One man was killed and four others wounded in a shooting early Sunday in Auburn. Home of the Tigers, Plainsmen, and War Eagles.
Auburn police officers responded to a call at 2:24 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of West Magnolia Avenue, according to an Auburn Police statement. According to the Opelika-Auburn News police had cordoned off an area in front of the McDonald's restaurant, which is just down the block from Toomer's Corner. I was there when the McDonalds was built. Several homes were demolished to make room for it. Someone threw a brick through a window with a note reading, "You deserve a brick today".
Officers were already in the immediate vicinity of the call dispersing a large crowd and confirmed shots were being fired and located several victims, according to the statement. Toomer's Corner is usually a madhouse after a win.
Evan Mikale Wilson, 20, of Tuskegee, was identified by the Lee County coroner as the man killed in the shooting. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene. No ethnicity of anyone is mentioned.
"Additionally, four other individuals were found to be injured from the gunfire. Three victims were transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries," according to the statement.
Those injured are a 17 year-old male and 19 year-old female, both from Opelika, (pronounced O-puh-like-uh)
21 year-old male Auburn University student from Hilton Head, SC. One 16 year-old male from Opelika was also flown to Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center by air ambulance with serious injuries, police stated.
"Preliminarily, information has been obtained that an altercation occurred just prior to an exchange of gunfire that resulted in the injuries," according to the police statement.
According to the statement the incident is not believed to be a random shooting.
The shooting occurred down the block from Toomer's Corner, a frequent gathering place for Auburn University fans to gather after football games. Auburn defeated Alabama State University 63-9 Saturday night.
The shooting remains under investigation and no further details are being released at this time, police stated.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
09/11/2018 00:00 ||
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[Navy Times] The redcoats are coming, the redcoats are coming ‐ to fight at a bar near you.
Watering holes everywhere in the vicinity of Naval Station Mayport experienced a major boon in business this week after British sailors from the Royal Navy’s prized new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in the northeast Florida port of Jacksonville Beach.
Hundreds of sailors rambled off the ship Wednesday following a weeks-long journey that marked the 65,000-ton vessel’s first transatlantic voyage. And as is tradition with navies around the world, a pressing matter had to be attended to immediately upon exiting the hulking ship ‐ the ancient mariner rite of drinking to the point of annihilation.
The old "careful what you wish for".
[Breitbart] An email chain among senior Google executives from the day after the 2016 presidential election reveals the company tried to influence the 2016 United States presidential election on behalf of one candidate, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
In the emails, a Google executive describes efforts to pay for free rides for a certain sect of the population to the polls‐a get-out-the-vote for Hispanic voters operation‐and how these efforts were because she thought it would help Hillary Clinton win the general election in 2016. She also used the term "silent donation" to describe Google’s contribution to the effort to elect Clinton president.
The main email, headlined, "Election results and the Latino vote," was sent on Nov. 9, 2016‐the day after Clinton’s loss to Trump in the 2016 presidential election‐by Eliana Murillo, Google’s Multicultural Marketing department head.
The four page email begins with Murillo claiming she and others at Google were engaged in non-partisan activities not designed to help any one candidate or another‐only to undercut her own commentary in later passages in the emails by openly admitting the entire effort to boost Latino turnout using Google products with official company resources was to elect Clinton over Trump.
The critical miscalculation, Murillo wrote in a stunning admission in the email, was that Latino voters backed Trump by higher margins than any experts had forecast in the lead-up to the election. Trump’s 29 percent among Hispanics nationally blew prognosticators away, and he hit even higher numbers‐about 31 percent‐in the key battleground state of Florida, Murillo admitted. Sad when your serfs wander off your lands, huh? Full details at link.
[Twitchy] LGBT student group argues that gulags were good, anti-trans bigots literally kill and must be re-educated.
This is one of those crazy threads that just comes out of nowhere and you have to double-check to make sure it’s not a parody account and you’re not being had. If it’s any consolation to our American readers, Goldsmiths University of London and its LGBTQ+ organization are in England, so the crazy is on the other side of the pond on this one.
[YAHOO] Venezuela's government announced it would hold a massive march Tuesday against US meddling after reports that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
The United States "acknowledges having met at least three times with military coup leaders to carry out a coup," said Diosdado Cabello, speaker of the ruling Constituent Assembly that runs the country.
