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  • Wednesday: Actually Doing The Things

    01/08/2020 4:22:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-8-20 | MOTUS
    As part of my helpful “How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions For Sure This Time” tutorial I would like to post this public service announcement. It’s a gentle reminder that the most important part of accomplishing any resolution is, well:Henceforth Wednesdays are dedicated to actually doing all those things you put on your “To Do This Year List” - the one’s you’ve been wanting to do, meaning to do, threatening to do or just feeling guilty about not doing. For example, #1 on my list: re-grouting the shower. Yeah, that’s not happening today. Maybe not even this year. Next!Posted...
  • Words of Wisdom for the New Year

    01/05/2020 5:43:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    It's a presidential election year, as you no doubt can't escape knowing. The anger and conviction during such tumultuous times can be quite overwhelming. Speaking of being overwhelmed, my office tends to be overrun with books. I've purged many times -- we've had at least two moves in my 20-some years here. For some reason, two oldies rose to the top of a pile on the first day back in the new year. "What's Wrong With the World" by G.K. Chesterton and "My Love Affair With America" by Norman Podhoretz. They clearly have something to offer us in this agitated...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! ~ 01 January 2020

    12/31/2019 6:05:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 224 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Troops, Veterans, Families, Allies, and FRiends.....The FReeper Canteen Presents..... Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. “May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.”-D. Simone Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and...
  • Why Catholics Celebrate the New Year

    12/31/2019 1:46:19 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | R. Jared Staudt
    We are beginning the Year of the Lord [2020]. The marking of the dawn of a new year is no secular holiday, because time and history have been drawn into the coming of God into the world. We keep track of our time as either BC (Before Christ) or AD (Anno Domini) to demonstrate that Christ is the center of history, the one through whom we judge all that came before and is going to come. New Year’s teaches us how properly to measure time, how to mark the coming of salvation into the world in light of its progressive...
  • VIDEO: 2020 Will Be the WILDEST Year of Our Lives!!!

    12/31/2019 8:14:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 31, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO All things are pointing to 2020 becoming the WILDEST year of our lives. Events are heading in that direction as I explain in this video. And to all of you out there, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! And strap on your seatbelts because 2020 is going to be one WILD ride!
  • The 4 Best Manly, All-American Movies Of 2019

    12/27/2019 10:55:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27,2019 | Titus Techera
    It goes against every piety of the liberal elites to portray the hippies as evil, but Quentin Tarantino points out that the new liberation spawned a murderous cult in Hollywood. The nearly closed 2019 was a surprisingly good year for conservatism at the movies, thanks to work by Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, James Mangold, and Roland Emmerich. Famous directors made wonderful movies, some successful at the box office, some likely to gain more prestige in awards season than popularity and therefore likely to be remembered.Most recently, Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” continued his series of true stories about citizen-heroes. Audiences apparently have...
  • Melania Celebrates NYE with Parents & Son at Mar-a-Lago After Canceling Christmas Due to Shutdown

    01/02/2019 6:03:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 2, 2019 | Adam Carlson
    After canceling a planned Christmas trip amid the ongoing government shutdown to stay at the White House with her husband, First Lady Melania Trump left Washington, D.C., to enjoy New Year’s Eve at the family’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Mrs. Trump posed for photos with various other revelers, including Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt and Paolo Zampolli, the United Nations ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The first lady made the trip to Palm Beach without President Donald Trump, who remained in D.C. as the government shutdown approaches its third week. She previously canceled her Christmas plans at Mar-a-Lago to return...
  • The History of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

    01/01/2019 2:19:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    CNA ^ | Fr. Calvin Goodwin
    The song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of the Church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. To fit the number scheme, when you reach number 9, representing the Fruits of the Holy Ghost, the originator combined...
  • Happy New Year! Don’t Let Those Notions of Virtuous Behavior Intrude

    01/01/2019 5:24:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-1-19 | MOTUS
    Happy New Year to all of my most favorite deplorables!No, I didn’t make it till midnight, but then I barely remember the last New Year’s Eve I did. In addition to being tired around 10:30 or so I also had zero interest in watching any of the network buffoons assembled on various rooftops and concrete canyons of New York City waiting on the drop of a crystal ball. Nevertheless, 2018 was a pretty awesome year. Expect more of the same from 2019. Here is my primary prediction for the coming year: Dozens of dolts will announce they’re running as the...
  • Poetry for Your New Year

