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Happy Thaksgiving

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Everyone have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Also to those of you living where it is not celebrated. :)

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And to you and all of those who celebrate.

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This will be the last one for me, so cheers!

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And to you and yours as well

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Wishing you have a happy Thanksgiving, despite i'm not American :)

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"<rant about native americans>"

Just getting that out of the way. ^_^

But in all seriousness tomorrow is Thanksgiving for me, where in the US is it Thanksgiving now?

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Yes, to everyone have a wonderful & safe Harvest Day!

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Thank you Ghostdancer. We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK because we don't have a great deal to be thankful for! (Except English Ale)

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Thank you Ghostdancer. We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK because we don't have a great deal to be thankful for! (Except English Ale)

Well ealdwita, you can always have one on us then! ;)

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Well ealdwita, you can always have one on us then! ;)

Cheers, old chap. One of these fine days I'm gonna get off my fat butt and come across the pond for a holiday. I've been most places East of the Greenwich Meridian but never West. I hear you have a few horses over there too!

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Cheers, old chap. One of these fine days I'm gonna get off my fat butt and come across the pond for a holiday. I've been most places East of the Greenwich Meridian but never West. I hear you have a few horses over there too!

And I was over there back in 1987. Yes, plenty of horses. My sister has some.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Like that one Biff!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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More like . . . "we'll wait until their stuffed and drunk, then we'll slaughter 'em"

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More like . . . "we'll wait until their stuffed and drunk, then we'll slaughter 'em"

Nope...utterly incorrect. The first Thanksgiving (which was actually a harvest festival) saw the Native Americans and the Pilgrims getting along rather well actually.

See link: http://www.pilgrimha...rg/f_thanks.htm

BTW, I live in Plymouth MA and it's a pretty big holiday here.

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Nope...utterly incorrect. The first Thanksgiving (which was actually a harvest festival) saw the Native Americans and the Pilgrims getting along rather well actually.

See link: http://www.pilgrimha...rg/f_thanks.htm

BTW, I live in Plymouth MA and it's a pretty big holiday here.

LOL . . . and you believe them? (PIlgrim Hall Museum)

http://revcom.us/a/firstvol/883/thank.htm

That aside, this was really a Last Harvest festival of pagan origin brought over from Europe

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Of course the wealthy 'powers that be' wanted to remove the indigenous people and claim the land...history demonstrates that quite clearly. However, the first survivours (50 odd of them) were not immediately hostile to the native people. The real nasty stuff went down as more and more people came to join the colony. Sadly, the sentiments of the first Thanksgiving were not to last.

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For better or worst we got Thanksgiving and any holiday that involves food is good with me.

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Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating it today. Have yourselves a lovely day :st

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Happy Thanks Giving!

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Since my post on this thread (#8), it's occurred to me that we have celebrated 'Thanksgiving Days' in England in the past. There was one called in 1588 after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, one in 1606 to celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot which morphed over the years into Guy Fawkes Night, and another in 1705 (something to do with Queen Anne, but I can't remember what!)

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LOL . . . and you believe them? (PIlgrim Hall Museum)

http://revcom.us/a/f...l/883/thank.htm

That aside, this was really a Last Harvest festival of pagan origin brought over from Europe

Stopped reading when I read "Revolutionary Worker". :)

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