WASHINGTON, D.C. — If scholars were celebrities, life might look a little bit like it does on the day of the annual Jefferson Lecture (May 2), with interviews and toasts in anticipation not of a concert or play but a speech on the humanities.For Harvard President Drew Faust, chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to give its 2011 Jefferson Lecture, the day began with a round of media interviews and ended with a reception in her honor on the balcony of the Kennedy Center overlooking the Potomac River.The centerpiece of the day: a well-received address, “Telling War Stories: Reflections of a Civil War Historian,” delivered to an appreciative Kennedy Center audience.“Uniquely powerful dimensions of the Civil War have rendered it of outsized importance to historians,” Faust said. “For Americans, it was and is a special war with special meanings. But an essential aspect of its interest and appeal … is simply that it was war.”The Jefferson Lecture is the NEH’s biggest annual event. Past Jefferson Lecturers include John Updike, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bernard Bailyn, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, James McPherson, Barbara Tuchman, and Robert Penn Warren.In the run-up to the main event, Faust shared lunch with a small group of active NEH supporters who were eager to discuss the Civil War with a woman who has devoted her academic life to researching and writing about it. Her favorite books on the topic? “The Killer Angels” and “Absalom, Absalom!” took the fiction category, while Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs earned an endorsement in nonfiction.“Maybe this is the highest praise of all,” Faust said. “Ever read a book and say, ‘I wish I wrote that?’ I felt that way about Garry Wills’ book about the Gettysburg Address.”Harvard welcomed about 100 guests to a reception before the lecture at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Georgetown.Dumbarton Oaks was purchased in 1920 by Robert Woods Bliss, a Harvard alumnus, and his wife, Mildred Barnes Bliss. The Blisses were avid collectors of Byzantine and pre-Columbian art, and in 1940 donated their collections and an associated research library to Harvard to serve as “a home to the humanities.” They also gave the property, including the gardens that Mildred Bliss had developed with noted landscape designer Beatrix Farrand.Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin and director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, said it was fitting that the reception before the humanities lecture was held at the Bliss’ former home.“They had this vision of both fostering interest in the culture that meant so much to them, but also of supporting advanced research toward new understanding of the past,” Ziolkowski said.The Blisses also frequently hosted cultural affairs much like the reception Monday night, at which members of the Harvard Corporation (who were in Washington to meet for a rare session outside of Cambridge the following day), Harvard alumni, supporters of the NEH, and others gathered in the orangery near the site’s famous gardens.Covering the ceilings and walls of the orangery was a ficus that a scholar might say symbolizes the way the War Between the States continues to thread its way through America’s dialogue with itself: The crawling vine had been planted in the middle of the Civil War.
<a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCKtDE5ofUw” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/lCKtDE5ofUw/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Republicans must accept a broader definition of their party, finding a way to embrace young voters, women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and environmentalists, if they are to avoid repeating the losses of the 2012 election, panelists said Tuesday during an Institute of Politics (IOP) forum at the Harvard Kennedy School.“Our tone was wrong in recent years,” said Karen Hughes, a top aide to former President George W. Bush and author of the phrase “compassionate conservatism” for her former boss. “Conservative philosophy can be optimistic and hopeful.”But Ana Navarro, national Hispanic co-chair for John Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign, was more blunt: “We had bad outreach, a bad message, and bad messengers. We should make 2012 a manual of what not to do.”For progress, Navarro said the party must shift from its perceived resistance to change on issues. “Young people feel deeply about gay marriage, access to contraception, and they also care about the environment,” she said. “There are any number of issues we missed out on without changing our position.”The prescriptions for improvement ranged widely but hewed to a theme of inclusion and dynamism.Kerry Healey ’82, a former Massachusetts lieutenant governor, said there is a tangible sign of a brighter future in the commonwealth with Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy Seal and Harvard Business School graduate who may run for the U.S. Senate seat that John Kerry vacated to become secretary of state. “We’ll have a wonderful candidate who will represent the new face of the Republican Party in the Northeast,” said Healey, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s recent presidential campaign.Healey, who was secretary of the Harvard Republicans as an undergraduate in 1978 — when the club numbered 12 members compared with the current 100 — was also an IOP fellow in spring ’07. She said the party has to be more accepting, and must rebuff attempts to subject each member to a litmus test of approved conservatism.“If you consider yourself a conservative, we think you’re a conservative,” she said. The party likewise needs to find a way to welcome moderate Washington officeholders, whose ranks are diminishing to the point of extinction with recent departures from Congress.“There has been a glass ceiling in our party for many years above which they could not rise,” said Healey, currently a state committeewoman to the national party. “We need to come together not under a big tent but as a coalition of conservatives,” to create “a winning strategy to bring us back.”Several panelists, including Ron Christie, a White House adviser to the younger Bush and an IOP fellow in 2011, said the party has to improve its use of technology to reach people and get out the vote.Navarro, a CNN contributor who also was an adviser on Hispanic issues to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, quipped: “We seem to have a lot of nerds in the Republican Party, but not enough geeks.”What is truly unsustainable, said John Murray, a former aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor who now heads a super PAC to promote conservative candidates and policies, is the amount of money being spent on losing candidates.