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October 31, 2014

I love number 4, because I have witches as friends and both Ron and I practice magic.

Filed under: Ideas, My Life and Rants, News, Questions — Scottie @ 14:30

Just me.

30 Fun Facts About …  HALLOWEEN</p>
<p>1. Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask.<br />
2. The first Jack O’Lanterns was actually made from turnips.<br />
3. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.<br />
4. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time<br />
5. Samhainophobia- An intense and persistent fear of Halloween is called Samhnainophobia  Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.<br />
6. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.<br />
7. The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die.<br />
8. According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns is named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell.<br />
9. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with an 836 lb. pumpkin.<br />
10. Stephen Clarke holds the record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving time: 24.03 seconds, smashing his previous record of 54.72 seconds. The rules of the competition state that the pumpkin must weigh less than 24 pounds and be carved in a traditional way, which requires at least eyes, nose, ears, and a mouth.<br />
11. Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.<br />
12. The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.<br />
13. “Halloween” is short for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (sanctified or holy) Day or Hallowmas on November 1.<br />
14. Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness.<br />
15. Halloween originated in Ireland over 2,000 years ago Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.<br />
16. Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.<br />
17. Halloween has variously been called All Hallows’ Eve and Witches Night.<br />
18. Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other girls believed they would see their boyfriend’s faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween.<br />
19. Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was one of the most famous and mysterious magicians who ever lived. Strangely enough, he died in 1926 on Halloween night as a result of appendicitis brought on by three stomach punches.<br />
20. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.<br />
21. Mexico celebrates the Days of the Dead (Dias de los Muertos) on the Christian holidays All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) instead of Halloween.<br />
22. The average American will spend $66.28 on Halloween in 2010, totaling $5.8 billion.<br />
23. According to the National Retail Federation, 40.1% of those surveyed plan to wear a Halloween costume in 2010. In 2009, it was 33.4%. Thirty-three percent will throw or attend a party.<br />
24. In 2010, 72.2% of those surveyed by the National Retail Federation will hand out candy, 46.3% will carve a pumpkin, 20.8% will visit a haunted house, and 11.5% will dress up their pets.<br />
25. Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.<br />
26. In 1974, eight-year-old Timothy O’Bryan died of cyanide poisoning after eating Halloween candy. Investigators later learned that his father had taken out a $20,000 life insurance policy on each of his children and that he had poisoned his own son and also attempted to poison his daughter.<br />
27. Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.<br />
28. Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128).<br />
29. The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators.<br />
30. Children are more than twice as likely to be killed in a pedestrian/car accident on Halloween than on any other night</p>
<p>Friday October 31 2014 12:38pm” /></p>
<p style=30 Fun Facts About … HALLOWEEN

1. Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask.
2. The first Jack O’Lanterns was actually made from turnips.
3. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
4. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time
5. Samhainophobia- An intense and persistent fear of Halloween is called Samhnainophobia Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
6. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
7. The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die.
8. According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns is named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell.
9. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with an 836 lb. pumpkin.
10. Stephen Clarke holds the record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving time: 24.03 seconds, smashing his previous record of 54.72 seconds. The rules of the competition state that the pumpkin must weigh less than 24 pounds and be carved in a traditional way, which requires at least eyes, nose, ears, and a mouth.
11. Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
12. The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.
13. “Halloween” is short for “Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallows’ Evening,” which was the evening before All Hallows’ (sanctified or holy) Day or Hallowmas on November 1.
14. Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness.
15. Halloween originated in Ireland over 2,000 years ago Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
16. Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.
17. Halloween has variously been called All Hallows’ Eve and Witches Night.
18. Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other girls believed they would see their boyfriend’s faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween.
19. Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was one of the most famous and mysterious magicians who ever lived. Strangely enough, he died in 1926 on Halloween night as a result of appendicitis brought on by three stomach punches.
20. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.
21. Mexico celebrates the Days of the Dead (Dias de los Muertos) on the Christian holidays All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) instead of Halloween.
22. The average American will spend $66.28 on Halloween in 2010, totaling $5.8 billion.
23. According to the National Retail Federation, 40.1% of those surveyed plan to wear a Halloween costume in 2010. In 2009, it was 33.4%. Thirty-three percent will throw or attend a party.
24. In 2010, 72.2% of those surveyed by the National Retail Federation will hand out candy, 46.3% will carve a pumpkin, 20.8% will visit a haunted house, and 11.5% will dress up their pets.
25. Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.
26. In 1974, eight-year-old Timothy O’Bryan died of cyanide poisoning after eating Halloween candy. Investigators later learned that his father had taken out a $20,000 life insurance policy on each of his children and that he had poisoned his own son and also attempted to poison his daughter.
27. Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.
28. Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128).
29. The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators.
30. Children are more than twice as likely to be killed in a pedestrian/car accident on Halloween than on any other night

Friday October 31 2014 12:38pm

The ambulance drone that could save your life – YouTube

Filed under: Health, News — Scottie @ 13:44

I agree with this video.  All technology is not evil or bad, our sue of it is what determines that.   The same drones and controllers that take lives could instead be used to save them.  I have seen defibrillators in stores, and all over used to save lives.  I have seen ambulances stuck and EMTs run down the street to get to hurt people.  The only trouble I see with this is getting people use to taking directions from a voice when they are upset, however it can save lives, not only here, but over seas, in the poorest of countries, in places where there is not any medical facilitates.   Hugs

The ambulance drone that could save your life – YouTube.

