Daily Archives: December 24, 2014

Pope: God is always there

Pope: God is always there

Doctors warn of Loom bands danger

Doctors warn of Loom bands danger http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30582551

Christmas ‘not a fairytale’ – Welby

Christmas ‘not a fairytale’ – Welby http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30600438

Queen pays Christmas poppy tribute

Queen pays Christmas poppy tribute http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30595544

Ukraine peace talks in Minsk end

Ukraine peace talks in Minsk end http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30595892

Lin to direct next Star Trek outing

Lin to direct next Star Trek outing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30586774

Hack causes ‘damage’ at steel works

Hack causes ‘damage’ at steel works http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30575104

Deadly storm strikes southern US

Deadly storm strikes southern US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30596613

Händel Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus: make music part of your life series

Händel Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus

Pope Francis Leads Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican: from NBC News (they are not afraid of Christmas like other news agencies are: I’d say good for them!)

Pope Francis Leads Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday, after placing a phone call to Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Francis told refugees at the tent camp in Ankawa, a suburb of Irbil in northern Iraq, that they were like Jesus, forced to flee because there was no place for them. For Christians, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem barn manger, chosen because there was no room for his parents at an inn.

Vatican-Christmas Mass - 2014

Vatican-Christmas Mass – 2014 (Click to access the Mass at NBC News)

From NPR News: 25 Years After Death, A Dictator Still Casts A Shadow In Romania

25 Years After Death, A Dictator Still Casts A Shadow In Romania http://n.pr/1z2Cqnd

From NPR News: Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus

Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus http://n.pr/1B31nyI

Jordan plane ‘not shot down by IS’

Jordan plane ‘not shot down by IS’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30600500

Jordan plane ‘not shot down by IS’

Jordan plane ‘not shot down by IS’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30600500

this pressed for your last moment shopping: Editors’ top holiday picks – CNET

Logo of CNET.

Logo of CNET. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CNET‘s favorite tech gifts of 2014

Holiday Gift Guide

Editors‘ top holiday picks

Editors’ top holiday picks

Shopping for the holidays? We’ve got gift ideas for every gadget category — from PCs to phones to game consoles, and everything in between.

The original version of this list included our single top product from each category, but we’re now broadening it to include notable additions and second choices you should also consider. We’ll continue to expand it throughout the season. In the meantime, check out our full Holiday Gift Guide.

October 30, 2014 6:31 PM PDTUpdated: December 3, 2014 11:21 AM PST Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET / Caption by: Laura K. Cucullu

via Editors’ top holiday picks – CNET.

this pressed for your compationate heart (hertz, inima, coeur, 心 , corazón, from https://translate.google.com/#auto/es/heart: Flash – Pope offers Christmas phone greetings to Iraqi refugees – France 24

24 December 2014 – 20H47

Pope offers Christmas phone greetings to Iraqi refugees

© AFP/File | Pope Francis waves to the crowd at St Peter‘s Square on December 17, 2014, at the Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AFP) – (press here – if you wish-but nothing will happen 🙂 )



Pope Francis spoke by telephone to Iraqis living in a displaced people’s camp near the main Kurdish city Arbil on Wednesday, assuring them they were in his Christmas thoughts.

The refugees were among those driven from their homes around Mosul last summer in an offensive by the jihadist Islamic State group (IS), and the pontiff used a satellite phone connection provided by Catholic channel TV 2000 to offer them his support.

via Flash – Pope offers Christmas phone greetings to Iraqi refugees – France 24.

******this pressed for your compationate heart (hertz, inima, coeur, 心 , corazón, from https://translate.google.com/#auto/es/heart******

Eye-popping street art, funded by you

Eye-popping street art, funded by you

It’s Show-and-Tell Wednesday– toot your own horn and share your latest creation!— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators)

Katy Perry – Prismatic (Vevo Tour Exposed)

Katy Perry – Prismatic (Vevo Tour Exposed)

Cut for Time -_- Christmas Romance (also…Click to view this video at YAHOO!)

Cut for Time-_- Christmas Romance (also…Click to view this video at YAHOO!)


Yeah babe that’s what I’m talking about…Taylor Swift – Blank Space (Published on Nov 10, 2014/ 241,198,793 views-1,717,133 LIKES!!!!!)

Yeah babe that’s what I’m talking about…Taylor SwiftBlank Space (Published on Nov 10, 2014/ 241,198,793 -_- 1,717,133 LIKES!!!!!   )

Taylor Swift – Blank Space

this is just a test (A test I say!)


Embeds « WordPress Codex: because I can’t embed VEVO videos on my WordPress.com website (#euzicasa)

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Embeds « WordPress Codex. (these are just for .org…)

VEVO: Hot the year 21014 (click to view the video at VEVO)


VEVO: Hot thie year 21014

VEVO: Hot the year 21014 (click to view the video at VEVO)

Sony releases The Interview online

Sony releases The Interview online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30599836

this pressed for your curious mind: 13 of the Most Amazing Things Discovered in Space This Year | WIRED (I thought they found Santa too, or did they?)

