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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 ^ | 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:************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...

    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...

    01/02/2015 6:55:36 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    It's 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...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | January 1, 2014 | RightWingPatriot 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,...
  • Celebrate New Year’s at Applebee’s — for $375 Per Person

    12/30/2013 1:56:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 30, 2013 | Charles Passy
    But once a year, Applebee’s goes high-end. The chain’s franchise-owned restaurant in the heart of New York’s Times Square offers a $375-a-person New Year’s Eve bash that’s billed as “a night to remember.” (Those under 12 can get in for $250.)
  • Controversial Float Spurs Call to Boycott 'Tournament of Roses' Parade (Video)

    12/30/2013 7:55:49 AM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-30-2013 | TRN
    The same Disney that suspended 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson from its A&E network for expressing his religious views about homosexuality (until being forced to reverse it after a massive viewer revolt), clearly has no problem pushing the homosexual agenda in the faces of millions of Americans who watch the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on its ABC network on New Year's Day. That's right. Two Los Angeles men plan to celebrate their "gay marriage" on a float in this year's parade in Pasadena, California. The move has understandably sparked controversy and even a boycott. Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42,...
  • The Great New Year Stampede: Americans Rushing to beat Obamacare and gun bans.

    01/03/2013 7:07:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a New Year stampede developing that we have not seen for a long time. Gun stores are swamped with panicking customers. They are looking for handguns, semiautomatic rifles, and as much ammunition as they can afford. But buyers are not just camouflaged hunters, conspiracy theorists, and gun hoarders. Instead, many of those purchasing firearms and ammo are so-called ordinary people, convinced that this administration will soon begin to centrally register — and then ban — far more than assault rifles. There were probably lots of reasons why Adam Lanza shot 26 innocent children and adults at Sandy Hook...
  • Let Not Our Hearts Be Troubled in 2013

    01/01/2013 9:36:18 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 1, 2012 | JP
    Elizabeth, a 13-year-old British girl, had a favorite poem, which was published in a small book, titled “The Desert,” which was authored by a hardly-known poetess, Minnie Louise Haskins. “Lilebet,” as the young lass was affectionate known by her family, so loved the poem that she shared it with her father. And he, in turn, shared it with all of Britannia. You see Lilibet’s dad was King George VI. And in a 1939 broadcast, marking the holiday season, he read aloud the poem his daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth II, entrusted to him. Haskins’ Spirit-filled prose resonated with the British...
  • Key West Drops Drag Queen to Start 2013

    01/01/2013 4:34:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | January 1, 2013
    Key West Florida rings in the New Year by dropping a drag queen, who rides down in a high heeled shoe. "Sushi," as she calls herself, has been doing this for 16 years.
  • Town may use road kill for possum drop

    12/31/2012 7:07:55 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 | AP
    A New Year's Eve possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny western North Carolina town will go on this year, with one big change: It won't involve a live possum.
  • Puncture the cocoon of denial

    01/02/2012 3:32:02 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/2/12 | Mark Steyn
    Ring out the new, ring in the old. No, hang on, that should be the other way around, shouldn't it? Not as far as 2011 was concerned. The year began with a tea-powered Republican caucus taking control of the House of Representatives and pledging to rein in spendaholic government. It ended with President Obama making a pro forma request for a mere $1.2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling. This will raise government debt to $16.4 trillion – a new world record! If only until he demands the next debt-ceiling increase in three months' time. At the end of 2011,...
  • A Gloomy New Year's Forecast

    01/02/2012 7:33:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/02/2012 | Irwin Seltzer
    Now that you have read the results of the various economic forecasting models that have served so many so badly in recent years—they are predicting the U.S. economy will grow in 2012 at an annual rate of between 1.5 percent and 2 percent—let me offer an alternative way of looking at things. It is called ‘pick your if.’ If you believe that the recent decision of the European Central Bank to make unlimited cash available to eurozone banks for the next three years, and that the meeting next week of German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicholas Sarkozy will...
  • New Year's Thoughts

    12/31/2011 8:23:19 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    Me | NOW | Moi
    “In my end is my beginning.” – T.S. Eliot, East Coker As we come to the end of another year, we remember that endings are merely beginnings, as Eliot reminds us. “In my end is my beginning” is the final phrase of his poem East Coker, second of the Four Quartets. We are reminded that for the new to come in, the old must be released. So as we enter a new year, a new experience, we remember to stand in the field of possibility. A new year is an opportunity to begin again. In Rent, Jonathan Larson reminds us...
  • New Year's Thoughts

