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  • FReeper Canteen~ Happy New Year~01 Jan 09

    12/31/2008 5:58:55 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 1,597 replies · 8,897+ views
    Happy New Year! | Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen Wishes Everyone NEW YEAR WISHES May peace fill all the empty spaces around you And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes. May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh. And may the coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year. Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share. May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining brightly on the many paths you travel. ~~What Are You Doing New Years Eve~~ ~~Auld Lang Syng~~ An added second of time!...
  • Happy New Year, Fellow Freepers

    12/31/2008 7:10:26 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 105 replies · 1,264+ views
    12/31/2008 | self
    Yes, it's a vanity. Not a whole heck of a lot to say. My thanks go out to Jim Robinson, for the creation of the best forum on the internets. My thanks go out to all who post or comment. There is not a day that goes by that I do not learn something new here. The knowledge, humor, compassion and honest straight talk of this community is a valuable resource, unrivaled anywhere. Happy New Year !! Peace and Prosperity to You and Yours!! I've had a year filled with surprises, mostly good, a year which brought me life changing...
  • Happy New Year 2009 !!

    12/31/2008 5:47:14 PM PST · by lainie · 76 replies · 1,204+ views
    Sydney Harbor, AustraliaAhmahdabad, IndiaSeoul, South KoreaThe KremlinLondonBrandenburg Gate, BerlinManilaIt's cooooooold in Times Square
  • Auld Lang Syne

    12/31/2008 2:04:02 PM PST · by GVnana · 14 replies · 680+ views
    Robert Burns, The Complete Poetical Works | unknown | Robert Burns
    "Light be the turf on the breast of the heaven-sent Poet who composed this glorius fragment," wrote Burns to Mrs. Dunlop on 7th December 1788. In a note to George Thompson (1783), he describes it as "the old song of the olden times and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript, until I took it down from an old man's singing." To what extent Burns reworked this traditional ballad has been the subject of speculation for many years. The tune itself has been known in print since 1700. Robert Burns, The Complete Poetical Works. CHORUS For auld...
  • Happy New Year, Barack Obama

    12/27/2008 4:48:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 1,428+ views ^ | December 27, 2008 | Bill O'Reilly
    Put yourself in Barack Obama's sensible shoes. In less than a month, you'll be president of the United States and, upon entering the Oval Office, one of the biggest messes in history will be yours to sort out. So let's make a list and see exactly what the new president will be facing. On the plus side, the media is still firmly on Obama's side and will continue to blame George W. Bush for everything until at least 2011. The media, in general, has a lot invested in the new president and will spin most events his way. That gives...
  • Seasons Greetings for Liberals and Conservatives!

    12/25/2008 4:37:39 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies · 1,324+ views
    author unknown (to me)
    1. For Our Liberal Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes For an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low- stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due...
  • Seasons Greetings for Liberals and Conservatives!

    12/24/2008 5:34:34 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies · 514+ views
    author unknown (to me)
    1. For Our Liberal Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes For an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low- stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due...
  • Iraq: In a safer Baghdad, Iraqis party for 2008

    01/02/2008 12:33:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 180+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/31/07 | Peter Graff
    In a safer Baghdad, Iraqis party for 2008 By Peter Graff Mon Dec 31, 4:23 PM ET On New Year's Eve Ridaa al-Azzawi squeezed into his pointy snakeskin boots, his tight black sweater and his snazzy corduroy flared jeans, hustled down to a Baghdad hotel ballroom and partied for peace. 2008 arrived in a less-violent Baghdad, and residents said it was the first real party they had seen in years. At the stroke of midnight, exuberant locals fired into the air with automatic rifles, sending red tracer fire streaking over the city, as fireworks lit up the sky. While the...
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: A New Year, A New Page, and A Story to Share.

    01/01/2008 4:28:52 PM PST · by ExcellenceInAmericacom · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Excellence In America ^ | 1/01/2008 | Jason Bradley
        What more can I say, other than what a wonderful Christmas vacation!  I was surrounded by family, everyone had the Christmas spirit, and other than the fact it went by way too fast it was an exceptional visit.      So now here we are, it’s a new year, 2008.  Many people consider this a magical time of the year.  The time to start over, start fresh, and initiate the goals that we put off all of 2007, you know the ones where you kept saying “I think I’ll _______ (fill in the blank) next year”.  Well as of today, it is...
  • New Years Bagram style: Servicemembers party like its 1999

