Nooz Now 12.13.2021

Good Afternoon!

๐Ÿ€-With 10 players now in health and safety protocols because of a COVID-19 outbreak, the Chicago Bulls next two games are postponed; Tuesday, December 14 against Detroit, and Thursday, December 16 against Toronto.

๐Ÿˆ-The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-11, and they were blown out and shut out by the Titans last week. As we get to the root of the issue, we’re beginning to find organization and locker room issues, and of course, trust issues with new coach Urban Meyer. Dysfunctional is the word that came up.

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ•น๐ŸŽฎ- Check out the link below! Someone on EBAY is selling the entire NES Game Collection for $59,995.00. That’s a great Christmas gift-someone will be extremely happy.

๐Ÿ’ญ-I was sitting at my desk a few days ago looking at pictures of the planets in orbit around the Sun, and I said to myself; What if there’s way more planets than we’re shown? What if there was a planet in between the Sun and Mercury for example? I googled it, and sure enough, someone in the 1800’s thought the same thing, and they named it hypothetical planet Vulcan. Wouldn’t it make sense if planets overlapped in their orbits around the Sun? In my opinion, it kind of did. Unfortunately, it was somehow proved that Vulcan was non-existent.

๐Ÿ‘ฝWeird or Not Weird? Two years after WWII ended, an alien spaceship lands in Roswell, New Mexico, a city approximately two hours away from the site the first atom bomb was tested. Do you think our ability to create and successfully detonate an atomic bomb was of some kind of interest to extraterrestrials?

๐ŸŽ„- Christmas is 12-days away. This year, Christmas is on Saturday, December 25th.

๐Ÿฅ…NHL- The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the hottest team in hockey for the last month! Since November 18th, the Penguins have gone 9-2-1 and turned their season around.

Have a warm evening, and a fabulous day tomorrow! Stay safe and healthy, and I’m going to finish watching Eclipse (Twilight Saga). ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’•

December 7, 1941

President Roosevelt was in the process of appealing to Emperor Hirohito asking him to use his influence and power to avert war, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Pear Harbor was a United States base in Hawaii, and 2,403 American soldiers, sailors, and civilians died that day, 80 years ago. At the same time, Japan bombed Guam, Midway, and two British bases in Hong Kong and Singapore. Shortly after, Japan declared war on the United States.

On December 8th, the next day, Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war on Japan and the Senate vote was in favor and the House approved 388-1. Jeanette Rankin, the first woman elected to the House was the single vote.

Shortly after, Germany and Italy also declared war with the U.S.

Lots of interesting things happened during this war. 100,000 Japanese-Americans were removed from their homes and placed into camps in Utah, Colorado, and Arkansas-many joined the U.S. Army. General Benjamin O. Davis became the first black general in the U.S. Air Force, and the first black cadet to graduate from West Point. In 1942, an oil refinery in California was destroyed by a Japanese submarine; this was the only attack in the United States, but there was a real threat of Germany attacking from the Atlantic. There were coastal blackouts along the eastern seaboard because of that threat.

The draft age was lowered to 18, and coffee, meat, and gasoline joined the list of rationed items. The first atom bomb was successfully detonated in secret in New Mexico, and less than a month later it was dropped on Hiroshima killing almost a third of the population and destroying 98% of city buildings. Three days later, the second atom bomb was dropped on Japan in Nagasaki.

Most of the fighting happened in the Pacific and Europe, and although there was no official count for how many people lost their lives during the war years, the estimated number was 50 million. They say it was the deadliest war in history.

On this day, Tuesday, December 7, 2021, it is the 80-year anniversary since the Pearl Harbor bombing, and I’d like to thank all the remaining survivors and deceased soldiers who fought to protect the United States during WWII; my grandfather included.

Thanksgiving, Traditionally Speaking

The theme and cause for the celebration on Thanksgiving is one that goes far back in time. It was never a Sabbat that involved heavy praying, but rather a celebration of the abundance of earth represented by a table loaded with food and wine for everyone.

Thanksgiving was traditionally known as Mabon. Mabon, over time, became the Harvest Home feast that Pilgrims celebrated in September as a part of or in association with the autumnal equinox (first day of fall as marked by the suns position).

It wasn’t until Abraham Lincoln took office as Untied States President, that the Harvest Home feast was transferred to Thanksgiving and celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in the United States on November 26, 1863.

All of us here at Nooz Buffet would like to wish all of our friends a happy and plentiful Thanksgiving. Thank you!

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Hello Friends, What Are Those 3 Stars?