“We invest a lot of money in guys who can’t win,” said Murray, who heads the Young Guns Network, which was started by Cantor. “If you are going to engage in a House race, you need to find someone who fits his district,” he said. “I cannot go to the people who put up the money and say I blew the budget on a guy who had no chance of winning.”The problem, he said, is that funders are intent on furthering their political agendas and back candidates who share them even if they are not in winnable races. The Young Guns are taking a different approach by vetting promising candidates rather than supporting whoever feels entitled to run because it’s his or her turn. “We have begun to systematically look at people who look different.”A member of the audience who has been active in the Harvard Republican Club asked why Republicans are scarce in faculties on elite campuses.Christie, who has served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, took the point and expanded on it, saying, “We need to get involved in academia and deal with the hostility that is out there.”The Future of the Republican Party Watch the full panel discussion from the Institute of Politics
The puzzle in politics and polling It’s debatable whether the midterm elections delivered a demonstrably better night for Democrats than Republicans. But it was inarguably a big win for pollsters, said FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver at Harvard’s Political Analytics Conference.“The narrative after 2016 was that polls are full of it,” he said during a discussion Friday with Lynn Vavreck, professor of American Politics and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Silver’s website was one of many that forecast a likely win for Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election (though by a smaller margin than most), and the conference explored how polling has been further refined since then.“This was the best year for polling since 2008,” he said. “Not only is polling not broken, but I think that the media should be writing that story. Everyone who wrote the ‘polling is broken’ stories in 2016 is being irresponsible by not writing about how polls have nailed it in 2018.” As he pointed out, FiveThirtyEight never claimed that Clinton would win, only that the odds were in her favor.“What we do is extremely analogous to reporting,” he said. “I still design all our elections models. I am still running the code. Keeping track of the polls is a full-time job, in the same category as vigorous reporting. Any good journalism requires hard work. I think life is a battle between lazy people and people who work hard.”Vavreck pressed Silver about a Twitter post he made that criticized multilevel regression and post-stratification, or MRP, a popular research method based on state-level opinions and demographic attitudes. “We have a lot of ways to get 80 percent toward an answer, and MRP is one way to get the other 20 percent. I would say that MRP can be good, but it’s overrated too. It’s the Carmelo Anthony of election polling,” he said, invoking his roots as a sports handicapper. “As political figures, specifically those on the right, question the veracity of the returns, it becomes more important to show the way the votes come in.” — Nate Cohn Analyst Nate Silver says media assumptions, not data, led to surprise over 2016 election results Related Sponsored by Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies and its Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Friday’s all-day conference included expert panels and hackathon results, for which student teams spent the previous day analyzing midterm data.The morning’s first panel, “Measuring & Mapping the Midterms,” included Nate Cohn and Amanda Cox of The New York Times. During the election, their column The Upshot introduced live polling, displaying results in real time — an innovation that moderator Kirk Goldsberry of ESPN and FiveThirtyEight credited with “changing the very experience of polling.”Live polling, Cox and Cohn said, was partly a response to increasing demand for accurate poll data, from public and politicians alike. “As political figures, specifically those on the right, question the veracity of the returns, it becomes more important to show the way the votes come in. If something unexpected happens, it’s important to show how the process works,” Cohn said. Yet he noted that sometimes the polls are more sophisticated than the elections themselves. “We live in a decentralized country where [some] elections are being administered by underfunded counties. That’s true of some big ones in Florida, let alone rural Mississippi. That’s not a problem that is going to solve itself.”Cox added that live polling reflects the fluid nature of elections. “If you see a poll with one candidate being one point ahead, that doesn’t mean more than the other candidate being one point ahead. You may know that’s true, but you don’t really feel it in your heart.” Live polling, she said, makes the fluctuations easier to take in. Still, Cohn noted, some political realities are difficult to convey in polls — particularly gerrymandering, which frustrates attempts to create a readable map.In a panel later that day, gerrymandering was examined as an example of applied data analytics. Allison Riggs of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice traced the history of North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, which was drawn in the early ’90s so that the area’s African-American population would be reflected in elections. The district was redrawn following a Supreme Court decision in 2016, prompting more debate and making the district friendlier to Republican candidates.Tufts University mathematics professor and Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute this year, Moon Duchin said that Massachusetts, where the practice began, is largely gerrymander-proof: However you slice it, the state’s Republican population is still not strong enough to create a Republican congressional district. “There are several trillion ways you could do it, more than there are particles in the galaxy,” she said. “And none of them sends a Republican to Congress.”
