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  • The Jesse Tree

    12/08/2013 2:19:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    LoyolaPress.com ^ | 2013 | 2013 Loyola Press
     The Jesse Tree  The Jesse Tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus' birth. The Jesse Tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse Tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The ornaments of the Jesse Tree tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the...
  • Man Marries Tree in Argentina's Capital

    11/15/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    KXAN ^ | Monday, November 11, 2013
    An environmental activist married a tree in Argentina. Dressed in a crisp white suit and blue hat, Richard Torres carried a bouquet as the wedding party approached his "bride-to-be in one of the capital's main parks on Sunday. The Peruvian actor and activist read vows and was given a ring. He even gave the tree a kiss to keep the ceremony authentic. Torres said the spectacle was intended to draw attention to environmental issues. While this is the actor's first ecological event outside of Peru, he said it's the start of his championing of the environment and plans to take...
  • Bear in the tree (Youtube)

    06/20/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-19-2013 | Jeffrey Moffatt
    So you want to bear hunt in Alberta, Canada?? Better pack extra underwear!!
  • Florida Man Left Beaten, Robbed and Nude During First Date: Deputies

    06/18/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
    <p>Shaun Paul Williams, 34, was found by deputies as he was walking on the side of the roadway nude and disoriented, the sheriffs report said.</p> <p>A North Florida man is recovering after being beaten, robbed, forced to strip naked and abandoned during his first date with Tree, a woman he had recently met at a convenience store, according to the Flagler County Sheriffs Office.</p>
  • NM legislation to take federal lands

    02/02/2013 5:35:33 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Ruidoso News ^ | 01/31/2013 | Jim Kalvelage
    Legislation that would move the ownership and management of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in New Mexico to the state has been introduced at the Roundhouse. The Transfer of Public Lands Act is sponsored by Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, and Sen. Richard C. Martinez, D-Espanola... Herrell said New Mexico has a rich history of farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and oil drilling. "In our past we have also had a thriving timber industry that is unfortunately near nonexistent ... ... A healthy timber industry, managed responsibly by New Mexicans, would not only help our economy by creating...
  • How an Orthodox Jew might look at a Christmas Tree... (humor)

    12/23/2012 6:45:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Me | 12/23/12 | Nachum
    The Cohen family was on very good terms with their Roman Catholic neighbours, the O'Briens. In fact, little Yaakov Cohen and Christopher O'Brien from next door would play together from time to time. Or at least they used to. Well, one late December's day, Duncan O'Brien came storming in to the Cohen's house holding poor Yaakov by the ear. "Your son is not going near my Chris again; he just has no respect for us and our religion!" "What's the matter; what did he do?" enquired Mr. Cohen. "I'll tell you" said Duncan "he saw our Christmas tree and started...
  • Senior home Christmas tree ban touches nerve about religious diversity, tolerance

    12/09/2012 2:35:53 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies
    The Willits News ^ | 12/07/2012 | Mariecar Mendoza
    News of Newhall seniors protesting the removal of a Christmas tree from their community room this week because, they said they were told, it was a religious symbol prompted a national outcry -- a collective bah humbug from Christmas defenders. It was, many said, another example of the so-called "war on Christmas" and political correctness run amok. The issue isn't new, but the debate over appropriate public demonstrations of traditionally religious holidays has now spread beyond blatant symbols like the cross and Nativity scenes to the unassuming Christmas tree. Chalk it up to the melting pot, experts say. "The country...
  • Seniors decry ban on Christmas tree in their complex in Newhall

    12/06/2012 7:27:42 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 12/06/2012 | Mariecar Mendoza
    Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it's a religious symbol. On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas. The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it's given such a directive to staff. On Wednesday, two dozen residents in the 75-resident complex gathered in the lobby to place a neon green sign that read: "Please Save Our...
  • Tree Trimming Gone Bad! (Graphic)

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2fe_1348111302 This guy had all the right tools but not the knowledge.
  • Can traditional schools learn a lesson from charters' efficiency? [Charters want say in lawsuit]

