Rick and Morty Returns

Rick and Morty VR is being rated one of the funnest games of all time.

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Greetings in April – where is my spring weather? You know how the sun feels warm on your neck, but your hands still cold because of the breeze? Yep – bring more of that!

It feels like this year will be a milder summer – not reaching so many records –  not until August anyway.

Personally things have been getting rough – some areas are improving, others are still lacking. Really though my overall well-being and health are increasing. That’s mostly what I have been putting time into. I have been giving serious thought into continuing my education.

Just like that new song, don’t worry about the past, just have the time of your life. Also I am humbled by all the good happening around me – not sure if it helps me, but I am waiting on Karma with a wad of it somewhere.

Anyway – back to Rick and Morty.

My favorite animated show currently – the first episode about the Mulan Fry Sauce made me laugh so hard man – I swear that show is just insanely cool. I can relate to it on so many levels.  Can’t wait to see the entire season.

So the VR game is possibly the most funnest game ever made for the Oculus Rift or the HTC vibe. 500 bucks – I am looking into investing in one of these – soon – fry sauce.

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Year of the Rooster 2017

Happy Lunar New Year 2017 !

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HOW’S IT GOING IN 2017 ?? 

Find the strength to build a better life for your family!

Chinese Horoscope 2017 – Year of the Fire Rooster

According to the Chinese calendar, the year 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese people say that this year people will be more polite and less stubborn, but they will have the tendency to complicate things.

As Asian people see it, the year 2017 is a year dominated by the orientation towards progress, honor and maximum integrity, people learning to temper their ardor.
This year, the natives of the year of the Rat are going to enjoy many happy events, including financial success, and the natives of the year of the Ox will enjoy unexpected success and unforeseen events.

Those born in the year of the Tiger will not lack anything, enjoying a special astral protection and devoted friends that will come to their help in the last minute. The year 2017 of the Fire Rooster will be full of positive events and very good news, career progress and profitable businesses for those born in the year of the Dragon. During this year, the Snake natives are going to stand out professionally and be promoted. SOURCE

Basic Astrology Elements of 2017

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You
The Five Elements: Metal
Yin Yang: Yin
Lunar Month: Eighth
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8; Avoid: 1, 3, 9
Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Colors: golden, brown, brownish yellow, yellow; Avoid: white, green
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Overwatch has a Chinese New Year event !

Date Chinese lunar new year
2016 date Monday, 8 February, Monkey
2017 date Saturday, 28 January, Rooster
2018 date Friday, 16 February, Dog
2019 date Tuesday, 5 February, Pig

Spiritual branch = 

28 January 2017 15 February 2018 Fire Rooster

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The Rooster (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: /) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac (and similar zodiacal systems) related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Earthly Branch character . T

In Chinese philosophy, fire (Chinese: ; pinyin: huǒ) is the prosper of the matter, or the matter’s prosperity stage.[1] Fire is the second phase of Wu Xing.

Fire is yang in character. Its motion is upward and its energy is expansive.

Fire is associated with Summer, the South, the planet Mars, the colour red (associated with extreme luck), hot weather, daylight, and the Vermilion Bird (Zhu Que) in the Four Symbols (which is associated with a red phoenix in Western culture).

Let’s make this year count !!

The Mandela Effect

***UPDATE #2*** Feb 5th, 2017

Big thanks to the reddit group who are pioneer’s of the aftermath.

www.reddit.com/r/Mandela_Effect

Compare the differences on Google Trends to see when timelines cross!

Compare the differences on Google Trends to see when timelines cross!

Also looking into quantum jumping. 

http://realityshifters.com/pages/quantumjumping.html

Also the James Bond movie, Moonraker, that young blonde girl with pigtail braids she reminded you in a weird way about “Jaws” ?

Great but NOW – there is no such scene because blonde girl, Dolly – no longer wears braces in the movie at all…

“It’s not just me who is blown away by this. I asked Roberta Lipp, author of The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book. She too was flabbergasted by the “disappearance” of the braces.

It makes no sense for the braces to be gone, both visually from memory and as movie plot device the braces are the reason the beauty bonds with the beast, it makes sense organically to the plot and it’s a visual gag to boot. I know this is not a confabulation in my head and several other people have backed me on it.” (SOURCE)

***UPDATE***

Added more pictures of the effects – if anyone has any stories or other content they discover please email it to me at 28isthefuture@gmail.com 

THE MANDELA EFFECT IS REAL

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What is the Mandela effect?

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Basically it works like this – if you remember something a certain way, and are confident with the way you remember it, but when you check now – it is different. Altered timeline? Digital hacking? Is this a cover up on a government level? I try to be reasonable and explain things logically – a different timeline doesn’t sound that scientific does it??

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SInbad is laughing at you.

SInbad is laughing at you.

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It's not Luke, I am your father. Its - NO - I AM YOUR FATHER... Huh?

It’s not Luke, I am your father. Its – NO – I AM YOUR FATHER… Huh?

When I was a child my dad owned a video store in the late 80’s and through the 90’s. I saw all sorts of weird, odd, one off movies. One of them was called Shazaam. I saw the movie, it was real. Now what happened was after a few years this other movie came out with Shaq called Kazaam. Same idea almost, but the movie I saw had two kids – boy and girl.

The Shaq movie only had 1 kid and it was a boy. Now being younger – there was no google or DVDs – and I think I misplaced the VHS because I never saw it again. Forgot all about it. Then last year – I saw other people bring it up on Reddit. I was SHOCKED – because I SAW THE MOVIE!

Then in December some fans asked Sinbad on twitter – and he DENIES ever making the movie. How is this even possible? At first I thought the movie sucked so bad he wanted to get rid of it. He had enough money to buy all the VHS copies and pay off google and whoever to remove any / all digital content. That was the first guess. And then all of a sudden I see the Ford logo altered, also not to mention Mandela himself died in prison in the 80’s. But in our timeline he lived till 95, became president, and died in 2013. Random fact, thenumber28 came online in 2013.

Also everything they mention on Mandela I remember – it was Berenstein Bears. It was Chic-Fil-A – I remember that Pikachu had a freaken black stripe! Google autocorrects me like I AM WRONG, but no – I am not – it was altered!?

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The idea is if something was changed in the past – it created a ripple effect, changing things SLIGHTLY – but this didn’t alter our memories or minds.

When I asked my dad about this – he called it ridiculous and could care less. But – still – where is that Kazaam movie that I saw??

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Seems to me there are two realities that merged. If you remember the old way, your from reality B. Anyone who doesn’t remember any differences at all are from reality A.

A OR B ?

CHOOSE YOUR REALITY

More pics and info on this – I also believe that because I really did see Sinbad’s movie – that somehow the number28 itself was drawn to the altered timeline.

I understand it’s hard to trust the human mind – slight changes might just be damaged memories. However I am convinced that there is more to this story, and so do thousands of others who are around the same age as me.

Her eye... She had a gun in her hand. Please god no?

Her eye… She had a gun in her hand. Please god no?

The above pic is the idea that the car Kennedy drove in was smaller then it really was. So the person who really assassinated JFK was Jackie Kennedy? Uhh… plz god no?

ITS JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER

ITS JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER

To me – it may have been a better timeline. We altered something to save humanity from some major disaster.

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Proof it was in TV Guide as STEIN

Proof it was in TV Guide as STEIN

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And so this is A GOOD THING – but still not sure how or when this happened.

Tail or No Tail? What was your reality? Then google it to see what it is now.

Tail or No Tail? What was your reality? Then google it to see what it is now.

Reality A or Reality B ?

Reality A or Reality B ?

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VW Logo - is it left or right?

VW Logo – is it left or right?

ITS FEBREEZE - this one drives me crazy - I remember how my own mother always bought this and cleaned with it. It is mind warped to no end!

ITS FE BREEZE – this one drives me crazy – I remember how my own mother always bought this and cleaned the damn house with it. It is mind warped to no end!

And I still doubt it as there must be a logical explanation for a movie vanishing out of thin air?!?!  Why that movie? Was it because he was a Genie?

