Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring Flowers, Purple Crocus, Yellow Daffodil, Glory of the Snow

Purple Crocus

Yellow Daffodil

Glory of the Snow
in time of daffodils (who know, the goal of living is to grow) forgetting why, remember how - e.e. cummings

Spring Flowers in Central Park New York City, New York, in the last week of march. Here we see Purple Crocus, the Yellow Daffodil or Narcissus and Chionodoxa forbesii or Glory of the Snow.

Daffodils, along with Crocuses and Snowdrops, are one of the earliest of spring flowers and are always a welcome sign that winter is finally over. - Central Park Flowers:

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Carousel Horses



Carousel Horses from The Central Park Carousel. New York City, New York. One of the country's largest merry-go-rounds, it features fifty-eight hand-carved, brightly caparisoned horses and two ornate chariots. Wonderful examples of folk art, they were made by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein in 1908.

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Black Carousel Horse

Brown Carousel Horses

White Carousel Horses

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour City Lights from Space

Earth Hour City Lights from SpaceBright city lights along the coastline and interior delineate the eastern coast of the United States at night. Known as the “city that never sleeps,” New York City with its population of more than 8 million residents (in 2000) is the largest and brightest metropolitan area along the coast.
The metropolitan area straddles the Hudson River and spreads eastward over Long Island. Philadelphia is the second largest city in this image, situated south of New York (lower left in this scene). One of the most richly historic of U.S. cities, Philadelphia is where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

The crew of the International Space Station took this image from a vantage point well to the northeast of the cities, with the camera pointed westward back towards New York City and the coast. The result is that the perspective is highly distorted but still recognizable. Low clouds have formed over the waters of the Atlantic and have settled into some of the valleys of the Appalachian Mountains to the northwest.
Earth Hour City Lights from Space

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Second Passover services for Buchenwald survivors Clip Art

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American chaplain Rabbi Hershel Schaecter conducts Second Passover services for Buchenwald survivors shortly after liberation. [Photograph #26278]

Date: May 18, 1945. Locale: Buchenwald, [Thuringia] Germany. Credit: USHMM, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park. Copyright: Public Domain.

American chaplain Rabbi Hershel Schaecter conducts Second Passover services for Buchenwald survivors shortly after liberation.

Second Passover services for Buchenwald survivors Clip Art

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Second Passover services for Buchenwald survivors Clip Art

Pictured in the first row wearing shorts is Robert Buechler, while the youth sitting in front of the lecturn, looking back at the camera, is Stefan Jakubowicz. Israel Meir Lau is pictured sitting third from left, in the first row, between two American soldiers. Seated in the second row are Jakub Chojt (left side, wearing a white shirt) and brothers, Yosl Bekiermaszyn, now Baker, (middle of the row, wearing a black jacket) and Boruch Bekiermaszyn (two to the right of him). Seated in the front row (sixth from the right, wearing dark coat) is Izak Farbman.

The Shavuot service commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The previous month, Rabbi Schachter had also led a Second Passover service since the survivors did not have a chance to celebrate Passover on its actual date. The day after this Shavuot service was held, a group of Jewish children were repatriated to their homes in Czechoslovakia.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

the Alamo San Antonio Texas

the Alamo San Antonio, TexasDigital ID: cph 3b34239 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-87798 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,787 kilobytes)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

State Income Taxes

State Income TaxesState income tax From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

State income tax is an income tax in the United States that is levied by each individual state.
Some states choose to impose no income tax. These states are Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Additionally, New Hampshire and Tennessee limit their state income taxes to dividends and interest income only. As of 2007, the highest rate of state income tax is that of Vermont, with a maximum rate of 9.5%. Of those states which impose an income tax, the lowest maximum rate is that of Illinois, which levies a flat tax of 3%.

