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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #275 on: August 29, 2017, 07:08:37 PM »

So some chose to try to make money while others didn't.

And among those who did, some were better at it than others, no doubt!

Indeed. Someone with a normally free parking lot who charged a few bucks, made a few bucks. A farmer who decided to let a field lay fallow in order to sell plots in it to campers lost money because their income from those sales would not have been sufficient to offset the opportunity cost of not having crops to sell.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #276 on: August 29, 2017, 10:00:46 PM »

So some chose to try to make money while others didn't.

And among those who did, some were better at it than others, no doubt!

Indeed. Someone with a normally free parking lot who charged a few bucks, made a few bucks. A farmer who decided to let a field lay fallow in order to sell plots in it to campers lost money because their income from those sales would not have been sufficient to offset the opportunity cost of not having crops to sell.

Well, unless that field was never going to produce a viable crop anyway. Farmers have many fields, and not all of them are in use at all times. I doubt that any of these farmers, apocryphal though they may be, actually plowed under their entire land!

But even if they did, the one who got word out, put together a web site, got his field listed on the official list of viewing sites, and booked up a number of advance sales made more money than the one who just slapped up a plywood sign and hoped for passersby. That's the comparison I'm making.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #277 on: October 07, 2017, 02:11:57 AM »

From Sacramento Bee:

A 10-year-old went to Oregon to see the eclipse. His school declared him a truant.
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A family trip to see the total solar eclipse in Oregon this year resulted in a letter from Breen Elementary School declaring a Rocklin 10-year-old a truant after he missed three days early in the school year.

The letter warned Richard and Lilia Wilson that they must ensure their son attends school after he accrued the unexcused absences. A list of potential ramifications included the school seeking prosecution of both parents and their son if they don’t comply, which is allowed under the state’s education code.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #278 on: October 07, 2017, 09:26:48 PM »

Poor kid, having school start by the middle of August.

When I took my student out of school for 8 days for an astronomical event in 2012, all I had to do was tell the principal it was an educational trip, which it was.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #279 on: October 08, 2017, 08:36:32 PM »

From Sacramento Bee:

A 10-year-old went to Oregon to see the eclipse. His school declared him a truant.
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A family trip to see the total solar eclipse in Oregon this year resulted in a letter from Breen Elementary School declaring a Rocklin 10-year-old a truant after he missed three days early in the school year.

The letter warned Richard and Lilia Wilson that they must ensure their son attends school after he accrued the unexcused absences. A list of potential ramifications included the school seeking prosecution of both parents and their son if they don’t comply, which is allowed under the state’s education code.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
Some schools are big dicks. I had a classmate miss a week of school to visit family in tiwan when I was in elementry school. He blogged about it and it was really cool to see. We got to comment on his blog and he personally responded to me :D.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #280 on: February 11, 2018, 10:10:10 PM »

I wonder how they fared in Beatrice, after all? I ruled that one out pretty early, and I was never going to make it as far west as Grand Island.

Very late to this thread ----- but I happened to see the eclipse from Beatrice.  Chautauqua Park on the southern end of town.  There were more clouds than sun, and we had to dodge a quick rain shower around 10 AM CT.   But you could still see the eclipse, it was still very dramatic even despite the clouds.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #281 on: February 12, 2018, 06:38:27 PM »

I saw full totality in Spring City, Tennessee. What a wonderful little town and a great experience! I can post photos if anyone wants to see them.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #282 on: February 12, 2018, 06:52:00 PM »

I would like to see your pictures.

I never get tired of them.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #283 on: February 13, 2018, 05:55:43 AM »

I would like to see your pictures.

I never get tired of them.

How do I post photos? Can you help? :spin:
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #284 on: February 13, 2018, 06:20:25 AM »

I would like to see your pictures.

I never get tired of them.

How do I post photos? Can you help? :spin:

Upload them to Flickr or Imgur, then use the link there. (Do NOT use Photobucket, though.)
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #285 on: February 13, 2018, 07:05:14 PM »

I would like to see your pictures.

I never get tired of them.

How do I post photos? Can you help? :spin:

Upload them to Flickr or Imgur, then use the link there. (Do NOT use Photobucket, though.)

I hope this works...

https://imgur.com/a/puPyH
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #286 on: February 13, 2018, 07:11:17 PM »

I would like to see your pictures.

I never get tired of them.

How do I post photos? Can you help? :spin:

Upload them to Flickr or Imgur, then use the link there. (Do NOT use Photobucket, though.)

I hope this works...

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You can embed photos onto this forum, too. It doesn't have to be a link.
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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #287 on: February 13, 2018, 08:28:27 PM »

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Re: Solar eclipse 2017
« Reply #288 on: February 14, 2018, 12:07:27 PM »

I would like to see your pictures.

I never get tired of them.

How do I post photos? Can you help? :spin:

Upload them to Flickr or Imgur, then use the link there. (Do NOT use Photobucket, though.)

I hope this works...

https://imgur.com/a/puPyH

Very cool pics - thanks for sharing.
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