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Seasonal Sparkle for Moi!

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Taking the day to relax & floofify! LOL

Sparkly nails first.

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And a PSA; Cyber monday is tomorrow. So please ensure you have all your virus and other data protected. I do this once a month to once a quarter on my computers. Also be sure if you do shop online, that you do have that HTTPS the S is for secure!! or look and see if you have that little lock in the address bar. I tend to stick to businesses that I can use paypal for or a gift card from their business. Better practice IMO.

Just think and be safe! if something sounds/reads/looks to good to be true, it might be.

Have a great day!

 

Calendar day; November 30, 2014

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Sunday, the 30th of November, 2014 is the 334th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
Cities for Life Day
November 30, 2014 in the World
Cities for Life Day is celebrated on November 30, 2014. On the Cities for Life Day, cities around the world celebrate the first abolition of the death penalty by a European state, decreed by Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine in 1786 for his Grand Duchy of Tuscany. On this occasion the participating cities show their commitment for life and against the death penalty. On this day, participating cities illuminate a symbolic monument, such as the Atomium in Brussels, the Colosseum in Rome and the Plaza de Santa Ana in Madrid. Participating cities include more than 60 capitals worldwide, and over 1,200 cities and towns around the world. By this symbolic action, these cities demand a stay of all executions worldwide. This initiative is promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio and supported by the main international human rights organizations, gathered in the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Where is Cities for Life Day?
Worldwide
Computer Security Day
November 30, 2014 in the World
The use of computers and the concern for security increase daily. This annual observance reminds people to protect their computers, programs, and data at home and at work. More than 1,500 companies participate worldwide.
Security is an important consideration when working with computers, the Internet or indeed any electronic devices. Use Computer Security Day to ensure that your passwords are regularly updated, that your personal information is safe and secure, and that your systems are protected.
Where is Computer Security Day?
Worldwide
National Methamphetamine Awareness Day
November 30, 2014 in the USA
November 30, has been declared National Methamphetamine Awareness Day as a part of a nationwide effort to further educate the American public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. The effort hopes to increase awareness and decrease demand of the highly-addictive drug.
A national survey found one out of six young adults has used illicit drugs in the last month.Brain scientists now know why just one use of crystal meth (methamphetamine) can make a person feel hooked.
The awareness day is an effort to send a prevention message to potential meth users and to educate current users about programs that are available to them, according to a Department of Justice news release.
Basic Facts About Methamphetamine: http://alcoholism.about.com/od/meth/a/meth.htm
Where is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 30th November:
1016 – Cnut the Great (or Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’.
1630 – 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
1731 – Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
1747 – Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
1824 – First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
1900 – A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
1908 – The US Secretary of State and Japan’s ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an ‘open door’ policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
1909 – The British House of Lords rejects the ‘People’s Budget’ prepared by David Loyd George; the budget tries to shift the tax burden to the wealthy
1936 – London’s Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire
1939 – USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
1947 – Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
1950 – US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1954 – 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
1966 – Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)
1967 – Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 – People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK
1974 – Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.
1987 – Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1993 – President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill
1998 – Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

Love Bubble Award

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This is something a friend awarded me on my now defunct blog at blog city. lol

So how do you get a love bubble?  love_bubble_stamp_by_valedhelven-d47o4yw

You’re given one. And for the next month, I’ll be giving a few out daily! YEP! WoooHOOO! 😀

You’ve given me something already;  you’re a friend, you’ve left some lovely comments on my entries, you’ve reblogged my entries-always appreciated! And you’re an AWESOME Person! Simply by being you. So! WOOHOO!

todays first Love Bubble Awards are for:

Horty! 😀  http://hrexach.wordpress.com/

Paul! 😀   http://photopaulm.com/

  LMG! 😀  http://lmgcomic.wordpress.com/

Now then, feel free to post on your blog!! Hugs!

Tomorrow I’ll be awarding some more. Never fear!! Your love bubble is near! XOXO

 

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Calendar day; November 29, 2014

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Saturday, the 29th of November, 2014 is the 333th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2014 in the World
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29, 2014. The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a UN-organized observance. Events are held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as at the United Nations offices at Geneva and Vienna. It is generally held on November 29 each year to mark the anniversary of resolution 181. Special commemorative activities are organized by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat, in consultation with the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The day was selected in part because it was the day when Cypriot-Palestinian Christian Orthodox priest Saint Philoumenos of Jacob’s Well was murdered in 1979.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: http://www.un.org/en/events/palestinianday/
Where is Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People?
Worldwide
National Square Dance Day
November 29, 2014 in the USA
Square Dancing Day exists to celebrate the square dance form of folk dancing, and is a great excuse to get out and “Dosey Do”. This fun, healthy and simple form of dance with a long history definitely deserves a holiday all of its own, and it has one!
Square Dancing has its roots in traditional English, Irish and Scottish folk dance. Square dances were first documented in 17th-century England . They came to North America right along with the European settlers, where they were modified and improved over the years. The Western American square dance is perhaps the most famous type of square dance worldwide; in fact, the suware dance is the official dance of 19 American states. Square dancing is mainly associated with a romanticized image of the Old West, and cowboys wooing Southern belles during dances organized at saloons to celebrate various occasions. The dance is accompanied by jolly, lively music on guitars, fiddles, accordions and bagpipes. The dances normally form patterns of lines, circles and, as the name suggests, squares, with couples – male/female, female/female or male/male – taking a turn in every role. In most American forms of square dance, the dancers are prompted through the square dance choreography to the beat of the music. Sometimes, this so-called “caller” is one of the dancers, but more commonly the “caller” is found on the stage with the band. Interest in square dancing, which had waned during the World Wars, experienced a revival in New York City in the 1950s, during the American folk music revival.
Where is National Square Dance Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th November:
526 – Antioch in modern day Syria struck by Earthquake, about 250,000 die
1349 – Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
1781 – Crew of the slave ship Zong murder approx. 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.
1803 – Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
1850 – The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
1864 – Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
1893 – Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
1918 – Serbia annexes Montenegro
1929 – Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends “My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole” (He was wrong)
1941 – Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet
1944 – John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery
1947 – UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
1949 – Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
1967 – British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
1972 – Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
1975 – Pres Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
1978 – UN observes “international day of solidarity with Palestinian people,” boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
1990 – UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991

 

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Calendar day; November 28, 2014

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Friday, the 28th of November, 2014 is the 332th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.

General Events:

Red Planet Day
November 28, 2014 in the World

Red Planet Day takes place on November 28, 2014. It commemorates the launch of the Mariner 4 spacecraft on November 28, 1964. Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of the planet Mars returning the first pictures of the Martian surface. It was designed to conduct closeup scientific observations of Mars and to transmit these observations to Earth.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often described as the “Red Planet” because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar to those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the second highest known mountain within the Solar System (the tallest on a planet), and of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons. Mars has two known moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped.

Where is Red Planet Day?
Worldwide

Native American Heritage Day
November 28, 2014 in the USA

Native American Heritage Day is a civil holiday observed on the day after Thanksgiving in the United States.

President George W. Bush signed into law legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto), to designate the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day. The Native American Heritage Day Bill[1] was supported by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and 184 federally recognized tribes, and designates Friday, November 28, 2008, as a day to pay tribute to Native Americans for their many contributions to the United States.

The Native American Heritage Day Bill encourages Americans of all backgrounds to observe Friday, November 28, 2008, as Native American Heritage Day, through appropriate ceremonies and activities. It also encourages public elementary and secondary schools to enhance student understanding of Native Americans by providing classroom instructions focusing on their history, achievements, and contributions.

Some individual states have also taken legislative action to recognize this day. For example, Maryland established this day in 2008 under the name American Indian Heritage Day.

Where is Native American Heritage Day?
Nationwide USA

Black Friday 2014
November 28, 2014 in the USA

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November. According to Reuters, in 2007 135 million people participated in the Black Friday shopping rush.

Black Friday is not an official holiday, but as many workers have the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday, this increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas and holiday season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open extremely early, with most of the retailers typically opening at 5AM or even earlier. Some of the larger retailers (depending on the location) such as Sears, Best Buy, Macy’s, Toys “R” Us, and Walmart have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday in localized areas and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term “Black Friday” has been traced back only to the 1960s.

The term “Black Friday” may have originated in Philadelphia, where was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. (see Origin of the name “Black Friday” below). More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

Where is Black Friday?
Nationwide USA

Buy Nothing Day
November 28, 2014 in the USA/Worldwide

The Buy Nothing Day (BND) is an international day of protest against consumerism observed by social activists. Typically celebrated the Friday after American Thanksgiving in North America and the following day internationally, in 2014 the date is November 28. It was founded by Vancouver artist Ted Dave and subsequently promoted by Adbusters magazine, based in Canada.

Various gatherings, shenanigans, and forms of protest have been used on Buy Nothing Day to draw attention to the perceived problem of over-consumption. The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Vancouver in September 1992 “as a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption.” In 1997, it was moved to the Friday after American Thanksgiving, also called “Black Friday”, which is one of the 10 busiest shopping days in the United States.

Where is Buy Nothing Day?
USA/Worldwide

Make Your Own Head Day
November 28, 2014 in the World

Today is Make Your Own Head Day, a day to get crafty and make a replica of your very own head! It doesn’t matter what medium you use — clay, pen and paper, or even aluminum foil — as long as you use your artistic skills to create your own little “mini-me”. Make Your Own Head Day is particularly popular in elementary school art classes, but there’s no reason grown-ups can’t celebrate this fun holiday too. We spend so much time staring back at our faces in the mirror, who better is there to record our likenesses than ourselves!

Where is Make Your Own Head Day?
Worldwide

Feast of the Holy Sovereigns
November 28, 2014 in Hawaii

Feast of the Holy Sovereigns is observed on November 28, 2014. The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns is celebrated annually in the Episcopal Church in Hawaii. The feast celebrates the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawaii. The Anglican Church of Hawaii was originally called the Hawaii Reformed Catholic Church. The rest of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America observes this as the feast day of Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, but does not use the name “Feast of the Holy Sovereigns”.

Where is Feast of the Holy Sovereigns?
Nationwide Hawaii

National Maize Day
November 28, 2014 in the USA

This Holiday is set aside for people to appreciate Maize and learn just what part it played in our food history. Did you know that many crops first domesticated by indigenous Americans (Native American Indians) are now produced and/or used globally. Largest among these is maize or “corn”, arguably the most important crop in the world! So on National Maize Day remember how sweet and delicious corn is and have some fun learning about it’s history. Have even more fun by learning the many ways to eat corn. Everything from cornbread to corn casserole can be cooked up into some mouth watering corn dishes. Share in the good taste with all your friends, family and neighbors too.

Where is National Maize Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 28th November:

1340 – Battle of Salado, Spain: last Moorish invasion driven back

1443 – Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

1720 – Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

1814 – The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.

1821 – Panama declares independence from Spain

1843 – Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day – The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.

1893 – Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.

1912 – Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey

1918 – Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania.

1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn

1939 – Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty

1944 – 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1944 – In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis

1960 – Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)

1966 – Dominican Republic adopts constitution

1967 – 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish

1973 – Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine

1984 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

1997 – First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.

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