Mandela Quotes

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.

The Number 28

Posting on the 28th day of December 2016. The energy has brought me back to my humble site yet again. Unbelievable.

The election has produced some unexpected results. Very proud of the democratic process and of my country. I can only hope for the best, but I like what I have been seeing lately when I follow politics.

The direction of this site always changes as I do, and seems the course is changing yet again. More about this on my next post.

It has been a pleasure to post on this site, to dream bigger and inspire greater. I am going to do another post on the first 28th day of 2017. I plan to continue the site on my terms, during times when my thoughts have come together full circle. May you all by the grace of god find your destiny and live everyday to the fullest.

This is the last post in 2016, as I look back through all this content it leaves a trail on my mind and conscience – to follow if I ever loose my way.

Never let people take your spirit, never give up, never forget that.

Election Royal Rumble

**UPDATE**

WE ARE AGAINST RIOTING AND THREATS AGAINST OUR HOME THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

We are in a moment of history where I dare not predict the results.

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Tough choices ahead – right now – ether way seems like an utterly disastrous tipping point!

Picking one group over the other almost seems like social suicide to me. Does anyone else feel like that??

In the end, who will win the Election Royal Rumble?

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First offI voted for Obama in both terms – because one reason was I felt John Mccain and Sarah Palin were not what the country needed at the time, so I decided not to vote for them.

In the 2004 election with John Kerry, I sided with Bush.

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My personal take is that we may have come to a crossroads.

This might be stretching it but right now I feel we must choose between the lesser of the two evils. 

I love this country, and I love all minorities. I like both parties and respect all religions. 

But we are really in trouble. With all the drug companies out there – pushing pills for profits – America is asleep at the wheel. And right before we go off the cliff, America has opened up one eye – all bloodshot and startled – because we are waking up out of our coma.

God only knows I bet on the underdog too much. Most of those bets are loss causes – but I value ambition and determination.

So anyway – what I find interesting is how hateful one side is over to the other.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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For some strange reason, this reminds me of the civil war. 156 years ago.

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Republican Abraham Lincoln was our anti-slavery president. The election of Lincoln in 1860 caused seven southern states to form the Confederate States of America. Then four more states joined after the war started.

Fast forward on April 14, 1865 after the Confederate General surrendered thus ending the war, only then was Lincoln assassinated. History shows we are not too kind to people who make a difference. Who remembers John F. Kennedy? What was his problem?

I wonder – what would our country be like if Lincoln lost the election?

Why did so many people believe in slavery back then? Why did they not see the cruelness – the injustice – or the theft of humanity of it at all?

Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience. They should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Whatever the political environment – you would think that this slavery issue would be a no-brainer. But – it seems the social stigma of the idea persisted – and it was resisted at every, single, turn.

They wanted things to stay the same, period.

I personally despise change – but – it is a fact of life that everything will eventually change.

2.4 million soldiers were killed in that war. Was that war even necessary?

When I think about different ideas, I think about that John F. Kennedy dude. Why was he killed again? What was his crime?

Oh, thinking outside the box is bad. Baaad.                                                                  Did someone want to change things again?  Hmm.

Personally – we have two bad choices. Libertarian sounds good about now.

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Now whatever happens, I will support the chosen candidate. Voting with pure conscience I placed a vote to the best choice I felt to be good for me and my country.

This website is built mostly to inspire others and to guide myself. I put my money, time, and energy in this – because I believe in it. It is also my awareness to others – and a portal where I can channel my passions and express myself.

I also wanted to make sure you were all aware – that the Fed has not raised interest rates. I will spare you the ironic facts of this issue – but why they have waited so long, god only knows.

But we face many problems on the horizon that need to be seriously tackled. We have kicked the can so far down the road – it is mind-boggling to think we can’t really find solutions to some of these problems. Is nobody smart enough to do some adding?

After the election – I will discuss the aftermath. With the new President Elect – what really needs to happen in the next decade.

I try not to make this site too religious or too political – but it happens. Oh – so here is some troubling info.

In 12 years – we will have exhausted our reserves in 2028 – bankrupting medicade. SOURCE

So that means – unless we really do something – you and your children won’t have it.

In 30 years it will be all gone – even social security. Social Security and disability trust fund reserves are estimated to run out in 2034 – 18 years from now. When the kids get in highschool…

Ya I know – nobody really cares about the numbers, the fine print… – we got other problems…

So there are other pressing matters. Maybe like – supreme court judges – immigration – culture – racism – suppression of facts – and the kitchen sink while were at it.

I honestly can’t tell you really what the hell is really going on. I have a bright idea – but no cigar.

All I know is – we need both sides – all people – to come together and TRY HARDER.

We need to stop ripping people’s heads off when they think differently (thanks Jobs) – and need to find civilized solutions and solve these problems.

Realize that the only way America will lose – is when the nation is truly divided and tears itself apart from the inside.

It happened 156 years ago during the civil war. The nation was divided, and it costs our country dearly. From what I was reading in history around that time it was hell on earth. I really hope in this case, that I am totally wrong.

Don’t let your kids look you in the eye years from now and say – why did you let it all go?

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We desperately need to make the tough choices today to have a worthy future and a destiny that we can all be proud of. Even during times of great uncertainty – may our prodigious courage shine through.

Thanks for reading everyone, we love you, and please vote on Election Day 2016 !

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Issac Newton

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Issac Newton was one of the greatest scientists of all time.

He laid out the three laws of motion in his masterpiece Principia Mathematica. He discovered the law of universal gravitation, the famous inverse-distance-squared law. Also he wrote deeply about light and optics after performing his own original experiments on light.

This guy invented calculus. He rejected the authority of the great Greek philosopher Aristotle and promoted experiment-based science. He challenged the established laws, theories, and ideas.

What was interesting to me was he was a very deep believer in a higher power. I never knew that..newton-photo-pound

He spent decades delving in the secrets of alchemy and science, but even longer studying the Bible, theology and church history.

Newton wrote 1.3 million words about theology and Biblical prophecy. He was a Christian. This all amounts to far more words written about  theology than all of Newton’s  writings about science combined.

His passion for the study of God’s word the Bible and it’s history was equally as consuming as all his interests in science and physics.

At the time of his death, he left more than a million words of notes on the Bible.

Six years after his death, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John was published. Not only was Isaac a great scientist but also a dedicated student of the Bible.

One of Newton’s writings about the bible I will share with you.

Newton found multiple examples throughout history of reformations by God:

The worship which is due to this God we are to give to no other nor to ascribe anything absurd or contradictions to his nature or actions lest we be found to blaspheme him or to deny him or to make a step towards atheism or irreligion. . . .

For as often as mankind has swerved from them, God has made a reformation. When the sons of Adam erred and the thoughts of their heart became evil continually, God selected Noah to people a new world. And when the posterity of Noah transgressed and began to invoke dead men,

God selected Abraham and his posterity. And when they transgressed in Egypt God reformed them by Moses. And when they relapsed to idolatry and immorality, God sent Prophets to reform them and punished them by the Babylonian captivity. And when they that returned from captivity, mixed human inventions with the law of Moses under the name of traditions, and laid the stress of religion not upon the acts of the mind, but upon outward acts and ceremonies, God sent Christ to reform them.

And when the nation received him not, God called the Gentiles. And now the Gentiles have corrupted themselves, we may expect that God in due time will make a new reformation. And in all the reformations of religion hitherto made, the religion in respect of God and our neighbor is one and the same religion . . . so that this is the oldest religion in the world.

Aristotle and Plato lived about four hundred years before Christ and their impact on Western culture has been considerable. Newton was certainly heavily influenced by Jesus Christ and the early Christian writers, for he quoted them abundantly in his writings. Newton was born on the same day in 1642 that Galileo passed away, and he used many of Galileo’s findings in developing his famous laws of motion. Isaac Newton died in 1727.

Real quick – Galileo Galilei, though famous for his scientific achievements in astronomy, mathematics, and physics, and infamous for his controversy with the church was, in fact, a devout Christian who saw not a divorce of religion and science but only a healthy marriage: “God is known by nature in his works, and by doctrine in his revealed word.”

