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  December 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
India announces a new effort to survey and decontaminate the area affected by the December 3, 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster.
Conflict in Iraq: The U.S. military, citing security concerns for the Iraqi transitional parliamentary election scheduled for January 30, 2005, announces the deployment of 1,500 additional troops to Iraq and tour extensions bringing the number to an all time high of 150,000.
The fledgling multi-ethnic governing coalition plays down the incident stating it is a local problem stemming from the slow implementation of the peace agreement after the 2001 civil war, while some opposition parties call for "strong action".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December_2004   (5263 words)

  
 Today in History: December 21
In the Northern Hemisphere, winter begins on the "shortest day" of the year, December 21 or 22, and lasts until March 20 or 22, the beginning of spring, marked by the vernal equinox, when day and night are equal in length.
On December 21, 1928, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Boulder Canyon Project Act intended to dam the fourteen hundred mile Colorado River and distribute its water for use in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
At 5:30 P.M. on December 7, 1941, Hoover dam was closed to the public and traffic moved over the dam only under convoy for the duration of World War II.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec21.html   (2012 words)

  
 December 21 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.
A minority argues that it does so on December 23, 2012.
December 20 - December 22 - November 21 - January 21 -- listing of all days
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December_21   (983 words)

  
 Why 2012?
While it is true that the sun conjuncts the Sacred Tree on December 3rd in the year 755 A.D., over the centuries precession has caused the conjunction date to approach the winter solstice.
December 21st, 2012 (13.0.0.0.0 in the Long Count) therefore represents an extremely close conjunction of the winter solstice sun with the crossing point of Galactic Equator and the ecliptic, what the ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree.
Nevertheless, Schele and Freidel still report that the end date is December 23rd, 2012 rather than Dec. 21st, an unfortunate faux pas understandable only because they aren't particularly interested in the specifics of the correlation debate.
www.levity.com /eschaton/Why2012.html   (4477 words)

  
 Winter Solstice set to go off 21 December at 18h35 UT
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 December, 2005 : - - In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth's equator.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Cancer.
Around 350, December 25 was adopted in Rome and gradually almost the entire Christian Church agreed to that date, which coincided with Winter Solstice, the Yule and the Saturnalia.
www.globalsurfnews.com /news.asp?Id_news=19633   (1208 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
December 21 - 24 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Sangit Kala Mandir’s Annual Utsav ’05 features bhajans/ghazals by Hari Haran on 21st; fusion/instrumental music by Louis Banks, Rahul Sharma, Taufique Qureshi and Abhijeet Banerjee on 22nd; Hindi thriller/comedy Chal Baaz by Paresh Rawal and his group on 23rd and 24th.
December 23 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: On the occasion of Pandit Vijay Kichlu’s 75th birth anniversary, Devgandharva hosts classical recitals by Kishan Maharaj, Girija Devi, Birju Maharaj, Shiv Kumar Sharma and Anindo Chatterjee.
December 21 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6 pm: ‘Adoor in Conversation’, hosted as part of A Retrospective of Films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
www.telegraphindia.com /1051221/asp/calcutta/story_5623892.asp   (823 words)

  
 WTC Environmental Monitoring: December 21, 2001
In addition, EPA sampled for asbestos at three lower Manhattan locations on December 16 and 17th.
This brings the total number of air samples collected and analyzed for lower Manhattan to 3,753, with 29 samples above the standard (27 of these were collected prior to September 30, one was collected on October 9 and the other on November 27).
Silicates - Nineteen air samples were collected in lower Manhattan on December 6 and December 11 and analyzed for silicates.
www.epa.gov /wtc/summaries/epa-osha122101.htm   (663 words)

  
 December 21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On Dec. 21, 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.
In 1804, British statesman Benjamin Disraeli was born in London.
This page was last built with Frontier on a Macintosh on Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:52:38 PM.
www.rny.com /archive/history/2005/December/1221.html   (774 words)

  
 December 21, 2012 AD 11:18 AM GMT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
December 21 of 2012 AD, at the coincidence of the moment of the solstice and the heliacal rising of the galactic center, levels of planetary novelty will exponentially increase.
Theory does not make clear the nature of the ultranovel event, however.
Speculation as to the nature of the encounter with the trans-dimensional object at the end of time includes the following:
www.levity.com /eschaton/finalillusion.html   (61 words)

