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Just One Drop - Ch 88

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Chapter 88 - From All I Believed

Morning, Two days before Shel
Captain Setar suppressed a smile as she watched the Ops door close. “Well, that was interesting… Ce’lani is a little cranky.” The last vestiges of sleep clung to her as she settled down into the command chair. She felt worn out, but it was the cusp of dawn, and Pod Seven had only just turned over control. “Report on station?”
“The perimeter’s secure,” Jelki replied crisply, pulling up the map of the campus on the main screen. “Pod One is on station and reports twelve by twelve. Sgt Ma’reis is already complaining about janitor duty.”
“Ah, first pod problems.” Setar shook her head, rubbing her eyes and blowing gently on her mug of tea. “What about the objective?”
“The objective’s secure,” Re’lan piped up, already sounding chipper. The woman could have been priestess of Jrafell. Her unwavering cheeriness would have been a character fault if she weren’t so devoted. As it was, it was a damned penance for everyone else at this time of day.
Jelke finished running the obligatory shift change checks and stretched. Things wouldn't get interesting until breakfast, but watching the perimeter was a given. It didn't keep the curiosity out of her voice, as she cocked her head and glanced over. “What was interesting with Captain Ton’is, Ma’am?”
“Mm! Well… it appears she’s expecting a call from Professor Warrick today,” Setar drawled out, taking a moment to savor their reaction. “She felt a need to remind me she’s devoted to Hele, and that if Be’ona or I let her sleep through the call, she’s going to ‘fuck us up the ass with a lasrifle and pull the trigger’.”
Re’lan was probably blushing like a cadet, but Jelke shook her head ruefully. “I expect there's a ‘but’ in there somewhere, Captain?”
“Well, yeah, she said that’s where the rifle would go…” Setar sniggered before taking a long sip from her tea, and slid a bit lower in the command couch. Her eyes wandered to the traffic on the board. “She also made it clear what’ll happen if anybody listens in.”
Thoughtful silence descended. Setar almost counted to twelve before-
“We’re going to anyway, right Captain?” Jelke asked nonchalantly. “You know, for security’s sake?”
“Sergeant, that would be a base infringement of Captain Ton’is’ privacy, which is in fucking short supply for everyone in this bunker.” She rubbed her chin thoughtfully, watching the steam rise from her mug. “Deeps right we are.”
_ _ _
Lady Wicama regarded her guest with interest as their autocab plied its way about the outskirts of Prelitauri. While she’d been free and cheerfully able to accommodate Khelira’s request, Monsignor Santino Barcio, or Friar Barcio, as he preferred, was not at all what she’d been expecting. She supposed it was a matter of exposure…
The Palace had never quite been the same since Princess Yn’dara’s wedding. Yn’dara was one of those odd Royals who, though well-regarded, was seldom in the public eye. A perennial favorite of the Empress, indulging her unexplained absences passed as a matter of course for the Court. Widely known to be estranged from her mother, Princess Arduina, no one enquired either deeply or often, so when she suddenly resurfaced, her return would have equally passed without comment… if not for the wedding.
Yn’dara had shocked the entire Nobility.
While it was common for any woman to marry into an established family and become a kho, the wedding should have been singular for a Princess. Princesses didn’t marry into families, Princesses formed them. And while Yn’dara technically had done so, she’d taken on three unmarried women at the same time as her husband, who was a Human! Favorite or no, the wags in the court were agog that the Empress accepted Adam so readily! The Empress, however, had been adamant; Yn’dara and her family had her blessings, and were to be left alone.
However, time had proven to be on Yn’dara’s side as well as the Empress.
After a wedding seen across the galaxy, Yn’dara’s family settled into a life of public duty. They spent long trips away from Shil, and while quietly dismissed as ‘pleasure excursions’, her trips often showed the throne to the outer provinces. Although her public engagements were few, she’d become a vocal advocate of the Empress’ reforms against graft and corruption, and, gradually, the jealous mutters about scandalous excess and Human debauchery faded away. Her marriage remained an unusual footnote, but time had demonstrated the value of Yn’dara and her wives to the throne.
Then there was Prince Adam.
Rumor held the Prince had made a favorable impression on the Empress years before, at an event hosted by Yn’dara’s mother. While details had never been forthcoming, a more significant story about Adam wafted briefly through the ranks of the Golden Glaives.
Both stories had been effectively silenced, but Wicama knew who to talk to, and being Khelira’s guardian carried a certain clout all its own. Though that influence waxed and waned over the years, raising Khelira required being aware of events that could shape her future, and she’d proven herself to be discreet. Over time, doors had opened and words had flowed.
Time had been on Prince Adam’s side, as well.
As the years passed, she’d had an exposure to Prince Adam that few of the court and none of the public enjoyed. She’d been wary at first, but he’d been a good friend and mentor to Princess Khelandri before she joined the Marines, and however infrequent his presence, he always displayed a keen mind, a loving heart, and a steadfast duty to his wives. Privately, he absolutely doted on young Khelira and possessed a loyalty to the Empress that you could bend battlesteel around. The two got along famously - after all, he was a veteran.
Not Navy, mind you, but you couldn’t have everything.
And so, as Humanity began making forays upon the galactic stage, her first impression of the species had been favorable. She’d witnessed Adam mature into his role with the court, and while the issue of children remained unspoken, that faded as well. At the time, Yn’dara had been sixth in the line of succession. A year after the wedding, Kamaud’re became an adult, followed a year later by Khelandri, and the matter became largely moot.
As for a second impression on Humans, Khelira had provided enthusiastic reports about Thomas Warrick. While the Princess thrived at the Academy, Warrick seemed to be something special.
The absence of a father in her life had been a void that no woman could properly fill, but she’d done her best. Although she’d entertained a few qualms, as the months passed by, Warrick remained a positive influence. Khelira’s messages were infrequent by necessity, but she’d written about her distress over Warrick’s family and clearly been moved. Prince Adam carried his own scars, but what veteran didn’t? He hid them carefully around Khelli, and if Warrick had chosen not to, he’d provided a useful sense of perspective, instead. It was time for Khelira to grow up, and that meant facing the grist of differing opinions and ugly realities. That was what education was actually for, and Warrick seemed to be doing admirably well as a grindstone.
All of that was before the library incident, which settled her opinion once and for all. While erratic, irreverent, and capable of violence, Humans clearly could be a positive influence when channeled in the right direction. Yn’dara had shown what a good Shil’vati woman was capable of with Prince Adam, and Lady Pel’avon was following suit.
And at least the wags at the Palace wouldn’t speak of Yn’dara’s state wedding again. As a subject for spectacle, Miv’eire Pel’avon’s had put it to shame.
Still, it was good to see Warrick married. While Professor Ha’meres scandalous exploits had faded from the public eye, older wo… more mature women didn’t forget such things. The man had been a daring adventurer - and an inveterate gadabout - and an unmarried man around that many young women was too tempting for some girls. A wife or two… preferably more… resolved such idle fancies. If the Pel’avon ceremony had been somewhat… questionable in taste, compared to Adam’s, it remained legally binding. Warrick was willing to settle down, and by all reports his wife had a proper sense of decorum.
Human men seemed to be a trial from the Goddess, but hopefully she and her kho-wife could sort him with time, love, and kindness.
While exposure to only two Humans was not what she’d call a comprehensive sample, in both cases her impressions had been quite positive. And so, when Khelli asked her to escort a Human Priest about the city, she’d been entirely willing.
Thus far, it had been an enjoyable morning. While there had been occasional missteps, their conversation had been delightful as they traveled from property to property. Even so, she hadn’t expected to meet such a kindred spirit.
Admittedly she’d stammered a bit when he mentioned eating the flesh and drinking the blood of his redeemer. On the other hand, she compared it to the first time she’d bled into the ocean, mingling salt in her blood with the seas. He’d turned shockingly pale, so she changed the subject. It was a purely symbolic act to Drepna - just a cut on the thumb, for goddess sake...
She’d taken extra care afterwards. Barcio could be clearly a sensitive male, but diplomacy was part of her work. Even calling her role ‘work’ was deceptive. She’d raised Khelira in every way an Empress could not.
It was easy for other women to appreciate the prestige of her position, but few understood the depth of it - or the satisfaction.
During her career in the Navy, her flotilla had provided direct support for the Empress, and they’d come to work closely over three tours. After Khelira’s birth years later, the invitation came from the Royal Household to act as her guardian, and she’d never looked back. Competition had been fierce for the prestigious position, but applying had been the best move of her life.
Empress Kamilesh loved all her children and had spent as much time with each of them as she could, but her work was all-consuming, and after her husband’s act of… Well, the Empress had been there, but she’d born her pain privately. She had lost herself in her work for many years before recovering a semblance of her former self, and her absence had taken a toll on her children. Kamaud’re had taken it the worst. Khelandri had bounced back, while everyone doted on Lu’ral. Barely more than an infant, Khelira had been far too young to remember. Wicama had been there through all of it.
It was a good life, and the princess was a delightful girl. For Wicama, the absence of a man in her life was something she’d felt now and then, but she invested her life in Khelira. The Empress treated her as a member of the family in all but name… and in a very real sense, the child you raised was your child.
Looking back, some women might insinuate she’d given up her personal life to raise another woman’s daughter. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
She had her calling - just as Friar Barcio had his.
Yes, he was a priest, and his religious strictures were very unusual. A male priest in any of the Shil’vati faiths would never be placed under such restraints, and for a man to go unmarried was noteworthy…
But she understood having a calling. Oh yes, she understood that as few others could.
After discussing his needs, they’d set out to examine three properties around Prelitauri. The Friar’s individual requirements were deceptively difficult when taken as a whole. A complex coupling a generous auditorium, ample administrative space, and he clearly needed substantial grounds to properly convey a sense of aura. Such accommodations were seldom on the market, and since he expected his colleagues to arrive in weeks, his need was immediate.
Thankfully, urban renewal moved in waves. The tides of such fashions meant Prelitauri was once again an up-and-coming area. While difficult to find, three older structures had the potential to be suitable, and so it was that she’d enjoyed learning about her guest as they explored the tiny district.
The Monsignor spoke four other Earth languages fluently. He tended to break into his native tongue and hadn’t mastered contractions yet, but his Vatikre was passable and he listened carefully, seldom needing to ask about a word. After limiting her contractions when she spoke, their conversation flowed easily.
Barcio had shown little enthusiasm for the first two properties, but their conversation regarding other matters never waned. She expanded on her devotion to Drepna, Shil and the roles of each goddess while asking careful questions of his faith. His own inquiries proved thoughtful, and he was as avid in politely asking after her beliefs as explaining his faith.