The €375bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has appointed Philip Neyt as senior public affairs adviser on its strategy and policy team.Alongside Theo Timmermans, head of APG’s international public affairs, Neyt is to focus on international stakeholder management.Neyt has been chief executive at the country’s largest pension fund – the €5bn scheme of telecommunications provider Belgacom – for 15 years, and acted as an adviser on pensions for several Belgian governments.He received numerous awards for pension fund management as well as for his personal contribution to the development of the pensions sector in Europe. Neyt is also chairman of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions and a member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee, as well as the Orientation Council of Euronext.Dick Sluimers, chief executive at APG, said: “We are delighted Philip is joining APG, given his high profile and extensive knowledge.“His broad network will strengthen our stakeholder management in Brussels and abroad.”Neyt resigned as chief executive at the Belgacom scheme in June 2013 after 20 years of service.At the time, local media reported that the departure of Neyt, who was named head of communications at Belgacom in 2011, was due to “internal political reasons” and disagreements with Didier Bellens, chief executive at the company.The move came alongside the dismissal of Steven Van Casteren, managing director of Scarlet, the real estate branch of Belgacom, the same week.Bellens was dismissed by the Belgian government months later.
Three sub-projects of the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) have been implemented in this region. They were the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), Expanded Inbred Rice Production and Expanded Hybrid Rice Production in Suitable Areas.These three projects are expected to benefit around 210,000 farmers.DA-6 procured hybrid and inbred varieties suitable for the wet season while the central office handled the procurement of fertilizers.A total of 359,756 bags of inorganic fertilizers have been allotted to RCEF beneficiaries to complement the distribution of inbred seeds covering 179,878 hectares of targeted rice areas in this region. RECOTER. PNA Hybrid seeds, meanwhile, have been distributed under the Expanded Hybrid Rice Production subproject for 68,234 hectares. This is on top of the regular allocation from the National Rice Program covering 11,766 hectares. “At least we are assured of our staple food. We can likewise provide other regions of their deficit,” she said. ILOILO City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking to increase the rice production in Western Visayas amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Around 153,000 bags have been distributed to almost 75, 000 farmers through various drop-off points in this region. Recoter said that as of July 23, almost 72 percent or about 502,000 bags of the 604,000 bags of fertilizers allocated for Region 6 have been delivered. On the other hand, certified seeds have been earmarked for 15,000 hectares of rice plantation under the Expanded Inbred Rice Production subproject together with 30,000 bags of fertilizer. “Our expectation is 10 percent additional production for the wet season,” she said. Recoter said DA-6 has completed the procurement of 15,000 bags of certified seeds for Guimaras and Capiz.She added that 9,541 bags or almost 70 to 71 percent of the target distribution have been released to 7,614 farmers. Recoter said that if the weather cooperates, then they look forward to around 200,000 metric tons of additional production this year from last year’s 2.077 million metric tons. “We are hoping that by end of July the deliveries will be completed,” she said. DA-6’s distribution of hybrid seeds is also ongoing. As of July 23, 25,000 bags out of the 68,000 hybrid seeds have been released to 16,136 farmers. This region’s current rice sufficiency level is at 117 percent. Agriculture regional executive director Engr. Remelyn Recoter said last week the department has allocated P1.06 billion assistance for Western Visayas rice farmers under the Bayanihan We Heal as One Act. A total of 240,000 bags of inorganic fertilizer will also be partnered with these hybrid seeds. Recoter said that it was the first time for the national government to extend massive subsidy to farmers, which could help reduce their cost of production in terms of seeds and fertilizers. The increased production would also mean an increase in this region’s share to the national output. Western Visayas currently shares around 11 to 12 percent of the national production. “Hopefully by end of July we will be at 80 percent,” she said, adding that some farmers are still in their land preparation as the planting in this region has been delayed by one and one-half to two months due to late onset of the rainy season. Those who utilize good seeds or home-saved seeds will also be provided with fertilizer support of about 65,148 bags which are good for 32,574 hectares of rice area. Other than increasing sufficiency level, DA is also looking into the uncertainty in rice importation due to COVID-19. (With a report from PNA/PN)
