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Since it’s close to #Christmas , I figured it was worth going through a quick history lesson on the origin of the abbreviation “Xmas”. Though well-intentioned, those who fight against the abbreviation b/c it “removes Christ from Christmas” are incorrect. 1/
In our Latin alphabet, we use the letter X/x (ex) in “Xmas”. It was originally the similar-looking Greek Χ/χ (χι) - which is the first letter in ΧΡΙCΤΟC (CHRISTOS, Christ). The abbreviation “Xmas” dates back at least to the 16th century, & other abbreviations predate that. 2/
Using abbreviations for “Christ” & other “sacred names” (“nomina sacra”) in the original Greek biblical manuscripts actually dates back to ancient times, possibly the original text itself. Here is an example from the Codex Sinaiticus (Acts 9:34) c. AD 325: 3/
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@FLOTUS ❤️🇺🇸👠 #BeBest #MerryChristmas2018 🎄
🎩TIP @JarradKushner Children’s National Health System

First Lady Melania Trump was at Washington Children's Hospital today reading “Oliver the Ornament” by Todd Zimmerman. Ready for story time? I am!
The #BeBest initiative is to teach kindness. Melania Trump leads by example.
💞Beautiful moments happen everywhere our First Lady goes..
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This day has been so hard.
It's been a year since my last surgery.
I lost correct count of how many surgeries I have had, but it's close to two dozen over my life time.
So many scars on my body and psyche.
I am legit terrified of this next surgery.
I'm so shaky tonight, folks. 😷
People with #cancer are supposed to be brave and model courage for others, but the fact is, it's just the loneliest and scariest of journeys.
I have watched people I admired chart their slow deaths on here.
Quite simply, I don't want to be one of them.
Brave, yes.
Dying, no.😷
Watching #TonyBennett (yes, I am so freaked out I am watching a country #Christmas special, although it's had a lot of jazz for a country special & not much country) belt out tunes with Diana Krall at 92, I want that--decades more time. I want years more of my voice out there.
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This poem has been written for @DisabilityJ

It is designed to be read aloud, ideally by @jarvisguidedog et al

I'll add words below for #visuallyimparied and a video will go up shortly with a reading

#accesible #church #differingability #christianity #christmas #poetry #poem
Heaven Obscured
Kneecapped, I’m kneecapped,
Here looking out,
Where few really see me,
Worshipping their doubts.

Just like you all, I have a father and mother,
I’ve been to school, been educated,
Played games with my sisters and brothers,
Yet here in church I feel denigrated!
You stand around with smiles on your frowns,
Grasping the Spirit, claiming God is all around,
The sermon well focused, all about our saviour,
And how you all do so well, loving your neighbour!
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Follow the names on the list provided [update].
PANIC IN DC.
THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.
Nothing To See Here.
Q

#QANON
#MAGA
#PANICINDC
One man, who gave up everything, risking his life (himself/family), to fight for & defend, We, the PEOPLE.
Bait expends ammunition.
EVIL has no place here.
Q

#QANON
#MAGA
#EVIL
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Stop attacking Christmas 🎄! Attack the negative misogynistic, homophobic lyrics in rap music. Geez! It’s cold outside. #Christmas #NeptunesDaughter
I love Christmas 🎄. Merry Christmas 🎁! Happy Hanukkah! Felix Navidad! Happy Kwanzaa!
Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines is right in your face yet liberals shook their butts in pleasure. And now this? Give me a f’ing break!
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#Deutsche and other banks given “waivers” from @realDonaldTrump
Yes, #Obama did temporary waivers, making them pay for the 2008 crisis, w/#SallyYates working towards them paying penalties to the victims, working w/the U.K.‘s charges etc...NO, IT IS NOT THE SAME THING!
11/24/2015 Deutsche Bank Suisse will pay a penalty of more than $31 million.
justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…

The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates... announcement
published in the Federal Register during the #Christmas holiday week.

