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February 12, 1955

My father's birthday...
My gift: One troy ounce of silver (Silver Eagle) and...
his Army dog-tag prior to my birth...

Love you Dad!

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I'm opposed

to all obligatory gift-giving. If you want to get someone a gift do it for that reason only - not because the calendar says it's time to. Never precisely researched it... but I'd be willing to bet the majority of this xmas/bday gift giving crap came out of corporate America and the search for more and more reasons to CONSUME CONSUME CONSUME...

You speak as one who gets no emotional satisfaction from gifts.

Ron Paul does and so does Michael Nystrom.

Personally, I appreciate a good handshake or a hug.

Many here appreciate quality time.

Still others give affirmations and appreciate being affirmed.

Some find it rewarding to perform act of service and to be served in return.

What "language" brings you emotional satisfaction?

Jesus recognized and spoke four foreign "languages" besides his own.

Your comment was an insult the 20% that were born to find emotional satisfaction from the simplest of gifts.

Marketing men do use this for the purposes of profit, but that does not degrade the gift giver or recipient ot their intentions.

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I don't know what happened in your life...

Vinceaholeworld, to make you so cynical and bitter but you are one pathetic man.

You will die a lonely old bastard but not before you create as much misery as you can among everyone you come into contact with.

I pity you, you heartless fool.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I'll defer to your superior knowledge...

..about what's in vinceableworld's heart (though he might disagree). I found his post to be neither cynical nor bitter, and in fact, a little enlightening. Some are so quick to anger, and to insist that NOT participating in a (fun for some) ritual is somehow an offense against it. Sugar and Bud and I are lucky to have found each other; we please each other because it pleases us to do so, not because of numbers on a calendar. Perhaps THAT makes us cynical, bitter, and pathetic as well.

Save your "pity", unless you get a personal rush from it. The rest of us find it arrogant and insulting.

Scratching my head and pondering the words...

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ecorob's picture

WOW!

I do believe you have your priorities straight, klinker78!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.