Tuesday, October 25, 2016

253rd post


CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY...."You may remember the name of the river, 

but I have something else to tell you about and that must wait until tomorrow...."

The river, of course, is the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Some 

interesting facts from:

"Gender of the name Shenandoah: Girl

Color of the name Shenandoah: Blue&Pink

Origin of the name Shenandoah: Native American

Definition of Shenandoah: spruce stream, great plains, beautiful daughter of 

the stars.

Shenandoah meaning picture

Statistics Of The Name Shenandoah

How many people in the U.S have the name Shenandoah: 497

Rank of the name Shenandoah in the U.S.: 18,790th

How many letters are in the name Shenandoah? 10"

And from the:


Shenandoah River – North Fork

"The North Fork Shenandoah River is a fifth order stream that drains 2,675 

square miles of northeastern Virginia. The river flows north 116 miles from 

Northern Rockingham County to the Town of Front royal where it joins the

 South Fork Shenandoah to form the Shenandoah River. As the North Fork 

cuts through the karst geology of the Shenandoah Valley many bedrock 

ledges cross the channel perpendicular to the flow of the river. These 

features are very common in the “seven bends” section of the river 

between Woodstock and Edinburg. Bedrock ledges create unique fish 

habitat and angling can be very productive in these areas. The North Fork 

is a relatively small, shallow river and is very accessible to wade angling. 

Excessive nutrients in the watershed promote the growth of algae and 

aquatic plants. This vegetation can become very dense during the 

summer/fall months and impede fishing and boating.

The North Fork is an ideal river to float by canoe. Clear water, pleasant 

scenery, abundant wildlife, and mild whitewater make the North Fork a 

paddler’s dream. However, low flows during the summer months often 

require canoeists to walk their boats through shallow areas. The primary 

navigational hazards on the river are six dams and several low-water 

bridges. The first dam is upstream of Timberville; three dams are located 

between Edinburg and the Route 758 bridge east of Woodstock; and two 

small dams are found between Strasburg and Riverton."

(and also meanders thru and below the major road routes of  

US 50 / US 33 / US 250 / I‑64 / US 11 /and I‑81).

As Father drove I looked up to the right and saw some cabin-like structures that 

set upon a rock cliff. The cliff had been carved out by river over the century's  and

grey was both the color of the cliff and the cabins. 

I do not know if the cabins were used at that time. The last time I looked, although

in shambles, they were still there. 

Why I'm am I telling you this if I don't know anything about it? Well, I don't know

and, also, why are you reading this then?....



"Is the weather or climate changing because people say it is, or is it just the

natural changes of the earth?"

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 3,120,000 results (1.38 seconds) 

No results found for "Is the weather or climate changing because people say 

it is, or is it just the natural changes of the earth?"


BBC News 

Excerpt from full article:

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

By Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent

"Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold 

and may not dip below it for "many generations".

The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first time in 

recorded history in 2015.

But according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), 2016 will 

likely be the first full year to exceed the mark.

The high levels can be partly attributed to a strong El Niño event.

While human emissions of CO2 remained fairly static between 2014 and 2015, 

the onset of a strong El Niño weather phenomenon caused a spike in levels of 

the gas in the atmosphere.

That's because the drought conditions in tropical regions produced by El Niño 

meant that vegetation was less able to absorb CO2. There were also extra 

emissions from fires, sparked by the drier conditions...."


"The only doctors worth their salt are the ones with common sense."
Forrest Caricofe 

Google search: About 8,790,000 results (1.36 seconds) 

No results found for "The only doctors worth their salt are the ones with 

common sense."


Excerpt from full article:

U.S. confirms health plans costlier

Source country arkansas online Tuesday, October 25, 2016 

"WASHINGTON -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President 

Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just 

one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. Before taxpayer-provided 

subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an 

average of 25%...."


Los Angeles Times

At least 60 people, mainly police cadets, are killed in extremist attack on 

academy in Pakistan

"At least 60 people were killed when three militants armed with automatic rifles 

and grenades attacked a police training center in the volatile southwestern 

Pakistani region of Baluchistan, security and rescue officials said Tuesday."


I remember when 132 schoolchildren and 9 adults in this same country were 

killed by extremists. They will never care about human life. It's time to do more 

than we are doing now.


"Your opinion doesn't matter if your the only one that's listening."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 354,000,000 results (1.39 seconds) 

No results found for "Your opinion doesn't matter if your the only one that's 



Washington Post

From Clinton and Trump, harshly negative arguments with two weeks to go

"GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump 

each launched fresh attacks against the other on Monday, signaling that harshly 

negative closing arguments may dominate the final two weeks of the campaign."

Clinton Vaults to a Double-Digit Lead, Boosted by Broad Disapproval of 

Trump (POLL)

ABC News‎ 

Trump Up 2 Points Nationwide, While Clinton Campaigns As If The ...

Investor's Business Daily

For daily updates until the election and full details, including 

demographic breakdowns of results, follow the IBD/TIPP Presidential 

Tracking Poll ...


From above: What's going on?

Clinton leads by a "double-digit" margin and Trump is up 2 points. Can't

happen. Maybe I'm loosing my skills at math, but a "double-digit" Clinton

lead and a 2 point Trump lead is impossible.

But I know the reason. 

ABC News is liberal and roots for Clinton and Investor's Business Daily is

focused on business and conservative-leaning and is for Trump.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th U.S. President

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who 

served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. 

Born: October 14, 1890, Denison, TX

Died: March 28, 1969, Washington, D.C.

Party: Republican Party

Presidential term: January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961

Vice president: Richard Nixon (1953–1961)


Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because 

he wants to do it.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.


"It ain't only the plants and some animals that hibernate during the cold of

winter, the human, to some extent, must hibernate too."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 44,600 results (1.51 seconds) 

No results found for "It ain't only the plants and some animals that hibernate 

during the cold of winter, the human, to some extent, must hibernate too."


I have some Fall Fiscus grass seed from Scots to plant yet and the remainder 

of the flower bulbs. 

I'm kind of lost now with nothing to do in the yard and flower beds. Maybe I

may need to pull more weeds before they die.

It's like I'm not in charge anymore because the weather has taken over.

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