The women were far and away the single demographic group most likely to hand over cash, for a chance to dine in Hollywood with Clooney — and Obama. They sought out an East Coast celebrity who had similar appeal among the same demographic, aiming to replicate the millions of dollars produced by the Clooney contest. And so the next Dinner with Barack contest was born: Obama Wins Re-election For the general public, there was no way to know that the idea for the Parker contest had come from a data-mining discovery about some supporters:
It will be completed the 13th b'ak'tun. It is 4 Ajaw 3 K'ank'in and it will happen a 'seeing'[? It is the display of B'olon-Yokte' in a great "investiture". Very little is known about the god B'olon Yokte'. According to an article by Mayanists Markus Eberl and Christian Prager in British Anthropological Reports, his name is composed of the elements "nine", 'OK-te' the meaning of which is unknownand "god".
Confusion in classical period inscriptions suggests that the name was already ancient and unfamiliar to contemporary scribes. In one stele he is portrayed with a rope tied around his neck, and in another with an incense bag, together signifying a sacrifice to end a cycle of years.
Furthermore, they assert that this event was indeed planned for and not the 7th century. The inscription, on what is known as Hieroglyphic Stairway 12, describes the establishment of a royal court in Calakmul in AD, and compares the then-recent completion of 13 k'atuns with the future completion of the 13th b'ak'tun.
It contains no speculation or prophecy as to what the scribes believed would happen at that time. Most of these are in the form of "distance dates"; Long Count dates together with an additional number, known as a Distance Number, which when added to them makes a future date.
On the west panel at the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, a section of text projects forward to the 80th year Calendar Round from the coronation of the ruler K'inich Janaab' Pakal.
Pakal's accession occurred on 9.
The inscription begins with Pakal's birthdate of 9. According to Linda Schele, these 13s represent "the starting point of a huge odometer of time", with each acting as a zero and resetting to 1 as the numbers increase. Others have suggested, however, that this date marks creation as having occurred after that time span.
Instead, it was bound up with American concepts such as the New Age movement, millenarianismand the belief in secret knowledge from distant times and places. The general intent of this literature was not to warn of impending doom but "to foster counter-cultural sympathies and eventually socio-political and 'spiritual' activism".
Inwith the publication of Robert J. Sharer 's revised table of date correlations in the 4th edition of Morley's The Ancient Maya, [Note e] each became convinced that 21 December had significant meaning. Bythe year in which he organized the Harmonic Convergence event, Arguelles was using the date 21 December in The Mayan Factor: He believed that the Maya aligned their calendar to correspond to this phenomenon.
The Return of Quetzalcoatl, linking b'ak'tun 13 to beliefs in crop circlesalien abductionand personal revelations based on the use of hallucinogenic drugs and mediumship.
Precession[ edit ] In the Solar Systemthe planets and the Sun lie roughly within the same flat plane, known as the plane of the ecliptic. From our perspective on Earththe ecliptic is the path taken by the Sun across the sky over the course of the year.
The twelve constellations that line the ecliptic are known as the zodiacal constellations and, annually, the Sun passes through all of them in turn.Jun 17, · The drug war in Mexico has claimed more than 50, lives since But what tends to get lost amid coverage of this epic bloodletting is just how effective the drug business has become.
Huskers Illustrated resumes its weekly mailing cycle in September. Order your subscription today! The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. Hardware. Check out our latest SAN, Network and Storage specials from one of the largest pre-owned inventories anywhere.
Book - ' It's Not the End of the World' added a new photo to the album: 03 October Hopkins Co. at the end of , its first year of operations, prepared a reconciliation between pretax financial income and taxable income as follows: Pretax Financial Income - , Esitmated Litigation Exp - 1,, Extra Depr for Taxes - (1,).