Thursday, February 09, 2017

She Persisted

"She persisted."

What a profound statement that so aptly describes how hard women have worked over the centuries to make life better for themselves and their daughters.

What most people do not realize is that when you have made life easier for the women, of all colors and beliefs, then you have made life better for their children, which makes life better for everyone - and that should be our goal as a nation, and as a planet.

Women Read Coretta Scott King's Letter Opposing Jeff Sessions... 
Republicans tried to silence Elizabeth Warren from reading this statement criticizing Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions. Instead, #shepersisted.

Coretta Scott King's Letter

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Women Read Coretta Scott King's Letter Opposing Jeff Sessions

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Remember to always be persistent.

#ShePersisted #BePersistant

Lunar Eclipse Visibility

The Snow Moon, aka the full moon of February 10-11, 2017, also brings us a penumbral lunar eclipse and the New Year Comet. The comet only appears to us earthlings every 5 years. It's a grand celestial event, even though most of us will not be able to view it.

Art PrintsOn Friday (Feb. 10), just 10 minutes after the full moon peaks, so will a penumbral lunar eclipse. The moon will spend more than 4 hours coasting through Earth's outer shadow, called the penumbra, and it will appear darker than normal.

Interesting that this Snow Moon coincides with the winter storm now blasting the north-eastern United States.

When to see it

While lunar eclipse visibility will be at 100% for Europe and Africa, those in portions of the Americas will be able to view it only as the moon rises in the eastern sky.

The moon will first enter Earth's shadow at 5:32 p.m. EST (2232 GMT), and its moonlight will slowly but surely grow dimmer for a little over 2 hours. After the eclipse peaks at 7:43 p.m. EST (0034 GMT on Feb. 11), the bright glow of the full moon will take about another 2 hours to return to normal. The moon will be completely outside of the penumbral shadow by 9:55 p.m. EST (0255 GMT on Feb. 11).

lunar eclipse time map

USA Today - Triple treat: Eclipse, comet, full moon...

Charleston, SC time will be 5:56pm.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Muslim countries not on POTUS ban list

From Rosalind S. Helderman at the Washington Post, simplified information - what you need to know about President Trump's executive order banning travelers from specific countries with predominantly Muslim populations.
Trump banning Muslims from entering the US

More specifically, we are taking a look at Muslim countries NOT on the POTUS ban list

The executive order he signed Friday bans all entry for the next 90 days by travelers from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya.

Wait, what? Why 90 Days?

According to Trump (see image), "...until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Trump has two luxury towers in Turkey, and earned $6 million there (reported in May, 2016)... Turkey is NOT on the list, yet Americans have been issued a travel warning from the State Department regarding Turkey's anti-American rhetoric.

Wait, what?

Then there's Saudi Arabia, where Trump is attempting to build a hotel. Saudi Arabia in NOT on the list. "The executive order makes no mention of Saudi Arabia, home of 15 of the 19 terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks."

Wait, what?

Trump resort construction is underway in Indonesia. Indonesia is NOT on the list. "Excluded as well is Indonesia, the world’s largest majority-Muslim nation...."

Wait, what?

"To be blunt.... From what we could tell from his campaign and his actions since he became president, what seems to be first and foremost on his mind is his own self-interest and an obsession with his brand.”

Ah, now it makes sense.

Read the full article:

  Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions