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Η πορεία της ομάδας προσκόπων της Λέσχης της Αραβικής #Ορθόδοξης Ένωσης στην #Ιερουσαλήμ εκτελώντας λαογραφικά παραδοσιακά παλαιστινιακά τραγούδια κατά τη διάρκεια των εορτασμών των #Χριστουγέννων στις 01/06/2022 σύμφωνα με το Ιουλιανό ημερολόγιο #Jerusalem #Palestinian
1) Ο εορτασμός ξεκίνησε με την πορεία προσκόπων μέσα στα τείχη της Παλαιάς Πόλης στην Ανατολική Ιερουσαλήμ, ερμηνεύοντας λαογραφικά παραδοσιακά #παλαιστινιακά τραγούδια, βαδίζοντας προς την έδρα του Πατριαρχείου για να χαιρετήσει τον Πατριάρχη #bethlehem #Palestine #Greek
2) Ο Πατριάρχης αναχώρησε με την προσκοπική πομπή από το Πατριαρχείο στην Πύλη της Γιάφα, εν συνέχεια στη Μονή Αγίου Ηλία κατέληξε εν συνέχεια στη Βηθλεέμ.
3) Το χριστουγεννιάτικο μονοπάτι στη Βηθλεέμ ξεκίνησε με περισσότερες από 20 ομάδες προσκόπων
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The Arab Orthodox Union Club #Scouts March in #Jerusalem performing folklore traditional #Palestinian songs during the celebrations of #Christmas on 06/01/2022 according to the Julian calendar #GreekOrthodox #Orthodox #Palestine #Patriarch #Bethlehem #NativityChurch
1) The celebration began with a scout march inside the walls of the Old City in East Jerusalem performing folklore traditional #Palestinian songs marching towards the Patriarchate headquarters to greet the Patriarch
The Patriarch departed with the Scout procession from the Patriarchate to Jaffa Gate then onto St Elias #Monastery and then to Bethlehem. 3) The Christmas path in #Bethlehem began with over 20 scouting groups marching through the main inner streets of Bethlehem city in Palestine
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I got home this morning after an overnight shift in the pediatric emergency department.

I rarely share personal reflections based on my clinical work as a #pediatrician via @twitter, but I'm allowing myself this exception.

#omicron #COVID19Qc #N95sForAll

A thread 🧵 1/21...
2/ I started my winter holiday stretch of shifts by working on #Christmas evening and finished it by ringing in the #NewYear last night while taking care of sick & injured children with a phenomenal (but overworked & somewhat demoralized team) at the children's hospital.
3/ Let me re-iterate at the outset that I've always been opposed to @francoislegault @coalitionavenir's imposition of the #curfew because of its harmful impacts on many of the most marginalized people in society.
cbc.ca/news/canada/mo…
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I couldn’t imagine a greater holiday gift than this letter from the @NCRMuseum I recieved this #Christmas about items from @radfordu’s Feburary 29, 2016 @Blklivesmatter protest of Donald Trump being added to their permanent collection!
The protests against Donald Trump eventually became the largest in United States history. Donald Trump, who came into political existance by falsely claiming that the first black president wasn’t legitimate or a natural-born citizen, is the first president to be impeached twice..
and is most known for his contemporary bigotry, lies and mishandling of COVID-19 pandemic, refusal to concede re-election defeat, and violent insurrection of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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One of my favorite #Christmas-themed movies has to be Trading Places, the 1980s comedy staring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd

The last scene in particular is what got me hooked :) It’s that classic ending that keeps you wondering.

Wanna know how they did it?

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1/ we all know the story from Trading Places. Aykroyd plays a snobbish priviledged broker Louis Winthorpe ("the Third"), while Murphy plays a street con artist Billy Ray Valentine whose lives get reversed as a result of a bet between two cruel millionaires, the Duke brothers.
2/ The Dukes own a commodities brokerage and have young Winthorpe as their managing director. When they encounter Valentine, while being falsely accused of trying to rob Winthorpe, they decide to conduct a social experiment…
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Quick #Christmas update on #omicron in #Florida following the @HealthyFla weekly report from yesterday.

I've borrowed an image for my dashboard that reflects how it seems spread has occurred (thanks Santa).

Let's have a quick walk-through.

