Columbus Day Shortbread

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    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]II.KitGuru's Asus Z9 PE-D8 WS / Dual-Xeon E5 2687W / 64GB Kingston DDR3 review [/quote<] Dream machine right there........

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Dual-Xeon E5 2687W [/quote<] Thats' a lot of Watts

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        Intel decided to go retro and make it on 1 micrometer process node – this will appeal to hipsters.

          • superjawes
          • 7 years ago

          Is someone following up with beige chasis, keyboards, and mice?

    • rae
    • 7 years ago

    For your Canadian buds, this would be a Thanksgiving Shortbread. Mmmm, yum.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      On behalf of all Canadians here, we demand that this Shortbread be renamed to Thanksgiving Stuffing.

        • Arclight
        • 7 years ago

        Idk man, Colombus seems much more important historically. I mean he was the one that started your country’s history. Whereas, according to wikipedia, on Thanksgiving Day in Canada all you celebrate is the harvest of that year. Seems pretty [s<]mondain[/s<] mundane and unimportant to me. But wasn't Colombus day on 12 Oct, like the day when he set foot on the new continent? Today is 8 October.....

          • willyolio
          • 7 years ago

          most cultures have a harvest holiday because, you know, food is kinda important to survival.

          i dunno why you guys celebrate Christopher Columbus, though. I mean, all he did was get lost at sea. He didn’t discover the americas, wasn’t the first to map it, wasn’t the first to set foot on it, didn’t help colonize it… might as well have a Genghis Khan day for what it’s worth.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 7 years ago

            On behalf of all Americans here, we demand this Shortbread to be renamed to
            Ghenghis Khan Day!!!

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]most cultures have a harvest holiday[/quote<] That's why i said it's [s<]mondain[/s<] mundane and unimportant. Here we just had such a local event just a week ago. Who cares?

          • eofpi
          • 7 years ago

          You missed a few vikings.

            • Krogoth
            • 7 years ago

            There’s still contention on who was the first eastern culture that landed on western hemisphere in the post-ice age era.

            IMO, Columbus merely help revitalized European interest in westward exploration.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            What about the native Americans? I was talking about history and events that influenced or determined the formation of Canada as a nation in it’s current form. The vikings came before Columbus, sure, but i see no viking country in Northern America.

            And as Columbus said [spoiler<]not really[/spoiler<] "I'll stick a flag up you're a** and claim you for Spain"

          • Krogoth
          • 7 years ago

          “Canada” was actually started by Jacques Cartier’s expeditions.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Did they set sail before hearing about the discovery of the a new continent? Jacques Cartier was born in 1491…..

            • Krogoth
            • 7 years ago

            Columbus didn’t “discover” American continents either, he just found Hispaniola a.k.a (modern day Haiti/Dominic Republic).

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            Clearly before he turned his hand to making watches and fine jewelry.

          • destroy.all.monsters
          • 7 years ago

          That depends on whether you prefer to celebrate slavery and genocide (yay!) or harvest in socialist Canuckistan (boo!).

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            When you put it that way i wouldn’t celebrate either since i’m no fan of slavery or genocide and my country was rulled by communists till the late 90s……but to be frank i don’t think harvest celebration is related to communism.

            From what my parents told me…..there were only a few days celebrated nation wide that allowed workers to have the day free. Look at China if you want to know more about how the commies celebrate and how often.

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            In the U.S. unless it’s a specifically christian holiday, overtly patriotic – or a reason to watch sports – typically all days off are seen as a pinko commie plot by a certain percentage of our Fox News fueled masses.

            However I’m guessing that you missed the fact I was being (almost) entirely tongue in cheek about it.

            I’m curious – which country? I thought even Romania was non-communist after the early 90s.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Idk man, when i was in school 90s meant from 1980 till 1989. When we said XIVth century it meant from 1300 till 1399. Maybe it’s different in the English world……like in math you say 0.1 while for us it means 0,1……or i’m just crazy

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            You’re confusing how centuries and decades are named (at least in the english world). As you said the 19th century would be the 1800s but the late nineties would be a reference to 1997-1999 (roughly).

            I’ve never heard of it used otherwise but there may well be a culture that does so.

            • oldog
            • 7 years ago

            If you’re interested; a CNN article from May commemorating the 508th anniversary of the death of Columbus (Cristobal Colon) really puts a very different spin on the story you think you know.

            [url<]http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/opinion/garcia-columbus-jewish/index.html[/url<]

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            Interesting article. Thanks.

            • Grigory
            • 7 years ago

            Well said! Here’s to the end of black-on-black violence and the enslavement of the American taxpayers to their EBT Card-wielding masters!

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            You’re doing it wrong.

            Also in case you weren’t kidding about the latter the vast majority of people on welfare are whites in red states (redistributed from the wealthy blue states).

