Daily Archives: February 13, 2016

The ‘Polar Vortex’, ‘Arctic Blast’ etc. In New Hampshire — It Is NOT That Cold!

by Anura Guruge


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I went running today, viz. Saturday, February 13, 3016, up Prospect Mountain Road, for my usual 2.5 mile (40 – 45 minute) run. It was 16°F, as you can clearly see, when I left.

My cut-off for NOT running is 5°F — on the thermometer (irrespective of wind chill). I watched the WMUR forecast last night and heard all the ‘Polar Vortex’ talk on TV in the morning. But my own self-imposed rules said that I had to give it a try if it was above 5°F.

Yes, I was slightly concerned. Deanna told me not to run. I wore my usual winter running gear, which is not very special — with TWO small additions. I put my neck warmer around my neck just in case (and I did not end up using it) and I literally PUT A SOCK on IT! Way back, 16 – 17 years ago, I had not realized that you can get frostbite on ANY bodily extremity. I thought that certain body parts, below the waist, given their location would be kept warm by all the blood vessels in the groin. NO. I didn’t get frostbite but it was kind of touch and go. Since then I started using an athletic supporter that definitely makes sure that it is warm enough. Today to be doubly sure I put a sock on it under the athletic supporter. Don’t think I needed it.

It really wasn’t that cold. Yes, to be fair there was no wind — a gentle breeze. The trees were not moving. Yes, the wind has picked up since. But from what I can see today isn’t that atypical for us in New Hampshire.

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Bernie Sanders — Academic Qualifications: No Higher Degree, No Ivy League, No MBA.

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From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access Wikipedia original.

Just listening to his unrealistic plans — which Hillary Clinton took him to task during Thursday night’s debate — I had a hunch that he was not an academic heavyweight. He, at a minimum, seems innumerate. The math of his proposals, whether it be health care or ‘free’ education, just does not add up. Plus given the weight of Superdelegates against him, mathematically his chances of winning the Democratic nomination is slim to none SINCE all the Democratic Primaries and Caucuses are PROPOSITIONAL. He won BIG in New Hampshire but got the same number of delegates as Hillary. There aren’t other States, bar Vermont, that he can win with BIG enough majorities to overcome Hillary Clinton’s 30x (i.e., 30 TIMES) lead in Superdelegates.

Obama went to Harvard and has a J.D. — a Doctorate in Law. He even had a job as a bona fide University Professor teaching Law.

George W. Bush went to Yale and (this will surprise many) got an MBA from the Harvard Business School!

Clinton, did attend famed Oxford University as a Rhode Scholar — and it is described as “perhaps the most prestigious (of postgraduate) scholarship”– and got a J.D. from Yale Law School.

George H. Bush, whose schooling was interrupted by World War II, did finally attend Yale.

Hillary, like Bill, also has a J.D. from Yale Law School.

So this should explain a LOT about Bernie Sanders. Think about it.

[Oh, in case you are wondering I do has a Master’s (with Distinction) from the University of London (U.K.). SMILE.]

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There Has NEVER EVER Been A Google Doodle For Abraham Lincoln!

by Anura Guruge


I did a thorough search, yet again, of Google’s Doodle Archive to make sure. Nothing!

Yes, I know that Google has some policy about avoiding politics and (U.S.) political figures.

But, there have been Google Doodle’s for Martin Luther King DAY (and the key here is that the Doodle is ostensibly to mark the ‘Day’ as opposed to MLK per se), Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

Way I see it is IF you can have a Google Doodle for Mandela YOU can have one for Lincoln. They were BOTH presidents — so as such were on the same rung politically to speak of. Only difference is that Nelson wasn’t American. Seems wrong.

I can’t see anybody (even from the Confederate States) objecting to a Google Doodle for Abe.


Last Google Doodles:
>> Valentine’s Day 2016.
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.

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by Anura Guruge

Valentine’s Day 2016 – Blush Inducing, Rather Touching Google Doodle.

by Anura Guruge

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Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Prior Google Doodles for Valentine’s Day
— inc. those that Google displays in its search results.

Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here.
Use this link to access originals.


Last Google Doodles:
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.
>> 2016 Chinese New Year.

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‘6 images for the day’ — February 13, 2016 + 6 Bonus From ‘Mummers Parade’.

by Anura Guruge

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

These are from Philadelphia’s famed New Year’s Day
Mummers Parade“.

See this post for more details.

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