Day 72. I’m writing for tomorrow and waiting for Safeway to deliver groceries sometime within the next four hours. I spent the morning collecting the data for June’s Monthly Report. Today my A/C gets it’s first major test, as the forecast is for 98° heat.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:07 (average 5:27). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Upworthy: If you’re the type, like me, to get super excited about anyone boldly going where no one has gone before, get excited about this. Water astronauts! (OK, OK — aquanauts.) There’s so much earth to explore!
They have built an underwater habitat, they are live-streaming the whole thing, and they’re even getting dreamy actors to visit.
Given the way Republicans are blocking initiatives to combat climate change, living underwater may become a highly valuable skill.
From The New Yorker: Millions of Americans awoke on Monday to the shocking news that a gigantic corporation [Facebook] with unprecedented power over their lives had allegedly abused that power for commercial gain.
Across the United States, stunned consumers were shaking their heads in disbelief after learning that a gargantuan company whose explicit goal is to make as many billions of dollars as possible through any means available would put its own interests ahead of those of its customers.
“It never would have occurred to me that an enormous corporation with the ability to track over half a billion customers would ever exploit that advantage in any way,” said Harland Dorrinson, twenty-nine, a caterer from Albuquerque. “Like a lot of other people, I feel used.”
Andy, I really am surprised, and the Pope really is Hindu, and bears really never, ever shit in the woods.
From Daily Kos: You’d think it would be persuasive to some …
Can you imagine the Republican reaction, if women demanded an "open carry" law for their toys? It would certainly be less dangerous that the ones for guns.