After their second hour together, she’d taken the liberty of calling Prelate Hi’meta Merlamiss. As a priestess of Drepna’s second circle, Merlamiss had proven a valuable contact over the years. Well connected, she enjoyed a good relationship with many other prelates of the Divine Halls; she also got on well with Xinfess, the Rakiri’s Speaker of the Dark Mother on Shil. A meeting with Barcio would readily open doors for his group that might otherwise prove difficult to attain, and while Barcio’s accent strained now and then, it was clear the Monsignor and the Prelate shared a questionably low sense of humor.
Given a chance, they’d probably get on famously.
Certainly, that would be a blessing. Their hunt for a suitable facility had not gone nearly so well, and while Barcio had been conciliatory toward the first two facilities, she could tell he wasn’t taken with either. The last property wasn’t high in her expectations, so she found herself casting her head to the side when it swept into view and he clasped his hands in excitement.
”*È bella!* This is beautiful,” he exclaimed. “It reminds me a bit of my childhood home in Sacile!”
She looked out at the complex with its low gabled roofs, as their cab wound up from the entrance. Beside the drive, a small river meandered through the campus past the main buildings. She tapped the console to slow their ride and considered the place in a new light. “I’m… well, a bit surprised to be honest, Friar.”
“Please! We have been traveling for hours now, and I am not holding a service.” The Friar spared her a warm smile, before gazing back at the premises. “I would take it as a great kindness if you would call me Santino.”
“Very well - on the condition you call me Wicama.” It had been some time since anyone called her by anything but title or rank, and the informality was pleasant. Still, as their autocab closed on the end of the lane, she let such thoughts go and considered the location properly.
The buildings were low, sensible cubes, but that was largely an end to it. The architect had made some unusual choices in Helkam motifs that strained understanding. A long colonnade bordered the river, and that seemed nice enough, but the buildings! Forgoing purple was one thing, but they were beige! With unusual elements and the repressively bland color scheme, it was small wonder the clerk handling the property confessed that the space had lain vacant. Its original owners went into foreclosure. The exotic design had proven unable to attract interest, laying dormant ever since.
Barcio… Santino… seemed delighted, however, and she pulled up the specifications on her omni-pad. “This site has two smaller auditoriums besides the main one, while the central building has four floors. One is underground, but all the floors face an interior atrium.”
As the cab gently halted in the car park, she climbed out to hold the door but Santino had already scrambled out and was examining the gardens with evident interest. Tall stands of parago trees were losing the last of their fronds for the year, but she had to admit the grounds were substantial. Yesterday’s storm had left the morning air cold and crisp, lending the gardens an appealing aspect. Untended since the last owners, much could be done with them.
She had given up trying to escort the Friar anywhere after their first two stops, and now they fell into an easy pace side by side as they strolled toward the main building. She turned back to the property itself. “So, this reminds you of your home?”
It wasn’t exactly Helkam architecture - domes weren’t covering every possible surface - but the builder had clearly been nodding in that direction. A promenade wound to the entry, supporting white chevrons that arced into the sky. The bright morning sky shone through clever cutouts, making the unusual design at least look light, rather than oppressive and unappealing. With a decent renovation, the facility had possibilities, and the price was comparatively low.
“*Si!* Oh, not so much like home, but there is the sense of it. I was born near the sea, and this feels… similar.” He gave her a depreciating smile before rolling his eyes. “It may not please everyone who is coming, but ‘everyone’ is not here, so I am allowed some indulgence! Better to have something waiting than nothing at all. I confess, some of my colleagues thought we’d only manage when the bridge to Messina is finished.”
“You should not have been sent ahead alone! Surely your colleagues were not that worried about a poor reception,” she tutted. Priest or no, there were decencies about a man traveling alone to be observed. “You shouldn't need a bridge to find a place for your mission. I don’t know where Messina is, but I’m certain Prelate Marlemis wouldn’t stand for it!”
“Tch! Excuse my poor efforts! The older I get, the more I remember things like yesterday. Unfortunately, the yesterdays I remember so well were thirty years ago!” Barcio smiled wryly up at her as they walked. “The ‘bridge to Messina’ used to be a saying… People dreamed of building a bridge to Sicily, and it became something that never happened. My English friends would instead say ‘when hell freezes over’. *Un'espressione volgare*, but very much to the point.”
“Ah… I’m sure we can manage something, and this could be made presentable. Maybe change the beige to a pale violet?” she offered helpfully as she made it to the door first, holding it open. “The aura inside isn’t so bad.”
“You’ve said that several times, but I do not know what you mean?” He paused in looking around the entry, which had an open foyer exposing the two floors above and led out to the atrium beyond. “What is ‘aura’? I do not think I know the word as you mean it.”
“Aura is… Hmm…” Wicama paused thoughtfully and gestured at the atrium. The interior was in better shape than the grounds, and the architect had done something clever. Not yet noon, a bevel along the top edge filled the space with sunlight. “Have you ever walked along a beach and wanted to save a shell? When you are there, that is aura… When you take the shell home and think of the beach, that is aura, but… less focused. Diminished. You sense the beach because of the shell, but you are not at the beach. Places can have aura, but it is more than character. If you move through a place and find yourself experiencing it? That is aura.”
“Mhm! *lodevole!* I like this idea very much. It would be right at home in the Vatican. Not everyone understands a space can move the spirit, or lend power to a message.” He nodded thoughtfully as he cast his eye about the open space. “With the right advice, perhaps we can lead others to these halls.”
“Perhaps. If you tour the Palace, I hope you’ll allow me to show you about? A lot of the real gems are hidden from the public.” She watched as he wandered toward the double-helixed stairways bordering the room. Those were definitely Helkam; walking up one side without meeting someone coming down the other was an interesting experience… once. After that, they could be an absolute nuisance. Spotting the elevators, she called him back. “The nice thing is this place is inexpensive! That will pad out your funds for a good remodel.”
Wicama quietly thanked the Goddesses that the builder’s had the good sense to install normal Shil’vati-style elevators. The sides were open, granting a wide view out over the atrium. The grounds were terraced to create a small park; that could make the underground space bearable, and the plans made them seem spacious enough. Not to everyone’s taste, but pretty. “I feel bad for asking, but can you afford the building? If the price of the first two bothered you, we can find others.”
“I would not hear of it! Thank you for your concern, but we are economical with our funds, and were sent with a generous sum. This is an important venture to everyone involved,” Barcio clasped a hand over his chest, as he shook his head. “I can not thank you enough for your help! You have surely spared me weeks, and I might not have found something half so suitable. As it is, the grounds are enough to gain me converts. Father Roscio and Pastor Weber will surely plant a vineyard before the inside is half done!”
“It’s not a problem. I have plenty of time,” she replied, dismissing the matter as inconsequential. “I work at the Palace, but with the Court away and my daughter at school, I’m a bit at loose ends just now. At the very least, I insist on helping you through the paperwork. I wouldn’t put it past some realty clerks to try and overcharge you… Someone from outside Shil, that is. I’ll ensure they stick to the listing.”
“To someone not from Shil… or someone who is not Shil’vati, perhaps?” His head canted slightly to one side, but he smiled as he said it. “*Certamente!* I would not dream of preventing you, though Rabbi Kleinbaum will be bitterly disappointed she has nothing to moan about.”
“I hope you won't take this badly, as I’ve only met one Human.” Wicama gave him a smile. She was long past girlish uncertainty, and the Navy had taught her a generous measure of professional poise to go with her skills as a markswoman. “You aren’t what I expected.”
“You know the professore, then?” He sucked in a breath and pursed his lips. “I am still deciding what sort of man he is.”
“No, actually, I know another Human but I’ve not… I have not… met Professor Warrick.”
“So. You mean that I am not *un barbaro*? I am here to make sure that we are seen as something more than savage warriors, *capisci*?” He studied her expectantly. “While the Imperium is doing good work on Earth, some still live in want. The Imperium provides enough for all to survive, but not all live in plenty. We need to present ourselves well.”
”That seems like a very secular outlook.” She offered, as they rode up to the third floor. Barcio asked for an explanation of the word, and by the time they’d made their way through the first offices he had the idea.
“My church has not always troubled itself with such things, but our holy father is greatly concerned with such inequalities. He takes it upon himself to address such matters with the Governess, when their time allows.”
“Your church has a good relationship with her?”
“È straordinario! The Governess adores our food, and while she was adamant about taking quarters in the Vatican, she has taken pains not to disturb us.” He shrugged dismissively. “*Cosa sai fare?* It seemed a small price, and we have endured far worse.”
“I used to hear terrible stories about red zones on Earth, though the Humans I’ve met don't seem the sort. It is good that your… pulp?” She tried the word and was rewarded with kind laughter and a gentle correction. “It is good that your pope concerns himself with the full welfare of the people and works with your governess. Our prelates share the same concerns.”
“I thought the Empress was the head of your church? Now, I find you have many…” he groped for a word, frowning, and gave up. “*Questo accento è una prova di fede!* ‘Denominations’ is not the right word, but she is the one revered, yes?”
“Of course! The Empress has to show all of our virtues and none of our faults, but that’s part of her role. To favor any divinity over the others could cause divisions. She has her personal preferences, of course, but never lets them be known.” Wicama explained carefully. “It would be in poor taste.”
“And poor politics, I think?” Santino gave her a long look. At his height it was difficult, but he managed. “This makes sense to me now, that the Imperium leaves matters of faith alone. *Una benedizione inaspettata.*”
Despite the serious topic, his fervent reply brought a smile back to her lips. “It seems your pope considers politics as well as economics.”
“People will always defend economic theories which assume that growth will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice. This has never been confirmed by the facts, and expresses a crude trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” He said, stopping to clasp a hand over his cross. “Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”
“That doesn't sound like scripture.” She offered cautiously, as they made their way into a wider suite of offices on the second floor.
“*Esattamente.* The words of Pope Francis, a good and blessed man who appointed me to my position. His successor, his holiness John Paul the Third, is much of the same mind,” Santino said quietly. “Our savior washed the feet of others and urged all to do the same. The hardest step is to be involved. To work together for change, as well as to pray. That is why I am here.
“*I pigri di cuore trovano sempre una scusa* Some Humans, they are yet angry with the Imperium. Now they have enough, they are bitter not to have plenty. For some there is never enough - the true poverty lies within their hearts,” Santino said a bit testily. “Our faith teaches us to find salvation in eternal life, but others? *Pigrizia!* They see it as an excuse from taking agency in themselves. Jesus washed the feet of others - he did not lay down and wait for someone to wash his!”
