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  • Winning over China: Trump's 5 year old granddaughter sings New Year Greeting in Mandarin

    02/03/2017 1:16:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/03/2017 | By SIMON HOLMES and CHRIS SPARGO
    Winning over China: Donald Trump's five-year-old granddaughter becomes 'friendship messenger' after video for her singing in Mandarin takes the country by storm Ivanka Trump attended a lunar new year party at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DCShe went with her daughter Arabella as the guest of China's ambassador to the United States, Cui TiankaiIvanka posted a new video of Arabella performing a song in Mandarin on Thursday to her Instagram page The 5-year-old started learning Mandarin when she was just 18 months oldSome web users praised the Trump family for the idea while others said they wanted a greeting...
  • Make the Best Out of the Year of Rooster

    01/28/2017 8:38:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2017 | Helen Raleigh
    By now, many people in the West have long recovered from their New Year's Eve hangovers. But for many people in East Asia, especially in China, the real new year just arrived and the most significant new year celebrations just started.  Of course, I'm referring to the Chinese New Year. The date of Chinese New Year is determined by a traditional Chinese lunar calendar, which is based on the lunar cycles, aka the phases of the moon.  Like many things in China, the lunar calendar has been around for a long time (I'm talking about thousands of years). Traditional Chinese...
  • 10 Year-End Stories Exposing the Hearts of Darkness of the Alt-Left

    01/01/2017 11:58:48 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 16 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 1, 2017 | JP
    1. The Obama family’s final White House “Christmas” card actually made no mention of Christmas for the eighth straight year the first family has resided at 1600 Pennsylvania. We can only surmise that, while President Obama maintains he is a Christian, neither he, nor the first lady, nor their two daughters believed Jesus was the reason for the season. 2. Following last week’s death of actress Carrie Fisher and, the very next day, mother Debbie Reynolds, actor Charlie Sheen, who is HIV positive, who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, who has multiple arrests on domestic violence and...
  • New Year's Eve Facts 2017: Traditions And Trivia To Share

    12/31/2016 2:31:27 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    IBTimes ^ | December 31st, 2016 | Julia Glum
    "In Spain, revelers wear red underwear on New Year's Eve for good luck. They also eat a dozen grapes at midnight." (NOTE: my favorite, heh)
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make ‘Tablet’, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celt’s recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet: http://dalecaldersblog.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-tablet-for-hogmanay-stories.htmlhttp://wildeyedsoutherncelt.com/traditional-scottish-tablet/************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...
  • ***THE LAST OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD OF 2016***

    12/30/2016 8:10:41 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 74 replies
    Who's ready to end this year with some silliness?
  • Anderson Cooper's "P" Moment

    10/18/2016 6:38:07 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 8 replies
    I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, so thought I'd remind one and all. At the second Trump-Clinton debate, Anderson Cooper was a moderator. Trump missed a golden opportunity to really take one to the media. The liberal media is having a ball with Trump's use of the "P" word. But Anderson Cooper had his "P" moment too on live television. I would have loved to see Anderson's face and the media reaction had Trump reminded the national audience that in 2013 during the New Year's Eve countdown in Times Square on CNN, Kathy Griffin ( not Kathy Lee Griffin )...
  • Paris to celebrate New Year under high surveillance (Muslim tradition - burning cars)

    12/27/2015 3:40:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    France 24 via MSN ^ | 12/27/15 | Avi Davis
    The traditional New Year's Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees will be the first large assembly to be sanctioned in Paris since France's state of emergency started in November. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather on Paris's Champs-Elysees to celebrate the "Reveillon," as the French call December 31. But after a year that started with the Charlie Hebdo attacks and ended with the November 13 shooting and bomb attacks that killed 130 people, it was unclear whether New Year celebrations in Paris would go ahead as usual. France has been under a state of emergency since November 13, and...
  • Iran’s president wishes Jews a happy new year, in Hebrew

    09/14/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 13 Sept 2015 | Sara Miller
    Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei may be urging the Jewish state’s extinction and anticipating its demise, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani still took time Sunday to wish the Jewish people a happy new year, just in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. ...
  • Will the Real January 1st Please Stand Up? A Homily for New Years

    01/01/2015 8:20:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-01-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Will the Real January 1st Please Stand Up? A Homily for New Years By: Msgr. Charles PopeThis feast day, of January 1, is a very complex tapestry, both culturally in liturgically. Perhaps we can use the second reading by St. Paul to the Galatians as a way to weave through some of the many details. We can look at it in three parts.I. The Chronology of our celebration. The text from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians says, When the fullness of time had come…Most people, both in the wider culture and in the Church are going about today...
  • “Alas, Alas for the Great City!” An Urgent Plea for Prayer at the New Year!

