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  1. Steve Watt
    Steve Watt November 22, 2018 7:00 am

    President Lincoln made it a federal holiday during the civil war because with all the grief going on, he felt we needed to sit down and give thanks for the GOOD things we had. People tend to forget that and believe it’s all about the Pilgrims. You’d think a school would know that.

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold November 22, 2018 9:15 am

    Official Federal Government Thanksgiving, correct.

    But humans in northern and southern climes have been celebrating harvest festivals since they invented agriculture. That’s why this year’s Canadian Thanksgiving was October 14, earlier than our November 22. It freezes earlier up north, therefore their harvest has to be earlier.

  3. Alan
    Alan November 22, 2018 10:18 am

    Global warming may not have been a significant factor in the fires but government planning was a factor in people’s ability to bug out:

    My father-in-law was a tanker pilot for CalFire until he retired a couple years ago. He said, he and the other pilots had discussed years ago what a mess the Paradise area would be if another fire came through.

    Locally, we have city politicians salivating over California grant money for “traffic calming” with an eye for changing two of our three lane streets into two lanes. Nevermind that they are tsunami evacuation routes. (The grant is being “sold” by a SF Bay area “non profit” that consults on traffic mitigation and facilitates the grant money that pays their salaries. A particularly loathsome type of tax parasite. They are teamed up with one of our local nonprofits.)

  4. Comrade X
    Comrade X November 22, 2018 2:46 pm

    ….all federal and state acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations past, present or future, in violation of the U.S. and/or State Constitutions are not authorized by the said Constitutions and violate the true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers and are hereby declared to be invalid…. shall be considered null and void and of no effect…


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