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  • Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says

    11/08/2017 1:40:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies
    Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says November 8, 2017 2:45 PM CBS Local — Are you one of those people that can’t stand hearing Christmas songs months before the holiday actually arrives? Does hearing festive carols weeks before Thanksgiving only make you upset that you haven’t eaten your turkey yet? A psychologist in Great Britain says your reactions don’t make you a Grinch because too much Christmas music is actually bad for your mental health. Clinical psychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the...
  • Amazon Pulls Access to Purchased Christmas Videos During Christmas [can't watch what you paid for]

    12/21/2013 12:40:45 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    torrentfreak.com ^ | December 16, 2013
    Disney has decided to pull access to several purchased Christmas videos from Amazon during the holiday season, as the movie studio wants its TV-channel to have the content exclusively. Affected customers have seen their videos disappear from their online libraries, showing once again that not everything you buy is actually yours to keep. One of the best ways to deal with online piracy is to make content available legally. This is common knowledge by now, but copyright holders still believe that exclusivity can earn them more in the long run, even when it hurts legitimate customers. A good example of...
  • Google thinks today is "Holidays"

    12/25/2012 6:44:24 AM PST · by duckworth · 22 replies
    google ^ | 12-25-12 | duckworth
    Today is Christmas Day. Hanukkah ended nine days ago. New Years Day is seven days from now. Yet... for some explicable reason, Google thinks today is "Holidays." In their description of their Christmas day graphic, Google writes "Happy Holidays from Google." Well thanks, Google that's very nice of you. Very inclusive.
  • Occupy protests discourage Black Friday shopping

    11/25/2011 6:03:13 PM PST · by Enosh · 51 replies
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-Wall Street protesters took their message about corporate greed to Black Friday shoppers, staging demonstrations in commercial areas around California on one of the busiest days of the year for retailers and bargain-hunters.</p> <p>In San Francisco, a few dozen people in tony and touristy Union Square used signs to spread an anti-consumerism message. One, 9-year-old Jacob Hamilton, held a sign that read, “What is in your bag that’s more important than my education?”</p>
  • Atheist’s Lego Bible Banned By Sam’s Club Over Sexual Images

    11/25/2011 8:17:14 PM PST · by Just4Him · 12 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/25/2011 | Pat Dollard
    For more than 10 years, Brendan Smith has been telling the story of the Bible in a very unusual way: with Legos. Through his hit Web site and three popular books, Smith has spread the gospel of “The Brick Testament.” But now, because of what it says are concerns about “mature content,” Sam’s Club, one of the nation’s largest retailers, has banned in-store sales of the fourth book in the series, “The Brick Bible.” On his Web site, Smith’s Brick Testament contains a series of interpretations of sexually suggestive passages of the Bible, but in the latest book version, those...
  • Now We Know Which "Holiday" They Meant (Retailers Start "After Holiday Sales" on Dec 26)

    12/26/2010 9:12:42 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Hanukkah may have ended over 2 weeks ago, Kwanzaa week may have just begun, and New Years may still be 6 days away, but major retailers have once again started their "After Holiday" sales on December 26. Retailers that went to great lengths to avoid using the word Christmas, in favor of the more inclusive term "Holidays", now seem to not care that many holidays are still to come while others ended long ago. Companies such as Barnes and Nobel as well as Old navy/Gap went to such extremes to avoid using the term Christmas that they ended up being...
  • Secularists Assault on Christmas and Christianity

    12/21/2010 7:59:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2010 | Armstrong Williams
    One of the most effective ways to overturn a culture is not to take it on directly, but to undermine it gradually. If you carry out a full-frontal assault on majority opinion, people become alarmed and fight back. But when you do it slowly, step-by-step, you can make your destruction look harmless... even reasonable. That's exactly what's happening in this country. For the past half century, there has been a slow but unrelenting attack on the Christian foundations of the United States. The evidence is beyond dispute. First, secularists took prayer out of the public schools, because it "promoted religion...
  • Muslim Immigrants Get Santa Cancelled in Minnesota

    12/20/2010 11:01:28 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 179 replies · 6+ views
    Getway Pundit ^ | 12/20/10 | Jim Hoft
    (CathNews) Santa will not be visiting students in St. Peter, Minnesota this year. Muslim immigrants got him cancelled. The MinnPost reported, via Pat Dollard: Santa Claus, as portrayed by Dennis Jackson, won’t be visiting students at the Head Start classes in St. Peter this year. Jackson has made appearances the past four years at the classes for students who need help preparing for school, but this year officials said, “No, no, no.” The reason: The classes have many immigrant children who don’t celebrate Christmas, says the Mankato Free Press. Santa’s a little frosted, the paper says. It kind of burnt...
  • Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded'

    12/20/2010 7:52:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded' Christmas trees should be removed from public places to avoid making non-Christians feel “excluded”, scientists have suggested By Andy Bloxham 11:43AM GMT 20 Dec 2010 Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room. The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs. The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room...
  • Florida School Bans Christmas… And Christmas Colors

    12/02/2010 8:12:46 AM PST · by massmike · 66 replies · 3+ views
    gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com ^ | 12/02/2012 | Jim Hoft
    It begins… A Florida school not only banned Christmas but banned everything associated with Christmas including Christmas colors… Because someone might be offended.
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Let's call it the German 'Holiday' Village ("Christmas" out)