Most states (36) have a progressive income tax, where the rate rises as an income gets larger. In California, for instance, the rate begins at 1% at $6,622 in income and rises to 9.3% over $43,468. In 2005, California added a mental health tax of 1% on incomes greater than $1,000,000, making the marginal income tax rate in California 10.3% at the extreme income ranges.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Passover Haggadah (Seder Haggadah shel Pesah)

Passover Haggadah (Seder Haggadah shel Pesah)Seder Haggadah shel Pesah (Passover Haggadah) (Amsterdam, 1695). Moses (right and above) and Aaron, his older brother and the founder of the Jewish priesthood, are depicted on the title page of the Amsterdam Haggadah.

An equally influential haggadah, which became the prototype for subsequent Ashkenazi haggadot, appeared in Amsterdam in 1695. Known as "The Amsterdam Haggadah,"
it was extensively illustrated with copper engravings executed by the proselyte Abraham ben Jacob, who based his depictions on those of Matthaeus Merian, a Christian artist popular in the early seventeenth century. The Amsterdam Haggadah's illustrations were widely imitated and copied over the course of the next century both in printed works and in manuscripts. Beauty in Holiness

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Monday, March 24, 2008

The Jewish passover of 1858

The Jewish passover of 1858Digital ID: cph 3b22239 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-74996 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
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SUMMARY: 2 illustrations of kosher bakery, Chatham St., N.Y.C. 1. General view of preparing an dbaking metzoth, the unleavened bread for the passover; 2. Weighing an kneading of the flour in presence of the Rabbi. MEDIUM: 1 print : wood engraving. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1858.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Christ's resurrection from the tomb

Christ's resurrection from the tombTITLE: [Christ's resurrection from the tomb] CALL NUMBER: PH - Day (F.H.), no. 140 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsca-08392 (digital file from original photograph) LC-USZ62-52958 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.

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SUMMARY: F. Holland Day portraying Jesus Christ coming out of the tomb. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print on 2 mounts : platinum. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1896 or 1898] CREATOR: Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933, photographer.

NOTES: Mounts are layered top to bottom: greenish buff, grey. May be hand colored. Image content featurees: MODEL--F.H. Day; PEOPLE--Men. Title and other data comes from a curatorial worksheet compiled at LC in 1992-93. Forms part of the Louise Imogen Guiney Collection.

Cite as: The Louise Imogen Guiney Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1934 (DLC/PP-1934:33). Anonymous gift to the Library of Congress, 1934.

Exhibited: "Corpus Christi" Silverstein Gallery, New York, New York, 2005. Exhibited: Revelation: Representations of Christ in photography, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002-2004.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
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Red-tailed Hawk From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk." It breeds almost throughout North America from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, weighing from 690 to 2000 grams (1.5 to 4.4 pounds) and measuring 45–65 cm (18 to 26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110 to 145 cm (43 to 57 in). The Red-tailed Hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, as females are 25% larger than males. Red-tailed Hawk plumage can be variable, depending on the subspecies. These color variations are called morphs, and a Red-tailed Hawk may be light, dark, or rufous.

The Red-tailed Hawk is successful in large part because it tolerates a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous forests, tropical rainforests, agricultural fields and urban areas. It lives throughout the North American continent, except in areas of unbroken forest or the high arctic.It is also legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

Approximately 60% of all raptors under 1 year of age taken from the wild for use in American falconry are Red-tailed Hawks. The Red-tailed Hawk also has significance in Native American culture.
Its feathers are considered sacred by some tribes, and are used in religious ceremonies.

A male Red-tailed Hawk may weigh from 690 to 1300 grams (1.5 to 2.9 pounds) and measure 45–56 cm (18 to 22 in), while a female can weigh between 900 and 2000 grams (2 and 4.4 pounds) and measure 50–65 cm (20 to 26 in) in length. As is the case with many raptors the Red-tailed Hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, as females are 25% larger than males. The wingspan is from 110 to 145 cm (43 to 57 in).

Red-tailed Hawk plumage can be variable, depending on the subspecies and the region. These color variations are morphs, and are not related to molting.

