Category: Holidays


At Least 35 People Reportedly Killed In New Year’s Eve Stampede In Shanghai

 

 

 

 

” At least 35 New Year’s Eve revellers have been killed in a stampede in Shanghai. Chinese state media has reported a further 42 people have been injured in the crush.

  The carnage began in crowded conditions shortly before midnight on December 31, as people packed the waterfront Bund district to welcome the New Year, according to a local government statement.

  Unconfirmed reports on social media site Weibo suggested partygoers had thrown fake US dollar bills or coupons into the air at a nearby nightclub immediately prior to the crush, prompting a scramble.”

 

 

9News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mall Brawl: 1000 Teens In Shopping Fights In Monroeville Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

” A massive brawl in a Pennsylvania shopping mall has been caught on film.”

” Hundreds of teens were involved in the fight in Monroeville, Pennsylvania which forced the mall to close early according to philly.com The fights broke out on Friday. Monroeville Police Chief Douglas Cole said at least two people were hospitalized.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The group of teens started turning up at the mall around 5pm local time with approximately 1000 turning up.”

 

News.co.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wausau Man’s Christmas Tree Still Up After Four Decades

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A slim spruce covered in tinsel and dusty Christmas decorations has stayed parked in Neil Olson’s living room for 40 years now, and it somehow has retained its needles over those four decades.

” Most of ‘em don’t last,” Olson, 89, said. “The needles are kept on for a reason. It’s supernatural, I say.”

  Olson put up the tree in 1974 when two of his six sons went off to serve in the Vietnam War. He planned to take it down when he had all six boys home again for Christmas at the same time.

  He’s still waiting for that day.

  Five of the kids live in Wausau. But the eldest, who is disabled, lives in Washington state and has been unable to make the journey back to Wisconsin at Christmas.”

 

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Chicago Ridge Mall Closes After Fight, Unconfirmed Report Of Shooting

 

 

 

 

” A report of shots fired and a fight that erupted in the food court at “jam-packed” Chicago Ridge mall caused its evacuation and early closure Saturday night in the southwest suburb.

  No one was injured and no arrests were made, Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar said. He said there were no shots fired. Police were investigating.

  At about 6 p.m. officers responded to a fight in progress in the food court and while on the way, received a report of shots fired, prompting a “multi-jurisdictional response,” according to a statement released by police.

” Several groups previously within the food court area had begun to go into the mall area,” the statement said. Stores began to close their gates and they made the decision to close the mall and evacuate.

“ Somehow a fight broke out in the food court,’’ said Tokar. The fight “escalated,’’ said the mayor, who said no gunshots were fired. “

 

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PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Offline Due To Attacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

” If all you want for Christmas is some online video gaming, you may feel like you got coal in your stocking.

  Online game networks Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were knocked offline much of Christmas Day in an apparent DDos (distributed denial of service) attack.

  Taking credit for the takedown: a group called Lizard Squad, which previously claimed credit for August attacks on the PlayStation Network and online games World of Warcraft and League of Legends. “

 

USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live – NORAD Santa Tracker 2014: Follow Father Christmas’s Trip Around The Globe

 

NORAD Santa Tracker 2014

 Click pic to go live where you can follow Santa around the world

 

 

 

” Each festive season the air forces tasked with defending US airspace instead devote themselves to tracking Father Christmas.

  The North American Aerospace Defense Command – or NORAD – started tracking him when a 1955 advert encouraged children to phone Santa – but gave the wrong number.

  When he realised what had happened, Colonel Harry Shoup – who came to be known as the “Santa Colonel” – quickly told his staff to answer the calls with an update on Father Christmas’s current position.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” And the practice has continued ever since, developing into a tradition where volunteers staff call centres on Christmas Eve and field around 70,000 phone calls each year from 200 countries.

  But the tracker has adapted with the times, becoming more advanced through the years as it took to the internet.

  It now has its own Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, and not only counts down the days until Father Christmas will begin delivering presents but lets you visit the digital North Pole and play various games.”

 

Read more at Mirror.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After Family’s Presents Were Stolen, Lexington Police Officers Took Kids Shopping

 

 

 

” After a family’s Christmas presents were stolen, Lexington police officers who responded to the call found a way to make sure the family would still have a good Christmas.

  Jason Rothermund, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge, said the officers, Tim Ball, James Dellacamera and Benjamin Blank, contacted the organization and asked if there was money left over from their annual event, Shop with A Cop, in which officers take children in Lexington out shopping for presents.

  Rothermund said they did have leftover funds, which were then used to buy gifts for the family.

” These officers took the initiative to go above and beyond what they normally do,” he said.

  The original Christmas gifts were recovered later the same day they were stolen, but the officers took the kids shopping for more presents because they didn’t have a lot originally, said police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.