    08/19/2012 3:34:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | August 18, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Harmony Public Schools appears to have cracked the code. The charter school system, with 38 campuses across Texas and more than 23,000 students, regularly produces students who excel at math, science and engineering. And they do it on a shoestring. Harmony's five schools in Austin spent $7,923 per student in 2010-11 on operating expenses, almost $1,600 less than the Austin school district and about $800 less than the statewide average. Harmony's schools have also consistently beat the rest of the state on standardized test scores even while educating about the same proportion of students considered at risk of dropping out....
  • Crane topples in Bethesda familys yard

    07/09/2012 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2012 | Meredith Somers
    The week had been difficult enough for the Weinberger family after a rare derecho storm knocked out power to their Bethesda home for four nights and an enormous oak tree had been toppled by the wind into their roof. And that was before a heavy duty crane tipped over in their yard. We had a lovely driveway, a beautiful lawn you could host Wimbledon on, said Lauren Weinberger with a laugh, as she chatted by phone on Sunday.
  • Climategate Continues

    05/24/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler
    Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days ago.And central to the newest story is one of the Climategate scientists: Keith Briffa, an expert in reconstructing historical temperature records from tree rings. More particularly, the recent scandal involves a tree-ring record Briffa prepared for a...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House

    05/06/2012 6:02:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012
    National Christmas Tree has died near White House Published May 05, 2012 FoxNews.com Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed. The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011. The tree replaced one that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978 but was destroyed by high winds in February 2011. Workers were removing the dead tree...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House.

    05/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.</p> <p>The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011.</p>
  • Henry County crash victims identified, shooting suspect still on the loose

    05/01/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    The Henry County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the four people killed in a crash that followed a shooting in Collinsville Saturday. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Manesha Ward, 21-year-old Takea Turner, 19-year-old Lamar Ward, and 6-month old Lazarius Woods.
  • Falling tree branch kills man at New Jersey nudist camp

    04/28/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2012 | Helen Pow
    A tree-removal worker was killed yesterday when a 40 pound, four foot long branch fell on him at a New Jersey nudist colony. The Tamke Tree Experts staffer had been working with a crew to remove a large tree at the Sky Farm Nudist Club when the limb fell 70 feet to land on top of him.
  • How not to cut down a tree

    03/19/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3-19-12
    YouTube footage has emerged of an amateur lumberjack attempting to chop down a huge evergreen tree just a few feet away from his house - with disastrous consequences. In the amusing video the sound of four large wedges being driven into the trunk echo out as a man takes to the tree armed with only an axe. Seconds later the creaking and groaning of timber can be heard as the giant conifer slowly crashes down directly onto the one story house beside it. The axeman, realising that he has felled the tree onto the roof of his own home seems...
  • Charges in burning of 3,500-year-old Fla tree (smoking meth inside)

    03/09/2012 5:44:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/28/12
    <p>LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a central Florida woman is in jail, charged with setting a fire that burned one of the world's oldest cypress trees.</p>
  • U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Pays Homage to ObamaBut Not Jesus

    12/19/2011 7:13:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/19/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The 63-foot Sierra White Fir lighted at the U.S. Capitol Grounds on Dec. 6 as the official 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree includes a prominently displayed ornament paying homage to President Barack Obama, but includes no ornament readily visible to a person standing near the tree's base that uses the word “Christmas,” or includes an image of the Nativity, or bears the name or image of Jesus Christ. On the north side of the tree--at a height of about 4 feet and easily visible to people standing near it---there is an ornament that says: “I ♥ President Obama.”
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    12/16/2011 4:39:41 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 80 replies
    There....my lights are hung Now to come up with some Christmas Tree ideas: Two Idiotic Reactions to Freezing Weather: [Don't try these at home] 1) This is a true story about John Porter, from New York State, USA, whose pipes in his home froze one winter. Anxious to unfreeze them, Mr Porter backed his car up to an open window so that the exhaust would warm up the house.A little while later and Porter, his wife and their three children had to be rushed to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.2) George Gibbs, from Columbus, Ohio, suffered second-degree...