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Old Jan 17, 2011, 02:05 PM
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Don't you guys have Pied Piper Day?....When all the rats were led out to sea and drowned?
Quit yer fussin'!!! You have Guy Fawkes day, and we don't!
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Quit yer fussin'!!! You have Guy Fawkes day, and we don't!
We don't get a day off though. We have to burn stuff on Saturday evening.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Don't you guys have Pied Piper Day?....When all the rats were led out to sea and drowned?
Not that I'm aware of. But now you mention it we should have.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:27 PM
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We don't get a day off though. We have to burn stuff on Saturday evening.
Sounds like a bit of a chore then? Well, have some of that good English barley soda, you'll feel better.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:31 PM
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agreed..!I have the utmost respect for MLK & the efforts he made to make racial progress...but,it does post the question,even 43 years after his death,racial relations aren't where they should be.Not even close.

We have elected an african American President,but there is soo much more to be done.More than affirmative action & minority preferencial policies..

I've often wondered how blacks feel they can try harder on their own,without jumping into a hostile attitude about all the usual complaints...law enforcement profiling AA's,etc.

Maybe a new role model is needed...wait,we've got the POTUS..right.?

Well then,why are most of young ones more concerned about being a rap star...instead of focusing upon academic achievements.?

Why isn't Rev.Jesse Jackson & Rev. Al Sharpton speaking out..when most inner cities are a cesspool of crime,drugs & dispair.?
Yeah, there are a few voices calling for that sort of thing, but they don't seem to get much traction. Bill Cosby, for one, and, strange as it may sound, Louis Farrakhan, though some of the rest of his message is not wonderful.

I see places like Camden NJ or the badlands in Philadelphia. Man, it would be some job of bootstrapping to reverse all that. I wish I had the answer, but don't even know where to start.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:31 PM
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We don't get a day off though. We have to burn stuff on Saturday evening.

Yeah, and? Sounds like lots of fun to me! State endorsed arson!
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:33 PM
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Brings up the old Ten Years After song. 'Rageous lyric.


Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more?

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, Monopoly

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 03:33 PM
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I seem to recall the last MLK thread I started just brought criticisms from the left over my audacity to praise him. Just my recollection, may be mistaken in my old age.

No doubt he helped fix the country.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Not that I'm aware of. But now you mention it we should have.
Maybe you should....On the other hand, here in the USA, we are only 200 or so years old.
You guys have a few more centuries under your belt, and must curtail your celebration days....otherwise, there will be no more work days left!
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 04:36 PM
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I seem to recall the last MLK thread I started just brought criticisms from the left over my audacity to praise him. Just my recollection, may be mistaken in my old age.

No doubt he helped fix the country.
I don't think it's fixed yet, but his contributions sure seem to have made it better for many of our fellow citizens.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Sorry, was a touch busy wandering around DC with my wife and kidlets. We went to the National Archives and viewed the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. We also hit the Smithsonian Air & Space and Natural History Museums. Yesterday was the National Zoo (what a letdown!) and the National Museum of Health and Medicine...creepy, freak-showish stuff, but neatly cool to see!
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 05:47 PM
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We don't get a day off though.
Most private businesses work a normal schedule on MLK Day, President's Day, Columbus Day, etc.

I thought the UK celebrated Good Riddance Day coincident with our Thanksgiving Day.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:26 PM
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I spent the good part of the day running after a two year old at Chuck E. Cheese's
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:28 PM
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We have to burn stuff on Saturday evening.

We used to do that here too, but MLK Day kinda put the kibosh to that.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Thanks to Martin Luther King, it was easy to find a parking spot at work today.
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