I’ve felt really distant from my blog lately, and so I wanted to say hello and give all my readers and friends a warm welcome. Speaking of warm, we’ve had quite an “Indian Summer.” I’m kind of kicking myself in the ass for taking my air conditioner out of the window, but I thought October 1st was a reasonable date considering how cold the nights have been.

I don’t know how many of you keep up with basketball, but I read yesterday Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets has walked way from the NBA and a boat load of cash. Irving refused to get vaccinated, and basically that’s what it all came down to. Get vaccinated and play, or refuse and don’t. I have a lot of respect for Irving after making this decision because here’s a man who walked from fame, money, the NBA-all of it, for what he believed in. He has a higher purpose in life and he knows it. Good luck Kyrie Irving.

Monday the 11th was Columbus Day, and I was taught in school that Christopher Columbus discovered America. When I got older I realized there was a great possibility he didn’t, and the evidence was overwhelming. I have a book in my personal collection that claims America was discovered at least a half a century before Columbus even stepped foot on the continent. The things we learned in history class in school were all taught from a book, and as time goes on people research and challenge those historical topics, but I must be honest, it seems like once something is accepted into the text book, it’s often difficult to have that content changed.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Nooz Buffet merchandise page, do it! I brag about the coffee mugs all the time because they’re that awesome. I bought everyone Nooz Buffet coffee mugs for Christmas last year. You’ll also find T-shirts and some other cool stuff there.

Did anyone look up at the sky last night?

That bright ball of light is the Moon, but if you look closely, you can see two small white stars above and diagonal from the moon. There’s a third star but it’s faint. This picture was taken with my cell phone camera. The brighter of the two stars is on the left. If you look closely below that star about 3/4 of an inch and a little to the left, you’ll see the third star.

I have no idea what these three stars are, but I would love to know.

Alright everyone, it nice to have some time to blog again. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this wonderful October!

Halloween-23 More Days

Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s almost that time! We are twenty-three days away from Halloween 2021.

For whatever it’s worth, there’s another Halloween movie (as in Michael Myers) coming out this year. I can’t believe it. I’m just one of so many people who grew up watching Halloween on Halloween. It was a tradition. ๐Ÿคฃ

The latest is called Halloween Kills, and its release date for movie theatres in the United States is October 15th. Jamie Lee Curtis will be the star, of course, unbelievable, and incredible at the same time, and from what I read, she leads a vigilante mob to destroy Michael Myers once and for all. I can’t wait. I hope it’s good. For all of you youngsters who haven’t seen and aren’t familiar with the original, make sure you see it. The original Halloween came out in the 1970’s, and it was one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Part 2 was good also, but after the first two, things get a little weird and drawn out. True fans of the movie understand what I mean, and you will to once you start watching them.

So, Halloween, the night we all dress up and go out for candy is the pre-celebration for the western Christian festival of All Hallows day or All Saints Day on November 1st. (111) It is believed the tradition of celebrating Halloween was influenced by ancient Celtic harvest festivals, and the Gaelic Festival, Samhain. Samhain marks the end of the harvest season, which makes way for the winter and generally, the darker half of the year.

Spooky!!

All right my friends, have a wonderful night and a blessed day tomorrow!

As the Seasons Change and Time Moves Forward, We Move With it

When I registered with WordPress in 2018, I had no idea it was the first day of Fall. Every year now, in the month of September, we celebrate both. It’s hard to believe, but yesterday was our 3-year anniversary. I’d like to thank all of our readers, followers, and fans; we love you and appreciate your support.

Today is September 23rd, which means in seven more days 2021 will be 75% or three quarters done. It’s basic math-twelve months in year are broken down into 3-month quarters.

Yesterday, the 22nd, was the first official day of Fall. According to the craft, the autumn equinox (first day of Fall) is the time when the God prepares to leave and the Goddess rests. Today, this day is celebrated as Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims celebrated it September, but in the nineteenth century, it was changed to November by Abraham Lincoln.

Remember to Keep the Sabbat Holy

Tomorrow is August 1st, and it’s the first day of Lughnassadh, the feast of bread and time of transformation. I don’t get too involved with the celebration, I consider myself to be more of an outside observer. I’ll buy yellow candles and frankincense, and I’ll keep the Sabbat holy until the time of the Equinox.

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Independence Day

Happy 4th of July 2021! 245 years ago on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted by congress.

Americans today recognize the 4th of July as the day we claimed our independence from Great Britain. We celebrate it by barbequing, spending time with friends and family, and shooting off fireworks.

Today in 2021, on July 4th, America is 245 years old. Happy birthday America!

Have a blessed and joyful day!