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    Memorial Day

    It's 20 minutes early but may everyone's Memorial Day go smoothly.
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    Re: Memorial Day

    I'll second that! There are some wild weather situations in some areas, and always those extra police checking traffic, etc., so be careful out there.

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    Re: Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    It's 20 minutes early but may everyone's Memorial Day go smoothly.
    Would be nice if while everyone is celebrating they take a moment and reflect upon the fact the holiday is about honoring and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. That seems to be the forgotten reason as all the grills and sales go off this weekend, but especially Monday. You'd be surprised how many veterans will get told thank you for their service this weekend.
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    Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thanks to all our vets!
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    Re: Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    Would be nice if while everyone is celebrating they take a moment and reflect upon the fact the holiday is about honoring and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. That seems to be the forgotten reason as all the grills and sales go off this weekend, but especially Monday. You'd be surprised how many veterans will get told thank you for their service this weekend.
    I would love to say something optimistic about the ability of the population at large to think beyond "Shinies are on SALE!!!! GIVE ME MOAR!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Unfortunately, I work retail. The reflective side of mortals isn't often on display in retail. In specific, I worked retail today and will again tomorrow (well yesterday and today now). It's best that I not comment further on mortals till Wednesday.
    "It is not simply enough to know the light…a Jedi must feel the tension between the two sides of the Force…in himself and in the universe."
    ―Thon

    "When to the Force you truly give yourself, all you do expresses the truth of who you are,"

    Yoda

    Yoda told stories, and ate, and cried, and laughed: and the Padawans saw that life itself was a lightsaber in his hands; even in the face of treachery and death and hopes gone cold, he burned like a candle in the darkness. Like a star shining in the black eternity of space.

    Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

    John Rowlands, The Grey King by Susan Cooper

    "You come from the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve", said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth; be content."

    Aslan, Prince Caspian by CS Lewis



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    Re: Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    I would love to say something optimistic about the ability of the population at large to think beyond "Shinies are on SALE!!!! GIVE ME MOAR!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Unfortunately, I work retail. The reflective side of mortals isn't often on display in retail. In specific, I worked retail today and will again tomorrow (well yesterday and today now). It's best that I not comment further on mortals till Wednesday.
    While I never worked in retail sure seen it a lot from the other side. Pushing, shoving, tearing sale items out of the hands of others, even children and all the other wonderful hallmarks of the human cattle drive people call retail sales. I try to stay away from stores as much as possible on the "Holidays" as it's bad enough to me on regular days. Facing a threat of combat on the ship was not as scary to me as being in Walmart on black friday or some other retail store on a holiday.
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    Re: Memorial Day

    Stop shopping, stop listening to politcal bs, and look at pictures - just for a minute:

    These Emotional Photos Show The Real Reason For Memorial Day

    Whatever your personal beliefs, people have PAID for this.
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    Re: Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    While I never worked in retail sure seen it a lot from the other side. Pushing, shoving, tearing sale items out of the hands of others, even children and all the other wonderful hallmarks of the human cattle drive people call retail sales. I try to stay away from stores as much as possible on the "Holidays" as it's bad enough to me on regular days. Facing a threat of combat on the ship was not as scary to me as being in Walmart on black friday or some other retail store on a holiday.
    Staying away from stores is the bright move. Most sales seen on Holidays show up at other times of the year if you pay attention or they start a few days ahead. If you aren't being paid to put up with the holiday insanity in stores, DON'T. You'll be happier for avoiding the comedy of cluster-****s. The stores will be happier at having one less person to deal with. Everyone who matters wins. Corporate execs and bean counters might not but much as I love the exhaustive and pointed list of policies that my company enforces for my benefit...

    In this matter, I will care about the opinion of any company officer who spends their holidays in a store putting up with the endless idiocy they ask of sales reps. See the long line of officers getting ready to meet my challenge....
    "It is not simply enough to know the light…a Jedi must feel the tension between the two sides of the Force…in himself and in the universe."
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    "When to the Force you truly give yourself, all you do expresses the truth of who you are,"

    Yoda

    Yoda told stories, and ate, and cried, and laughed: and the Padawans saw that life itself was a lightsaber in his hands; even in the face of treachery and death and hopes gone cold, he burned like a candle in the darkness. Like a star shining in the black eternity of space.

    Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

    John Rowlands, The Grey King by Susan Cooper

    "You come from the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve", said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth; be content."

    Aslan, Prince Caspian by CS Lewis



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    Re: Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Stop shopping, stop listening to politcal bs, and look at pictures - just for a minute:

    These Emotional Photos Show The Real Reason For Memorial Day

    Whatever your personal beliefs, people have PAID for this.
    I agree in general but there is also another side that is being ignored here. That is the many MIA's, those missing in action who are known to be dead but no bodies or believed to be dead but are never officially declared dead. Families that go on and on hoping and praying for closure but only seldom getting it. Many times dying before some evidence is found that allows their loved one to finally be identified and laid to rest. Memorial day is to honor them as well.

    Which is especially sad if you consider they not only died probably for their country but are not even recognized as dead in most instance by the country they died for.
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    Re: Memorial Day

    All I know is that there is a lot of people at barbeques posting self righteously on Facebook about how this weekend is not about barbeques.
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