  Christina Edwards, 28, has custody of her nieces, Jaylin Beeman, 6, and Destiny Edwards, 4 months, and her nephew, Brayden Edwards, 3. She is raising them by herself.

  When the officers came back later saying they wanted to take the kids shopping, Edwards was thrilled.

” I felt very blessed that somebody would want to help,” she said.

  Edwards said the officers had $300 to spend on the kids, and the kids had a great time shopping for their gifts at Meijer. Brayden and Jaylin each got pajamas, clothes and shoes. Brayden got a SWAT team badge, helmet and gun, as well as a soccer ball and other toys. Jaylin picked out Barbie dolls and a Barbie jeep.

  Rothermund said the most important thing about what the officers did is that they didn’t have to do it, they wanted to.

”  This is the type of story that makes me proud to be a police officer,” he said. “It’s why people become police officers.” “

Thanks to Kentucky.com

Positive Pregnancy Tests Being Sold Online In Green County

 

 

Positive Pregnancy Tests For Christmas

 

 

 

” Positive pregnancy tests are for sale online by a Green County woman who is marketing them specifically for the holidays.

  An online ad called the positive tests “a way to keep your man.” The tests are being offered for $20.

  Many people who spoke to FOX23 seemed appalled that someone would attempt to buy one of the tests.

“ Why would you want to do that to somebody?” one person asked.

  Those buying the tests could also run into legal problems ranging from libel to emotional stress to misrepresentation.

“ If a woman were to ask for money for medical treatment, that would be considered a crime or fraudulent criminal act,” said attorney Timothy Houchin of Brune Law Firm.”

 

Fox 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Home Alone Was A Horror Film

 

 

   From the fertile mind of master parodist Bobby Burns comes this version of “Home Alone” that focusses on the subplot with Bud telling tales to Kevin of their creepy neighbor , who just might be the “South Bend shovel slayer” … Clever stuff 

Family Has Taken Santa Photo Every Year Since 1955

 

 

 

 

 

” For 60 years, the Wilson family of Seattle has followed the unique Christmas tradition of posing on Santa’s lap for a photograph.

  Today, by adding in all the spouses and children, there’s no way Santa has enough lap room for them all!

  The tradition began in 1955 with just one Wilson, when young Steve Wilson first climbed on Santa’s knee, and was joined by brother Scott in 1957.

  Today, in their most recent photo taken in the same place, Nordstrom, 10 members of the growing Wilson family crowd into the photo.

” It’s the history of our family,” Steve told King5. “It just happens to be with Santa Claus.” 

  Every one of the photos is displayed on the family’s Facebook account. The complete family only missed one year, 1978, when Scott couldn’t make it. “

 

NewsMax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progressive Christmas Carols

 

 

 

This video hits the PC nail on the head .

Published on Dec 9, 2014

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
We wish you happy holidays, whoever you may be
So merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, or heck all three
We’ve modernized these jingles for the massive bourgeoisie
Love, The Updated Christmas Carol Team

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
You better not judge, you better not hate
Better not bully or discriminate
Progressive Santa’s coming to town
He’s making a list of gluten free foods
He won’t take a peek at J-Law’s nudes
Progressive Santa’s coming to town
He’s 50 different races
And all for tax reform
He’ll protect all your children
Well, as long as they’ve been born

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (reindeer)
Had an advantageous nose (he outlived his friends)
He passed his bright red traits on (traits on)
Darwin said that’s how it goes (evolution’s not a theory)

Mary Did You Know
Mary did you know that your baby boy supports the NRA
Mary did you know that your baby boy is white

Deck the Halls
Deck the halls with kujichagulia
Kwa wa wa wa wa wa wa wanza
Give zawadi, hang benderas
Kwa wa wa wa wa wa wa wanza
Throw your hands up in the air-uh
Kwa wa wa wa wa wa wa wanza

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
You’re a green one, Mr. Grinch
You’re lacking in finesse
That greenish epidermis determines your success
Mr. Grinch
Racist Whos constrain you to the issues they continue to suppress
You’re an outlier, Mr. Grinch
You give the Whos a fright
They say your heart is 3/5ths normal,
You’re either wrong or white
Mr. Grinch
Don’t walk the streets of Whoville you might fight a cop the Whos will not indict

White Christmas
I’m dreaming of a racially ambiguous holiday

Away In A Manger
Away in a manger with Jesus and crew
His schmeckle got cut cause hey Christ was a Jew

O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night Jesus did something holy
Joseph watched golf, his leather chair reclining
As Mary birthed a child, I think a donkey was involved
Three wise men came, with GPS they found him
Christ lied in a barn, as his omniscient baby-daddy looked down
Jesus crawled on his knees
His mom shared it on snapchat
O bright device!
O night, when Christ celebrated Christmas “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs And 1 Cat Eating Christmas Dinner

 

 

 

    We all love our dogs , some more than others , and this video shows that love taken to a Christmas extreme … bon appetit

Published on Dec 15, 2014

” http://freshpet.com
  Everyone! We would LOVE to see your pets and will be giving out some special prizes! If your pet has what it takes, feel free to post a photo or video of them eating with hands and use the hashtag #FreshpetFeast

  Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guBWY…

  We are on a mission – to bring the power of fresh, real food to dogs and cats. And we’re committed to doing so in ways that are good for our pets, for people and for the planet.