Very inspiring that the father of modern science would be so interested in the word. My personal take on the bible is many kings and rulers have tried to destroy it. You were killed if you had possession of one. Somehow it survived thousands of years. Coincidence?

We respect whatever you believe, all religions, all races, all people with a beating heart. However – I find it striking that these men who were so brilliant wrote about the word.

I also do not belong to a church at this time, the word of god is in your heart, your blood, and it needs not money or showmanship but real love and belief in the light.

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” – ISSAC NEWTON

FALL BACK, SPRING FORWARD

The September Equinox

Is it fall already? 94 days before Christmas! I see the pumpkin patches are starting up around my neighborhood.

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We here at thenumber28 would like to thank you and all the web surfers who ever viewed my writings. I want to personally extend my gratitude of a passionate 33 year old blogger who lost his way long ago. A journey with rewards far outweighing the costs…. I really want to put my vision of inspiring others to the greater good – and so far thenumber28 has been the vessle to achieve this – or spark interest.

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The purpose of this site is to inspire others – however we will not be intimidated on what content is published, or when.

In the next few months you should see a more unleashed blogging style – and more blunt juicy info with real inspiring stories!

September Weather

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What is wrong with September?

So much hate going on… Today I felt racism for the first time since I was in high school. That was over 15 years ago. I guess I have been blind to most of it. Until it happened to me.

You know I hear about the black lives matter ( of course they do, and all lives matter, but to my point…) and all talk about disrespecting the national anthem – it makes me pause, but I don’t really grasp it.

I hear the news, see the social media, and ya – hasn’t this always been an issue in America?

Well – it’s not until it comes after you – and stares you in the face – that will wake up your soul. And in that brief heartbeat – that moment – you see what they see. I tagged this in the category dark stuff.

It was in that moment that I realized – if it could happen to me, then it could happen to anyone.

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What would happen if YOU stumbled upon those same issues, in your life?

One of the instant gut reactions I felt was – do it back to them. It’s only fair right? This was just a reaction – along with many others.

Being that I am almost 35, and not in school, I felt overwhelmed. I also didn’t respond strongly because that would have been out of anger. But if it was said directly to my person, what is the proper response? For a moment, I frantically started to think of a racist comeback. – Boom – almost brought me down to his level.

That is when I realized – I shouldn’t take it so serious ( right? ) – but we really need to help each other out. Also in context, if your friends exchange racist jokes with you and your both comfortable with it – that’s another story…

The USA is one of the most diverse cultures in the world.

What is the alternative? Should we just leave it the way it is? Maybe it will get better? Is it too broken to fix? Does anyone even care?

No respect. The KGB says they somehow purposely poisoned America’s moral values – decades ago – because after a generation the country will slowly implode and destroy itself.

Is that bullshit? I thought it was… It is… right? That is ridiculous !  RIGHT?

Or is that idea finally working?

It is also documented on YouTube about KGB agents who describe this idea in detail – and how they have been implementing it since the late 70’s.

DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.

So many questions – too few answers…

We NEED to RESPECT the country, our morals, and our way of life.

Be PROUD of who you are – as I know many others who live in other countries, but are much richer in family and pride. What happened to that?

As always leave a comment or email 28isthefuture@gmail.com

The comments have to be approved – but I approve almost all of them.

The weather is changing my friends, expect more grit and true living stories about things that I feel most passionate about.

Email me if you love the site, if you hate it, or if you have content suggestions!

Help your community, your family, your neighbor. Why the fuck not? Don’t let the dark stuff get in your way!

God bless the USA

Heroes of the Storm

Playing MMORPG’s over the years has made me friends and racked up skills to become a real pro. At least this is what I thought at first. After playing for years in virtual worlds it became clear sometimes an actual challenge doesn’t need to have lots of time invested in it to be worth it’s weight in entertainment.

I beat Witcher 3 but it has no major multiplayer component. Dark Souls 3 is as frustrating and clunky as ever. I have both games just no vast challenge – I plan to install the new Witcher3 DLC with the vampires.

Current rankings of MMORPG population – thanks Scoobersss!

SUPER POPULATED(The its dying but holy crap its still healthy tier)

-World of Warcraft

LARGE POPULATION(The its not WoW but there are still a ton of players tier)

-Final Fantasy XIV

-Guild Wars 2

-Lineage 2(I have been told that a ton of people still play this is Asian countries)

-Runescape

-Dungeon Fighter Online

HEALTHY POPULATION(Not booming but plenty of people are playing)

-TERA

-Elder Scrolls Online

-Star Wars:The Old Republic

-Wildstar

-ArcheAge

-Eve

-Trove

DECENT POPULATION(Not thriving, but there are enough players to keep the game from feeling dead)

-Neverwinter

-Secret World

-Echo of Soul

-Aion

-Rift

-Skyforge

-Age of Wushu

-EverQuest

-MapleStory

-DC Universe Online

-Vindictus

LIFE SUPPORT(A few people still play, but these games are barely alive)

-Age of Conan

-Lord of the Rings Online

-Allods

NEW/UPCOMING GAMES THAT ARE HARD TO PLACE

-Blade and Soul(see this being quite popular)

-Black Desert(seems to get fair hype)

-Devilian(I know very little about this one)

-Albion(Appears to have been overhyped)

After seeing this long list, it boggles the mind of how many people are in virtual worlds – and the numbers are staggering!

Currently I am playing Heroes of the Storm on a regular basis, and very much enjoy it!

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If you like DOTA2 or Starcraft multiplayer strategy – then you must jump in and play, it’s free and each time you play you win gold to buy more characters, skins, and mounts.

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Worth a glance if you work hard, but play harder.

Rio 2016

The Rio Gold Medals for USA 8/17/2016

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I just want to say – that despite all the flaws in this nation, the United States of America, my home, hosts some of the most fantastic human beings ever created.

Against the entire world, somehow, someway, the USA is singing right now and is leading by over THIRTY medals. For the moment, even if short lived, I am proud of my country and it’s citizens!

Political Leaks

Emails leaked, the DNC leader resigns due to the email content… So where is our democracy? Has it been hijacked?

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If Clinton takes in all this money from other countries for her comfort and the foundation – what does that really mean? What exactly is that money in exchange for? You think I would give you hundreds of thousands of dollars and not want anything back?

We must be United. Washington said we would never fail from foreign enemy’s, but from within. They knew before we did.

Prince Buddha

Let’s not get too personal, but I went and looked up the Biography of a 100 people who changed the world. Christ was Number One on their list.

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I discovered things I never knew that I will share with you. My personal option is I believe there is a god, and it is far more deeper and complex then what we see.

I believe god can create a conscience for all men who seek him, with love, can find him. Through meditation or prayer may be given his favor.

Only unselfishly if we ask for knowledge and wisdom, and not for material things or money (not an easy task I assure you) will you be enriched. If we can’t – but try – that is why we need his mercy. Read the book of Daniel for more about that.

Now our morals and values have degraded in America. Marriage and Religion are both declining. Down to the ground. So of course this is just the current situation, hopefully, it will improve in the near future.

I did find it interesting to see Number 4 on the list is Prince Siddhartha Buddha aka The Enlightened One.

My own option is anyone who seeks god will reach him, with true love, no matter what religion you are. In time – you will find him.

In a dream I had there was every church in the world all in a circle – with a beautiful lake in the middle with white sand all around. The Almighty was on a throne in clouds above it where you couldn’t see it sorta like starring directly at the sun, you just couldn’t quite make out what was there, except it hurts your eyes.

Then, all the churches and temples had specks of light floating up to the sky, maybe energy or holy spirit?

Just my opinion, my dreams, that I share with you all. I didn’t know much about the Buddha – but reading about him showed me how fascinating his teachings were.

The Christ and Buddha really did change the world. Here are some of the fundamentals of the teachings that I discovered about Prince Buddha to inspire you.

