Giving Thanks to each other and to Indigenous People

Happy Thanksgiving and unThanksgiving. The holiday commemorates a shared meal that didn’t end well for all of the guests. Some history is not shared in full detail. It may spare the feelings of some while dismissing the feelings and history of others. The holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States is based on an event that is celebrated as the pilgrims first meal shared with native indigenous people – at least in my memory of early school years.

The actual date is based on an event with a much different story. A peaceful meal was planned but it didn’t remain peaceful for the indigenous hosts. May they enjoy some eternal peace. You can read and here more about the history of that first Thanksgiving here: Thanksgiving Alcatraz Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering

Giving thanks is a healing activity every day of the year. Spending time with family and friends makes it a special day to appreciate each other and our shared heritage with its joy and its sorrow.

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People discussing national debt, NSA Security, and peace

Printing money may be one way to help keep interest rates low but over the long term it may lead to worse financial trouble.

People with experience in the topic discuss it in the following articles/video links:

And a veteran discussing semantics in military actions – who is the enemy if we’re not really at war? []

Military expenditures were 54% of our national budget in 2015. So we may be at war with our pocket book and our children’s. []

The National Security Administration underwent significant changes after the 9/11 tragedies. In the following interview with a former NSA employee it is suggested that intelligence reports had been received regarding the intended targets of 9/11 and that many lives could have been saved if NSA had allowed civilians to be warned. After the 9/11 attacks a new branch of NSA was created called NSA Security, which may seem like more security but which may actually have circumvented oversight of the actions taken by our nations’ security administration. []

And an interview on rewriting the history of peace negotiations:  “Rewriting the history of the peace process, The inconvenient truth about Ehud Barak, Martin Indyk and the Clinton Parameters.” []

/Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and this information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./