Greenland: Ghost Town

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Assaqutaq We have been traveling on the southwest of the island, in and around Sisimiut, on the Davis Straight and east of Baffin Bay. Greenland is a place of coming and going, for at least the last 4,500 years, as successive waves of people have arrived from many parts of the globe. Settlers include Siberians, […]

Sisimiut: She Had My Number

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Greenland’s Second City The population of the entire island, the biggest in the world, is just 55,000 and the majority of that is on the west/southwest side. Nuuk, the capital, has a population of 17,000 and Sisimiut, where we flew the other day, has about 5,500. The name means “place of the fox burrows” and […]

Greenland: Kangerlussuaq

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The Arctic Desert I’ll start by observing how blessed I am to have seen a fair chunk of the world and yesterday may hold the record for the greatest single day contrast thus far. It began at 0600 in Copenhagen in a hotel and thanks to the wonders of jet travel, ten hours later I […]

Copenhagen, Friendly for a Price

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Don’t Even Look The exchange rate is about 6.4 Danish Krone to the dollar but unfortunately, nothing can be purchased for a dollar, or two or three, etc., etc. I have given to not looking at prices. A danish and a coffee is 60 Krone, a 10-minute cab ride is 100 Krone and it’s upwards […]

“Road Trip” Off to Greenland

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But Copenhagen First (and Last) So, it’s off to chilly Greenland for ten days but who knew that the way there was through Denmark? The Danes own Greenland (sort of) so we come here and then fly back across on Tuesday. I had paid for an economy-plus ticket on Scandinavian Airlines but my so-called frugal […]

Shady Schait and Ducky Don

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Jeff Sessions Feels the Love Donald Trump all but fired his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, in an interview with the New York Times yesterday. He said, “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked […]

IAFF in Court: Motion Denied

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Case Now Set to Proceed Parties in Pete Gorman’s wrongful firing/retaliation suit against Harold Schaitberger met this past Friday in Judge Wingo’s chambers here in DC Superior Court. The path so far has been a circuitous route of filings and motions by both sides alleging various facts. Schaitberger’s motion to dismiss a claim of retaliation […]

Words: N*gg*r in the Woodpile

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Anne Marie Morris, British MP: Clueless or Worse Her gentle-ladyship was discussing the exit of Britain from the European Union when she said: “Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom. Now we get to […]

Line of Duty: Miosotis Familia

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Rest in Peace? Miosotis Familia, veteran NYPD officer, was killed last week by a deranged, psychotic man as she sat in a mobile command unit in the Bronx. Her murder was not unlike the 2014 killings of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafeal Ramos, shot as they sat in their marked cruiser. Or Dallas police […]

What Would George Think?

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How About a Little Self-Control? George Washington, President Number One, is known to have been a man of few words. Historians point to his rather humble beginnings and his lack of a formal education as reasons for his relative silence. He was also in the company of intellectual big dogs, Adams, Jefferson and others, who […]

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