The western North American population, B. j. calurus, is the most variable subspecies and has three color morphs: light, dark, and intermediate or rufous. The dark and intermediate morphs constitute 10–20% of the population.

Though the markings and hue vary, the basic appearance of the Red-tailed Hawk is consistent. The underbelly is lighter than the back and a dark brown band across the belly, formed by vertical streaks in feather patterning, is present in most color variations. The red tail, which gives this species its name, is uniformly brick-red above and pink below. The bill is short and dark, in the hooked shape characteristic of raptors. The cere, the legs, and the feet of the Red-tailed Hawk are all yellow.

Immature birds can be readily identified at close range by their yellowish irises. As the bird attains full maturity over the course of 3–4 years, the iris slowly darkens into a reddish-brown hue. In both the light and dark morphs, the tail of the immature Red-tailed Hawk are patterned with numerous darker bars.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Hummer H3 (Humvee)

Hummer H3 (Humvee)

Hummer H3 (Humvee)
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The Hummer H3 SUV is a vehicle from General Motors' Hummer division, introduced in 2006. The H3 is the smallest of the three Hummer models, and though the H3 concept car was a pickup truck, and currently introduced as a conventional SUV, with a future model close to the concept being planned to be launched in the third quarter of 2008. Its GMT345 platform is based on the GMT355 which underpins the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. The H3 is built at GM's Shreveport, Louisiana factory. Export versions are produced at the General Motors South Africa facility in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
In the American market, the H3 is priced from $29,500 to just over $40,000. Sales have been strong, with the 33,140 sold in 2005 making up 58% of Hummer's total sales for the year. For the first two months of 2006, 8,071 H3s were sold, 74% of all Hummer sales.

The H3 uses the 3.7 L (3653 cc) Atlas straight-5 engine, the same engine that is used in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. This 20-valve DOHC unit produces 242 hp (180 kW) at 5600 rpm and 242 ft·lbf (327 N·m) at 2800 rpm. It is available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission that includes GM's Stabilitrak vehicle stability control. Its 111.9 in (2842 mm) wheelbase is 1.1 in (28 mm) shorter than the GMT360 SUVs.

It includes an electronically-controlled dual-speed transfer case and electronic locking differential. The H3 has full-time four wheel drive, meaning all 4 wheels are permanently powered.

Since it is rated at less than 8500 lb (3856 kg) (GVWR), Hummer is required to provide official fuel economy ratings. Tested by many companies, the Hummer H3 with automatic transmission is targeted at 15mpg, approximately 13 in the city and 18 on the highway. The H3 is also available in manual transmission, 16mpg, with 15 in the city and 19 in the highway. While the Hummer H2 will ford 20 inches (0.5 m) of water, the H3 will handle 24 inches (0.6 m) of water (it has been tested in depths up to 31 inches).

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sprinc Flowers Currier & Ives

Sprinc Flowers Currier & IvesDigital ID: cph 3b07667 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-59927 (b&w film copy neg.). Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,836 kilobytes)
TITLE: Spring flowers. CALL NUMBER: PGA - Currier & Ives--Spring flowers (B size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-59927 (b&w film copy neg.). MEDIUM: 1 print : lithograph. CREATED/PUBLISHED: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1861.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Easter cross Currier & Ives

The Easter cross Currier & IvesThe Easter cross Currier & Ives. Digital ID: pga 00688. Source: digital file from original print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-00688 (digital file from original print). Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (171 kilobytes)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Stanley Cup

The Stanley CupDescription: The Stanley Cup. Source: own work. Date: Nov 17, 2006. Author: Bachrach44

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Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, KG, GCB, GCVO, PC (15 January 1841 – 14 June 1908), known as Frederick Stanley until 1886 and as The Lord Stanley of Preston between 1886 and 1893, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Colonial Secretary from 1885 to 1886 and Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. An avid sportsman, he is most famous for presenting the Stanley Cup. Stanley was a Freemason.

