Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans

Cael

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Goober

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Pity you cant give us a greating in one of those Native American languages you people have exterminated.
Here you go: "Hau‘oli Lā Ho‘omaika‘i ia Kākou."

There are several members of my family with Native Americans blood (mostly Iriquois). They all celebrate "Thanksgiving Day," but with some trepidation. I’ve heard this over and over from them, "You can’t change history, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about (and from) the true history."

A good read:
TEACHING ABOUT THANKSGIVING - Native American Culture


And for your benefit here is a Native American Thanksgiving prayer:


A THANKSGIVING PRAYER FROM THE IROQUOIS (SENECA) PEOPLE

Gwa! Gwa! Gwa!
Now the time has come!
Hear us, Lord of the Sky!
We are here to speak the truth,
for you do not hear lies,
We are your children, Lord of the Sky.

Now begins the Gayant' gogwus
This sacred fire and sacred tobacco
And through this smoke
We offer our prayers
We are your children, Lord of the Sky.

Now in the beginning of all things
You provided that we inherit your creation
You said: I shall make the earth
on which people shall live
And they shall look to the earth as their mother
And they shall say, "It is she who supports us."
You said that we should always be thankful
For our earth and for each other
So it is that we are gathered here
We are your children, Lord of the Sky.

Now again the smoke rises
And again we offer prayers
You said that food should be placed beside us
And it should be ours in exchange for our labor.
You thought that ours should be a world
where green grass of many kinds should grow
You said that some should be medicines
And that one should be Ona'o
the sacred food, our sister corn
You gave to her two clinging sisters
beautiful Oa'geta, our sister beans
and bountiful Nyo'sowane, our sister squash
The three sacred sisters; they who sustain us.

This is what you thought, Lord of the Sky.
Thus did you think to provide for us
And you ordered that when the warm season comes,
That we should see the return of life
And remember you, and be thankful,
and gather here by the sacred fire.
So now again the smoke arises
We the people offer our prayers
We speak to you through the rising smoke
We are thankful, Lord of the Sky.

(Liberally translated)
 

Joseph Emmet

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Yankees suck. :p Redsox are my team. I agree that the food is good. A little pricey but good.


I would NEVER root for a team, in any sport, that is east of the Mississippi or from Texas, except the Irish of ND.
 

Cael

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Here you go: "Hau‘oli Lā Ho‘omaika‘i ia Kākou."

There are several members of my family with Native Americans blood (mostly Iriquois). They all celebrate "Thanksgiving Day," but with some trepidation. I’ve heard this over and over from them, "You can’t change history, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn about (and from) the true history."

A good read:
TEACHING ABOUT THANKSGIVING - Native American Culture


And for your benefit here is a Native American Thanksgiving prayer:


A THANKSGIVING PRAYER FROM THE IROQUOIS (SENECA) PEOPLE

Gwa! Gwa! Gwa!
Now the time has come!
Hear us, Lord of the Sky!
We are here to speak the truth,
for you do not hear lies,
We are your children, Lord of the Sky.

Now begins the Gayant' gogwus
This sacred fire and sacred tobacco
And through this smoke
We offer our prayers
We are your children, Lord of the Sky.

Now in the beginning of all things
You provided that we inherit your creation
You said: I shall make the earth
on which people shall live
And they shall look to the earth as their mother
And they shall say, "It is she who supports us."
You said that we should always be thankful
For our earth and for each other
So it is that we are gathered here
We are your children, Lord of the Sky.

Now again the smoke rises
And again we offer prayers
You said that food should be placed beside us
And it should be ours in exchange for our labor.
You thought that ours should be a world
where green grass of many kinds should grow
You said that some should be medicines
And that one should be Ona'o
the sacred food, our sister corn
You gave to her two clinging sisters
beautiful Oa'geta, our sister beans
and bountiful Nyo'sowane, our sister squash
The three sacred sisters; they who sustain us.

This is what you thought, Lord of the Sky.
Thus did you think to provide for us
And you ordered that when the warm season comes,
That we should see the return of life
And remember you, and be thankful,
and gather here by the sacred fire.
So now again the smoke arises
We the people offer our prayers
We speak to you through the rising smoke
We are thankful, Lord of the Sky.

(Liberally translated)
Thanks for that, a chara, but I dont think your family and friends should allow themsleves to be involved with this genocidal feast day in any respect.
 

Cael

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What kind of garbage and anti American bull sh--- are you espousing? "America" did not exist in 1492. Those were Spanish soldiers with Columbus who was an Italian.
The whole idea of "America" is a European one.
 

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Yanks go home bring your business schools which teach exploitation, your secret agents, your arms, your soldiers.
 
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Ó Donnchadha

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Yanks go home bring your business schools which teach exploitation, your secret agents, your arms, your soldiers.
Rightt , and Ireland that doesn't have a pot to piss in, is sitting in judgement of the US. The US has helped many countries in time oif distress. It is not us with our hand out begging.
 

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America has its arms out robbing, oil in Iraq (blod for oil), minerals in afghanistan, plantation farms in South America, etc. (peasant enslavment).
legalized drug dealing companies world wide........ America creating the problems, selling the solutions..
 

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America has its arms out robbing, oil in Iraq (blod for oil), minerals in afghanistan, plantation farms in South America, etc. (peasant enslavment).
legalized drug dealing companies world wide........ America creating the problems, selling the solutions..

Get a job !
 

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Thanks for that, a chara, but I dont think your family and friends should allow themsleves to be involved with this genocidal feast day in any respect.
Sadly, the allure of roast turkey, ham, stuffing and mass quantities of booze is just too powerful. ;)
 

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I have always planned too but never yet visited America, i find it fascinating.
Sure you have occasionally blotted your copy book, but who hasn't, I for one wish all of you a belated thanksgiving (lot of pilgrims came from my area) and an early happy Xmas.
 

Cael

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I have always planned too but never yet visited America, i find it fascinating.
Sure you have occasionally blotted your copy book, but who hasn't, I for one wish all of you a belated thanksgiving (lot of pilgrims came from my area) and an early happy Xmas.
Genocide is a blot on a copybook? Interesting.
 


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