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Japher
23-11-2005, 18:06:20
1 Having a healthy baby

2 Finding that the store down the street sells nacho cheese sauce by the gallon

3 Seeing a Monkey bathe a cat on the Daily Show last night

4 Having gone a whole year on CG without being banned

5 Only getting banned a few times from the other sites I post at

6 Only forgetting my password 12 times

7 Ham

8 Budweiser Select

Oerdin
23-11-2005, 20:27:57
1. not having a baby.

2. Getting a good job.

3. Meeting a nice girl.

4. The experience of brewing my own scumpy (even if it did blow up).

5. Out of the military forever.

6. I can now afford much better beer then Budweiser Select.

mr.G
23-11-2005, 20:30:40
1. getting rid of that taste like sjit banana.

mr.G
23-11-2005, 20:31:28
2. not having CG guests in my flat anymore...... w00t!!

Colon
23-11-2005, 20:40:39
1. lots of good music

2. got nice hair again

3. uhmmm that's it

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-11-2005, 20:41:08
4. No Colon problems

mr.G
23-11-2005, 20:53:09
3. what Dyl said

devilmunchkin
23-11-2005, 20:58:29
pumpkin pie...
pecan pie...
sleeping...
a roof over my head..
cg....

Diss
23-11-2005, 21:33:53
1. my job
2. newcastle brown ale

that's it

Chris
23-11-2005, 21:50:46
Nothing at all.

The Norks
23-11-2005, 22:48:02
1. Getting a new job after months of hassle at work
2. Discovering I owe the Student Loans Co half what I used to
3. Changing banks
4. Finding a decent lodger
5. Discovering running and the gym
6. The continued health of my 3 hamsters
7. making friends with Greg, who has been a great friend albeit at an incredible distance
8. my best friend and my mum who are both great and mental.
9. remaining on good terms with DH
10. The new boyf, my male twin and fellow Sagittarian
11. My brother becoming a wine taster (I'm hoping for a discount)
12. Still having a grandparent alive
13. Getting back in touch with an old schoolfriend
14. Turning 30... at last!
15. Getting my mojo back

Colon
23-11-2005, 22:58:48
Originally posted by Colon
1. lots of good music

2. got nice hair again

3. uhmmm that's it

4. receiving a tax refund of 2k

5. that girl who asked if it was ok to sleep in my tent

6. counterglow too (at times)

MOBIUS
24-11-2005, 00:20:31
...Today...

That having a torn hamstring has absolutely no effect on riding a bicycle.

That I have 15/15 of the first 15% of my dissertation and I have completed all the lab work for it.

Rome and Lost were on tonight.

JM^3
24-11-2005, 01:56:00
1. It looks like I will be able to complete my PhD.
2. Getting paid to do research with a group full of nice people.

JM

OldWarrior_42
24-11-2005, 04:23:44
1) My daughter's marriage this past July.

2) My son in law coming back home from Iraq in one piece.

3) My family and their health.

4) Not my health.

HelloKitty
24-11-2005, 08:39:52
I am thankfull for:

1- Smallpox, blankets, shiney baubles and trinkets and primative easily conquered cultures.

2- The american court system is corrupt so I continue to own land stolen from the native people.

3- Our economy is a shambles, so my ill-gotten land has increased drastically in value.

4- The Uni I work for has agreed to stop doing the racist indian dance half time show as long as they can keep the racist name. So it all works out fine in the end.

5- Casinos

6- The indian's love of firewater.

MattHiggs
24-11-2005, 08:48:58
There's too much for me to list but I've had a really, really great year!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
24-11-2005, 09:51:37
What's this indian obsession about?

Funko
24-11-2005, 09:59:07
Because the original thanksgiving was a thank you from colonists to helpful native americans... I guess for some reason Kitty thinks the Indians got a bit of a bad deal after that? That crazy girl.

