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Happy Thanksgiving USA!!

want4rain
November 27th, 2008, 12:55 PM
well ours is gonna be a day late... planning around other folks schedule makes the holiday FRIDAY for this house. we are prepping our dishes, smelling lots of pumpkin and goodness (making pie AND cookies!!!). expecting a small get together tomorrow. im excited. :) i love this holiday almost as much as Halloween!

(although thats its almost forced to be a Native American unity thing makes me a little sick... pilgrims were not kind to them. not even a little.)

-ashley

joeysmama
November 27th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Thanks W4R !! Happy Thanksgiving to you too !

We just finished eating. I made wayyyyyy too much food. After the dishes we'll probably crash for a little and then move on to the pies. I made wayyyy too many pies too. Off to cardio workout for me in the morning !!

joeysmama
November 27th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Well it's true that the Native Americans did a lot for the Pilgrims, beginning with helping them survive. They taught them how to farm the land, gave them furs to stay warm and befriended them in many many ways.

But the Pilgrims gave something back; smallpox, syphillis, typhoid.........:sick:

want4rain
November 27th, 2008, 09:58 PM
the Native Americans DID give a great deal. frankly i think they got pretty shafted in the deal. in my humble opinion anyway.

-ashley

Karin
November 28th, 2008, 12:39 AM
the Native Americans DID give a great deal. frankly i think they got pretty shafted in the deal. in my humble opinion anyway.

-ashley

Yes they did. I think they should have fought harder too.

But it's not that bad down here. They own Hard Rock Cafe now and many reservations. I know, the "reservation" word comes up. They have casino's and are allowed to kill the endangered Florida panther for rituals.
And tax free. I do believe they should be tax free.
Bingo halls
Casinos
Tax free buy outs of major businesses.....they do deserve this.
But many non residents have been hired under this umbrella and this is not right.
That's my opinion

joeysmama
November 28th, 2008, 09:15 AM
I think any way you look at it the Native Americans got shafted !