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  • Watch: 94-year-old great grandmother celebrates birthday with skydive

    10/25/2017 6:11:05 AM PDT · by major_gaff · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24Oct2017 | AP
    A Pennsylvania woman has celebrated her 94th birthday by going skydiving
  • Curious George Celebrates Ramadan

    07/07/2016 6:34:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/7/16 | Trey Sanchez
    The iconic American children's book character Curious George is celebrating Ramadan in one of the latest books from the 75-year-old series.It's Ramadan, Curious George was written by Pakistani-American Muslim author Hena Khan who stated she was glad the book was released during this contentious election season, particularly with Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslim immigration. "There's a very dangerous narrative being spread about Muslims and inaccurate things being said," Khan said. "[The book] comes at the right time in terms of trying to promote understanding and tolerance." Khan has already written two children's books about Islam, according to...
  • Michelle Celebrates an Iranian Holiday at the White House

    03/12/2015 9:51:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/12/15 | Keith Koffler
    No no no no no no no no no. No no no no no. This is not how you do it. This is not how you deal with the Iranians. Wednesday, Mrs. Obama celebrated at the White House something called Nowruz, the Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year. There are somewhere between half a million and a million Iranian Americans in the United States, about the same as the number of Lithuanian Americans. Where’s the White House Lithuanian American holiday celebration? No, this is not about Nowruz. This is a clear attempt to...
  • Spain Celebrates The "End Of The Recession" With 54% Youth Unemployment, Highest Since January

    07/01/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/01/14 | Tyler Durden
    According to the just released European employment data for May, total Spain unemployment remained unchanged in May at 25.1%, while youth unemployment has actually risen to 54.0% - the highest since January! That's ok though: aside from the facts, onc is welcome to "believe" whatever headlines one wants to believe. And speaking of "recovery", here is what unemployment across Europe looked like as of May.
  • Obama celebrates Cinco de Mayo at White House (Video)

    05/05/2014 5:41:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/5/14 | Reuters Videos
    U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the White House, calling for comprehensive immigration reform. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • General Mills celebrates LGBT Pride with Lucky Charms-inspired campaign

    06/30/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT · by Salman · 79 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    Lucky Charms is perhaps the perfect cereal to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride since it already includes a rainbow. General Mills and advertising agency McCann Always On saw their chance and used the colorful marshmallow as the face of their #LuckytoBe campaign, which asks people to use the hashtag to post pictures and tweets about what makes them, well, lucky. "We're celebrating Pride month with whimsical delight, magical charms, and two new rainbow marshmallows," the company said on the campaign website. "If you're lucky enough to be different, we're celebrating you."
  • Fort celebrates 238th Army birthday Fort celebrates 238th Army birthday

    06/15/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday was a special day for any member of the U.S. Army, but Spc. Shinece Canady’s experience likely takes the cake. “It’s a great day. Not only is it the Army’s birthday but it’s the day that I re-enlisted,” Canady said. She also made the birthday cake served to her fellow members of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) at the Thunderbird Dining Facility, a duty that required several early mornings of meticulous decorating for the novice cake-maker. “I really love the Army,” she said. “I get to do two of my passions at the same time,...
  • Obama Celebrates Mother's Day With Free Birth Control (+video)

    05/11/2013 11:19:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | 5/11/13 | Joe Miller
    Obama celebrates Mother’s Day by promoting the federal government’s policy of providing free contraception. Here’s the tweet sent out by the White House:
  • Obama Celebrates Roe vs. Wade Decision, 54 Million Abortions

    01/22/2012 12:12:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/22/12 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama, today, release a statement celebrating the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that allowed for 54 million abortions. The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the country, and made abortions legal and virtually unlimited. The statement Obama release says: As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed...
  • Whole Foods Celebrates, Monetizes Ramadan

    08/01/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Thanks to a new social media-centered marketing campaign, Whole Foods will become the first national retail chain to celebrate Ramadan. Whole Foods has become the first prominent supermarket chain to run a Ramadan marketing campaign--and they're hoping Muslim customers will return the favor as they break fast. Even though Muslims traditionally forego meals during the day, lavish evening Ramadan meals could mean big bucks for the natural foods giant ... as well as brand loyalty from a demographic not traditionally courted by megastore advertising. Whole Foods is teaming up with Halal frozen entree brand Saffron Road (who sell a variety...
  • Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

    12/02/2010 5:25:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House on the second night of the Jewish festival of lights. The celebration occurred in the East Room Thursday, where guests recited traditional prayers while lighting candles in a menorah lent by a congregation in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Serbfest celebrates century of Serbian culture in St. Louis

