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    Posted: November 26 2016 at 09:23
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They had a full hour tribute on the News Hour tonight with all her colleagues and friends.  I got a little verklempt watching that. Cry
 
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Really saddened me, one the best telejournalists of her time.   Unfortunate timing as well; we could've used her thoughtful but cool & wary approach to politics now.

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^ Sad news and way too young at 61.  RIP Gwen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2016 at 13:43
RIP Gwen Ifill of Public television Washington Week. 

One of the few class acts in TV journalism.  Didn't agree with her quite often, but she never let her politics affect the objectivity, and thus, the quality of her work.  Very sad losing her and John McLaughlin in the same year. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2016 at 01:45
It is very difficult to gauge the size of the Moon without having something close-by to reference it which is why the best Supermoon pictures are those taken just after moonrise or just before moonset so the photographer can frame the image with a structure or tree to give the illusion of scale. 

The difference between a normal Moon and a Supermoon is about the same as the difference between a US penny and a dime (or between a Euro 20¢ and a Euro 50¢).



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In West Japan it's rainy or cloudy today. Cry
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gonna be honest: it looked like a normal moon to me
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^ 14% larger than a typical full moon but honestly I couldn't tell any size difference.  I could see the man in the moon pretty well. 
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It was gorgeous--  to me it is simply a bright harvest moon, but Supermoon will do.  
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Supermoon 2016.  Best view since 1948.  Step out and get a look tonight and tomorrow night.  We had a clear sky tonight and while the size wasn't all that much bigger, the brightness was noticeably more intense. 
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https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2016/

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016



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^ as of mid July tourism in Paris was down 11% on last year but elsewhere in France it was up by 1%. Reuters quoted someone predicting 30% drop following Nice but that would be an unprecedented drop following a terror attack if that prediction prove true.

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France was visited by 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world.[1] It is third in income from tourism due to briefer visits. 20% more tourists spent less than half as much as they did in the United States.[2]
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Going off the current topic, I saw on one of the (liberalWink) American news channels that tourism is down a "great deal" in France after the terror episodes. How much of a role does tourism play in the French economy? I assume it's quite substantial.  
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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Possible habitable planet, right next door (in cosmic terms).  Dean, feel free to debunk the author if necessaryTongue

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/astronomers-have-found-a-habitable-planet-orbiting-our-suns-nearest-neighbor/497117/
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Possible habitable planet, right next door (in cosmic terms).  Dean, feel free to debunk the author if necessaryTongue

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/astronomers-have-found-a-habitable-planet-orbiting-our-suns-nearest-neighbor/497117/
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Perspective: The German governmental department who prepared this proposal (which I believe is essentially a White Paper), was asked to do it back in 2012 so with typical bureaucratic efficiency took four years to decide that in a worse case scenario people really ought to stock up on things that don't perish. (or should that be wurst-case scenario).

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