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Please Help Puerto Rico

By now, all Americans should know that Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands really got slammed by hurricane Maria. Both of these tropical paradises are in dire need. The problems are many. It is become a fight for survival. They need the basics: food, clothing, shelter. Their infrastructures been devastated.

This foundation was started and is supported by the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. They’re trying to purchase and ship generators to Puerto Rico. I’m sure that you’ve already donated something to someone or to some organization. But please consider donating some money to this just cause. I appreciate it.

Leap forward

Get your sleep. The clock moves forward at 2 am!

From AP:

As if you weren’t already sleep deprived, you’ll get an hour less shuteye Saturday night no matter what time you turn out the lights.

At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time, that harbinger of spring, arrives with the promise of longer, light-filled days well into the evening.

Turn that clock ahead – remember, spring forward – before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid the panic of rising later than you think.

Not every place makes the switch, though. Hawaii, Arizona outside the Navajo Indian territories, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas stay on standard time, which returns for the rest of us Nov. 4, two days before election time.

 

How do you count the popular vote?

How do you count the popular vote? We’ve been hearing for months from the Hillary Clinton campaign that she is ahead in the popular vote. According to the blog 538, there are over 900 different ways to count the popular vote. All of them can be argued to be legitimately “correct.” He has included an excellent Excel table so that you can come up with your own permutations. Do you count Florida yes or no? If you count Florida to count them at 100% or 50%? The same with Michigan. With the added caveat of what do you do with the uncommitted votes — don’t tell them, count them for Obama or a portion according to the exit polls. Do you count Puerto Rico and other territories? Do you count the Texas Caucus? Do you count advisory primaries? Finally, do you use caucus vote estimates or do you blow off caucuses completely.

If you use caucus votes estimates, you ignore the Texas Caucus results much account Puerto Rico in the territories, exclude Michigan uncommitteds, exclude Michigan and count Florida at 100%, Barack Obama is up by more than 100,000 votes.