    12/31/2011 8:22:58 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    Me | NOW | Moi
    “In my end is my beginning.” – T.S. Eliot, East Coker As we come to the end of another year, we remember that endings are merely beginnings, as Eliot reminds us. “In my end is my beginning” is the final phrase of his poem East Coker, second of the Four Quartets. We are reminded that for the new to come in, the old must be released. So as we enter a new year, a new experience, we remember to stand in the field of possibility. A new year is an opportunity to begin again. In Rent, Jonathan Larson reminds us...
  • Happy New Year and Thanks To All Of You (Video Vanity)

  • Samoa Moves West on International Dateline [44 miles = 1 Day]

    12/29/2011 4:00:58 PM PST · by SES1066 · 12 replies
    Fox News Special Report
    The South Pacific Nation of Somoa is moving the International Dateline from west of their country to east as of their local midnight. Friday, December 30 2011, will not occur in that country.
  • OK It's time for a prediction thread, This time a 2fer!

    12/29/2011 1:18:23 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 55 replies
    29 Dec 2011 | US Navy Vet
    So what will the Washington Post's Headline be the day BEFORE Election 2012? The day AFTER?
  • Kathy Griffin to Co-host CNN's New Year's Eve Show

    12/20/2011 7:08:48 AM PST · by Baynative · 61 replies
    Newsbusters blog ^ | 12/19/11 | Noel Sheppard
    “Get ready, America. Pull up a chair and a box of your finest wine, because you’ve never seen a New Year’s Eve show like this,” said Griffin. “Kathy Griffin scares me. I’ve said this often to CNN management directly and through my attorneys,” joked Cooper.
  • Chinese Year of the Rabbit Begins

    02/03/2011 9:54:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies ^ | 3 Feb 2011 | unattributed
    Chinese Year of the Rabbit officially comes today, or it already came Wednesday due to a 12-hour time difference between the U.S. and China. Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival according to the literal translation of its Chinese name, is the most significant holiday for more than one quarter of the world's population. It begins on the first day of the first month of the lunar - lunisolar more accurately - calendar, based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon by ancient Chinese astrologists. Though the exact date of Chinese...
  • 2011's young, its guidebook reliable

    01/17/2011 10:35:22 AM PST · by kathsua
    Hutchinson News ^ | 1/05/11 | Doris Schroeder
    Look at me: I have only arrived in this place called a world for a few days and I have much to learn. I keep looking around more and more and am trying to figure out what is going on. When I came into the world, there were bright lights all around me and people dressed in many colors, if that's what you call it. ----------advertisement----------- They were all watching me, and so I did the only thing I knew how to do: I cried. I heard something called "the news" in the background and that really scared me, so...
  • New Year's resolution for America: stop the fiscal insanity

    01/04/2011 10:44:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Review Messenger ^ | 01/04/2011 | Prof. Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    As we enter the New Year, the financial landscape is littered with essentially bankrupt governments. Governments at every level are in dire financial straits. During the last decade’s governmental spending binge, total state and municipal bond debt has nearly doubled to almost $3 trillion, while federal debt rose over 150 percent from under $6 trillion to almost $14 trillion. Several dozen cities, including Harrisburg, Los Angeles, and Detroit, teeter on the brink of insolvency. Municipal bonds, once considered ultra-safe, are approaching junk status. State governments from coast to coast are broke. From Republican Governor Chris Christie’s New Jersey on the...
  • My Top Ten 2010 news stories, and a flibbertigibbet media

    01/03/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-01-10 | Mataharley
    'toon by Hungarian caricature artist, Zsoldos. View more of his works here!2010 brought us lots of notable events... some legitimate news, with proper and balanced coverage on the events... i.e. the drama and joy of the Chilean miner rescues, the eruption of the Iceland volcano that brought many a Euro airport to a standstill, Kagen's nomination to SCOTUS, N. Korea torpedoes a S. Korean warship, McChrystal's resignation following his Rolling Stone interview, and Juan Williams getting canned from NPR. But when you have 24/7 cable news channels... most just replaying the same storylines but with different talking heads... there are...
  • Predictions: 2011

    01/03/2011 9:02:20 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 3, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As we put 2010 into the history books, here's a few things to look for over the next 12 months: Katie Couric will say something stupid. Maybe she was still riding high from all the back-slaps she got for her 'interview' with Sarah Palin. Maybe she was reading her own press clippings. Maybe she's just an idiot in way over her head as a news anchor. Whatever the cause, there is no one in the journalistic world who can be relied on to spew eye-rollers more than Couric. She closed out 2010 with her now infamous suggestion that there be...
  • Putin says Russian officials must spend dark New Year's Eve