Trump administration waivers was granted to #Deutsche Bank — which is owed at least $130 million by Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined for its role in a #Russian #moneylaundering
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If @Amazon‘s serious about winning the @DeptofDefense’s #JEDI cloud contract, one thing they could do to show even the tiniest concern for our #NATSEC is this: give #Amazon customers a way to filter out products that are #MadeInChina. #China’s our adversary… & their #1 supplier.
… if you care about #Amazon’s mammoth dealings w/ #China, or if your conscience nags you for buying cheap Chinese stuff online, one solution is this: use @AmazonSmile to donate the proceeds from your purchases to @VoCommunism, which honors/advocates for the victims of Communism.
… if you, like me, try to shop consciously & strategically, you can hit the Chinese regime by also buying goods that are #MadeInIndia. #India’s products are far superior to #China’s, & you can rest easy knowing that you aren’t helping fund #ConcentrationCamps & #Genocide.
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Hi, after a recent exploration to the Makoko community, I am starting a campaign to raise N600,000 (about $1,600) over the next few weeks. This will be used to acquire 250 units of the Pico Plus solar lamps (by Greenlight Planet). Click link to donate --> rave.flutterwave.com/donate/jsc43jk…
The intention is to gift to the community for #Christmas. The campaign is aimed relieving the dependency on fuel-powered alternatives, which are difficult to...
sustain and are generally a higher risk. The solar powered lamps will provide relief and even support a change in lifestyle such as kids being able to read with better, non-toxic light at night.

You can find more info on the homepage at octoberorangeinitiative.org
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We’re all a bit crafty and environmentally aware here @moattheatre and have been talking about #ConsciousGiftGiving this year. Have you seen this guide? What would you prefer to receive as a gif? Ooh I feel another poll coming on...
Gift. 🙄 #CaffeineJitters
What kind of #Ethicalgift would you prefer this #Christmas? What would you give? We only recently heard that wrapping paper can’t be recycled so brown paper with reusable ribbon or string is better #recycle #upcycle #ConsciousGiftGiving #consciousgifting
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What a day! I've always believed that showing our #littleones what we do as 'grown ups' is vital. Do you agree? 🤔

She sees it as my #job however, it really is a #passion I try to show her the fun bits too! #wigs are great when your 5 and a little more than 5! #perksofthejob
I also like to let her try out things she is interested in. She saw The Kildare Academy of Dance and wanted to try #ballet with Miss Jenny. She loves it! The academy are performing The #Nutcracker this #Christmas moattheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873595753
When it comes to performing I don't get up on stage but I do like to spin some fire! Any fellow #poi folk out there?
I used this skill when we ran The Moat Performing Arts Carnival #spinning #fire
I spun Fire at the canal after a candlelit walk down to the water
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No complete #ban on #firecrackers: Supreme Court
» SC to regulate sale of firecrackers
» Crackers with less emission allowed
» Sale only by licensed traders
» No online sale of crackers
» SC refuses to direct blanket ban on the sale of #firecrackers
» Only #GreenFirecrackers will be sold which is less polluting
» SC restrains eCommerce websites like @amazonIN and @Flipkart from selling #firecrackers
@amazonIN @Flipkart #SCFirecrackersVerdict:
Bursting #firecrackers allowed on #Diwali for 8 PM-10 PM
For #Christmas and #NewYear, cracker bursting allowed for 11.55 PM - 12.30 AM
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(1) #TeamTrump #PhotoThread starting July 25, 2018.

🇺🇸Previous thread starting July 20:


🇺🇸40+ other threads like these: godlessnz.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/lin…

🇺🇸Unrolled versions: threadreaderapp.com/user/GodlessNZ

Below: A 94yo war veteran hugs POTUS on stage.
(2) "When @VP Pence, @SecretaryCarson, & @SecretaryPerry photo bomb our family photo! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸" - Rep @RogerMarshallMD from #KA01.

Rep Marshall was at the WH #MadeInAmerica showcase, supporting Kansas manufacturer @bgproducts.
(3) "@POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @IvankaTrump tour @U_S_Steel in Granite City, Illinois." -@Scavino45
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#Christians and #Muslims in #Jerusalem describe life under Israeli occupation
Mar 3, 2018
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed its doors in protest of #Israel's new tax laws, learn from Christians in the Old City of Jerusalem the realities of living in a Jewish state. #BDS
2012 - #Israel's Persecution of #Christians in the #HolyLand. - CBS News
#Palestine is documented in this very special 60 Minutes episode.
WATCH how Israel's Ambassador #MichaelOren is confronted by Bob Simon, why he tried interfere to stop this episode
#Jerusalem: Jewish settler hate crime in #Israel increasingly targets #Christians
May 27, 2014
The Old City is divided into four quarters: Muslim, Christian, Armenian Orthodox and Jewish. It's believed here #Jesus was #crucified,
#BoycottIsrael #BDS #Palestine
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@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @BrightonSurvivorsNET “In the light of a highly disturbing increase of #transphobia locally & nationally…” IF everything anybody says or does is #transphobia, of course you can say it is rising. Any reputable statistics?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK “…so the date @Womans_Place_UK event feels like a concerted effort to make #trans ppl, & particularly #transwomen, feel #intimidated and #invalidated” Is it the position of SN that the sensitivities of #transwomen mean that #democracy should be suspended any time they say so?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @Womans_Place_UK #Transwomen do face special challenges but they remain #bio #logical #males but it is fine for them #Gender express as ‘women’ but with the best will in the world, they remain #bio #logically #male @WomenEqualities @Commonswomequ @PennyMordaunt @MariaMillerUK @LesleySemmens
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Dear @BBCR4Feedback
Tomorrow I will post a package of #StopBrexit paraphernalia to you
The materials are used by the Remain campaign & have been crowdfunded
I will also post prints of photos from the last 21 months (see thread below) so you can see what you haven't been covering
1/It has taken me several hours to compile nearly 2 years of photos from the #Remain campaign into this 22 page document, however i felt it necessary to do so in order to illustrate to the #BBC the extent and commitment of our campaign which you haven't been acknowledging.
2/July 2016 #StopBrexit march in #London
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Today I am going to try and cook for the first time since I was paralyzed.