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* The Four Noble Truths: That suffering is an inherent part of existence; that the origin of suffering is ignorance and the main symptoms of that ignorance are attachment and craving; that attachment and craving can be ceased; and that following the Noble Eightfold Path will lead to the cessation of attachment and craving and therefore suffering.

* The Noble Eightfold Path: Right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

* Love. The Buddha stressed the importance of calming the mind and seeking the peace that each individual has within. With this inner peace, we can react to awkward situations with love, compassion and generosity.

Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.

– The Dhammapada

* Power of the Mind. The Buddha taught it is our own mind which creates our own suffering, but also we can use this power to create happiness.

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much
as your own unguarded thoughts.”

– The Buddha

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”

– Lord Buddha

The Eightfold plan is something I was unaware of. We are looking into this… I believe all cultures have something to offer to a reasonable mind.

While we are still talking about great people – the Dalai Lama comes to mind. Here is someone who is Number 65 on their list. Dalai Lama (1938 – ) Spiritual and political leader of Tibetans.The Dali LamaDalai Lama LIVE SOURCE = 100 People Who Changed The World

Also fair to mention – Number 28 on their list is Konrad Adenauer (1876 – 1967) –German Chancellor post WWII.

Not our list but I understand.

Star Trek VR

Any Trek fans here?

I watch Star Trek now and it isn’t the same as when I first saw it. I know in 2017 there is a new Star Trek reboot show in the works.

When I did watch it, I remember thinking wow, could this really be our future?

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The Plot:

We are contacted by aliens eventually in the future – and this causes us to realize we are not alone. We stop war against the human race. All human countries join forces and combine to make the United Federation – in order to build ships and defend earth. We can no longer fight each other when such a greater threat awaits us.

Our technology gets so advanced we eliminate money, cure all diseases – and also replicate food in machines that make atoms out of thin air – so we are not hungry anymore, fighting over scraps.

We reach out to other planets in our star system, and join forces to create the United Federation of Planets. Then you have all these other races, with their own alien technology, who are all fighting over resources and control over the galaxy. In between star systems we have the neutral zones – where we can cross peacefully – but if we get too close the war ships will come into the sector.

This along with great plot twists and robots made me fall in love with the star trek series.

Check out this new sneak peek video released from E3!

So far nothing has really stood out (for me) to run out and buy any VR gear. After watching Lavar Burton talk about VR Star Trek – and how this is the game he always wanted to play. I got very excited!

Energy Never Dies

“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

Albert Einstein

This year his theory of gravitational waves were detected therefore proving Einstein’s theory.

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He figured it out in 1916, and 100 years later – we verified he was right.

Why should we care about gravitation waves? What about energy? There are many other discoveries just around the corner. We have just touched the surface on the transformation of energy.

We know the world has two geographic poles, the polar N and S. That is earth’s magnetic field at play. Imagine a massive magnet bar inside of the Earth, and you will get an idea what Earth’s magnetic field is shaped like.
Now earth does NOT have a giant bar magnet inside it – but it does have a field made by rotating swirling motion of molten iron around Earth’s outer core.

So we have the North Pole and the South Pole. The world also has two magnetic poles: the North Magnetic Pole and the South Magnetic Pole. The magnetic poles are near, but not exactly in the same places as the geographic poles. So two different things, a geographic pole and a magnetic pole.

The needle in a compass points towards a magnetic pole. The compass needle points pretty much due North unless your in the Southern Hemisphere – it points South.

However, if you are near either pole, the compass really becomes useless. It just points to the magnetic pole, NOT the TRUE geographic pole.

Our magnetic field is also tilted a little bit. So on an angle of about 11°, it is no guess that the magnetic poles and the geographic poles are not in the same place. I will note the magnetic poles actually move around.  The spinning motions of  the our planet’s magnetic field, the swirling motions, are changing all the time.

The magnetic field is actually changing, therefore the magnetic poles move. In the 1800s the poles moved an estimated 5.6 miles per year. For some reason, after 1970, they started moving faster. Recently they are moving around 25 miles per year.

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The Northern and Southern Lights happen near the magnetic poles because of the charged particles (protons and electrons).

While our magnetic fields and energy are fluctuating – our Universe continues to expand. Our world is constantly moving, vibrating, and traveling in circular patterns.

A proven fact is all forms of matter contains an underlying energy of vibration. In fact, everything in the universe is vibrating – from the atom, the molecule, even the seed or a rock. Vibration exists in every living thing. Energy. It never dies. The constant rate of vibration determines the energy form. Slow vibration manifests as a rock, fast vibration is the wind, and very vast high vibrations register as sound or music. Here is the kicker – thoughts and feelings make our atoms vibrate – so they are also energy vibrations.

Even our nervous system consists of tiny ion pumps that maintain an imbalance flux of the inside and outside of the nerve cells.  Changing patterns inside our body when a nerve cell fires, energy is allowed to suddenly flow through the cell membrane. With every breath – your heart is beating to love, and a myriad of oxygen and nutrients flow to the nerve cells in the body to pump ions.

We  also contain forms of chemical energy like fats and sugars.  When our central nervous system creates electrical energy – we lose an equal amount of chemical energy.  So, rather than being energy, life is all about this moving energy – transforming it – from one form to another.

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Just like magnets – positive attracts positive – and our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce vibrating energy, our atoms, which in turn desire other like energies.

Negative energy is also magnetized to other also negative vibrations. We must then, instead of reacting to all the energy around us – we must create it from the energy within, and focus on your attention to what you want to attract.

Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones.  Therefore, we have the power to change the conditions in our lives by learning how to utilize our thoughts and emotions (our energy).

When you give to a charity, or give up your time – using your energy positively, it will be converted and returned to you. Maybe not right away – but the energy will be sent out and transformed – and come back you.

As we all know – for every action is an equal and opposite reaction.

If we give, we will receive. Our energy will be transformed and converted. In my experience, nothing is closer to the truth.

Learn, Live, and Love!

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Were Just Getting Started

Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the Republican presidential race.

There will still be many challenges to overcome, but we are with Trump. Strength has been gaining from the much needed right in the GOP.

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Credit to Migel Parry at CNN for this picture

We might have a leader with balls to put respect all around the world. China and Putin are powerful, and yet – they respect Trump.

Ted Cruz is done and out of the Republican presidential race, making headway for Donald to be the GOP Presidential nominee.

This was a shock as it seemed destined just a few weeks ago that we would end up a contested convention this summer. Cruz had insisted that he would stay in the race until June 7.

Following a painstaking loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, John also suspended his campaign.

Kasich was there all the way till the end – it has been reported that he called his closest friends saying “My heart is not in this.”

Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night -when Ted Cruz dropped out.

Trump needs 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination before a contested convention. He has currently has over 1,000.

They put everything on the line in Indiana – and still got beaten.

We wholeheartedly respect these two men, and wish them the best of luck. They are still gears in the American engine.

I believe it takes heart and guts to run for President. Cruz and Kasich had both.

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Celebrate the Earth

Earth Day 2016

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The earth is key to our survival, we all live here together.

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A picture of earth from the hubble telescope.

Also on April 22,2016 – the landmark Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and 120 other countries on earth day.

This signing agreement satisfies a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

I encourage everyone to plant something, anything. Plant a seed on earth day.
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Live, love, hope, dream.

Mossack Fonseca

Unfortunately, all citizens have to pay taxes. We all need to pay our fair share. Nobody looks forward to it. It isn’t easy or fun – but it’s important in society that we contribute to our streets, roads, first respondents, and contribute to education.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes – Benjamin Franklin.

Today it was recently discovered that a global investigation has been started on Mossack Fonseca – the world’s fourth-largest offshore company provider. The Panama Papers, a hoard of 11.5m documents, show how long this activity has been occurring.

There was a massive leak of documents recently discovered, that for the first time, how active this bank was helping wealthy and powerful leaders cheat our system. They assisted in helping individuals to do everything in their power, both legal and illegal, to avoid paying taxes.

We rarely report illegal events, but as the USA tax due day slowly closes in, we feel our duty as Patriots to point out this disgrace of cheating our country and the world.

We are about America, and as much as I question the practices of the IRS, this discovery of documents paints an ugly picture of pure fraud on many levels.