In 1892, Stanley gave Canada a treasured national icon — the Stanley Cup. He originally donated the trophy as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur hockey club. Then in 1926, the National Hockey League adopted the Stanley Cup as the championship prize in professional hockey. This now famous cup bears Stanley's name is as tribute to Stanley's encouragement and love of outdoor life and sport in Canada. In recognition of this, Stanley was inducted into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945 in the "Honoured Builders" category.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

April Fool's Day Banner

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

the Pleiades in Taurus

the Pleiades in TaurusThe Seven Sisters - The Pleiades are located within the constellation Taurus High Resolution Image Image credit: NASA

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The Pleiades, located more than 400 light-years away in the Taurus constellation, are the subject of many legends and writings. Greek mythology holds that the flock of stars was transformed into celestial doves by Zeus to save them from a pursuant Orion. The 19th-century poet Alfred Lord Tennyson described them as "glittering like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid."

The star cluster was born when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, about 100 million years ago. It is significantly younger than our 5-billion-year-old sun. The brightest members of the cluster, also the highest-mass stars, are known in Greek mythology as two parents, Atlas and Pleione, and their seven daughters, Alcyone, Electra, Maia, Merope, Taygeta, Celaeno and Asterope. There are thousands of additional lower-mass members, including many stars like our sun. Some scientists believe that our sun grew up in a crowded region like the Pleiades, before migrating to its present, more isolated home. The Seven Sisters

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
American Robin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. The similarity between the orange-red coloring of its breast and that of the smaller and distantly related European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) led to its common name. It is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering south of Canada from Florida to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It has seven subspecies, but only T. m. confinis in the southwest is particularly distinctive, with pale gray-brown underparts. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The American Robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs and caterpillars), fruits and berries. It is one of the first bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range. Its nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. It is among the first birds to sing at dawn, and its song consists of several discrete units that are repeated.

The adult Robin is preyed upon by hawks, cats, and larger snakes, but when feeding in flocks it is able to be vigilant and watch other birds for reactions to predators. Brood parasitism by the Brown-headed Cowbird occurs, but is rare because the Robin usually rejects the cowbird eggs.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Federal Tax Form 1040

Federal Tax Form 1040Brief History of IRS Origin - The roots of IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later. Congress revived the income tax in 1894, but the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional the following year.
16th Amendment- In 1913, Wyoming ratified the 16th Amendment, providing the three-quarter majority of states necessary to amend the Constitution. The 16th Amendment gave Congress the authority to enact an income tax. That same year, the first Form 1040 appeared after Congress levied a 1 percent tax on net personal incomes above $3,000 with a 6 percent surtax on incomes of more than $500,000.

In 1918, during World War I, the top rate of the income tax rose to 77 percent to help finance the war effort. It dropped sharply in the post-war years, down to 24 percent in 1929, and rose again during the Depression. During World War II, Congress introduced payroll withholding and quarterly tax payments.A New Name - In the 50s, the agency was reorganized to replace a patronage system with career, professional employees. The Bureau of Internal Revenue name was changed to the Internal Revenue Service. Only the IRS commissioner and chief counsel are selected by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

April Fools' Day

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April Fools' Day - The origins of this custom are complex and a matter of much debate. It is likely a relic of the once common festivities held on the vernal equinox, which began on the 25th of March, old New Year's Day, and ended on the 2nd of April.

Though the 1st of April (April Fools' Day) appears to have been observed as a general festival in Great Britain in antiquity, it was apparently not until the beginning of the 18th century that the making of April-fools was a common custom. In Scotland the custom was known as "hunting the gowk," i.e. the cuckoo, and April-fools were "April-gowks," the cuckoo being a term of contempt, as it is in many countries.

