Noticias interesantes que tienen que ver con la arqueología y la historia y que pasan desapercibidas en los libros.
La pirámide de Keops cogía los datos geofísicos de la tierra y los mandaba al espacio, según la teoría del todo de Valdeandemagico.
A sign supporting D.C. statehood on display outside an early voting place on Nov. 3.
Voters in the District of Columbia passed a measure on Tuesday in favor of petitioning Congress to become a state in the union.
79 percent of voters cast votes in favor of the ballot measure,
which splits the district into a residential state with a small federal
district in the middle of it for government buildings and monuments, as we have reported.
The newly approved measure had four parts:
agree that the District should be admitted to the Union as the State of New Columbia
approve of a Constitution of the State of New Columbia to be adopted by the Council
approve the State of New Columbia's boundaries
agree that the State of New Columbia shall guarantee an elected representative form of government.
Now that it has passed, the petition will go to Congress, which has the power to permit or deny it. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told the Washington Post
she would move quickly and deliver a petition for D.C. statehood to the
president-elect and congressional leaders by Inauguration Day.
"This is what I've heard from D.C. residents all over the city.
... They want to be treated like every American. They want two
senators," Bowser told the Post. "We need equality, and the only way to get there is with statehood."
Residents of the District of Columbia currently do not have full voting rights. As NPR's Ken Rudin explained in a 2010 blog post:
who live in the nation's capital — at least most of them anyway — pay
their taxes. But they don't have voting representation in Congress. They
do get three electoral votes in the race for president. But there is
nobody for them in the Senate, and in the House, there is a delegate who
can vote in committee or on procedural matters that don't involve a
final vote but cannot vote on the floor."
proposed "State of New Columbia" would grant residents the right to
full congressional representation under a new state Constitution that
will be drawn up as a result of the referendum.
outcomes of the presidential and congressional races on Tuesday could
affect whether Congress and the next president approve D.C.'s petition. The Washington Post notes:
politics have long made D.C. statehood a non-starter with Republicans
in Congress. ... Democrats outnumber Republicans in the District by a
margin of more than 2 to 1. That means that if it were allowed to become
a state, the District would probably elect two Democratic senators and a
Democratic member of the House, improving odds for Democratic control
of both chambers for decades to come."
In 2015, Trump said on NBC's Meet the Press
that, when it came to the question of statehood, he would be in favor
of "whatever's best for them," referring to the people of D.C.
"I would look at a number of things," he said. "And something would be done that everybody would be happy."