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Belize, 2008 race, and acronychal [Feb. 20th, 2008|08:42 pm]
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[wends]
Happy wendsday.  I'm sick and it sucks, not because I'm sick but because I'm on vacation and I only ever get sick during vacations.

Travel
Belize
is a country in Central America. It is the only officially English speaking country in the region. Belize was a British colony for more than a century and was known as British Honduras until 1973. It became an independent nation within The Commonwealth in 1981.  Belize has a mix of races including Creole, Maya, Mestizo, East Indian, Chinese, Garifuna and Mennonite. Among its other cultural attractions, it has thousands of Maya archaeological temples and in 2001 UNESCO declared the Garifuna language, dance and music a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity", along with Honduras and Nicaragua. Belize is the only country in Central America without a Pacific coastline and also the only one with English as its official language. According to the most recent vegetation surveys, about sixty percent (60%) of Belize is forested, with only about twenty percent (20%) of the country's land subject to human uses (i.e. agricultural land and human settlements). Savanna, scrubland and wetland constitute extensive parts of the land. As a result, Belize's biodiversity is rich, both marine and terrestrial, with a host of flora and fauna. About thirty-seven percent (37%) of Belize's land territory falls under some form of official protected status. As such conservation activities remain an important priority in government policy with the notable example of having the only jaguar reserve in the world among its protected areas such as Red Creek Biological Reserve.

Government and Politics
2008's Current Race

Right now Barack Obama has 1,156 pledged delegates with 161 Superdelegates supposedly voting for him, giving him a total of 1,319
Right now Hillary Clinton has 1,016 pledged delegates with 234 Superdelegates supposedly voting for her, giving her a total of 1,250
The democratic candidate needs 2,025 to win the nomination.

Right now John McCain has 870 pledged delegates and 48 unpledged RNC delegates for a total of 918
Right now Mitt Romney, even though he has dropped out, has 286 pledged delegates
Right now Mike Huckabee has 214 pledged delegates and 3 unpledged RNC delegates for a total of 217
Right now Ron Paul has 16 pledged delegates.
The republican candidate needs 1,191 to win the nomination.

Word of the Week
Acronychal
Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star

Note: The word is sometimes incorrectly written acronical, achronychal, acronichal, and acronical.
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[User Picture]From: steaksammich
2008-02-21 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad you broke the 3 day lazy streak that Luke and I were on. But then again it was your fault that I didn't post Sunday. If I hadn't been out with you I probably would've had the time to post.

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[User Picture]From: wends
2008-02-21 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh please. You didn't hang out with me until 3. You could have done it in the morning you lazy bum. :P
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[User Picture]From: steaksammich
2008-02-21 10:11 pm (UTC)
Dang...I was hoping you wouldn't realize that
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