Happy New Year 2020 to all Americans

May God bless us all and make us get along with each other for the next 12 months.

Happy New Year Sree, for auld lang syne. But don’t expect me to agree with you about much, NOT IN 2020, anyway.

Disagreement is not the issue. It is conflict that is the deal breaker. Do you agree?

Do you drink, Tim? I am having a glass of champagne. New Year’s Eve. Nearly killed the dog when the cork went POP!!

I am pouring you a glass. It’s what the Chinese do for ancestors in absentia.

Cheers!

How about this? I will vigorously disagree with you in 2020. Thanks for honoring me like a Chinese ancestor. I am glad your dog survived the celebration.

Happy New Year to all persons of good will! May all good deeds be returned with interest!

Having a rare glass of white zinfandel and feeling just peachy…hehe.

Obviously, the Chinese don’t accept Darwin’s Theory. They venerate their ancestors. They wouldn’t be into ancestor worship if they believed that their forebears were apes. While the East looks to the past for wisdom, the West looks to the future for evermore knowledge. Who is getting it wrong?

Obviously, the Chinese don’t accept Darwin’s Theory. They venerate their ancestors. They wouldn’t be into ancestor worship if they believed that their forebears were apes.
You're being silly. ancestor worship is not about looking back in time millions of years, its about human dynasty. But it does demonstrate your inability to see beyond your apparent bubble.

Why do you have a problem with apes in your lineage? I don’t understand why it threatens your sense of SELF. Can you explain it?

For instance, by using that analogy it’s like your oblivious to that lineage going so much further back and down than your dreaded apes, all the way down rat like creatures and further to fishies and them some creepy flat worm. Get what I’m saying - what’s your hang up with the Ape part?

 

You are funny Sree

https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2009/jul/01/evolution

Oh and cheers to all of you also. Best for 2020.

Tim I had a whole thing written up scolding you about your careless campaign bottle handling, but hey it’s the season. still Be careful out there, those projectiles are … The daddy and onetime waiter. Besides, if you spend a lot of money on a bottle, pop is the last thing you want. You fold that napkin over the cork, holding the other end just so, then slowly twist off the cork off, allowing the pressure to work with you, but not allowing it to overcome your hold on the cork.

No “POP” is actually the sign of success because you’ve just managed to keep all those crazy expensive bubbles inside the wine and with careful pouring inside your respective glasses. That’s where you get to savor the visual, aromatic, taste and tactile sensation. As the blind monk said, “Dear god I see the stars within this wine. Thanks be!”

Oops, guess I did it after all. :wink:

Time for me to watch football with the gang. I found an excellent sign off for today January 1.

Write4U Happy New Year to all persons of good will! May all good deeds be returned with interest!

Having a rare glass of white zinfandel and feeling just peachy……hehe.


Thanks and right back at you.

Citizen: “You fold that napkin over the cork, holding the other end just so, then slowly twist off the cork off, allowing the pressure to work with you, but not allowing it to overcome your hold on the cork.”

Napkin over the cork? God wouldn’t approve. I am Catholic, Tim. We do it natural.

If you want to waste champagne, that’s up to you. (Though I think some varieties are endangered by Climate Change).

I would suggest however that when you try to open a bottle, you aim AWAY from any precious living creature.

Speaking of Chinese ancestors, how about Peking Man using fire 600,000 years ago?

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/use-fire-peking-man-goes-back-600000-years-chinese-scientists-020450

 

Oh, here is a cute couple. They’re Australopithecus, mate. “Don’t you worry about those dingos, Lula. I won’t let them eat you.”