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Social media goes wild over raccoon's epic TWO DAY adventure scaling a 24-story Minnesota office tower as it finally reaches rescuers at the top
Wild raccoon scaled a 24-storey UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Police believe it started its climb Monday and reached 20th floor on Tuesday
  • The woodland creature finally reached the roof of the building on Wednesday
  • The two-day courageous climb has made raccoon a social media star

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUBLISHED: 20:56 BST, 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09 BST, 13 June 2018

A raccoon which has been captivating social media users for two days while scaling a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, has finally made it to the roof.

Onlookers and reporters have been tracking the critter's progress after it was first spotted climbing the UBS Tower on Tuesday morning.

Police said they believed the raccoon would have begun its journey up the building on Monday night, and by Tuesday afternoon, it had stopped on a ledge more than 20 stories high.

Firefighters left cat food on the top of the 24-story building in the hope of being able to catch the animal safely, and on Wednesday morning, the raccoon finally made it.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ublic.html



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Post by kate520 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:04 pm

:shock: :? :swoon:
Oh, how I wish there was video.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:43 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Do NOT fuck with Southern women.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/38436688 ... n-her-yard
And a grandma, too. Southern women are NOT to be fucked with especially when they say, "Not today". :stamp:


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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:52 pm

Congratulations, Sprout and Kate (and I suspect relatives, friends, teachers, and counsellors). As someone once said, it takes a village...


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Do NOT fuck with Southern women.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/38436688 ... n-her-yard
No fair. That bobcat was sick. ;)


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 am
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Do NOT fuck with Southern women.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/38436688 ... n-her-yard
No fair. That bobcat was sick. ;)
That's why she took pity on him and only strangled him.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:24 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 am
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Do NOT fuck with Southern women.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/38436688 ... n-her-yard
No fair. That bobcat was sick. ;)
That's why she took pity on him and only strangled him.
My money's on Sugar. Anyone taking bets?


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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:10 pm

:nope: :talktothehand:


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Post by GreatGrey » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 am

I heard from Butterfly yesterday! She butt dialed me.

Was great to hear from her anyway.


I am not "someone upthread".
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Post by Carl von Ossietsky » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:09 am

If you hear some strange noise today after noon (est ) - that are the people from south of the border. Mexico plays Germany in the Soccer / Foot / Futbal / Fussball World Championship in the land of the Rus. Started Thursday. The 32 participating nations (the US did not qualify, Costa Rica and Panama made it) play first 6 matches per group in 8 groups of 4 . 16 fly home, the remaining play the finals in 4 rounds.

One sensation already: Island (350 000 inhabitants ) played Argentina 1 - 1.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:17 am

GreatGrey wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 am
I heard from Butterfly yesterday! She butt dialed me.

Was great to hear from her anyway.
:thumbs: Fogbow BUTTerfly dialing- a new way to stay in "touch".


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 am

Here we go again. :(

Scientists scramble to stop bananas being killed off


https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... 1529306236
But the global supply chain is threatened by a virulent disease that has been attacking plantations in Australia, south-east Asia and parts of Africa and the Middle East.

As experts warn the fungus known as “fusarium wilt”, or Panama disease, could spread to Latin America, from where the majority of bananas are exported, scientists are scrambling to create a more robust variety that could help sustain the crop.

A single type of banana, called the Cavendish, accounts for 99.9% of bananas traded globally. It replaced a tastier variety wiped out by disease in the 1950s.

:snippity:

“If you look at the broader consumption on top of exports, the banana industry is worth a massive $30bn a year. However,people have been getting increasingly worried because the plant is heavily cloned so if you have a disease that can kill one tree, it can potentially wipe out the entire industry.”
Until the 1950's the bananas exported to the USA and Europe from Central America were the Gros Michel variety.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/saraboboltz/ba ... fopj1ZAlY9

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Michel_banana


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Post by Lani » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:30 am

Speaking of banana problems:
Banana bunchy top is a viral disease caused by a single-stranded DNA virus called the Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV). It was first identified in Fiji in 1891, and has spread around the world since then.[1] Like many viruses, BBTV was named after the symptoms seen, where the infected plants are stunted and have "bunchy" leaves at the top.[2] The disease is transmitted from plant-to-plant in tropical regions of the world by banana aphids, which can also feed on Heliconia and flowering ginger (from the Zingiberaceae family), which is an important factor in control of the disease. There are no resistant varieties, so controlling the spread by vectors and plant materials are the only management methods.[1] Symptoms include spotting any deformed plant appearance.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_bunchy_top_virus
This one is hitting Hawaii hard.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 am

soccer - Mexico’s World Cup Captain Is on a U.S. Blacklist

By Tariq Panja June 18, 2018

MOSCOW — Rafael Márquez, one of the best-known stars on Mexico’s World Cup soccer team, is a standout of the tournament in Russia. But it has nothing to do with his prowess on the field.

