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Guy Fawkes Night / Guy Fawkes Day

November 5, 2011

Guy Fawkes Night / Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Night /
Guy Fawkes Day  

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot…

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The History of The Occupy Wall Street Guy Fawkes Mask

November 4, 2011

Look at a photo or news clip from around the world of Occupy protesters and you’ll likely spot a handful of people wearing masks of a cartoon-like man with a pointy beard, closed-mouth smile and mysterious eyes.

The mask is a stylized version of Guy Fawkes, an Englishman who tried to bomb the …

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Banned Books Week Marks Its 30th Year

September 28, 2011

Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week Marks Its 30th Year

Banned Books Week, the 30th annual celebration of the freedom to read and write what one chooses, is in full swing, running Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. The event was started in 1982 by librarian and director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellec…

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Happy Grandparents Day!

September 11, 2011

National Grandparents Day in United States
Happy Grandparents Day!
(Sunday, September 11th, 2011)

  • Happy Grandparents Day!Official Song of National Grandparents Day: “A Song for Grandma And Grandpa” by Johnny Prill
  • Official Flower of National Grandparents Day: The “Forget-Me-Not” Flower
  • Official Day of National G…

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Least Free State in the US

June 17, 2011

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United States of AmericaResearch conducted at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center has found New York to be the ”least free state in the Union” according to a set of criteria that weighs factors including individual freedoms and obligations to government, like taxes.

The study looked at “discal …

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Friday the 13th

May 12, 2011

Friday the 13thIf there's one day you don't want to walk under ladders, break any mirrors, or run afoul of any hockey-mask-wearing lunatics, it's Friday the 13th. The day, which occurs one to three times every year, is synonymous with bad luck, and folks on the Web are eager to know how it got such a scary rep…

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2011

saint patrick´s day, st patrick s, st pat day, patrick s day, st patricks day, saint patricks day, st pats day, patrick day, st pats, day st patrick, saint patricks, st pat, saints patrick day, saint patrickMany folk ask the question 'Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?' The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bisho…

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Anti-Capitalism Coalitions

February 9, 2011

Glenn Beck Study Guide: Anti-Capitalism Coalitions

ANTI-CAPITALISM

AHMADENIJAD AT THE UNITED NATIONS, 9/21/10

The demanding liberal capitalism and transnational corporations have caused *the suffering of countless women, men and children in so many countries

ANDY STERN, Nov 12, 2009

We evolved in…

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TSA, Trumka, and Muslim Brotherhood

February 7, 2011

Attacks on Journalists

February 4, 2011

Glenn Beck's Study Guide: Attacks on Journalists

Greg Palkot describes his attack

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/04/bloody-cairo-hand-account/#


GREG PALKOT, FOX NEWS
·        Fox News Channel foreign correspondent Greg Palkot <http://www.mediabistro.com/Greg-Palkot-profile.html>  and…

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Caliphate, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas

February 3, 2011

Glenn Beck's Study Guide: Caliphate, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas

Massachusetts women march for freedom in the Middle East
http://www.thereminder.com/localnews/greaterspringfield/massachusettswomen/ <http://www.thereminder.com/localnews/greaterspringfield/massachusettswomen/>

Benjamin, Graves, Wiela…

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In Depth History of Egypt and Mubarak

January 31, 2011

Glenn Beck's Study Guide:
In Depth History of Egypt and Mubarak

1.      Ban Ki-moon: World’s economic model is ‘environmental suicide’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jan/28/ban-ki-moon-economic-model-environment/print

2.      Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan: DEMOCRACY LIKE A STREET…

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The 13th Zodiac Sign - Ophiuchus

January 13, 2011

OphiuchusAstronomer Parke Kunkle tells NBC news that due to the Earth's changing alignment in the last 3000 years, the sign you are born into now are different than they were long ago. Plus, some astronomers believe there is a 13th Zodiac sign called Ophiuchus, which falls between Scorpio and Sagittarius…

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Archeologists Unearth 400-year-old Tobacco Pipes in Jamestown

January 1, 2011

Archeologists Unearth 400-year-old Tobacco Pipes in JamestownArcheologists at Jamestown have unearthed a trove of tobacco pipes personalized for a who’s who of early 17th century colonial and British elites, underscoring the importance of tobacco to North America’s first permanent English settlement.

The white clay pipes — actually, castoffs likel…

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Our Forefathers and Public School

December 6, 2010

Ben FranklinMost of our Founding Fathers, including Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, like most average colonial Americans, spent few years, if any, in formal grammar schools of the day, yet they knew how to read and write well.

Most voluntary local grammar sc…

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Four Creative Ways to Wrap a Gift

December 6, 2010

The Yuletide season is right around the corner, and as people scrunch up their foreheads trying to come up with the perfect Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are scheming to make the wrapping of their present as special as the gifts they contain inside. Here we present a bunch of creati…

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How Did The Tradition of Christmas Presents Begin?

December 5, 2010

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How Did The Tradition of Christmas Presents Begin?

Did We Always Give Christmas Presents?

It is the Christmas Season once again and the giving and opening of Christmas presents will begin soon! But when, exactly, did this Christmas tradition start? I mean, I'm sure Jesu…

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The History Behind The Dazzle of Christmas Lights

December 5, 2010

The History Behind The Dazzle of Christmas Lights

Why Do We Put Up Christmas Lights During the Holiday Season?

It's that time of year again and we figured what better way to kick off the 2010 season of Christmas Lore than with the history behind those Christmas lights we'll all be hanging up soon. Af…

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The True Meaning Behind The Christmas Colors

December 4, 2010

The True Meaning Behind The Christmas Colors

Why are Red and Green Christmas Colors?

The colors red and green are commonly associated with Christmas and might as easily be referred to as Christmas colors. Of course, we all enjoy these Christmas colors, but you might be wondering how red and green bec…

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The Origin of the Christmas Holiday

December 3, 2010

The Origin of the Christmas Holiday

Christmas' Pagan Origins

Few people realize that the origins of a form of Christmas was pagan & celebrated in Europe long before anyone there had heard of Jesus Christ.

No one knows what day Jesus Christ was born on. From the biblical description, most historians be…

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