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Graphic Problems

The ABC is reporting that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers are dumping the logo they just announced because it is too close to a Belgian theater’s logo and the designer of that logo is very unhappy about it.

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The BBC displays the New Zealand flag finalists

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There is going to be a referendum to select the single winner among this group, and later another referendum to decide if people want a new flag,

I might have missed something important, but wouldn’t it have made more sense to find out if people wanted a new flag before you spent all kinds of money?

September 1, 2015   4 Comments

Bad Ideas

Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper calls the longest election campaign since the 19th century, and now has to deal with the reality that Canada is in recession as GDP shrinks in 2nd quarter. This is not a good election strategy as the incumbents don’t well when recessions start on their watch.

But the CBC didn’t stop at the border when reporting on dumb political ideas: U.S. border wall floated by Scott Walker.

September 1, 2015   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Fred – Day 3

Tropical Storm FredPosition: 19.4N 29.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [105 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb.

Currently about 410 miles [ 660 km] Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

Fred continues to weaken.

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.]

September 1, 2015   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Fred – Day 3