written by reader Jingle Bells

November 21, 2014

As you will all know, Christmas is coming. I wondered if anyone had an idea what ’A Friend’ might want Santa to bring and whether youd like to contribute?
Your call.
BTW KSS, youre not allowed to read this thread.

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Howard
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THE REAL STORY BEHIND THANKSGIVING XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The Great Thanksgiving Hoax Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating. It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgivingโ€™s real meaning. The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in… Read More ยป

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JoeS
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Howard- In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, how about you repost and say that your previous post was just a big lie. That way we can get Hi Pockets out of the fetal position!

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Esther
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Free markets mean free men. If I take the products of your labor and give them to someone who won’t work (say…in exchange for votes), then to at least to a degree you are a slave. I personally know people who are fit and healthy and who could work, but because of some ‘disease’ that managed to get them on the disability rolls are now living off of government largesse. Eventually there are too many people on the dole and not enough people working. We have forgotten the lesson they learned in Jamestown. I hear people criticizing capitalism (free enterprise),… Read More ยป

Esther
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Sorry = wrong thread… I have following too many and getting mixed up. Love your suggestions, Alan.

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I’m in.

KennyG
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Alan, et al: for your consideration; we all know how caring Dr. KSS is and that his main passion is diseases of the liver. Perhaps a way of showing our collective appreciation for what he does here, is to combine the two. I’m sure that the Doc, or a colleague of his, must have or know of a patient that requires assistance in paying their medical bills associated with the treatment of a liver related disease or possibly to help defer the cost of a liver transplant, etc. My suggestion would be to contribute to fund set up for this… Read More ยป

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stephencmyers
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There is another way of handling this – check out GoFundMe.com.

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That seems to be an ideal way of handling this suggestion Stephen.

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Alan Harris
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All excellent ideas. But the game is changed from collective to individual action….Im suggesting that YOU do something/anything that you can be proud of, in KSS’s name. Even take the grandkids fishing or to a museum AND FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE, LISTEN TO THEM WITHOUT PREACHING YOUR WORLDS RULES. Ask them what they think instead of telling them what to think (if nothing else, their parents will be grateful for the break and you may be given pause for thought). Those children will make this worlds future and it cannot just be by repeating what we have done if… Read More ยป

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I would call that P(3) or p cubed. Piercing, practical, and positive. Well done Alan.

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Better late than never, I’m IN.

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Arriving late to the discussion, but very much IN. Thanks very much indeed, Alan (the Greater), for your creativity in finding an excellent solution for how to proceed in the latter portion of you post #38. I especially like the idea of each of us telling KSS not just what we’ve received from him, but also (concisely) letting him know what we have done as an act of personal generosity *inspired by him*. No monetary value mentioned, and not at all to blow our own horns. Even more that our appreciation, I think KSS would be very pleased to see… Read More ยป

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Alan, See what happens when you have too much time on your hands. You have made an excellent idea come to life! You have also surprised me with your ability to cut and paste! Great job…. Just kidding! I will visit a children’s hospital to try a cheer them up for a hour! It really saddens me to see them going through their ordeals at this time of year! I have a friend that has lost 2 of his 3 boys to lukiemia! If it was not for the Ronald MacDonald’s house, he said he would not have made it… Read More ยป

gard
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Yeah, a little late to the party(me) but I have been researching saphris LOL . Thanks Dr. Kss . I am long as of today and up about $100, so of course I would love to contribute. As an aside, It’s not really about the money Dr. Kss. He has helped me in other ways, with the education I get from his/her columns, keeping me up with Biochem and Healthcare and introspection. My suggestion would be to let Dr. Kss have the proceeds and do whatever he wants to with it, and most likely would be a charitable contribution, but… Read More ยป

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Alan Harris
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And youll send it to what address?

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For KSS: Over the past year, you have continually enriched my life with the selfless gifts embedded in your outstanding series of Gumshoe articles and steady stream of “heads up” and “course correction” posts, but more so by the unparalleled compassion and generosity inherent in your timely and responsive answers to numerous calls for assistance from irregulars who have experienced significant challenges in their lives due to personal or family medical problems. Inspired by your exemplary self-giving, I have made a donation in your honor to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

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For Alan Harris: Thank you for orchestrating this Jingles tribute! Will someone cut and paste my Post #52 into the “card” that you have referred to in earlier posts – or is there some action that I need to take to make that happen ??

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I am not sure where the whole thing stands. I echo Alan P’s thoughts (post 51) as to how Dr.KSS has impacted me . If there is a “card” it should paraphrase those thoughts as well.

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Alan Harris
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There will be a card v shortly , Its drawn but I just need to tweak it and colour it in. I will post a reminder and link on EVERY current thread to prompt you all. Everyone will have the opportunity to post their greeting and say what they have been inspired to do in his name. But for heavens sake……Ill shoot the first person that asks for his advice on a ticker there. Its a Christmas card dammit!

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