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IQ: Horn of plenty

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This is the time of year when walking down marketplace streets, bundled in sweaters and mittens, seems nothing short of magical. Nighttime drives through wooded neighborhoods bring blankets of colored frosty lights, and there's always that warmth that marks winter as a time when, through the cold, people come together. There's a lot to be thankful for, but if you ask me, that should come every day. Thanksgiving is a tradition wrought from gathering and sharing, and to borrow from Martha Stewart, that's a good thing.

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Michael Velez
Art dealer
Neighborhood: Downtown

What additives will be in your Thanksgiving turkey? I don't know, I'd have to ask a couple people. Whoever cooks turkey for me.

Who are you most thankful didn't get elected president? Buchanan, definitely. I heard some of the things he said, and it shocked me, what he was saying.

Does overeating merit the medical use of marijuana? No, not for that. I'm sure there's better ways than that. Instead of buying marijuana and food, just buy food.

How much money do you spend on Thanksgiving? $50.

What about Christmas? Probably $600.

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Doug Jowdy
Psychologist
Neighborhood: Downtown

What additives will be in your Thanksgiving turkey? None that I know of.

Who are you most thankful didn't get elected president? Although I think Nader has got some good views, I don't think he's the man for the job.

Does overeating merit the medical use of marijuana? Actually, I don't think there's any legitimate conditions where the medical use of marijuana is warranted. I think it's more of a political move than a medical move, if you look at the research.

How much money do you spend on Thanksgiving? I'd say about $150.

What about Christmas? Too much. Depending on the year, and depending on if I'm traveling, anywhere between $500 and $1000.

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Andy Olson
Database developer
Neighborhood: Downtown

What additives will be in your Thanksgiving turkey? None.

Who are you most thankful didn't get elected president? Buchanan. I don't like his politics at all.

Does overeating merit the medical use of marijuana? No. Why would it?

How much money do you spend on Thanksgiving? 100 bucks.

What about Christmas? About 100 bucks.

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Michael Waters
Lawyer
Neighborhood: North End

What additives will be in your Thanksgiving turkey? This is what my wife deals with. I'm sure there will be some type of dressing; probably bread.

Who are you most thankful didn't get elected president? Pat Buchanan. He's just wrong.

Does overeating merit the medical use of marijuana? No. I can't see it. It's too voluntary. By the way I did vote for the medical use of marijuana.

How much money do you spend on Thanksgiving? It's mostly in groceries. Probably $75.

What about Christmas? Probably closer to $1000.

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