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Here's the overview of metrics.
- cases are surging, setting daily records, approaching new record over 7 days
- more testing than ever before
- both of the above likely underestimated between at-home tests and absence of reinfections in the daily numbers
- hosps increasing

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This county-level infection rate fig blows my mind.
Only 2 weeks separates the left and right maps.

I thought my home county's (Hillsborough) 507% increase was crazy.

But check out these 2-week increases:
- Dade: 1790% (19 times higher)
- Broward: 1437%
- Palm Bch: 1167%

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THREAD: After a beautiful day celebrating #Christmas in freedom & peace with my family, I received this truly heartbreaking and horrific news from #Myanmar/#Burma

#SaveMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

Myanmar: more than 30 people killed in Kayah state theguardian.com/world/2021/dec…
As well as this horrific news yesterday aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/2…
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Well, I got 2 messages before 9am from friends telling me they have #COVID19 in their households. And in the 12 mins since, I’ve just heard about 4 more. So Merry Exponential Growth #Omicron #Christmas. 🌲 😫

A quick 🧵 on what to do if that’s you since I’m typing it anyway.
1/ The first thing to say is that if someone has #COVID19 symptoms (#Omicron most common: nasal congestion/runny nose, scratchy sore throat, fever, & aches), you have to assume they have it. You may not have a test (urgent cares are still open & do) or they may still be neg.
2/ You, as the person exposed to the one with symptoms, have to assume that you both do & don’t have #Omicron too. Wait, what? 🤔

I mean: assume you could infect others now & take care to avoid exposing them, BUT don’t assume it’s too late for you to avoid getting it.
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1/n #Pagan roots of #Christmas Traditions.

Let's first talk about the #Santa’s Sleigh & the Wishes for Peace

Illustration: F.O.C. Darley (1822-1888).
2/n According to Germania of Tacitus (98 AD) , the goddess Herthum (Mother Earth) rides a sleigh type wagon pulled by yoked oxen.

Wherever she went, came the festivity & peace.

Read snippet from translation of Thomas Gordon
3/n Here is the painting of Herthum/ Nerthus done by Emil Doepler in 1905 AD.

With time Nerthus got replaced by Freya and Frigg, the two other Nordic Goddesses.
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Pat Benatar ~ "Please Come Home for Christmas"

This could be my new favorite tune!!

U2 ~ "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"



"Almost" better than the Little Drummer Boy by Bob Seger, ALMOST!
"Silent Night" ~ Stevie Nicks

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#BREAKING: Large numbers of turkeys have been gathering in towns & cities across the US & UK to protest against #Christmas

This footage shows 20+ turkeys circling a dead cat outside the home of Derek Clutterbuck, who runs the local butchers in Borcester.
This “gathering of the turkeys” was prophesied in 1704 by Isaac Newton

“And lo, in second decade of the second millennium, when dark-souled men who think themselves Gods have seized the seat of power, the turkeys shall gather & shall circle the dead cat” openculture.com/2015/10/in-170…
Jokes aside, in 1996 Carl Sagan warned:

“We’ve arranged a society based on science & technology, in which nobody understands anything about science & technology. This combustible mixture of ignorance & power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces”

That time is now👇
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ಕನ್ವರ್ಷನ್ ದಿನದ ಹಾರ್ಧಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು 🙏.
ಈಗ ಒಂದು ದೀರ್ಘ ವಿವರಣೆ ಬರೆಯುತ್ತೇನೆ.
ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮವಾಗಿ ಗಮನಿಸಿ ಓದು.
#Christmas #Thread
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- ಇಡೀ ಪ್ರಪಂಚಾವನ್ನೇ ಸುಳ್ಳಿನ ಸಂತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಳುಗಿಸಿರುವ ಏಕೈಕ ಆಚರಣೆ ಅಂದರೆ #Christmas.
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- ವಿಶ್ವದ ಮೂಲೆ ಮೂಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಜನರನ್ನು ತನ್ನ ಕಪಿ ಮುಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಡಿಯುವ ಏಕೈಕ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ರೋಮನ್ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯದ್ದಾಗಿತ್ತು.
- ಸಲಿಗೆ christmas, jesus christmas tree ಇವು ಯಾವುದು bible ನಲ್ಲಿ ದೊರೆಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
- ಕೆಲವು european ರು jesus ಎಂಬ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯೇ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾರೆ.
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- ಅಸಲಿಗೆ ಯಾವುದು ಈ ಆಚರಣೆ?
- ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ ಮಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ winter solstice ನಭಾ ಮಂಡಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಾರುಗುತ್ತದೆ.
- ಇದು shortest day longest night.
- ಪಾಗನ್ನಾರು ಇದನ್ನು sol invitus ಎಂಬ ದೇವರ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭ್ರಮಾಚರಣೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.
- sol invictus ಬೇರೆ ಯಾರು ಅಲ್ಲ, ಅವನೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಸೂರ್ಯ ನಾರಾಯಣ. The sun god.
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#LONGREAD

On #Christmas, introducing few Jesus's flock who harmed Bharat in unpardonable ways.

