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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Federal government forecasts major earthquake in Chicago area
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, All politics is applesauce. In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
July 5, 2013 5:15 p.m.

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Let me confess at the outset that the headline above is perhaps a bit misleading. But, of course, my objective is to attract eyeballs to this blog, and anything short of a blatant falsehood is fair play.
The headline does not say the feds are predicting a major quake for the Chicago area. What we’re talking about here is a forecast, not a prediction. There’s a big difference.
In his book “The Signal and the Noise” (above), Nate Silver, the brilliant numbers-cruncher, says this:

A prediction is a definitive and specific statement about when and where an earthquake will strike: ...

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