Archive for November 23rd, 2011

November 23, 2011

Remember Me?

by lewwaters

It’s been around before and has received over 30,000,000 views on YouTube. But, as we settle down for our Thanksgiving Dinners, let’s pause and remember those far away who protect our freedom to enjoy the day.

The author of the video, Lizzie Palmer was but 15 years old when she created it.

November 23, 2011

Overcoming the Language Barrier

by lewwaters

I can’t understand a word she says, but the gesture as the name Barack Obama is mentioned crosses all language barriers and explains a lot

According to the UK Telegraph, “The channel, which goes out to 120 million people across Russia, has declined to comment. But sources close to it have tried to defuse the row by claiming that the newsreader had believed she was off camera at the time and merely providing a voice-over for a report. According to the same storyline, the rude gesture was intended for studio technicians who had been trying to put her off her stride.”

November 23, 2011

A Time For Thanks

by lewwaters

Once again, the last Thursday of November brings another Thanksgiving Holiday. The origins of the Holiday may be debated still as well as the original meaning, but it remains a day set aside long ago for us to show our thanks for all we have and how fortunate we are to be in the freest nation ever imagined.

While we should be thankful every day for the good fortune we have to be Americans, we still set aside one day a year to show our thanks and spend time with loved ones, even those we have differences with. It is a day where we should be able to set aside petty political differences to enjoy our families and loved ones company and for a few, enjoy those who have been absent in faraway lands, especially those returning from war.

Even with all of our troubles and political squabbling we do day after day, we in America still have much to be thankful for. Many people of the world envy those we call poor in America as even our poor are seen as wealthy by so many in other impoverished countries.

Even in these dire economic times our poor are still better off than the children of Africa and many South and Central American countries were food is scarce, clean water a luxury and sanitation almost non-existent causing the premature deaths of many.

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