I used to cook most nights for me and The Wife. After Mass on Sundays, I would make brunch.

I made every holiday meal for 17 of our 18yrs together. I did the #Christmas baking.
#NewYearsResolutions
1/
I started cooking as a child. I grew up in a chaotic household. Great politics but a chronically ill mother. I was the oldest sibling & the maternal stand-in.

I became a vegetarian for political reasons at 14, so I had to learn how cook that diet cheaply since we were poor.

2/
In college I cooked for everyone. I knew how to stretch $.When I was in the domestic Peace Corps I taught people how to cook with next to no money.

I love feeding people.
I think food is an evocation of love for many folks.

I haven't been able to cook since I was paralyzed.
3/
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As it's #Christmas there really is only one story I can tell tonight:

Dum dum dum dum
DUM DUM DUM DUM...
The number of epic stories associated with the 1980 Flash Gordon movie is legion. Today I'll share a few with you, but there are many, many more...
Initially George Lucas asked Dino De Laurentiis for the rights to make a film based on the 1930s Flash Gordon. De Laurentiis declined, so Lucas wrote his own story - Star Wars
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#DieHard Before #Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Except the 4 assholes coming in the rear in standard 2x2 cover formation.
The C4 was placed in the roof with care,
In the hopes that the Feds soon would be there,
The terrorists held positions awaiting the Feds,
While visions of bearer bonds danced in their heads.
And Holly in her rolex, Ellis powdered his nose,
While I was barefoot and made fists with my toes.
When out from the lobby there arose such a clatter,
I drew my gun to see what was the matter.
Away to the stairwell I flew with a flash,
Forgetting shoes, up the stairs did I dash.
I pulled the alarm on this occasion
And vowed to kiss the department Dalmatian
When what to my dismay should appear
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If there is an autistic person in your midst this Christmas, please bear in mind the following pieces of advice to help them and you enjoy the season, from one of them 1/?

THREAD...
First of all, Christmas is a potential nightmare for autistic folk. The lights, noise, Slade, too many people squeezed into a front room, drunk people - it's a recipe for utter misery for some autistic people, children and adults. 2/?
They will need, first and foremost, and escape route from any busy locations, especially places they've never been before. But it's not enough to have a way out ready - people have to not make a big thing about them disappearing for a while! 3/?
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#Australia should have same-sex marriage legalised by #Christmas after an overwhelming 61.6% “yes” vote in the voluntary postal ballot, to 38.4% for the “no” side.
#marriagequality #samesexmarriage
#YesForEquality
Let's look at the numbers #thread
theconversation.com/australians-vo…
After the decisive result, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared it was now up to parliament to “get this done”, as the result triggered celebrations across the nation by the supporters of change.
Click through to interact with the map + see how your electorate voted:

theconversation.com/australians-vo…
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#THREAD
We will be at war with NKorea before #Christmas!
#Trump is putting the final pieces in place before he goes for all out War 1/
2/ I have said previously that whatever #China & #Russia's response to a #USA attack on #NKorea, it would be unified. That why he's in #Asia
3/ He's making the rounds, laying the ground work. First stop #Japan & promises of protection from #Nkorea's nukes.
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Less than 4 weeks to go until our #christmas #charity #motorbike rides supporting @CHSW - in #bristol #devon and #plymouth -Sat 2nd December
There's no charge to attend and all bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to join us - all donations are welcome and 100% donated to @CHSW
Decorate yourself and your bike and help raise some smiles while supporting your local children's hospice.
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