The documents reveal the bank is a mill of offshore tax evasion, and tax havens. Data from the World Bank, IMF, UN, and central banks, show cash hidden between $21 and $32 trillion, where registered incorporation agents and law firms operate in small Caribbean countries.

They make the laundering of money and the “disappearance” of the wealthy, into untraceable numbers hidden behind shell companies, possible. The list ICIJ revealed 100,000 HSBC clients who had been dutifully avoiding the payment of taxes.mossack_FRAUD_stats_2

Thirty Two Trillion Dollars of Fraud. Unbelievable. These are immense numbers and it shows that the tax code needs to be corrected and enforced. Sadly, a better system is desperately needed to be put in it’s place. If you steal 32 trillion dollars – you are stealing from the world. Everything goes up when this injustice is done including inflation, devaluation of currency, and core corruption.

I believe taxes should be lowered, even for the rich. But when people cheat – it ruins this concept, and taxes are forced to rise.

We can only hope this will be prosecuted and I would also point out the huge amount of world leaders involved in this. Shocking to thenumber28.

The tax code needs to be over-hulled, simplified, and enforced.

The 88th Day of 2016

March 28 is the 88th day of 2016, in leap years on our Gregorian calendar.

Many great things have happened in our history on the 28th day, and today we highlight one of them.

Honoring the men who made our history the greatest – among them is Mr. Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers – who discovered the asteroid Pallas.

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When Pallas was first discovered by the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers on March 1802, it was counted as a planet.

As was most of the other asteroids discovered early in the 19th century with our primitive telescopes were thought to be planets, it was an amazing find. However the discovery of many more asteroids after 1845 eventually led to their reclassification of just an asteroid (just like how Pluto was demoted after further telescope advancements).

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Pallas, among minor-planet designation 2 Pallas, is the second asteroid to have been discovered, and it is one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System.

With an estimated 7% of the mass of the asteroid belt, it is the third-most-massive asteroid, being 10–30% less massive than Vesta.

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We learn lots about humanity in our history. This is very fascinating for us, as we ponder what other great discoveries will come in the next ten years with technology and computing power nearly doubling every year or so.
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Make sure you cherish every single moment of this year, and look up to the stars when you find yourself soul searching.

Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another. Plato, The Republic, 342 BCE

Tribute to Empire

empire_of_the_sun_2Shout out to Empire of the Sun, you may have seen a recent song from them titled walking on a dream from the Honda corporation. We want these guys to go back to tour!

Be mine, be my DNA.

Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007.
So far they released two albums.

2008: Walking on a Dream
2013–present: Ice on the Dune

We are awaiting another release before 2017.

That Adoring Gaze

nancy_reagan_obamaToday, on March 6th, 2016 thenumber28 has heard some disheartening news. We usually post inspirational and inspiring news, yet we pause in those moments of unforeseen misfortune.together2Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94, was the former President Ronald Reagan of the United States of America. Her “Ronnie” — whenever they were in the same room, were rarely apart.

together3She brought old style and glamour to the White House — and defended it despite criticism. She expanded our social life and their spending.

But when all is said and done, Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her pure absolute devotion to her husband Mr. Reagan. She elevating him, strengthened his legacy, protected him from any threats, and even going so far as to consulting an astrologer to help arrange his schedule. She wanted him to succeed so much, she would look to the stars to guide the engine of the free world.

Behind every great man there’s a great woman.

togetherWe will take a moment of silence to honor the dedication, love, and passion this beautiful soul graced our world with.nanncy_reagans_death

We are also happy that she lived such a long, fulfilled, and beautiful life to die at such an old age with such grace.young_nancy

We thank you for reading, and we hope to learn more of our history, so it is not doomed to be repeated. To create a better America, a stronger world, and a better tomorrow.

Leap Year 2016

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Leap into the future

Today is the 28th of February, a special day as our number comes into glory today.

As we know, tomorrow February 29th, 2016 is our leap day. 2016 is a leap year, this is also the Chinese year of the Monkey.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called atropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year.

After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by about 24 days!

thenumber28 celebrates this leap year 2016 to inspire our imagination by moving into the future and taking the risk of leaping smack dab into your ultimate destiny.

Let’s celebrate our time on this earth, and leap!

Saint Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day 2016!

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Today, on Febuary 14th, 2016 – let’s continued be inspired. To learn how to give more, to love greater, and to believe in the power of Virtue.

On Valentine’s day we see all the red flowers, cards, and a cycle of expectations and material things. While this is good in it’s own way, it isn’t the point and certainly not the only way to show love.

Love is beyond those pink ribbons, chocolate boxes, and post cards. While I give them myself, due to an expectation, we shouldn’t be required to.

Give flowers every month, chocolates every week. Give love everyday. Why not?

Why do we even have Valentine’s Day?

You can Thank Saint Valentine.

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Saint Valentine was a Roman Priest during the reign of Emperor Claudias, who had persecuted members of the church at that particular time.

Claudias had enacted a law that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers – because married soldiers might be afraid to die if they had wives or families to go back to.

The legend claims that soldiers were sparse at the time so this was a big inconvenience to Emperor Claudias. Valentine also refused to sacrifice to the pagan roman gods, as Christ never commanded this.

Valentine lived in very harsh and critical times, and he had the courage to go against this confinement edict.

The church established that marriage was very sacred and believed that it was to be encouraged. This immediately presented a problem to the church about what to do.

The idea of encouraging people to marry, under God, was what Valentine was all about. And he secretly married them despite the edict law.

Valentine was eventually caught, imprisoned and tortured for performing marriage ceremonies against command of Emperor Claudius the second.

One of the men who was to judge him in line with the Roman law at the time was a man called Asterius, whose daughter was blind.

Valentine performed a miracle through God and Christ when he prayed with the daughter, and healed the young girl of blindness and sickness.

Because of this miracle, with such astonishing effect, the roman judge Asterius himself became a Christian as the result.

In the year of 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation.

The last words he wrote were in a note to Asterius’ daughter, and then he signed it, “from your Valentine.”

Valentine was killed because he did the right thing, he believed in marriage, love, and that men have the right under god to be married and united.

Valentine has come to be known as the patron Saint of Lovers. Before you enter into a Christian marriage, it requires a priest to secure your vows, under God.
saint_valentine1To this day, White friars Street Church is one church that house the remains of Valentine. Today, many people make the pilgrimage to the church to honor the courage, and memory of this Christian Saint.

Trump and Sanders Win New Hampshire

trump_1stCongratulations to Donald J Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders for winning in New Hampshire caucus 2016!

We saw traffic jams around the polling places for a record breaking turnout. This is democracy at work.

We love the United States – I do fear our national debt and the underlying issues of this country. Not sure how much Senator Sanders can help, as taxing our way though this might not be the answer.

We will be standing by the Republican Party as we believe they deserve a chance to create a better America, just like the Democratic Party for the last 8 years.

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This is also a huge chance for the Independent Party to become a greater part of the voting process, as we have seen record turnouts for them as well.

Also fair to mention is Mr. John Kasich, a true American, who comes runner up for the Republican Party. Hillary Rodham Clinton also raised a few eyebrows for the dems as well.

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Nuclear Missile Defense

Today on February 7th, 2016 – North Korea launched a satellite into space. thenumber28 strongly apposes this and all nuclear testing. It has triggered a wave of international condemnation and prompting strong reaction from an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

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Even though they claim peaceful purposes, it is being widely viewed by other countries as a front to test a ballistic missile, as last month North Korea reported they had a hydrogen bomb test last month.

Both acts are in defiance of U.N international sanctions.

So, what happens if we are attacked by nuclear weapons? There are several capabilities that the USA and our allies would use to counter strike, and retaliate. I hope we have a true global resistance to this catastrophic situation, however, what if it really did happen?
The United States must have an eagle’s eye on this. Lockheed Martin, who is the world’s largest defense contractor, has several solutions.

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It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, DC, area. Lockheed Martin employs 116,000 people worldwide. Marillyn Hewson is the current President and CEO.

