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November 6, 2010   3 Comments

A Proper Perspective

Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs
Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs

One of the most annoying blindspots of the White House is the belief that if you make a good faith effort to reach out to the other side, common ground can be found and a compromise can be reached. This desire for a “win-win” solution is unrealistic and shows an amazing lack of understanding about Republicans.

The diagram represents a reality in groups. Any individual may be at variance with the model, and some who were have received honors and medals, but in general the model explains the behavior of a majority of people.

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November 6, 2010   6 Comments

An Opportunity

Basically, the Keith Olbermann thing will rest on whether his contract is with NBC News or MSNBC, and if MSNBC, a separate and distinct company, is there a similar policy. So far the only policy stated has been the NBC News policy.

Obviously the solution is to set up one of those totally bogus non-profits that the Chamber of Commerce and other Republican groups use to hide donors, and have the wealthy news people donate through it. It should be non-partisan and accept money from any overpaid media personality so they can hide their political affiliations in accordance with the whims of their corporate masters.

All it needs is a catchy name. so Political Money Laundering R Us, is probably out, although it works as a mission statement. Of course the application for incorporation and IRS non-profit status will say something about working for “good government” just to make the bureaucrats happy.

November 6, 2010   6 Comments

Hurricane Tomas – Day 9

Hurricane TomasPosition: 25.2N 69.6W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 10 mph [16 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 100 miles [160 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 40 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↑.

Currently about 275 miles [440 km] North-Northeast of Grand Turk Island.

The storm is over the open Atlantic and all coastal Warnings and Watches have been discontinued. It has had a burst of strengthening, but is still projected to begin weakening. None of the models have been successful at predicting the strength of this storm.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

November 6, 2010   Comments Off on Hurricane Tomas – Day 9