            • Grigory
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]You're doing it wrong.[/quote<] And what, pray tell, did I do wrong? [quote<]Also in case you weren't kidding about the latter the vast majority of people on welfare are whites in red states (redistributed from the wealthy blue states).[/quote<] Your racism is showing. I did not mention race at all when I wrote about the slavery of the American taxpayer to the welfare queens. And yes, it is a crying shame that American states with an intelligent electorate (red states) have to put up with lots of leftist parasites. See here: [url<]http://super-economy.blogspot.de/2012/02/do-welfare-recipients-mostly-vote.html[/url<] "Hardly surprising, we see that in a two-party split, 60-80% of welfare recipients are Democrats, while full time Workers are evenly divided between parties."

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            Because when you do something tongue in cheek you don’t mix and match.

            “Welfare queens” – are you brainwashed or just stupid? If you have something to back up that people on welfare are universally riding the system – when anyone on it can tell you you can’t even pay rent with it it’s so minimal – then feel free. Or that if you are under employed are automatically rejected. Apparently you’ve never known anyone on welfare or unemployment from your attitude. In general many of the people that lost their jobs in the 2007+recession are now on welfare as a result of the loss of unemployment benefits with a lack of jobs particularly in the hard hit manufacturing sector. That said – what about corporate welfare – whether they’re handouts or tax breaks? These dwarf social services and are always conveniently sidestepped.

            You inferred race by tying it together with black on black violence the way the right usually hides its racism.Further by using the term welfare queens the imagery is exactly that of a stereotypical black woman who has been on welfare all her life – that’s what a welfare queen is.

            I would happily cut free those “intelligent” red states from the rest of the union. Build your giant wall and keep all the brown people out and institute all the “free market” anti-everyone but the rich policies you want as well as laws based on the old testament. In fact I look forward to the daily stonings as a result. As long as not one dime from my blue state is redistributed to your states happens I’ll be happy.

            But yeah – the right where thinly veiled hate speech is the norm – definitely more intelligent. Clearly it takes more intelligent people to be more despicable and intolerant than the rest of us.

            I’ll be looking forward to your studies proven on blogs that empathy is the sign of low intelligence.

            • Grigory
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]are you brainwashed or just stupid?[/quote<] And that's where you lost the debate and I stopped reading.

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            That’s ok. You lost as soon as you wrote “welfare queens” and pointed to a blog that manipulates its data to prove its points.

            Not that you had a chance in hell of winning anyway.

          • glacius555
          • 7 years ago

          “mondain —n. 1. a man who moves in fashionable society. —adj. 2. characteristic of fashionable society; worldly.”

          Unimportant, yet fashionable 😛

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Yup, you’re right. I edited my previous posts.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          The Vikings beat Colombus by about 500 years. BTW that “mundane” harvest feeds a large portion of the world every year. Seems like celebrating some guy that was 500 years late to the party and second is just looking for an excuse for a day off.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            And what would you have to say about the first humans that set foot and colonized the American continent(i.e. native americans)? Seems to me they (vikings and Colombus) were all late to the party.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Pretty sure the natives had good harvests too.

          • designerfx
          • 7 years ago

          Most countries know that Columbus was not an important man, he was a horrible man.

          Plenty of countries refuse to call 10/8 Columbus day – notably Spain, where he hails from.

      • Krogoth
      • 7 years ago

      I thought that Canadian Thanksgiving day and Columbus Day occur on separate days in October.

      Columbus Day was observed on the Second Tuesday of October in the USA. Recently, a growing number of school districts decided to recently changed it to Monday. The banks and government offices followed suite.

        • Yeats
        • 7 years ago

        “The banks and government offices followed suite.”

        Whose suite did the banks and government follow?

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Oops: Microsoft sends takedown request to BBC,[/quote<] Maybe they should be going after extradition of the entire BBC.

      • Left_SHifted
      • 7 years ago

      They are pursuing it…via sweden once again, alleging clarkson and co. hurt their sensibilities with the bad saab reviews

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      Best part of that article:

      [quote<]they even tried to have Bing blocked once[/quote<]

        • Arclight
        • 7 years ago

        That would have won the fail of the year award……

          • Ari Atari
          • 7 years ago

          So true.

      • mcnabney
      • 7 years ago

      Maybe there should be some specific penalty for an unwarranted takedown application… like $10-20k for each one. Paid to the victim. It would certainly head-off litigation from actual victims of takedowns, but change little for the big-guys. This is actually common in the courts for truly frivolous lawsuits – up to a point.

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<]like $10-20k...[/quote<] ...for the first one, doubling every one after that.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        Considering the bastards try to sue for multi-millions towards individuals, I would say a wrongful takedown should warrant a lawsuit against the entity of equal proportion to their own revenue.

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