.

At the same time, I personally feel a deep sorrow for all the people whose lives have been ravaged by the wildfires in California this week. If you have an opportunity to help please do. That's what America used to do.

Anyway, my year has been fulfilling and fun and I am very thankful to have made it.

Cheers


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 2 of 12 (843860)
11-22-2018 4:06 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
11-22-2018 12:45 AM


Thanks

I'm extremely thankful that I don't live in the country where, under a plurality and not a majority, Hair Furour got elected as President.

Edited by Pressie, : No reason given.


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Message 3 of 12 (843863)
11-22-2018 4:59 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
11-22-2018 12:45 AM


In a reflective mood I wrote my Thanksgiving laudation yesterday on another thread. Permit me to copy it here.

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Remember how many times over the years (decades?) so many people had said this site was doomed and was soon to dry up and blow into the oblivion of Internet fora past? And yet here we still be.

We have smart people, crazy people, jokesters, serious intellects, demented fools, all with a wide breadth of opinion, fantasy and humor.

This place takes a lot of work to maintain, police and keep right. The moderation team (that's you and yours, Phat) are key to keeping this place viable and such a frustrating, maddening, satisfying, discussion forum.

Percy should feel quite proud of what he created.

Thanksgiving (for the USA) is tomorrow and one of the small things I am thankful for is this site.

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Thank you, Tany. Hug the children.


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Message 4 of 12 (843872)
11-22-2018 10:27 AM


A happy Thanksgiving to my fellow citizens and to those living in our borders, and my very best wishes to everyone else whoever they are, wherever they live.

I feel sad as I remember those who are experiencing serious difficulties, and hope for the best for them.

I feel glad for those who are currently in happy circumstances.

Me, my holiday is peaceful and pleasant with no complaints.


Hell hath no fury like a white man scorned. If you take nothing else from the Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, take that much. -- Kai Wright

  
ringo
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Message 5 of 12 (843878)
11-22-2018 11:36 AM


One thing to be thankful for is the right to complain. As long as you have the right to complain, you have the potential to make things better.

And our geese will blot out the sun.

  
caffeine
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Message 6 of 12 (843889)
11-22-2018 2:04 PM


I am thankful that all our American offices are closed today and tomorrow; thus seriously reducing the number of stupid new requests I receive from salespeople.

You should try this public holiday thing more often.


  
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Message 7 of 12 (843891)
11-22-2018 2:15 PM


Happy Thanksgiving Day to all.

I am also thankful for EvC for giving me an opportunity to think through what I believe and try to express it to unbelievers, also for growing a pretty tough hide on me in the process.

And I'm very very grateful for this country I live in, and for this current administration which, whatever its faults, saved us from something so much worse I am tearfully grateful that God is having mercy on us even in the midst of judging us for our sins. Lincoln said the same about his time too, the Civil War being God's judgment on the nation for slavery, though he found many blessings even in the midst of it. http://www.evcforum.net/dm.php?control=msg&m=843848#m843848

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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ringo
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Message 8 of 12 (843953)
11-23-2018 11:35 AM
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11-22-2018 2:15 PM


Faith writes:

... I am tearfully grateful that God is having mercy on us even in the midst of judging us for our sins.


May God forgive you for the sin of electing that thing in tha White House.

And our geese will blot out the sun.

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Message 9 of 12 (844165)
11-26-2018 9:48 AM


Happy belated T.G. to all!

I am just back to work and really enjoyed having several days off stuffing my face with pies, potatos, Turkey, ham, gravy and beers.
It's the one time of year you can be a glutton shame free! Oh and the Cowboys won!!!


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 10 of 12 (844174)
11-26-2018 11:20 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by 1.61803
11-26-2018 9:48 AM


Thankful
Thankful for breathing and having enough energy to enjoy the kids romping around.

Thankful for being home.

Tomorrow chemo begins.

Enjoy


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Tanypteryx
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Message 11 of 12 (844175)
11-26-2018 11:25 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by RAZD
11-26-2018 11:20 AM


Re: Thankful
Tomorrow chemo begins.

I hope that goes well!


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 12 of 12 (844268)
11-27-2018 1:43 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by RAZD
11-26-2018 11:20 AM


Re: Thankful
RAZD,

Enjoy them romping kidz and

Get better!!!!

We are all rooting for you.


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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