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Filler post: Countdown to 10,000,000!

While we’re waiting for the news…

We’re about 11,000 hits away from 10,000,000, Conflucians!  We should have a party.  Got any ideas?  Post them below.  Mine include: a radio show, cocktail party, fundraiser thingy.

I heard a very interesting podcast from the BBC History magazine for the month of November.  The first part had to do with Lincoln and the issue of slavery that lead to the Civil War.  It will give you a new perspective on Republicans, Democrats, Whigs, and a couple of other parties that were viable at the time, as well as a different take on which party was the one supporting entrepreneurial expansion in the west.  The second part is about the origins of Mischief Night, which, by the way, roughly corresponds to The Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear that Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert are throwing on the National Mall on October 30, 2010.  Coincidence?  Hmmm, I wonder.  Are they planning to soap the windows at the White House and festoon the cherry trees on the mall?  Sounds like fun!  I want to be there.

In case you hadn’t heard, Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician estraordinaire discoverer of Chaos theory, the Mandelbrot Set and Fractal fame, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer.  Think of him the next time you see a butterfly, a feather or pick up a cauliflower in your produce department.

Here’s a musical tribute to Mandelbrot courtesy of Jonathan Coulton.  Yep, that was one badass f^&(ing fractal.

And here’s a piece on Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan, and Benoit Mandelbrot on the financial crisis of 2008.  Short take: They were scared $@!^less.

Hey! We broke 100,000 hits today!

Amazing! When I found myself on this little deserted island back in January, I thought I would have to buy a basketball if I ever wanted to talk to anyone again. But before I knew it, ronkseattle started dropping by, then litigatormom, gqmarinez, MABlue, Katiebird, Tucsonlynn, Shainzona and many, many others. Thanks for your patience, guys while I figured out what this blogging thing is all about. It’s been great.

Now, on to something else. As you probably know, campaigning is very expensive. Hillary probably has a ton of cash socked away for the general. But even Obama must be running low on primary funds since he spends money like water in the states where he loses primaries.

AAAANNYway, if you have a few Andrew Jackson’s sitting around not doing any useful work, why not send them Hillary’s way? Even as little as $10.00 can be very productive when combined with thousands of others. If you can give more, please do so. Every little bit helps. I’m sure she will appreciate it. And when we win PA, you’ll know you were part of making history.

Here’s where to contribute. Click this link…

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