Saturday, September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017 new records!

September 2, 2017 new records!

#heatwave #california #nwsbayarea
https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/904157400688680961

This still rings true for today's comfortable, armchair-quarterback-moderates who are quick to judge everyone but...

This still rings true for today's comfortable, armchair-quarterback-moderates who are quick to judge everyone but themselves.

"National polling from the 1960s shows that even during that celebrated “golden age” of nonviolent protest, most Americans were against marches and demonstrations. A 1961 Gallup poll revealed that 57 percent of the public thought that lunch counter sit-ins and other demonstrations would hurt integration efforts. A 1963 poll showed that 60 percent had an unfavorable feeling toward the planned March on Washington, where Dr. King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. A year later, 74 percent said that since black people had made some progress, they should stop their demonstrations; and by 1969, 74 percent said that marching, picketing and demonstrations were hurting the civil rights cause. As for Dr. King personally, the figure who current moderates most readily point to as a model, 50 percent of people polled in 1966 thought that he was hurting the civil rights movement; only 36 percent believed he was helping."

#moderates #statusquo #nothelping #civilrights #activism
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/civil-rights-protest-resistance.html?mcubz=0&referer=https://t.co/vk6di4THzH?amp%3D1

Peggy Whitson is a fabulous astronaut, and I've been thrilled to readthe stories about this NASA mission.


Peggy Whitson is a fabulous astronaut, and I've been thrilled to read the stories about this NASA mission.

I heart NASA.

#nasa #peggywhitson #science #space

Originally shared by NASA

Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson shares thoughts on her extended mission and today’s return to Earth. Read her perspective: http://go.nasa.gov/2vASaWb

!!! #extremeweather #temperaturerecords #sanfrancisco #california #heat #nwsbayarea

!!! #extremeweather #temperaturerecords #sanfrancisco #california #heat #nwsbayarea
https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/903789630088151041

A few photos from a night walk in Basel, Switzerland.

A few photos from a night walk in Basel, Switzerland.

#basel #switzerland #night
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ReKQKcDPPwzmMdGm1

I visited Prague, Czechia, for the first time in August!

I visited Prague, Czechia, for the first time in August!

Gosh, there were lots of (other) tourists. I had no idea.

#prague #czechrepublic
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZrscUUrYHQdj0qeT2

I returned to Switzerland on business for the 12th (!) time. Here are some photos from the first week there.

I returned to Switzerland on business for the 12th (!) time. Here are some photos from the first week there.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6vD9JjvfzZ5hPOpO2

It hit 106 degrees Fahrenheit here in San Francisco yesterday, which sets our new all-time high temperature.

It hit 106 degrees Fahrenheit here in San Francisco yesterday, which sets our new all-time high temperature.

This article includes a graphic from the National Weather Service Bay Area showing how many other locales set new records.

It's AWFUL. And the air tastes like there is an automobile exhaust pipe directly in front of your face. :-p

#sanfrancisco #heatwave
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/09/01/san-francisco-smashes-all-time-record-high-temperature-hits-106-degrees/