    08/08/2010 6:57:02 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 6 replies ^ | 8/8/10 | Paige Varner
    Serbfest celebrates Serbian traditions and Eastern Orthodox beliefs. But the priest at Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, which was established a century ago, also made a point Saturday to express his love of the United States. "The more you know about America, the more you love it," the Rev. Radomir Chkautovich, who fled socialist Yugoslavia in 1963, said with an accent. Chkautovich, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and chaplain, regularly leads tours of his church during Serbfest to explain its history and Serbian traditions....
  • Kagan celebrates with Obama, to be sworn Saturday

    08/06/2010 8:34:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/10 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – A beaming Elena Kagan and President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated her imminent ascension to the Supreme Court with jokes and references to the irreverent sense of humor she put on display during her Senate confirmation hearing. An audience in the East Room of the White House, filled with Kagan's friends and extended family, along with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy, screamed with joy and applauded as Obama introduced "Justice Elena Kagan." Kagan, 50, holds the title of U.S. solicitor general for one more day.
  • Sweden celebrates royal wedding

    06/19/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT · by chickadee · 49 replies · 1,035+ views
    al jazeera ^ | June 19, 2010
    The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is set to tie the knot with Daniel Westling, her former personal trainer, in the country's long-awaited royal wedding. More than 1,000 guests, including royalties from around the world, were expected to attend the ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral on Saturday. Security was tight in the capital, with 7,000 security personell deployed, the biggest security operation ever in the Scandinavian country. The future queen's relationship with Westling, a commoner from a small town, has been under close scrutiny since it got known to the public eight years ago.
  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Marine Celebrates ‘My Life’ Day of Recovery

    11/18/2008 3:59:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Wounded Warrior Files ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2008 – Some people join the military for the educational opportunities, or for the travel benefits. Others join for the challenge. Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel Kachmar returned to active duty after being seriously wounded in Iraq in August 2005. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Seeking that challenge was the main motivator for one young Marine who joined the Corps in January 2002. Staff Sgt. Daniel Kachmar, who grew up in Pittsburgh, said he had a calling to join the Marine Corps. “I needed some direction in my life so I joined the Marine...
  • Big cheese carving celebrates U.S. Independence Day

    07/03/2008 11:35:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 252+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/3/08 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sculpture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence made from a one-tonne block of cheddar cheese glistened on the sidewalk of Times Square in New York on Thursday as an artist's tribute to the Fourth of July. "It's very patriotic, using the signing of the Declaration of Independence, bringing Americans together for the Fourth," said Troy Landwehr, who carved the sculpture for cracker company Cheez-It to celebrate U.S. Independence Day. He worked eight hours a day for a week in a 40-degree cooler carving the block of Wisconsin cheddar. "The cheddar has been pasteurized...
  • America Supports You: Circus Celebrates Relationship with Military

    03/28/2008 5:04:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 218+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2008 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is proud of its bond with the military, its chairman and chief executive officer said before last night’s opening show here. Asia, one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ elephants, shows her support of the military by sporting an America Supports You dog tag, held by former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers. The duo was joined by: (from left) Mary Jo Myers; Kenneth Feld, chairman of the circus; his wife, Bonnie, and daughter Nicole Feld; and...
  • Carnegie Mellon celebrates 25th anniversary of 'smiley face'

    09/18/2007 7:43:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 351+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/18/07 | Daniel Lovering - ap
    It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-) Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes - a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message. To mark the anniversary Wednesday, Fahlman and his colleagues are starting an annual student contest for innovation in technology-assisted, person-to-person communication. The Smiley Award, sponsored by Yahoo Inc., carries a $500 cash prize. Language experts say the smiley face and other emotional icons, known as emoticons, have given people a concise...
  • 1st Cav celebrates 86th birthday

    09/14/2007 6:25:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 360+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Benjamin Gable
    Spc. William Morgan, a member of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Honor Guard, presents a sword to Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division-Baghdad, before the ceremonial cutting of a birthday cake, Sept. 13, at the Pegasus Dining Facility at Camp Liberty in western Baghdad. The First Team celebrated its 86th birthday at the filled dining facility, complete with balloons, Stetsons and steaks. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Benjamin Gable, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. CAMP LIBERTY — The 1st Cavalry Division celebrated its 86th birthday with a cake cutting ceremony and...
  • Cuba celebrates Castro's 81st birthday

    08/13/2007 8:42:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 364+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/07 | Anita Snow - ap
    HAVANA - Fireworks exploded over Havana Bay and five Cuban agents imprisoned in the United States sent greetings as ailing leader Fidel Castro turned 81 on Monday, spending his second consecutive birthday convalescing at an unknown location. There was no message from Castro, who has not appeared in public since announcing more than a year ago that he had undergone intestinal surgery and was provisionally ceding power to his younger brother Raul. The true state of his health and any future role for him in government remain uncertain. Hundreds of children from the Communist Pioneers youth group gathered Monday in...