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By The Numbers
Florida Wind Map
October 14, 2018



With the devastation of Hurricane Michael, it is interesting to learn that the Florida Building Codes say Michael took a wrong turn.

The Florida Building Code says different parts of Florida have different wind speed requirements. The Florida Keys might have to withstand 180 mph wind gusts. Miami only has to withstand 160 mph wind gusts. And Mexico Beach only has to withstand 130 mph winds. Michael got up to 155 mph. Still, most of the damage occurred to older structures.

Florida building code - wind gusts

Hurricane Michael may have “damaged” the statue of Nathaniel Greene in Savannah, Georgia by putting googly eyes on it. Savannah police are looking for whoever vandal-eyed the statue or any eye-witnesses.
googly eyes

Music Association: Madness - Our House (In The Middle Of The Street)











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Everyday Rain
October 8, 2018



We've had rain, misty rain, all-out downpours, and drizzle.

A week ago I heard Minnesota soybean and corn farmers needed a clear day to harvest the crops.

They have not had it. It hasn't rained all the time, but there also hasn't been a clear day to dry up muddy fields.

Climate change maps show a wetter Minnesota -- a crop damaging, business and home damaging wet.


Music Associations: Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays
                                Prince - Purple Rain
                                Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
                                John Fogerty - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
                                John Fogerty - Who'll Stop The Rain?
                                Beatles - Rain
                                Creed - Rain
                               







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I'm rubber, you're glue...
Trump Paper
October 5, 2018




President Donald Trump with toilet paper on his left shoe.
Yesterday, on his way to Minnesota of all places, this happened. Toilet paper was stuck to President Trump's shoe on his way up the stairs to Air Force One.

Yet the Internet thinks it was the Constitution that was stuck to his shoe. Or his tax return. Or the New York Times investigation into the half billion dollars Fred Trump put in his son Donald's name to avoid taxes. Or else TP stands for trade partnerships.Trump Paper

The next president will have a tough act to follow.


Music Association:  Koethe - What You Left Behind
Movie Association: Wag The Dog











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In Indonesia
Quake, Tsunami, & Rubble Claim 1349 Lives
October 3, 2018



At least 1,349 people in Palu have been killed by the combination of a ground-liquifying 7.5 magnitude earthquake, a huge tsunami funnelled into a bay, and raining rubble.

Palu is a city on the island of Sulawesi, the world's 11th largest island.

About 200,000 people are without food and shelter.


Music Association: Alabama Shakes - Hold On








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Impact Investing


Gifs of Kittens (part 1)
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Climate Solutions
Climate Change Solutions

Hennepin County Library at Southdale (Edina, MN)
Southdale Hennepin Library

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

food fraud
Food Fraud


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