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11-27-02, 01:48 PM
Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the ol' USA. Who should we be giving thanks to?
Is it correct that some natives brought some European settlers some food, then the Europeans killed them for it? And the USA celebrates it every year?
11-27-02, 01:54 PM
the turkey!!! (and, bandwidth!) :p :D
no they supposedly had a fest together with the indians
I think they lie
maybe they even ate the indians :eek: :D
11-27-02, 01:59 PM
wha???? the turkeys??? they ate the indians??:bugeye:
they ate the indians??
of course they did :D :p
11-27-02, 02:07 PM
horse feathers!!! :p
11-27-02, 02:37 PM
Yeah, the origins of the holiday are sketchy at best. Supposedly they sat with indians and ate together in peace while giving thanks for the food. Or something like that. Of course, the europeans then proceeded to take all the land kick out the indians.
I like it simply because I like to eat large amounts of mashed potatoes and gravy and rolls and turkey, etc.
If I give thanks to anyone it is my parents and wife. Other than that, eh...
11-27-02, 02:51 PM
Taking over of the Indian's land happened after the colonies had become one nation...so its the Americans that took over the Indian's land. Europeans bought and traded for land...take the island of Manhatten for instance.
Although some Indian land probably was taken by force before 1776.
The pilgrims were peaceful people, right?
I give thanks for knowledge and wisdom...which are still trying to avoid me, I'll catch up with them sooner or later.
11-27-02, 02:56 PM
Americans, europeans... whatever, the indians got screwed. :)
But how can you give thanks to knowledge and wisdom? Do you mean you give thanks to those who have helped you gain the knowledge and wisdom?
If you can't tell I am bored at work and desperate for conversation. ;)
11-27-02, 03:16 PM
i just give thanks to jenny craig and dig in! hehehe..
there are lots of things to be thankful for... like um... dammit..
..ill be back.:bugeye:
11-27-02, 03:40 PM
nightfall - you rock.
11-27-02, 03:44 PM
Maybe there really isn't a story for thanksgiving. Here in Canada it's to celebrate the harvest or something...
11-27-02, 03:47 PM
Hmmp. Didn't know Canadians did the thanksgiving thing. Cool.
11-27-02, 04:30 PM
I can give thanks to knowledge and wisdom because they are available for the discovering. I appreciate people who have helped me get some along the way, but I give thanks that I can have knowledge and wisdom one day. Just the possibility that I can have it is enough to thank the almighty Turkey for their gifts to the world :D
11-27-02, 04:40 PM
i'm thankful i'm not Canadian. :D arrrggggggghhh.. relax, it's just a joke. honk. some of the best canadians i know are canadian.
Canada celebrated thanksgiving already.
11-27-02, 04:42 PM
eh? what did you say, lol :p
11-27-02, 11:32 PM
fading captain - thank you.
11-27-02, 11:38 PM
<i><b>"Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the ol' USA. Who should we be giving thanks to?</b></i>
It's recognition of our personal wealth. You might want to thank God or Probability for your good fortune in life, but I think what is really important is that you take the time to recognize your prosperity--all that is good in your life.
Americans live in the wealthiest nation in the world. Realative to so many others in this world, we live very well. We are, by right of birth, very fortunate.
actually you should give thanx to the indians :p
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