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Share Happy birthday to you! (or not :-) )
2019-7-2 08:23
Is it we who buy your cake or is it you who provides your cake on your birthday? Who invented the idea of a birthday cake? Why celebrate such a day? The Germans are credited with making cakes and putting candles on it. The Germans also put candles on forest trees during the winter solstice festival... and that became the Christmas tree. The famous birthday song we sing started as "Good Morning to You". As to why we make such a big deal about birthdays: marking the event and showing ...
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Share Two Systems, Two Standards?
2019-5-30 19:06
Aristotle and the Han: truth without false, good without bad, because we have standards in society, and we keep the peace with the people across the river since they are useful. The western banks have unstable lands, forcing wildebeasts into the waiting crocodiles, so we build reclaimed land to interfere with nature again. The question is: How to have the good without the bad? How to keep the peace among extremists? Improving a slandered reputation by working well is easier. How to im ...
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Share Four BEE, Four BOO, Four BAA
2019-5-29 08:04
A long time ago in a land far, far, far away, so far away that I wonder whether it was a reverie, I used to watch the good society offline like on TV, never allowed in because of someone I had to care for... "Do it all, do it all, do it all alone for everyone, do it all for free, do it all alone..." And I learned to talk to the caretakers of that good society in English so criminal anglophones could not understand. I learned to debate instead of fight. I trusted policies, processes, and I ...
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Share 31 May is No Smoke Day
2019-5-28 04:44
31 May is World No Tobacco Day, thanks to the World Health Organization. If you could ask someone close to you to stop smoking, who would you ask? How would you say it? Tobacco is dangerous. On World No Tobacco Day, the WHO presents special awards to organizations or people who have made great efforts to get people, especially children, to stop smoking. Does winning a prize motivate you to ask your neighbourhood to stop smoking? In 2008 the WHO called ...
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Share If you could be a celebrity chef, what would your specialty be?
2019-5-27 04:59
"If I could learn to cook food, I would make roast chicken and roast turkey for Saith every day," said Nirvana. Nirvana mothered the tribe, having jumped past Death one warm February day in Penghu. The entire tribe, including my son, were born on 25 January, or would have been had it been decent then. So January 25th is my children's birthday. I have learned to cook. I make salmon tomato olive stew with fried mushrooms. Inspired by Chinese buns, I wrap foods in puff pastry and bake it i ...
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Share The name is Desmarais.
2019-5-20 04:37
In Canada, we are nostalgic for an era in our past, in the 1700s to early 1800s, before pavement. We had snowball fights in the forests while gathering sap for maple syrup. We fished with a line, not a net. We made small towns. Well, maybe Four Bee, Four Boo and Four Baa, the futuristic cities imagined by prolific author Tanith Lee in Drinking Sapphire Wine can give us the inspiration and the hope we need. In Europe, the name is Rothschild. In America, well, the name people k ...
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Share I am grateful.
2019-4-21 05:34
I am grateful to China for safe shelter after 2003. I am grateful to China for writing clear news people can read. I am grateful to China for guarding the Eurasian steps. I am grateful to China for acknowledging Earth is convex. I am grateful to China for care while seeing who was talking about me. I am grateful to China for caring for my future. I am grateful to China for implementing for the real economy. I am grateful to China for ...
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Share Space.
2019-4-4 05:49
Student: Even though we are facing the serious problem of having accelerated the Holocene extinction, we can't put all our budget into this problem. Me: I agree, although environmental extinction is a direct threat to any national continuity, we certainly do need to continue investing in transportation, education, police, and other parts of the wealth redistribution and infrastructure that governments provide. Also, nations are looking to make a profit by producing something. Stud ...
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Share Modular Cooking
2019-3-22 11:46
The chopped tomatoes are cooking with the salmon in the slow cooker with the mushroom slices. When the fish falls apart, the olives are added. The freezer has a tub of spinach cubes, a tub of ginger cubes, and a tub of bacon cubes. I have no ice cubes though as I prefer warm to cold beverages. Bacon cubes? After I fry the bacon and mushroom slices, I store the bacon fat in a jar to use instead of butter, then I make a gravy. The ice cube trays are full of these treats.&nbs ...
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Share Proposed protection of worthy communication systems
2019-3-19 01:43
Worldwide, species vocalize upon presumption of care. Theft happens, teamwork happens, but the laws aren't based upon accidental pre-judgement such as by rules about chronological age. The lion pride sends their sons away after the son's learn to hunt, rather than on their second birthday just because anyone said so. Are there qualifications for being able to make or say laws? Of course. Wisdom and skill are prerequisites. There is a difference between an accidental pre-judgement and a ...
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  • Happy birthday to you! (or not :-) ) 2019-7-4 00:07

    A couple of friends have a birthday on our national holiday, 1 July, so I started wondering why we celebrate birthdays (it's nice but the history is interesting) and the responsibility for giving is different in different cultures.

  • Happy birthday to you! (or not :-) ) 2019-7-3 23:12

    Birthday?Why birthday

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