Barbara Ann Heis, 71, died Monday, July 15, 2019.Barbara was born in Cincinnati on March 26, 1948, to William and Betty Hille Putnick. She was married to John Heis Sr. and he preceded her in death on May 5, 2019. Barb was a restaurant owner and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She loved watching TV, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, cooking for large crowds, listening to music and dancing.Barbara is survived by two sons: John Heis Jr. (Beth) of Brookville, and James (Billy) Heis (Melissa) of Hillsboro, OH; a daughter: Angel Ripperger (Brian) of Brookville; eight grandchildren: Amber, Aaron, Derek (Rochelle), Alicia Heis, Brandon and Blake Ripperger, and Lane and Kaylee Heis; two great-grandchildren: Sierra and Ryden Waite; a brother Richard Putnick (Melissa) of Cedar Grove; sister-in-law- Rose Putnick; and several nieces and nephews. Barb was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother William (Butch) Putnick.Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Brookville. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. For more information or to send memories or condolences, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the Heis Family.
Press Association Vroum Vroum Mag looks another hugely promising recruit to the Willie Mullins yard after scoring with ease on her Irish debut in the Kerlogue Mares Beginners Chase. The win completed a treble on the card for Mullins and Walsh. Walsh said: “I’d say she would love real soft ground. The chase track is a bit drier than the hurdles course. “It was a good performance, she jumped super and travelled super. “You’d love the way she jumped on the far side. When I pulled her out she pinged the one at the top of hill and got me there and then she pinged the ditch and it was nearly race over then in two jumps.” A bumper and hurdle winner in her native France, she has since been snapped up by owner Rich Ricci and was always travelling comfortably under Ruby Walsh. After opening up a huge lead before the last, the 8/11 favourite was over the final obstacle carefully and eased down to win by nine lengths from Emily Gray.
ELLSWORTH — Local athletes were among the top performers at three track and field meets over the weekend.In Ellsworth on Saturday, Mount Desert Island continued its hot start to the year with a first-place finish on the boys’ side and a second-place finish on the girls’ side. The Trojans set a team record in the 4-by-100 relay with a finish of 44.92 seconds.Sophomore Nate Mason led the way for Ellsworth’s boys’ team with a first-place effort in the long jump and second-place finishes in the high jump and triple jump. Matt Shea finished first in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 37.89 seconds.Caitlin MacPherson won the 3,200-meter run for the Ellsworth girls, and Emma McKechnie took second in the high jump. Both Ellsworth teams placed fourth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt Bucksport High School, junior Carter Tolmasoff placed first of 34 finishers for the host team in the 100-meter dash Friday with a time of 11.53 seconds. Nate Sawyer finished third in the 200-meter dash and second in the 400-meter dash for the Golden Bucks.For the Bucksport girls’ team, Ava and Brookelyn Knowles placed a respective first and second in the discus throw. Addie Morrison won the 400-meter dash for the second-place Golden Bucks with a time of 1:08.76.Luke Barnes was the star for Sumner in Bucksport with wins in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Bryce Coombs (300-meter hurdles) and Logan Carter (800-meter run) were the other individual winners for the second-place Sumner boys.On the girls’ side, Sumner’s Gabby Richardson won the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.64 seconds. Emily Crocker won the 300-meter hurdles for the Tigers, who won the 4-by-100 relay as a team.George Stevens Academy participated in Saturday’s Brewer Invitational Relay Carnival. The boys’ team placed fifth, and the girls took sixth.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Comments As disheartening as it was, Michelle Tumolo’s impulsive eruption was at least timely for her and the Orange.Leading Connecticut 15-6 midway through the second half, Tumolo and midfielder Katie Webster aggressively double-teamed a Huskies player. Too aggressively, according to the referee.The official issued Tumolo a red card, causing her immediate ejection from the game and suspension from the Orange’s next matchup. Fortunately for SU, that opponent is one of the few unranked opponents on its nonconference schedule.‘She admitted to me after that she made a play that wasn’t a smart one,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘… Hopefully she’s learned her lesson, and I think it was a great lesson for her to learn as a young athlete that you can’t go around retaliating and expecting to get something good out of it.’The shorthanded No. 2 Orange (5-2, 1-0 Big East) travels to Foxborough, Mass., Saturday to take on Harvard (4-4, 1-2 Ivy League) at noon in the first-ever women’s collegiate game in Gillette Stadium history. Kailah Kempney will replace Tumolo in the starting lineup and another rookie, Gabby Jaquith, will see extended minutes playing above the crease.