Links and Notes - Tue, Jun 11, 2019

11:35 p.m.

Great summer weather. Summer began on June 1st, according to the meteorological calendar.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 11, 2019 10:52 pm EDT
Weather : A Few Clouds
Temperature : 59 F
Humidity : 78%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.11 in
Dewpoint: 52 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 11, 2019 10:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 65 F
Humidity : 61%
Wind Speed : SE 7 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 51 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 11, 2019 11:17 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 60 F
Humidity : 84%
Wind Speed : SSE 3 mph
Barometer : 30.12 in
Dewpoint: 55 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 11:30 PM, Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 65 F
Dew Point: 52 F
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Direction: South
Wind Speed: 5 mph
Wind Gust: 7 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 30.12 inches
UV Index: Low : 0.0
Cloud Cover: 1 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 8.12 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 7 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: North-Northwest

12:10 p.m.

Sunny day. Comfy.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 11, 2019 11:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 74 F
Humidity : 38%
Wind Speed : NW 10 mph
Wind Gust 17 mph
Barometer : 30.20 in
Dewpoint: 47 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 11, 2019 11:53 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 72 F
Humidity : 44%
Wind Speed : WNW 9 mph
Barometer : 30.21 in
Dewpoint: 49 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 11, 2019 11:56 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 73 F
Humidity : 44%
Wind Speed : NW 5 mph
Barometer : 30.20 in
Dewpoint: 50 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 12:00 PM, Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 73 F
Dew Point: 49 F
Humidity: 42 %
Wind Direction: West
Wind Speed: 5 mph
Wind Gust: 7 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 30.21 inches
UV Index: Very High : 8.0
Cloud Cover: 0 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 332 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: West

6:05 a.m.

Comfy, cool temps this morning. Clear sky. Little wind.


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 11, 2019 5:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 51 F
Humidity : 83%
Wind Speed : WSW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.17 in
Dewpoint: 46 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 11, 2019 5:53 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 51 F
Humidity : 86%
Wind Speed : SW 7 mph
Barometer : 30.18 in
Dewpoint: 47 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 11, 2019 5:55 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 48 F
Humidity : 96%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.17 in
Dewpoint: 47 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 06:00 AM, Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 53 F
Dew Point: 48 F
Humidity: 84 %
Wind Direction: West
Wind Speed: 3 mph
Wind Gust: 4 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 30.18 inches
UV Index: Low : 0.0
Cloud Cover: 6 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 9.83 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 36 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: Northeast


pecial weather statement
national weather service cleveland oh
552 am edt tue jun 11 2019

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including the cities of toledo, port clinton, and sandusky
552 am edt tue jun 11 2019

...brief period of lakeshore flooding possible this morning...

due to the record high water levels on lake erie, a brief period
of lakeshore flooding is possible this morning as water sloshes
from the eastern basin of the lake into the western basin. water
levels may rise a couple more inches across the western basin
through mid morning. the water levels will then fall by late
morning as the water sloshes back into the eastern basin.

lakeshore flood warnings will be issued when significant long term
flooding is expected.


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jun 11, 2019 3:35 am

Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 62. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Links

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/09/toledo-hungarian-club-beer-and-bacon-fest-kicks-off-saturday/stories/20190609178

The Hungarian Club of Toledo will host its annual Toledo Beer and Bacon Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at its building at 224 Paine Ave. in the Birmingham Neighborhood.

More than 20 area breweries will be available to share samples along with a variety of bacon dishes. There will also be a cigar smoking area and the inaugural bacon eating contest.


http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/09/toledo-loves-love-fest-set-for-saturday/stories/20190609177

Equality Toledo’s Love Love Fest will be held from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday at The Love Wall, 1209 Adams St.

The annual event is a fund-raiser for Equality Toledo that will feature local bands, drag performers, beer trucks, and other attractions. It is advertised as a family-friendly event, although children younger than 18 will need a guardian with them, as some bands and performers might use harsh language.

Equality Toledo asks for $5 that goes toward the group’s mission to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.


http://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/columnists/2019/06/09/walton-we-can-live-with-the-weather-relatively-speaking/stories/20190609015


http://www.toledoblade.com/news/nation/2019/06/08/pickup-hits-amish-horse-drawn-carriage-killing-2-kids/stories/20190608136

Authorities say a pickup truck rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan, killing two children and seriously injuring two others and a woman who were in the carriage.

The state police say the two adults and five children who were in the carriage were ejected when the truck hit it Friday night in Algansee Township, a small farming community not far from Michigan’s borders with Indiana and Ohio.

The children who were killed were 6 and 2 years old. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say two other children, ages 3 and 4, were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and that a woman also suffered serious injuries.

