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Tropical Storm Gustav – Again

Tropical Storm GustavPosition: 18.8 N 75.4 W. [10 PM CDT]
Movement: West-Southwest [250°] near 8 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph.
Wind Gusts: 60 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb.

It is 100 miles South of Guantanamo, Cuba.

[7PM] It’s over open water now but was really disorganized by the Haitian mountains.

[10 PM] Now it’s headed a little South of West which puts it closer to Jamaica when it passes. Not quite as weird as Fay yet, but it is unsettling with two major patches of very warm water ahead.

August 26, 2008   4 Comments

I Know It’s Shocking, But

Cindy McCain’s trip to Georgia has nothing to do with her husband, or American politics. Petulant at Shakesville notes that she is there in support of the UN’s World Food Program relief effort.

Just because she’s a married woman doesn’t mean that everything she does is related to her husband.

August 26, 2008   7 Comments

What A Tangled Web We Weave…

EBW at Wampum has an interesting picture, well, interesting if you are a network/hardware person.

What a rat’s nest! You can only hope nothing goes wrong, and wonder why anything goes right.

August 26, 2008   11 Comments

More Insight On Georgia

Danger Room pointed to an article by Michael J. Totten, The Truth About Russia in Georgia, that presents a rather different view of what just happened in Georgia.

While I might look on it as spin, the fact that Thomas Goltz, the man who wrote the most recent authoritative books on the area, and who has been in the trouble zones of the Caucasus since the break up of the Soviet Union, was in the audience for the briefing and signed off on the information, makes it much more reliable than most media events.

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August 26, 2008   5 Comments

I Voted

I assume that Floridians remembered that today was the regular Florida primary, and went to the polls.  There’s only about an hour left in the Eastern zone and two hours left in the Central zone if you didn’t.

August 26, 2008   11 Comments

Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane GustavPosition: 18.5 N 73.3 W. [7 PM CDT]
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 7 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph.
Wind Gusts: 90 mph.
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb.

It is 150 miles Southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba.

It lost some power over land.

August 26, 2008   5 Comments