Museveni will rely on quackary to sign Anti-Gay Bill


Museveni: “an investigation as to whether or not gays have a genetic predisposition to being homosexual or if being gay is purely deviant behavior through choice.”

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As Uganda and the President perpetuate the lies that underpin the Law

By Melanie Nathan February 14,  2014.

uganda flagIt is clear that Ugandan President  Museveni has pandered to the popularity of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill amongst the Ugandan MPs of his ruling NRM Party, to the detriment of Uganda’s LGBT community, as it is reported he will assent to as soon as he receives a copy. It is clear that the President made this announcement to accomplish points amongst his party as they re-endorsed his leadership of the party with added numbers. It is also clear that he has ditched the truth as it pertains to homosexuality in favor of the quackery and myth that has always served to underpin the basis for the new Bill which passed in the Ugandan Parliament in December, 2013.

Never has it been clearer that gays in Ugandan have indeed been used as scape goats…

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Valentine’s Day

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Another point of view about the meaning of St. Valentine’s day!!

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Happy Valentine's DayHappy Valentine’s Day

Today is a holiday. Many say it was invented by Hallmark to sell cards. It is a wonderful date night and couples are descending upon their favorite restuarants to wine and dine. Sometimes we forget all of the loves in our lives. We love our children and grandchildren. We love our friends. We love members of our extended family.

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Let us not forget the people who have no one to wish them a happy day. The homeless, unemployed and sick may not find this a good day. For those who have lost a love through break-up, divorce or death, this is a bittersweet day. My late husband would put chocolate roses on my pillow. The first couple of years after he passed, I found myself subconsciously looking for my chocolate roses.

Enjoy the day!Enjoy the day!

So even if you are alone today, there are many people…

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U.S. Organizations Remain Silent while Nigerian Gays Desperate for Global Rally March 07


Where are they?? Help is needed urgently!!

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URGENTLY Calling on HRC, NCLR, Get EQUAL and Other U.S.A. Organizations to Start Preparing Now to Form a Coalition to Rally for Nigeria

By Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2014.

Goodluck-Jonathan-007Nigeria’s LGBT community, through The Solitary Alliance, is calling on the world to help protest against the anti-gay law that has caused major persecution and mob injustice against gays and lesbians in Nigeria. I wrote to all our USA group back on January 13 asking for noise and 2 groups out of the 8 responded saying that they were waiting to hear from Nigeria’s LGBT community first, I think in the case of Nigeria that was a big mistake and one that could also hurt Ugandan gays – which is waiting to see if Museveni will sign his assent to its pending Anti-gay Bill.

Now the Nigerian LGBT community, is begging for help and asking for a Global Day of Solidarity…

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Officials: Uganda’s leader to sign anti-gay bill


This is awful!! The persecution in that country will be terrible!

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Repost from the Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Friday, alarming rights activists who have condemned the bill as draconian in a country where homosexuality already has been criminalized.

Museveni announced his decision to governing party lawmakers, said government spokesman Ofwono Opondo.

In Twitter posts on Friday, Opondo said the legislators, who are holding a retreat chaired by Museveni, “welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants.”

Museveni’s decision was based on a report by “medical experts” presented at the retreat, saying that “homosexuality is not genetic but a social behavior,” said Opondo. Continue Reading

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Margaret E. Knight ….. American Inventor!


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~~February 14, 2014~~

**TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAY**

Today in Mighty Girl history, American inventor Margaret “Mattie” E. Knight, who is widely considered the most famous female inventor of the 19th century, was born today in 1838. Nicknamed “Lady Edison,” Knight was responsible for nearly 100 inventions and held more than 20 patents on a wide array of inventions including a rotary engine, shoe-cutting machine, numbering machine, a dress and skirt shield, and most famously, a machine to fold and glue paper bags.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/amightygirl

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Margaret E. Knight (February 14, 1838 – October 12, 1914) was an American inventor. She has been called “the most famous 19th-century woman inventor”.

