It was an early and easy win tonight in New Hampshire for
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, with both of them finishing about 20 points
ahead of their opponents. They both led every district in the state, Trump
collecting about 35% of the Republican vote and Sanders with about 60% among
Bernie was expected to finish with closer to a 10-15 point
lead, so his outstanding win in New
Hampshire benefits him heading into Nevada and South Carolina where he’s currently
trailing significantly. He’s obviously been known for tightening races, but I
wonder whether he has the time before these states vote to close the gap. Doing
so well tonight will be a great opportunity not just for publicity but
fundraising, which could go a long way in fueling his momentum. Still, even if
Hillary carries the next two states, no one should expect Bernie to back out of
this race any time soon. Neither of them will have trouble with raising money
and Sanders is expected to do better in non-Southern states voting in March.
On the Republican side, I’d expect to see at least three
candidates drop out of the race after tonight. There is a very close race for
third place in New Hampshire (between Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio), but
candidates who are finishing below these numbers seem to be quickly running out
of time to gain traction moving forward. There are 30+ states voting in
primaries and caucuses next month and the question for the Republicans is how
long they can make their money last for the candidates who continually finish
out of the top four or five.
All questions will be answered as we go along. Woo! (some panels may look pretty than others and that’s all right, we are just going to wade through the story with these comic chunks, polished pictures will come too so no worries.)
Prologue/vague description about this AU here. ( <– click)
Submission – Unofficial Historical Map: Sydney Suburban Rail, 1950 by VoomMaps
Submitted by VoomMaps, who says:
Inspired by this schematic map of the Sydney Suburban Network from 1969 (June 2012, 2 stars), I decided to create a retro-looking map of the rail network in 1950 in a similar style.
Transit Maps says:
I think you’ve nailed the look and feel of this piece quite well, although – like me with my digital recreation of a 1939 map of the Sydney network – you’ve discovered that modern computer-designed artwork can look way too clean to pass for something made over half a century ago, despite the weathered paper texture you’ve added.
The system still looks very recognisable – there’s a few more branch lines than today and the City Circle is still incomplete – but this map shows the majority of the Sydney Trains network we still use today.
One minor note: 1950 is way too early for measurements to be given in metres, as you’ve done with your altitudes for each station. Metrication in Australia didn’t really start until the decimalisation of currency in 1966, and other measurements didn’t totally go metric until 1970-1971. Engineering and scientific professions started to switch a little earlier, which is why the original 1969 map that you’re drawing upon used metric measurements in conjunction with Imperial (feet and inches).