October 30, 2014

What [David] Perdue is telling Georgia voters when…

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 13:02

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — What [David] Perdue is telling Georgia voters when….

What [David] Perdue is telling Georgia voters when he signals his intent to prosecute President Obama if he wins a Senate seat is that they are certainly going to be in for a serious world of hurt. The policies he promises to push are precisely those enacted by Koch-puppet Sam Brownback that have set Kansas on the road to bankruptcy, failed education system, and the nation’s poorest job creation numbers; all due to “reforming” taxes to give more wealth to the one-percent and corporations. What is even more absurd is that he calls the lowest taxes in 60 years, lowest spending in 50 years, fastest debt and deficit reduction, best job creation numbers in decades, highest corporate profits in ages, and greatest oil production and export in the world a direct product of “a failed presidency.”

why religion bothers me so

Filed under: News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:51

natskep:</p>
<p>Visit <a href=http://natskep.com – I think this is enough reason for all you people that are stating atheists are “attacking” your “innocent” religion. #godless #god #athiest #atheist #f4f #row4row #baptist #hitler #cross #pray #christian #goodwithoutgod #godeatgod #love #realistic #atheism #agnostic #jesus #lord #wtf #lol #church #satan #satanist #children #teenager #gay #lgbt #equality #pray #christ
” />

the real job creators are the people who buy things, so pay them enough they can afford to buy stuff

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 12:47

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Filed under: Homosexual, News — Scottie @ 12:04

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — Gun extremists’ ghastly new low: A fight over “open carry” turns vulgar and scary

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 12:02

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — Gun extremists’ ghastly new low: A fight over “open carry” turns vulgar and scary.

It seems to me we are about to see our country and our culture over run by thugs.  Will we let this happen?  I hope not.  Hugs

 

October 29, 2014

Watchdog Group Hits Government Officials Donating Taxpayer Money To Alabama Church

Filed under: Ideas, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 19:31

OK this just really gets me upset.  Here again you have a group of religious people who managed to get them self into local positions of power and then decided to give tax payer money to their local church.  In this case it is to give steak dinners to adult men so they can preach to them to be good fathers and bring their families into the church flock.  They also want government money to fix up their buildings.    People if you think the fanatical religious people have given up trying to convert the entire country into a faith based program, here is your answer.   To give them credit they went to the local level, they got them self on the local commissions, the local school boards and then they tried to enforce their religion on all of us, and use our tax payer money for their churches causes.  They have a lot of experience lying and using deceit to get what they want for their worship, it comes natural.  I say this because I have been told time and time again that what ever it takes is OK to make sure that their God is in charge.   I know this is true because they don’t understand the difference between a democracy and a theocracy.  Please help all of us in staying pure to the country, God is in church and the government is in the halls of town buildings and congress and most important the judiciary.   Hugs

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — Watchdog Group Hits Government Officials Donating Taxpayer Money To Alabama Church.

below is an excerpt to the article, please use the link above to read the whole post.

“There couldn’t be a more flagrant violation of the Constitution than a direct cash donation to a Christian ministry for the purpose of promoting church-going,” Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom from Religion Foundation co-president, said in a press release.

“Dogs and cats have to die”: Stephen Colbert sums up latest insane NRA crusade – Salon.com

Filed under: Food, News, Political — Scottie @ 19:15

“Dogs and cats have to die”: Stephen Colbert sums up latest insane NRA crusade – Salon.com.

OK, Thanks to the comedian for trying to point out how silly this is, a great bill to save your cats and dogs got torpedoed and not even voted on due to the work of the NRA.  How much power are we going to give these un-elected people.  How much of our society do we need to give up to them?  Hugs

What [David] Perdue is telling Georgia voters when…

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 19:05

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — What [David] Perdue is telling Georgia voters when….

Wow very clear, here is an excerpt, please go to the link above to read the whole article.

Koch-puppet Sam Brownback that have set Kansas on the road to bankruptcy, failed education system, and the nation’s poorest job creation numbers; all due to “reforming” taxes to give more wealth to the one-percent and corporations. What is even more absurd is that he calls the lowest taxes in 60 years, lowest spending in 50 years, fastest debt and deficit reduction, best job creation numbers in decades, highest corporate profits in ages, and greatest oil production and export in the world a direct product of “a failed presidency.”

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