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A Canadian citizen and her son were refused entry to the US after being questioned about her religion and her attitude about Drumpf. She was told that she had anti-US videos on her cellphone. As the videos were in Arabic, it is not clear how the CBP personnel knew that the videos were anti-US.

Iran thanks Donald Trump for showing the ‘real face of America’s political and social corruption’. That’s right, Iran’s Supreme Leader has thanked Drumpf for clearly demonstrating what schmucks Americans really are.

We are the kind of schmucks who who use the murder of a young woman to justify hate, contrary to the wishes of the woman’s mother.

Both the CBC and the BBC looked at Drumpf’s claim that the media doesn’t cover acts of terrorism. They both discovered that a few of the 78 events were in the “Bowling Green Massacre” space-time continuum, and therefore couldn’t be covered in this one. The CBC wrote that the University of Maryland data base had 320 incidents in 2015 alone and wondered why Drumpf didn’t want to talk about the overwhelming majority of the terrorist attacks that didn’t involve purported Muslim perpetrators, like the Mosque attack in Canada.

Perhaps if Drumpf tried reading foreign news sources rather than FOX and Breitbart he would discover 24-hour coverage on events like the Lindt Cafe in Sydney, Australia. If he had taken the effort to learn a few foreign languages he would have a much broader view of the world. Going to bed in the early evening so you can get up in the middle of the night to insult and annoy people is not an adult habit. [Proverbs 27:14 KJV He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.]

February 8, 2017   26 Comments

YQ 300 2017 – Day 5 et fini

Thomas Verin (65) hasn’t had a working tracker for a day. The tracker says he is in Dawson, when he should be around Pelly Crossing. His position is a guess on my part.

Update: after more searching, I discovered a post on Thomas’s Facebook page that he had scratched at McCabe Creek, feeling that his team were too tired to finish.

These are the 8PM CST standings on the YQ 300 based on the Live Tracker [not totally confident about positions] . Lynne & Brian arrived together to finish the YQ300.

1 Michelle Phillips (58)
2 Aliy Zirkle (56)
3 Nathaniel Hamlyn (66)
4 Claudia Wickert (62)
5 Magnus Kaltenborn (64)
6 Gerry Willomitzer (71)
7 Jacob Heigers (60)
8 Fabien Cayer-Barrioz (55)
9 Roger Lee (53)
10 Marcelle Fressineau (52)
11 Jason Biasetti (54)
12 Jean-Marc Champeval (73)
13 Brian Kandler (72)
14 Lynne Witte (70)Φ

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

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February 8, 2017   Comments Off on YQ 300 2017 – Day 5 et fini

Yukon Quest 2017 – Day 5

Yukon Quest map odd years

Sled DogA slow day ahead consisting of people pulling into Dawson to sleep and repair equipment.

Speaking of equipment, Torsten Kohnert showed up at Dawson without his ax, and had to get one before he could be logged in. To add weight to the meaning of ‘mandatory’, he was fined $500.

The Current Standings at 8:00PM CST ( 6:00PM PST): [with adjustment from Live Tracking]
At Dawson
1 Brent Sass (14)
2 Hugh Neff (9)
3 Matt Hall (20)
4 Allen Moore (8)
5 Ed Hopkins (18)
6 Katherine Keith (19)R
7 Paige Drobny (7)
8 Torsten Kohnert (21)
9 Ryne Olson (15)
10 Brian Wilmshurst (16)
Beyond Pelly Crossing
11 Rob Cooke (4)
12 Dave Dalton (13)
13 Jessie Royer (1)R
14 Gaetan Pierrard (10)
15 Sébastien Dos Santos Borges (5)R
16 Yuka Honda (2)
17 Ben Good (3)R
18 Hank DeBruin (17)
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