The U.S. has had more record lows since 1937 than record highs

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The U.S. has had more record lows since 1937 than record highs

At least 30 states had their lowest recorded temperatures on or after 1937. This means there have been more record lows since 1937 then there have been record highs.

Also, more than half of all U.S. states had their highest recorded temperatures prior to 1937.

So where’s the global warming?

Thanks to Jim for this link

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London bankers warn clients of Teresa May’s resignation

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London bankers warn clients of Teresa May’s resignation

Clients should brace themselves for the downfall of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as her weakened minority government is unlikely to hobble along beyond a few months, top investment bank Citigroup warns.

Citigroup told its clients the PM is likely to resign within a matter of months after she lost the Tories their slim parliamentary majority in a snap election on June 8.

The Tory leader had called the early election to bolster her position in the House of Commons, giving her the “strong and stable leadership” needed to dictate Britain’s negotiating position as it withdraws from the European Union.

It turned out to be a disastrous miscalculation, as May not only failed to secure the overwhelming majority pundits had predicted, but also lost the 17-seat working majority she had inherited from her predecessor, David Cameron.

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North Carolina man given life sentence for ISIS-inspired plot

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North Carolina man given life sentence for ISIS-inspired plot

A North Carolina man was given a life sentence in federal prison for his Islamic State-influenced plot to attack within the US. He has been sentenced to life in prison and is awaiting trial for a previous murder charge.

Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, of Morganton, was arrested in June 2015 in connection with a plot to kill 1,000 people with an assault rifle that he intended to buy at a gun show, according to the US Department of Justice. His arrest was made before the gun show.

US District Judge Martin Reidinger handed down the sentence, the DOJ press release said.

Sullivan was not only planning on carrying out an attack at a large venue or concert, but also he hoped to film it, in order to help the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) use the tape for recruitment, Fox News reported.

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Fecal bacteria found in drinks sold by UK’s three major coffee chains

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Fecal bacteria found in drinks sold by UK’s three major coffee chains

Traces of fecal bacteria have been found in drinks sold by Britain’s three major coffee chains, a BBC investigation has found.

It found that ice drinks from Starbucks, Caffe Nero, and Costa all had traces of the fecal-derived pathogen.

Seven out of 10 samples from Costa, which has been voted the nation’s favorite coffee shop for the third year in a row, were found to contain the bacteria.

Three out of 10 samples from Starbucks and Caffe Nero were found to contain the bacteria, known as fecal coliform.

Tony Lewis of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health said the results are “concerning.”

“These should not be present at any level  –  never mind the significant numbers found,” he said.

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Fake News scandal engulfs CNN – Zucker and his PR teams refuse to comment as company alters “Russia-related” editorial policy

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Fake News scandal engulfs CNN – Zucker and his PR teams refuse to comment as company alters “Russia-related” editorial policy

The scandal surrounding CNN’s mishandling of a very fake news hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates grows bigger on Sunday night as the network’s president Jeff Zucker and public relations team are refusing to comment to anyone — even to CNN media reporter Brian Stelter — about what happened.

Stelter, in his Sunday evening newsletter named for the television program he hosts Reliable Sources, credited a Breitbart News investigation with forcing what he admitted is an embarrassing retraction for his employer CNN.

“On Friday evening CNN.com fully retracted a story after questions were raised about the accuracy of the reporting and sourcing,” Stelter wrote:

The story, by Thomas Frank of the investigative unit, said Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.” It didn’t get TV airtime, but it was shared on the web, where it was spotted and scrutinized by Breitbart. On Friday night the story was replaced by an editor’s note: “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled.” The editor’s note included an apology to Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci, who was named in the story. The next morning Scaramucci responded via Twitter: “CNN did the (more…)

‘Petya’ ransomware attack stems from NSA exploit – Snowden, security experts

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‘Petya’ ransomware attack stems from NSA exploit – Snowden, security experts

‘Petya’ ransomware attack stems from NSA exploit – Snowden, security experts | 27 June 2017 | The Petya ransomware that spread across the globe Tuesday was made possible thanks to EternalBlue – a hacking tool used by the NSA to exploit a Windows vulnerability it left open for five years, Edward Snowden and security experts have said…”How many times does @NSAGov’s development of digital weapons have to result in harm to civil infrastructure before there is accountability?” S

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Germany and Islam

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Germany and Islam

  Germany has a bizarre historical connection with Islam that lies beneath much of the present day crisis in Europe. One could argue that these connections are just the product of historical coincidences, but with Germany the coincidences seem to add up regularly. When one studies the age of European imperialism, Germany came late to […]

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After Poland, Lithuania Becomes U.S. LNG Buyer

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After Poland, Lithuania Becomes U.S. LNG Buyer

  Seeking to diversify its gas imports away from Russia’s giant Gazprom, Lithuania’s state-held gas trader Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas said on Monday that it had signed a deal with Cheniere Marketing International to buy LNG directly from the U.S., adding to the growing list of customers of America’s LNG cargoes. The Lithuanian company expects to receive the […]

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Video: Court: Bush Administration Officials Can’t Be Held Liable for Post-9/11 Mass Roundup of Muslims

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Video: Court: Bush Administration Officials Can’t Be Held Liable for Post-9/11 Mass Roundup of Muslims

https://democracynow.org – On June 19, the Supreme Court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that former high-level Bush administration officials may be … Via Youtube

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Video: Like a ‘washing machine’: Engine failure violently shakes AirAsia flight

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Video: Like a ‘washing machine’: Engine failure violently shakes AirAsia flight

Over an hour into the flight one of the engines of Airbus A330 flying from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced a violent malfunction. READ MORE: … Via Youtube

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