Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 11.22

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving ... Enjoy your day !

I'm off to my family in New Jersey on what looks like a great day.


   Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Something to be thankful for
Gazans clean up as truce with Israel holds   Yahoo - November 22, 2012
Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. The cease-fire announcement had set off frenzied late night street celebrations in the coastal strip, and raised hopes of a new era in relations between Israel and Hamas. The two sides are now to negotiate a deal that would open the borders of the blockaded Palestinian territory.

'What Thanksgiving is all about': Breezy Point teen raises $80K, lifting spirits in devastated hometown   MSNBC - November 22, 2012
Matthew Petronis sat in his dorm room on Oct. 29, watching TV in horror as "my childhood burned down." Petronis had spent the past three summers working as a lifeguard on Breezy Point beach, and had spent the first 19 years of his life learning how to walk, read, swim and throw a baseball in the idyllic Queens, N.Y., neighborhood.

A gay son and his dad give thanks   CNN - November 22, 2012
Every parent loves his or her child; it's the prime directive of the species. Twenty years ago, when my wife was pregnant with our first baby, Hillary Clinton told me that having a child is like taking your heart out of your body and letting it walk around. For some parents, however, their beloved child takes their heart on a long, wild ride that careers from joyous and generous to dark and dangerous. So it was with John Schwartz and Jeanne Mixon. Joseph, their third child, was a precocious reader, a super-sensitive old soul, fiercely defiant when he believed the teacher was too autocratic, hyper-quick on the trigger. Or, as his father put it, a squirrelly kid.

  A Thanksgiving feast in space for astronauts? It's in the bag   MSNBC - November 22, 2012
It's not exactly home cooking, but menu has come a long way since early missions

Thanksgiving on Mars: What Astronauts Will Feast On in 2030   Wired - November 22, 2012
NASA has a long way to go before sending a crew to Mars, yet itÕs already considering the important details - like lunch. The agencyÕs Advanced Food Technology Project, working with Lockheed Martin, is developing menus for a manned mission to the Red Planet sometime in the 2030s.

  Thanksgiving getaway sees 43m Americans hit the road  
BBC - November 22, 2012
An estimated 43 million Americans are traveling on Thanksgiving eve, amid bad weather and transport union action. Fog in Chicago grounded 200 flights, heavy rainfall drenched the US Pacific Northwest, and train services were disrupted in New York City.

The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy   NASA - November 22, 2012
Deep in the heart of the spiral Milky Way galaxy, a hot vortex of matter swirls around a black hole more than a million times as massive as the sun. Many galaxies, perhaps all, contain such a "monster in the middle." These supermassive black holes sustain themselves by swallowing stars, planets, asteroids, comets and clouds of gas that wander by the crowded galactic core.

Pardon a Turkey? 7 Thanksgiving Traditions Explained   Live Science - November 21, 2012 Thanksgiving - time to carve up a turkey, unbutton your pants, and watch football with the family. While families may have their own rituals, many Turkey Day customs have deep roots in American history. From turkey pardoning to the first feast, here are the origins of seven of the holiday's most iconic traditions.