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Gunman crawls through McDonald's drive-thru, terrorizes workers

https://abc13.com/5833778/?ex_cid=TA_KT ... ce=twitter
A green Nissan Xterra is seen pulling into the drive-thru line at the restaurant on the East Freeway near Mercury. A hooded person in the back of the vehicle was caught on camera crawling out of the car window and through the drive-thru window with a gun.

The gunman chased one of the employees to the back of the restaurant, while another worker crouched on the floor and hid. The suspect crawled back out of the drive-thru window and took off in the Xterra. It wasn't clear if the suspects were attempting a robbery or targeting someone inside.

Police are looking for the green Nissan Xterra, which had a driver's side headlight out, as well as a passenger side fog light that was also out.
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Giant, Mysterious Blobs Are Lurking at the Edge of Earth’s Core
Some seismologists think two massive anomalies under Africa and the Pacific are made of ancient, smoldering rock.
Decades ago, scientists first harnessed the echoes of earthquakes to make a map of Earth’s deep interior. They didn’t just find the onion layers you might remember from a grade-school textbook—core and mantle covered by a cracked crust. Instead, they saw the vague outlines of two vast anomalies, unknown forms staring back from the abyss.

Over the years, better maps kept showing the same bloblike features. One huddles under Africa; the other is beneath the Pacific. They lurk where the planet’s molten iron core meets its rocky mantle, floating like mega-continents in the underworld. Their highest points may measure more than 100 times the height of Everest. And if you somehow brought them to the surface, God forbid, they contain enough material to cover the entire globe in a lava lake roughly 100 kilometers deep.

“It would be like having an object in the sky, and asking, ‘Is that the moon?’ And people are like, No. ‘Is that the sun?’ No. ‘What is it?’ We don’t know!” says Vedran Lekić, a seismologist at the University of Maryland. “And whatever it is, it is intimately tied to the evolution of the Earth.”

The first mystery of these hulking, hidden seismic features is whether they’re made of different stuff than the rest of the Earth’s mantle. The second: How do these patterns in the deep leave traces on our surface world?
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ic/604729/
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DejaMoo wrote:
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Bath man who fought off rabid fox attacked again
BATH, Maine (WGME) -- Eighty-eight-year-old Norman Kenney says that his Friday afternoon was going smoothly.

"I had just returned from the store, parked my car, and when the door closed I heard this little 'mew,'" Kenney said.

He says the fox was able to take him down after pouncing on him.

"I'm in the middle of that driveway trying to beat it off with a cane, and the cane kept breaking," Kenney said.
"The fox must have grabbed on to [my eye]," Kenney said. "It's a wonder he didn't get the eyeball and pull the eye ball out."

He says that a nearby neighbor helped pull the fox off of him, and Bath police say they put the fox down.

For Kenney, this is a cruel version of déjà vu. Back in September, he strangled a rabid fox to death with his foot when it attacked him.

"The [January attack] was a bigger fox," Kenney said. "The last one, I was able to get it with my foot. This one, I was just strangling it with my bare hands hoping it would stop clawing me."
Sounds like the fox was named Inigo Montoya.
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MsDaisy wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Giant, Mysterious Blobs Are Lurking at the Edge of Earth’s Core
Some seismologists think two massive anomalies under Africa and the Pacific are made of ancient, smoldering rock.
Decades ago, scientists first harnessed the echoes of earthquakes to make a map of Earth’s deep interior. They didn’t just find the onion layers you might remember from a grade-school textbook—core and mantle covered by a cracked crust. Instead, they saw the vague outlines of two vast anomalies, unknown forms staring back from the abyss.

Over the years, better maps kept showing the same bloblike features. One huddles under Africa; the other is beneath the Pacific. They lurk where the planet’s molten iron core meets its rocky mantle, floating like mega-continents in the underworld. Their highest points may measure more than 100 times the height of Everest. And if you somehow brought them to the surface, God forbid, they contain enough material to cover the entire globe in a lava lake roughly 100 kilometers deep.

“It would be like having an object in the sky, and asking, ‘Is that the moon?’ And people are like, No. ‘Is that the sun?’ No. ‘What is it?’ We don’t know!” says Vedran Lekić, a seismologist at the University of Maryland. “And whatever it is, it is intimately tied to the evolution of the Earth.”

The first mystery of these hulking, hidden seismic features is whether they’re made of different stuff than the rest of the Earth’s mantle. The second: How do these patterns in the deep leave traces on our surface world?
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ic/604729/
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Burt Ward Of 'Batman' Says He Took Pills To Shrink Private Parts
So that’s why they called him the Boy Wonder.

Burt Ward, who played sidekick Robin on TV’s “Batman” in the 1960s, said in an interview with the New York Post’s Page Six that his bulge was stealing scenes to the point where he was asked to visit a doctor for shrinking pills.

Ward told Page Six that the dynamic duo’s tight-fitting costumes drew ire from the Catholic League of Decency.

“They thought that Robin had a very large bulge for television,” Ward said.

He claimed that ABC executives asked him to reduce the protuberance by going to a doctor for medication “to shrink me up.”