Nills Lagerbaak
24-11-2005, 10:07:34
Chief Crazy Girl?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
24-11-2005, 10:09:58
Chief Burning Colon

Dyl Ulenspiegel
24-11-2005, 10:11:40
Originally posted by Funko
Because the original thanksgiving was a thank you from colonists to helpful native americans... I guess for some reason Kitty thinks the Indians got a bit of a bad deal after that? That crazy girl.

Hey, they got to be the subproletariat for dagreaaadestnationevaahbestofallnr1ineverythingeve rywhere.

So why should they have reason to complain?

Funko
24-11-2005, 10:25:58
Don't ask me she's an insane commie lesbian.

Chief Bleeding Ring

mr.G
24-11-2005, 10:36:48
squaw red sphincter

Tizzy
24-11-2005, 11:10:14
This year I am thankful for a lot of things, but could have done without some others.
However, overall it's been a great year :beer:

MoSe
24-11-2005, 11:12:37
Originally posted by HelloKitty
I am thankfull for:

5- Casinos


???

:lol:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
24-11-2005, 11:14:34
ogp:

indian casinos - it is illegal for proper Americans (ie puritans) to run casinos. The puritans may only profit from the casinos by defrauding indians - that is perfectly legitimate and the american way.

MoSe
24-11-2005, 11:18:21
1. new job position, interesting and with nice cowies
2. had great holidays in Sardinia at Easter and in June
3. enjoyed birthday weekend, with great eating out and good casino winnings

err.... ummm....

BigGameHunter
24-11-2005, 12:47:02
Actually, in the states Native American tribes are allowed to run and profit (quite handsomely) from casinos on their land. There are several in Oregon and I've donated enough money to feel slightly less guilty about marching on a road of injun bones to my gluttonous white comfort.

Hmmm...
Being able to be with my Dad (damn he's on my mind this week) and say goodbye properly when he passed.

Mom's continued good health and relative cheer.

New job with cooler people, much better pay, generally better hours, etc.

Seeing my boys become little wildmen and still retain cuteness and manners.

Not....
Lack of time in general, esp. time with family and friends.

The stress of having to be a hard ass in my job.

Decline of devastatingly good looks.

zmama
24-11-2005, 13:22:53
Friends

mr.G
24-11-2005, 13:23:49
are so overated!!

you meant the tv-thingy did you?

MoSe
24-11-2005, 13:49:26
she's thankful the series' over

mr.G
24-11-2005, 14:20:04
oh and i am thankful for having MoSe on ignore

MoSe
24-11-2005, 14:24:47
mr.G is the most lovely and clever CGer I ever met

Colon
24-11-2005, 19:51:58
Originally posted by MoSe
mr.G is the most lovely and clever CGer I ever met

DevilsH@lo
24-11-2005, 20:42:28
CHIPS!!!!

The Norks
24-11-2005, 21:11:03
ooh yes- 16. Rose wine

The Norks
24-11-2005, 21:11:29
and 17. giving up smoking (again)

Drekkus
24-11-2005, 22:14:56
2005 wasn't very good. Although we did get married and became pregnant again.

Lazarus and the Gimp
24-11-2005, 22:27:45
Mixed. Even the birth of Ellen was a frightening experience. The job is in a real low point right now, but at least I still have the same number of limbs I started the year with.

KrazyHorse@home
24-11-2005, 23:40:26
You still have 5 weeks. I have faith.

MOBIUS
24-11-2005, 23:44:06
Faith in his ability to lose a limb or two?:cute:

The Norks
24-11-2005, 23:54:23
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Mixed. Even the birth of Ellen was a frightening experience. The job is in a real low point right now, but at least I still have the same number of limbs I started the year with.

I think the Catholic church should get involved.

KrazyHorse@home
25-11-2005, 07:19:52
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Faith in his ability to lose a limb or two?:cute:

Thank you for PhDing that one.

Diss
26-11-2005, 18:37:52
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
ogp:

indian casinos - it is illegal for proper Americans (ie puritans) to run casinos. The puritans may only profit from the casinos by defrauding indians - that is perfectly legitimate and the american way.

So us americans in Las Vegas are not proper americans? :(

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-11-2005, 18:57:04
You are the spawn of satan - as soon as you discover some oil, you'll be liberated.

