When I donated blood at the Red Cross last Tuesday, the hemoglobin level was spuriously low. This was because finger-stick readings can dilute the blood with interstitial fluids, and this is the method of collection they use. A blood test yesterday involving venous blood produced the higher reading to which I am accustomed.
The Obama Administration today refused to depart from the previous Administration's position on land mines--that is, Obama won't ratify a treaty to prohibit them. I found this disappointing, and perhaps an indication that similar policies would be pursued in the future.