Monthly Archives: October 2014

Booo….HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, “Trick or treat?” The word “trick” refers to “threat” to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. The practice is said to have roots in the medieval practice of mumming, which is closely related to souling (discussed above). John Pymm writes that “many of the feast days associated with the presentation of mumming plays were celebrated by the Christian Church.”. These feast days included All Hallows’ Eve, Christmas, Twelfth Night and Shrove Tuesday. Mumming, practiced in Germany, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, involved masked persons in fancy dress who “paraded the streets and entered houses to dance or play dice in silence.” Their “basic narrative framework is the story of St. George and the Seven Champions of Christendom.” – – more

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California is Number #1 State where poverty is worse than you think!

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CALIFORNIA: Supplemental poverty rate 2011-2013: 23.4% (the highest)povertyCALIFORNIA HAS:

> An Official poverty rate: 16.0% (15th highest)

> The State price level: 4th highest

> Pct. without health insurance: 17.2% (8th highest)

In no state was the gap between the official poverty rate and the supplemental poverty rate wider than in California. Between 2011 and 2013, an average of 16% of residents earned incomes below the poverty line, one of the higher rates in the nation. Once taxes, cost of living, and non-cash income were taken into account, the poverty rate rose to 23.4%, the highest supplemental poverty rate nationwide. California’s high cost of living is the largest force pushing state residents into poverty. The cost of rent relative to the rest of the nation was higher than in every state except for Hawaii in 2012. Every day items are also more expensive in California than in the vast majority of states. And despite a wide-ranging need for government assistance, just 9.4% of households received food stamps last year, one of the lowest rates. – – READ MORE

Other States with grave POVERTY are:

2) HAWAII  |  3) NEW JERSEY  |  4) FLORIDA  |  5) NEVADA  |   6)  MARYLAND  |  7) VIRGINIA  |  8) MASSACHUSETTS  |  9) NEW HAMPSHIRE  |  10) CONNECTICUT Continue reading

This Friday, Don’t Forget…HOLLAween

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According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian root. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising“), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. – – Read more on Wikipedia Continue reading

Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal is in theaters Oct. 31

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movies  film cinema in theaters soonJust in Time for the Big Day, HALLOWEEN …..yayyyy !

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism.

Who’s the Most Disgusting Subway Rider?

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dana rubinstein photoSubway-Pole-As-Thong Lady [Photo: Dana Rubinstein] | If you’ve got it, flaunt it — just maybe not on the train where people have to put their hands?

Barefoot Beer LadyBarefoot Beer Lady | Few things communicate “IDGAF” better than kicking off your shoes, spreading out on a crowded train, and guzzling a beer.

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