    01/01/2008 5:36:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 191+ views
    Combined Joint Task Force 82 ^ | Senior Airman James Bolinger
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, sound off the men and women of Combined Joint Task Force-82 as they count down to midnight, Dec. 31. Though no one popped open a bottle of bubbly, Servicemembers here still found a way to have fun on the last night of 2007. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines celebrated the count down to New Year’s 2008 here with live music and lots of laughs. The tunes were courtesy of visiting Boston band Lansdowne and Level 82, part of the 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Band. Two comedians, Daniel Kinno and Julie...
  • Petraeus Letter to the Troops

    01/01/2008 5:42:10 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 3 replies · 116+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 28 December 2008 | General David H. Petraeus
    Petraeus Letter to the Troops - "Hope has been rekindled." 12/29/2007 12:00:00 AM Editor's Note: On December 28, General David Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Force Iraq, sent the following letter to his troops. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Civilians of Multi-National Force-Iraq: As 2007 draws to a close, you should look back with pride on what you, your fellow troopers, our Iraqi partners, and Iraqi Coalition civilians have achieved in 2007. A year ago, Iraq was racked by horrific violence and on the brink of civil war. Now, levels of violence and civilians and military casualties are significantly...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 1st quarter 2008 FReepathon is now underway!!

    01/01/2008 2:40:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 562 replies · 2,326+ views
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | January 1, 2008 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! Happy New Year! Goodbye 2007, hello 2008! The future is finally here and so are the primaries. The good news is that the Republican hopefuls are now falling all over each other trying to claim that they are more conservative and more righteous than thou. Even the RINOs. Some are even claiming to be the next Ronald Reagan, God rest his soul, but there is no Ronald Reagan clone. Never will be. It's refreshing, though, that they all now recognize that a Republican candidate must be a pro life and liberty conservative to get the nomination. Even Giuliani...

    01/01/2008 1:04:38 PM PST · by AuntB · 21 replies · 426+ views
    FIREHAT ^ | Jan. 1, 2008 | Norman Liebmann
    The Mike Huckabee campaign will show that The Gong Show is alive and well in Arkansas. (Outdoorsmen will agree that Iowa would be a better place if the pheasants hunted the Huckabees.) It is likely this epidemic of Hollywood stars adopting African children be formalized into a program called Affirmative Adoption. (After the Michael Vick affair, let’s hope Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie do not buy these kids any puppies.) An automobile company will fire its advertising agency’s CEO for suggesting its newest model be named the Oldsmobile Chappaquiddick. Hillary Clinton will propose a new Health Care System to spend...
  • Tainted Vodka Kills 11 Celebrating New Year in Mongolia

    01/01/2008 7:37:47 AM PST · by RDTF · 12 replies · 291+ views
    Fox ^ | Jan 1, 2008 | AP
    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — At least 11 people died and another 21 were hospitalized for drinking tainted vodka during New Year's Eve celebrations in Mongolia's capital, a government official said Tuesday. An emergency has also been announced for Baganuur district of Ulan Bator where the deaths happened, city governor's office announced. That means all shops were closed and further celebrations were banned, according to Ganbold Khurlee of the governor's office. New Year's Day is also a holiday in Mongolia — a largely poor, landlocked country sandwiched between China and Russia. He said tests showed that the vodka was made with...
  • Happy New Year, Everyone!! 2008!!

    12/31/2007 8:59:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 192 replies · 336+ views
    Happy New Year, everyone!!
  • Dan Fogelberg - Same Auld Lang Syne (RIP)

    12/31/2007 7:25:06 PM PST · by RDTF · 12 replies · 289+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2007 | musicvideoswhd
    video of live performance
  • Senate holds 12-second session to block Bush

    12/31/2007 5:44:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 215+ views
    CNN ^ | December 31, 2007 | CNN
    <p>In one of the shortest session in its history, the Senate's final session of the year lasted a total of 12 seconds Monday.</p> <p>Only one senator, Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island, was in the chamber to gavel open the Senate and adjourn it until January 3.</p>
  • A New Year’s Message for the World from out Troops.

    12/31/2007 6:21:03 PM PST · by ResearchMonkey · 5 replies · 310+ views
    BoobToob, where the liberals run free ^ | 12/25/2007 | ResearchMonkey
    A short musical video message from our troops to the world, and a very special thought for our Anti-Military brethren. The message is sincere and true.
  • Old Glory Radio - New Years Eve Special

    12/31/2007 4:40:50 PM PST · by locke22 · 44+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 12/31/07 | Old Glory Media
    Old Glory Radio is pleased to announce A special Live New Years Eve Political program.
  • I'm leaving Free Republic

    12/31/2007 3:57:16 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 272 replies · 1,056+ views
    rb ver. 2.0 ^ | 12/31/07 | rb ver. 2.0
    Can't handle anymore until next year.
  • I am not leaving Free Republic