Before that, a brief preface.

WE ARE STILL STUDYING WHAT CHURCH WANTED US TO IN 18TH CENTURY.
A text book claimed “The Advent of Europeans brought Light & Civilisation to India”.
I don’t think there’s any other country in this planet which has brutally stabbed its own glorious past like we Indians have done.
Century after Century, Church (Church of England, Scotland, France and Portugal) has spent Billions on India to extract Multi Billions from Donors.
How?
On one hand, they showed Little Existing Sati as India Burning, they showed Indians are Poor, they showed Indians push their Daughters to Prostitution, they showed Indians are always suffering from diseases without cure, they showed Indians as illiterate and the ignorant
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T’was the Night Before #Christmas
#ChicagoScanner 2021 version:

Twas the night before Christmas in the City of Big Shoulders
#Chicago was lively, people felt bolder
The vaxxes were jabbed in sore arms with much flair
In hopes that the COVID would not venture there
The shoppers came back with snug fitting masks
Buying more stuff for their stay at home tasks
The year had been different but somehow the same
Stores were reopened and the people they came
But out in the streets the bullets still flew
And again Downtown saw lights flashing blue
But “all hands on deck” with their hands in the air
Was all that was heard from City Hall fare
Hours have been long and shifts back to back
Shootings and lootings and look! a car jack
That’s been the grind for months in a row
Cuz we lock ’em up and Foxx let’s ‘em go
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Merry Christmas from the Temple Church

Founded in 1119, this church was where the Magna Carta was drafted in January 1215 after King John was confronted here by the barons

Magna Carta was sealed 5 months later & would become the basis for Rule of Law, democracy & human rights.
“No freeman shall be taken or [&] imprisoned or disseised or exiled or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him nor send upon him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or [&] by the law of the land”
MAGNA CARTA

Midnight mass at Temple Church is over

It’s #Christmas!
King John Lackland signed the Magna Carta in a water meadow called Runnymede near Windsor on 12 June 1215.

The treaty went on to influence key declarations of human rights & its principles of freedom, democracy & the rule of law still drives continuing protests around the world.
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My sincerest & humblest apologies all! For the first time in my life, ever, 9pm, Christmas Eve & i actually just realised what day it was! 😱⚠️
No, i have no idea either but i guess that's what 2 years of near isolation can do to you (throw in painkillers, CF, fibro & depression)
Never assume that because you don't hear from someone everything is ok (the old, "no news is good news" {as all must be ok!}, they're just busy! Especially when it's such a landmark day & ppl are invariably wrapped up with their families. That's not always the case!
Why am i isolating at Christmas? 2 reasons:
🔵 many NHS staff appear to be falling ill despite being triple jabbed &
🔵 Studies seem to be showing effectiveness behind to wane a bit after 10 weeks.

So do you go meet your elderly mum, who's allowing my nephew to shuttle between..
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#Christmas
Things #ProphetMuhammad ﷺ is reported to have said about Prophet #Jesus عليه السلام 
🔸“I saw a vision last night by the Ka’bah in my sleep.There was a brown-skinned man, as beautiful as I had ever seen. His hair fell between his shoulders, a man whose head was
dripping with water. He placed his hands on the shoulders of two men as he circled the House. I said: Who is this? They said: It is the Messiah, son of Maryam..”
🔸“No person is born but that he is pricked by Satan & he cries from the touch of Satan, except for the son of #Mary &
his mother..”
🔸“By Allah, the son of Mary will descend as a just ruler...”
🔸“Both in this world & in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one."
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I know money can be tight, but if you can afford it this #Christmas please consider donating what you can to help others. There is so much need out there, and it is getting worse, but together we can support each other. This is just a quick list to help get started. 1/8
First off @Shelter. There are so many people forced into situations of rough sleeping and #homelessness in the UK. Shelter helps support them to try and find somewhere safe and warm to live, something many of us take for granted. 2/8
england.shelter.org.uk/donate?reserve…
For those supporting #migrantsrights take a look at @JCWI_UK. They have continued working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to stand up for those who the government doesn't just dismiss, it demonises. 3/8
jcwi.org.uk/donate/donate/…
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Hey Folks, Its X-mas Eve Today 🎊

