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Illinois, Alaska, and California. This morning’s drama revolves around the next presidential debate (virtual or not) but folklore tells us that it was on this date in 1871 Mrs. O’Leary’s cow knocked over a lantern and thus started The Great Chicago Fire (3 square miles destroyed, 100,000 homeless, 200 died; for comparison, California, home of 25% of residential lending, has had 6,250 square miles burned this year). It reminds me of the term “blunder-a-whack”, defined as “one whose carelessness has brought on disastrous consequences.” Moving from one four-legged large mammal to another, the fabled Alaskan Fat Bear Contest was won by the appropriately numbered “747.” And the IT folks in the U.S. Park Service have a cool live webcam ……(read more)

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