From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“Supermoon” of August 10, 2014
This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full Moons of the year. Read more
The Old Farmer’s Almanac: August’s Video featuring Amy Nieskens
“Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Sturgeon Moon and why you can sometimes see the Moon during the daytime.”
Full Sturgeon Moon
Some Native American tribes called this month’s Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. They also called this the Full Green Corn Moon.
Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: Wheat Cut Moon (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), or “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).
There will be yet another Full Moon, again in the sky, on February 7, 2012 at 1:56 P.M. Las Vegas time.
From the Old Farmer’s Almanac Full Moon Names
February is the month of the Full Snow Moon.
Here are highlights of the February 2012 Moon! The Almanac’s monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.
Full Moon Names
February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February.
Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon.
Other Native American tribes called this Moon the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans), the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans), and the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee Native Americans). The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.
Excellent video on the Full Moon from Almanac.Com
From Western Washington University
American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months. Here is information for two tribes.
OUT WEST ZUNI – Southwest, New Mexico
In the ZUNI language the word for February’s moon is “onon u’la’ukwamme” or “no snow in trails.”
The Moon will be 100% full: January 9, 2:32 A.M. Las Vegas time.
From the Old Farmer’s Almanac Full Moon Names
January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
From Western Washington University
American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.
Cherokee – East Coast, Carolinas
In the Cherokee language the word for January’s moon is unolvtana or cold moon.
Hopi – Southwest, Arizona
In the Hopi language the word for January’s moon is paamuya or moon of life at it’s height.
First of all, Cinco De Mayo has nothing whatsoever to do with a Fifth of Mayonnaise.
Las Vegas will be helping Hispanics celebrate Mexico’s victory over French forces – May 5 -8, 2011
From WIKI [Brackets are Wiki’s.]
“Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which occurs on September 16.”
“Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. “Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday—it is an American Civil War holiday, created spontaneously by Mexicans and Latinos living in California who supported the fragile cause of defending freedom and democracy during the first years of that bloody war between the states.” Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.” read more…
This is a repost from the LasVegasReviewJournal.Com
“The former Ritz-Carlton at Lake Las Vegas will reopen on Feb. 11 as Ravella.”
By HOWARD STUTZ
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
“Dolce Hotels and Resorts, which took over the 349-room nongaming property following its closure last May, took the name from the Southern Italian coastal town of Ravello.”
“Joseph Serrano, general manager of the Auld Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant in Lake Las Vegas’ MonteLago Village, didn’t really care what name was attached to the hotel.”
“The reopening means increased midweek business for his restaurant and the 35 shops and eateries at the outdoor retail area at the center of the 3,600-acre community that disappeared when Ritz-Carlton pulled out.”
“The fact that the hotel brings back business Monday through Thursday is really a huge driver for all the operators in the village,” Serrano said. “We’re all really encouraged about what the hotel’s reopening will mean to our business” read more from the LVRV.Com
The Railroad Pass Hotel Casino
2800 South Boulder Highway,
Henderson, Nevada 89002
The Railroad Pass is owta town. It’s on the road to Kingman, Arizona (about 100 miles) or if you do a 180, it’s about 20 miles or so back to Las Vegas. This very cool place is a road-house type hotel and casino just off the highway in Henderson, Nevada.
It’s Old Vegas. In fact it’s 1931 Old Vegas, at least that’s when The Railroad Pass was built. The Railroad Pass boasts the first and longest running gaming license in Nevada. The surrounding country side and view of the stretch out to Searchlight are things that Steve Wynn and all of the other moguls in Las Vegas couldn’t replicate, duplicate, triplicate, or fournicate. Ever! I think I may have gone a bit too far with fournicate. I don’t think it’s a word.
Awaken early and open the drapes to the early morning sun shinning over the desert expanse to Searchlight and other points south. It’s a better way to start the day.
Modest hotel rooms, an Old-West saloon and gambling hall, and modern – but not pretentious – restaurants (3) provide everything you need for a great time in this peaceful setting on the fringe of HOOVER DAM.
In the 90s when I was dry-docking in a motor-home and the streets of Las Vegas began to close-in, I’d scoot up the highway to The Railroad Pass for a night of sanity in the wide open spaces.
WHAT IS BURNING MAN? Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind. In this section you will find the peripheral definitions of what the event is as a whole, but to truly understand this event, one must participate. This site serves to try to paint a picture of the Burning Man experience to those who are new to the project, as well as to give those participants looking to keep the fire burning in their daily lives an environment in which to connect to their fellow community members. For a brief yet eloquent overview of the entire event from the time of arrival to the time of exodus, please read “What is Burning Man?”, an essay written by participant and one-time web team member, Molly Steenson. Please see archived sections for each year to read more about the art themes, art installations and theme camps for each year read more from The Burning Man Website
Hurtling down the road to the Black Rock Desert, the colors paint themselves like a spice cabinet — sage, dust, slate gray. Maybe you’re in your trusty car, the one that takes you to and from work every day. Perhaps you’ve got a spacious RV, your Motel 6 on wheels for the next days in the desert. Or you’re driving your glittering art car, complete with poker chips and mirroring to do a disco ball proud.
The two-lane highway turns off onto a new road. You drive slowly onto the playa, the 400 square mile expanse known as the Black Rock Desert. And there you’ve touched the terrain of what feels like another planet. You’re at the end — and the beginning — of your journey to Burning Man.
You belong here and you participate. You’re not the weirdest kid in the classroom — there’s always somebody there who’s thought up something you never even considered. You’re there to breathe art. Imagine an ice sculpture emitting glacial music — in the desert. Imagine the man, greeting you, neon and benevolence, watching over the community. You’re here to build a community that needs you and relies on you.
You’re here to survive. What happens to your brain and body when exposed to 107 degree heat, moisture wicking off your body and dehydrating you within minutes? You know and watch yourself. You drink water constantly and piss clear. You’ll want to reconsider drinking that alcohol (or taking those other substances) you brought with you — the mind-altering experience of Burning Man is its own drug. You slather yourself in sunblock before the sun’s rays turn up full blast. You bring enough food, water, and shelter because the elements of the new planet are harsh, and you will find no vending.
You’re here to create. Since nobody at Burning Man is a spectator, you’re here to build your own new world. You’ve built an egg for shelter, a suit made of light sticks, a car that looks like a shark’s fin. You’ve covered yourself in silver, you’re wearing a straw hat and a string of pearls, or maybe a skirt for the first time. You’re broadcasting Radio Free Burning Man — or another radio station read more from The Burning Man Website
Q. What is Burning Man?
A. Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. Check out What Is Burning Man on this web site for more information, read the other articles on this site and visit other web sites for a broader understanding of the Burning Man event. Before you contemplate attending, you probably want to read our Survival Guide—it’s not as easy as it looks! If you wish to truly understand and comprehend Burning Man, you need to attend the event — it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
Q. Where is Burning Man being held this year?
A. Burning Man will be held in the Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The towns of Empire and Gerlach serve as guardians of the desert region.
Q. What are the dates for the event?
A. Burning Man is always held the week prior to and including Labor Day weekend. In 2010 the dates are Monday, August 30th to Monday, September 6th.
Q. What night does the Man burn?
A. Saturday night before Labor Day.
Q. What is this year’s theme?
A. Past themes have included Fertility, Time, Hell, Outer Space, The Body, The Floating World, Beyond Belief, Vault of Heaven, Psyche, Hope and Fear, The Green Man, The American Dream, and Evolution. The theme for 2010 is Metropolis.
The Shady Lady Ranch is looking for a few “good men” to work as male p———s in it’s brothel, half-way between Goldfield, Nevada and Beatty, Nevada. Located on Highway 95, 31 miles North of Beatty, Nevada (around 150 miles north of Las Vegas,) the Shady Lady Ranch is trying to enact their own stimulis package to bring in sorely needed revenue..The male p———s will be in service for the “Janes” (female customers) who patronize the ranch.
Former “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss was attempting to open “Heidi’s Stud Farm” near Pahrump, Nevada when that plan was waylayed by Fleiss’ arrest on Felony drug charges earlier this year. Shady Lady becomes the latest torch-bearer, turning-the-screw one more revolution toward the reality of hiring males to work in brothels.
From the LA Times’ Movable Buffet: “Also, Shady Lady is offering the Las Vegas Sun price quotes: “The minimum would be two hours, probably at a cost of $500, she said. Three hours would cost $700 and four hours, $1,000. An overnight stay would be $2,000.” This is interesting because traditional brothel p——–s in Nye Country are all independent contractors who set their own rates that are only required to exceed a house minimum.”
Nevada brothels are feeling the effects of the economy along with Las Vegas and the rest of the country. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Like the current $25 all-day buffet deal at the Excalibur Hotel, gas rebates and hotel room deals in Las Vegas, this might be a quick-fix or a boner of an idea. Time will tell.
Although illegal in the metro areas of Las Vegas and Reno, p———n is legal in several Nevada counties, including Nye County where the Shady Lady Ranch is located.
Richard Abowitz from the Movable Buffet writes: “This particular brothel sits more than 100 miles north of Las Vegas. But if the Shady Lady gets the law changed for Nye County, that would apply to the brothels that sit closer to Vegas just over the Clark County line.”
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