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From Poor QT’s Almanack

mole-day
Two days remain until National Mole Day, after the unit of chemistry, the mole, which is the amount of substance of a system that contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilograms of carbon-12, these entities being molecules, atoms, ions, electrons or other subatomic particles, or groups of particles, the number being 6.02214 X 10 to the 23rd power, or 602.214 billion trillion.
Party!

We have seen the present, and it does not work

university-of-vermont
The University of Vermont warns that  any student saying anything construed as “unwelcoming” may be required to undergo a “restorative intervention.”

QT Early Warning System

early-warning
Denver election judges have been ordered to undergo training to teach them how to respond to an active shooter.

Cause and effect in the news

donald-trump
News Headline: “Tim Kaine: Trump tape ‘makes me sick to my stomach.’ ”
News Headline: “French president: Donald Trump’s excesses are vomit-inducing.”
News Headline: “Restaurant CEOs blame presidential election for hurting sales.”
. . . as the CEOs might have expected.

QT Latest Carjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

dustin-french
11 p.m. Thursday, October 13, near a service station in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis.

Great expectations

presidential-debate
News Headline: “New record: Donald Trump said 25 false things on Saturday.”
Or do you have something against debate prep?

The national conversation in the news

Donald Trump Speaks To GOP Women's Groups
News Headline: “Donald Trump and Roger Ailes are giving each other the
silent treatment.”

Imagine for a moment:
Imagine that Donald Trump is giving you the silent treatment.
Keep the moment with you as long as you can.
Savor it.

This just in. . . .

man-in-ball
News Headline: “Man seen floating down River Thames in inflatable ball.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

asteroid
News Headline: “National Poll: A quarter of millennials would prefer a meteor strike to 2016 presidential candidates.”
Patience.
Seven asteroids have been discovered in the last month as they passed between Earth and the moon.
The asteroids were 2016 SU2, 2016 TB19, 2016 SA2, 2016 TD, 2016 SJ, 2016 TH and 2016 TS54.
The Intelligent Designer is doing the best he can.

Antisocial media in the news

donald-and-melania
News Headline: “Melania Trump would fight social media ‘negativity’ as first lady.”
Dwight McKay, a Newmanstown, Pa., reader, writes:
I’ve spent the day assembling my irony protection kit, as I’m afraid this may be the start of a major epidemic.”
You remind QT of the nation’s most recent irony outbreak in Vermont, when a trucker hauling milk hit a cow.
Cows are such losers.

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