General Discussion, Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars, happy Christmas Tuesday in the Southern Hemisphere….

    Uruguay…

    Though Christmas isn’t a holiday there, Uruguayans have a Day of the Family with all the trappings of Christmas. The people gather in town squares and turn on the lights of large decorated faux trees in celebration.

    Argentina…

    Paper lanterns called “globos” set aloft just after midnight Christmas Eve.

    Australia…

    Christmas is celebrated on the many continental beaches.

    Fiji…

    Fijians traditionally celebrate Christmas with a huge lovo feast comprising garlic spice chicken, beef, pork, fish, cassava, Dalo (taro root), and Palusami (spiced mutton wrapped in leaves and cooked in coconut cream).

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  2. Lucille says:

    The Birth of Jesus
    Drive Thru History®: The Gospels

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  3. Pa Hermit says:

    I notice a lot of Russian (?) churches in Christmas pics? Wonder why they’re so special.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Truth.

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  6. czarina33 says:

    Mornin’ all ya’all. Another day of cold (low 40’s), windy, drizzly, grey misery, to be followed by a holiday weekend of teens and twenties at night, 30’s in the daytime. I know you northerners and westerners are not impressed, but Southerners are not good at this freezing stuff. Our pipes break, plants freeze, and we are forced to whine. Especially those of us from Miami, who are used to going to Key West to sit on the beaches in the 72* sun…

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Exactly.

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    • Stella says:

      Good mornin’ czarina! Yes, it is cold up here, and snow is expected before Christmas.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, Czarina! We’re at 17 degrees and expecting a heavy wind chill factor. Glad I don’t have to be out in it. Yes, Fiji would be a blessing right about NOW!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Well, this Southerner is trying not to whine while sitting here waiting for the blizzard to come while the temp is struggling to get up to 2* from the -1* overnight. It snowed overnight and looks like there is another foot of snow on the driveway. It is still snowing now. I had a mild panic attack yesterday when I got an email saying that there was a possibility of power outages. I figure at 0*, it probably won’t take very long for the whole apartment to become a freezer and I have to way to heat it.

      So, I ordered a small heater that can be used indoors from My Patriot Supply. It uses a heat source similar to sterno, but is different. It will heat about 200 sq.ft. I figured I have a lot of winter to live through, so, even if I don’t have it now, I will have it for the next storm.

      I was expecting a delivery from Walmart yesterday, but they canceled it and I had to place the whole reorder for Wed. Hope that doesn’t get canceled, too.

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      • Stella says:

        Always good to have an alternate heat source. In a pinch, I can use the burners on my gas stove. Probably not all that safe, but it works.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          That is one of the problems here. Everything is electric. I called management a few months ago and asked what we were supposed to do and the answer I got was that she had been here 15 years and the power had never gone out. But, that was right after the whole county had a terrible power outage. Luckily this apartment complex was not involved in that.

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          • Stella says:

            I have a natural gas furnace, but of course the igniters and blowers don’t work without electricity. I also have a gas fireplace in the basement, but I have never used it, because there is no venting. I suppose if the situation was desperate, I could try it.

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          • Stella says:

            We don’t usually get power outages here in the winter, but it could happen. When I was still working we had a bad ice storm in March or April, and the power was out at our office for several days. I had power at home though, so it was an impromptu vacation for me.

            PS: I am more worried about deliberate sabotage of the power grid, which did happen recently in South Carolina (one of the Carolinas) and has happened in California. Also, remember that power grid failure we had in the northeast about 10 years ago? I had no power for two days. It was summer and really hot. I would go sit in the car and run the air conditioning while I listened to the radio.

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      • Lucille says:

        Good morning, aus! That’s a great idea about getting a heater from My Patriot Supply. I’ll have to check that out.

        This is the first year my heater has remained on 24/7. I don’t know what the stats are, but it sure seems this is the coldest winter since moving here in May 2016. If the electricity went out, there’s no other source for heating. Taking a shower in cold water would be impossible.

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    Well, afternoon all. The sky is white and the snow is getting deeper. It is snowing fairly lightly, but they are saying it will REALLY start snowing about 1:00 this afternoon. I need to take the trash out so I had better start getting my warm clothes on and that takes a while to do and I had better get at it.

    Hope you all stay warm and healthy.

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  8. Lucille says:

    “Blue Christmas” (first commercial recording of the song!) ~ Doye O’Dell with Instrumental (1948)

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  9. Lucille says:

    Well, it’s very cold but at least we have only very mild earthquakes in Idaho….

    Northern California earthquake buckles road, shatters glass, leaves thousands without power
    By James Torrez and KTVU staffPublished December 20, 2022 3:29AMUpdated 9:03AMEarthquakesKTVU FOX 2
    https://www.ktvu.com/news/northern-california-earthquake-buckles-road-leaves-thousands-without-power

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  10. texan59 says:

    Would you look at that? Brain-Freeze Biden’s home state says election chicanery isn’t legal…………after the election. But at least it’s a start.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/delaware-supreme-court-strikes-down-voting-by-mail-and-same-day-registration_4934719.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport

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