DaShi
26-11-2005, 19:13:52
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
ogp:

indian casinos - it is illegal for proper Americans (ie puritans) to run casinos. The puritans may only profit from the casinos by defrauding indians - that is perfectly legitimate and the american way.

Actually, the choice as whether it is illegal or not for native americans to open casinos on their land is entirely up to the native americans of that land. The only reason they have casinos is because they are not subject to US law that forbids it. So clearly you are ignorant on this subject, and your ending with "that is perfectly legitimate and the american way" on something that you are ignorant of, demonstrates a clear irrational anti-american bias on your part. Of course, calling proper Americans puritans is extremely insulting to all Americans, but that's the point, isn't it? Now I use ignorant here not as an insult, but as a proper description of your post and actions regarding this topic thus far.

Indian casinos have been extremely profitable for those tribes that know how to run them. In fact, the most common problem with them has been that they've been too successful rapidly raising the tribe's poor to uber rich status in a few years. This sudden change in social welfare status has created many of the common problems of the nouveau riche. What some tribes have begun doing is putting the money generated from casinos into their own governments rather than directly to the people. They provide the people with public works, such as, heathcare, better schools, and college scholarships for tribe members. Thus, despite many members being dirt poor they still get the social benefits that many wealthy nonnative-americans enjoy.

Diss
26-11-2005, 19:21:02
I've heard some mixed results on indian casinos. I've heard in some of them only a few guys are getting all the cash, and the rest of the tribe is still dirt poor. But at least it provides some jobs...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-11-2005, 19:30:15
Originally posted by DaShi
Actually... enjoy.

Thank you for this Letter to the editor, Mr Abramoff.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-11-2005, 19:32:52
Short actual reply:

"The only reason they have casinos is because they are not subject to US law that forbids it."

I referred to this law as the puritan one.

"Of course, calling proper Americans puritans is extremely insulting to all Americans"

Sure. But that is not my statement, just a sarcastic reflection of the ideology of the American right.

I guess the rest is down to the old Problems with Americans and sarcasm - oops, been antiamerican again. Bad me.

DaShi
26-11-2005, 19:50:11
You sure are sarcastic a lot. Must be nice to have that to fall back on. After all, no Americans understand sarcasm, as you put it. Or is that sarcasm too? Somehow, I find it hard to believe that your statements are just about the American right. Irregardless, they are wrong.

alsieboo
26-11-2005, 19:54:07
1. Still being alive?
2. My sister having a bub
3. Getting through college, and gaining 4 qualifications
4. Getting the first job I applied for and still being there
5. Sugared almonds being sold in woolies
6. My shiny new phone

DaShi
26-11-2005, 19:54:57
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Short actual reply:

"The only reason they have casinos is because they are not subject to US law that forbids it."

I referred to this law as the puritan one.


So are you claiming that native americans should be subject to puritan laws? Or that America should legalize gambling throughout the country only because some native american tribes have?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-11-2005, 22:16:40
You may be going for the biggest 100-0 in forum history? If so, you win. I'll explain my post to you:

"indian casinos - it is illegal for proper Americans (ie puritans) to run casinos."

Gambling is outlawed in most states but is usually legal in indian territories that are subject to federal law and (theoretically) retain a minimum of sovereignty. The ban on casinos is essentially a puritan idea. The consequence of this ideology is that gambling has become the business of social outsiders - in a similar way that money lending has been a jewish business in medieval Europe.

"The puritans may only profit from the casinos by defrauding indians - that is perfectly legitimate and the american way."

This refers to the Abramoff scandal which exposes the hypocrisy of outlawing gambling while engaging in fraud and corruption.

If you have any point that concerns an error of fact, please specify.

Diss
26-11-2005, 22:55:23
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Short actual reply:

"The only reason they have casinos is because they are not subject to US law that forbids it."

I referred to this law as the puritan one.

"Of course, calling proper Americans puritans is extremely insulting to all Americans"

Sure. But that is not my statement, just a sarcastic reflection of the ideology of the American right.

