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September 2017

Rain, Wind, Thunder, Lightning Hit Bay Area

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Wind gusts sent trashcans flying Sunday night in Pacifica. Meteorologists say the cause was "collapsing thunderstorms" (see news story above for details). On Monday, the whole Bay Area saw thunder, lightning, and rain. Thousands of lightning strikes caused downed trees (see below @ Moss Beach) and brushfires.

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From Russia with ...

The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election

By Scott Shane, The New York Times

Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a link to a brand-new website.

“These guys show hidden truth about Hillary Clinton, George Soros and other leaders of the US,” he wrote on June 8, 2016. “Visit #DCLeaks website. It’s really interesting!”

Mr. Redick turned out to be a remarkably elusive character. No Melvin Redick appears in Pennsylvania records, and his photos seem to be borrowed from an unsuspecting Brazilian. But this fictional concoction has earned a small spot in history: The Redick posts that morning were among the first public signs of an unprecedented foreign intervention in American democracy.

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