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  • New Year’s Resolutions for Real Reform

    01/13/2016 6:40:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2016 | Joseph Lehman
    Some historical leaders famously wrote resolutions to help them achieve lofty goals. Even if they didn't keep them perfectly, they probably came closer than if they had set their sights low. In that spirit, I humbly offer these model resolutions for real reform of our troubled state as we begin 2010. For government officials — Resolved, to read our constitutions and my oath of office and pursue no action that is not in strict fidelity to those documents; to pursue no policy that benefits my constituents at the expense of anyone else's; to maintain a voting record that matches my...
  • The Happiest of New Years

    01/06/2016 12:29:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 6, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Just think of the parade of years you have known or will know, as they used to fly off the screen in those old black-and-white movies of the 1940s. Look for Loretta Young and Robert Montgomery to appear on the front page any day. Think of New Year's Day 1914, before what was then known as the Great War engulfed us, and what we were once allowed to call Western Civilization changed forever. Think of New Year's Day 1939, in England. All was still teddibly English and proper: Peace in Our Time had been declared in September 1938. All was...
  • Bernie and Hillary Inspired My Wish List for 2016

    01/02/2016 7:28:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 1, 2016 | Michael Hausam
    I spent some time on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sander's websites, waiting for the ball to drop. I was inspired. With as much reach-across-the aisle moderation and coalition-building attitude as possible, I compiled a few 2016 political resolutions. The issues are basically copy and pasted from H-Rod and Bernie's sites. The fleshed-out details are mine. Paint me a kumbaya-crooning hopeful idealist if you must, but these are truly and honestly the things that I'm hoping will occur: Gun Violence Prevention There is too much gun violence and there are too many murders. Merely banning guns or restricting the purchasing of...
  • What do YOU record as End-of-Year data to remember?

    12/31/2015 2:42:43 PM PST · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    12/31/15 | Self
    Given the times we are in and the abilities that we have, I am curious if others do as I do and record certain End-of-Year data for comparison from yer to year. Some of the obvious ones are personal like weight and miles run/cycled. Others are more business-like, say car odometer for business miles use, Electric Meter reading for year usage. Watching the change in net worth can be good or depressing but attention needs to be paid!
  • Paris Scales Back NYE Event Amid Terror Fears (NYE = New Year's Eve)

    12/31/2015 7:19:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 31 December 2015 | staff
    Authorities in Paris have scaled back the city's New Year's Eve celebrations over heightened terror fears after Brussels cancelled its festivities. The usual fireworks display in the French capital has been scrapped and replaced by a five-minute video performance at the Arc de Triomphe just before midnight...
  • Brussels cancels New Year's festivities, fireworks over terror threat: mayor

    12/30/2015 12:56:30 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 30, 2015 | AFP
    The annual New Year's Eve festivities and fireworks in the heart of Brussels have been cancelled for security reasons, the mayor announced on Wednesday, as the Belgian capital remains on high alert over a possible terror threat.
  • A Prescription for a Truly Happy New Year

    12/30/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Do you want this next year to be happier than the last? A first century letter written in prison by the Apostle Paul to the Philippian Christians has much advice on how to know true joy, and much of it was confirmed in May, 2015 by a major study released by the Mayo Clinic. The study said that happier people are healthier people. That's why the Mayo Clinic studied the issue of happiness in the first place. After its release, CBSNewYork reported on this study: "After decades of studying and working with tens of thousands of patients, researchers at the Mayo...
  • 2015 Was an Awful Year? Look Again

    12/30/2015 10:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    OF COURSE 2015 was a miserable year; all years are miserable. It was a year of rampage killings and police brutality, of natural disasters and government corruption. There were ghastly terror attacks and devastating civil wars, floods of refugees and acts of unspeakable cruelty. Airliners were blown out of the sky. Priceless antiquities were destroyed. Politics seethed with incivility. Too many innocents died young, too many officials lied, too many victims suffered.You don't have to look far for proof that this has been an annus horribilis, and that things are getting worse. You never do. The conviction of decline routinely...
  • 14 New Years Resolutions for Liberals

    12/28/2015 4:00:11 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
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  • 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...
  • Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

    12/20/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | 20 dec 2015 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday. During raids in several cities across Java island on Friday and Saturday, police arrested five members of an alleged extremist network and seized chemicals, laboratory equipment and a flag inspired by the Islamic State group. Among those arrested was Asep Urip, a 31-year-old teacher at an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, and his 35-year-old pupil Zaenal, whom police allege was being "groomed" to...
  • Islamic Army threatens attacks in US