I guess the rest is down to the old Problems with Americans and sarcasm - oops, been antiamerican again. Bad me.

the american right doesn't exist where I live.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-11-2005, 23:02:32
Loooooving Las Vegas!!!

DaShi
27-11-2005, 04:46:24
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
You may be going for the biggest 100-0 in forum history? If so, you win. I'll explain my post to you:

"indian casinos - it is illegal for proper Americans (ie puritans) to run casinos."

Gambling is outlawed in most states but is usually legal in indian territories that are subject to federal law and (theoretically) retain a minimum of sovereignty. The ban on casinos is essentially a puritan idea. The consequence of this ideology is that gambling has become the business of social outsiders - in a similar way that money lending has been a jewish business in medieval Europe.

But you still ignore that the native american tribes have the choice as to whether they want a casino or not, whether puritans support gambling or not is immaterial. Given the popularity of Las Vegas and Atlantic City (as well as other smaller towns like Reno), linking gambling soley to native americans is erroneous. The real issue you could bring up is that gambling seems to be the most effective recourse for native american tribes to pull themselves out of poverty. However, it'll be a stretch to find a puritan connection. Sounds like you just don't like certain parts of American history and are looking for modern equivalents to justify your problem with modern America as well.


"The puritans may only profit from the casinos by defrauding indians - that is perfectly legitimate and the american way."

This refers to the Abramoff scandal which exposes the hypocrisy of outlawing gambling while engaging in fraud and corruption.

If you have any point that concerns an error of fact, please specify.

Still don't uinderstand the puritan connection. You seem to be taking the action of one person and associating it with a completely separate group. Now you may want to use this to attack Republicans, but that's a different beast. Frankly, I don't think that this is appropriate in a thread about Thanksgiving and it entirely anachronistic. I suppose since puritan ideals originated in Europe we can blame the Romans for this scandal.

shagnasty
27-11-2005, 07:55:21
1. Mrs nasty taking me back after I behaved like a big ol hairy twat.

2. Finding out I going to be daddy shag.

3. Re-discovering the breakfasty joys of boiled eggs and soldiers.

4. The release of the Prodigy best of album.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAY

shagnasty
27-11-2005, 09:04:01
Originally posted by shagnasty
4. The release of the Prodigy best of album.



Ok so it's not a best of album. Big give away bit being the "THE SINGLES" written at the bottom of the sleeve.:nervous:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-11-2005, 09:46:51
"But you still ignore that the native american tribes have the choice as to whether they want a casino or not"

I never disputed that. So?

"linking gambling soley to native americans is erroneous."

The na connection goes back to kitty's post, and MoSe asked about indian casinos.

"You seem to be taking the action of one person and associating it with a completely separate group."

The actions of this person are a typical part of your political system.

"Frankly, I don't think that this is appropriate in a thread about Thanksgiving and it entirely anachronistic."

Thanksgiving is entirely anachronistic, too. So?

"I suppose since puritan ideals originated in Europe we can blame the Romans for this scandal."

If you look for historical causes, indeed.

shagnasty
27-11-2005, 09:54:49
Bloody Romans.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-11-2005, 09:58:04
What have they ever done for us?

shagnasty
27-11-2005, 10:38:05
Well, they invented it didn't they?

Oerdin
27-11-2005, 11:04:10
Dyl, the law is actually a bit more complicated. The tribes can only open casinos if the state already has some for of gambling legal. The most common type of gambling is a state lotto. If any gambling is legal then the Indians get to put up full on casinos but if no gambling is legal then the indians cannot open casinos. Sounds weird but that's the way it works and in states with no lottos or horse racing there are no indian casinos.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-11-2005, 11:44:29
My understanding was that the respective activity (eg card games) has to be subject to total prohibition by a state; otherwise it's just regulated and the reservation may regulate it as it sees fit. But it may well apply to gambling as such as you say.

DaShi
27-11-2005, 17:33:15
Alright, just as long as we're clear that we all hate the Romans.