    11/30/2010 10:00:10 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | unknown | Catherine Lucey
    It's that season again, which means that for the third year in a row, the German Christmas Village has set up a cozy collection of wooden booths and tree vendors in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall. But a few shoppers noticed something amiss yesterday on the tall metal archways signaling the entrances to the shops. The archways had just one word on top - "Village." Sounds festive, eh? Read more: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20101130_Let_s_call_it_the_German__Holiday__Village.html?111029469=Y&submit=Vote&oid=2&mr=1&cid=8500281&pid=111029469#ixzz16mxvBYNI Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else
  • Barack Obama’s Latest Crackpot Claim: “Islam Has Always Been a Part of America”

    08/13/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Justaham · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-13-10 | Jim Hoft
    In his annual Ramadan statement released yesterday Barack Obama claimed that, “Islam has always been a a part of America.” From the White House website: On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God. This is a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But Ramadan is also...
  • South Brunswick schools to close for two Muslim holy days

    08/10/2010 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 10, 2010 | Tom Haydon
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK — As a Muslim growing up in East Brunswick, Atiya Aftab missed classes and had to make up school work to be with her family on two important holidays: Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. As a mother of three in South Brunswick, Aftab has seen her children go through the same thing. Until now. In a decision that sent ripples of hope across the Muslim community well beyond New Jersey, the South Brunswick Board of Education has approved school closings in the...
  • Britains Gay War on Christians

    07/19/2010 4:52:06 PM PDT · by aSeattleConservative · 1 replies
    Americans for Truth About Homosexuality ^ | 7-19-10 | aSeattleConservative
    Will Obama, like U.K.’s Tony Blair, usher in ‘gay’ tyranny in the United States? Former British P.M. Tony Blair used state power to promote the acceptance of homosexuality in the U.K. He is now working to make Christianity "gay"-affirming. By Peter LaBarbera I was sent this must-watch CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) video by my friend Gary Glenn, head of the American Family Association of Michigan. Glenn is backing a civil rights lawsuit by the Thomas More Law Center against Attorney Gen. Eric Holder over the new homosexuality/transsexuality–inclusive “hate crimes” law. This video deserves wide circulation as a warning to America....
  • 19 Depressing, Crazy and Downright Awful Nativity Scenes (Photos + Videos)

    01/03/2010 2:55:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies · 2,359+ views
    Urlesque ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Jordan
    You guys, whose fault is this? Seriously, who built these 19 hideous nativity scenes? Hmmm? No one is going to step forward? Babes and dude-babes, this is soooo not cool. We here at Urlesque have been bringing you nothing but nonstop kick-ass ultra good holiday coverage and now you go and do this. Did we do something to hurt your feelings? Talk to us! Someone please explain the 19 depressing, crazy and downright awful nativity scenes below!
  • Bomb plotter: 'More like me'

    12/28/2009 7:40:20 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies · 615+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | Dec. 28, 2009 | Staff Reporters
    FAILED plane bomber Umar Abdulmutallab has bragged to FBI agents that there are more young men plotting to launch attacks on the West. The 23-year-old Nigerian has told security chiefs of a sinister network in Yemen who are ready and waiting to strike. The reports come after The Sun revealed that cops fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen. It was there London-educated Abdulmutallab prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet. The British extremists in Yemen are...
  • After Complaint About a Star, an Order to Remove Religious Symbols

    12/23/2009 9:10:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1,875+ views
    El Paso Inc ^ | 12/23/2009
    SAN FRANCISCO — It was the week before Christmas when Irv Sutley, a former warehouse worker, first saw the offending ornament in a government building in Sonoma County, just north of here. “I was turning around in the lobby, and I noticed the tree,” Mr. Sutley said. “And then, I noticed the angel.” Mr. Sutley, an atheist, said he then went to the office of the county Board of Supervisors. “And there was a star,” he said. Technically, neither stars nor angels belong to any particular religion. But to the mind of Mr. Sutley, 65, a veteran who has fought...
  • Obama's "Christ"mas (Obamacare) gift to the masses (Xmas Eve Vote A Conspiracy?)

    12/21/2009 1:13:23 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 18 replies · 761+ views
    Gabrielle Cusumano via Townhall Blogs ^ | December 21, 2009 | Gabrielle Cusumano
    Obama's "Christ"mas (Obamacare) gift to the masses (Xmas Eve Vote A Conspiracy?) Could there be with some narcissistic irony, that on the night of the Christ Child's birth, Barack Hussein Obama (and who knows what faith he really espouses?) gives the gift of Obamacare to the masses of our (last time I looked) constitutional republic, one nation under God and indivisible (?)... Could this Xmas Eve Vote be the mother of all conspiracies?
  • Meet Chicago's secret Santa ... Steve Albini

    12/09/2009 8:42:53 AM PST · by AreaMan · 7 replies · 476+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9 Dec 2009 | Rosie Swash 9 Dec 2009
    Meet Chicago's secret Santa ... Steve Albini Stories of seasonal goodwill are increasingly rare these days, especially ones that involve the US postal service, Santa Claus and legendary producer Steve Albini. So prepare to have your cold, cold hearts melted by this joyous tale. According to the Chicago Tribune, Albini (best known for his work with Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Will Oldham, Shellac, oh you get the idea) loads a van with money, clothes and toys raised each year in a charity drive and dishes them out to cash-strapped families across the city. "There's so much money that it can literally...