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Weather

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Hurricane Beryl roared into existence and became the first Hurricane 4 in June on record. It has since intensified into a 5. It is bearing down on Jamaica, but its windward arms are creating havoc in the Caribbean. It is expected to lose strength, but it is something of concern.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/02/hurricane-beryl-category-5-landfall-carribbean-carriacou-storm-tracker

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this seems like a good excuse for why was SG Bear late to post the DBD?

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Gonna get up to 91 in my part of Oakland. These are the times I'm glad I invested in air conditioning a few years ago.

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very pleasant up here in Pacific NW, Seattle. mostly 70s during day, a bit cooler at night.

mostly not raining anymore, partly cloudy or sunny.

hoping to good weather for the 4th and on the 7th when we climb up to the Muir Base Camp on Mount Rainier.

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Predicted to be over 100 Sat & Sun in western Oregon. Which will be brutal for any number of activities. Quite a shock from 70s today.

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Mrs Slug's mom lives in Citrus Heights (Sacramento County). Projected highs are (checks app) 108 deg. F today. The projected highs for the next 9 days are as follows -

July 3 - 111 deg. F

July 4 - 110 deg. F

July 5 - 111 deg. F

July 6 - 110 deg. F

July 7 - 108 deg. F

July 8 - 108 deg. F

July 9 - 107 deg. F

July 10 - 105 deg. F

July 11 - 104 deg. F

Starting to cool off just a touch next week. Mrs Slug claims that when temps have reached 110 (or more), you become sensitive to small changes of a degree. There is some worry about weather affected power outages even though this is SMUD territory, not PG&E.

Mrs Slug's sister and BIL have a generator and a spare room. If the power is expected to go out at Mom's place, she will be transported to sister & BIL's place to ride out the heat wave.

Meanwhile, the projected highs in Berkeley in the same time frame are no higher than 86 deg. F, and mostly in the low 80s and upper 70s. We do not talk about the weather with our inland relations as it feels like gloating.

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Hot. was over 80 at 6am this morning.

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After a string of 90+ days, yesterday and today have been more comfortable. Warms up again tomorrow and hot and humid with possible t-storms for the 4th.

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I guess we got your hot weather. 105+ inland.

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Splash

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Tell the DBD something that has made you happy recently

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My kid is on break from her job & internship in Boston, so I have her for five glorious days.

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first African black person wins stage of Tour de France. it has been a long time in the making w/ development teams in Africa having started 20+ yrs ago.

Biniam Girmay wins stage 3 sprint finsh.

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Watching the Euros (except when Landon Donovan is on commentary).

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PRO

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USMNT loses to Uruguay 1-0 in Kansas City

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report/_/gameId/690725

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this seems like a good excuse for why was SG Bear late to post the DBD?

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Totally pathetic tournament. Not so much this result (though it wasn't good), but losing to Panama on home soil should never happen, and that is the main reason they are out.

They are busy wasting the best collection of talent the USMNT has ever seen.

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Lol weah

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bye Greg! Got to look at silver linings

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I don't know how they can keep him after this result. There's no excuse for getting knocked out of a group stage with Bolivia and Panama in it, especially as the host nation.

And while I don't claim to be any kind of soccer expert, my experience with Berhalter's team is that they don't ever seem to play with great cohesion on offense. They rarely link up 2 or 3 passes in a row to create a great scoring chance. It's just down to possessing the ball as much as possible and hoping something happens. When you go against a team like Uruguay who can do that better than you, it gets ugly.

Given the individual talent they now seem to have, they should not be this punchless.

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one can only hope. When I'm listening to Alexi Lalas - who was so annoyed he dropped his usual shtick - calmly taking apart the team and coaching and agreeing with pretty much every point, you know things are going badly for the team.

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Djokovic goes full Aaron Rodgers. Never go full Aaron Rodgers.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-13592181/Novak-Djokovic-drinks-pyramid-water-Wimbledon-weird-ways.html

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Didn't he do that years ago with that whole Australian Open vaccine bullshit?

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Life imitates art. How do you do, fellow kids?

https://www.bbc.com/sport/skateboarding/articles/czk0mdz4047o

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ESPN: Klay Thompson to join Mavs on a 3-year 50m contract. This pretty much ensures that he'll light up the Warriors and then go ice cold the next game.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/40475185/klay-thompson-join-mavericks-3-year-50m-deal

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Love Klay, but would have made no sense for Dubs to keep him. He’s a nice three point threat, but is streaky and is no longer a good defender, plus obviously on the down swing.

