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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:07 AM
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NORAD ready to track the "FASTEST THING ON EARTH!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:22 AM
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1. Be ready to track Santa Claus at...
http://www.noradsanta.org/en/tracksanta.htm with NORAD and Google Earth!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:30 AM
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2. Be ready for Santa with this cookie recipe!
Christmas Cheer Cookies
Makes about 72
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
3 cup unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pound dates, chopped
1 pound walnuts, chopped
1/2 pound golden raisins
1/2 cup whiskey
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and cut in halves

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Beat until ingredients are combined. Mix flour and soda. Stir in dates, walnuts, raisins and whiskey. Batter will be stiff. Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Top each with cherry halves. Bake 10-12 minutes. Store in airtight container till time to put out for Santa!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:04 PM
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7. Hot Coco recipe!
3 cups milk
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
salt

Combine sugar and cocoa, add milk and a dash of salt. Makes 8 servings. For 1 serving place 1/3 cup dry mixture in a coffee mug, add boiling water and stir.

Need it for a big party? Go to http://www.drinksmixer.com/recipes/4326 / to find out how to make it for more people!


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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:43 AM
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16. Don't forget a dash of cayenne and...
a few drops of vanilla and/or almond.

Really-- cayenne pepper. Not so much you can taste it, though.

I usually boil some water to dissolve the cocoa powder before adding the milk. And don't forget the mini marshmallows.



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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:00 AM
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18. Hot toddie recipe:
Anything over 90 proof. Put in microwave for 30 seconds. Shoot and enjoy.
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Freedom Knight Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:41 AM
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3. I did not know that this was offered for kids on Christmas Eve.
They must enjoy it very much. And I must try the cookie recipe.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 AM
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4. too bad they couldn't track a few errant commercial passenger jets . . .
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:50 AM
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5. Lets try to keep some Christmas spirit with this thread please.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:01 AM
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19. Well ya know...
they were on a break.

Jeez... so freakin judgmental.
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:40 AM
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6. Get your lists ready! Only 28 more day!!!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:35 AM
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14. 27 more days people!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:12 PM
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8. Wraping tips!
http://festivals.iloveindia.com/christmas/christmas-cra...

* Before wrapping hands, keep all things near you beforehand, so you don't have to run looking for them every now and then. These include scissors, nametags, glue gun, decorative items, gifts, hole punch and wrapping paper.
* Instead of Christmas themed gift wraps, you can use, plain red, silver or white paper with red or green metallic ribbons. They are more versatile and can be used later too.
* You can put assortment of candies or small toys in a clear or printed cellophane bags and twist tie them or tie them with a ribbon as Christmas party favor for kids.
* Buy colored tissue paper in bulk for Christmas gift wrapping as it can be used as gift paper or lining gift boxes that store fragile items.
* Glue stickers, pictures from old Christmas cards, artificial beads, candies, greens, pine cones, berries or confetti on any plain gift bag or make drawing on them for the personalized gift pack. Real pressed flowers and leaves look quite sophisticated too.
* You can use fancy tags or small greeting cards as tags. Stick-on types are better as they don't come off so easily.
* You can make your own gift tag in shape of a Christmas tree, a heart or a star or any shape you desire from a thick sheet of paper and stick it using glue.

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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:15 PM
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9. Need Tree Decorating tips?
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:17 PM
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10. You sure are in the Christmas spirit.
Hope it's catching on. :toast:
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:05 AM
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25. I have no money for presents and I am 16 day away from graduation, so...
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:28 PM
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11. J Lo's acting career??
:shrug:
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:37 PM
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12. Cool! They'll finally have a worthy target for the new missile defense system.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 01:48 PM by Kutjara
It's about time someone put a stop to Claus coming and going as he pleases. He's an illegal immigrant, people! Have you seen his Green Card? Neither has anyone else. So what the hell is he doing here?

