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Old 06-02-2016, 04:55 PM   #387
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National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a ceremony that takes place at the White House every year shortly before Thanksgiving..The ceremony dates back to the 1940s, with presidents occasionally sparing the bird presented to them; since 1989, during George H. W. Bush's first Thanksgiving as president, it has been an annual tradition for the president to "pardon" the turkey..The Eisenhower Presidential Library says documents in their collection reveal that President Dwight Eisenhower ate the birds presented to him during his 2 terms.. President John F. Kennedy spontaneously spared a turkey on Nov. 18, 1963, just 4 days before his assassination..The first President on record issuing a "pardon" to his turkey was Ronald Reagan, who pardoned a turkey named Charlie and sent him to a petting zoo in 1987..most of the pardoned turkeys have very short lives after their pardoning, frequently dying within a year of being pardoned; for comparison, a wild or heritage turkey has a lifespan of at least 5 years..As Thanksgiving nears, President Bartlet has his own hot-potato issue when a boatload of persecuted Chinese evangelical Christians arrives in California seeking asylum, while a perplexed C.J. must choose between 2 turkeys for the Presidential pardon ceremony - with the other destined for the chopping block...


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The term originates from the Hebrew word shibbólet (שִׁבֹּלֶת), which literally means the part of a plant containing grains, such as an ear of corn or a stalk of grain or, in different contexts, "stream, torrent"..Today, in American English, a shibboleth also has a wider meaning, referring to any "in-group" word or phrase that can be used to distinguish members of a group from outsiders – even when not used by a hostile other group..Cultural touchstones and shared experience can also be shibboleths of a sort..The legend goes that before the Guldensporenslag (Battle of the Golden Spurs) in May 1302, the Flemish slaughtered every Frenchman they could find in the city of Bruges, an act known as the Brugse Metten..During the Black July riots of Sri Lanka in 1983 many Tamils were massacred by Sinhalese youths. In many cases these massacres took the form of boarding buses and getting the passengers to pronounce words that had hard BAs at the start of the word (like "Baldiya" - bucket) and executing the people who found it difficult..During World War II, some US soldiers in the Pacific theater used the word lollapalooza as a shibboleth to challenge unidentified persons, on the premise that Japanese people often pronounce the letter L as R or confuse Rs with Ls..During The Troubles in Northern Ireland, use of the name Derry or Londonderry for the province's second-largest city was often taken as an indication of the speaker's political stance, and as such frequently implied more than simply naming the location..The Masonic Sheaf of Corn, in King Solomon's day, represented part of the wages reaped from the Master Masons' labours...

Turkey being the most common main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving is sometimes colloquially called “Turkey Day.”.. In 2006, American turkey growers were expected to raise 270 million turkeys..The Broad Breasted White turkey is particularly bred for Thanksgiving dinner and similar large feasts; its large size and meat content make it ideal for such situations, although the breed must be artificially bred and suffers from health problems due to its size.. Sage is the traditional herb added to the stuffing (also called dressing), along with chopped celery, carrots, and onions..Other Jewish families may consume foods commonly associated with Hanukkah, such as latkes or a sufganiyah; the 2 holidays are usually in close proximity and on extremely rare occasions overlap.. It is not unheard of for Mexican Americans to serve their turkey with mole and roasted corn..Beaujolais nouveau is sometimes served, as "Beaujolais day" falls before American Thanksgiving..It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the 3rd Thursday of November..AOC rules meant that Beaujolais wine could only be officially sold after 15 December in the year of harvest.. Beaujolais nouveau is made from the Gamay noir à Jus blanc grape, better known simply as Gamay..The King James version of the Bible mentions the word "corn over 100 times.. Whether this was a generic term to represent any grain used in breadstuffs or whether the name of the exact type of the grain was lost in one of the many translations of the Bible, Och aye the noo...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth
http://westwing.wikia.com/wiki/Shibboleth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...y_Presentation
http://www.masonic-lodge-of-educatio...f-of-corn.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35495157
http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=225I think bright people in America must ask themselves..We're Addamses through and through, and everyone knows what that means!..He's Italian, but he lives in Paris..Some of us are going downtown to a knightclub..You want to come?..Elevate your taste in trolls, man..Alright, we're gonna go to a club.. Imagine, somewhere in our house stalks a wine-stealing, dangerous criminal!..Isn't it great!..These people are vampyres..Come on, let's make the myths..Remember?..http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=565

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