She was born in YorkMaine to James Knight and Hannah Teal. James Knight died when Margaret was a little girl. Knight went to school until she was twelve and worked in a cotton mill between ages 12 through 56. In 1868, while living in Springfield, Massachusetts, Knight invented a machine that folded and glued paper to form the flat bottomed brown paper bags familiar to shoppers today.

Knight built a wooden model of the device, but needed a working iron model to apply for a patent. Charles Annan, who was in the machine shop where Knight’s iron model was being built, stole her design and patented the device. Knight filed a successful patent interference lawsuit and was awarded the patent in 1871. With a Massachusetts business man,Knight established the Eastern Paper Bag Co. and received royalties.

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Her many other inventions included a numbering machine, window frame and sash, patented in 1894, and several devices relating to rotary engines, patented between 1902 and 1915. Knight’s original box-making machine is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.. Margaret never married and died on October 12, 1914 at the age of 76.

She was awarded the Decoration of the Royal Legion of Honor by Queen Victoria in 1871. A plaque recognizing her as the “first woman awarded a U.S. patent” and holder of 87 U.S. patents hangs on the Curry Cottage at 287 Hollis St in Framingham. However, Knight was not actually the first female patent-holder.

The first was Hannah Wilkinson Slater, wife of industrialist Samuel Slater: she invented two-ply thread, becoming in 1793 the first American woman to be granted a patent. Knight was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_E._Knight

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Margaret Knight

~~Invention of the Paper Bag Machine~~

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For many women inventors in years past, the invention process was twice as difficult because, in addition to the hardships of inventing, they also faced the skepticism of a world that didn’t believe women could create something of value. Fortunately, over the years, that perception has been blown out of the water by women inventors like Margaret E. Knight, who were willing to fight for the accolades and recognition they unquestionably deserved.

Born in Maine in 1838 and raised by a widowed mother, Margaret Knight showed a proclivity toward inventing from a very young age – a characteristic of many of the world’s famous inventors. After observing an accident at a textile mill at the age of 12, Margaret went to work producing her first real invention. Knight conceived a device that would automatically stop a machine if something got caught in it. By the time she was a teenager the invention was being used in the mills.

After the Civil war, Margaret Knight went to work in a Massachusetts paper bag plant. While working in the plant, Knight thought how much easier it would be to pack items in paper bags if the bottoms were flat (they were not at the time). That idea inspired Margaret to create the machine that would transform her into a famous woman inventor. Knight’s machine automatically folded and glued paper-bag bottoms – creating the flat-bottom paper bags that are still used to this very day in most grocery stores.

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Of course, no story of triumph would be complete without a villain. In this case, the villain was a man named Charles Annan – who attempted to steal Knight’s idea (he spied on the woman hired to make her prototype) and receive credit for the patent. Not one to give in without a fight, Margaret took Annan to court to vie for the patent that rightfully belonged to her. While Annan argued simply that a woman could never design such an innovative machine, Knight displayed actual evidence that the invention indeed belonged to her. As a result, Margaret Knight received her patent in 1871.

Knight’s invention immediately had a huge impact on the paper industry – and paper bags began to proliferate throughout the retail landscape. To this very day, thousands of machines based on Margaret Knight’s idea are still used to produce flat-bottom paper bags.

Knight didn’t stop there though; throughout her lifetime she would receive over 20 patents and conceive almost 100 different inventions – including a rotary engine, shoe-cutting machine and a dress and skirt shield. At the time of her death, an obituary described Knight as a “woman Edison.” In actuality, she was something greater – she was a woman inventor named Margaret Knight.

Source: http://www.women-inventors.com/Margaret-Knight.asp

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~~What Did Margaret Knight Invent?~~

Margaret Knight’s first invention was when she was 12 years old working in a textile mill and it was a stop-motion machine that would stop every time something was caught in it. She also invented the flat bottom paper bag machine and later on a design for window frame and sash, a numbering machine, an automatic boring tool and a spinning or sewing machine.