Wicama turned the unfamiliar metaphor over in her mind but decided she had the sense of it. “Sham teaches us that helping our families and one another is the same as helping ourselves. ‘The rising tide bares us all from the reefs’.” It was a matter of faith… but that was why it was faith in the first place. On the whole, it seemed like a mature perspective that explained the changes she’d seen in Prince Adam over the years. “You’re here to meet with others, but this seems as much about knowing yourselves.”
“*Sì, non è una brutta cosa avere umiltà davanti a Dio.* Human beings, while we are capable of the worst, we are also capable of choosing the good. Of rising up to make a new start. We are entering the galaxy.” He gestured out the window at the world beyond. “If not now… when?”
_ _ _ “So, when are you going to explain this masterpiece you four have been cooking up?” Marin asked. Sammi and Sam were barely awake but the twins had already arrived, bright-eyed and enthusiastic, and Marin cursed the resilience of youth. The room was acceptably warm, but Ayen had complained about the cold and used the excuse to slip back into bed. She was considering her options for joining him.
Somewhere, somehow, Sammi had found their rabbit pajamas again. “Sam, explain it to her? You do it better.” Sammi yawned, but Marin suspected it was an act. Once something got their attention, sleep was usually an afterthought.
“What, now?” Sam had barely stumbled into the room and blinked. Bleary-eyed and barely awake, he looked like he’d been ambushed, which was exactly the case.
“Pllllllleeeease…?” They sat back pulling the ears, giving their best Roger Rabbit impression. Luminous green eyes peered out at Sam, imploringly.
“Alright… I need coffee, but fine.” Sam trudged over to the kitchenette and poked listlessly at the instant coffee. It was getting perilously low, but Marin was sure he’d brought more on the ship. Eventually Sam gestured at the K’herbhal sisters with his mug. “So the girls want to create an artificial topological soliton. It's like a black hole, except where it isn't… It's sort of a kink in space-time.”
“Made you say kink!” Sammi grinned impishly and the girls blushed. Marin shook her head but paid attention. It felt far too early after another late night, but once everyone was up you had to hang on for whatever came next.
“So, what's that got to do with this… hole you want to use for power?” Marin raised her voice just enough to drag the conversation back on track.
“It’s more like a side effect. If it cuts the right angle, it goes into a realm of space-time we can tap for power. Think of it as an obverse of an energy drain, so it's like a white hole.”
“Let me guess.” Marin shook her head and grinned, holding up a hand to forestall the inevitable. “Except where it isn’t?”
“Ummm… pretty much.” Sam grumbled, blowing at his coffee. Marin glanced back at the twins. With Sam busy, the twins had gravitated to either side of Sammi. There was room left on the couch, and she wandered over to settle in beside one of them.
The Sams had been complaining for years about a lack of ‘focal power’ for their mass compression technologies, and while a rubber duck inside a diamond was impressive, they’d wanted to do something more - a lot more. She suspected if the twins were providing the means, then they already had something about to surface from the depths of their imaginations. Over the years she’d learned to pick a bit, rather than take their answers at straight value. “And if things don’t cut at the right angle? You remember how long it took to get rid of the Navy, when you started talking about making black holes?”
“It's not our fault they didn’t understand,” Sammi said defensively, crossing their arms and pouting at her before the rabbit ears fell over their face.
“Who didn’t understand what?” Akeimei yawned at the door. She cast a wink her way before wrapping her arms around Sam and gave him a quick hug. “What did I miss?”
“Umm… a parallel universe, if the math is right,” Sam mumbled from the depths of his coffee cup.
“What? Like identical versions of us?” Marin watched Akimei’s nose wrinkled at the smell before she slipped away from Sam. Slipped down beside her, they rubbed shoulders a moment. “Tell me, is there one where I get more sleep?”
“More or less identical… though it's not like you need to go into a parallel universe for that sort of thing. There’s already a ‘you’ out there somewhere right now, to say nothing of past and future ‘you’.” Sam scratched his cheek idly for a moment “It's just the math. The universe is so vast that there are exact physical cosmic twins of us out there somewhere, not to mention even more almost-twins.”
“Sam’s right!” Sammi perked up excitedly, bouncing on the sofa. “Then there are quantum cosmic twins - which gets weird because particles exist in multiple states and you’d sort of overlap… but the easiest one is probably just another us elsewhere in the universe right now! That's sort of the point where the universe is bigger than you can imagine!”
“So exactly the same… or almost.” One of the twins giggled. “Just like us!”
“Pretty much,” Sam nodded, slowly emerging from the depths of his coffee. “Another you out there on another Shil, or another me on a whole Earth, even - just a little bit different.”
“What? Like an Earth that never met the Imperium?” Marin canted her head, tossing out the obvious. It was hard to remember her life before, and she didn’t want to contemplate the alternative.
“Oh, I don't like that idea.” One of the twins stuck out her lip. “We want to come to Earth!”
“Yeah,” her sister nodded, though she suddenly looked glum. “I don’t know if Professor Warrick would mind though. He’d be with his wife and daughter, there.”
“Oh…” her sister's face crumpled. “I didn’t think of it that way.”
“Well, don’t…” Sammi hugged them both a moment, though they held the first twin a bit tighter. “The point is, somewhere he’s with them right now!”
“Wow, I guess so.” she brightened. “Just imagine! A whole Earth that never met the Shil’vati!”
“I wouldn’t worry, sis.” her twin nodded. “I think Professor Warrick is pretty happy right now.”
_ _ _
“I am not happy about this!” Tom glared at his omni-pad before tossing it down in frustration.
Miv looked up at her husband.
“It’s an honor!” She tucked her chin in and gave him a long, considered look, “What is it that’s bothering you - really? It wasn't Monsignor Barcio. Are you certain this isn't the same sort of thing?”
“Yes, I’m sure!” he growled, looking away like a guilty child. “Alright, maybe… but this uniform is the silliest thing I’ve ever seen. I’ll look like a mushroom, and the hat only makes it worse!" Tom grimaced at the omni-pad accusingly, "They won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, so now I’m on the rolls as a Warden Captain - whatever that is - and this ceremony is ridiculous!”
“The ceremony is traditional. Very symbolic... Besides, they don't make wardens out of anyone below the rank of captain - I looked it up. You were one before, so it's appropriate to make you one instead of a Warden Major or Warden Colonel.” She smiled at him serenely. “Surely, it can’t be the worst thing you’ve ever done.”
He turned to wag a finger her way. “I’ll take that bet!”
“Worse than our wedding reception…?” She crooned, teasing him. “Or maybe pre-term night? I swear by the Goddess no one will pinch your ass, except for Lea and I.”
“Fine…” Her smile grew wider as he grumbled, but he was calming down already and there wasn't heat in it. Still, he stubbornly clung on to the point a while longer. "It’s in my top five.”
“I’m sure you’ll survive, husband. Now then, I have meetings all afternoon, so why don't you finish reviewing the menu? You’ll feel better when all this is over and you can go back to cooking, chess, or starting that eeeyiy club… You might even give Ce’lani a call or message her?” She gathered her coat and smiled demurely, though it harbored nothing innocent. “If I’m not here you’ll have perfect privacy… Just don't promise anything you wouldn't promise to me.”
“It’s iai-do…” Tom groused, but he was already picking up his omni-pad.
She blew him a kiss and made her way toward the commons. Tom would probably stew a while, but he’d make the call.
There would be time to meet with Ce’lani on the common, before she had to come home for dinner.
_ _ _
Tom looked over the banquet menu as if it might reach out and bite him. The words stared up at him with perfect innocence.
Appetizer: Fruit and Cheese Platter - Slices of various cheeses and fruits on a platter providing a delicate mix of sweet, tangy and creamy to invigorate the dining experience. Serve with a selection of sweet and semi-sweet wines.
Soup: Choice of Tomato or French Onion Soup - Served with a piece of baguette and cheese.
Salad: Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing -- an assortment of greens and fruit with a balsamic grain dressing to cleanse the palate.
Entree: Cornish Pasty - This herb-infused meat and pastry dish provides a counterpoint to the tangy taste of the salad and soup. Served with a creamy buttered mashed potato (a vegetable, humanely prepared!) with chives (also a vegetable). Served with a selection of wines or ales.
Dessert: Chef’s Sorbet Surprise - A sweet treat complemented by a palate cleanser, ending the meal on a piquant note.
His last call with Bherdin had been a trial and a half. Omni-pads were the definition of ‘high fidelity’, and hearing the little Shil’vati hyperventilate for ten minutes over the plan was pointless. At least Melondi had easier going with Vedeem on her side... one way or another this was happening.
As a final consolation, he relented on wearing matching suits. Bherdin frequently bemoaned Tom’s 'lamentable' fashion sense, and he perked up at that, promising to get him some appropriate formalwear for the occasion.
Privately, he suspected his Shil’vati friend was looking for a convenient alibi if a riot started.
In fairness, it probably wasn't a bad idea.
“Too late to use it myself…” he muttered. It wasn’t quite noon, and Miv was probably right. Instead of Chess Club or starting Iai-do practice or just cooking out at Human Food, he was stuck here at home. Miv’s place was bigger, but most of his stuff was still in boxes; it left him listless and climbing the walls. If this worked, at least things could get back to normal.
…Mostly normal…
He flipped back to the picture of the Warden uniform on his omni-pad. It was bad enough, but the hat made the whole thing look like a blue toadstool in silver filigree.
He swiped the picture away like an act of revenge, but didn’t toss the pad back on the table.
…Miv was right... and I promised to call Ce’lani…
Tom centered himself, pulling up the number. The universe was always in motion and a good Taoist accepted their part in what came. That was the lesson of ‘the Vinegar Tasters’, and it held true… The painting showed three men standing around a vat of vinegar. Each has dipped his finger into the vinegar and tasted it. The expression on each man's face showed his individual reaction.
The painting was an allegory for Confucius, Buddha, and Lao-tse. Confucius wore a sour look on his face. He believed life was out of harmony with the universe. As the second figure in the painting, Buddha had a bitter expression. Like the vinegar, life was painful and filled with attachments and desires that led to suffering. The last man, Lao-tse, was smiling at the taste. To him, harmony existed naturally and could be found by anyone at any time in any experience.
He thought about his buddy Dave. The old Marine would probably shake his head and tell him to ‘embrace the suck.’ It pretty much boiled down to the same thing.
Not that he was against calling. Miv and Lea had practically taken turns urging him on and giving their views on why it was a good idea. They hadn't harped about it, but he knew which way the wind was blowing. And Ce’lani’s message had been short, sweet in the literal sense, and the sound file she’d offered up had been…
…Pretty nice, really…
If he still said no, or decided he didn't like where this was going, they’d back his choice, of course. He didn't have a doubt in his mind… But with everything else in his life turned upside down, calling Ce’lani seemed like a calm in the eye of a storm.
…It's just a phone call. Leave the chaos at the gate…
He settled down on the couch to check his messages before giving her a call. It was nearly lunch…
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2023.06.01 03:44 CultureEtBaston Stream Culture et Baston Nocturne, Armes et Armures de l'Univers Tolkien du 27/05/2023

