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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
Home country: USA
Current location: USA
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Flood watches/statements in parts of coastal CA, OR and WA

obscure factoid about Washington DC...

By 1870, the District's population had grown 75% from the previous census to nearly 132,000 residents. Despite the city's growth, Washington still had dirt roads and lacked basic sanitation. Some members of Congress suggested moving the capital further west, but President Ulysses S. Grant refused to consider such a proposal.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_District_of_Columbia#Retrocession_and_the_Civil_War

I found that really interesting.

Flood watches and warnings in GA

You'd think Topeka KS would be thrilled to have Michelle Obama speak, right ?

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/kansas-speech-michelle-obama-draws-complaints-23378776

You'd be wrong about some there.

White House: This is what change looks like...

While in Austin, Texas, the President met with several Americans who wrote letters about how the Affordable Care Act has helped them. Here's what they had to say.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/see-what-health-reform-means-six-families

"And some people just gave up and drew a penis. Donít ask what The Shetland Islands are."



from here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/this-is-what-happens-when-you-ask-people-to-draw-a-map-of-th

Judgmentalmaps.com stereotype map of NYC.....



from this link: http://judgmentalmaps.com/post/82796288692/nyc


I almost posted this in GD, but my better judgment told me, um, no.

-129 F at Cape Ross, Antarctica for April 18th ? Not so fast....



Screenshot above of the massive OOPS mistake.

Here's the real data:

http://www.wunderground.com/history/station/89666/2014/04/18/DailyHistory.html?EditMetar=1

Low temp for the date was 10 F, or 139 degrees warmer than the goof.

Feedback already given via their Help forum.

eta: They have corrected the error already. That was fast.

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Joe Bidenís son Beau to run for Governor in Delaware

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/joe-biden-son-beau-run-governor-delaware-article-1.1759688

Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, says he won't seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year but plans to run for governor in 2016.

Biden, who underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center last year, announced his intentions in a statement issued Thursday.

The 45-year-old Biden had said previously that he would seek a third term as attorney general.

Biden, who suffered a mild stroke in 2010, was hospitalized last August after becoming weak and disoriented during an Indiana vacation.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/joe-biden-son-beau-run-governor-delaware-article-1.1759688#ixzz2zEu6i1op
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