The day you were born can speak volumes about your best qualities. While your Numerology chart uses your birth name and birth date to reveal much about your calling in life and your relationships with others, it is your birthÂ dayÂ that is most key to understanding one of the most essential things about you: your greatest talents.
Simply look up the day of the month you were born on below to hone in on the skills you may have never even realized you possess!1stYou are a determined leader in the truest sense, and can gain the support and trust of others easily, even when your highly independent self would rather work alone.2ndYou are very sensitive and diplomatic, and your warm demeanor is a strength when dealing with or mediating others. Your intuition is strong, tapping you into the inner thoughts of those around you.3rdWhether you've worked at it or not, you have a highly-developed creative talent and are a natural-born artist. Your affectionate demeanor and wit make you a social star.4thYou're every employer's dream: a hard working, detail-oriented individual with high principles. And still, you maintain a sense of compassion for others and a love of close family.5thYou're lusty ... wanderlusty, that is. Your eccentric self loves a change of scene and craves travel and adventure. You are highly adaptable and communicative, and relate well to others.6thYou're a generous family person, a a kind soul with a strong skill in keeping the peace. You are able to resolve unrest between loved ones by easily finding the best middle ground.7thYour mind is your greatest asset. You enjoy contemplating on any topic, from the scientific to the spiritual, and have a great sense of focus. You take nothing at face value, and can rely on your strong intuition to find truths that are hidden to others.8thYou're an "ideas person" when it comes to dreaming up new ventures, and you back this with a creative approach to business and money matters. You are efficient, realistic and confident in your skills, always up for a challenge.9thYour open mind, relentless optimism and compassion for your fellow man make you true humanitarian. You are charming and well-liked by others, and find it easy to relate to others, regardless of their differences.10thYou are highly ambitious and (no surprise!) yearn for independence so that you can follow your dreams however you see fit. Your drive for success is strong, and you can rely on your analytical mind and solid managerial skills.11thYou're an optimist, but not naive: your rose-colored view of the world is matched with a strong sense of confidence and determination. You are a dreamer, and your intuition is highly refined, helping you to reach an understanding of others.12thYou are a true artist, bringing creativity to everything from your home and style to the way you express yourself. Your enthusiastic nature, imagination and wit make you the light of your social circle.13thYou're "the rock" in your family and community, and dependable above all else. You are organized and detail-oriented, using these skills in everything from nose-to-the-grindstone work to artistic endeavors.14thHello, globetrotter! Your restless nature flocks toward the unexpected twists and turns of travel and variety. While you possess an analytical mind, on the outside you are a very social, communicative and lucky person.15thYour creative spirit pushes you toward artistic expression. While you possess strong instincts in business and financial matters, your sensitivity and range of talents make you accessible to those around you.16thNever quite at home in the "real world," you love to concentrate your focus on big ideas. Your interests lie in the spiritual and philosophical realms of life, and your intuition is excellent.17thYour lofty ambitions and towering goals are balanced out by your grounding skills in finances and business. Your judgment is practical and efficient and your confidence level is high, motivating you to meet the expectations of others, and yourself.18thNot only are you a natural leader, but your leadership also inspires others. You have a keen understanding of other people, and could be anÂ efficient manager or politician. You are broadminded and able to express yourself well.19thYou are highly ambitious, and thrive on independence. Your pioneering, risk-taking nature is balanced with creativity and sensitivity to help you succeed in a wide variety of endeavors.20thYou're like a mood ring, reflecting the emotions, desires and fears of the people who surround you. Your intuition and sensitivity are strong, and you must fight to keep a healthy distance from others.21stYour creative visions and unique ideas are propelled by your determination to succeed. Your imagination is the driving force behind nearly everything you do, and your passionate nature is reflected in your love of other people.22ndYou have a strong professional drive and flock toward innovative business rather than supporting the status quo. Your greatest