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Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Although I'm a patriot, I'm severely annoyed by an American holiday. Why?
[LTPF list of American holidays prohibited...]
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 7:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the holiday a religious or secular one?
Is it a holiday when nearly everything closes down? or when usually just banks & post offices & the like close?
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solo1
Is the holiday a religious or secular one? no
Is it a holiday when nearly everything closes down? or when usually just banks & post offices & the like close? this; it's a federal holiday
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is it a relatively minor federal holiday, like Columbus Day or Veteran's Day?
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gregoryuconn
So is it a relatively minor federal holiday, like Columbus Day it's this, the most minor of them all. Care to take a shot at why I'm so annoyed by it? or Veteran's Day?
Psydkik (Psydkik)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've never heard of Columbus day, sorry!

Do you dislike Columbus or something he did?
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Psydkik
Do you dislike Columbus or something he did? this -- Monday, 14 October, is Columbus Day in the US. $poiler imminent...
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Treatment of Native Americans? Conquest of Native Americans? Killing of Native Americans? Taking their land?
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gregoryuconn
Treatment of Native Americans? Conquest of Native Americans? Killing of Native Americans? Taking their land? pretty much all of the above.
Glad this went quickly; even thinking about a puzzle pertaining to Columbus Day [which is today] annoyed me. So here's my little

*******SPOILER*******

American kids are taught that Columbus discovered America, but he didn’t. He was a sloppy navigator, and the prevailing opinion is that he thought he’d arrived in Asia – India, specifically – when he reached the New World. When he arrived, he proceeded to systematically slaughter the natives he found living where he landed.
So we now have a federal holiday to honor a genocidal idiot, which shames me. There’s no likelihood of it being revoked, as he’s considered an icon by many Italian-Americans, who aren’t otherwise represented in the federal calendar, and no politician would want to alienate their constituency.
But maybe we could have a holiday to honor Nikola Tesla, instead…?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This came out today: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day

And Tesla is awesome.
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yay -- The Oatmeal [Matt Inman] is awesome. He lives in Seattle, thirty miles from me. Not long ago, I stumbled upon his HQ in the Fremont district.
I was recently an ER patient at our country hospital, and the doc who treated me was Bryce Inman, and he looked like The Oatmeal as a teenager. When I asked if he was related to The Oatmeal, he said, "He's my brother."
Small world.
And Tesla was just about as badass as one could be.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here, have another.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin
I have the site super-special bookmarked; you're preaching to the choir, but thanks. I contributed $ to The Oatmeal's Wardenclyffe campaign, and have been following him for years. Thanks very much for thinking of me, though. Maybe one of us should post something in the chatroom so everyone can become a fan?
Psydkik (Psydkik)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 1:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Compare and contrast what they have in Australia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Sorry_Day
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Yanks are not confident or enlightened enough to own up to their culture-trashing. Eminent domain and all that. I have a small theory about why that is, which I expound in an old essay titled " War of the Wankers."
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Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

which I expound in an old essay titled "War of the Wankers"

LOL at that essay, especially the part about the bath haha.

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