    12/31/2014 8:27:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 100 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “Alas, Alas for the Great City!” An Urgent Plea for Prayer at the New Year! By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe are very close to the new year, 2015 AD. And most of us at the new year have it in mind to pray for the future year not only for ourselves, but also for our family, country, and culture. With that in mind, there is something of an admonition to us all that I would share from Scripture. For while we look to the new year with hope, we do well to soberly assess the warnings of God that are seemingly...
  • France sees fall in New Year's Eve car-burnings (only 940 fires)

    01/04/2015 2:01:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/01/2015 | staff
    Some 12% fewer cars were set alight on Wednesday compared with 2013, in a measure of what has effectively become an annual event in French suburbs since riots in 2005 in Paris and elsewhere. The number of vehicles torched fell from 1,067 a year ago to 940, the interior ministry said in a statement. Security was high in France overnight following a series of street attacks. While the car-burning can be easily traced back to 2005, some correspondents say the idea of burning cars as a form of protest in France dates back into the 1990s.
  • Don Mashak's Suggested 2015 New Year's Resolutions

    01/05/2015 8:26:12 AM PST · by DonMashak · 2 replies
    Don Mashak ^ | 1/5/2015 | Don Mashak
    2014 Saw the public exposure and admission by Progressives of the true natural of the philosophy of Government. Progressive Professor Jonathan Gruber was caught on Video and Audio mocking the alleged ignorance of the American masses. (You review this here: We've been Grubered). Essentially Progressive Jonathan Gruber openly and brazenly exposed our Progressive Government's belief system. That belief system being that "Progressive Educated Elites have the right and duty to lie to the American Public because rank and file Americans are allegedly too stupid to know what good for them." This writer exposed that Progressive belief system in this article...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/02/2015 6:55:36 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    It's 2015So....here are some calendars to start the year
  • Finally, Some Realistic 2015 Resolutions Anyone Can Stick To!

    12/31/2014 6:24:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 22 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 12-31-2014 | Mary Kirchhoff
    Every year many of us do it. Make those same, predictable, boring resolutions. We keep making these same resolutions year after year...and don't stick with them, so I’ve come up with a more reasonable list of resolutions for 2015. 1. Eat more carbs. You’re going to anyway. Why suffer without bread, potatoes, and for God’s sake, even orange juice. We all like our carbs and you should be sure you include them in every meal. You’ve been eating them all along, and you probably don’t weigh 400 pounds, so who cares? 2.Forget exercising. You’ll waste your money joining a gym...
  • POPE STRESSES STRENGTH, COURAGE, HOPE IN NEW YEAR

    01/02/2014 3:49:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 2, 2014 | Francis D'Emilio
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other's differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers.
  • New Year festivities banned in Saudi Arabia

    12/31/2013 3:59:21 AM PST · by Altenkrug · 19 replies
    arabianbusiness.com ^ | Dec 30, 2013
    Saudi religious police warn against celebrating New Year’s Eve Monday, 30 December 2013 10:50 AM Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned that “punitive measures” will be taken against those who celebrated New Year’s Eve on December 31, Arabic daily Okaz reported. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vices (Haia) based its warning on a religious edict issued by the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars banning such celebrations, the newspaper said. The conservative Islamic kingdom follows the Muslim lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, which stems from the Christian religion. Its new year is based...
  • 2014 New Year’s Resolution for all True Patriots

    01/01/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by DonMashak · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/31/2013 | Don Mashak
    For about 5 years now, various Americans from across the political spectrum have talked about taking back their country and restoring strict adherence to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Patriots; There has been a lot of talk, not much action and even less success. In truth, there has been an even further erosion of our liberties as our government continues to expand its power and because less transparent and accountable to WE THE PEOPLE. With that perspective, it seems essential that WE THE PEOPLE commit to a 2014 New Years Resolution focused on turning back this erosion of our...
  • Conservative New Year's Resolutions

    01/01/2014 4:39:26 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 3 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    Rightwingpatriot.com would like to wish everyone a happy new year. Let us hope and pray that some sanity is restored to our country in the upcoming year and that, as a nation, we can alter our downward course and set ourselves back onto the path of prosperity and liberty. Let us make a new year's resolution to work harder to support and elect conservatives to all levels of government: local, state, and federal. We need to kick out of office those who do not hold to conservative principles and seek to limit the size and scope of governmental power. Once...
  • Five Mainstream Republican Resolutions for 2014

    12/31/2013 1:39:14 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 31, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Every New Year’s, we write personal lists of resolutions for ourselves. Lose the weight, advance the career, learn a skill, write that book. A good concept, especially if we really do accomplish some of them! But the problems America faces today aren’t going to be resolved that way. We are being impoverished by a leviathan state, and problems caused by government action can only be solved by government action. There’s no point in my proposing any resolutions to the Democratic Party; as a non-member, I have no right to expect them to listen to me. But as a lifelong Republican,...