Best wishes from Saul Alinsky, radical left-wingers, and people who don’t like the classical America.
We’ve been busy working on a nice little set of updates for Edible City and we’ve finally managed to roll them out! We’re hoping this new version can make the site even more useful and usable to hungry people in New York City.
Probably the most interesting new feature is the new data…
Meteor Showers 2012
A calendar of all the major meteor showers taking place in 2012 that I drew up.
Of course, this isn’t all of the meteor events this year. Only the ones with the best chance of being visible. I chose only events with a Zenith Hourly Rate (ZHR, the number of peak events per hour) above 10. You should also consider the moon phase for that date, which I did not include.
How to use this:
- The date on the left is the early morning after midnight on the day it will peak (so “October 7” is between midnight and sunrise on the morning of the 7th).
- The constellation represents the point in the sky that the shower will “originate” from.
- Choose someplace dark, away from city lights, and bring a blanket and a friend.
To calculate the sunrise/sunset for your area on a specific date, go here. Many more details about each event can be found in this summary from EarthSky. Some events will favor the North or South Hemispheres, but such is life.
Feel free to distribute freely!
Sterilized by North Carolina, she felt raped once more: Elaine Riddick was only 14 when the state decided that she was not capable of mothering children and quietly cauterized her fallopian tubes. The $50,000 now offered to her only makes her angrier.
This is one of the most disturbing stories we’ve ever read.
Between 1929 and 1974, nearly 7,600 people were sterilized under orders from North Carolina’s Eugenics Board. Nearly 85% were women or girls, some as young as 10. The state estimates that 1,500 to 2,000 of the victims are still alive.
The board’s declared goal was to purify the state’s population by weeding out the mentally ill, diseased, feebleminded and others deemed undesirable.
In a 1950 pamphlet, the Human Betterment League of North Carolina said the board was protecting “the children of future generations and the community at large,” adding that “you wouldn’t expect a moron to run a train or a feebleminded woman to teach school.”
The pamphlet went on: “It is not barnyard castration!”
Photo: Elaine Riddick, 57, listens as Dr. Laura Gerald, unseen, chairwoman of the Governor’s Eugenics Compensation Task Force, announces on Jan. 10 the panel’s recommendation of a $50,000 payment to each victim. The meeting was held in Raleigh, N.C. Credit: Shawn Rocco, Raleigh News & Observer
Clerks director Kevin Smith and producer Scott Mosier with Go Fish director Rose Troche during the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Clerks and Go Fish both screened in the Dramatic Competition category. Clerks went on to win the Filmmaker Trophy for a Dramatic Film.
Photo by Sandria Miller
Our take? Mitt Romney stayed largely untouched at Saturday night’s debate, despite being the front-runner. I mean look at the guy, he’s got his hands in his pockets!
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