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day

One of the earliest connections of the day with fools is Chaucer's story the Nun's Priest's Tale (c.1400), which concerns two fools and takes place "thritty dayes and two" from the beginning of March, which is April 1. The significance of this is difficult to determine.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Easter Bunny with Eggs

Easter Bunny with EggsRAGGEDY ANDY STORIES, Introducing the Little Brother of Raqqedy Ann. Written 8y and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. PUBLISHED By P.F. VOLLAND COMPANY, NEW VORK CHICAGO TORONTO UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Copyright 1920 P. F. Volland Company Chicago
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Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 - January 8, 1938) was an artist, political cartoonist, and writer of children's books. He is best known as the creator of Raggedy Ann. He also provided colour illustrations for a 1914 edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

He was born John Barton Gruelle in Arcola, Illinois. His first well known cartooning work was Mr. Twee Deedle which Gruelle created after he beat out 1,500 other entrants in a cartooning contest sponsored in 1911 by The New York Herald. Mr. Twee Deedle was in print from 1911 to 1914.

One day, Johnny gave his daughter Marcella a dusty, faceless rag doll found in the attic. Johnny drew a face on the doll and named her Raggedy Ann. Marcella played with the doll so much, Raggedy Ann became like a sister to her. Gruelle wanted other little girls to have such dolls. Gruelle's Raggedy Ann doll Patent # 47789 was dated September 7, 1915. In 1918, the PF Volland Company published Raggedy Ann Stories. Gruelle then created a following series of popular Raggedy Ann books and dolls.

Gruelle lived in the Silvermine section of Norwalk, Connecticut, where the dolls were first mass produced, and later moved his home and company to neighboring Wilton, Connecticut. Gruelle spent a year in Ashland, Oregon from 1923-1924

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Federal Income Tax Deadline 2

Federal Income Tax DeadlineTax Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tax Day is the common American slang term for the day that income taxes are due from most employed American residents, usually April 15th.

Although income tax was collected once during the civil war, it was not collected yearly until 1913 when the 16th Amendment was added to the Constitution giving the United States Congress the legal authority to tax people's incomes. The filing deadline in 1913 was March 1. It was changed to March 15 in 1918, and to April 15 in 1955.
The filing deadline remains April 15, but in the event that it falls on a weekend or holiday, it moves to the next business day.

Tax Day occasionally falls on Patriots' Day, a civic holiday in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and state of Maine, or the preceding weekend. When this occurs the tax deadline is extended by a day for the residents of Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. This is because the IRS processing center for these areas is located in Andover, Massachusetts.

In 2007, Tax Day was on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 because April 15 fell on a Sunday and Monday April 16 was Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. In addition to these extensions, in 2007 due to a Nor'easter that hit, certain states were granted an additional 2 days for taxes bringing the deadline to April 19th. Those who filed under this extension had to write "April 16 Storm" on the return.

For 2008, Tax Day will be on Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Cement Mixer Truck

Cement Mixer TruckConcrete mixer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Concrete transport truck: Special concrete transport trucks (in–transit mixers) are made to transport and mix concrete from a factory/plant to the construction yard.
They are charged with dry materials and water, with the mixing occurring during transport. (Although, more modern plants load the truck with 'Ready Mixed' concrete. With this process, the material has already been mixed, and then is loaded into the truck. The ready mix truck maintains the material's liquid state, through agitation, or turning of the drum, until delivery.) The interior of the drum on a concrete truck is fitted with a spiral blade. In one rotational direction, the concrete is pushed deeper into the drum. This is the direction the drum is rotated while the concrete is being transported to the building site. This is known as "charging" the mixer. When the drum rotates in the other direction, the Archimedes screw-type arrangement "discharges", or forces the concrete out of the drum. From there it may go onto chutes to guide the viscous concrete directly to the job site. If the truck cannot get close enough to the site to use the chutes, the concrete may be discharged into a concrete pump connected to a flexible hose, or onto with a conveyor belt which can be extended some distance (typically ten meters). A pump provides the means to move the material to precise locations, multi-floor buildings, and other distance prohibitive locations.

