WASHINGTON (AP) — Displaying a thin grasp of science, President Donald Trump questioned the reality of global warming because it was cold outside. Then came a federal report laying out the severe consequences of climate change and rebutting the notion that a frigid snap means it isn’t happening. Sizing up the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump declared he had closed it this past week and mandated that “no one’s coming in.” Actually, one crossing from Mexico, among dozens that stayed open, was partially closed before rush hour and pedestrians still had access to the U.S. during that time. Before and throughout his Thanksgiving vacation in Florida, Trump took no holiday from twisting facts across a broad front — on Saudi Arabia, the recent election and the 2001 terrorist attacks among the topics. A look at some of his rhetoric: CLIMATE TRUMP: “This is the coldest weather in the history of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, and one of the coldest … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: On break, no break by Trump in twisting facts
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THANKSGIVING nowadays is known for its traditional food or for its well-known NYC parade. But how did the holiday come about? Here's the lowdown... How did Thanksgiving come about? The story goes back to 1620 when Pilgrims landed on American soil and settled in an area they named Plymouth just south of where Boston is today. Unfortunately for those who'd immigrated, they settled in the beginning of what turned out to be a harsh winter, meaning rations were tight and times were hard. When spring came the Pilgrims went out to plant and grow their own crops and were helped by a native American named Squanto. Squanto taught them how to fish and hunt as well as showing them how to plant corn, pumpkins and squash. With these new found skills they were able to store up enough food to be sure that they would be equipped to face the harsh winter months. The grateful pilgrims invited the Native Americans to join them for a huge harvest feast which has since become known as Thanksgiving. The … [Read more...] about The history of Thanksgiving – from how it came about to pardoning a turkey
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff November 21, 2018 The injustice of it all hit James Carmody on Wednesday morning as he was driving back from the grocery store and heard a report on the radio about the crowds swarming into New York City to brave subfreezing temperatures for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I was thinking, why aren’t we doing something? Why don’t we have our own?” said Carmody, vice president and general manager of the Seaport Hotel. “The hotels in Boston would love to have something big on Thanksgiving, as well as the retailers.”After all, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, not Rockaway Beach. Yet somehow New York has stolen a holiday that by all rights should be ours. Advertisement Every year, the eyes of the nation turn to Manhattan for the Macy’s Parade, which draws 3.5 million … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving should be big in Boston. So how did we let New York steal it from us?
THANKSGIVING Day is today, which means the annual New York City Parade will be taking place, kicking off at 9am local time. But is the weather going to cooperate? Here's what we know about today's NYC forecast... What's the weather like in New York? Temperatures will range from freezing lows of -7C to a not-so-high of -4C in New York City today. The temperature will be -6C at 9am when the parade kicks off, with it "feeling like" -13C. When the parade finishes at 11am, the temperature will be -5C, with it actually "feeling like" -11C. New York City is no stranger to freezing temperatures, as this time of year is usually very cold and windy. Will it affect the Thanksgiving parade? Though the temperatures are well below freezing, the weather shouldn't affect the parade too much. It won't be snowing so there is no health hazards, however it will get chilly to watch for the spectators. Where is the parade and what is its route? The official parade kickoff is at 9am at West 77th Street and … [Read more...] about What’s the weather like in New York and will it affect the Thanksgiving parade?
THANKSGIVING Day is tomorrow, which means New York City will be gracing America's morning with a lot of festive cheer. Here's all you need to know about Macy's 92nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. When is Thanksgiving? In America, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, so this year it will be on November 22, 2018. It is usually followed the day after by the world's most frantic shopping day known as Black Friday. The USA isn't the only nation to mark Thanksgiving celebrations - Canada, Puerto Rico, Grenada and Liberia do so too. In Canada, the national holiday takes place on the second Monday of October. When is the NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade? In New York City, there is a 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, the parade falls on Thursday 22 November. From 9am to 11am Eastern time, revellers can watch numerous floats and entertainers make their way through the bustling streets. The nation will celebrate Thanksgiving gathered with … [Read more...] about When is the NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade? Route, what time to watch it and performers