Who is Saint Nicholas?
For a long time in Austria and some regions of Germany, particularly in Bavaria, St. Nicholas was the main character in the Christmas celebration. But he was not Santa Claus, and he arrived earlier – on the 6th of December. His usual, less friendly escort went by different names in different places: “Belsnickle,” “Niglo,” “Pelznickel,” and others. Santa Claus or Father Christmas is a more recent tradition. Since the Germans (and the Dutch) brought many of their customs to America directly or indirectly, we need to look first at Europe in order to understand the American and worldwide Christmas celebration of today.
MICHAEL WALSH is reflective when making comparisons between political activism during the 1960s and 1970s and today. Caught up in marches, demonstrations, car cavalcades and street battles between what mainstream describes as ‘the far-right’ and the left, the former party leader constantly made newspaper headlines, appearing on TV and radio broadcasts.
The revisionist Frau Ursula Haverbeck was yesterday sentenced to imprisonment again just a few weeks after her release from prison. The Berlin-Tiergarten District Court imposed a one-year without parole prison sentence on the 92-year-old matriarch. The government-appointed ‘judge’ reasoned that she was again guilty of sedition.
A Boston laboratory is the latest testing station to suspend coronavirus testing after an investigation uncovered nearly 400 false-positive COVID-19 results. Yet, around the world, millions are being deprived of their livelihoods, access to education and travel because they have not been tested or wrongly tested.
The “Nikolovarvara” The festive “triangle” of December 4, 5 and 6 (the feasts of St. Barbara, St. Savvas and St. Nicholas) was named by citizens of Cephalonia or Kefalonia – “Nikolovara”.
On December 5, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Savvas.
From Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Son of the Attorney General of the United States under his brother President Kennedy:- ‘I would like to urgently draw your attention to important questions linked to the next vaccination against Covid-19. For the first time in the history of vaccination, the so-called mRNA vaccines of the latest generation intervene directly in the genetic material of the patient and therefore alter his individual genetic material, which represents genetic manipulation, which was already prohibited and hitherto considered criminal.
The northern Italian region of Valle d’Aosta has defied coronavirus restrictions imposed by the central government, instead declaring itself a ‘yellow zone’ and reopening restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses.
Former Russian President and Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev announced the overload of the social security system of citizens due to migrants.
Weigh anchor, and raise the Saint Andrew’s cross of the Russian Fleet, it’s time to sail back into history. Amongst his feats, this hero can boast over 40 battles without tasting defeat; this is Fyodor Ushakov, Admiral of the Russian Fleet.
Tens of thousands and perhaps now even hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, and many other medical professionals worldwide are taking action to combat the misinformation being spread by governments and government-controlled media that continue to publish false propaganda regarding COVID.