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Old 04-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #601
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It left. It seemed a little sad. The whole episode registered 9.7 on the strangeometer.

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It was nekkid and you don't know if it was male or female??? (Since you called it "it")
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #602
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You've got me confused Addie.

"In the name of "Freedom" they committed many crimes a lot worse than what laws and rules the British had on the books." I think you mean the British patriots committed the crimes, but it looks like the opposite from this sentence. Which do you mean?

I'm not trying to stir up an argument here, I just mean that every "patriot" to one cause is a "traitor" to the opposite side. You can revere Revere, but you can't call him a patriot and British as the two terms would negate one another. Heeheehee...words are fun aren't they?
Yes they are. I prefer to call them Treasons. They called themselves Patriots before there was any real talks of Freedom. The "Patriots" commintted the crimes against the Tories. Burning their homes, tar and feather, some killings, forced out of their homes in the middle of the winter nights. Samuel Adams was the real Rabble Rouser. He was calling for war at least a year before the Boston Massacre. He was really good at getting a crowd all het up.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:15 PM   #603
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As an American I call them patriots.

They were fighting against the confiscatory and dictatorial rule of king george.

They were fighting for their God given right of religious freedom and self determination.

The loyalists wanted to plant their feet in both camps.

At this point I'll step out of the conversation.

My blood pressure is rising and I want to stay friends.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:51 PM   #604
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It left. It seemed a little sad. The whole episode registered 9.7 on the strangeometer.

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They like chocolate...and just want to try and do a good job. Just set some limits and offer them trinkets, just no real clothes. It's fun to look down in your favorite spot and see a woven flower garland or an acorn tea cup.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #605
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I crocheted a couple of teatowels and left them lying around. They aren't in the drawer, so I'm hopeful our new elves will soon be modest.

@jharris, no one is trying to cast aspersions, or create a drama. I don't much give a rip about how the current countries came to be as they are. I'm a student of history and language, and as such I'm interested in the words people use to describe one another. No disrespect of any kind intended, and my apologies if I offended. It was not my intent.

.40 - WOOHOO! This Peruvian stuff is WICKED. Do you think we could try chocolate covering some of these beans and see how they taste? Anyone ever done that?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #606
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Chocolate covered coffee beans are great! The beans need to be roasted very dark for that to work. Vienna or French roast would do the trick.

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:51 PM   #607
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let's do it, right today! can we first try the french chocolate roast?
do you suppose the elves need encouragement to start dressing in our company? aren't they free, unencumbered spirits who would just be dressing to please us? and would it, i mean, please us?
but, who am i to talk elves, our elves, who have remained conspicuously absent whenever i'm around. i'm at a loss to understand why they keep avoiding me. i leave treats for them, but i have no way of knowing if they like my little gifts, or they are only 'cleaning them up' in that compulsive way they have of secreting things from sight....
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #608
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Spring is in the air, & the weather is turning warmer. Are Daryll & Darryll still around to do some construction? How about a DC infinity pool overlooking the ocean?

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my, oh my, how lovely, an aquatic staircase to the sea! might be a bit ambitious, even for innovative craftsmen such as our darylls. what'dya think, .40? but, maybe we could swing a lagoon, with tropical fern and palm trees....?
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #610
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I'll bring asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, and a big pitcher of strawberry & white wine Sangria.
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