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Old 12-25-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Bragging time!! What did you receive for Christmas?


Bragging time!!

Christmas presents I received from my parents!!

https://image.ibb.co/jCojH6/Cod_Liver_Oil.jpg

A laptop messenger bag and a bottle of Cod Liver Oil!!

Cod liver oil is amazingly nutritious source of vitamin D and vitamin A. The Sun is a wonderful source of Vitamin D, but many parts of northern USA and Canada are unable to let its residents enjoy the vitamin D from the Sun. For folks in Canada and Northern USA, the cod liver oil is an excellent source of vitamin D.

Cod liver oil does not taste like delicious pineapple juice but it tastes acceptable and palatable. It is sticky and smells a bit like raw fish. ( that is expected )

There are some people who choose to mix cod liver oil with orange juice but it does not taste "unacceptable" enough for me to force me to mix it with another type of a beverage.

Merry Christmas!!
Joyeux Noel!!
Feliz Navidad!!
행복한 성탄절 돼세요!! from Canada!!

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Old 12-25-2017, 12:08 PM   #2
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Nothing to Brag about here!

As I got nothing and gave nothing and it's just another day in the year to me mate! It's just an excuse for people to spend money and business knows they will get it too.
 
Old 12-25-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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" spend money and business knows they will get it too. "

The price of the present is not directly proportional to the happiness the receiver will experience. You can spend about the same amount of money you spend on your dinner, and still make the receiver very happy. Each of the two things I received above, is a bit more expensive than what one typically spends on a dinner in Canada.

You can give someone a present worth five bitcoins and still end up with the receiver being not happy at all

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Old 12-25-2017, 01:04 PM   #4
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" spend money and business knows they will get it too. "

The price of the present is not directly proportional to the happiness the receiver will experience. You can spend about the same amount of money you spend on your dinner, and still make the receiver very happy. Each of the two things I received above, is a bit more expensive than what one typically spends on a dinner in Canada.

You can give someone a present worth five bitcoins and still end up with the receiver being not happy at all
Absolutely true, but it's become a commercial exercise in Capitalism, to my way of thinking.

I could be wrong but, I believe the REAL meaning of Christmas is the birth of Christ - if your a christen, which I'm not.

But hay, each to their own!
 
Old 12-25-2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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I could be wrong but, I believe the REAL meaning of Christmas is the birth of Christ - if your a christen, which I'm not.
The real meaning behind christmas was a malicious attempt to subvert the pagan winter soltice and oppress non-believers, the fact that we are still celebrating this travesty centuries later...
 
Old 12-25-2017, 02:24 PM   #6
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Absolutely true, but it's become a commercial exercise in Capitalism, to my way of thinking.

I could be wrong but, I believe the REAL meaning of Christmas is the birth of Christ
That is absolutely true. It still is a wonderful Christmas with no presents

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Old 12-25-2017, 03:09 PM   #7
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Shrimp and Prime Rib tonight.

Getting toasted on hot tea, honey, and my Xmass Present from my boys. Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. All day long. Hot Toddy’s in cold weather.

Went from Satellite TV to Roku Box for New years.

Fresh Baked cookies litter the cookie dishes. New Years I won't be sober.

Xmass is for Kids. Still a kid at heart.
 
Old 12-25-2017, 03:13 PM   #8
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PS. Winter Soltice/Xmass. Is for us Pagans also.

It is not solely a proprietary Christian Holiday.
So bite me. If ya don't like it.

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I'm not Christian/Catholic, but I celebrate Christmas all the same (and enjoy it).

I got a bluetooth speaker for my laptop, BTW!
 
Old 12-25-2017, 06:26 PM   #10
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I got a Diplomat pen from my wife and various assorted German things from my daughter to take back with me to the states but the biggest present is I got to come back to Germany for Christmas.
 
Old 12-25-2017, 06:53 PM   #11
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Tickets to King Crimson concert ... Yaaaayy!!!
 
Old 12-26-2017, 06:29 AM   #12
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^ wow, now that is something!

@op: nice bag.
cod liver oil is known as Lebertran in German.
it is the archetype of evil-tasting medicine at least for my parents' generation (imagine a b/w picture of a long queue of uniformed pupils and a stark nurse force-feeding it with a spoon).
living in the north myself, maybe i should give it a try.

i didn't get anything worth mentioning or even uploading a picture of, but i made an effort to visit (and give a present to) a young person i haven't seen in a long time.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #13
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The real meaning behind christmas was a malicious attempt to subvert the pagan winter soltice and oppress non-believers, the fact that we are still celebrating this travesty centuries later...
how did this turn into a religious battle?

God saves, man kills. oppression is from man not God. God frees man from his sinful ways, man oppresses his fellow man to try and get his way about how he thinks man should live to serve him and not God. God is about giving, man is about selfish taking. etc..

pretty simple really.
Merry Christ Mass

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Old 12-26-2017, 11:53 AM   #14
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It's about the giving, not the "gifts".

Last edited by Habitual; 12-26-2017 at 11:54 AM. Reason: Arrogant exercise considering "the Season"
 
Old 12-26-2017, 12:17 PM   #15
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I'm not trying to be smart, but isn't helping people here giving?
 
  


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