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How do you feel about the 2019-2020 holiday season?

 
 
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 07:19 am
@izzythepush,
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like child brides, it's an American tradition we want no part of.


Most Americans don't want to be part of it, either, but federal and state governments are notoriously slow to change the laws.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 08:50 am
@Rebelofnj,
Follow the money, greetings card companies have a lot of clout.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 09:25 am
@izzythepush,
Are you implying that Hallmark and the other greeting card companies are lobbying to prevent the outlaw of child marriages in the US?

They already commercialized the holiday in the US, and some states are already banning child marriage or raising the age of consent.

This is turning into a weird discussion.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 11:21 am
@Rebelofnj,
I was referring to the Valentines Day cards.

I know child marriage isn't universal throughout the states, and progress has been made, but it's still going on.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 11:37 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

We don't think that Valentines Day should be used to promote incest, like child brides, it's an American tradition we want no part of.

Heh.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 01:04 pm
@InfraBlue,
Yeah. I never knew back in 1962 that my father was blatantly trying to get it on with me, both my sisters, as well as his mother in law and own mother.

When each kid in my class gave every single classmate a valentine or those heart candies that say things like “hubba hubba”, or worst of all the mothers that would bring in pink frost heart shaped cookies or cupcakes, that should have been the tip off.
The nuns probably had secret cameras set up in the cloak room to get pictures of our orgy in action.

Wishing someone a Happy Valentine’s Day is some pretty racy stuff apparently.

I really don’t understand why anyone would take a custom that has been enjoyed by millions of people for many many decades, and has been practiced innocently by parents, children, friends as well as lovers, and try to make it dirty.

It’s not seen that way in the US. We are able to tell the difference in sending a romantic card, and one that is presented in a wholesome, G rated, family oriented, friendship based gesture of non erotic affection.

Now of course we’re all going to be subjected to pages and pages of how vile, sick and depraved Americans are.

Jesus. I have never once felt anything but pleasure in wishing sisters, coworkers, friends, even a clerk in a store a happy Valentine’s Day. Damn. I would wish the nuns at school happy Valentine’s Day. They would wish all us children the same. When I would go to work and find someone had placed some red foil wrapped chocolate kisses on everyone’s desk, and more in the break room, I had no idea that someone was stalking us all, looking for the weak link to recruit us into a child pornography ring.

Are Canadians part of these disgusting practices as well? Maybe in February they search Americans crossing the border for contraband.

Oh no. I just realized! Valentine’s Day parties! It’s the end of days.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 01:12 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:


Now of course we’re all going to be subjected to pages and pages of how vile, sick and depraved Americans are.


You could always stop posting.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2019 01:26 pm
@izzythepush,
You’re the one that’s been calling an entire county disgusting and incestuous. My posting or not has nothing to do with your usual dog and pony show.

I’m just gonna watch you put on your show but here out. You’ve made enough of an ass out of yourself with this going off half cocked. I want to see where is is going to lead now.

Btw, it does seem there is a growing trend in the Uk of people who send cards gifts and sentiments at that time. 20% from what I saw.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2020 09:46 pm
@chai2,
Were all done. We celbrated Orthodox Chrixtmas last 3 days and ITS ALL OVER NOW.
Today we took all the wreaths down from the windows and tomorrow ill ride out and remove real pine wreaths from corners of the pasture fences. These Ill feed to our neighbors goats they love resin. Also we have these really neat battery operated "Window candles" that hqve a really bright side and a dimmer side. They are timed and use 4 batteries each. We put up about q whole shitpot of em So taken em down and emptying the batteries leaves us with a bigass pile of batteries >Ive gotta find a wy to store thm so they dont short out or start a fire.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2020 09:48 pm
@chai2,
Theres also a growing Creationist and Fundamental Christian cult movement in UK.(No matter what Ricky Gervais or Dawkins say, theyre fulla ****.
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ekename
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jan, 2020 10:10 pm
@Rebelofnj,
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holiday season


"Mardi Gras , or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of the festivities known as Carnival. Mardi Gras is celebrated in predominately Catholic locations around the world, most famously in cities such as New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro. While best known for parties, costumes and beads, Mardi Gras has religious origins in the Catholic calendar as well as in pre-Christian pagan celebrations.

The Latin root of the word Carnival is carne vale, which means “farewell to meat” — a reference to the upcoming 40 day fast of Lent that commences at midnight on Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday was named because it was a time of extravagant feasting of rich foods such as meat or pancakes before the upcoming fast. According the Catholic calendar, the season of Carnival actually starts on the 12th day of Christmas, known as Epiphany. Festivities start on Epiphany and build toward Mardi Gras."



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