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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:03 PM

How American Consumerismís Insatiability is Killing Thanksgiving

A good look at Black Friday's recent "incursion" into Thanksgiving, and the threats that this poses to the future of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

http://moyerboard.blogspot.com/2012/11/devouring-thanksgiving-how-american.html

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CountSnail Nov 2012 OP
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #1
msongs Nov 2012 #2
luv_mykatz Nov 2012 #3
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #4
Igel Nov 2012 #5

Response to CountSnail (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:16 PM

1. I've never actually thought of this.

Thanks for the post, it's great food for thought.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:32 PM

2. try Buy Nothing Day instead of Black Friday - have a leftovers potluck with friends nt

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:29 AM

3. I have been celebrating Buy Nothing Day for years.

It way beats risking being trampled.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:17 AM

4. Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

www.revbilly.com

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Response to CountSnail (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:14 PM

5. I agree with Jefferson.

Thanksgiving Day is an unconstitutional violation of the wall of separation between church and state.

We love to quote the Dansbury letter's language but we scrupulously ignore what the topic was.

Then we redefine "thankful" as an adjective with two semantic roles instead of the traditional three. ("x thankful to y for z" becomes "x thankful about z" with "thankful" reduced to "fuzzy, warm feeling").

Makes as much sense to me as redefining "give" as a two-place predicate.

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