"Rear discharge" trucks require both a driver and a "chuteman" to guide the truck and chute back and forth to place concrete in the manner suitable to the contractor. Newer "front discharge" trucks have controls inside the cab of the truck to allow the driver to move the chute in all directions. The first front discharge mixer was designed and built by Royal W. Sims of Holiday, Utah.

Concrete mixers generally do not travel far from their plant, as many contractors require that the concrete be in place within 90 minutes after loading. If the truck breaks down or for some other reason the concrete hardens in the truck, workers need to enter the barrel with jackhammers; dynamite is still occasionally used to break up hardened concrete in the barrel under certain circumstances.

Stephen Stepanian filed a patent application for the first truck mixer in 1916. Trucks weigh 20–30,000 pounds (9–13.5 tonnes), and can carry roughly 40,000 pounds (18 tonnes) of concrete although many varying sizes of Mixer Truck are currently in use. The most common truck capacity is six cubic metre.

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Hummer H3 (Humvee)

Hummer H2 HumveeI, (sookietex) the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible, I grant any entity the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
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Hummer is a brand of off-road vehicles sold by General Motors, also known as GM. The H1 version is based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee). The Hummer H1 and H2 are of the larger 4x4 type, with commensurate fuel consumption. In most countries, some Hummers are considered to be trucks, rather than regular SUVs as they do not meet environmental protection standards. In some countries, including New Zealand and Australia, a truck licence is needed in order to operate some of the heavier models of Hummer. Hummer is the only brand to offer only four-wheel drive models with high ground clearance, a low-range transfer box, and off-road tires

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)

Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)Lilium longiflorum From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lilium longiflorum,(Japanese: Teppouyuri) often called the Easter lily or November lily, is a plant native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high. It bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, fragrant, and outward facing flowers.
A variety of it, L. longiflorum var. eximium, native to the Ryukyu Islands, is taller and more vigorous. It is extensively cultivated as a cut flower. It has irregular blooming periods in nature, and this is exploited in cultivation, allowing it to be forced for flowering at particular periods, such as Easter. However, it can be induced to flower over a much wider period. This variety is sometimes called the Bermuda lily because it has been much cultivated in Bermuda.

Before World War II, most of the Easter lily bulbs arriving in the United States were imported from Japan. However, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the supply of bulbs was suddenly cut off, and the Easter lilies became extremely valuable in the United States.

Lilium longiflorum, amongst some other types of lilies, are extremely poisonous to cats

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Friday, March 07, 2008

National Poison Prevention Week

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The U.S. Congress established National Poison Prevention Week on September 16, 1961 (P.L. 87-319). Shortly thereafter, the Poison Prevention Week Council was organized to coordinate this annual event and promote poison prevention.

National Poison Prevention Week, the third week in March each year, is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. However, every day people can and do prevent poisonings. We invite you to review the information on this site and become actively involved in helping ensure the safety of children and adults in your home and your community. POISON PREVENTION.ORG

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Helen Keller, New England Historic Genealogical Society Announces discovery of Helen Keller photo

New England Historic Genealogical Society Announces discovery of Helen Keller photo. (Link to non Public Domain Image)

NEHGS recently acquired a large family collection from Mr. Thaxter Parks Spencer. Located within the collection is a truly remarkable photograph of 8-year old Helen Keller, while vacationing with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This one of a kind image gives new insights into the wonderful life of Helen Keller.

Copyright of the newly found image: All patrons should be aware of the revised Copyright Act of 1976 (which took effect on January 1,1978). It provides protection for all unpublished material (as is the case with this image) from the time of creation (in this case 1888) for the life of the author (in this case unknown) plus seventy years or to 2002 (whichever is greater). All patrons accept full legal responsibility for observing the copyright law, as well as legislation concerning libel, invasion of privacy, property rights and fair use.

