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  • …But I’m Happy It’s Over For My Enemies Too

    09/04/2018 7:38:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-4-18 | MOTUS
    I would be in trouble if I was still of school age as I overslept this morning. No particular reason, wasn’t up particularly late, didn’t sleep any worse than usual, just protesting the end of summer I guess. Apparently I’m still at step one of grieving the end of summer: denial.I will eventually move on through the other 4 stages, sometime around Thanksgiving, but for now I will remain in denial. That should be easy as it’s supposed to hit the mid-90’s today with the heat index topping 100. Unfortunately it’s also the first day of school around here which...
  • Number of Hong Kong McDonald's 'McRefugees' sleeping in restaurants has skyrocketed

    08/07/2018 12:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    The number of non-homeless people sleeping in McDonald’s restaurants across Hong Kong in southeast China has increased six-fold over the past five years, a new study has found. The study, organized by Junior Chamber International’s Tai Ping Shan, was conducted in June and discovered that 334 people have slept in a McDonald’s restaurant nightly over the past three months — a six-fold increase from a study conducted in 2013, which showed only 57 people routinely slept in McDonald’s. According to the research, reported by South China Morning Post, 84 of 110 24-hour fast food branches had seen regular overnight sleepers....
  • Woman drowns in Emerald Isle, adding to string of rip current deaths on NC coast

    08/06/2018 2:04:15 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    wral.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Jessica Patrick
    Emerald Isle, N.C. — A woman from Kentucky drowned Sunday while on vacation in Emerald Isle, according to officials. In a Facebook post, the Town of Emerald Isle stated that Donna Sue Miller, 49, became caught in a rip current with her friend and her friend's 9-year-old daughter. According to the post, the three were swimming near The Islander Hotel around 7 p.m. when the drowning occured. Officials say Miller was found facedown in the water and was carried to the shore by onlookers. The others made it safely to shore.
  • Europe faces hottest day ever as temperatures soar to 48C

    08/04/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 8/4/2018 | Martine Berg Olsen
    Europe is set to reach its hottest day ever as dangerous temperatures up to 48C are expected to hit Spain and Portugal this weekend. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe was on 10 July 1977 when Athens in Greece reached 48C. Portugal’s record is 47.4C set in 2003. Met Office forecaster John Hammond said of the European heatwave: ‘Hell is a place on earth as Iberia heats up.’ At least three people have died as a result of the extreme weather.
  • Freeloading fowl a fixture at Hempfield's Tastyland

    07/06/2018 2:14:00 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 15 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 5 July 2018 | Jacob Tierney
    Updated 10 minutes ago A flock of uninvited chickens surrounded Jeff McLaughlin and his three grandsons as they enjoyed lunch at a picnic table at Hempfield's Tastyland. The boys didn't mind. The freeloading fowl were a highlight of their trip. “We love the chickens,” said 6-year-old Liam Bitz. His cousin, Owen Shuey, 7, agreed. “I'm going to go pet one after I finish this fry,” he said. Owen tried to keep his word but the chicken had other plans, leading Owen on an unsuccessful chase around the table, much to the amusement of Owen's twin brother, Ethan. The chickens have...
  • Top 10 Tips: Keep Your Parked Car Cool This Summer

    07/01/2018 12:55:34 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 54 replies
    The heat of summer can make this otherwise beautiful season downright unpleasant. For drivers who don’t enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in hot weather can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool and get more out of your summer by using these tips to keep your car cooler when parked. 1. Use a sunshade or window visor. This tried-and-true method of keeping your car cool should be your go-to option to counteract hot interior temps throughout the summer. Put up a sunshade or window visor every time you exit your car for more than...
  • Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

    05/28/2018 4:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | May 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a half-dozen Puerto Ricans last summer for housekeeping, landscaping and kitchen work, providing relief to his overworked staff. This summer he is doubling the number, and he would like to hire even more. Louis Morales, 50, of Comerio, Puerto Rico, is happy to be here because he makes double the salary he would...
  • Sydney swelters on hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

    01/07/2018 8:34:52 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th January 2018 | BBC News
    The Australian city of Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in 79 years with temperatures in the region hitting as high as 47.3C (117F). In Penrith, west of Sydney, residents sweltered as the town bore the brunt of the heat on Sunday. Severe fire warnings were issued for the greater Sydney area and total fire bans were put in place across the city. Sunday's temperatures fell short of the scorching heat to hit the area in 1939, when the mercury reached 47.8C. The sweltering temperatures reached in Penrith were confirmed by the Bureau of Meteorology. ABC reported that one charity,...
  • A Lament on the Shrinking of Summer

    09/01/2017 8:30:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-31-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Lament on the Shrinking of Summer Msgr. Charles Pope • August 31, 2017 • It’s the end of August; not so long ago this was still a lazy time to enjoy the last few days of summer. It used to be that Labor Day marked the unofficial end of summer — not so any more.The erosion of summer is driven mainly by the start of school. I have watched with sadness as the school year seems to begin earlier and earlier and earlier. In the Washington, D.C. area, some schools have been open for more than a week...
  • What Makes A Summer Jam?

