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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    In the era of banning confederate statues, It will probably gain more tread.
    Yeah you're probably right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It's a "holiday" that people don't even notice.
    I did not notice until I discovered the bank was closed. That was mildly annoying (I could have stayed at home/office).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I did not notice until I discovered the bank was closed. That was mildly annoying (I could have stayed at home/office).
    Turns out, part of Chris' history was long term trolling people, which his masterpiece is how all the banks are closed on some Monday 100s of years later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I did not notice until I discovered the bank was closed. That was mildly annoying (I could have stayed at home/office).
    I was expecting office supplies from Amazon today so I could invoices....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    In the era of banning confederate statues, It will probably gain more tread.
    Strangly, not everyone's happy about That. If you morons keep it up you may not be happy with the midterms.


    Majority of Americans want Confederate monuments to stay | New York Post

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    Ban the holiday, maintain the values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I was expecting office supplies from Amazon today so I could invoices....
    I was hoping for some technical support on my billing systems. I guess they weren't there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    Ban the holiday, maintain the values.
    Indigenous people's day? You wanna' keep that one? No thanks. I'll opt outta' that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It's a "holiday" that people don't even notice.

    Schools are open, local gubmint offices and services, too, just about everything is business as usual.

    No mail delivery, banks and Federal offices closed.

    Not many know, and nobody cares...
    Italians like to celebrate Columbus Day. Our local Little Italy had a parade and festival today. Heavens forbid, some people like to enjoy days that are special to them. St. Patrick's Day is next. Let's work on..."Make America Joyless" LOL
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    I'm all for monuments. We should put up some large murals of the etchings done by Bartolomé de las Casas. He was a contemporary of Columbus, and sailed on two of the voyages, among others. He was also the first person to be ordained a Catholic priest in the New World. His first account of the Columbus and subsequent voyages was titled A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. Later he published a three volume work called History of the Indies. Here are some of the illustrations:












    After all, these are first hand accounts of the early voyages to the New world. Why don't we teach kids about this in school?
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