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Celebrate the Earth

Earth Day 2016

earth1 First celebrated in 1970, the USA and the world have been involved in giving a day to recognize our beautiful earth.earth2

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.

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

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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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!

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.

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 !!

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.

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.

Pluto in Scorpio –The Scorpio Pluto Sign

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Pluto in Scorpio – Your Scorpio Pluto Sign 1735-1747 and 1983-1995 (Generation Y)

Pluto in Scorpio is ruled by strong emotions. Not only do they react according to their own emotions, but they can understand how others feel as well.

They are drawn to activities that will involve them emotionally. Intensity is the key word for them. Scorpio Pluto knows how to bring things that are hidden out into the light.

They fight for human rights and they have a talent for helping the unconventional become accepted. Topics that capture their interest may include the occult, sex, the mind, death, genetic engineering and cloning.Scorpio Pluto may tend towards dark thoughts.

They naturally filter out the good and happy things, focusing on the darker, secret motives of those around us. They may feel that they know best in every situation. On the other hand, individuals born with Pluto in Scorpio may try to remain positive so strongly that they find themselves in denial, finding out when it is too late about all that was happening right under their noses.

Their emotional courage, deep understanding and the ability to face their own wounds as well as those they have given to others can create a strong person you want on your side. They can be rather manipulative or controlling at times. They tend to question all the rules and may feel oppressed by the status quo. Their passionate natures incline them to experience as much as possible. They also have great willpower. They can focus on gaining wealth and power if so inclined.

Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigine, and Lindsay Lohan all had/have the Scorpio Pluto Sign.

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The New Toyota ‘Supra’ Has Been Revealed: Prepare To Lose Your Mind

Wow check out this new Supra at the Detroit motor show!

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Toyota has stunned crowds at the Detroit motor show today with this astonishing concept, the FT-1. In case you were wondering, yes, this is the new Toyota Supra, (we’re almost certain!).The FT-1 references Toyota’s sports car history through its design language, with the front engine, rear-wheel drive layout allowing the cockpit to sit further back, also aiding weight distribution. It aims to give the driver excellent vision, thanks to the 2000GT-inspired wraparound windscreen.That attitude follows into the cockpit design, which “capitalises on the car’s low centre of gravity”.

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The FT-1 references Toyota’s sports car history through its design language, with the front engine, rear-wheel drive layout allowing the cockpit to sit further back, also aiding weight distribution. It aims to give the driver excellent vision, thanks to the 2000GT-inspired wraparound windscreen.

TOYOTA_FT1_Exterior_002 (1)That attitude follows into the cockpit design, which “capitalises on the car’s low centre of gravity“. There’s a Formula-1 style steering wheel, while a colour head-up display allows the driver to keep their eyes on the road at all times. The exterior looks like a steroidal version of the FT-86 concept that spawned the GT86. This car gets flared front wings, large air intakes and exhausts, and a huge retractable rear wing.

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Toyota claims that this new car was designed as part of its “aim of creating cars that connect more deeply with customers on an emotional level and generate a more satisfying ownership experience.

Check out this video!

There’s a Formula-1 style steering wheel, while a color head-up display allows the driver to keep their eyes on the road at all times.
The exterior looks like a steroidal version of the FT-86 concept that spawned the GT86. This car gets flared front wings, large air intakes and exhausts, and a huge retractable rear wing.

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Birthday Twenty Eight

Birthday Number 28

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The wonderful world of 28, let’s see how this number is energy from god.

Are you born on the twenty eighth day?

The wide world view and the sense of responsibility are inherent in these people. Those born with Number 28 possess a deep analytical mind, their rational approach to business is giving them success in anything they do. They are able to develop excellent plans, organize and direct people. For the carriers of Number 28 it is easy to cope with the difficulties and achieve their goals.

People of this Number have an excellent business skills, they evaluate their success as a set of financial accomplishments and wealth. They are extreme in everything they start. Assertive, energetic, ambitious and determined. In relations with other people and in achieving their own goals, they are straight and persistent. Despite the desire for independence, they usually easily find their place in the team. They like to assert their individuality in a strong team of associates.number-28

Usually people with Number 28 are competent in their field and are respected by others. They appreciate the serenity and comfort, especially at home. Many of them are self-sufficient and arrogant, tend to rule. They like to overcome life’s difficulties. In an effort to implement their own ideas, can be stubborn and rigid.

Thanks to the creative approach, people of this Number are able to achieve a great financial success. They need to identify their priorities in life, real responsibilities, and organize their life to achieve the main goals.

Emotional characteristics

These people are very interesting, intelligent and sensitive. They are also very responsive to the environment and have a good imagination. They can become good artists. They are also very ambitious.

In matters of heart and friendship people born with Number 28 are loyal and friendly. They do not impose themselves to anyone. They do not dominate, but are well aware of what they want. They are soft and gentle, and usually it is easy for them to convince others. They are very smart and always need a spiritual stimulus. Relations with them should be equally spiritual and physical. If there is no spiritual communion with the partner, they may get bored.

Sexually it is a strong number, and their partners must be strong. Sex for them is as important as the spiritual and emotional side, and an excess of one does not replace the lack of another.

These people are usually popular and have a great influence on the others. They usually get their way, not being tyrants. They are sincere and loyal, they have a lot of old friends and they always broaden the circle of the new ones. Usually people of Number 28 have a good marriages, but for them intelligence is the main feature of their partner. If the partner is not smart enough, they suffer because their mind is just as strong as their body.

28 is quite a complex number, since it contains Numbers with different properties. Number 2 – the main figure for all Numbers from 20 to 29 – is soft, supple and dependent on others. Number 8 – gives a magnetic personality, it is very attractive to the opposite sex. The sum of digits – 1. This is a commander with the energy and initiative.

This is a solid Number, very confident, quite able to withstand almost any difficulties. It is necessary for people of Number 28 to deal properly with uncertainty, which is easy to do, having a strong personality of the Number 1.

They should cultivate patience – not everyone is able to understand things at once, so it is always better to explain once again, than to fight. It is better to patiently endure hardships. .

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