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2010 February 03 — Why Now?
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The Trail

Yukon Quest map even years

These are the elevations of the checkpoints and mountains on the trail, as well as the distances between the checkpoints:

Fairbanks 440 feet [134 meters] Start
Two Rivers 750 feet [229 meters] 45 miles [72 km]
Rosebud Summit 3640 feet [1109 meters]
Mile 101 2250 feet [686 meters] 82 miles [132]
Eagle Summit 3685 feet [1123 meters]
Central 435 feet [133 meters] 33 miles [53 km]
Circle City 597 feet [182 meters] 74 miles [119 km]
Eagle 880 feet [268 meters] 159 miles [256 km]
American Summit 3920 feet [1195 meters]
Dawson City 1050 feet [320 meters] 147 miles [237 km]
King Solomon’s Dome 4002 feet [1220 meters]
Pelly Crossing 1558 feet [475 meters] 202 miles [325 km]
Carmacks 1722 feet [525 meters] 73 miles [117 km]
Braeburn 2326 feet [709 meters] 77 miles [124 km]
Whitehorse 2089 feet [637 meters] 100 miles [161 km] Finish

Total actual distance: 992 miles [1596 kilometers]

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February 3, 2010   Comments Off on The Trail

How Ignorant Are They?

National debt as a percentage of GDP

When I saw this at Pensacola Beach Blog it occurred to me that it was a perfect illustration of why you don’t bother with the policies of Reagan and the Bushes to deal with the national debt – they failed miserably. If you want to reduce the debt, the look to the policies of Harry Truman and JFK.

Tax cuts are part of the “Borrow and Spend” Republican policies that got us into this mess, not the path out. Deregulation was the reason Wall Street was able to almost destroy the world economy, not the path out.

February 3, 2010   Comments Off on How Ignorant Are They?