    01/05/2005 1:39:05 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    Agence France Presse | January 4, 2004
    The Islamic Army in Iraq, one of the main armed groups fighting US forces in the war-torn country, has threatened to carry out attacks inside the United States, according to a statement posted on a website on Monday. This year "will bring woes on America. The mujahedeen (holy warriors) have prepared big surprises for your sons outside America and a big surprise for you inside America," said the statement whose authenticity could not be confirmed. The statement appeared to mark a disturbing shift in strategy by the shadowy Sunni Muslim group which has claimed a number of attacks and...
  • National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

    03/17/2014 11:58:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the Canadian border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was charged Monday with attempting to provide material to support a foregoing terrorist organization, the U.S. District Attorneys Office said. He made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Seattle Monday afternoon.
  • 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...
  • My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 2)

    01/20/2015 4:22:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency. Last week, I gave my first five resolutions for the new Congress. In short, they were: 10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders. 9) Defund and repeal Obamacare. 8) Restore the 10th Amendment and a real balance of power between the federal and state governments. 7) Restore federal fiscal...
  • My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 1)

    01/13/2015 4:15:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 13, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency. Here are my top 10 resolutions for the new Congress: 10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders.I know that every president since the dawn of our republic has used executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt was the first to rack up over 1,000 during his nearly eight years in office. But...
  • Five Easy Steps To Eliminate Racism In The New Year

    01/07/2015 9:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Choosing to hate people simply based upon the color of their skin is despicable! Likewise, presuming that all whites are inherently racist based strictly upon the color of their skin is appalling."How is it that Asians can succeed in America and we can't?" That was the question some of my friends and I asked ourselves as teenagers. Growing up in Los Angeles, Asian owned businesses were plentiful throughout the 'hood. Equally common was the animus blacks felt towards them. Rappers and racepreneurs like Jesse Jackson contributed to the disdain we felt for foreigners establishing their businesses on our turf. The...
  • Obamas welcome 2015 with $295-a-head dinner at Hawaiis most acclaimed restaurant where caviar...

    01/02/2015 11:07:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama broke off from teenage daughters Sasha and Malia for a night out At the Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant a 13-15 course, prix fixe meal costs a cool $295 a person and wine pairings add another $130 a head The total tab often nears $1,000 after taxes and tip Paintings that decorate the extravagant 32-seat restaurant are valued at more than $10 million a piece The president and first lady treated themselves to a five star dinner on New Year's Day at renowned Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant Vintage Cave, where a 15 course, prix fixe...
  • 2015: The Year In Preview

    01/01/2015 8:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | January 1, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What can be said about a year that hasnt happened yet? The optimist looks forward with hope, and the pessimist looks forward with realism, but most people are too busy looking at their phones to see anything at all. I fall firmly in the pessimist camp. Theres nowhere to go but up when you expect the worst from a year. As such, let us take a look forward, into the future, and see what awful, annoying, and stupid things 2015 may have in store for us. With Republicans in full control of Congress, President Barack Obama will spend more time...
  • Man killed by stray bullet in SE Houston

    01/01/2015 6:57:33 AM PST · by eastforker · 43 replies
    click2houston ^ | 1/1/15 | Frank Espinoza
    A man is dead Thursday after a stray bullet hit him in the head in southeast Houston. Police say the victim and his wife were watching fireworks around 1 a.m. on their front lawn on the 800 block East Lake and Theta Street near Edgebrook. Investigators say someone shot a gun in the air and the bullet came down and hit the victim in the head. He died at the scene.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2015! ~ 01 January 2015

    12/31/2014 5:58:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 232 replies
    Happy New Year To Our Troops and Veterans All Over 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...
  • Eat More Venison: The Deer Meat Diet

    01/13/2014 5:29:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | January 13, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Its January. If you resolved to lose weight, forget the cotton ball diet. To become a lean, mean muscle machine: eat venison. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo feign to keep us healthy and safe by restricting our dietary choices and attacking our constitutional right to use guns for hunting and self-defense. Both men are dead wrong about health, hunting and guns. Bloomberg chastises folks who slurp sugary soda pop while lambasting hunters who eat organic, lean, high-protein venison. Meanwhile, Cuomo has been known to holler at the top of his lungs: No one needs...
  • Why is it 2011? (or) Why New Years is Not Simply Secular

    01/01/2011 1:34:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies ^ | December 31, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    December 31   Why is it 2011? (or) Why New Years is Not Simply Secular   By: Msgr. Charles Pope It is New Year’s Eve and everywhere throughout the world celebrations are planned as the New Year 2011 is upon us. You can be sure that large signs will flash “2011!!!” and “Happy New Year!” But why is New Year’s January 1st and why do we call this 2011? Time, and our understanding of our place in it are mysterious and historically complex, but many answers to how we designate time in the western world are very Catholic and Christian....
  • 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 Years Eve Monday, 30 December 2013 10:50 AM Saudi Arabias religious police has warned that punitive measures will be taken against those who celebrated New Years 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...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2014 ~ 01 January 2014