strength is in your unusually dualistic perception: you are able to envision what you want and actually make your desires materialize.23rdYou love change, excitement and risk, and thankfully, you are quite adaptable and easy to get along with. Your skills in affection and communication are strong, and your creative, versatile mind loves the experience of something new.24thYou are family-oriented, with a gift for restoring and maintaining balance, peace and harmony in relationships. You are an emotional soul who is willing to sacrifice for the good of others. Your strongest skills lie in healing and mediation.25thYour rational, analytical mind is balanced with a strong intuition, giving you the gift of broad knowledge and understanding to help you make the best decisions.26thYour strong sense of business and financial affairs is supported by a creative, daring mindset, making you a confident and capable professional leader -- just don't lose sight of the details within the bigger picture.27thYou make an efficient manager, capable of organizing the facts and inspiring others. Your knack for creativity and expression, paired with a strong understanding of others, helps you excel in such diverse fields as politics, art and law.28thYou have a gentle air of authority about you, but feel most comfortable leading others when there's a sense of cooperation and teamwork. While your mind is rational, your thinking is unconventional and idealistic.29thYou have a rich imagination and a visual approach to every area of your life. Your intuition is your greatest asset, and your connection to higher spiritual forces is strong.30thYou are an artist to your very core. You are a sociable person, and others perceive you as a charming and inspiring individual. While you seek harmony in all that you do, you must always remind yourself to balance your imagination with a sense of discipline.31stYour love of family and tradition make you a solid foundation amongst loved ones. You draw appreciation and support from co-workers because of your affinity toward order, discipline and details. You are urged to make the most of the many opportunities you will encounter.
Cast and crew are heartbroken by the news, producer Nick Goding tells BBC News, calling Hamley "gentle, playful and charming," and "a real character."Hamley had been a part of the series for five years and is in scenes that were shot for upcoming episodes. But even if he weren't, he wouldn't soon be forgotten. Stephen Tompkinson, who plays vet Danny Trevanion in the series, told the (U.K.) Daily Mail, "Hamley was the most unique of all animals and that is why we have worked so closely and why we've featured him so heavily in the series. He will be missed every day on the farm as he had such a presence. I hope that, as always, he will continue to look down on us."Dawn Steele, who plays Tompkinson's wife, agrees. "Everyone is so sad here, Hamley was a huge part of the show. We still cannot believe that he will not be wandering around set, trying to get into the make-up truck or trying to get into every scene he could!"It's obvious that this giraffe was well-loved in his short life. He'll be buried at the reserve, about 20 miles north of Johannesburg, park officials told the Daily Mail.
Government vans, equipped with full-body X-ray scanning machines, have been deployed on the streets of our cities, monitoring an unwitting populace for signs of illegal activity.
You could simply be going about your daily activities, not even doing something that should invite the suspicions of the authorities, but it doesnât matter. The police can still scan you and the contents of your vehicle, and if they see something that arouses their suspicions, stop you immediately and search you, your vehicle, and its contents.
It might seem improbable, like Big Brother is watching you, but itâs fact, not fiction: According to the manufacturer, American Science & Engineering, the biggest buyer of its âmobile backscatter X-ray technologyâ has been the Department of Defense operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. It goes on to admit, however, that domestic law enforcement agencies -- thatâs right, agencies inside in the United States -- have also deployed vans equipped with the technology to search for vehicle-based bombs.
The Z Backscatter Vans, or ZBVs, as American Science & Engineering calls them, bounce a narrow stream of X-rays off and through nearby objects, and analyze which rays return. Dense material, such as steel, absorb the rays. Scattered rays indicate less-dense objects that can include explosives, drugs, or human bodies. That capability makes backscatter X-rays powerful tools for security, law enforcement and border control.
So should the use of this technology make us feel safe? Or is it just another sign of the government using the war on terror (or is it the war on drugs?) as a convenient excuse to strip away basic Constitutional rights of an unaware populace? And is it even legal?