    12/31/2007 4:53:45 PM PST · by don-o · 221 replies · 1,566+ views
    Little House on Unaka | December 31, 2007 | don-o
    Just trying to keep some balance here.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Ringing In The New Year ~ January 1, 2008

    12/31/2007 5:59:03 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 1,488 replies · 5,448+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
      FReeper Canteen Presents~ Ringing in the New Year with our Troops, Veterans, and their Families May peace fill all the empty spaces around you And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes. May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh. And may the coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year. Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share. May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining brightly on the many paths you travel. Helmut Lotti ~ Auld Lang Syne Happy...
  • Have A Happy FReeping New Year

    12/31/2007 5:54:12 PM PST · by writer33 · 106 replies · 363+ views
    Vanity | 12/31/07 | Chris Davis
    Happy New Year for all FReepers! This is still the greatest conservative site for free thought on the internet. May your 2008 be great and prosperous. Thank you for all of your activism and your tireless efforts against liberal tyranny. Thank you for battling those that would do their best in destroying capitalism. May you continue to stay in the fight when Congress goes back into session. You are the best and brightest that America has to offer. Your love of country has helped keep us one of the greatest countries in the world. For those that are away from...
  • Baghdad: First New Year's in years

    12/31/2007 5:39:56 PM PST · by period end of story · 14 replies · 368+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 31, 2007 | Diaa Hadid and Bradley Brooks
    It was something not seen in Baghdad since before the 2003 invasion — people publicly welcoming a new year with singing, dancing and alcohol-fueled revelry. The ballrooms of two landmark hotels — the Palestine and the Sheraton — were full of people for the first New Year's Eve celebrations after four years of violence that has bloodied Iraq. "This place is now more secure," said Zahraa, 23, adorned with heavy black eyeliner and red lipstick, sitting with colleagues at the Palestine hotel, which was the target of huge car bombs in 2005. "Yes, we are still afraid, but we need...
  • World welcomes New Year with fireworks - 2008

    12/31/2007 4:04:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 695+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/07 | Angela Doland - ap
    PARIS - A million revelers cheered fireworks in Sydney. Beijing started the year with singing and dancing displays hosted by Summer Olympics organizers. And rare celebrations resounded in war-torn Baghdad. Across the globe, people gathered for parties, shot off fireworks and held out hopes for a peaceful and prosperous 2008. But reminders of violence were apparent as well as security was tightened in many nations. Fireworks were canceled in downtown Brussels, Belgium, where police last week detained 14 people suspected of plotting to help an accused al-Qaida militant break out of jail. In Paris, where festivities centered on the famous...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE! December 31, 2007

    12/31/2007 3:08:40 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 209 replies · 1,122+ views
  • Mosque says to avoid Western holidays

    10/03/2007 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 85 replies · 1,266+ views
    National Post ^ | October 3, 2007 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - A Toronto mosque is telling Muslims not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or invite friends into their homes for turkey dinner on the holiday weekend. The Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque says to "avoid participating" in dinners, parties or greetings on Thanksgiving because it is a kuffaar, or non-Muslim, celebration. A two-part article on the mosque Web site says Muslims should also "stay completely away" from "Halloween trick-and treat nonsense," Christmas, New Year's, anniversaries, birthdays and Earth Day. "How can we bring ourselves to congratulate or wish people well for their disobedience to Allah? Thus expressions such as:Happy Thanksgiving, Happy...

    09/11/2007 3:59:16 PM PDT · by Alouette · 57 replies · 906+ views ^ | Sept. 11, 2007 | Alouette
    HAPPY (Jewish) NEW YEAR, FREEPERS! I've been BAKING all day long (sweet honey challah, apple strudel) and tomorrow is my day for COOKING. Please post your New Year's graphics and recipes. Who has a good recipe for peach cobbler? Love you all, ALOUETTE.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 01-01-2007

    01/01/2007 6:47:56 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 190+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-1-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The Fwench are much worse than your fear Screw "Happy"--they don't want New Year! If they want it like that we should trade tit for tat and go trade in their champagne for beer?
  • Happy New Year Everyone!!