Grab your cup of tea/coffee &
Plan your #investments for 2022,
As I share the Part 1 of :

"My 20 high conviction stock ideas"
(From 20 different sectors )

Subsequent Part 2 will be shared tomorrow.
(for your #Christmas Weekend🎄🎅)

🧵...
1. Sector: Agro-chem

→ "Leader with aggressive inorganic growth plans"
Stock : PI Industries ~ Rs. 2930 levels, P/E: 56

FY'24 Projections:
RoE :16.5
RoCE: 20.8
EV/Ebitda : 22.2
EPS: ~ Rs. 86
PE: ~ 33

2 yr base case targets : 3800+
2 yr bull case targets : 4500+
2. Sector: Auto

→ "The Best EV play in India + JLR bonus"
Stock : Tata Motors ~ 470 levels, P/E: -ve,

FY'24 Projections:
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RoCE: 10.5
EV/Ebitda : 3.1
EPS: ~ Rs. 49
PE: ~ 9.2

2 yr base case targets : 800+
2 yr bull case targets : 1000+
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🧵 1/#covidvaccine anxiety-SRO view from a #vaccineclinic. In every clinic I’ve been part of (and that’s many) there are always some who are particularly anxious about being #vaccinated. Today we saw several who reported not wanting to carry the anxiety over #christmas.
2/years as a dr have taught me most humans often find uncertainty or new things #anxiety provoking to some degree. #COVID19 and #covidvaccine are all of these things in some measure & patients will go a long way to find a clinic that aren’t reassuring it’s ok to feel #anxious
3/what can help with #CovidVaccine anxiety? Firstly recognise it and accept it. It’s ok if not normal to be worried. #anxiety drives a need to look for reassurance +information- the latter can be conflicting and misinformed and worsen #anxiety. Speak to medical professionals.
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Jesus wasn’t born on 25 December ie #Christmas

Some evidences in this thread:

Read what Clement of Alexandria writes around 200 AD.

He says, “There are those who have determined not only the year of our Lord's birth, but also the day; ...
... & they say that it took place in the 28th year of Augustus, & in the 25th day of (the Egyptian month) Pachon (May 20)... Further, others say that He was born on the 24th or 25th of Pharmuthi (April 20 or 21).”

They were confused.

Read more here biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-c…
The earliest of the so called "Christian" writers Irenaeus and Tertullian never mention anything like Christmas as to be in the list of feasts.

In fact, both Origen & Arnobius crit Pagans for celebrating birthdays.
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Let’s hear a wonderful Christmas tale!

Christmas wasn’t celebrated by Christians at all in the religion’s first several centuries.

When Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, the date for Christmas was mandated as 25 December in order to

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co-opt existing pagan holidays of the solstice and a traditional Roman holiday of similar nature (celebrating the rebirth of the Unconquered Sun, aka Sol Invictus), already celebrated on that date.

Early Christian scholars debated the date of Jesus’s birth, with one scholar

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in the second century insisting it was 28 March. Constantine “settled” the debate by mandating it. (Fun fact for evangelicals who don’t like the government telling them what to do.😅)

But despite the “government mandate,” Christmas didn’t really catch on as a major festival

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Good evening #PrimeMinister,

How’s that number crunching going?

Have you seen the up to date figures on #NHS staff sickness in London?

What are yours thoughts on the sustainability of healthcare in the capital over the next few weeks?

#COVID19
@BorisJohnson @sajidjavid
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What about cases Mr Johnson..Are you pleased w/ how case numbers are rising?

119,789 is without doubt a WORLD BEATING NUMBER so I guess you must be proud?

In fact the number of ppl who’ll be forced to isolate this #Christmas is truly SPECTACULAR 👏!

#Covid19UK @DHSCgovuk
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And hospitalisations?

1,004 today alone.
6,299 in the last 7 days….!

That’s going to hit hospitals very hard especially as more #NHS staff go off sick w/ or due to #COVID.

Would you want to spend #Christmas in hospital, ill & afraid with no visitors?

@CMO_England
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