  
 The Mechanics and Immediate Implications of the December 21 Cut-off in the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation ...
In all states but one,[1] individuals exhausting their regular benefits prior to December 21 will continue to be eligible for TEUC benefits.
No individuals, however, who exhaust their regular benefits from December 21 onwards will be eligible for TEUC benefits.
The House of Representatives and the Senate are scheduled to be in session during the second week of December.
www.cbpp.org /12-3-03ui.htm   (514 words)

  
 Yule: circa December 21
This is because the lambing season occurs in the spring and that is the only time when shepherds are likely to 'watch their flocks by night' -- to make sure the lambing goes well.
Knowing this, the Eastern half of the Church continued to reject December 25, preferring a 'movable date' fixed by their astrologers according to the moon.
By 529, it was a civic holiday, and all work or public business (except that of cooks, bakers, or any that contributed to the delight of the holiday) was prohibited by the Emperor Justinian.
www.msu.edu /user/rohdemar/earth/sabbats/yule.html   (1350 words)

  
 Why December 21, 2012?
It is December 14 of the year 1603 and the Sun rises into the morning sky as Venus comes out from behind the Sun.
This page proposes a conjunction as the key to the December 21, 2012 "End Date." This conjunction is the location of the sun at the time of the winter solstice with respect to the cross formed by the galactic equator and the ecliptic.
For this to be over on December 21, 2012, the tribulation needs to start in June of 2009.
sumer.artideas.com /Why2012/Why2012.html   (4462 words)

  
 WDNR - DNR Outdoor Report - December 21, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As of the Dec. 20 the trails were considered to be in fair to good shape.
December is a great time to view many species of diving ducks and other waterfowl on the unfrozen waters of Green Bay.
Please remember that during the month of December, part of the park is open for the late bow deer season.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/news/or/2004/or041221.htm   (4916 words)

  
 GE Institutional Funds: No-Action Letter / December 21, 2005
21, 1994) (no action relief granted from Section 17(a) to permit the assets of a common trust fund and collective investment fund to be transferred to certain registered funds substantially in accordance with the conditions of Rule 17a-7).
While these letters provide useful support for the relief we are seeking, it is not clear to us that the circumstances of any one fit squarely with the circumstances of our request, as described herein.
April 21, 1994) ("Federated") (no-action relief granted from Section 17(a) to permit similar transactions involving bank collective investment and common trust funds where the representation was made that substantially all of the conditions of Rule 17a-7 would be satisfied).
www.sec.gov /divisions/investment/noaction/geif122105.htm   (6117 words)

  
 Save low-power radio | December 21, 2000 | Ralph Nader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
to excerpts from the October 21 Nader rally in Oakland.
This would be an excellent place for the new president to provide evidence of his desire to reach out to the people.
Update: Clinton signed the bill on December 21st and the FCC awarded 255 LPFM liscenses (less than half the number that would have been granted if the bill had not been signed).
www.sfbg.com /nader/131.html   (801 words)

  
 December 21 Party Guide
Here you will find the world's holidays, annual events and a few anniversaries on December 21.
December 21 - The first full-length animated cartoon was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which premiered in 1937.
December 21 - Basketball Day - Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, was the site of the first basketball game in 1891.
www.partyguideonline.com /months/december/dec21.html   (489 words)

  
 21 December 2012
Mythically, at sunrise on December 21, 2012, the Sun - our Father - rises to conjoin the center of the Sacred Tree, the World Tree, the Tree of Life..
The Mayans noticed the relative slippage of the positions of stars in the night sky over long periods of observation, indicative of precession, and foretold this great coming attraction.
By using an invention called the Long Count, the Mayans fast-forwarded to anchor December 21, 2012 as the end of their Great Cycle and then counted backwards to decide where the calendar would begin.
www.planetpapp.com /br21december2012   (1275 words)

  
 APOD: 2000 December 21 - Solstice And Season's Eclipse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This celestial event is known as a solstice, marking the beginning of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere and Winter in the North.
But this year, the solstice will be followed, on December 25th, by another geocentric celestial event -- the last eclipse of the millennium!
It is representative of what could be seen from Washington D. during the December 25 eclipse maximum which, for that location, occurs at 12:41 PM ET.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap001221.html   (202 words)