Since the creator of this work is unknown (see press release PDF) the date that it became or will become public domain can only be estimated. Using the formula of current law, if the photographer was 25 at the time, 1888 and lived another 50 years to die at the age of 75 in 1938, the 70 year waiting period until the work would enter the public domain would start on December 31st of that year regardless of the actual date of death. Therefor the image would enter the public domain on January 1, 2009. if using the same example the person lived until 85 the date for entrance to the public domain would be January 1, 2019

The only reliable formula for estimating entrance to the public domain that can be trusted beyond any reasonable doubt would be as follows: The photographer was 0 years old at the time 1888 and lived for 122 years 164 days, this is the oldest documented and fully validated supercentenarian ever (see Jeanne Calment) and will die in 2011. On December 31st of that year the 70 year waiting period from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) would began and on January 1st 2082 this image would enter the public domain;

We see that many other usually reliable sources (see Wikipedia) are claiming this image to be in the public domain because of the pre 1923, 1888 year of creation. This only applies to PUBLISHED works and then only in the United States.

We offer below the closest in time, 1897 and subject image that is public domain please enjoy and feel free to comment (editor)

Helen Keller nd Anne SullivanTITLE: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Keller, Helen and Anne Sullivan [item] [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-13123 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.

Digital ID: cph 3a15420 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-13123 (b&w film copy neg.) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (1,760 kilobytes)
SUMMARY: Portrait, full length, seated, in profile. MEDIUM: 1 photographic print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: 1897. NOTES: Photo by Notman. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a15420 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a15420 CONTROL #: 2004672077

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Lillian Gish

Lillian GishLillian Gish as Anna Moore in D.W. Griffith's production of Way Down East. From the book by Joseph R. Grismer.

Copyrighted by Joseph R. Grismer in 1900. Published by Grosset and Dunlap

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Lillian Gish From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an American stage, screen and televison actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D.W. Griffith, including her leading role in Griffith's seminal Birth of a Nation (1915). Her sound-era film appearances were sporadic, but included a memorable role in the 1955 cult thriller Night of the Hunter. She did considerable television work from the early 1950s into the 1980s, and closed her career playing opposite Bette Davis in the 1987 film The Whales of August.

The American Film Institute (AFI) named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Painted Easter Eggs.

Traditional painted easter eggs in Croatia.Traditional painted easter eggs in Croatia. Picture taken in April 2006. Slunj, Croatia.

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Easter egg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jellybeans. These eggs are often hidden, supposedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning.

Claims are made that Easter eggs were originally pagan symbols, however as with most European pagan religion, the evidence for this is sketchy. One source of information on Eostre, a pagan goddess who may have given her name to the festival, does not mention eggs at all. It is, however, the more accepted historical line that Eostre was associated with eggs and Hares. There are also good grounds for the association between Hares (later termed Easter bunnies) and eggs, through folklore confusion between Hares forms (where they raise their young) and Plovers nests. In the 18th Century Jakob Grimm theorised a pagan connection to Easter eggs, with a putative goddess of his own who he named Ostara, a suggested German version of Eostre.

Overall, despite the speculation regarding a goddess, there is little doubt that the Western name for the festival, Easter derives from the germanic word Eostre which is also a name mentioned by Bede as a past Saxon goddess.

At the Passover Seder, a hard-boiled egg dipped in salt water symbolizes both new life and the Passover sacrifice offered at the Temple in Jerusalem. The ancient Persians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration, which falls on the Spring equinox. This tradition has continued every year on Nowrooz since ancient times.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

MINI (BMW) Mini Coopers

red and black mini cooper

metallic grey mini cooper
Mini Cooper's popularity (MINI BMW) in New York City is evident, ease of parking and sporty styling are making it a favorite among Manhattanites. These two were found on the upper westside at 77th street and Broadway.

Mini From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The most popular British-made car ever, it was superseded by the New MINI, which was launched in April 2001. The original is considered an icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers.
This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in the United Kingdom, the Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mk I had three major UK updates: the Mk II, the Clubman and the Mk III. Within these was a series of variations including an estate car, a pickup truck, a van and the Mini Moke — a jeep-like buggy. The Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally three times.

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