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Merry Christmas from euzicasa! Post Card: Saddle-back Mountain from Huntington Beach Municipal Pier – December 2011-2014©


Saddle-back Mountain from Huntington Beach Municipal Pier - December 2011

Merry Christmas from euzicasa!  Post Card: Saddle-back Mountain from Huntington Beach Municipal Pier – December 2011-2014©

this pressed for your kindness: Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours – Telegraph: Happy Thanksgiving!


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Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours

A crowdfunding campaign has helped raise thousands of dollars for Natalie DuBose after her shop was looted in the Ferguson riots

By Mark Molloy

4:44PM GMT 27 Nov 2014

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A shop owner whose business was vandalized in riot-hit Ferguson admits she is “overwhelmed” after receiving a flood of donations.

Natalie DuBose was pictured weeping outside her bakery shop as violence erupted in the Missouri city this week.

Kind-hearted strangers have donated more than $215,000 (£135,000) in just 24 hours to help the mother-of-two.

The windows of her business, Natalie’s Cake‘s & More, were smashed and equipment damaged by looters.

Ms DuBose initially hoped to raise $20,000 (13,000) through her #GoFundMe campaign to help pay for repairs to her shop, which only opened in June.

via Ferguson riots victim stunned by $200K donations in 24 hours – Telegraph.

today’s holiday: Thanksgiving (U.S.)


Thanksgiving (U.S.)

The first American Thanksgiving was entirely religious and took place on December 4, 1619, but most Americans think of the first “official” Thanksgiving as the one that took place at Plymouth Colony in October 1621, a year after the Pilgrims first landed on the New England coast. Today, Thanksgiving is a time for family reunions and traditions, most of which center around the preparation of an elaborate meal featuring turkey and a dozen or so accompanying dishes. The widespread sales that begin in stores the next day mark the start of the Christmas shopping season. More… Discuss

 

quotation: No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. Abraham Lincoln


No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Discuss

Today’s Holiday: Garland Day


Garland Day

On Old May Day, the children of the Dorset fishing village of Abbotsbury still “bring in the May” by carrying garlands from door to door and receiving gifts in return. Each garland is constructed over a frame and supported by a broomstick, which is carried by two young people around the village. Later, the garlands are laid at the base of the local war memorial. At one time this was an important festival marking the beginning of the fishing season: fishermen rowed out to sea after dark and tossed the garlands to the waves with prayers for a safe and plentiful fishing season. More… Discuss

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The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events


Major sky events of 2014 are listed.
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WORD: Materfamilias


materfamilias 

Definition: (noun) A female head of a family or tribe.
Synonyms: matriarch
Usage: As materfamilias, my grandmother calls the shots on holidays like Thanksgiving, and no one dares question her. Discuss.
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WORD: CORNUCOPIA


cornucopia 

Definition: (noun) The property of being extremely abundant.
Synonyms: profusenessrichness
Usage: The cornucopia of job opportunities overwhelmed the immigrants, who had come from a town with only one employer. Discuss.

 

 

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Homeward Bound / Home (Glee Cast Version) [HQ Full Studio]


Published on Nov 23, 2012

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New Glee Single for Season Four from the new episode 4×08 “Thanksgiving”.

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window (From ACLU – November 28, 2011)


Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a 'Battlefield' They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a ‘Battlefield’ They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window (click to get informed from ACLU)

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.

Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial. (source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being)