Daniel and I would like to extend our best wishes to all of you for a Happy and Blessed THanksgiving day…! Just so you know, there will be no News and Views today.


Thank you both for providing this unique space for fellow end of the twig climbers to share their points of view and pieces of the puzzle.


Happy Thanksgiving to you as well :slight_smile:


Happy Thanksgiving to you too dr. Farrell and to all Gizars, here on the forum.


Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dr. Farrell, and Daniel, and the Giza Community.

We give thanks for your scholarship, Dr. Farrell, the hard work you’ve done in piecing together what is a fascinating and mysterious (albeit troubling) history of technology. We’ve been enjoying your books and interviews and vidchat recordings, and you’ve given us a fresh perspective on how we look at our world. We thank you also for introducing us to the world of CPE Bach!

And, we thank you Daniel, for your hard work in creating this wonderful Giza web site and forum platform. Without you, behind the scenes, we wouldn’t have the kind of access that we now enjoy to this intellectual genius of Dr. Farrell and the stimulating Giza community.

And, to the wonderful Giza community: We thank you for your lively posts and thoughts. We especially love the threads where there is no Group Think – where people just boldly (and politley) say what they actually think even though that perspective may differ significantly from what someone else has posted. We really value that, because in difference of opinion (shaped by our differing backgrounds and values), there is significant intellectual stimulation – this propels John and myself to continually question what we think we know, and then hit a few more books and continue our journey towards deeper understanding of our world!

Thank you, to all of you, and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Celebration, in whatever form that takes shape in your lives. (Christine & John, Victoria BC)


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln


Thanks for posting that Lincoln statement. First member of the British Accredited Registry to take power (Esquire, aka nobility) and the one to slowly revert (subvert?) the united States into The United States (1861)… then has the audacity to create a holiday for the chattel. Dr. Farrell was the first person to make me realize that old Abe wasn’t the hero supersized in stone but a wolf in sheep’s clothing who helped write the history of his greatness (since he won).

Nevertheless, this IS a day to say thanks to our friends, our health, and our ability to worship the way we desire. We give thanks for the America that, together, we can help make a great place to live.

on edit: He might not have been the first man to cheat in the Primaries to win but he was clearly on par with the puppet prince we have now.


I think he hinted recently that he uncovered some huge information concerning Lincoln and that period of history, and that he was working on a book or two.

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And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
The following I could not have said better myself.:



THank you sunnyboy… those are kind and encouraging words

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Happy Thanksgiving all…going to bed (exhausted and I have dishpan hands)…Happy Thanksgiving.:blush:


Happy thanksgiving to you as well! Thank you both for all that you do for this community. We are all blessed to have you both to help educate and enlighten in this crazy world we live in!