Ward did as he was told but quickly had reservations.
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Wiki:
"A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto. The voice is produced by castration of the singer before puberty, or it occurs in one who, due to an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity."
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ZekeB wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Wiki:
"A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto. The voice is produced by castration of the singer before puberty, or it occurs in one who, due to an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity."
That was the part of my college music history class that made the ladies smile and the guys cringe. That's one musical tradition that has thankfully died.
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K-9 bites cow, SC deputy tases K-9, cow kicks deputy
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by: Chase Laudenslager, WCBD

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 / 09:46 PM EST / Updated: Jan 23, 2020 / 10:41 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – A deputy in Georgetown County was forced to use a taser on his own K-9 on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to the scene of a reported burglary around 4:00 p.m.

A cow near the scene distracted the dog which led to the dog biting the cow.

To deescalate the situation, the deputy tased the dog.

The cow was spooked and “struck the deputy and the property owner,” resulting in minor injuries, according to GCSO.

The sheriff’s office said that the burglary call “proved to be unfounded.”

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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
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K-9 bites cow, SC deputy tases K-9, cow kicks deputy
i still prefer Paper, Rock, Scissors.
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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
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K-9 bites cow, SC deputy tases K-9, cow kicks deputy
I'm confused. South Carolina? How could this not be in Florida?
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Finally some real news:
Massachusetts serial pooper arrested after police catch her defecating in parking lot: reports
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97,000-gallon tank of red wine leaks, spilling thousands of gallons into California river

https://abc13.com/5875099/?ex_cid=SND_K ... mpaign=snd
A 97,000-gallon tank of cabernet sauvignon at a California winery sprang a leak Wednesday afternoon.

"We're investigating what appears to be a mechanical failure, we're not entirely sure of that at this point, but were deeply, deeply concerned about this leak and protecting our waterways here in Sonoma County," said Christopher O'Gorman, of Rodney Strong Wine Estates in Healdsburg.

O'Gorman said once they noticed the leak inside a building on the property, they pumped the wine into another tank. However, much of it spilled into drains and vineyard ponds, which were foamy with red wine Thursday.

Once the ponds overflowed, the wine made its way to a creek, which flows into the nearby Russian River.
The article says that wine sells for $27 a bottle.
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Rodney Strong is ridiculous good wine. If this had happened during the summer, the Russian River would be full of naked, already drunk, college students on innertubes who would probably try to drink the river.

This time of year, the rain we had last night likely flushed most of it out to sea.
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I misread that as pouring onto a California driver and imagined that scenario in great detail. :lol:
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Cabernet doesn't pair well with fish.

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neonzx wrote:
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Cabernet doesn't pair well with fish.
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Volkonski wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:13 pm
97,000-gallon tank of red wine leaks, spilling thousands of gallons into California river

https://abc13.com/5875099/?ex_cid=SND_K ... mpaign=snd

:snippity:
Lucky for them impotus just changed the water protection rules. Check upcoming campaign contributions :twisted:

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Gav and Karl (because it's Wisconsin) will be screaming about the BlueISISCoats on this one.

Wisconsin Sheriff’s Deputy Pulls Over Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
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1,400 pounds of shark fins, worth up to $1 million, seized in Miami

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/endangered ... zed-miami/
Wildlife inspectors at a port in Miami discovered an unusual shipment on Monday: 1,400 pounds of dried shark fins. Officials estimate the commercial value of the contraband to be between $700,000 and $1 million.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the shipment of dried fins were found in 18 boxes at the Miami Port of Entry on January 24. Officials believe the shipment originated in South America and was likely headed to Asia, where shark fins are sought after for use in soup and traditional medicine.

Customs and Border Protection officials assisted with the bust. Officials told CBS News the shipment was falsely declared.

The shipment violated the Lacey Act, which prohibits illegal wildlife trade, and included species protected from exploitation by CITES, The Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna.
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POLICE CALLED AFTER OKLAHOMA NEIGHBORS BATTLE WITH FECES, GUNS, ROOMBA VACUUM CLEANER

https://www.newsweek.com/police-called- ... guW2TJPvKo

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Augusta [Maine] police charge person with drunken driving on a lawnmower tractor
“Although it’s not uncommon to make an arrest on a lawnmower for an OUI, it has been known to happen from time to time. However, we can’t think of a recent instance when it happened in the winter.”

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/02/11/ ... r-tractor/
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Crazy news day

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the details
Sex Trafficking and Abusing Students
Lawrence Ray was charged with moving into his daughter’s dormitory and targeting her friends for exploitation.

By Benjamin Weiser
Feb. 11, 2020 Updated 3:36 p.m. ET

Lawrence V. Ray showed up at his daughter’s elite college, in a New York City suburb, in late 2010, shortly after being released from prison, and moved into her dormitory. Soon, he started doing “therapy sessions” with her roommates, convincing them he could help with their problems.

Over time, using threats and coercion, he persuaded the young adults he first met at the school, Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, N.Y., to confess to crimes they had not committed and then extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from them, prosecutors said.

He eventually compelled some of them to work without pay on his family property in North Carolina, and he threatened others with knives. He forced one young woman into prostitution, taking nearly everything she made from selling sex to strangers, the prosecutors said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/nyre ... e-sex.html?

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FOX(!): William Shatner awarded horse semen in his divorce settlement.

(Boring answer: they bred horses together.)
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