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Lockheed Martin stands as one of the world’s premier companies in the aerospace, defense, security, and technologies industry.

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ICBM defense has a multi-tiered system. The United States and our allies would more than likely launch their countermeasures at the ICBM. Some of these defense measures include: jamming, other missiles, lasers, bullets from jets cannons, microwaves, and remotely taking control of the missile.

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All the countermeasures are based on hitting the incoming weapon with our own missiles. We have a pretty large naval presence in the Pacific and lots of the boats are equipped to take out a intercontinental ICBM missile.

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At the same time there are more likely additional, more classified tactics. ICBMs travel at Mach 10 so I’d imagine they have some electronic countermeasures as well, maybe involving trying to hijack and redirect the missile remotely using special developed military technology.

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It was mentioned to me that marines in Japan’s naval forces in the area that antimissile awareness is one of their highest top priorities.

We will be watching North Korea very closely to see how they progress and also retaining faith in the United States government to counter all threats foreign and domestic.

March 28, 1979

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The accident began at 4:00 a.m. on March 28, 1979. For an unknown reason, the feed pump (in the turbine water loop; see the schematic below) stopped operating. Without this pump, the turbine water could not remove heat from the steam generator. When this happened, the control rods automatically dropped into the reactor stopping the fission process. However, the radioactive fission products still produce heat so the temperature and pressure started to rise. To reduce the pressure, the valve on the pressurizer, called the pilot-operated relief valve (PORV), opened. Up to this time, everything operated as designed.

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Drawing from Metropolitan Edison Co. “Report to the Met-Ed Community” May 30, 1979

When the pressure in the pressurizer dropped to a prescribed value, the PORV was suppose to close; it did not. The accident was now underway. The control panel had an indicator that showed the valve to be closed, (i.e., power was going to the valve to close it) but there was no way to determine that the valve was actually closed. With the valve open, steam and water escaped the pressurizer; this water flowed into a drain tank (not shown in the schematic).

When the feed pump failed, the emergency feed pump should have turned on to keep the turbine water flowing. That pump was tested 42 hours prior and was functional. However, to perform the test, workers must close a valve, perform the test, then open that valve. Apparently the workers forgot to open the valve so the emergency water did not flow. Now the reactor was losing water and getting hotter. With the loss of water (and no air or steam in the pressurizer) the pressure dropped.

When the pressure dropped, some of the water in the reactor turned to steam. This had two major consequences; first it forced water into the pressurizer and filled it completely, and second, steam rather than water surrounded some of the reactor fuel. Steam does not conduct heat as well as water, so the fuel pellets heated up.

In case of an accident, a nuclear power plant has tanks of water with pumps that can quickly introduce water to cool the reactor. One of these automatically started. This was noted by the operators, but then they looked at the indicators for the pressurizer, these indicators were telling them that the pressurizer was full of water (which it was because of the steam in the reactor core area). A full pressurizer means that the operators cannot control the pressure, so they turned off the entering water.

Now the situation went from bad to worse. About 100 minutes after the accident started, steam bubbles appeared in the coolant pumps, causing them to vibrate. Fearing a compete failure of these pumps, the operators turned them off. With no water flowing into the reactor and water and steam escaping the reactor, large portions of the reactor core became uncovered. With no water to remove the heat, the fuel pellets started to melt, resulting in a partial meltdown.

Finally, one operator surveyed the data and concluded that the PORV was open, so at 6:18 a.m., they closed the valve and then introduced water into the reactor, thus ending the immediate emergency. However, between the time that the operators shut off the pumps and when the valve was closed, the core was uncovered, enough to cause some fuel to melt. In fact, at the time of the accident, nobody thought that a major portion of the fuel melted. When the reactor was opened months later, they were surprised to find that about 60% of the core actually melted.

While the reactor core was melting, the hot zirconium (that held the fuel) was reacting with the water. This chemical reaction produced hydrogen gas, which is combustible. Some of the hydrogen gas escaped from the reactor and into the containment building. The operators were unaware of the presence of hydrogen until something ignited the hydrogen about 2:00 p.m. The burn lasted for six to eight seconds, but did no damage to any systems in the building. However, the reactor vessel still contained hydrogen, but nobody seemed to address this problem in light of other, more serious, problems. When somebody gave it some thought two days later, the great fear was that the hydrogen might explode causing a breach of the reactor vessel and maybe of the containment building. Once the presence of hydrogen was verified, the hydrogen was sent though neutralizers and by the fourth day most of the hydrogen was gone. Actually the fear of an explosion was unfounded. To burn, hydrogen must combine with oxygen, but no oxygen was present in the reactor vessel. However, the fear of an explosion caused many of the public to evacuate the area around TMI.

During these first few hours of the accident, all the action occurred in the reactor building. However, the water that escaped through the pressurizer valve had filled the drain tank and overflowed onto the floor in the Auxiliary Building. Because the core had been uncovered resulting in some core melt, radioactivity had escaped to the reactor water and some of that water was now in the Auxiliary Building. Some of the radioactivity was xenon and krypton (noble gases) and iodine. The gasses could not be contained so they soon leaked into the atmosphere, thus exposing the public to radiation from the radioactivity in the air. Although the release stacks on the Auxiliary building contained radiation monitors, they were designed for much smaller releases. Therefore the actual radioactivity that was released was never measured, but from later calculations, the scientific community estimated that about 17 million Curies* escaped the reactor and transported to the Auxiliary building. The Auxiliary building served as something like a holding tank which allowed some of the radioactivity to decay before entering the atmosphere. As a result, a little more than half, 9 million Curies, made it to the environment.

As a result of these noble gas releases, the public received some radiation dose. The actual dose received by any one person will never be known, but experts, according to testimony in the TMI Litigation, gave limits in the 25 to 50 mrem range. (TI Litigation Consolidated Proceedings, Civil Action No. 1:CV-88-1452; Judge Sylvia Rambo) Normal background radiation, excluding radon (cosmic rays, radioactivity in the body, and terrestrial radiation), is about 100 mrem per year in the central Pennsylvania area. (For further discussion on radiation dose and health effects, see Chapters 2 and 3 in The 3 R’s; Radiation, Risk, and Reason) In addition, researchers did not find any radioactive iodine from the accident in food and milk samples. The final result of the investigations into the doses indicate that population dose did give the public an increased risk of cancer, but at most, maybe one person may get a fatal cancer.

Our history makes us who we are. We must learn, grow, and become better because of it. Knowledge is Power – this is thenumber28

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Trump Tops Iowa 28%

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The Number 28 Inc. proudly supports Mr. Donald J. Trump to be our next president of the United States of America and lead the free world.

Currently he holds the #1 lead at twenty eight percent.

Donald J Trump Leads at 28%

We endorse him and wish him luck tomorrow at the Iowa Caucus 2016 event on February 1st, 2016.

Our country has done great things, putting a man on the moon just touches the surface on the freedoms and social conquests for humanity that the USA has established.

I fear what the world would become without the USA. However corruption, politics, greed, and gluttony has destroyed a once mighty nation. Our forefathers are rolling in their graves.

We NEED to Make America Great Again.

I believe in his pledge, his vision, and trust him to get the job done correctly and honorably.

We here at thenumber28 salute you, Mr. Trump. Godspeed.

Currently Donald J. Trump has surged past Ted Cruz in Iowa, while Hillary Clinton is holding a three-point lead over Bernie Sanders, according to the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll before the Iowa caucuses.

Trump leads Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by 5 points.

Trump captures the support of 28 percent of likely caucus-goers, compared to 23 percent for Cruz, 15 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and 10 percent for former neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

On the Democratic, the data shows Clinton up over Sanders 45 to 42 percent, with just three percent for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

I believe in America, I believe in Mr. Trump.

In God We Trust. Go Trump !!

F-35 Stealth Fighter debut 2016

F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet will finally make its debut appearance in the UK this summer.

_87947120_f35bk2creditjamiehunter2smCrowds of plane enthusiasts are expected to turn up to see the F-35 when it appears at displays in July.