Durant cette émission, nous avons parlé du réalisme des armes dans le cinéma et la télévision. Voici les sources relatives à ce que nous avons pu vous dire :
Ressources utiles :
La classification des formes de lames de Ewart Oakeshott : voici une introduction rapide à la classification d'Oakeshott. Tout n'est pas décrit dans ce court article mais il donne tout de même les grandes lignes qui permettront de comprendre ce que nous vous décrivons plus bas. Cette image et cet article en anglais sont plus parlants et détaillés.
La classification de Geibig est l'équivalent pour les épées spécifiquement viking. Elle chevauche les premiers types de la classification d'Oakeshott : toutes les lames décrites par Geibig sont contenues dans les types X, Xa, XI et XIa d'Oakeshott, éventuellement certains type XII.
La classification de Jan Petersen concerne les montures des épées scandinaves et s'arrête là où commence celle d'Oakeshott. Jan Petersen a aussi produit une classification des fers de hache scandinaves qui est très utile.
Ce n'est pas notre présent sujet mais il existe aussi la classifications des fers de lance scandinaves de Solberg, celles de Wheeler et Schmidt pour les scramasaxes et celle de Elmslie pour les sabres européens médiévaux.
Attention aux classifications : les lames ne sont pas toujours strictement fidèles aux types des classifications, qui sont généralistes. Certaines vont même être totalement inclassables, sortant totalement des classifications, notamment à la fin du Moyen-Âge. Oakeshott lui-même affirmait qu'il n'y a pas d'intérêt à pousser sa classification plus loin puisque les lames, à partir de la Renaissance, ont des formes si variées et si proches à la fois qu'il n'y a plus que quelques types généraux d'épées et des centaines de variations.
Les épées de la série Vikings :
Cette étude, en Tchèque, présente de nombreuses photographies et représentations d'épées viking qui vous permettront de reconnaître ce qui ne va pas dans les épées de la série. Vous pouvez voir dans ce document une seule et unique épée dont la gouttière ne commence pas sous la garde mais en plein milieu de la lame, une véritable rareté, ce qui le rend encore plus intéressant puisque, comme je vous le disais, c'est quelque chose qu'on ne voit pour ainsi dire jamais.
L'épée de Lagertha dans la série Vikings. Bien qu'elle a effectivement une forte inspiration viking, elle n'est pas du tout une reproduction fidèle et la copie est assez grossière. La poignée est trop longue, la garde trop courbée, le pommeau trop petit, la lame trop mince ainsi que l'est sa gouttière, rien n'est correct en proportions.
L'épée de Ragnar dans la même série. La monture est déjà plus fidèle à la réalité d'une épée viking, mais reste très fantaisiste. La lame, elle, a une géométrie qu'on ne voyait pas sur les épées de cette époque avec, notamment, un ricasso qui n'apparaîtra que bien plus tard sur les épées à double tranchant.
Des montures d'épées incroyablement détaillées ont existé chez les peuples scandinaves, germaniques et britanniques qui ont été les principaux utilisateurs de ce genre d'épées, c'est pourquoi il y a tout de même un fond de vérité dans la monture de l'épée de Ragnar dans la série Vikings, mais elle reste fantaisiste et fortement éloignée de la réalité historique.
L'épée d'acier du jeu vidéo Oblivion :
L'épée d'acier qui, bien que prenant place dans un univers de fantaisie dans lequel même les lois de la physique ne sont pas les mêmes que les nôtres, a une apparence tout à fait acceptable pour une épée et ferait un excellent outil de combat dans notre réalité. Ses dimensions et son apparence sont raisonnablement proches de certaines épées du Moyen-Âge ou de l'Empire Romain.
Dans Skyrim, par contre... Voilà.
La lance de cavalerie de la fin du Moyen-Âge et du début de la Renaissance :
Illustration d'un ouvrage didactique d'époque qui montre de telles lances, avec leur épatement devant et derrière la poignée.
Une autre, un peu plus ancienne, encore une et une autre. Toutes ces représentations nous montrent des lances destinées à tuer et non au tournois.
Des tenues et armes de gendarmes français du début du XVIe siècle.
Strider, l'épée d'Aragorn dans les films :
L'épée est très similaire, tant en dimensions qu'en apparence, à des épées à lame du type XIIa ou XVIa selon la classification d'Oakeshott, avec un pommeau un peu particulier mais pas improbable historiquement et des fioritures assez classiques. La gouttière sur la lame est néanmoins trop longue : elle devrait être environ un quart plus courte pour une lame type XIIa et moitié à deux tiers moins longue pour une lame type XVIa. Une telle épée aurait été utilisée du XIVe au XVe siècle.
Des pommeaux inhabituels se sont fréquemment vus durant le Moyen-Âge, comme sur cette épée, qui d'ailleurs a une jumelle, toutes deux conservées dans deux musées différents.
Voici d'autres exemples d'épées à lames type XIIa : des originales ici et ici, des reproductions et là encore.
L'épée de Boromir :
Celle-ci est aussi raisonnablement historique, avec un pommeau en poire champignonnée et une lame de type XIV. Voici un autre exemple, lequel montre bien comme la lame de l'épée de Boromir est tout à fait correcte, bien que sa gouttière est trop large.
Le réel problème en terme de compatibilité historique de l'épée de Boromir est son assemblage d'éléments qui n'ont historiquement pas cohabité sur une même épée. Elle reste un outil de combat intelligemment conçu et aurait été efficace dans les mains d'un chevalier.
D'autres exemples d'épées du type XIV : ici, et enfin Moonbrand, probablement la plus connue du type, une épée qui a appartenu à Ewart Oakeshott lui-même et qu'il a utilisé pour définir le genre.
Anduril, l'épée d'Aragorn :
Anduril est une épée très fantasque dans ses fioritures, avec un pommeau et une garde qui ne se trouvent pas historiquement, mais auraient pu. Les artisans du Moyen-Âge faisaient parfois des pièces uniques sorties de leur imagination, comme les épées à lames en rostres de poisson-scie que nous avions vu dans une précédente émission, un tel pommeau n'était donc pas si fantaisiste que ça.
Sa lame est une type XIIa tardive, qui se caractérise par une pointe moins définie, plus effilée, et renforcée par un nerf central à partir de la fin de la gouttière. Dans l'ensemble des lames de type XIIa, c'est un modèle relativement rare mais pas exceptionnel et elles n'ont jamais perdu leur succès dans les territoires germaniques. Une telle lame, ici dans une monture typique du début du XVe siècle, aurait été utilisée du XIIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du Moyen-Âge, avec une perte de faveur entre 1300 et 1450 puis un regain d'intérêt de la part du public, surtout dans les territoires germaniques, jusqu'aux années 1600 quand les types de lames ont été plus divers et moins strictement marqués.
On remarque encore une fois ce léger ricasso, avec le tranchant ne commençant qu'environ deux centimètres après la garde, ce qui est très rarement vu au Moyen-Âge et à ma connaissance jamais sur des lames de type XIIa, même tardives. La gouttière est un peu longue pour le type, mais pas anachronique.
Glamdring, l'épée des elfes dee Gondolin portée par Gandalf :
Cette épée n'est pas historique du tout. Son pommeau est correct mais sa poignée et sa garde sont fantaisistes, quoique pas improbables, et sa lame est une complète invention. Il n'existe aucun type de lame de ce style pour les épées à deux mains, mais certaines lames de glaives romains ou d'épées grèques antiques ont eu une forme similaire, dite "pisciforme".
Guthwinë, l'épée d'Eomer :
Guthwinë est une épée particulière, dont la garde et le pommeau sont fantaisistes mais la poignée a, une fois n'est pas coutume, la bonne taille et la lame est parfaitement historique. Dans cette étude que nous avions déjà citée au début de cet article, nous pouvons voir plusieurs lames d'époque de même taille et géométrie que Guthwinë, incluant la double gouttière.
Herugrim, l'épée de Theoden :
Si la monture de Guthwinë, bien que fantaisiste, avait tout de même une vague forme de monture d'épée carolingienne, Herugrim a une monture parfaitement fantasque dont je doute qu'elle put exister au Moyen-Âge, même en tant qu'objet de parade.
Sa lame est néanmoins, là encore, tout à fait historique et peut être comparée aux lames d'épées viking dans le document précédemment cité et même à des "spatha", les épées romaines.
Les épées d'Eowin et de Théodred :
les épées d'Eowin et de Théodred, similaires en tous points sinon leur couleur, sont un peu moins historiques, notamment par l'apparition d'un nerf sur le dernier quart de la lame, chose qu'on n'a pas vu sur les épées carolingiennes ou vikings à ma connaissance. Néanmoins, nous pouvons noter la présence, pourtant rare sur les épées de fiction, d'un épaulement à la base de la lame, comme sur celle-ci ou celle-là, quoiqu'il est exagéré sur les lames du Seigneur des Anneaux. Ce détail, bien que peu connu, était en vérité assez fréquent dans les années 1100 à 1300.
L'épée du roi-sorcier d'Angmar :
Cette épée est une parfaite représentation d'une lame du type XVIIIe comme celle-ci ou celle-là. La poignée, néanmoins, n'est pas spécialement historique, ni le pommeau à ma connaissance.
Les épées des Nazgul :
Parfaitement fantaisiste, sans aucun lien avec la réalité historique, cette épée qui a vraiment de la gueule est inspirée d'un type particulier de lame appelé "colichemarde" et qui servait à avoir un "fort" (premier tiers de la lame) résistant et un faible (second tiers) et un estoc (dernier tiers de la lame) fins et légers.
Le modèle qu'on voit à gauche de l'image est, lui, déjà un peu plus historique, correspondant au type XXII chez Oakeshott. L'anneau sur la garde, assez en vogue à la fin du Moyen-Âge et au début de la Renaissance, est une fioriture rarement vue en film et qui mérite d'être notée.
C'est une particularité donnée par Tolkien qui, dans le livre, nous décrit l'anneau sur l'arme d'un Nazgul comme un "vestige d'une époque révolue" dont l'intérêt vient d'un "art martial ancien". Les costumiers des films ont décidé d'inclure ce détail que, pourtant, seule une poignée de nerds comme le Tigron a pu remarquer. Une autre vue de cette épée qui donne plus de détails mais n'est pas à l'échelle, voyez le précédent lien pour avoir une meilleure idée de sa taille réelle.
Un bon exemple d'épée type XXII qui permet de voir les similitudes avec l'épée à anneau des Nazgul.
Les dagues de l'Ouest :
Ces dagues ont des formes variées dont deux au moins sont historiques. La deuxième est un baselard, aussi appelé "dague suisse", comme ceci, et la troisième est assez typique des dagues appairées à leurs épées que portaient les chevaliers du XIe au XVIIIe siècle : un simple modèle réduit de leur épée.
Les nagamaki elfiques :
les elfes des films utilisent principalement une arme rarement vue qui se trouve être une interprétation du nagamaki japonais, dont voici.jpg) un exemple historique en parfait état de conservation.
Les haches de Gimli :
Cette hache à deux têtes n'est pas historique pour un sou.
La hache qu'il tient le plus en avant sur cette image est inspirée des "cannes-haches" hongroises dans sa fonction et de certaines haches scandinaves.
Les haches rohiriques :
Les haches des Rohirims sont inspirées de celles des vikings. Elles sont du type B long ou éventuellement C mais avec un oeil d'une forme différente dans la classification de Jan Petersen.
Leur décoration importante n'est pas anachronique, car beaucoup de haches vikings étaient fortement décorées.
Les lances gondoriennes :
Le Gondor utilise des lances dont la forme renflée à la pointe.jpg?mode=max) et au talon rappelle les yari japonaises.
Le "dussack" gobelin :
Les gobelins utilisent une arme qui rappelle les modèles d'exercice d'une arme particulière appelée "dussack" dont voici un exemple et un autre.
La machette des Uruk-hai d'Isengard :
Cette arme, bien qu'affreusement moche et pas historique du tout, reste une arme fonctionnelle et plutôt bien pensée. Elle rappelle beaucoup la machette Ontario SP-8.
Cette arme se distingue du fauchon qui, contrairement à l'arme des Uruk-hai, est construit comme une épée : garde à deux quillons, poignée composée d'une fusée recouverte de corde ou de cuir, pommeau et soie traversante rivetée à l'extrémité du pommeau opposée à la lame. Voici un article écrit par le Tigron il y a un bout de temps déjà à propos du sabre en Europe médiévale qui, ainsi que sa seconde partie, vous en dira plus à ce sujet.
L'armure des guerriers du Rohan :
Les rohirrims portent diverses armures, dont des hauberts de mailles et d'écailles qui sont raisonnablement historiques. Je trouve l'entrejambe peu protégé par les armures d'écailles, mais ce n'est pas particulièrement important pour un guerrier qui combat à cheval puisque l'avant de son aine est couvert par la selle. Leurs épaulières sont à ma connaissance fantaisistes, mais le reste de l'armure semble tout à fait correct.
L'arc de Ramsey Bolton dans Game of Thrones :
Une image de la série qui nous montre l'arc qu'utilise Ramsey.
Un arc de Penobscot, qui a inspiré celui utilisé dans la série. Il en a existé de plusieurs types, notamment dans la méthode d'attache des cordes de l'arc secondaire.
Sur certains, les cordes de l'arc secondaire sont attachées à la base des branches à des encoches ou des pions et, sur certains autres, elles sont attachées au bout des branches sur des poupées classiques comme sur n'importe quel arc.
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2023.05.31 14:28 nerdyrednek Etiquette (for lures) and Other Tips for the Cape Hatteras “Point”?