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A's, Giants, and Dodgers all win the off-day.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Epstein grand jury document unsealed by Florida judge. The records have disturbing information about how Epstein would pay for others to recruit minors to prostitute themselves under the guise of "massage". One of Epstein's recruiters was modeling agency boss Jean-Luc Brunnel, who hung himself in his cell as he was charged for rape and was under investigation for pimping minors. The released documents show records of girls from Brunnel's agency leaving messages with Epstein's office re-confirming their massage appointments with Trump.

https://twitter.com/MailePRMedia/status/1807937099024544177

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Rep. Victoria Spartz cited for having a handgun in her suitcase while trying to board a flight to Romania. How does that even happen where you forget you have a gun in your suitcase?

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/rep-victoria-spartz-charged-weapons-violation-dulles-airport-rcna159864

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at least it was unloaded I guess

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It happened twice at National Airport last Friday. One of the guys also had a switchblade. That made it 24 times so far this year.

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Trump's lawyers file motion to challenge the New York business record civil fraud case on the grounds that a President has immunity for "official acts". I guess we're at the part of the story where paying a porn star for sex is an official act and doing things before you were President counts.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/01/politics/trump-challenge-hush-money-verdict-immunity-supreme-court/index.html

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Update: DA writes letter supporting delay of sentencing until at least Sep 18th.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/judge-trumps-hush-money-trial-delays-sentencing-supreme-court-immunity-rcna160028

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In related news: I HEREBY DECLARE CONSPIRACY TO SUBVERT AN ELECTION VIA FAKE ELECTORS TO BE AN OFFICIAL ACT

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fake-electors-scheme-supreme-court-1919928

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Biden should explore malicious compliance.

That is all.

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I would love to see some pure trolling malicious compliance of the official act immunity.

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I expected to see more commentary pointing out that Biden could now just throw Trump in jail and be immune because this would be an official act. Of course he wouldn't do this, but it seems like a fascinating discussion point.

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CAL

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Welcome Rich Lyons, already top 3 Chancellor on his first day

https://twitter.com/UCBerkeley/status/1807921064519098447

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Go Bears!!! Oh by the way, we've got the Axe!

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[WSOC] Collins Named To Canada’s Olympic Roster

https://calbears.com/news/2024/7/1/womens-soccer-collins-named-to-canadas-olympic-roster.aspx

BERKELEY – Sydney Collins, a former member of the California women's soccer team has been named to Canada's women's national team roster for the Paris Olympic Games, the organization announced Monday.

This will be the first Olympic experience for Collins, who earned six caps and four starts for Team Canada in 2023. The team went an undefeated 4-0-2 with the former Golden Bear on the roster, including a 5-0 win over Australia where Collins played 90 minutes and chipped in her first assist on the international circuit.

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[MBB] Jovan Blacksher Jr. Joins Golden Bears

https://calbears.com/news/2024/7/1/mens-basketball-jovan-blacksher-jr-joins-golden-bears.aspx

BERKELEY – Jovan Blacksher Jr., a former All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection, has signed to play for the California men's basketball program, head coach Mark Madsen announced Monday. Blacksher spent the past five seasons at Grand Canyon and will join the Golden Bears as a graduate student for his final year of collegiate eligibility in 2024-25.

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DBD AV CLUB

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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TCU wishes Texas and those other guys farewell the proper way [HornsDown.gif]

https://x.com/TCU_Athletics/status/1807787495062634868

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I get the ACC Network and went by it while channel surfing last night. There was some kind of meeting in Dallas. They were interviewing the TCU women’s VB coach and talked about recruiting. She mentioned building a wall to keep players home. Hmm, Texas building a wall.

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Re-reading this I realize it was the SMU coach I saw. I get all those Texas religious schools confused.

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Weed is no longer on the NCAA's "performance-enhancing drug" list

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/06/26/ncaa-removes-cannabis-banned-list/

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Pitt's linemen out-beef the water ride at Kennywood

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C8xwYmSxox0/?igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA%3D%3D

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The Pac-12 Network - the vehicle of Larry Scott's hubris - signs off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh3A7TmTuos&t=61s

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well, goodbye then, as one of Moldova's true college football enthusiasts, I shall miss using a VPN to see the international feed on YouTube

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[Thamel] Utah taps Morgan Scalley as Kyle Whittingham's successor. No plans for Whittingham to leave.

https://twitter.com/PeteThamel/status/1807795071611183185

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Remember how that U20 US team lost to Japan. Well, they just lost to Austria. I think my investigation showed that the team was a pay-to-play travel ball club, but that's still embarrassing.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/team-usa-football-suffers-another-shocking-defeat-ifaf-u20-world-championship-bronze-medal-game

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OK State's RB Ollie Gordon arrested for DUI. He won the Doak Walker winner as a sophomore last season. But it's OSU, so probably nothing will happen to him.

https://www.newson6.com/story/66835a201945e8595af0904a/osu-running-back-ollie-gordon-ii-arrested-on-suspicion-of-dui

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