  At Freshpet, our dogs and cats aren’t just our pets. They’re part of the family. And as our families choose to eat fresh, less-processed foods, we thought it made sense that our pets should too. That’s why we made Freshpet. Freshpet isn’t found on the shelf like every other pet food. You’ll only find it in the Freshpet fridge. Just fresh meats and fresh veggies, and no preservatives.

Connect with us!
https://www.facebook.com/Freshpet
https://twitter.com/Freshpet
https://www.youtube.com/user/freshpet400

  Special thanks to the Humane Society of Utah for their participation in this video. Many of the dogs in the video are available for adoption!

Video created by: http://shareability.com/ “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Christmas Gun Video | 511 Tactical Contest

 

 

 

Published on Dec 5, 2014

” You’re gonna see a lot of Christmas Gun videos this year but this is the best! Presenting: Ballistic Nutcracker! A must see!

Watch the original version in High Definition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2A5Y…

Giveaway Contest Rules:

1. Leave a comment on this video. Any comment will get you entered but creative comments will be tallied and a separate winner will be chosen from that pool of comments.

2. That’s it. Winners will be contacted via YouTube message and announced on the Funker Tactical Facebook page.

Prizes:

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2. NBT Duffel Bag: http://bit.ly/1yUnTKj

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Music by: Machinima Sound, Anze Rozman and Samuel Nevarez.”

 

 

HT/Laura Ingraham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Marist Remake

 

 

 

Published on Dec 4, 2014

” Happy Holidays from the Leo Hall Ground Floor!

  I do not own the rights to this song
All credit goes to Mariah Carey

Watch the original here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQVi… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Wrapping Hack

 

 

 

Published on Dec 9, 2014

” Cool gift wrapping hack from Takashimaya Department Store in Japan.”

 

 

 

   For those viewers who would prefer to see the method from a more relaxed perspective , BuzzFeed offers screenshot gifs of the wrapping process , step by step .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Guide To This Year’s Holiday Season Filled With Fishing Apparel, Tackle, Electronics And More

 

 

   This ROV from Deep Trekker would make a great gift to the mariner on your list but beware of the $4000 price tag … and this is the starter model . The flagship model , DTG2 Turbo Worker , lists for $10,000 . 

 

 

f3-gift deep-trekker

DTG2 from Deep Trekker

 

” The DTG2 from Deep Trekker comes complete with a standard 50 meters of tether that connects you to the Superbright LCD Screen Controller and offers the first completely portable, remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Built to last, the DTG2 is constructed of a cast-aluminum body that encases a 360-degree window and allows the user to have an unprecedented field of view, whether checking out the bottom of the boat or exploring the ocean floor. Typical battery life ranges from six to eight hours. “

 

 

Watch this video of the DTG2 and see just how cool it is …

 

 

 

 

 

    As cool as an underwater ROV might be we personally can see ourselves having much more fun from a gift of the V2 , state of the art , waterproof , floating drone from SeaHex which is a steal at $8,000 … (sarc off) 

 

 

 

f3-gift seahex

SeaHex V2

 

” The SeaHex V2 changes the stakes for the ever-growing market of quadcopter drones. The big brother of the V1, which allows for safe water recovery, the V2 provides the impressive ability for both water landings and takeoffs. When coupled with the offshore fishing package, the SeaHex V2 lets you create a program to search a half-mile grid in front of you while sending a live feed back to an iPad or a smartphone onboard. That’s a huge advantage when looking for baitballs or a feeding frenzy.”

 

 

And here is a video of the SeaHex V2 in action …

 

 

 

 

 

    While we have highlighted a couple of the most expensive items on the list , do not be deterred . There is something for all budgets among the great gift ideas for the fisherman/boater you love at Marlin Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duff’s Sweet Spot: Chocolate Yule Log Tree Stump

 

 

 

Published on Dec 1, 2014

” Duff Goldman creates the yule log chocolate tree stump, a visually stunning dessert inspired by the Holiday Baking Championship.