Looking for some local/frequent visitor advice here. My family is going to Avon, NC the last week of September and I am excited for the chance to fish “The Point” at Cape Hatteras for the first time. I’d be looking to throw artificials for Spanish/Blues as I have seen in several videos (I do not have the gear to do the 8-n-bait conga line). My question is how do these two fishing styles coexist at this location, given how much of a taboo I hear it is to use anything besides strictly bait, mono, and conventional reels? Do the artificial guys just fish a different section of “The Point” than the bait guys? Is it more acceptable to use braided line at certain times of the year than others? Just trying to follow the norms of the area.
Other tips are also welcome, like what do you do if you have to go to the bathroom down there (#2)? In all seriousness, this the hold up of my retired dad and father-in-law, who I’d love to go with me if I can alleviate this legitimate concern. Any general advice is welcome, too. Thank you in advance.
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2023.05.31 01:04 SirKitTheShort Experiment for 4th of July

I recently saw the Shimshon footage of Israel to Crete at sunset with a long range IR camera setup. The experiment was interesting, but it wasn't possible to confirm he was actually seeing Crete. In a comment I read, someone suggested it would be better if there was someone in front of that mountain in Crete shooting off a flare. From that I started thinking of other times and places around the United States where this kind of picture might be replicable. Obviously, getting a shot like Shimshon did with the sun setting behind a high mountain is a great idea, and takes good advantage of an IR set up. Also, the fact that there was a platform in the sea was good to show the lack of movement of the silhouettes.
My experiment idea is using a similar camera set up and trying to take long range pictures of firework shows from varying distances. Could someone in Key West point a phone at Cancun (~395mi) and see a firework show (yes they do that in Cancun) or vice versa? Or Could someone on the east side of Lake Superior (Marathon, CA) point a camera at Duluth (~300mi) and see the glow of fireworks? The idea is straight lines over water, where fireworks displays happen. Large mortar fireworks go roughly 250-500 ft up, depending on the show.
Other idea locations: San Diego <-> Santa Barbara (185mi) Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Oregon Coast to Cannon Beach, OR north (~210mi), or Eureka, CA south (~150mi) North Coast Lake Michigan, Manistique maybe, to Chicago (~290mi) Toledo <-> Buffalo (~250mi) Anything from Cape Hatteras, NC north (from 200-500mi) and South (from 400-700mi) Cancun across the Gulf is going to be in the 400-700 mile range.
I could keep going. The point is this opportunity fairly accessible to a lot of people, and the bother of finding someone to shoot a flare are a specific time while you are filming is not necessary. We do that every 4th of July. The weather at some of these locations will be bad some years, but this is an easily repeatable experiment, year in and year out.
Perhaps it can be done all over the Southern Hemisphere on New Years...
Hoping this puts the bug in some ears who are near by a location where this is able to be carried out.
Shimson's camera setup piqued my interest, but his experiment setup wasn't convincing enough.
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2023.05.31 01:03 SirKitTheShort Experiment for the 4th of July

I recently saw the Shimshon footage of Israel to Crete at sunset with a long range IR camera setup. The experiment was interesting, but it wasn't possible to confirm he was actually seeing Crete. In a comment I read, someone suggested it would be better if there was someone in front of that mountain in Crete shooting off a flare. From that I started thinking of other times and places around the United States where this kind of picture might be replicable. Obviously, getting a shot like Shimshon did with the sun setting behind a high mountain is a great idea, and takes good advantage of an IR set up. Also, the fact that there was a platform in the sea was good to show the lack of movement of the silhouettes.
My experiment idea is using a similar camera set up and trying to take long range pictures of firework shows from varying distances. Could someone in Key West point a phone at Cancun (~395mi) and see a firework show (yes they do that in Cancun) or vice versa? Or Could someone on the east side of Lake Superior (Marathon, CA) point a camera at Duluth (~300mi) and see the glow of fireworks? The idea is straight lines over water, where fireworks displays happen. Large mortar fireworks go roughly 250-500 ft up, depending on the show.
Other idea locations: San Diego <-> Santa Barbara (185mi) Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Oregon Coast to Cannon Beach, OR north (~210mi), or Eureka, CA south (~150mi) North Coast Lake Michigan, Manistique maybe, to Chicago (~290mi) Toledo <-> Buffalo (~250mi) Anything from Cape Hatteras, NC north (from 200-500mi) and South (from 400-700mi) Cancun across the Gulf is going to be in the 400-700 mile range.
I could keep going. The point is this opportunity fairly accessible to a lot of people, and the bother of finding someone to shoot a flare are a specific time while you are filming is not necessary. We do that every 4th of July. The weather at some of these locations will be bad some years, but this is an easily repeatable experiment, year in and year out.
Perhaps it can be done all over the Southern Hemisphere on New Years...
Hoping this puts the bug in some ears who are near by a location where this is able to be carried out.
Shimson's camera setup piqued my interest, but his experiment setup wasn't convincing enough.
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2023.05.29 22:10 sargentghost13 Got this for 100$ today. What a steal!

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2023.05.28 21:31 BellaGoth_sims This is a picture I took during my freshman year 4 years ago, thoughts?

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2023.05.28 10:57 Equal_Insect_4806 This is a picture I took during my freshman year 4 years ago, thoughts?

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2023.05.28 01:39 Loud-Employment-1670 This is a picture I took during my freshman year 4 years ago, thoughts?

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2023.05.25 03:01 Sillysilssss Where should I play along this route?

Where should I play along this route?
I’ll be driving from florida to maine where should a stop to play a round along the way?
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2023.05.24 02:39 DramaticAd4666 Anyone know if this is a good area to move to? And if this a bidding situation?

Anyone know if this is a good area to move to? And if this a bidding situation?
There is another bigger house very close to this one for sale but a bit bigger and been on market much longer. Is it a good one to buy and at what price? This sold price vs list price is almost 25% difference
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2023.05.23 04:29 LivingVicariously01 Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras, NC
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2023.05.19 18:14 karebearinSD Seeking help on identifying this tiny rock/shell ?

Seeking help on identifying this tiny rock/shell ?
Found this tiny specimen while vacationing on the lower end of the NC Outer Banks.. either the Hatteras Beach or the shoreline of the Pamlico Sound last week.
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2023.05.17 03:14 Charlie-Mops Fishing @ Ocracoke, NC!

Fishing @ Ocracoke, NC!
Had a blast trying out soft sand setting on Ocracoke Island NC! Sad that there’s only ONE level 3 charger on the entire stretch of OBX! Fortunately, it’s in Avon, which is about 15 minutes from the ferry to get to the island. I charged to 90% and had about 50% remaining after coming back to the mainland. The effort required to drive in very soft sand is quite a drain on the battery.
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2023.05.16 17:09 ajimithing The Dave Matthews Tribute Band 2023 Summer Tour Dates

