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  • 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. Its got me thinkingjust 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 waterassociated 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 Earths 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 years even includes a "strawberry moon," the first time thats happened since 1967. Below is a short scientific guide to the longest day of the year (though not, as well see, the longest day in Earths 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,
  • President Obama Wants More Funds To Feed Low-Income Kids In Summer

    01/27/2016 3:06:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    npr ^ | 01/27/2016 | pam fessler
    The president will propose in his 2017 budget next month that families who qualify for subsidized school meals be given a special electronic benefits card that will allow them to buy an additional $45 in groceries per child each month when school is out. ... The USDA, states and nonprofit groups have been trying for several years now to figure out how to boost participation in a summer feeding program. They've experimented with offering free meals at camps and libraries, where children are likely to show up. And they're using food trucks to deliver meals to more remote areas. ......
  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKSAn early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    09/04/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    14 Obnoxious Things We Can Finally Stop Doing Now That Summer's Over Thanks for everything, Summer. Don't come back for another 12 months, m'kay?1. Being punched in the face by sunlight at 5 am. Dear Sun. Some of us would like to sleep in until 7. K-thx. 2. Worrying about whether there may or may not be a visible hair on your legs. Bring on jeans, leggings, and never, ever having to bandage bloody nicks. 3. Feeling like you have to do something EVERY SECOND OF EVERY WEEKEND. Sometimes I just want to sit in my dark, den of a...
  • Heres Why We Should Dress Respectfully for Mass

    08/04/2015 2:43:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | August 4, 2015 | S Brinkman
    A brief but powerful video on the reasons why we should dress respectfully for Mass is a refreshing reminder of the extraordinary nature of the Mass and the special encounter that awaits us every time we participate. Filmed by Eric Coughlin, cinematographer and owner of Two Sense Films, the four minute video features everyday parishioners getting ready for Mass and explaining why theyre taking the time to don a dress or put on a shirt and tie The way we dress for mass shows our respect for God in a lot of ways, says Trevor Stefansky, a parishioner at...
  • Hillary Clinton's summer slump

    08/03/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    This isn't a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton. She's running for president as hard as she can, rolling out wonky policy proposals, holding town meetings, even talking with reporters now and then. But her poll numbers are down, especially on whether she's trustworthy and honest. Surveys that once had her trouncing any Republican opponent (Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, for example) show the gap has narrowed.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/24/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    It's summer time....and boy it's getting crowded out there... Obama was shipwrecked with his dog and a sheep on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. Every time he moved close to the sheep, his dog would snarl and growl at him. One day while walking the island he discovered a lovely naked lady who also had just become marooned. "Finally, some company!" he thought. While sitting on the shore and the watching the sunset with his new female friend, he slowly leaned over and whispered in her ear, ''Hey, could you go walk the dog?''Arriving at the...
  • Summer spirit sales are soaring (Bon Vivant!!)

    07/02/2015 5:15:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin Chupka
    Traditionally, purveyors of alcoholic beverages have focused a lot of their attention on the holiday season. But one major spirits company says the tide is turning, and summer is fast becoming an even more popular time of year to imbibe. Kate Pomeroy of spirits giant Pernod Ricard says there are two sides to the story when it comes to summers growth in liquor popularity. Theres the traditional summer drinks - the rums, the tequilas, the vodkas, she notes, but then on the other side what were seeing is whiskey, which is a burgeoning trend across the whole category. Consumers are...
  • VA woman charged with leaving kids in hot car turns self in - while leaving kids in car a 2nd time

    06/10/2015 10:54:18 AM PDT · by day10 · 40 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6/10/2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    A Virginia woman charged with leaving her one of her two children inside her hot car last month apparently did not learn her lesson the first time, leaving the children in the car again on Monday as she turned herself in to authorities. Laquanda Newby of Henrico, Va., now faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child, reports CBS 6 out of Richmond. Newby was initially accused of leaving one of the children, ages 6 and 1, inside the car as she shopped at Sam's Club on May 26. When she showed up at the...