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Target Year Change- the real reason

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, Sep 2, 2007.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    This year the target year will begin on September 1, the ninth month. In 2008, the target year will begin on November 1, the eleventh month. But, something is wrong. Septem means seven, so September should be the seventh month, Octa is eight, Nova is nine and Deca is ten. October should be the eight month, November means the ninth month and December should be the tenth month.

    The ATA Executive committee is simply changing the target year from the ninth month to the month who's name tells us it is really the ninth month. The EC is simply getting back at Julius Caesar for messing with the calendar.

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. LOWGUN

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    Pat, sometimes you make my head hurt. OUCH. Mike
     
  3. chipking

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    Pat Step away from the bore cleaner!!!!! ;o)
    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. buzzgun

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    Pat,


    you're really Odin, aren't you?


    regards from indiana,

    buzz
     
  5. tachyon

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    So now the ATA is messing with the Roman Empire. Hmmmm.

    The book above by David Duncan is a great read on the history of how we got to our current calendar. As good as Longitude by Dava Sobel.
     
  6. Cherokee Kid

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    The EC, only 2000 years behind.
     
  7. Gargoyle!

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    This is the USA, AMERICA not the ROMAM EMPIRE. The EC should leave well enough alone.
     
  8. bigclown

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    Who cares?...really. Best Regards, Ed
     
  9. Uncle Sam

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    Pat....Have you been mixing "ED'S RED" in your coffee again??? LOL !!!......Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  10. FLAKETM

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    Pat, they're going to change the Grand date to March 15!
     
  11. phirel

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    MBrown- I just do not know what more to say. The word October (Octa) means eight month and deca (December) is the tenth month. The EC is just getting things corrected again for us.

    Julius Caesar, in a very poor decision added the months of January and February and messed up what the names of September, October, November and December mean. If the EC would again eliminate the months of January and February, Spring would arrive sooner and because by current birthday is in January, if January were eliminated, I would not get one year older each year.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. frank t

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    Actually the easiest way to correct this would be to ban registered targets in Jan and Feb. March 1 would be the start of the target year and then the seventh and 8th months would correctly correspond to the calendar. It would also allow the ATA to hold the grand in January. This would give us "Grand Month". Since the new president is from Minnesota we could hold it somewhere around Bemidji. This should make everyone happy

    Frank T
     
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