Power and terror: Noam Chomsky in our Times
by film producers 11:12 PM ET
linguist Noam Chomsky and his post
9/11 political views
in-depth interviews. Click on underlined links to view video clips.
"There is no
such thing as war on terrorism"
"By racist standards, anybody you want to kill is an Arab."
worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's an easy way. Stop
participating in it."
"Why do they hate us?"
you don't do what we tell you, you will be pulverized."
Evil Empire - an
"He gave us hope that if we just organize... We have hope. I
feel better than I have felt in a long time."
The L Word
receiving rave reviews worldwide.
By ARIA 11:22 PM ET
series has been making the rounds around the globe to impressive
reviews. Makes one wonder why Bad Girls had never made it to
the US shores. Although word is out and about that there are
plans in the making to create a US version of the very popular show
which is currently in its 6th season. It will be interesting
to see how the show fares in the US market, or even how the two
versions of the show will compare. The US remake of Coupling
seemed to fizzle out before it even started. You are invited
to share your views on this topic. How do BG's and the L Word
compare in your view?
Click here to view clips from the L Word
New Year Good Luck Traditions
-excerpts from info compiled by DGreetings
"Traditionally, it was believed that
one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year
by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. That is why,
about all of us love to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand
new year in the company of our family and friends. New Year bashes
often last for hours after the ringing in of a new year in the
middle of the night. It was once believed that the first visitor on
New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of
the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a
tall dark-haired man.
"Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck. Many
cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck,
because it symbolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's
cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New
Year's Day will bring good fortune.
"Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the New Year by consuming
black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas and other legumes have been
considered good luck in many cultures. The hog, and thus its meat,
is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is
another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by
many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being
representative of paper currency. In some regions, rice is a lucky
food that is eaten on New Year's Day. Japanese make rice cakes,
Mochi to bring good luck in the coming year. The Spanish have had a
traditional custom to celebrate New Year's Eve, 31st of December. At
twelve p.m. everybody has to have twelve grapes to be eaten each
time the clock chimes. By the time the clock has finished chiming,
everybody has to finish their grapes and the New Year starts."
Publicity photo- Melissa and Tammy
Celebrity Weddings times three
Going to the chapel and we are gonna get married...
T'is the season for tying the knot.
Melissa Etheridge &
Tammy Lynne Michaels,
Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter,
& an amazing Hollywood wedding.
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|How New Year
is said around the world
|Arabic: Kul 'aam
u antum salimoun
Scastny Novy Rok
Gullukkig Niuw Jaar
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos
L'Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Sdei tfnam tmei
Sabai dee pee mai
Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Feliz Ano Novo
Scecna nova godina
Feliz Ano Neuvo
Prospero Ano Nuevo
Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
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Top five New Year resolutions
- will take a good care of my health and will
be fit the whole year.
- I will enjoy my life more, be optimistic and
- I will be more helpful to others and spend
some part of my earnings in charity.
- I will be organized and disciplined. I will
go early to bed and also wake up early.
- I will spend more fruitful time with my
family and good friends and will make every effort to make them
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