Leelah's Law petition reaches 100000 signatures

'The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was…My death needs to mean something' 

Leelah’s words from her suicide note posted to Tumblr.

Our last action of 2014 was to ask you to help honor her memory and her wish, by signing a petition that proposes Leelah’s Law - legislation banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ people in the US.

100 000 signatures were needed for the petition to be addressed by President Obama.

That goal has now been reached and we would like to thank all of our members and supporters who signed  Leelah’s Law petition and contributed to making Leelah’s wish come true.

You can still sign the petition here

This city is playing tricks on you

This is Nördlingen, a city in Germany famous for its location in the center of an impact crater. After all, you can tell just by looking at it right?

Actually this city is playing a trick on you. The crater that holds the city influences the circular shape of the city, but the crater is far, far bigger than this tiny area. The city itself is about 1 kilometer across; the Reis crater has a diameter of 26 kilometers, and Nördlingen is about 6 kilometers away from the center.

The city walls define the circular pattern of the city. If you look at images of the city and surrounding area from above, its clear that the crater influenced the region’s development: the circular pattern is reflected both in the location of the city’s walls and in the boundaries between fields surrounding the city. 

These circular patterns may reflect various geologic processes such as faulting and filling of the crater by lakes after it formed, all of which would work together to create subtle circular patterns throughout the area that were partially recognized as the city was built. Before it was understood that the Earth does host large impact craters, it was thought that this area could be a volcanic crater.

Nördlingen and the Ries impact structure were made famous in part by scientist Gene Shoemaker, who helped recognize the presence of rocks generated by the impact of an asteroid in this spot about 15 million years ago. The tall church at the center of town is now famous as having been constructed of suevite –a rock consisting of shattered chunks of rock and glass produced by the energy of the impact. During the 1960s, astronauts training for the Apollo missions to the moon even visited Nördlingen to see the structures generated by impacts in person before walking on the moon.

-JBB

Image credit:
http://imgur.com/bxaYsxy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/05/nordlingen-crater-town_n_6081956.html

Read more:
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~obrien/Nordlingen2011/
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8554
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a14/a14ries.html

That final image of Lifestream rising against Meteor will live with me forever - reminiscent almost of the Second/Third Impact from NGE, this event went on to shape the world forever. Relive that final emphatic moment with this new poster, and keep the dream alive … 

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