Knight demonstrated a knack for tools and invention from an early age, and she was said to have contrived a safety device for controlling shuttles in powered textile looms when she was 12 years old. In 1868, at which time she was living in Springfield, Massachusetts, she invented an attachment for paper-bag-folding machines that allowed the production of square-bottomed bags.

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After working to improve her invention in Boston, she patented it in 1870. She later received patents for a dress and skirt shield (1883), a clasp for robes (1884), and a spit (1885). Later still she received six patents over a span of years for machines used in the manufacturing of shoes.

Other of Knight’s inventions included a numbering machine and a window frame and sash, both patented in 1894, and several devices relating to rotary engines, patented between 1902 and 1915.

Although she was not the first woman to receive a patent, she was one of the most productive of female inventors, having some 27 patents to her credit. She failed to profit much from her work, however. When Knight died she was honoured in a local obituary as a “woman Edison.”

Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/320351/Margaret-E-Knight

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Margaret E. Knight, Inventor

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Published on Dec 16, 2013

Meet Margaret E. Knight, known as -the female Thomas Edison-. She was true to her nature and inspite of hardships became successful in the field of mechanical design.

We ALL are MIGHTY GIRLS!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Chechnya offers to save second Danish giraffe Marius


PLEASE …. let this one live!! Send him to a place where they want him!! He’s also called Marius ,,,,

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This video is called Niger‘s Endangered White Giraffes (Full Documentary).

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Ramzan Kadyrov offers to adopt second Marius giraffe facing slaughter

Chechen president tells Instagram followers he is ready to take in giraffe facing death in Denmark ‘on humanitarian grounds’

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Thursday 13 February 2014 16.47 GMT

To sentence one giraffe named Marius to death may be regarded as a misfortune; to sentence two would be a catastrophe, according to Ramzan Kadyrov.

The Chechen president has used his Instagram account to offer to take in the second Marius, which, it emerged on Wednesday, has been threatened with the same fate as his namesake.

Kadyrov, who has been implicated in torture and human rights abuses, is a known animal admirer and has a huge personal zoo.

He frequently posts pictures of himself on Instagram with exotic animals, and made…

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Full Snow Moon ….. February 2014!


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~~February 14, 2014~~

Valentine’s Day 2014 Full Moon: February’s ‘Snow Moon’ Is Perfect For Lovers

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For couples, romantics and sky-watchers, Valentine’s Day 2014 will be perfect. A full moon will greet lovers and sweethearts on Feb. 14. February’s full moon is also known as the “Snow Moon,” which is quite appropriate in the wake of Winter Storm Pax.

While meteor showers may be a more special, stunning show, the Valentine’s Day full moon will be ideal as it requires no special viewing circumstances. Meteor showers require darkness, and those who cannot escape the bright lights of the city will miss out on a stargazing event. Friday’s full moon will be clearly visible, and all it requires is a brief moment to look up.

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, February’s full moon is known as the Snow Moon due to traditionally heavy snowfalls that occur in the month of February. That moniker is especially fitting following Winter Storm Pax, which has dumped snow and ice throughout the South and East. As noted by USA Today, for Valentine’s Day, snow is on the ground in 49 out of 50 states, with Florida being the only state with no snow. The snow will continue over the weekend as another snow storm will hit the Northeast and Ohio Valley. The Farmer’s Almanac also notes February’s full moon is also known as the Hunger Moon, due to poor hunting conditions.

The Snow Moon may not share the same recognition as other full moon events, such as the Harvest Moon and the Hunter’s Moon, which occur in September and October, respectively, or a Blue Moon or a Super Moon, but it will make those evening strolls on Valentine’s Day even better.

The Snow Moon will be a normal full moon and will rise at 6:53 p.m. EST, notes EarthSky.

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Source/Full Article: http://www.ibtimes.com/valentines-day-2014-full-moon-februarys-snow-moon-perfect-lovers-1555376

Full Moon Names History

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Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Snow Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.

Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.