    12/31/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Little Gidding | T.S. Eliot
    For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
  • As a New Year Approaches

    12/31/2018 7:52:25 PM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    Me | December 31, 2011 | TBP
    “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

    12/31/2018 6:33:49 PM PST · by piytar · 34 replies
    Free Republic (Vanity) ^ | Dec. 31, 2018 | Piytar
    Happy New Year, fellow Freepers. Think most of us have had some ups and downs in 2018. Believe the ups outweighed the downs. Let’s have a great 2019! PS This is an unofficial celebration, comment, and prayer thread for 2019. Have at it!
  • New Year Fireworks to Beethoven's Ninth

    12/31/2018 2:48:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    Celebrating the end of 2018, with hope for 2019. It's been fireworks all year, so reasonable to go out with the same.
  • Seize The Day

    12/30/2018 6:31:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-30-18 | MOTUS
    Things I never knew about when I was young enough to fully enjoy them: December 30th is International Bacon Day. When I was younger I could eat all the bacon I wanted with neither short or long term consequences. Now I must indulge my bacon urges only periodically.Butt if you can still afford to do so, by all means go ahead and enjoy bacon all day long.  Breakfast:Brunch: Lunch: Dinner: Snacks: And nightcap:IBD (that’s International Bacon Day, not Irritable Bowel Disease) is sort of a combination of the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday tradition of overindulging in food and the New Year’s Eve...
  • You may say I'm a cynic, but I'm not the only one: "Imagine" is highlight of Times Square

    12/29/2018 7:09:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2018 | Stu Tarlowe
    I've just heard it announced that one of the "highlights" of the New Year's Eve celebration in NYC's Times Square will be a performance of John Lennon's "Imagine," this time by one Bebe Rexha.  I'll admit to being "culturally deprived"; I've never heard of that person.  And it turns out that "Imagine" has been performed at other Times Square New Year's Eve celebrations since 2005 (2012 and 2016, for example, by other performers of whom I'd never heard), with videos of the crowds enthusiastically waving their arms and singing along. Now, I'm a big fan of The Beatles, and I happen...
  • How Soviets Came to Celebrate New Year’s Like Christmas (and Why Russians Still Do)

    12/24/2018 4:50:15 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Dec 30, 2016 | Emily Tamkin
    Father Frost didn’t drop presents off for Russian children on Dec. 25. And he won’t on Orthodox Christmas (Jan. 7), either. Rather, Ded Moroz and his lovely snow maiden assistant, Snegurochka, are attached to New Year’s Eve, which in Russia is the new year and the secular bits of Christmas like trees and presents all rolled into one. Initially, the Soviets tried to replace Christmas with a more appropriate komsomol (youth communist league) related holiday, but, shockingly, this did not take. And by 1928 they had banned Christmas entirely, and Dec. 25 was a normal working day. Then, in 1935,...
  • 2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR (US Lawmakers)

    02/14/2018 8:46:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 2018/02/15 | many US lawmakers
    2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR: MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN ALAN LOWENTHAL OF CALIFORNIA “I’m United States Congressman Alan Lowenthal; Today, I am happy to join with you, the people of North Korea and the Republic of Korea, as well as Koreans around the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year, as we move into the Year of the Dog. I am proud to represent an area in the American state of California that is home to a large and vibrant Korean-American community. This year we all join in celebration and excitement on the news that both North...
  • New Year's Fireworks in Hong KOng

    01/01/2018 6:07:00 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1-1-2018 | TVB (I think)
    I think the link is a copy of the raw feed from Hong Kong TV station TVB. No city on Earth anywhere does better fireworks than Hong Kong.These are well worth a watch! Roll up until you see the countdown start. Hong Kong Fireworks
  • Amir's end-of-year summary and update, Dec. 31

    12/31/2017 3:48:21 PM PST · by firebrand · 8 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    A beautiful roundup and current events summary, and some important words for the year ahead.
  • The Gate of the Year

    12/31/2017 8:17:12 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 31, 2017 | JP
    Minnie Louise Haskins was a professor at the London School of Economics. She taught there from the end of World War I to the near-end of World War II. Interestingly, Haskins is best known not for her scholarship – as distinguished as it may have been – but for dabbling in poetry. Her most noteworthy work, particularly fitting for the start of the New Year, is one of the most quoted poems of the past century: God Knows And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread...