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Winter Solstice: From Chaos to Creation



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A Gift from SOTT's French Editors (Thanks to all of you! It was excellent wine!)

I'm sitting here at my desk, Christmas Dinner for 17 is over and done with and the leftovers are all covered and arranged on the kitchen table. The dishes are washed and put away, and everyone but me and Ark are watching the Christmas movies. We are enjoying a second glass of a fine French wine - a gift from SOTT's French Crew. So far, it has been a relaxing and pleasant experience except for the one time I had to go out for some last minute items for dinner and had to deal with what the rest of the world is doing for Christmas... it wasn't pretty, I tell you! I was so glad that I don't do that anymore.

Sheeple

Sacrificial sheep row splits up Egyptian couple

A sacrificial sheep, or rather the absence of a sacrificial sheep, has caused the break up of a 16-year-old marriage in Egypt, national media said on Tuesday.

The woman asked a Cairo court to give her a divorce after the husband refused to buy a sheep for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

The woman, who has only been named as Khadidji, married her husband, Mohamed, when he was poor. However, when his fortunes saw an upturn, and he began to make a better living, she asked him to buy a sacrificial sheep. Mohamed refused.

Cow Skull

Is God's face in Leonardo da Vinci's work?

A new storm is brewing in the world of Leonardo da Vinci theorists after a mysterious group claimed it has used mirrors to uncover hidden biblical images in some of the great master's most famous works.

In recent years, art history scholars have unveiled Templar knights, Mary Magdalene, a child and a musical script hidden in the Italian's paintings.

Magic Wand

All I Want for Christmas Is a Shot of Paralyzing Toxins to the Forehead

Giving the gift of cosmetic change is now hotter than ever this holiday season!

Want to give the breast holiday present ever?

How about the gift that keeps on giving: Plastic surgery!

We've all heard about high schoolers begging for -- and getting -- nose jobs for graduation or sugar daddies funding their girlfriends' lunchtime lipo, but now, just in time for Christmas, you can give the one you love a BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) gift card. Just wait until you see the (lack of) expression on her face when she unwraps what she thinks is a $50 Bed, Bath & Beyond gift certificate but is actually the pathway to three-to-six months of eternal youth.

House

Kyrgyzstan touted as ideal delivery hub for Santa

BISHKEK - Seeking a novel remedy to revive its rickety economy, the tiny ex-Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan has declared itself the new home of Santa Claus.

Citing Swedish engineering firm that determined the ideal spot for Santa's global toy delivery hub, officials in this predominantly Muslim country have quickly moved to capitalize on the finding.

Smiley

Baby Jesus statue gets GPS for Christmas

BAL HARBOUR, Fla. - A baby Jesus statue here is getting a Global Positioning System for Christmas. The statue, part of a nativity scene, will be equipped with the device after the previous statue went missing, even though it had been bolted down.

Comment:
"but we may need to rely on technology to save our savior."
Exactly who is saving who?


Bulb

Clinton urges Iowa voters to caucus on wrong day

DES MOINES - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton may have shot herself in the foot trying to get Iowa voters to pledge support to her -- she is encouraging them to go caucus on January 14, 11 days too late.

Smiley

Pope converts to New Labour



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Pope Benedict XVI has sent shockwaves throughout the Catholic Church by announcing his conversion to the faith of New Labour.

Snowman

One-third of Canadian adults believe in Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, a whopping eight million Canadians believe in Santa Claus -- and that figure doesn't include children.

According to a national survey that asked adult men and women if they put faith in the Fat Man, nearly one-third of Canucks "personally believe in Santa."

Middle-age Canadians were more likely to profess their allegiance to Old Saint Nick (37 per cent) than those older or younger than themselves (32 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively).

Cult

Satire: Rove Resigns To Spend More Time In Shadows

WASHINGTON - Longtime political adviser and Republican strategist Karl Rove announced Aug. 13 that he would step down from his role as White House deputy chief of staff to spend more time in the shadows and devote his energy to the things he really cares about, such as creeping, slithering, and disappearing for all time into an ever-darkening realm shut off from hope and goodness.