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December 6, 2023

Las Vegas police respond to active shooter report at UNLV, say suspect is dead

Source: CBS news

Las Vegas police on Wednesday said there appear to be multiple victims in a shooting on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Police said the suspect was dead.
"The suspect has been located and is deceased," the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wrote on social media, after earlier saying, "The suspect is contained. This is an active investigation. Please continue to avoid the area and watch for responding emergency units."

Read more: https://apple.news/AMICE3j1oRkKlXSRvoLsanQ

September 10, 2023

Passengers and workers packed their bags that they would never open.

So hard to believe 9/11 was 22 years ago tomorrow.

Passengers and others went about packing their bags that they would never open. Slept in their own beds with their loved ones. First responders thought it was going to be an ordinary day.

I was working for American Airlines as a flight attendant at the time. I spent the day before flying in/out of NYC, and was on a runway in LA racing down the runway when the pilot stopped dead cold on the runway. He called me up and told me the FAA had grounded us. Didn’t know why.
(I suspect he did )Just so happened that the Pres Crandall of AA’s secretary was flying first class and waved me over to tell me about a ‘hijacking’. When we returned to the gate we were just learning it about from passengers. I was dragging my bag into the terminal when I saw people clustered around the TV’s. It’s putting it mildly to say I was nerved wrecked for days. My sister came and got me (she lived nearby) and it took me 11 days to get home from there.

Take a moment to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.
Thank people who cross your lives.
This IS the finish line.
May all the people who died RIP and so many heart broken people affected by it find some peace.

September 5, 2023

Great country(Ours) has a great song now


August 23, 2023

Russia-Ukraine War Prigozhin Listed as Passenger on Plane That Crashed, Killing All Aboard

Source: New York Times

Russia-Ukraine War
Prigozhin Listed as Passenger on Plane That Crashed, Killing All Aboard
The mercenary leader Yevgeny V. Prigozhin was on the passenger roster of a private jet that crashed north of Moscow on Wednesday, killing all 10 people aboard, Russia's aviation authority said.

Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the Russian mercenary leader of the private Wagner paramilitary group whose armed rebellion in June threatened the country's leadership, was listed on the passenger roster of a private jet that crashed in Russia on Wednesday, killing all 10 people aboard, Russia's aviation authority said.

Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said that the plane, an Embraer jet, crashed in the Tver region, north of Moscow, according to the state news agency Tass. Minutes later, the news agency, citing Russia's aviation authority, said that Mr. Prigozhin was listed as a passenger on the plane.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/08/23/world/prigozhin-russia-ukraine-war-news

Putin strikes again...
June 24, 2023

Go and check out Google Maps and Moscow if you want to see where the troops are! Wow.

Live feed courtesy of the people in Russia. So cool.

June 23, 2023

My best Gardening tip

People often ask me for Gardening tips. Here’s one:

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.
If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

June 22, 2023

If this keeps happening Gov Abbott may find himself without a job.


A weather windstorm toppled a light pole across I-45 south Dallas to Houston.
My friends were stranded in standstill traffic for over 5 hours yesterday, with
Miles and miles of cars stuck on the freeway.
As they got to Centerville and thru Huntsville they said all these towns had
NO POWER FOR Several hours. Still many areas still without power this morning.

It was HOT a yesterday and having NO power for hours is not going to go down well in
Gov Hot Wheels country.


June 21, 2023

So can we call him Elite-oh now?

He must be an insufferable asshole.

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