    12/31/2013 5:59:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 321 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...
  • Celebrate New Years at Applebees 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, Applebees goes high-end. The chains franchise-owned restaurant in the heart of New Yorks Times Square offers a $375-a-person New Years Eve bash thats 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 itsABC 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,...
  • Artist from 2007 bomb scare headlining First Night (Boston)

    11/20/2013 3:21:44 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 20 | Tenley Woodman
    An artist who carried out the 2007 marketing stunt that prompted a massive citywide bomb scare — lambasted then by Mayor Thomas M. Menino — is now headlining the city’s First Night celebration. Peter “Zebbler” 
Berdovsky has been contracted by First Night Boston to stage a $50,000 electronic show that will be the centerpiece of the 2014 New Year’s celebration in Copley Square. But Menino’s office scoffed at the idea that Berdovsky might be a poor choice for a city-sponsored event so close to the scene and time of the deadly April 15 marathon bombing attacks.
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • Five Mainstream Republican Resolutions for 2013

    12/31/2012 6:50:43 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 31, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Time once again for a list of New Years Resolutions for the Republican Party. The party leaders havent taken my advice these past few years, so theres no reason to believe they shall this year, but who knows? Perhaps if things get too dire, theyll start looking to bloggers for solutions to the problems that their top consultants havent been able to solve. One can but hope. 1. Learn the Meaning of Compromise This isnt entirely fair, but its still a good place to begin. Republicans are notorious for conceding defeat before negotiations begin. Lets say for example that the...
  • A Liberal's List Of New Year's Resolutions For 2013

    12/31/2012 11:16:00 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A new year a new list of resolutions, this is sort of a sequel to the list of liberal resoutions I came up with last year.See the 2012 list here.
  • This Bruce Loves That Bruce

    12/31/2012 8:51:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | December 31, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Indulging once again would appear to some a questionable act, especially after he had spent all that time running around and attempting to get a particular guy reelected who I wanted gone from politics in the best way. But I dove in once more -- something I have been doing since he performed at a club on Sunset Blvd. in 1975. I can state without equivocation that if you have not seen Bruce Springsteen you are missing the premier performing act of any era. I can speak with some authority as I have seen just about every act of consequence...
  • Good Riddance to 2012

    12/29/2012 10:12:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 30, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Its that time again time to make resolutions we wont keep, spend two weeks writing the wrong date on checks and to look back on the year were leaving. As for 2012, it cant end quickly enough. It was an awful year for many reasons. Let me count just a few of the ways: The Fiscal Cliff This column is due to my editors by noon on Saturday, so theres a chance Speaker of the House John Boehner has cut some horrible deal with President Obama to avoid the over-hyped fiscal cliff since I submitted it. If that happens...
  • Take Time to Rest and Reflect Before the New Year

    12/27/2012 4:27:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    A year ago, I resolved to spend 2012 praying more and, in my prayers, asking for patience. I have prayed, I have asked, I have received, but not enough. Ask my family, and they may attest that I must not have prayed enough, as my patience often runs thin. This year has been more than interesting and full of challenges. My father, Newt Gingrich, ran for the Republican nomination. Just one year ago this week, on Dec. 27, 2011, our family of four (me, my husband, Jimmy and our two children) boarded a plane from our home in Atlanta to...
  • To All Freepers and Freepettes

    12/22/2012 5:30:55 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 39 replies
    none | 12/22/12 | RetiredTexasVet
    From RetiredTexasVet and Family: We're not Progressive and do not celebrate the Winter Festival, We're not politically correct and do not have a Holiday Tree, We have neither Facebook with friends and unfriends, likes or dislikes, Nor have we twitters or tweets other than the birds feeding in the back yard, What we do have is an old fashioned country wish for you to have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, And may God bless you all and keep you in the coming new year.
  • Al-Qaida nuke bomb threat alleged

    04/22/2002 7:22:04 PM PDT · by knak · 139 replies · 676+ views
    msnbc ^ | 4/22/02
    NBC: Terror network seeks material to explode bomb in U.S. WASHINGTON, April 22 A captured key strategist for the al-Qaida network told interrogators Monday that al-Qaida was working to obtain fissionable material for radiation bombs to be exploded in the United States, NBC News has learned. U.S. officials could not confirm the assertions of the strategist, Abu Zubaydah, but said they were taking him at his word. SOURCES TOLD NBC News that Zubaydah, believed to be one of the top lieutenants of Osama bin Laden, believed to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...

    01/18/2012 6:10:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | January, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    One thing six-plus decades in this life has taught me is that people are overly-optimistic with our cultures custom of New Years Resolutions. Therefore, I figured I should wait until a couple of weeks in to put my own in perspective. New Years Resolutions often revolve around personal vices. Quit smoking, quit drinking, make your sex life less dangerous. They key here is reasonable expectations. My resolutions in this regard were to make love to only the cleanest and sweetest woman, drink only the finest adult beverages, and smoke only choice tobacco. Its working so far, which obviously proves that...
  • What did everyone do for New Year's?

