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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2012-02-24

"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as 'parasites' fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society." -- Jason Read


From Answers.com:

Feb 24, 1582. Pope Gregory XIII, enlisting the expertise of distinguished astronomers and mathematicians, issued a bull correcting the Julian calendar that was then 10 days in error. The correction was a minor one, changing the rule about leap years. The new calendar named for him, the Gregorian calendar, became effective Oct 4, 1582, in most Catholic countries, in 1752 in Britain and the American colonies, in 1918 in Russia and in 1923 in Greece. It is the most widely used calendar in the world today.

According to the Fourmilab calendar converter and two standalone programs named 'cday' and 'jd', today is:

Gregorian: 2012-02-24 24 February 2012
Julian: 2012-02-11 11 February 2012
Hebrew: 5772-06-01 1 Adar 5772
Isalamic: 1433-04-01 1 Rabi`ath-Thani 1433
Bahá'í 1 9 Badí' Mulk Mulk
Persian: 1390-12-05 5 Esfand 1390
Indian (Civil): 5 Phalguna 1933
Chinese 4652 2 -1 (according to 'jd')
French Revolutionary: 220-06-05 220 Ventôse 1 5 (Fourmilab) Tridi, Ventose 3, 220 (CDAY)
Mayan: 12.19.19.2.19 (2 Caunac, 7 Kayab)
Great Underground Empire: Frob Day, Frobuary 24, 985
Shire: Sterrendei 3 Rethe 7476

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