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Happy Saint Patrick's day!

Discussion in 'The Social World' started by PopeADope, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    It is currently 12 a.m. exactly where I live in Minnesota.
     
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  2. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    I will be wearing green and panhandling at the traffic jams. I will not drink like usual.
     
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    Is it because of your ties to the Amish Taliban?
     
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  4. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    I had one for saint paddy who was maybe Welsh but hey,cheers with a pint of the black stuff. received_417154389088067.jpeg
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    The RF staff dining hall is serving.....
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    Let's rush the place, & gorge ourselves!
     
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  7. Jollybear

    Jollybear Hey

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    Im curious about the pandhandling. Is it only legal for someone to pandhandle at the traffic lights? I ask because it seams to be the least likely spot that i would wanna do it if i did it.

    Let me tell you an experience. Everytime i drive up to a traffic light, and there happens to be a pandhandler, two things go against them recieving money from me.

    1, the light is green, i gotta keep driving. Or the liggt is gonna turn green any second now.

    2, i never cary cash on me, its always my debit card.

    So, this makes there chances zero to recieve from me.

    Now, contrast that with this experience.

    I was going into the grocery store. A guy had a sign saying hungry, need food.

    So, i dont have cash, so i go in the store and buy him something. I bring it out and give him it. Others bought stuff too. So he had a fair bit of bags.

    So, my point is, the location of the pandhandling seams to increase or decrease ones chances of recieving.

    Why do pandhandlers do it at traffic lights?
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    *sigh* That looks just like the stuff they tried to feed me last night.
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Quite simple, really. It's the easiest place to make a connection with someone where they cannot walk away.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I'm having it tonite.
     
  11. Jollybear

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    Thats why? Umm, ok....i never feel connected that way. But, ok. Sure.
     
  12. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Polar Bear Saint Patricks day

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  13. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Why green? The colour of the order of St Patrick is blue. The national colour of blue had been around since henry VIII.

    Green did not rear its head until the surge of nationalism and sectarianism of the 19th century.

    But not until the southern irish football team adopted green as their strip for the 1924 Olympics it it gain county wide support

    Although the irish flag is now green, white and orange (catholic peace, protestant), flag waving is typically done using a older blue flag with gold harp.

    No one knows where green came from. It just developed slowly
     
  14. Saint Frankenstein

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    Yes, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Time to get drunk and jam to Dropkick Murphys.
     
  15. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I figured it came from green clovers. Like Lucky Charms.
     
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  16. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Clover doesnt figure in the history. But it does have the nickname "emerald isle"

    Edit, just remembered, its a called a shamrock in ireland
     
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    Happy St Pat's day

    from Patrick's confessions

    I am Patrick, a sinner, unlearned, the least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many. My father was Calpornius, a deacon, son of Potitus, a priest, of the village Bannavem Taburniae he had a country seat nearby, and there I was taken captive. I was then about sixteen years of age. I did not know the true God. I was taken into captivity to Ireland with many thousands of people – and deservedly so, because we turned away from God, and did not keep His commandments, and did not obey our priests, who used to remind us of our salvation.

    read more at
    Patrick’s Own Tale | Christian History Institute
     
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  18. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Now, let's all enjoy a St Patrick's Day parade....
     
  19. pcarl

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    Actually, I think St Patrick was not Irish at all, but English.
     
  20. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Yes. Saint Pat's is an abomination to Allah!
     
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