Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Interesting NY Times article on the Iditarod and weather conditions in Alaska. Three of the six warmest November-January seasons have occurred over this and the last two. The biggest worry for the race: the dogs getting overheated.


It looks to me like the EU has been played by a consummate conman in trying to deal with Erdogan. What is especially appalling is that the EU has shafted Greece economically and has delivered damned little help with the refugee problem and Greece is already a member of the EU. How about giving Greece the 6billion euros, shutting up about how they spend the money and moving the refugees there somewhere else? That sounds like a better plan. Oh, and while they are at it, get the hell off their fiscal/moral high horse.

I have a couple of thoughts on this story from the Guardian. First, the pollsters are having a problem. Their predictions simply aren't holding up. Hillary goes from a 20+ point lead to lose? Second, Hillary's pattern continues. She trounces Sanders in states the Dems probably won't carry in the Fall and loses in traditionally Democratic states?? That doesn't bode well for the fall if she becomes the nominee. Third, I think both "mainstream" parties are in trouble no matter who wins the respective nominations. The party establishments are putting a lot of money to defeat insurgents and getting marginal bang for the bucks.

The Contrary Farmer has another contrary point of view. I rather like it.

R.I.P. Barney the Cemetery Cat.

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