  
 Winter solstice celebrations of Christianity, Judaism, Neopaganism, etc
On that day, due to the earth's tilt on its axis, the daytime hours are at a minimum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a maximum.
(In the southern hemisphere, the summer solstice is celebrated in December, when the night time is at a minimum and the daytime is at a maximum.
Some people value the range of December celebrations, because it is evidence of diversity of belief within our common humanity.
www.religioustolerance.org /winter_solstice.htm   (3384 words)

  
 NucNews - December 21, 2000
Last year, DOE fined Fluor $330,000 -- the biggest fine issued by the department -- for violating safety rules in the K Basins project, one of Hanford's top priority radiation cleanup efforts, which for years was delayed by technical difficulties and cost overruns.
This evening Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian representative and president of the Council for December, said the report should be discussed by the sanctions committee before being presented to the full council.
The report is one of a series of studies the Security Council ordered over the past year as it tries to put teeth into sanctions, which have been widely disregarded in several African nations.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2000nn/0012nn/001221nn.htm   (20219 words)

  
 Peace Corps Online | December 21, 2004: Headlines: COS - Estonia: Writing - Estonia: Poetry: Awards: Alameda ...
December 21, 2004: Headlines: COS - Estonia: Writing - Estonia: Poetry: Awards: Alameda Times-Star: Estonia RPCV John Isles wins coveted NEA poetry award
December 21, 2004: Headlines: COS - Estonia: Writing - Estonia: Poetry: Awards: University of Iowa Press: Review of Ark: Poems by Estonia RPCV John Isles
December 21, 2004: Headlines: COS - Estonia: Writing - Estonia: Poetry: Awards: Amazon: Ark: Poems by Estonia RPCV John Isles
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/467/2025284.html   (1143 words)

  
 December 2005
In the tradition of SCI FI's blockbuster December miniseries events Legend of Earthsea, Battlestar Galactica, Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN and Frank Herbert’s Dune, The Triangle has wowed audiences and brought in record ratings for the Channel.
December 14, 2005 16:30 - Lucy Lawless to be in two episodes of Battlestar.
December 29, 2005 18:13 - Battlestar Galactica Marathon
www.sciencefictionbuzz.com /200512.html   (3075 words)

  
 Learn more about December 21 in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Learn more about December 21 in the online encyclopedia.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /d/de/december_21.html   (497 words)

  
 December 21, 2003 - December 27, 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
December 21, 2003 - December 27, 2003 Archives
December 28, 2003 - January 03, 2004 »;
Next up on le blog: British alcoholism & cross-dressing, French corruption & anti-capitalist graffiti, telltale signs that you are 35 and not 21, some five-word movie reviews, plus astute commentary about how & why pro-war and anti-war factions are structurally predisposed to talk past each other.
www.mattwelch.com /archives/week_2003_12_21.html   (2465 words)

  
 December 21, 2000 -- Newsletter -- NIAID Research Funding
In December, the Office of Research Integrity published the final PHS Policy on Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research.
It pertains to all research performed with Public Health Service support, whether grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, and will supersede existing NIH policy for required education to protect human subjects.
Because responses have been limited, we're again asking you to go to our Request for Information, and send feedback by January 22.
www.niaid.nih.gov /ncn/newsletters/nl122100/nl122100.htm   (914 words)

  
 Alex Barnett blog : Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - Posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Joshua Porter is continuing the Structured Blogging (SB) conversation with Joe Reger.
At least that's what Paul Montgomery says - he's laid out his 2006 predictions, one of which includes me ranting on about one of my favourite topics, attention, and one of my favourite thinkers on the topic, Steve Gillmor.
After installing their plugin, your iTunes playlist metadata is shared with Last, which creates a set of charts that depict your listening habits, a Read More
blogs.msdn.com /alexbarn/archive/2005/12/21.aspx   (320 words)

  
 Media Matters - Coulter: "[T]he government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised ...
Summary: Ann Coulter stated in her December 21 column that "I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo."
Coulter's comments came in her December 21 column, in which she used a December 19 New York Times investigative article on child pornography as part of her argument in favor of the NSA's spying program.
She has nothing to say, her outlets are drying up and soon only the dullest of sheep will be the only people reading her.
mediamatters.org /items/200512220006   (1495 words)

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