Who Ate Republicans’ Brains?

"When the tweeter-in-chief castigated Senate Republicans as “total quitters” for failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, they showed zombie-like relentlessness in their determination to take health care away from millions of Americans, shambling forward despite devastating analyses by the Congressional Budget Office, denunciations of their plans by every major medical group, and overwhelming public disapproval."

Google Maps: Percentage Of The Population With A College Degree

The counties with the lowest percentage of college graduates (Bachelors degree or higher) are Loving County, Texas (1.9%); Kusilvak County, Alaska; McDowell County, WV (5.0%), Wheeler County, Georgia (5.1%); Wheeler County George (5.6%); and Morgan County, Tenneesee (6.4%).

The counties with the highest percentage of graduates are Falls Church city, Virginia (78.8%); Arlington County, Virginia (72.9%); Los Alamos County, New Mexico (64.2%); Alexandria city, Virginia (61.4%) and Howard County, Maryland (60.6%).

Persons Age 25 or Older
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites

"In the three months since Internet monopoly Google announced plans to keep users from accessing “fake news,” the global traffic rankings of a broad range of left-wing, progressive, anti-war and democratic rights organizations have fallen significantly."

"On April 25, 2017, Google announced that it had implemented changes to its search service to make it harder for users to access what it called “low-quality” information such as “conspiracy theories” and “fake news.”

Hot and humid this week. And look how much earlier the sunset are now that we are heading into August. By the end of the month, we will have sunsets as early as 7:30 PM.

Weather Summary
This Afternoon. Mostly Sunny and 87 degrees , 8:14 sunset.
Tonight. Heavy Rain then Mostly Clear and 66 degrees , 65 max dew point, 5:47 sunrise.
August 1st
Mostly Sunny and 87 degrees , 65 max dew point, 8:14 sunset.
Tuesday Night. Partly Cloudy and 65 degrees , 65 max dew point, 5:49 sunrise.
Wednesday. Mostly Sunny then Chance of T-storms and 88 degrees , 65 max dew point, 8:13 sunset.
Wednesday Night. Chance of T-storms and 66 degrees , 66 max dew point, 5:50 sunrise.
Thursday. Chance of T-storms and 86 degrees , 66 max dew point, 8:12 sunset.
Thursday Night. Chance of T-storms and 68 degrees , 67 max dew point, 5:51 sunrise.
Friday. Chance of T-storms and 85 degrees , 67 max dew point, 8:10 sunset.
Friday Night. Chance of T-storms and 68 degrees , 69 max dew point, 5:52 sunrise.
Saturday. Showers are likely and 78 degrees , 69 max dew point, 8:09 sunset.
Saturday Night. Chance of T-storms then Chance of Showers and 61 degrees , 62 max dew point, 5:53 sunrise.
Sunday. Mostly Sunny and 77 degrees , 62 max dew point, 8:08 sunset.

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Why We All Scream When We Get Ice Cream Brain Freeze

"Ah, the brain freeze — the signature pain of summer experienced by anyone who has eaten an ice cream cone with too much enthusiasm or slurped down a slushie a little too quickly."

"But have you ever stopped mid-freeze to think about why our bodies react like this?"

"Well, researchers who study pain have, and some, like Dr. Kris Rau of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, say it's a good way to understand the basics of how we process damaging stimuli."