Márquez, 39, is on a United States Treasury Department blacklist of people it says have helped launder money for drug cartels. His inclusion on the list prohibits American individuals, businesses and banks from having anything to do with him.

So Márquez does not drink from the same branded water bottles as his teammates or wear the same uniform at practices. Instead of being planted in front of sponsors’ logos at every opportunity, as is normally the case for prominent players, “Rafa,” as he is known, is kept away.

If he is the best player in a game, he most assuredly will not be named the Budweiser Man of the Match. His lodging is carefully scrutinized to prevent him from staying in places that have any American connections, even if it means getting him a room away from the team. And however hard he works on the field, Márquez has agreed to not get paid.

It might get complicated for the banks, after all.


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm

We took the grandkids across the state on the turnpike last week. On the way out, pretty much in the heart of the tucky part of Pennsyltucky, there was a huge billboard that simply said GOP, with the hammer and sickle in the center of the O. It made my day! :thumbs:



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AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm
We took the grandkids across the state on the turnpike last week. On the way out, pretty much in the heart of the tucky part of Pennsyltucky, there was a huge billboard that simply said GOP, with the hammer and sickle in the center of the O. It made my day! :thumbs:
It’s too bad that communism is the first thing that comes to mind when the GOP agenda more closely resembles that of 1935 Germany. Apparently they don’t teach history like they use to.


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Lani wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:30 am
Speaking of banana problems:
Banana bunchy top is a viral disease caused by a single-stranded DNA virus called the Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV). It was first identified in Fiji in 1891, and has spread around the world since then.[1] Like many viruses, BBTV was named after the symptoms seen, where the infected plants are stunted and have "bunchy" leaves at the top.[2] The disease is transmitted from plant-to-plant in tropical regions of the world by banana aphids, which can also feed on Heliconia and flowering ginger (from the Zingiberaceae family), which is an important factor in control of the disease. There are no resistant varieties, so controlling the spread by vectors and plant materials are the only management methods.[1] Symptoms include spotting any deformed plant appearance.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_bunchy_top_virus
This one is hitting Hawaii hard.
Oh noes.. my dancing banana has changed to:



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:51 pm

Is the genital selfie a cry for sympathy – or something more sinister?
Men are more likely to send unsolicited pictures of their bits to strangers, a survey says. So what is the meaning of junk mail?

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No dicks pics symbol

The breakdown in sexual communication between men and women cannot be solved by technology alone. Take the dick pic – that singular phenomenon of late-stage capitalist patriarchy. A new study by Southwestern University in Texas says, to nobody’s surprise, that men are more likely to send unsolicited pictures of their genitals to strangers.

Nobody seems to know why some men feel compelled to do this. Nor is it clear why so many seem confused that their enthusiasm is so rarely shared by female strangers or by law enforcement. For every lonely genital self-portrait artist trying to harass strangers, there are others looking for approval or attention. Then there is the element of daring that might, if you squint, be mistaken for a grand romantic gesture: for you, beloved, I will gladly infringe section 27 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 with this carefully angled image of the last turkey in the shop.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:39 pm

Update on the Turpin child abuse case-

In 911 call after escape, Turpin sibling describes horrific abuse, being "chained up"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california ... hained-up/
A 17-year-old girl who had just escaped what officials have called a house of horrors called police dispatchers and described in a high-pitched voice abuse that had gone on for years. "My two little sisters right now are chained up," she said in a recording played Wednesday during a hearing to determine if her mother and father stand trial for a raft of abuse charges.

In the call played in Riverside County court, according to CBS Los Angeles reporter Nicole Comstock, the girl said she doesn't know much about her mother and that the woman "doesn't take care of us….they only chain us up if we do something wrong."

The girl said the house had so much dust she couldn't breathe, and that she hadn't taken a bath in more than a year, Comstock reported. She told the dispatcher she broke out of the home to help her siblings because she couldn't stand to hear and see them crying anymore, the station reports.