In April, astronomers discovered the first Earth-size planet within a star’s habitable zone, the region where liquid water can exist. This artist’s concept shows the planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, which is 1.1 times the size of Earth. The ultimate goal is to find another planet just like Earth, and this one—although more like a cousin than a twin—is close. NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

Scientists discovered some pretty amazing things in space this year. There were yet more planets, including the first Earth-like one in a star’s habitable zone. Astronomers found what might be a black-hole triplet, stars in the midst of merging into one giant one, and a star made of diamond.

More Best of 2014:

The Best and Worst of Science in 2014

These Are Our Favorite Maps of the Year

The Best Science Visualizations of 2014

But some of the most exciting things were found right in our own solar system. These discoveries include the first rings ever seen around an asteroid, plumes of water vapor spewing out from the dwarf planet Ceres, a disintegrating asteroid, and what appears to be a new dwarf planet billions of miles away. Oh, and we landed on a comet for the first time. Here are some of the most fantastic

via 13 of the Most Amazing Things Discovered in Space This Year | WIRED.

10 Most Viewed Music Videos (Of All Time)……..Question is: WHY? (did it?) “baby ooho-oh?: ooh-ohhoohohhhhoooo!”

10 Most Viewed Music Videos (Of All Time)

Israel officials in corruption probe

Israel officials in corruption probe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30599595

Nicaragua breaks ground on canal

Nicaragua breaks ground on canal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30584559

Japanese ‘vagina artist’ charged

Japanese ‘vagina artist’ charged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30595378

Sony to release The Interview online

Sony to release The Interview online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30599836

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30598832

You’ll Never Guess How a Homeless Man Spent $100?Watch the Touching Video! | E! Online Mobile


‘It can be fearful’: Police feeling under siege







Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 24th, 2014: St. Adele

St. Adele

St. Adele, Widow. A daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany, St. Adele became a nun upon the death of her husband, making provisions for her son, the future father of St. Gregory of Utrecht. She … continue reading

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today holiday: Tolling the Devil’s Knell (2014)

Tolling the Devil’s Knell (2014)

To celebrate the birth of Christ and the death of the Devil, All Saints Minster Church in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, rings its bell the same number of times as the number of the year (for example, 2,014 times in 2014) on Christmas Eve. The tolling starts at 11:00 PM, stops during the church service from midnight to 12:45, and then resumes until the years have been tolled away. The custom has been going on for almost 700 years. The bell has been called “Black Tom of Soothill” since the 13th century, and Tolling Black Tom is supposed to keep the parish safe from the Devil for another 12 months. More… Discuss

“Dignify and glorify common labor. … It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.” Booker T. Washington

Dignify and glorify common labor. … It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) Discuss

today’s birthday: James Prescott Joule (1818)

James Prescott Joule (1818)

One of the great experimental scientists of the 19th century, Joule is the man for whom the standard mechanical unit of work is named. He was an English physicist who made valuable contributions to the study of heat, electricity, and thermodynamics. His work established the mechanical theory of heat, determined the relationship between heat energy and mechanical energy, and established the first law of thermodynamics. He also applied his intellect to helping operate what family business? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Treaty of Ghent Signed (1814)

Treaty of Ghent Signed (1814)

The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 between the US and the UK. Although the treaty was signed in December, fighting continued for several weeks because it took time for news of the agreement to reach North America. The treaty essentially restored prewar borders and failed to deal with the matters of neutral rights and impressment that were the ostensible causes of the conflict. It did, however, included certain progressive terms that called for the signatories to put a stop to what? More… Discuss

News: Pet Piercings, Tattoos Banned in New York

Pet Piercings, Tattoos Banned in New York

The state of New York has passed a law targeting the controversial practices of pet tattooing and piercing that will leave offenders with up to $250 in fines and up to 15 days imprisonment. Although the bill was introduced in 2011—after an online entrepreneur began selling “gothic kittens” with piercings down their spines—it gained traction this year when a Brooklyn man publicized tattooing his pit bull while it was anaesthetized for spleen surgery. The law applies to all types of pets and goes into effect in 2015. More… Discuss

People and Places: Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market

The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, or Tsukiji fish market, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Located in Tokyo, Japan, the market offers more than 400 types of seafood and is a major attraction for foreign visitors. It typically opens at 3 AM, with auctions beginning around 5 AM. Bidding can only be done by licensed participants, but visitors can watch. What were the “Rice Riots,” and how did they lead to the creation of the Tsukiji fish market? More… Discuss

word: vitreous


Definition: (adjective) Of, relating to, resembling, or having the nature of glass.
Synonyms: glassy
Usage: The lake was so calm it looked vitreous in the pre-dawn light. Discuss.

IS ‘downs coalition plane in Syria’

IS ‘downs coalition plane in Syria’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30596474