Number built 162 as of October 2015

The new stealth fighter is being developed by countries including America and Britain, and is lauded as the world’s most advanced combat jet ever created.

Thenumber28 loves our country, this IS made in America. When you see this puppy roaring the skys you will fear the pride and power of the stars and stripes once more.

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F-35A: $98M (low rate initial production and not including the engine, full production in 2018 to be $85M)

The United States Marines have confirmed they intend to fly two of the new Lockheed Martin planes to the UK for their first ever appearance. They are expected to appear at both the Farnborough Air Show and the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire.

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Four F-35s are currently being used for training and testing in the US.

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US sources said another American stealth fighter, the F-22 could also make an appearance at UK shows this summer.

This appearance will come two years after UK F-35 displays were cancelled when the whole fleet was grounded in the USA by an engine fire.

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Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said their appearance would be “a significant milestone”.

Britain has said it will have 48 of the jump jet F-35Bs by 2023 and will eventually go on to buy a fleet of 138.

Britain’s first F-35s should be combat ready by 2018.

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The £70 million each combat jets will be called the Lightning II in the UK and be flown by the RAF and Royal Navy.

Lt Gen Jon Davis Deputy, US Marines commandant for aviation, said: “The US Marine Corps is looking forward to demonstrating the capabilities of the F-35B Lightning II in the skies over the United Kingdom this July,”

An undated handout photograph shows Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter jet, provided to the media on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense company, is counting on stealth technology to beat Boeing Co. and Eurofighter GmbH in a Japanese fighter contest that may be worth more than $4 billion. Source: Lockheed Martin Corp. via Bloomberg    EDITOR'S NOTE: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO SALES.

He said a joint US Marine Corps and UK detachment would use the flights to work more closely together. British and American crews have worked side by side to develop the fighters and US jets will also fly from the Navy’s new aircraft carriers.

The F-35 program ran into technical problems and cost overruns for years, but officials say it has improved and that costs have fallen for the past five years.

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Besides Britain, seven other countries helped fund development of the jets: Norway, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Turkey, Italy and the Netherlands. All but Canada and Denmark have since ordered jets, as have Israel, Japan and South Korea.

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John Logie Baird

First television transmission was February 9, 1928.

We see this number come up, as the energy once again comes together to make the impossible, possible.

Creater of the television, thenumber28 honors Mr. John Logie Baird today by reminding the world of his invention. The thing we all have in our homes, was designed by a great thinker, a visionary, with a spark of luck and painstaking work. His insight and genius inspires us. Google has also commemorated this day with a doodle today.

Here is some info about this man and his vision.

Ninety years ago today a moving head on a screen made history. It was the first public demonstration of live television.

The mechanical television, also known as “the televisor” worked a bit like a radio, but had a rotating mechanism attached that could generate a video to accompany the sound. It preceded the modern television, which creates images using electronic scanning.
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In 1924 Baird managed to transmit a flickering image across a distance of 10 feet and the following year, he had a breakthrough when he achieved TV pictures with light and shade.

Within two years this flicker was the face of a woman who was in a different room.

The historic 1926 public display took place on January 26, in a lab in Soho in front of members from the Royal Institution and a journalist from the Times.

Although the pictures were small, measuring just 3.5 by 2 inches, the process was revolutionary.
Logie-2_3558790b“The image as transmitted was faint and often blurred, but substantiated a claim that through the ‘televisor,’ as Mr Baird has named his apparatus, it is possible to transmit and reproduce instantly the details of movement, and such things as the play of expression on the face,” wrote the reporter from the Times after the demonstration.

As innovative as the demonstration had been, the journalist wasn’t convinced that it would take off.

“It has yet to be seen to what extent further developments will carry Mr Baird’s system towards practical use,” they wrote.

Still, that was better than the reaction of the Daily Express newspaper who, when Baird approached them with the invention in 1925, kicked him out.

The news editor at the time said: “For God’s sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless!”

Following his demonstration in 1926, he developed colour TV and brought out the world’s first mass produced television set in 1929.

In September last year, an anonymous donor stepped in to prevent a recording of Baird’s first transmission of transatlantic television pictures being sold to private collectors overseas.

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The materials, which include a disc featuring what has been described as one of the world’s earliest surviving video recordings, are now stored at the University of Glasgow along with much of the Scottish inventor’s other work.

An asking price of £78,750 was put on the “treasure trove” archive and an export bar was placed on the lot to see if any British buyers would step in.

The purchase of the collection was made possible with the financial support of a businessman from Baird’s hometown of Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, who wished to remain anonymous.

The recording and radio log books, used by assistant Benjamin Clapp, contain the world’s first-known use of the acronym TV.

The donor, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “[The collection] charts such an important period of modern engineering history, so I felt it could not, and should not, leave these shores to move abroad. It needs to be shared for future generations.

“John Logie Baird was a Helensburgh man and a Scottish pioneer who helped change the world, and with his ties to the University of Glasgow I think it is only right and proper that this important collection should be coming to the university, and hopefully it will help inspire future pioneering engineers.”

The phonovision shellac disc, dating back to September 20 1927, is the world’s oldest-surviving 78rpm video recording and features pictures of Stookie Bill, the ventriloquist’s dummy Baird used when developing his revolutionary mechanical scanning broadcasts.

It was recorded during his transatlantic television trials but was not actually transmitted until February 9 1928, marking one of Baird’s earliest television broadcasts.

The University of Glasgow already owns a vast collection of Baird’s work. He was a student at the university from 1914, studying engineering.

He cut short his studies when he tried to voluntarily sign up for national service in 1915 but was turned down on health grounds.

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Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal of the University of Glasgow, said: “We’re proud of the fact that John Logie Baird is an alumnus of the University of Glasgow, and so it is fitting and immensely exciting that these important items, which catalogue the world-changing work he was conducting at the time of his engineering breakthrough, are preserved here in Scotland and at the university where he studied.”

Who was John Logie Baird?

Baird was a Scottish engineer and inventor born in 1888 in Helensburgh, Scotland. He was the youngest of four sons of a clergyman.

From 1914 to 1915, Baird was a student at the University of Glasgow, reading engineering.

He cut short his studies when he tried to voluntarily sign up for war duties in 1915, but was turned down on health grounds.

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Baird went on to dominate TV innovation for three decades.

After the 1926 display, Baird continued to develop the mechanical TV and in 1927 he transmitted content across a 438 mile long telephone line between London and Glasgow. He went on to set up the Baird Television Development Company, which produced the first transatlantic broadcast and the first live transmission of the Epsom Derby.

MASSIVE Blizzard Hitting USA

This is man vs nature and global warming consequences –

NASA took the satellite photo Friday around 2:35 a.m. ET as the storm gained strength and headed to the East Coast. Forecasters have warned the storm could deliver “absolutely staggering” amounts of snow.

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Ongoing coverage of the massive snowstorm that forecasters say could dump 2 feet or more of snow on the East Coast and bring severe conditions to millions of people.

What we know

  • More than 85 million people in at least 20 states face storm warnings or advisories.
  • Weather Prediction Center estimates more than 2 feet of snow for Washington, a foot to 18 inches for Philadelphia and eight inches to a foot in New York.
  • More than 3,000 flights have been canceled Friday, with thousands more likely to follow.

Thenumber28’s thoughts and prayers are with our United States Citizens to endure this cold front.

Amazon Buys Twitch $970 million

twitchAmazon is stepping up their GAME in the gaming community. Wow.

Amazon said on Monday it would pay $970 million in cash for Twitch, a live video-game-streaming site with more than 55 million users that’s like YouTube for video games.

As of July, Twitch had over 15 billion minutes of content, and users were spending more than 100 minutes a day on the site, on average. Twitch users can host live streams of their gaming sessions and broadcast them to the world. They can also chop up their sessions into segments for streaming later.

It’s also a resource for gamers who like to show off their unique skills. For example, there’s an entire community on Twitch dedicated to doing weird stuff like beating Zelda games in under 20 minutes or playing massively collaborative games of Pokemon.