:snippity:

David and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. They are being held on $12 million bail each.
IANAL. What would be the legal strategy to pleading "Not Guilty" when the evidence appears to be overwhelming?

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Shocking:
Found shackled and emaciated, children of torture suspects are freed
By Madison Park, Sonya Hamasaki, Stephanie Becker and Darran Simon, CNN
Updated 2053 GMT (0453 HKT) January 16, 2018

Mother "perplexed" that law enforcement came to her home, official says
The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29, the sheriff's department says


(CNN)David and Louise Turpin projected an image of a picture-perfect family on social media.

They posted photos of themselves with their 13 children, smiling as they celebrated birthdays, renewed wedding vows and visited Disneyland together.
In the photos, the couple's children wore identical clothing based on gender and often had the same haircuts.

"They all dressed alike when they went out," Betty Turpin, David's mother, told CNN. The couple would line the children up according to age, she said, and the parents took their positions at the front and back of the line, for "protective reasons."

"It was easier to keep up with the kids" that way, their grandmother said. "They were very protective of the kids."

David, 57, and Louise, 49, are accused of holding their children captive in their Perris, California, home in filthy conditions, some of them shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29.

http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/16/us/ca ... index.html
Children found shackled and malnourished in Southern California home; parents arrested

Perris residents were shocked to learn of allegations against David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, who were arrested on suspicion of torture and child endangerment after authorities said their 13 children had been chained and malnourished inside their home.
Joel Rubin, Paloma Esquivel and Maya LauContact Reporters

The 911 call came in at 6 a.m. Sunday. A teenage girl was on the line with an unsettling tale.

She had managed to escape from her family’s home in Perris, where her parents had been holding her captive. Her brothers and sisters were still locked inside — 12 of them. Some were chained to their beds, she said.

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to find the 17-year-old girl. When they saw her, they were struck by her small size and emaciated appearance. She looked to be only 10, according to the sheriff’s account released Monday.

The nightmarish scene deputies discovered when they entered the house on Muir Woods Road was as bad as the girl had described. They found “several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” the statement said.

The parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, “were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner,” deputies wrote. The couple were arrested on suspicion of torture and child endangerment and each was being held Monday night in lieu of $9-million bail.

The youngest child was 2. At first deputies assumed from their frail and malnourished appearance that all in the group were minors, but they later determined that seven of them were adults ages 18 to 29, the sheriff’s statement said.


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Post by TollandRCR » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm

A Cisco report: At first Cisco roamed the house meowing. I suspect that he was looking for the owner of the cat kennel, Cheryl. Now he is satisfied to hang out with me. It will continue to be an adjustment for him. He had more than five months away from home. I sm glad that he had luxury accommodations instead of a cage. He would have been damaged by that.


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Post by June bug » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:27 pm

TollandRCR wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm
A Cisco report: At first Cisco roamed the house meowing. I suspect that he was looking for the owner of the cat kennel, Cheryl. Now he is satisfied to hang out with me. It will continue to be an adjustment for him. He had more than five months away from home. I sm glad that he had luxury accommodations instead of a cage. He would have been damaged by that.
Tollie and Cisco - together again!!!! :kiss: :thumbs: :kiss:
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TollandRCR wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm
A Cisco report: At first Cisco roamed the house meowing. I suspect that he was looking for the owner of the cat kennel, Cheryl. Now he is satisfied to hang out with me. It will continue to be an adjustment for him. He had more than five months away from home. I sm glad that he had luxury accommodations instead of a cage. He would have been damaged by that.
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Post by TollandRCR » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm

cisco is an exemplar of why we love our cats. He lies beside me purring except when he butts me with his head for more petting. I know that dogs can be equally affectionate. What i do not understand for either cats or dogs is why.


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Post by RVInit » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:14 pm

:cheer1: :cheer: :happydance: :banana: :bunny: :happyfamily:

I am so happy Cisco is home and purring happily. He is bunting you because he loves you so much! My kitty is also a bunter. I love that about her. I'm so glad to have an update on you and Cisco, I was wondering if he was home yet and how things were going, although I had every confidence that if he was home, everything is going great. Sounds like he got himself acquainted with the house again. He'll need to rub his face on everything again! Yay! Cisco and Tollie are reunited!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:


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