Source/Article: http://fullmoonphases.com/snow-moon/

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~~Full Moon Names and Meanings~~

Many human cultures have given names to the full moon throughout the year. Different full moon names can be found among the Chinese, Celtic, Old English, and New Guinea cultures, to name a few. In addition, Native American tribes often used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons and gave a unique name to each recurring full moon. The full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.

Although many Native American Tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known names of the full moon come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the moons. They even invented some of their own names that have been passed down through time.

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The names given below aren’t the only ones that have been used. Every full moon, with one exception, had variations on its name among various Algonquin tribes, not to mention other tribes throughout North America. But the names below are the most common. Some of the variations are also mentioned.

~~January: The Wolf Moon~~
In January snow gathers deep in the woods and the howling of wolves can be heard echoing in the cold still air. Some tribes called this moon the Snow Moon, but most often it was used for the next month.

~~February: The Snow Moon~~
Snow piles even higher in February, giving this moon its most common name. Among tribes that used this name for the January moon, the February moon was called the Hunger Moon due to thechallenging hunting conditions.

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~~March: The Worm Moon~~
Snow slowly begins to melt, the ground softens, and earthworms show their heads again and their castings or fecal matter can be found. Other signs of spring gave rise to other variations: the cawing of crows (the Crow Moon); the formation of crusts on the snow from repeated thawing and freezing (the Crust Moon); and the time for tapping maple trees (the Sap Moon). Christian settlers also called this the Lenten Moon and considered it the last moon of winter.

~~April: The Pink Moon~~
Flowers begin to appear, including the widespread grass pink or wild ground phlox. Other variations indicate more signs of full spring, such as Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon (common among coastal tribes).

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~~May: The Flower Moon~~
Flowers come into full bloom and corn is ready to plant. Also called the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.

~~June: The Strawberry Moon~~
Strawberry-picking season reaches its peak during this time. This is one of the few names that was universal to all Algonquin tribes.

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~~July: The Buck Moon~~
Buck deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers in July. Frequent thunderstorms in the New England area also resulted in the name Thunder Moon. Some tribes also used Hay Moon.

~~August: The Sturgeon Moon~~
The sturgeon, a large fish common to the Great Lakes and other nearby bodies of water, is most easily caught during this month. The reddish appearance of the moon through the frequent sultry hazes of August also prompted a few tribes to dub it the Red Moon. Other names included the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.

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~~September: The Harvest Moon~~
Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, are ready for gathering at this time. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in September. Traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls during October once or twice a decade. Sometimes the September full moon was called the Corn Moon.

~~October: The Hunter’s Moon~~
After the fields have been reaped, the leaves begin to fall and the deer are fat and ready for eating. Hunters can ride easily over the fields’ stubble, and the fox and other animals are more easily spotted. Some years the Harvest Moon falls in October instead of September.

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~~November: The Beaver Moon~~
At this time of year the beavers are busy preparing for winter, and it’s time to set beaver traps and secure a store of warm fur before the swamps freeze over. Some tribes called this the Frosty Moon.

~~December: The Cold Moon~~
Winter takes a firm hold and temperatures plummet at this time. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun. The full moon name often used by Christian settlers is the “Moon before Yule”.

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~~Blue Moon~~
Note that due to the 29-day lunar cycle the exact dates of the full moon move every year. Most seasons have three full moons, but because of the variation some seasons have four full moons. The term “blue moon” was used to identify one of these extra full moons. A mistaken definition in the March 1946 edition of Sky and Telescope magazine claimed the blue moon fell on the second full moon of the calendar month. This mistake caused widespread misunderstanding until it was finally corrected in 1999.

Source/Full Article: http://www.moonconnection.com/full-moon-names.phtml

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FULL MOON FEBRUARY 14, 2014

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Published on Jan 19, 2014

Breaking News: February 14,2014 will be the Full Snow Moon lets all enjoy this video you could see a very strange window effect really cool . Music & Video by Didier Manchione all rights reserved Moonfull publishing Socan Canada 2014 MUSICNEWS NETWORK.

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We ALL are connected to the MOON!!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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