    12/31/2006 9:06:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 264 replies · 4,482+ views
    New Years Eve 2007 | Jim Robinson
    Happy New Year Everyone!!
  • Rain dampens celebrations

    12/31/2006 8:43:37 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 365+ views ^ | 1 January 2007
    It may have made New Year's celebrations a little damp, but the rain that greeted revellers in some Australian cities was still welcome. And Australians will be hoping for more of it in 2007 to break the nation's drought, which experts have called the worst in 100 years. Despite the rain, hundreds of thousands of revellers attended traditional fireworks displays, concerts and dances around the country. It seemed revellers heeded warnings to behave, with police around the nation reporting few major problems. Most people in major cities also used public transport to avoid traffic problems. The country's biggest fireworks display...
  • Revelers worldwide usher in the new year - Aussies usher '07 with Sydney fireworks

    12/31/2006 10:54:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 557+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/06 | Rod McGuirk - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Wind-swept revelers gathered around London's Big Ben to watch the fireworks, and thousands of Japanese climbed Mount Fuji and other peaks to watch the first sunrise of the New Year. But the Thai capital sent celebrants home after a series of evening bombs. Police estimated a million people crammed the shore in Sydney, one of the world's first major cities to greet the New Year, for the fireworks and daylong festivities, some staking their claims to the best view before dawn Sunday and pitching tents in case of rain. A series of evening bombings in Bangkok, Thailand,...
  • The year in review: From Pelosi to Pitt, perverts to Paris, Dave Barry offers a last laugh

    12/31/2006 11:49:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies · 1,520+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 31, 2006 | Dave Barry
    The year in review: From Pelosi to Pitt, perverts to Paris, Dave Barry offers a last laugh BY DAVE BARRY It was a momentous year, a year of events that will echo in the annals of history the way a dropped plate of calamari echoes in an Italian restaurant with a tile floor. Decades from now, our grandchildren will come to us and say, ''Tell us, Grandpa or Grandma as the case may be, what it was like to be alive in the year that Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears and Katie whatshername all had babies, although...

    12/31/2006 5:09:44 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 626+ views
    Aussie Dasher | 1 January 2007 | Aussie Dasher
    It's now 2007!!! Happy New Year to all Freepers! I hear the fireworks outside (a total waste of money but still...) Let us all resolve to make conservatism stronger in 2007! Thank you for your company, FRiendship and support. You're ALL bloody champions!!!!!
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (WEEKEND EDITION: Days 2169 and 2170) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    12/30/2006 5:28:50 AM PST · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 202 replies · 2,069+ views
    Various News Sources and FReepers | December 30, 2006 | All of Us
    As we settle into the nighttime of dispair, fret not, for the Sun will rise again!! Good morning!! We, here, will never forget those who died on September 11, 2001, as we seek to protect the Republic from all who will do her harm!! It's over, he's gone. Saddam Hussein was hung last night in Iraq at just after 10 PM ET, or just after 6 AM ET local time. The person who filmed the execution said that he saw fear in Saddam's eyes while he was on the gallows. United States troops are said to be ready for a...
  • Saddam Hussein Hanging LIVE Thread

    12/29/2006 9:11:00 AM PST · by AVNevis · 5,137 replies · 250,317+ views
    Since it now seems very imminent, I decided that it was an appropriate time to start this up. Links to information and pictures (if we get them) can be posted here.
  • The Most-Avoided Conversation in Medicine

    12/26/2006 1:39:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 92 replies · 3,730+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2006 | Pauline Chen
    J. R. was an auto mechanic of French Canadian descent with a perfectly square gap between his two front teeth and the slightly off-kilter face of a retired boxer. Soon after I met him on the surgical ward, after he had been found to have cancer, he developed a habit of planting himself in front of me whenever I got within 100 feet of his room, to spin stories about his life, wax poetic about his girlfriend, and offer free auto-repair advice. I thought we had caught the tumor in J. R.’s colon early, but in the operating room we...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Our 1st Quarter 2006 FReepathon is Underway!

    01/01/2006 3:22:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 2,723 replies · 18,710+ views
    Click here to donate ^ | 01/01/06 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone! Happy New Year!! 2005 was a great year and we're looking forward to an even greater 2006! The Iraqis have held their elections and as democracy and freedom takes hold, it appears the terrorist violence has greatly subsided. We're hoping that the war in Iraq is just about over and that as the Iraqis take over responsibility for their own security, our troops can finally come home. God bless them all. We pray for peace in the Middle East. On the home front, we see President Bush's numbers on the upswing and our confidence is growing regarding continuing...
  • Is Google Offending Chinese-Americans?

    01/01/2006 1:06:50 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 26 replies · 1,204+ views
    FreeRepublic | 01/01/2006 | NapkinUser
    Between December 21, 2005 and December 25, 2005 Google displayed an image of a mouse and a cat on it's main page in celebration of what was obviously Christmas (if it wasn't, why did Google remove it on December 26?) The image, if you held your mouse over it, stated "happy holidays" and if you checked the properties the link stated "winter holiday 05." EXAMPLE: So if Google wanted to be keep from being offensive to any Jews, Muslims or whatever, why is it they blantly state "happy new year" today? What if a Chinese-American sees that and is offended?...
  • Happy New Year! (War Is Over)

    01/01/2006 8:18:45 AM PST · by selucreh · 5 replies · 524+ views
    January 1, 2006 | Self
    Happy New Year - © Kent Fletcher January 1, 2006 ARTIST: John Lennon TITLE: Happy Christmas (War Is Over) So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear ones The old and the young {Refrain} A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without any fear {Background Vocals} And so this is Christmas {War is over} For weak and for strong {If you want it} For rich and the...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • The Hobbit Hole XXVI - Home is behind, the world ahead

    12/11/2005 8:37:40 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 7,042 replies · 52,622+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Home is behind, the world ahead First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may...
  • Hangover Helpers: Beyond Sheep Eyes

    12/31/2005 8:10:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,954+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2006 | ALEX WILLIAMS
    THE last time Nan Anane, a graphic designer in San Francisco, had one beer too many during a night out with friends, his first stop the next morning was to his local Mexican taqueria, where he ordered tostadas made with ceviche, uncooked fish cured with citrus juice. "It really brings me back from that headache and bodyache," he said. "Something about near-raw fish really breathes life back into you." Outer Mongolians are said to have feasted on pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice. Cattle ropers in the Old West supposedly sipped tea brewed from rabbit dung. Russians have been known...
  • Pope Stresses (Civilization's) Need for Marriage, Family

    12/31/2005 8:52:08 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 805+ views (AP) ^ | 12/31/2005 | Maria Sanminiatelli
    Pope Benedict XVI waves in front of the Nativity scene at the end of "Te Deum" prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005. Pope Benedict XVI remembered his beloved predecessor and again stressed the importance that a family based on marriage has "in the life of the Church and of society." (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)Pope Stresses Need for Marriage, Family By MARIA SANMINIATELLI Associated Press WriterVATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI remembered his predecessor Saturday and again stressed the importance of a family based on marriage "in the life of the church and of society."...
  • Nephew shoots gun on New Years Eve, hits water pipe

    12/31/2005 9:18:05 PM PST · by Supernatural · 88 replies · 1,668+ views
    Self | 1/1/06 | Supernatural
    Called my sister shortly before midnight. She said her husband has three guns loaded to shoot off for New Year's Eve. I don't approve of this. I told her to shoot the guns into the ground, not into the air.They followed my advice. When my nephew shot one of the guns into the ground he hit a water pipe. Now water is gushing out of the ground. Just desserts. What can I say?
  • President Wrapping Up a Quiet Holiday in Crawford

    12/31/2005 9:57:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/6 | Lisa Rein
    CRAWFORD, Tex., Dec. 31 -- A year ago this week, President Bush faced television cameras to offer relief and condolences after the Indian Ocean tsunami. In August, the retreat to his ranch was haunted by a 26-day siege by antiwar protesters demonstrating at his doorstep. Days later, Hurricane Katrina forced him to return to Washington in crisis-management mode as critics accused him of being slow to recognize the disaster. But the president is in quiet seclusion in the waning days of 2005. The traveling press has not laid eyes on him since Dec. 26, when he boarded Air Force One...
  • Strike Can't Slow London's Celebration

    12/31/2005 9:37:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 296+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/05 | Ed Johnson - ap
    LONDON - Londoners ignored a subway strike to welcome the New Year. Some Japanese climbed a snowcapped peak to see the first sunrise of 2006. GIs in Iraq got a year-end "American Idol" treat. New Year's Celebrations like these spread throughout the world Saturday and early Sunday and were generally jubilant, a contrast with last year when the devastation of the Indian Ocean tsunami led many countries and individuals to cancel festivities. In France, youths burned hundreds of cars in a traditional year-end form of vandalism, but the country appeared to have avoided a massive resurgence of the rioting that...
  • Dick Clark Returns to Television to Mark Another New Year

    12/31/2005 9:15:55 PM PST · by beyond the sea · 115 replies · 4,180+ views ^ | 12/31/05 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK -- There was more to celebrate than the ball dropping in Times Square for Dick Clark _ the personality who's been ringing in the New Year for decades made his first television appearance since a stroke in late 2004. Clark, sitting behind a desk with the street scene in the background, sounded hoarse and occasionally was hard to understand, but he said, "I wouldn't have missed this for the world." "Last year I had a stroke," he explained. "It left me in bad shape. I had to teach myself how to walk and talk again. It's been a...
  • Happy New Year (from Detroit)

    12/31/2005 9:05:23 PM PST · by netmilsmom · 38 replies · 612+ views
    Happy New Year everyone!! And thank you JR for FR!