  Get the recipe: http://www.FoodNetwork.com/ChocolateY…

  For more recipes, videos and photos from Holiday Baking Championship, go to:http://www.FoodNetwork.com/BakingCham…

  For more Holiday Baking ideas from Food Network, check out http://www.FoodNetwork.com/HolidayBaking “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Creepy Santa Decoration Is Your Worst Nightmare

 

 

 

” While Christmas time usually means stores and homes filled with rosy-cheek, joyful Santa Claus decorations, some shoppers were rather scared by this Santa spotted in the Macy’s Department Store in New York. The pale-faced St. Nick sounds like he may be having a spot of bother on the toilet as he tries out his signature, “ho, ho, ho!” Credit: YouTube/Mr. Crumples “

In This Season Of Love And Fellowship The Democrats Feel The Need To Preach Hate And Make Money At The Same Time

 

Here is the latest Tweet from @TheDemocrats , hawking their Christmas wares …

 

 

Dems Hate Tea Parties

 

 

 

 

 The responding tweets are wonderfully instructive of the public’s feeling towards an official political party’s embrace of hatred as a “party value” and must be read . It would appear that there are much more right thinking people visiting the page than hate-filled dems , and rightly so . 

 

 

 

Dem Twits

 

 

 

    The “hate is not a family value” crowd has once again demonstrated their hypocrisy for all the world to see . The “Christmas gift” in question is pictured below :

 

 

I Hate Tea Parties

 

 

 

    And it can be yours for the low , low price of just $30 plus shipping , handling and sales tax , where applicable . Only the Kool-Aid gulping Dems would be foolish enough to spend 30+ dollars on a $6 made in China plastic travel tumbler .

 

 

HT/Daily Caller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: The 36 Best Toys

 

 

 

” Sweaters and skis are great, but there’s nothing better than opening up a present and finding a fun new toy inside, whether you’re six or sixty-five.”

” Da Vinci’s Trebuchet

Age 8+ / $30

  Make sure to glue the gear on in the right direction—that’s step one, by the way—and an hour later you end up with a working medieval war machine inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches. With the proper counterweight, it’ll launch a barrge of marbles right into an approaching phalanx of green army men.

Image credit: Andrew B. Myers “
Read about the rest of their selections at PopularMechanics.com

Soldier’s Christmas

 

 

” We hope you’ll enjoy and share our best video yet as we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. Let’s make it a Christmas to remember — and to never forget that our freedom comes at a very high price.

  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to Operation 300 which hosts adventure camps for the children of our fallen heroes. Thank you to all who have served.

Madison Rising: Music With Meaning. “

Published on Dec 2, 2014

” Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/madisonrising
Buy at Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Christ…
Buy on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sol…

CDs, t-shirts, posters and more available at the Madison Rising store: http://shop.madisonrising.com/

To book the band, please contact: booking@madisonrising.com “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first video is of the fireworks display itself in it’s entirety …

Burj Al Arab 15th Anniversary / UAE National Day Fireworks 2014

 

 

     … while the second video offers a view of the stage pageantry leading up to the fireworks as well as a closer view of the fireworks display itself … Enjoy .

UAE 43rd National Day, Burj Al Arab Firework 2014, Full HD

 

 

 

30,000 Bought ‘Literal Poop’ On Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

” Popular game Cards Against Humanity pulled all products from its website for Black Friday, instead offering boxes of “literal poop” that quickly sold out.

  The protest — which follows last year’s action of raising prices on all Cards Against Humanity products on its website and Amazon for Black Friday — saw the website pull all products from its store in favor of a single available item in a box labeled “Bull [expletive].”

  The Black Friday special, which the website promised is “literal poop from an actual bull,” quickly sold out of 30,000 units, company founder Max Temkin tweeted.

” If you buy the poop expecting it to be something else that’s not poop, you’re actually buying a valuable life lesson for $6,” he tweeted.

  The card game and its expansion packs returned to the website Saturday along with a new promotion: “The Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa.” The website said customers who pay $15 will receive 10 mystery gifts in the mail during the month of December. “

 

Thanks to UPI Odd News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hells Angels Set For 16th Annual Toy Run To Poverello House

 

 

 

” Fresno County Hells Angels member Merl Hefferman was busy Monday collecting bicycles at the Walmart on Herndon Avenue in northwest Fresno for Saturday’s 16th annual Toy Run to Poverello House.

  Last year, Poverello House in downtown Fresno gave away more than 3,500 toys on Christmas morning. “Without generous donors, it would be hard to gather enough toys to distribute to those in need,” says Cruz Avila, executive director of Poverello House.

  The Hells Angels Toy Run helps meet Poverello’s need. Hefferman said it’s an all-day event that’s fun and allows the chapter to give back to the community.

  Poverello House is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that has been serving the hungry, homeless and destitute in the Fresno area since 1973. It depends on in-kind and monetary donations as well as community members volunteering for various jobs. Today, Poverello House sees more families than ever before, and serves about 1,500 meals every day.”

Read more at the Fresno Bee and a tip of the hat to The Blaze 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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