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKempney and Jaquith will be part of a joint effort to fill the void left by SU’s offensive captain. This will be Kempney’s first game since Feb. 29 after she suffered an injury in the second half of Syracuse’s game against Northwestern.So as one of Gait’s offensive components returns, another is relegated to the sidelines.‘Lacrosse is about making adjustments, and this is just as if it were an injury. We’re ready to make that adjustment,’ Gait said.Tumolo leads SU with 15 assists and 32 points on the season. But 10 other players have found the back of the net this season, and four of them have scored at least 10 times.Webster churned out three scores in SU’s overtime loss to the top-ranked Northwestern. Freshman Devon Collins is turning heads, tied for third on the team with 14 scores.And throughout the season, each member of the Orange offense has shown a willingness to move the ball and work to find open space.Sophomore attack Alyssa Murray is confident her teammates will find a way to compensate for their leader’s absence.‘Well, we definitely are going to miss her a lot on the field, her presence and just the energy that she brings,’ Murray said. ‘But I think that we’re going to just go around some of her strengths because we’re not going to be able to fill that void.’Webster may see a few more isolation sets, and the Orange might look to find Kempney cutting through the middle of the defense more often, Murray said.But Murray herself is arguably the Orange’s top offensive threat aside from Tumolo.She tallied a program-record eight goals against Boston College and seven goals against UConn – SU’s two highest single-game totals this season.But in the past two years, Murray said she’s only ever played up top with Tumolo. Their chemistry, give-and-go combinations and backdoor cuts won’t be options for the SU offense for a week.Instead, Murray plans to fill her mentor’s role as someone capable of both scoring and facilitating the ball.And with the left-handed Jaquith filling in for Tumolo, who’s one of the best lefties in college lacrosse, Gait said the Orange offense can operate in a similar fashion.‘We’re very fortunate that we’re one of the few teams in the country to have lefties at all,’ Gait said. ‘… The good thing is we do have people who can fill that in there and fill the lefty position, so we’re a lot better off than a lot of other teams would be in this situation.’Playing without Kempney against top-five opponents Florida and Maryland, the Orange flourished with a pair of one-goal victories.Without Tumolo, Gait envisions a similar result, believing the adversity will push the rest of the Orange to step up.‘Sometimes adversity helps your team rise to the occasion, and I think there’s going to be a lot of players playing out there that love Michelle’s leadership and what she brings to this team,’ Gait said. ‘They’re going to want to make sure that when she’s not playing that they step up their games a bit to help fill the void for her.’[email protected]
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Of course, there is the high school football games tonight and the cross country meet tomorrow morning. But there is plenty to do elsewhere this weekendâ€¦ â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Michael CastanedaMike Castaneda is having a Fan Support & Masterchef Casting block party on Saturday, Sept. 12. Come try his signature chicken and waffles, listen to some music and support Mike in his Masterchef audition video taping! You might see yourself on TV. â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢The second annual Blessing of the Animals Service will be held Sunday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1419 Western Ave., in the west parking lot area.Â A short worship service and pet blessing will be followed by refreshments for our human friends.Â Come and celebrate Godâ€™s goodness and creation, honoring the pets who enrich our lives with their affection and unconditional love.Â Animal blessing ceremonies to honor our pets are often held in the Fall season on or near the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4).Â St. Francis was born in the 12th century and is remembered for his love for animals and nature, and ministry to the sick and the poor. Â Â If you are unable to bring your pet to the service, please bring a photograph or special memory item (collar, leash, etc.) and receive a blessing.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Ballet in the park: Snow White, performance by Ballet Wichita this Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in Sellers Park, 601 E. Harvey. This will be a 45 Minute performance. Bring lawn chairs. This is a free event. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments