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Report: Nine dead after shootings in southern Missouri

Report: 9 found dead at multiple sites in Missouri 01:16
(CNN)Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing a sheriff there.

There are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone, county Sheriff James Sigman told the Herald.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is expected to hold a news conference about the deaths at about 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET) Friday, CNN affiliate KYTV reported.

Tyrone is about 135 miles (84 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 10:30 AM (4 replies)

FiFi: the world's only flying B29

Video at the link;

I had a chance to see her fly and tour her about 20 years ago in Atlantic City; a beautiful, magnificent piece of engineering. I was in a mall parking lot when the unmistakable sound of a multi-prop engine made me look up just in time to see her fly over. I drove like a madman to the airport and was met there by a whole carload of elderly gentlemen who happened to have been WW2 B29 crewman together for a reunion. I was in awe, they were in tears. We spoke of them flying raids over Japan. We got a private informal tour of her. They guys were all asking how they could volunteer and get a flight. The current crew took their names down to arrange flight legs for them to deadhead between tour stops.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:09 PM (2 replies)

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle
It’s started.

As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is putting the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 01:16 PM (47 replies)

Barbarian animals!

Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years.
Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artwork as they rampaged through a museum in the northern city of Mosul.
Video footage shows a group of bearded men in the Nineveh Museum using tools to wreck 3,000-year-old statues after pushing them over.
One of the items, depicting a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity, dates back to the 9th century B.C...
Yesterday it was revealed how terrorists had blown up the Mosul Public Library, sending 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts up in flames...
Presumed destroyed are the Central Library's collection of Iraqi newspapers dating to the early 20th century, maps and books from the Ottoman Empire and book collections contributed by around 100 of Mosul's establishment families.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 12:52 PM (12 replies)

Commuter train hits truck, derails in Southern California

live video here:

At least 30 people were reported injured early Tuesday when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles.

Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger said the crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. Shadinger said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. Authorities are describing the scene as a multi-casualty incident.

A Ventura County fire official told Fox News that the driver of the tractor trailer survived the crash and fled the scene. He was apprehended less than a mile from the crash site, the official said.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:56 AM (0 replies)

The Most Important Image Ever Taken

I love this video.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:15 AM (4 replies)

Leave it to the Japanese to develop a wearable robot that feeds you tomatoes.;_ylt=AwrBJR4wJOZUqjIApN7QtDMD

Tugging a tiny lever in the foot moves the arms to catch a tomato from the dispensing shoot. The arms then rotate the fruit over the runner's head and hold it in front of his mouth.

"We used about 100 tomatoes to complete this machine," said Novmichi Tosa, of creator Meiwa Denki, a company known for its off-the-wall devices and musical instruments.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 07:01 PM (7 replies)

Walmart raising wages

US retail giant Walmart - the nation's largest private employer - has announced plans to raise wages for more than 500,000 hourly employees at its US stores.

Walmart said that it would raise salaries for 40% of its staff to at least $9 per hour - $1.75 above the US minimum wage.

That hourly floor would be raised to at least $10 per hour by 1 February 2016.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 12:55 PM (39 replies)

I'm in a REALLY lousy mood today.

My doctor is sending me in for a heart stress test tomorrow morning to rule out some left side muscular pain I am having. So for 24 hours I am not allowed any caffeine!! I had my final cup of coffee at 6AM and I am really feeling it. We normally go through about 4 or 5 pots a day, so I am going through serious withdrawal.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:05 AM (10 replies)

F'ing Brrrrrrr!!! Everyone think warm thoughts.

Wind Chill Advisory
330 PM EST WED FEB 18 2015
330 PM EST WED FEB 18 2015





Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Feb 18, 2015, 06:12 PM (10 replies)
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