At an event by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Cabello also drew a direct connection with the drone kabooms on August 4 at a military parade Maduro was leading.
"The presidential liquidation that was stopped was led by the United States. Is there anyone who has any doubt?" Cabello asked.
US officials decided against taking action after the meetings, according to The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... . The newspaper did not, however, link these discussion to the exploding drones case.
On Twitter, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said it was "absolutely unacceptable and unjustifiable that US government officials participate in meetings to encourage and promote violent actions of Lion of Islams."
Posted by: Fred ||
09/11/2018 00:00 ||
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Saw something on the news last night that the NFL is hoping to expand into foreign countries, and their foot dragging on this issue might help them with that. Something like $27B in overseas revenues over the next few years or something like that.
Guessing ratings decline was due more to no bathing suit than political; every year there is some sort of 'save the gay unborn whales while making the place a better straw-free world' or some other blather.....
missed the show; had to rotate the air in my tires.
[Breitbart] The pro-mass immigration, GOP megadonor, billionaire Koch brothers are forming a new super PAC ahead of the 2018 midterm elections to back politicians who support their agenda of open borders, amnesty, and endless free trade.
The Kochs’ network of PACs and organizations will join together to elect candidates that fit their economic libertarian agenda, which stands in stark opposition to President Trump’s protective tariffs, border wall, and agenda to raise U.S. wages by reducing legal immigration levels.
The Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action PAC will join forces with the Kochs’ amnesty-pushing Libre Action PAC and Concerned Veterans for America Action to promote the billionaires’ agenda.
Before and during Trump’s presidency, the billionaire Koch brothers have been threatening GOP lawmakers who support the populist-nationalist agenda of the president. In July, during a conference of billionaire donors, Koch organization leaders said they would oppose Republicans that do not fall in line with their economic libertarian worldview.
Days before the Koch donor conference, Daniel Garza, the president of the Kochs’ amnesty arm known as Libre Initiative, told the media that reducing any legal immigration to the U.S. ‐ where more than 1.5 million foreign nationals are admitted every year ‐ is "unacceptable" and that the organization would not support lawmakers who seek immigration controls.
I'm not sure free speech should cover arguing for the dissolution of civilization. If the Kochs are so enamored of the third world, it is easier -- and safer for the rest of us -- for them to move to it than to bring it to the US.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
09/11/2018 8:01 Comments ||
Koch owns Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Molex, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals, Matador Cattle Company, and Guardian Industries. The firm employs 120,000 people in 60 countries, with about half of its business in the United States
I'm thinking some targeted ICE raids might be enlightening
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/11/2018 9:12 Comments ||
The Democrat's favorite evil pair, the Koch brothers?
Is there no organization (excepting maybe the NRA) that supports Trump?
[Reuters] The United States has issued a fresh warning to airlines to exercise caution when operating in Iran’s airspace, citing concerns over military activity including an unnamed U.S. civil operator being intercepted by fighter jets in December 2017.
The updated guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration to U.S. operators, issued on Sunday at the expiry of the prior year’s advisory, said there were also military activities emanating from or transiting through Iran’s airspace associated with the conflict in Syria.
Tensions ramped up between Iran and the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.
Posted by: Besoeker ||
09/11/2018 05:25 ||
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I don't think Providence has guinea pigs, so I'm guessing it's gonna take me a while to figure that out. But I do know that now that I have an original ZF limerick that mentions me, I must have hit the big time! :-)
Please don't feel too bad, gorb! Today it's the heavy-hearted hummingbird of happenstance dropping by with a pollen-golden present, tomorrow it's sure to be the bluebird of... that other stuff.
TW's right, as always. Just goofing on your extortionist being so tough he's comfortable using correct grammar. Or maybe he's just a lace-curtain goombah (they got those?)? I don't always think these things out completely. Heh. I mean, what's the point? Those sneaky preps and cons twist everything I try to say.
Oh, and re wordsmithing... don't, please. You're kind to say that, and I thank you on behalf of my parents' genes, but I'd give just about anything (except, of course, years of self-discipline and hard work) to be as casually clear, concise, and commonsensical as any number of posters here.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.