Tell HN: Happy Thanksgiving
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The year that is drawing toward 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 even soften 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 provoke their aggressions, 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 theater of military conflict; while that theater 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 defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax 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 battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness 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, tranquility, and union.
Thanks to everyone here for kipping some sanity and wisdom in the wilderness of the Internet, thanks to dang for making it possible and thanks to the person that more than a decade ago recommended me to visit at least once per day the front page of HN. The latter definitely changed my professional career.
The opportunities that this industry has provided me.
I’m grateful for my wife.
I’m grateful for my health.
Any recipes to share?
This year my boys and I are traveling out of state to a waterpark just to try something different.
Thank you HN and thank you Dang and YC!!!
How pure and unencumbered is that?
Best thing the U.S. has come up with. (Landing on the Moon was cool too though.)
Shout out to all the talented people here and for @dang for keeping things in check.
Lastly, thank you to the users here that continually teach me new things, and for helping me see the world and myself in different ways. I'm a better person because of this site, your posts, and your comments. Stay classy out there!
Here is a well moderated safe haven for technical and business discussion, incredibly popular yet holding itself to a higher intellectual standard than the rest of the internet, where I can ask questions, share opinions, learn from others, publicise my startup or pet project and be taken seriously.
Long live Hacker News.
There has not been a bad mood that I could not eventually distract away by either reading comments or getting actively involved in some conversation here. Rarely do I walk away from a day of browsing HN without new project ideas dancing in my head.
HN has also been invaluable for validating certain technical concepts over the years. All in all, I certainly owe this community much more than it owes me.
For young people like me who are new to the tech industry, this year has been a realization that tech is anything other than "a rollercoaster that only goes up." But I am so thankful for everyone in this community, and ones like it, for bringing so much rigor, growth, and opportunity to the world. I'm thankful for my co-workers, customers, readers, and friends.
Wishing you many good times with loved ones.
I am a long-time lurker. This is the best place to know and learn about the latest and greatest. I am thankful for all the posts and comments. I echo the overall sentiment here that this is the only place on the internet where I would rather be. My day starts with HN and ends with it.
Thanks to the fantastic team at HN, which keeps everything running smoothly.
This community has inspired me to learn and build stuff – just for the heck of it.
I just wish you folks all the happiness and strength in the world.
Happy Thanksgiving ♥