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2 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2012 - 12:33PM #1
ted08721
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It is called the working class Labor Day, no wonder it isn't officially celebrated in the United States

www.alternet.org/story/155182/may_day\'s...

I will try to make it into D.C. for the event, I will at least try to avoid going shopping in any stores not even a 711.  
  
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2012 - 12:45PM #2
catboxer
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I'll have everything I need that day laid in already. Don't plan to do much except take a walk around my neighborhood, Upper PhinneyWood.


May 1 is a good day for contemplation or gardening.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2012 - 8:25PM #3
k-bearsmom
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...or dancin' around a Maypole?


 


 


Just sayin'

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2012 - 9:11PM #4
catboxer
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Apr 29, 2012 -- 8:25PM, k-bearsmom wrote:


...or dancin' around a Maypole?


 


 


Just sayin'




That's a pagan fertility ritual, but that's OK with me I guess.


I don't remember ever wrapping the Maypole when I was a little tyke in the early grades, but I saw it done.


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 12:25PM #5
ted08721
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It does not take much effort to get involved with May Day, and there are plenty of reasons to get involved.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnBJSiPaRo&feat...

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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 9:02AM #6
ZafodB
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Typical of the owsie crowd


 


abcnews.go.com/US/day-protest-banks-whit...


 


nuff said

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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 9:09AM #7
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Police initially suggested the suspicious envelopes could have been mailed by militants from within the Occupy Wall Street movement, but a spokesman for Occupy Wall Street denied any connection to the mailings, saying the NYPD was making a false assumption. 




so not nuff said,  for all you know the FBI sent them or enabled those that did,  that seems to be the MO these days.

Bush's "de-Bathification program" eliminated all vestiges of Sunni power in Iraqi society and set the stage for the Sunni insurrection against American occupation and the new Shiite-led government. Bush disbanded the entire Sunni-dominated Iraqi Army and bureaucracy. He didn't change it. He didn't make it more inclusive of Shiites and Kurds. He just disbanded it. It is no accident that two of the top commanders of today's ISIL are former commanders in the Saddam-era Iraqi military.
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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 11:19AM #8
catboxer
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Happy Mayday everyone.

Today is a good day not to work, if you can get away with it. It's also a good day to eschew consumerism, and avoid buying anything. You can use a small, pocket eschewer to eschew each purchase 32 times (SJ Perelman, "The Strange Case of Philip Forceps").

Instead of working and shopping, it would be a good day to walk over to the village green and watch local virgins festively entwining that old pagan fertility symbol, the Mayday phallus, with ribbons of brightly-colored crepe.

Or maybe you'd prefer to stay home and do something domestic, like making gay potholders out of your husband's old socks.

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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 11:30AM #9
k-bearsmom
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You truly do make me smile Cat....and I thank you for thatKiss

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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 11:34AM #10
Roodog
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I like having Labor Day in September. Maybe it goes back to my school days. Summer break started with Memorial Day and ended with Labor Day. It was the last bit of free time before returning back to the grind of school.

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