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Doctor Gollum

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Happy Thanksgiving.
« on: 28 November 2019, 19:32:10 »

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #2 on: 28 November 2019, 19:50:08 »

Indeed ;)
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #3 on: 28 November 2019, 20:43:30 »

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #4 on: 28 November 2019, 21:16:20 »

Yankee bastards.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #5 on: 28 November 2019, 21:32:07 »

Ungrateful Yankee bastards!

Fixed!  ;D

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #6 on: 29 November 2019, 09:58:37 »

Yankee bastards.
They did win the war for us..............


















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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #7 on: 29 November 2019, 11:00:05 »

Definitely I've seen the films 😆
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #8 on: 29 November 2019, 11:13:54 »

Yankee bastards.
They did win the war for us..............


















Apparently

Eventually - after waiting 3 years to get involved and bankrupting us in the process.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #9 on: 29 November 2019, 12:05:29 »

And insisting Britain gave up the remnants of its empire. They drove a hard bargain.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #10 on: 29 November 2019, 13:20:56 »

And insisting Britain gave up the remnants of its empire. They drove a hard bargain.


Britain couldn't afford to keep its empire; being a major player in two world wars twenty years apart overspent the profits of the previous three hundred years. I believe WW2 cost over £5million every day. That's 1940s millions. We could have pretended to keep it going like the French tried, but civil war in India would have made Vietnam, Algeria etc look like playground sulks.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #11 on: 30 November 2019, 11:48:07 »

And insisting Britain gave up the remnants of its empire. They drove a hard bargain.


Britain couldn't afford to keep its empire; being a major player in two world wars twenty years apart overspent the profits of the previous three hundred years. I believe WW2 cost over £5million every day. That's 1940s millions. We could have pretended to keep it going like the French tried, but civil war in India would have made Vietnam, Algeria etc look like playground sulks.

Yes, indeed.  Also The Empire was an expensive liability that could not be sustained no more than any other empire before or after. The yanks had the right idea by having a financial ‘empire’ only, that did not involve the policing of expensive and demanding territories.  Instead that have spent a fortune on the military to protect Europe / the United States of America itself! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #12 on: 30 November 2019, 18:03:15 »

I'm surprised we haven't "imported" that over here like trick or treat :-X
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #13 on: 30 November 2019, 21:06:29 »

I'm surprised we haven't "imported" that over here like trick or treat :-X
Have a proper read of the declaration before judging it.

It's actual purpose was to take stock, regardless of how good or bad the year has been, and give thanks to God for all the things we should be grateful for.

Granted it has been turned into a commercial opportunity, but even now, more families get together to celebrate Thanksgiving than get together for Christmas.  ;)
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #14 on: 30 November 2019, 21:08:41 »

I'm surprised we haven't "imported" that over here like trick or treat :-X
Have a proper read of the declaration before judging it.

It's actual purpose was to take stock, regardless of how good or bad the year has been, and give thanks to God for all the things we should be grateful for.

Granted it has been turned into a commercial opportunity, but even now, more families get together to celebrate Thanksgiving than get together for Christmas.  ;)
There's the 'god' word in there, so automatically claptrap.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #15 on: 30 November 2019, 21:18:26 »

 ;D No one could ever accuse you of being a sentimentalist ...
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.
« Reply #16 on: 01 December 2019, 12:27:21 »

I'm surprised we haven't "imported" that over here like trick or treat :-X
Have a proper read of the declaration before judging it.

It's actual purpose was to take stock, regardless of how good or bad the year has been, and give thanks to God for all the things we should be grateful for.

Granted it has been turned into a commercial opportunity, but even now, more families get together to celebrate Thanksgiving than get together for Christmas.  ;)
There's the 'god' word in there, so automatically claptrap.


As you said to me recently Steve, "you never learn".

Well about this I hope you do :-* :-* :-* ;D ;D ;)
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