He's also a corporate stooge. If Santa and his elves make all the toys at the North Pole, how come the toys say "Mattel," "Hasbro," and "Fisher Price" on them? Well? I'm waiting. Let me float a couple of possibilities.

(1) Santa is just an offshore manufacturer and distributor for Big Toy. His faux-cutsie little "North Pole" operation (read: China) costs American jobs and exploits foreign elven labor.

(2) Santa is a pirate, making shoddy goods and passing them off as major brands. This puts our children in danger.

Take your pick.

So, let's recap. Santa is an illegal alien who annually invades American airspace (and no doubt without a pilot's license or FAA certification of his sleigh), distributing anti-union and/or shoddy toys to our children. Did I mention that his reindeer are genetically modified?

So come on, NORAD, make sure you don't miss this year!

Merry Christmas indeed. Bah humbug!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:32 AM
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13. WRONG! FAA has always cleared Santa!
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 03:36 AM by Lady Freedom
They always make a big deal of it. Big press conference, lots of fun for all. We carry the kicker on it most years at the station.
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:43 AM
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15. Here is one of the old CNN stories to prove it!
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 03:43 AM by Lady Freedom
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:10 PM
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33. Typical gov't corruption.
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 02:11 PM by Kutjara
Big Toy pays off the FAA to "approve" Santa's sleigh. It's the same old story: a few hands get greased and any old rickety contraption is suddenly "airworthy." What's it gonna take before people wake up? A whole neighborhood wiped out and reindeer parts hanging from the trees?!?!

And what about Rudolph's nose? What do you think makes that glow? Too much eggnog? It's radioactive, for Chrissakes!!! How the holy hell did Claus get FAA approval to transport unshielded fissionable material across American airspace? Huh? Huh?

Face it, Santa commits enough crimes every year to get him waterboarded in Gitmo for the rest of his days. Yet we let it slide every damned time.

The conspiracy runs very deep.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:58 AM
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17. don't forget breaking and entering!
and all the scuttling about the rooftops is certainly prowling
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:06 AM
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21. You forgot about the fact that he is a serial burgular
breaking into homes sans chimneys. And if you don't have a fireplace the bastage finds an open window or door. And if that doesn't work he just walks through the god damn wall. What the heck?
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:18 AM
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22. He is allowed to do that because those at the home are expecting him.
And he doesn't take anything, he leaves stuff.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:39 AM
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23. Oh really??
What about all those cookies and milk he jacks.

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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:44 AM
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24. Those are left out for him by the tree or in the room with the tree in it.
If not there in the room, then he won't take anything, yet he will still leave presents.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:17 AM
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26. Doood, Santa is The Man
This is a Christmas Spirit thread. If you must be a humbug, start a humbug thread. :hi:

You go, Lady Freedom! :hi: :hug:
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:18 AM
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Thank you! And...
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:32 AM
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32. Mmmmmm, sparkles
Though the commercialization of Christmas can get pretty sickening at times, I have to say that holiday lights everywhere are the one thing that says "Christmas". Combined with snow and holiday music, I'm dialed in! :hi:

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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 03:24 AM
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34. OH AH! Pretty Trees!
I love to see the lights in Carthage because they do stuff like that in the square most every year!
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:02 AM
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20. How to make a Christmas Wreath site!
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:18 AM
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27. Speed with which White House lies are disseminated among neocon blogs...
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 09:19 AM by Feles Mala
and faux news outlets?
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:22 AM
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28. not quite...
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:24 AM
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29. Faster than Hypnotoad headed towards his next dick joke?
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 09:24 AM by DS1
:hide:
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:28 AM
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31. A lot faster!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:25 AM
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30. We used to do that every Christmas at the Boston ARTCC.
Issue bogus 'Santa progress reports' that the media duly picked up and reported for the kiddies.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 03:37 AM
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35. This will end in a fireball and a Pentagon briefing... n/t
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 04:14 AM
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36. Nah!
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