    06/24/2017 4:01:22 PM PDT · by Logicbox · 18 replies
    What Makes A Summer Jam? ^ | June 24, 2017 | Narzra Ahmed
    With the British heatwave currently underway, people are playing summer tunes at barbecues, blasting them out of their cars, etc. It’s got me thinking…just what makes a summer jam? What do you think of when you think of a summer jam? I think of beaches, Virgin mojitos in the sunshine and general good times. The song 'Summer Jam' by The Underdog Project also comes to mind for obvious reasons. I feel like dissecting the components of a summer jam to see what they are made up of. Firstly, an upbeat, catchy tune is really important. They usually include repetitive beats...
  • A chlorine-resistant parasite could be lurking in your swimming pool this summer, CDC warns

    06/17/2017 10:19:45 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/17/2017 | Quntin Fottrell
    Be careful where you swim this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a particularly nasty gastrointestinal illness that sounded like an infectious spore from the latest “Alien: Covenant” movie. The alert concerns a parasitic protozoa from the Cryptosporidium family (also known as “crypto”). It can cause “profuse, watery diarrhea that can last up to two to three weeks” and can lead to life-threatening wasting and “malabsorption” in people whose immune system is compromised. Cryptosporidium has emerged as the leading cause of recreational water–associated outbreaks, “particularly those associated with aquatic facilities.” That includes swimming...
  • Democrats kick off anti-Trump 'Resistance Summer'

    05/31/2017 9:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2017 | Susan Ferrechio
    Democrats are hoping to capitalize on the anti-Trump excitement in their base by staging a coordinated "Summer of Resistance" across the country that's aimed at countering the agenda of President Trump and the GOP-led Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off the effort Wednesday at a rally in Dallas, where she told attendees Democrats would work to stop the GOP agenda and Trump. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, told the crowd, "You have to take a stand now," and "Now is the time to help make a difference. There are so many things you can do." Democratic activists have been...
  • $1.5 billion estimate to complete Summer

    04/26/2017 8:24:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 18 April 2017 | Staff
    SCE&G parent Scana Corporation Public Service Commission of South Carolina. Westinghouse had publicly stated the additional costs associated with completing AP1000 projects at Summer and Vogtle, above what it could contractually require the project owners to pay, is about $4 billion… Four addytional AP1000 units are under construction in China - two each at Sanmen and Haiyang - are not expected to be affected by the bankruptcy filing which only applies to Westinghouse's US operations.
  • NASA: Last month was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

    08/17/2016 8:52:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 68 replies
    The AP via WRIC ABC 8 Television News, Richmond Virginia ^ | August 16, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science <s>Writer</s> [propagandist]
    Go to the link: Associated Press "science" propaganda via WRIC television news, ABC channel 8, in Richmond, Virginia Gist: NASA claims that July 2016 was the hottest month on earth ever. Surpassing all the other hottest months ever. All because of fossil fuel burning and man. http://wric.com/2016/08/16/nasa-last-month-was-earths-hottest-in-recorded-history/
  • In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

    08/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    In places like Louisiana and Texas, sweltering states where elected officials cherish tough-on-crime credentials, it is politically poisonous to be perceived as coddling prisoners. And many officials simply say that temperatures are not anywhere near as dire as prisoners and their lawyers claim. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which is facing an array of lawsuits over the issue of jail temperatures, including a class-action case, said in a statement that “the well-being of staff and offenders is a top priority for the agency and we remain committed to making sure that both are safe during the...
  • Philadelphia residents told to stop swimming in 'Dumpster pools'

    08/06/2016 1:33:48 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 59 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    PHILADELPHIA, The city of Philadelphia is cracking down on "Dumpster pools" after a pair of residents devised the idea as way to escape the summer heat. One Dumpster pool organizer told CBS Philadelphia that the adults-only block party was initially well received by the community. "It was lined with pool noodles and double tarped. It was a 21 and older thing, so we didn't have to worry about any kids wandering in," he said. "The public loves it. I've seen so much good feedback and support." The organizers successfully obtained a permit to acquire the Dumpster, but the Department of...
  • Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

    06/23/2016 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said on Thursday. The number of hot days is expected to triple by the year 2080 and beyond, causing death by heat exhaustion, dehydration or heart and respiratory conditions, said the main author of a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. With so many hot days, when the temperature is at or above...
  • The summer solstice is Monday: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

    06/20/2016 7:46:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | 6/20/2016 | Brad Plummer
    The summer solstice is upon us: Monday, June 20, will be the longest day of 2016 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat. This year’s even includes a "strawberry moon," the first time that’s happened since 1967. Below is a short scientific guide to the longest day of the year (though not, as we’ll see, the longest day in Earth’s history — that happened back in 1912).
  • Here's why New York City smells so rancid in the summer

    06/11/2016 7:18:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 7, 2016 | Molly Sequin
    For travelers with the gleam of the Big Apple in their eye, nothing seems better than New York City in the summertime. Restaurants have outdoor seating, there are festivals all over town, and you don't have to worry about bringing your jacket to Top of the Rock.
  • It's summer in Arizona. Time to come inside

    06/03/2016 5:22:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    latimes.com ^ | June 2 2016 | Nigel Duara
    “It gets unpleasant quickly,”