    01/02/2012 10:26:19 PM PST · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 59 replies
    Jan. 3,2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    I'm curious as to what everyone did for New Year's.
  • "Never on Sunday" tradition pushes 2012 Rose Parade to January 2nd

    01/01/2012 6:51:38 AM PST · by PapaNew · 12 replies ^ | 12/27/2012 | Ken Martinson
    PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2011) The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is widely known as "America's New Year Celebration." So there is naturally some confusion every few years when the Rose Parade is scheduled not on January 1st, but on January 2nd. The tradition dates back to 1893 and it all started because of ... the horses. Pasadena Tournament of Roses received a question this week about why this year's parade is a day later than usual, so we asked the Tournament of Roses for more information. Here's a look at the history and origins of the tradition....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIVING PRAYER ~ Happy New Year! ~ 01 January 2012

    12/31/2011 5:10:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 125 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    LIVING PRAYER Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived almost 300 years ago and worked in the galley of his monastery. He wrote a book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which today is considered a classic in the area of Christian devotion. Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the monastery scullery scrubbing pots and pans. He also had a collateral duty as the monastery cobbler. In these jobs, he said, he learned to glorify God in simple tasks and to pray with his hands. By bringing to each small job the...
  • New Year's Resolutions For Liberals

    12/29/2011 1:24:06 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-29-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • OK everyone what is everyone's Tradition for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve/Day?

    11/23/2011 10:27:12 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    23 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet
    I'll start, after the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away and the dishes are done we start the Chistmas Season off with viewing "A Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Story".
  • Making Fun of Dick Clark

    01/05/2011 8:08:34 AM PST · by marcbold · 56 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11-5-10 | Matt Archbold
    I received a call on the morning of New Years Day from an old friend I hadnt spoken to in a while, wishing me a Happy New Year. He asked me what Id done the night before and I told him I was in bed by ten p.m.. He made fun of me and said he knew me when I did anything but sleep on New Years Eve. We laughed. He said he stayed home and watched ABCs Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve. And then he said something that made the laughter stop. He said in a slurred voice,...
  • Dave Barry's look at 2010: Worst year ever?

    01/01/2011 10:15:37 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | January 2, 2011 | Dave Barry
    Let's put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been much worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out 75 percent of all the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had a worse year than those species did? Yes, we can, because they were not exposed to "Jersey Shore." So, on second thought, we see that this was, in fact, the worst year ever. The perfect symbol for the awfulness of 2010 was the BP oil spill, which...
  • Mummers Parade in City of Brotherly Love

    01/01/2011 8:08:36 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    The Annual Mummers Parade will once again run along Broad Street in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. The Mummers Parade is held each New Years Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Local clubs (usually called New Years Associations) compete in one of four categories (Comics, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades). They prepare elaborate costumes and moveable scenery, which take months to complete. This is done in clubhouses, many of which are located on or near 2nd Street (called Two Street by some local residents)[1] in the Pennsport neighborhood of South Philadelphia, which also serve as social gathering places for members....
  • Happy New Year FR!

    12/31/2010 9:00:14 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 109 replies
    January 01, 2011 | No Author
  • Muslims Kill Seven in Egyptian Church Bombing

    12/31/2010 6:05:42 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/31/10 | Aurelius
    Remember, Islam is a religion of peace. I mean, who wouldn't agree with that, especially after seven Christians were murdered this evening when coming out of a Church mass? As Christians emerged from Alexandria, Egypt's Mass of the Saints Church, a car bomb ripped through the crowd killing at least seven and injuring at least 24. Father Mena Adel, a witness to the carnage, explained: "I was inside the church and heard a huge explosion. People's bodies were in flames." Remember, Islam is a religion of peace according to liberals. In the aftermath, according to news sources, "Some Christians from...
  • Making Choices: I Firmly Resolve! Can New Year's Resolutions Become Reality?

    12/31/2010 5:04:34 AM PST · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic online ^ | 12/31/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...'For a son of God each day should be an opportunity for renewal, knowing for sure that with the help of grace he will reach the end of the road, which is Love. That is why if you begin and begin again, you are doing well...' (The Forge, 344) The London Daily Mail recently ran an article entitled "New Year's resolutions 'barely last longer than a week'" However, the fact remains, we all make them. The experience is nearly universal. Some Nations use different calendars, but the passing of one year to another is marked by a deliberate period of...
  • Medal of Honor winner in NYC for New Year's Eve [Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta]

    12/25/2010 2:47:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Times Square New Year's Eve countdown will be launched with military precision this year by the 2010 Medal of Honor winner. New York City Hall and the Times Square Alliance said Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta (JUHN-ta) will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the countdown....