Improbable Technology Vs. Probable Cause
âFirst, itâs not clear that it is legal,â says Dr. Daniel Steinbock, professor of law and interim dean at the University of Toledo College of Law. âIn fact, the Supreme Court has already ruled in Kyllo v. United States, that the use of similar technology, in this case, thermal imaging, is illegal under the Fourth Amendmentâs restraint on the government performing searches without probable cause.â
Marc Rotenberg, the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), agrees; in fact, EPIC is currently suing the Department of Homeland Security to stop the usage of full-body-scan technology in airports. âItâs no surprise that governments and vendors are very enthusiastic about the vans,â he said in a recent interview with Forbes. âBut from a privacy perspective, itâs one of the most intrusive technologies conceivable.â
American Science & Engineering X-Ray technology shows explosives in car trunk. ASE
In response, American Science & Engineering states that the ZBVâs primary purpose is to screen vehicles and containers for contraband and security threats. If a person, such as an illegal stowaway, is present in the vehicle or container being scanned, the system creates only a silhouette of that person, with no facial or body detail. The system cannot be used to identify an individual, or the race or age of the individual.
Health Concerns as Well as Privacy Concerns?
So there are definitely some invasion of privacy issues to consider, as well as the legality of the whole operation. But what about from a health perspective? Certainly a machine capable of providing such detailed images must be blasting some pretty powerful X-rays.
For comparison purposes, the X-ray dose received from the backscatter system is roughly equivalent to the radiation received in two minutes of airplane flight at altitude. Newer technologies require even less scanning time, further reducing individual X-ray exposure. The backscatter advanced imaging technology meets and exceeds the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for personnel security screening systems using X-rays.
American Science & Engineering X-Ray technology shows drugs hidden in truck. ASEFreedom at What Price?Advocates of the technology might argue that its use is necessary to preserve our freedoms and the American way of life, reasoning that sounds a lot like, âIn order to preserve the Constitution, it is necessary to destroy it.â Dr. Steinbock sums it up quite succinctly. âWithout a warrant, the government doesnât have a right to peer beneath your clothes without probable cause,â he says. Even airport scans are typically used only as a secondary security measure, he points out. âIf the scans can only be used in exceptional cases in airports, the idea that they can be used routinely on city streets is a very hard argument to make.â
3 - tablespoons stone ground mustard (Plochmans is great)
4 heaping tablespoons of Pappy's seasoning
1/2 cup burgundy wine
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and nice splash of Worcestershire sauce
Pierce holes in top of tri-tip (non fat side) I don't care what anyone says about hole-poking the meat - do it!
Lightly salt and pepper both sides of tip... Mix all above ingredients (minus the tip) in to blender.
Blend toÂ puree. Pour marinade in to Ziploc, place tri-tip inside baggy. Squeeze and knead for about 5 minutes, done! Let tip marinade for at least 4 hours. (same day cooking leave on counter) It's best to do before bed or early in the morning. If you marinate overnight, remove from refer andÂ place tip with open baggy on counter for at least 4 hours prior grilling.Â Â Â Â Â
GrillÂ temp 350 - 375.Â Be a man and use charcoal. Cook indirectly (fire on one side)Â Place tip over fire for 7-10 minutes (fat side up) Flip for an additional 5-7 minutes (fat down) Grill for appearence, then move to off-flame for remaining 40ish minutes or so... With tri-tip, a weller done tip ALWAYS has more flavor! You want the meat to have a "ring." The outer char is what holds the flavor. ALWAYS cut a tri-tip LONG ways against the grain, cutting it this way really does make for a more tender finish. Tri-tip also loses the "red" after cutting, so if you like it a little rare, slice while cooking to get a small peak!
Hickory smoking chips (about a cup) with Kingsford work really well. Mesquite is good but a bit hot and sweet.
Always have tons of cold beer and naked women dancing while you grill. Make sure your wife is out of town - I'm kidding.