Twitch is a huge part of the internet, and it accounts for nearly 2% of all traffic in the U.S. during peak hours, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Only Netflix, Google, and Apple account for more traffic. In that respect, Twitch even streams more video than Hulu.

Twitch also accounts for 40% of all live-streamed internet content, according to Business Insider Intelligence:

What’s really impressive is that Twitch was able to become so big after just three years.

You can see Amazon’s purchase of Twitch as a play to take over the future of TV. More and more content is being streamed online, and more and more hours of video watching are being done on sites like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. Amazon has its own streaming video service called Amazon Instant that comes with Amazon Prime memberships. Amazon Instant includes thousands of streaming movies and TV shows, including original shows like “Alpha House.”

Earlier Monday, multiple reports indicated Amazon was in late-stage talks to acquire Twitch. The news came as a big surprise because just last month it was reported that Google had agreed to acquire Twitch for about $1 billion. That deal, however, was never officially confirmed.

The Google-Twitch deal felt like a natural fit, since it would’ve been a good way for YouTube to expand its video offerings. Yahoo also tried to buy Twitch for $970 million, but Amazon swooped in and got it instead.

It’s unclear what had caused the Google-Twitch deal to fall through, but one possible reason is over antitrust issues. Since Google already owns YouTube, the world’s largest video streaming site, acquiring another massive video streaming site like Twitch could raise antitrust issues.According to Forbes, the two sides couldn’t agree on the potential break up fee.

Here’s the official announcement from Amazon:

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. In July, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, including individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and stadium-filling esports organizations.

“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month – from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And, amazingly, Twitch is only three years old,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster to build new services for the gaming community.”

“Amazon and Twitch optimize for our customers first and are both believers in the future of gaming,” said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. “Being part of Amazon will let us do even more for our community. We will be able to create tools and services faster than we could have independently. This change will mean great things for our community, and will let us bring Twitch to even more people around the world.”

Twitch launched in June 2011 to focus exclusively on live video for gamers. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by Twitch’s shareholders, Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other items. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2014.

Here’s a letter from Twitch’s CEO:

Dear Twitch Community,

It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound. Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance – these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us. Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start. Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch. I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles. Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much. It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us. Emmett Shear, CEO

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Dow Jones keeps sinking – Warning

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The number 28 has an eagle’s eye on our nation. We are worried that trillions of dollars are being lost at a rapid rate. Warning.

Published: Jan 20, 2016 10:28 a.m. ET

The Dow industrials plunged more than 300 points Wednesday as a renewed rout in oil prices and global equities triggered a selloff on Wall Street.
The S&P 500 SPX, -2.67% was down 41 points, or 2.2%, at 1,840 falling below its Aug. 25 closing low of 1867.61—a level viewed as key technical support point for the S&P, suggesting further moves lower may be ahead.
dow_chartThe energy sector was the worst performer on the S&P 500, down 4%, led by Chesapeake Energy’s CHK, -8.12% 9.5% tumble.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.59% dropped 332 points, or 2%, to 15,690 and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -2.58% was off 97 points, or 2.2%, at 4,381.

International Business Machines Corp. shares IBM, -4.50% retreated 4.2% after the computer maker late Tuesday reported a drop in fourth-quarter earnings. The move in Big Blue was contributing nearly 40 points to the blue-chips benchmark’s decline.

Thestock-market rout came as stocks racked up sharp losses world-wide, fueled by oil falling below $28 a barrel and worries over an economic slowdown in China and other developing markets.

“The fledgling hope from yesterday that markets were on the turn has been quashed by sharp overnight falls in Japan and Asia,” said Rebecca O’Keeffe, head of investment at stockbroker Interactive Investor, in a note.

Read: IBM needs software to save it from prolonged downfall

Meanwhile, a flurry of economic data offered a mixed picture of the U.S. economy, but did little to hearten the gloomy sentiment hurting the market.

The U.S. consumer-price index dropped 0.1% in December, but core CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.1%. Though the headline number came in lower than expected, the core was in line with economists’ expectations. For all of 2015 inflation rose just 0.7%, the second slowest rate in 50 years.

Housing starts fell 2.5% last month, missing economists’ expectations, and indicating that home builders cut back slightly on new construction in the final month of 2015.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -3.71% slid into bear market territory, which marks a 20% slump from a recent high. And in Europe, markets were lower across the board, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -3.33% almost 3% and on track for its lowest close since late 2014.

“With every upturn being followed by deeper falls, investors are increasingly wary as it becomes more and more difficult to determine what might happen next,” O’Keeffe said.

Read: China’s problems now spilling into Hong Kong

The S&P 500 index SPX, -2.67% and Dow industrials DJIA, -2.59% closed marginally higher on Tuesday following a rally in Europe, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -2.58% closed down 0.3%.

Oil blues: Crude oil CLG6, -5.24% hit fresh 12-year lows to trade below $28 a barrel for the February contract, which expires at the end of trade Wednesday. Crude for March delivery fell 2.4% to $28.85.

The losses weighed on U.S. oil companies, with shares of Chevron Corp. CVX, -5.69% down 4.4%, Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -3.59% off 2.6%, and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. APC, -6.09% 5.2% lower. Seadrill Ltd. SDRL, -20.52% slid 15.7%.

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Life Facts with 28

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Here are some mathematical facts all about the number 28 (twenty eight).

The number 28 is the number between 27 and 29.

The number 28 is an even number, as the number ends in 8.

Historical Facts

The First World War was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914

It was formally ended by the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on June 28 1919.

The Three Mile Island incident took place on March 28 1979.

The most common isotope of Silicon has an atomic weight of 28

Title 28 of the U.S. Code deals with the judiciary and judicial procedure

The Space Shuttle Challenger expired on January 28, 1986.

28 is the the first triangular number to be the sum of two cubes 13+33.

The longest known sociable chain (http://thesaurus.maths.org/dictionary/map/word/3405) has 28 links, starting with 12,496.

A license plate on the cover to the Beatles album “Abbey Road” reads “IF28”, which spun the theories that Paul McCartney would die at that age.

The tweny-eighth result of an Altavista search of “twenty-eight” is a page entitled “Twenty-Eight Common Mistakes,” which contains a list of 29 common mistakes in job hunting.

The Moon’s sidereal period is about 28 days whereas its synodic period is 29.5 days so you are partially right.
The sidereal period is the time it takes the Moon to reach the same position in the sky (the background of the stars) or the time it takes the Moon to return to the same celestial longitude.

The 28-letter word anticostituzionalissimamente (‘in very anticostitutional way’) is the longest word in the Italian language.
The synodic period which is much more widely known is the time for the Moon to go through 1 complete phase cycle. For example, the time from one Full Moon to the next averages 29.5 days.

The factor pairs of 28 are:

1 × 28,  2 × 14,  and  4 × 7

Therefore there are 6 divisors of 28, which are 1,2 4, 7, 14 and 28.

The number 28 has two prime factors which are 2nd 7.

The product of prime factors for the number 28 is 2 × 2 × 7.

The number 28 is also a perfect number since it can be written as the sum of its divisors excluding itself (1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14)

The first ten multiples of 28 are 28, 56, 84, 112, 140, 168, 196, 224,252 and 280. All of these multiples are even numbers.

If you double 28 you get 56 and half of 28 is 14.

28 squared is 784 (since 28 multiplied by 28 is 784).

Also, the cube of 28 is 21952 (28 × 28 × 28)

The square root of 28 is 5.29 rounded to 3 significant figures.

28% written as a decimal is 0.28 and 7/25 as a fraction.

28 miles is about the same length as 44.8 kilometres (28 × 1.6).

28 gallons is about the same volume as 126 litres. (28 × 4.5).

28 pounds is a about the same weight as 13 kilograms (28 ÷ 2.2).

A 2D shape made up of 28 sides is called a icosikaioctagon.

Other facts about the number 28

In Chemistry, 28 is the atomic number of nickel.

In Bingo, ball number 28 is called overweight.

In Roman numerals 28 is written as XXVIII.

In the Swedish alphabet there are 28 characters.

Saturn takes approximately 28 years to orbit the sun.

Happy Holidays from 28!

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