Daily Archives: December 26, 2015

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Mother’s Love


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The Rosy Rose


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Young Hopi Girl


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Crow game of arrows


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Today’s Duck


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Mămăliguță cu Brînză: Provolone and Feta Cheese


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Göreme, Cappadocia


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BBC News: Syria war: Yarmouk camp evacuation ‘on hold’


Syria war: Yarmouk camp evacuation ‘on hold’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35182306

Terror: after Paris, Tunisia and California, can we stop it spreading?


Terror: after Paris, Tunisia and California, can we stop it spreading?

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BBC News: Do we underestimate the power of plants and trees?


Do we underestimate the power of plants and trees? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34849374

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Got it: No Hunting…None, Never, Zilch!


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Out of this world colors


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National wildlife


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The man who exposed the lie of the war on drugs


The man who exposed the lie of the war on drugs

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Satan’s message to the world: ISIS warns of attacks on Israel in audio message – NY Daily News


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Trăia dincolo de viață….


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Crăciun Fericit! Vă oferim cadou în Seara de Ajun, colindul ”legionar”: ”Vin colindătorii!” (Video) | NapocaNews


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A native American Woman


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Port Românesc


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this pressed: What does “Schlong” means anyway?


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this pressed for Justice: Fara cuvinte — David Simpson (@davidiansimpso3) December 24, 2015


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Fabulous renditions: Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2


Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Make music part of your life series: Frédéric Chopin, Scherzo No. 4 op. 54 E major – Evgenia Herschel


Frédéric Chopin, Scherzo No. 4 op. 54 E major

3 Marches, K. 408: No 1 in C Major (K. 383e) : March in C Major, K. 408


3 Marches, K. 408: No 1 in C Major (K. 383e) : March in C Major, K. 408

great compositions/performances: Claude Debussy – Children’s Corner


Claude Debussy – Children’s Corner

historic musical bits: Franz Schubert Symphony No.5 in B flat major D 485, Leonard Bernstein


Franz Schubert Symphony No.5 in B flat major D 485, Leonard Bernstein

Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 26th, 2015: St. Stephen


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St. Stephen

Stephen’s name means “crown,” and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr’s crown. Stephen was a deacon in the early Christian Church. The apostles had found that they … continue reading

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today’s Holiday: Fiesta Grande


Fiesta Grande

Around Christmas time, thousands of Chilean pilgrims gather to honor the Virgen del Rosario (Virgin of the Rosary), patron saint of miners. The ceremonies take place in the copper-mining town of Andacollo, situated in the Andes mountains. The centerpiece of the festival is a famous three-foot wooden statue of the Virgin that is housed in Andacollo’s basilica. The festival’s main proceedings take place on December 26, during which a religious dance is performed in indigenous costume. Nearby, cockfighting and horseracing attract participants as alternative secular activities. More… Discuss

quotation: Life is a predicament which precedes death. Henry James


Life is a predicament which precedes death.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss

today’s birthday: Charles Babbage (1791)


Charles Babbage (1791)

Babbage was an English mathematician and inventor who devoted most of his life and private fortune to trying to perfect a mechanical calculating machine. In 1837, he described the so-called Analytical Engine, a machine capable of performing arithmetical operations with the use of instructions from punched cards. Although the device was never built, his idea is considered the forerunner of modern computers. Babbage also invented other devices, including the cowcatcher, which is used to do what? More… Discuss

The Killing Fields


The Killing Fields

The Khmer Rouge was the extremist Communist organization that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. It was one of the most lethal regimes of the 20th c and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people through execution, starvation, and forced labor. Victims were often buried in mass grave sites, known as The Killing Fields, scattered throughout Cambodia. Whom did the Khmer Rouge target for their “re-education” campaigns? More… Discuss

word: patrolman


patrolman

Definition: (noun) A policeman who patrols a given region.
Synonyms: flatfoot
Usage: The patrolman was familiar with the area and knew the noises he was hearing were coming from foraging raccoons, not people. Discuss.
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History…Bob Dylan


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Monumentul lui Traian de la Adamclisi, Dobrogea, Romania


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The Story of the Last Crysanthemums review – slow-burning storytelling


The Story of the Last Crysanthemums review – slow-burning storytelling

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Tînără din BUCOVINA


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Orice este frumos, dar nu oricine poate sa vadă


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ISIS terrorists given sanction to harvest organs, rape – NY Daily News


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Two Roses


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Kissing Camels Moonset, ar the Garden of the Gods, Colorado


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Sâmbăta de Sus : Fereastra Mare a Sâmbetei


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6 Famous Pirate Strongholds – History Lists


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Pope’s Christmas Day homily condemns ‘monstrous evil’ fuelling refugee crisis


Pope’s Christmas Day homily condemns ‘monstrous evil’ fuelling refugee crisis

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Ileana, Poienile Izei, Maramureş


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Thankfulness is the beginning of happiness


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A family of nēnē geese


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Home – Kīlauea Point – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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Queen’s Christmas message: light will overcome darkness


Queen’s Christmas message: light will overcome darkness

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Pope Francis attacks consumerist society in midnight mass at Vatican


Pope Francis attacks consumerist society in midnight mass at Vatican

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British ambassador says of US: ‘I don’t think this is a country in decline at all’


British ambassador says of US: ‘I don’t think this is a country in decline at all’

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