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Indigeous Peoples Day

Richmond Jake

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Paid holiday for me tomorrow. Who else is off with pay? And is this a ridiculous holiday or what?
 

JNA

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I don't get tomorrow off.
The powers to be have traded it off so we get one of theses days off - I just forget which -
The Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day
New Year's Eve Day
 

SGB

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I get tomorrow off. My wife has to work though.
My son calls these the "guy days."

:p
 

Greenescapist

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Chet said:
In the Northeast, Columbus Day means no school and sometimes no work (every other year as a floating holiday for lots of companies) . It's supposed to be nice tomorrow and I kinda wish I had no work/school. C'est la vie.
 

biscuit

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I didn't even realize it was Columbus Day today until this morning. First I tried to call someone over at the County offices and didn't get an answer. I then tried calling several other people over there but still got no answer. Where are all these lazy county workers today? Finally I walked over to my bank and found them closed with a sign on the door explaining why. Man, I can be really blonde sometimes.
 

Jeff

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Columbus Day = A great excuse to close most govt offices and have a sale on something.
 

BKM

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Another "contract traded it for another day" here. That's ok, friday is my "flex Friday" anyway (I work a standard 9-80 schedule. A wonderful benefit)
 

BKM

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In certain "progessive" cities, it is considered "incorrect" to celebrate the start of European colonialism (Columbus). So, these "progressive" cities have renamed the event "Indigenous People's Day" and a grand festival of White Liberal Guilt is had by all. (Not that I don't acknowledge the tragic dimensions of the massive movement of Old World peoples to the so-called New World, but ...these events are just so "academic-left.")
 

SkeLeton

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Columbus day... sunday... mapuche protests, nothing out of the ordinary... plus who doesn't have sundays off?

also the Esmeralda (navy's school ship) got back to Valparaiso yesterday, where a bunch of human rights people were protesting because they say that they used that ship as a prison and torture center after the 9-11-73... there were also protests worldwide on ports where they were going to dock but didn't because of this...
 
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