Sgt. Todd Price told ABC News that the pickup truck’s driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash and is being held in Branch County Jail. Authorities haven’t released the names of anyone involved.


http://www.toledoblade.com/business/development/2019/06/05/downtown-bigby-coffee-to-close-after-17-years/stories/20190605135

http://www.toledoblade.com/business/real-estate/2019/06/04/whole-foods-sign-goes-up-over-secor-road-toledo-store/stories/20190604163


FINALLY, some media people are blaming the media, especially newspapers, for their industry's problems.

https://buzzmachine.com/2019/06/10/news-publishers-go-to-war-with-the-internet%e2%80%8a-%e2%80%8aand-we-all-lose/

https://mediagazer.com/190610/p24#a190610p24

Publishers, lobbying for laws around the world that will help them extract payments from platforms like Google for linking to news, are ruining the internet

Mediagazer reactions:

Bill Thompson / @billt: As ever, @jeffjarvis is eloquent & points us in the right direction-as one of those who undermined the newspaper business model by making The Guardian free online in 1996 I would say that. But I still believe that sensible regulation is possible & we need to engage to deliver it

How is it Craigslist's fault that the Guardian chose to make its content free back in 1996? And the dude still believes that regulation is necessary.

Joshua Benton / @jbenton: My experience reading a @jeffjarvis piece on the news business is usually agreeing with the underlying logic but parting ways on the idea the real culprit is the incompetence/stupidity/arrogance of, I guess, everyone in the entire industry

YEP. That's true. That's the reality that has existed for over 20 years.

"... the real culprit is the incompetence/stupidity/arrogance of everyone in the entire [newspaper/media] industry"

In 2019, media people STILL claim that Craigslist destroyed the newspaper industry. It was never Craigslist fault in 1999, 2009, nor 2019.

Another story:

https://mediagazer.com/190611/p11#a190611p11

The newspaper industry doesn't need a special antitrust exemption to help it compete with Google, Facebook; the papers are largely to blame for their downfall

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/06/10/newspapers-embarrassing-lobbying-campaign-227100

WOW. I did not write that politico story.

WaPo media writer or something like that Margaret Sullivan tweeted:

Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview: I'm afraid that those who say that local newspapers should stop whining and heal themselves really have very little idea of what they're talking about. How many of you have worked at one in the past decade? (I have.)

Uh, yeah, and what's her point? She no longer works at a local newspaper. She found safe refuge at a national paper, owned by the wealthiest person on the planet. She has nothing to worry about as long as she is employed at WaPo. She can blather about local media, but her views are not worthy of attention, since she no longer works in local media.

For years, I have said that the media whine more than any other industry. And yes, when local newspapers stop blaming everyone and everything else for its problems and realize that it's 100 percent responsible for its woes, then that type of clear thinking might give the newspapers a chance to survive.

But I do not believe that local newspapers will be a part the local media landscape in the future. New local media startups will replace newspapers.

Another reaction:

Steve Yelvington / @yelvington: So let's take on another common argument — that news publishers failed to innovate in the face of a changing competitive landscape. That turns out to have some big holes in it. Let me explain in this thread:

Why do media people use the cesspool of the internet to discuss a complex issue? Either they use shallow thinking because of Twitter's limitation, or they create a tweetstorm, which is one of the worst methods for writing longer pieces, especially since Blogger started 20 years ago, in 1999.

See, even when obviously better methods exist for publishing on the web, journalists fail to use them. This behavior helps explain why journalists and the media are to blame for its problems, not big tech and not the rest of us.

Here's some fantastic stupidity:

Steve Yelvington / @yelvington: Blaming editors and publishers is like being angry at the McDonald's manager for not selling healthy food.

WTF? Toledo has ONE daily newspaper. Blade now prints five days a week, but it publishes stories to the web every day. It's still called a daily newspaper. But we have only one.

Toledo has more than one restaurant. McDonald's is not the only eatery in Toledo. Even among the fast food businesses, Toledo has more than McDonald's. Burger King will begin selling the delicious Impossible Burger, which means that Toledo will have an option among the fast food businesses if customers desire a healthy option.

That person's response will probably be one of the dumbest things written, regarding this subject. He added to his response by saying:

Local management is there to execute the corporate plan, not choose direction.

The Toledo Blade is an independent, family-owned newspaper.

McDonald's is not running around constantly telling citizens to eat at McDonald's because it saves democracy.

Comparing a daily newspaper to McDonald's is beyond imbecilic. Again, when this kind of demented thinking exists, it's another reason why the newspaper industry is to blame for its problems and why it will not be a part of the future media landscape.

Michael Socolow / @michaelsocolow: How did @jackshafer write about the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2019” without noting “The Newspaper Preservation Act” of 1969?That law - w/ its antitrust exemptions - made newspapers fat & happy in 1970s. It was signed by Nixon!

Local newspapers were monopolies, regarding local advertising and more. Did the newspaper industry complain about its monopolistic ways long ago? Did journalists demand government regulate the newspaper industry?


https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/06/11/tech-insider-blows-whistle-on-how-pinterest-listed-top-pro-life-site-as-porn-bible-verses-censored/

https://brobible.com/culture/article/dominican-republic-resort-deaths-sick-travelers/

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywyxex/deepfake-of-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-fake-video-policy


https://economistsview.typepad.com/

http://crookedtimber.org/

https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/

https://www.moonofalabama.org/

https://idiallo.com/


Mary Meeker’s 2019 internet trends report [pdf] (bondcap.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20156842


'1984' at Seventy: Why We Still Read Orwell (newyorker.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20158418

WordPress VIP sites have been hit by outages (techcrunch.tumblr.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20157882