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Tomorrow’s Eclipse Over New Hampshire: At A Glance — Times & Coverage.

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It will start at 1:27pm and end at 3:57pm.

So a 2.5 hour show with maximum coverage, i.e., 62%, at 2:45pm.

So we might still be OK. A few clouds shouldn’t be a huge damper.


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I Wish My New Hampshire Obamacare Premium Had Gone Up 22%.

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Sri Lanka Got 0.02% Of The $35 Billion U.S. Spent On Foreign Aid! Yes, Just $6.9 M.

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I saw this map on ‘marketwatch.com’ on Friday. Of course I checked to see how Sri Lanka was doing. I was pretty amazed BUT not that surprised.

Sri Lanka has never figured much in U.S. politics or aid. Some of it goes back decades, even to the 1950s, when Ceylon (as it was then), was a leading light in the so called ‘Non-Aligned Nations’. Well, the U.S. never liked that. It was, in those days of the Cold War, “if you are NOT with us, then you must be AGAINST us”. They never appreciated “Non-Aligned”. To be fair Ceylon/Sri Lanka did get a lot of USSR and Chinese aid. The ‘Russians’ sent n to Ceylon in 1961 — which is how I got to shake his hand! I do not think the Americans sent Alan Shepard or John Glenn to Ceylon.

Yes, it cuts both ways. It is very much a ‘you scratch my back, I will scratch yours’ when it comes to the U.S. and foreign aid. I know some of this first hand in that my adoptive father was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S., in D.C., from 1992 and 1994. U.S. Congressmen would approach him will all sorts of requests on the understanding that in return they will help Sri Lanka get more aid. That is all part of the diplomatic culture. Yes, he had his K-street accounts to entertain whoever warranted entertaining. One Congressman asked him, point blank, whether ‘he’ (meaning Sri Lanka) would pay the rent, for ‘x’ number of years, for the Congressman’s mistress in D.C. My adoptive father could not oblige. This was during the Civil War and Sri Lanka didn’t have that kind of money.

Anywho, here is the map. You can do the maths.


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Pope Francis’ Philadelphia Mass Shows That Only 3% Of U.S. Catholics Are Black.

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This from ABC news. But Google for other images of Mass in Philadelphia and notice how white the congregation is.


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That not too many U.S. Catholics are black is something I have known for a long time.

Nonetheless, it was quite striking to watch TV coverage of Pope Francis’ Mass in Philadelphia today and see the sea of white faces — especially since I, like so many, know that Philadelphia has quite a few blacks. I just looked it up. Whites, at 42%, are a minority! 43% of the population is Black or African American. Well that certainly was not the case at this Mass — or for that matter what will be the case on Sunday’s Mass.

Only 3% of U.S. Catholic’s are black.


Alton, NH: Did All Alton Property Assessments Go Up 7% In 2012.

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Mr. Thomas Sargent & Nancy Scott.

Just got a letter, dated August 10, 2012, from the Alton Assessor, Mr. Thomas Sargent.

Our assessment has gone up 7.2%!

Kind of surprised. Way, way above reasonable market value. Houses on this street go on foreclosure.

Yes, having lived in NH for 26 years I know how property assessments work; I know the system well. Yes, they can lower property assessments and increase the tax rate. Problem of late is that towns are increasing both, though they deny doing it.

I will GLADLY sell this house, no questions asked, no haggling, furniture and all — and even move out within 5 days — IF somebody offered me the CURRENT assessed value, never mind the 7.2% increase.

Suffice to say I am not happy. Yes, I will request an re-assessment. From my very limited experience with Mr. Sargent he tends to be reasonable and fair. That is always nice.

The current increase, with the current tax rate, is a hike of $26 a day!

Yes, Deanna will check the Alton ‘Vision Appraisal’ property assessment database to see how other have done.

Current Alton property tax rate is $13.07 per $1,000 assessed value.