    01/01/2011 8:40:24 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 31, 2010
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday three top Russian officials should spend New Year's Eve in the dark after failing to fulfill their promise to repair damaged power lines. "You said everything would be fine by 1800 (1500 GMT)," Russia's de facto number one said in nationally televised comments to the three. "You should not have said anything if you were not sure," he added during a meeting that included the governor of the Moscow region as well as federal energy minister and the head of the local power utility. The televised comments were followed an hour later by news...
  • Anno Domini—The Significance of New Years

    01/01/2011 2:39:01 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 17 replies
    MSMB ^ | January 1, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    It’s 11:59pm and the countdown begins. We are about to transition out of the current year and enter into the New Year. Anticipation runs through. We are about to start something new. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!!!! Bands all across the world play the timeless classic song, “Auld Lang Syne,” and people everywhere go in to the new year with a set of goals to help better their lives, and at least some form of willingness to hopefully eliminate some of the bad habits that drag them down and take the focus...
  • Happy New Year FR!

    12/31/2010 9:00:14 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 109 replies
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  • New Years Resolution Thread! (pure 100% unadultured VANITY thread!)

    12/31/2010 9:12:59 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 60 replies
    Мой мозг | 1/1/11 | Self
    Post them if you got them.
  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2010 1:02:34 PM PST · by Allegra · 97 replies
    A Leaky Trailer in Baghdad | Little Ol' Me
    I know I'm not the very first FReeper to see 2011 come in, but I beat a lot of y'all in the US (neener, neener) and just wanted to post a fun, albeit completely useless vanity thread. (I really ought to be ashamed, but sorry to say, I feel no remorse.) :-) Yes, it just became 2011 on the Weird Side of the World and so far, it doesn't hurt and I'm rather enjoying that new year smell.

    12/31/2010 7:48:04 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies
    “Top 10 2010 – 2011 New Year’s Eve Jokes” 10. 2011 is not a leap year, so … NO JUMPING!9. Auld Lang Syne inevitably gets mispronounced.8. Jumpin’ Jupiters! The Earth has spun around the Sun one more time. Hooray!7. New Year’s Eve is like a box of surprises. You never know if you’ll get any chocolates.6. Be a Rebel: Celebrate the Old Year.5. The End of the year is Nigh. That means more soon-to-be obsolete techno junk is coming your way.4. Father Time is old. Just one look at him and you could see he was long in the...
  • Kind of refreshing.. New Poll shows most will start the New Year with a Prayer..

    12/29/2010 7:34:54 PM PST · by cakid1 · 3 replies · 2+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 12-29-10 | cakid1
    How will you start the New Year? You would think the answer would be something like ..I plan to ring in the New Year with: Family.. Friends Or Celebrating.. But a new Rasmussen Reports poll shows the majority of Americans will ring in the new year with ... A prayer
  • Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan

    12/27/2010 1:01:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies · 39+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | Frank C. Girardot
    PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard. The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice. "President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to...
  • Happy New Year! 73 New Tax Hikes Take Effect

    01/12/2010 1:16:05 PM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 9 replies · 1,164+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Monday, January 4, 2010 | Ryan Ellis
    It might surprise many people to learn that not one, not two, but seventy-three new tax increases went into effect on January 1, 2010. This was the result of Congress letting temporary tax relief expire. They still have time to put the tax relief back in place before the end of the year, but they are gone for now. A complete list of them is maintained by the Joint Tax Committee. Here are some of the more recognizable tax relief which expired: * The first-time homebuyer credit ($10.8 billion) * The research and experimentation tax credit ($6.97 billion) * The...
  • N. Korea: New Year's Statement Propaganda Posters

    01/06/2010 4:05:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 840+ views
    DailyNK ^ | 01/06/10
      New Year's Statement Propaganda Posters  ▲ 'A decisive change in the people’s lives!' North Korea has released new propaganda posters related to the 2010 New Year’s Statement.  The poster of a woman and her child smiling brightly surrounded by food speaks of the main slogan of the New Year’s Statement: “Bring about a decisive change in the people’s lives by accelerating once again light industry and agriculture this year, as we look to the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Party!” ▲ 'The day of the strong and prosperous state is just around the corner,' with, at...
  • Calendar controversy; December 7 is Islamic New Year

    01/06/2010 9:14:50 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 5 replies · 851+ views
    CBS12 ^ | 1/5/10 | Summer Knowles
    December 7, 1941, the date that lives in infamy, is now causing a bit of controversy. Some people have noticed that 2010 calendars do not recognize Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, but instead