Hope to see some Fam out there this summer...whether it's at DMB or DMTB!
If you've never been to see the tribute band, here's an audience video of "Ants Marching" shot from State Theatre Falls Church in January: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tobu-68CpIQ
Here's all the dates for DMTB's summer tour:
Fri 5/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore) Sat 5/20 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Fri 5/26 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station Sat 5/27 - Atlanta, GA - MadLife (Woodstock) Sun 5/28 - Charlotte, NC - Boatyard Lake Norman (Cornelius) Fri 6/2 - Washington, DC - State Theatre (Falls Church) Sun 6/4 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Boathouse Tue 6/6 - Richmond, VA - Tin Pan Wed 6/7 - Winston-Salem, NC - The RamKat Thu 6/8 - Raleigh, NC - Bowstring Brewyard Fri 6/9 - Roanoke, VA - Dr. Pepper Park Sat 6/10 - Wilkesboro, NC - Community Commons & Pavilion Fri 6/16 - Morgantown, WV - Tropics Fri 6/23 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live Sat 6/24 - Harrisburg, PA - DeSoto Amphitheater (Millersburg) Sun 6/25 - Highlands, NJ - The Sandbox Wed 6/28 - Kill Devil Hills, NC - Outer Banks Brewing Co. Thu 6/29 - Avon, NC - Koru Beach Klub Fri 6/30 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27 Sun 7/2 - Stratton, VT - Stratton Mountain Resort Mon 7/3 - West Falls, NY - West Falls Center for the Arts Tue 7/4 - Avon Lake, OH - Weiss Field Fri 7/7 - Fort Wayne, IN - Kehoe Park (Bluffton) Thu 7/13 - Buffalo, NY - Thursdays on the Water (Tonawanda) Fri 7/14 & Sat 7/15 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Druther's Brewing Co. (Acoustic Duo) Wed 7/19 - Amagansett, NY - Stephen Talkhouse Thu 7/20 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place Fri 7/21 - Copiague, NY - Tanner Park Sat 7/22 - Charlestown, RI - The Rathskeller Fri 7/28 - Watertown, NY - Watertown Public Square Thu 8/3 - Springfield, IL - Village Park Amphitheater (Sherman) Fri 8/4 - Cleveland, OH - Music Box Sat 8/5 - Michigan City, IN - Millennium Plaza Tue 8/8 - Nantucket, MA - The Chicken Box Wed 8/9 - Nantucket, MA - The Chicken Box Fri 8/11 - Dayton, OH - Stubbs Park (Centreville) Sat 8/12 - Chicago, IL - Raue Center for the Arts (Crystal Lake) Sun 8/13 - Des Moines, IA - Woolys Tue 8/15 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater Wed 8/16 - Pueblo, CO - Brues Alehouse Thu 8/17 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre Fri 8/18 - Grand Junction, CO - Warehouse25sixty-five Sat 8/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Washington Square Park Mon 8/21 - Wichita, KS - Wave Tue 8/22 - Springfield, MO - Kiss Bar and Grill Wed 8/23 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall Fri 8/25 - Athens, NY - Athens Riverfront Park Sat 8/26 - North Hempstead, NY - North Hempstead Beach Park Wed 8/30 - Saylorsburg, PA - Blue Ridge Flea Market Thu 8/31 - Westchester County, NY - Kensico Dam Plaza (Valhalla) Fri 9/1 - Rutland, VT - Downtown Center Street Thu 9/14 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone Fri 9/15 - Santa Cruz, CA - Felton Music Hall (Felton) Fri 9/22 - Springfield, MA - Westfield River Brewing Co. (Southwick) Sat 9/23 - Providence, RI - Park Theater (Cranston) Fri 9/29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den
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2023.05.15 01:56 bdubb24 Caught in Avon Nc

Caught in Avon Nc submitted by bdubb24 to whatisthisfish [link] [comments]

2023.05.10 07:33 roobowl people who use grocery carts as garbage cans

people who use grocery carts as garbage cans
doesn’t this count as littering?
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2023.05.09 15:23 Nemacolin 2021 Mass Killings in the US

Mass killings in the United States, 2021
Four or more dead (Suicides Indicated by an asterisk)
By a single killer (The killer is charged, or would have been charged had he lived.)
By any criminal means
1) 1 January 2021 Miami FL, 4 killed (reckless driving DWI) (https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/04/20/teenager-faces-charges-as-adult-for-dui-crash-killing-4-in-miami-dade/)
2) 9 January 2021 Dallas TX, 4 killed (reckless driving) (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2021/01/09/woman-facing-criminal-charges-after-crash-on-rl-thornton-freeway-that-killed-2-adults-2-children/)
3) 9 January 2021 Evanston/Chicago IL, 5 killed (shot) (https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/22/22241446/murder-spree-gun-jason-nightengale-evanston-chicago) (https://www.kob.com/national-news/5th-victim-dies-after-january-attacks-in-chicago-suburbs/5999749/?cat=600)
4) 31 January 2021 Union NE, 4 killed (misdemeanor reckless driving) (https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/la-vista-man-gets-probation-for-causing-cass-county-crash-that-killed-4-people/article_e13d9190-6795-11ed-ae79-03ba892aa24c.html)
5) 23 January 2021 Mathis TX 6* killed (reckless driving) (https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/dps-5-people-dead-4-hospitalized-after-fatal-car-crash-near-mathis/503-b6f5ca7f-c00a-4158-bfc6-21d4f1708ba3)
6) Before 24 January 2021 West Whiteland PA, 4* killed (shot) (https://6abc.com/west-whiteland-township-pa-family-found-dead-chester-county-pennsylvania-mountain-view-drive/9984225/)
7) 24 January 2021 Indianapolis IN, 6 killed (shot) (https://cbs4indy.com/news/indianapolis-police-arrest-juvenile-suspect-in-adams-street-mass-murde) The death count includes an unborn child.
8) 31 January 2021 Sand Springs OK, 4* killed (stabbed) (https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/family-found-dead-northeast-oklahoma-home-75585769)
9) 2 February 2021 Muskogee OK, 6 killed (shot) (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/5-children-1-adult-killed-oklahoma-shooting-n1256453)
10) 2 February 2021, Kenansville NC, 4* killed (reckless driving) (https://www.wral.com/four-killed-in-duplin-county-car-chase/19504993/)
11) 8 February 2021Dekalb County GA, 4 killed (reckless driving hit & run) (https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/dekalb-county-police-still-looking-for-driver-who-caused-crash-killing-four-people) unsolved
12) 14 February 2021, North Huntington PA, 4 killed (reckless driving/DWI) (https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/03/pa-man-who-caused-crash-that-killed-4-was-driving-drunk-authorities.html)
13) 18 February 2021, Fayette TN, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2021/02/19/family-members-dead-apparent-murder-suicide-fayette-county/)
14) 22 February 2021 Rolling Meadows IL, 4 killed (reckless driving/DWI) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/6-year-old-boy-among-4-killed-in-rolling-meadows-crash-illinois-state-police-id-2-victims/ar-BB1dThql)
15) 2 March 2021 Imperial County CA, 13* killed (reckless driving) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_County_car_crash)
16) 13 March 2021 Indianapolis IN, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/crime/update-amber-alert-canceled-baby-found-safe-after-quadruple-homicide-on-indianapolis-east-side)
17) 14 March 2021 Harris County TX 4 killed (reckless driving/DUI) (https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/daniel-canada-suspect-in-crash-that-killed-mother-3-kids-was-pulled-over-shortly-before-crash/285-0243f5ba-f58c-46f2-9781-40b5de4f28f1)
18) 15 March 2021 Del Rio TX, 8 killed (reckless driving/police pursuit) (https://apnews.com/article/us-news-immigration-texas-del-rio-47a117bf7128f391c71de1aab908158f)
19) 16 March 2021 Cherokee County GA, 8 killed (shot) (https://www.cbsnews.com/video/shooting-spree-in-atlanta-leaves-eight-dead-at-least-half-of-them-believed-to-be-asian-women/)
20) 22 March 2021 Boulder CO, 10 killed (shot) (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-boulder-colorado-active-shooter-supermarket_n_60590410c5b6bd95117f2f90) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Boulder_shooting)
21) 28 March 2021 Essex MD, 5* killed (shot) (https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-maryland-man-fatally-shot-killing-76742459)
22) 31 March 2021 Orange CA, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/victims-identified-in-orange-mass-shooting-where-4-people-were-killed-including-a-child/ar-BB1fdiTl)
23) 5 April 2021 Brooklyn NY, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/child-calls-911-after-four-including-parents-killed-apparent-murder-n1263121)
24) 7 April 2021 Rock Hill SC 7* killed (shot) (https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-shooting-doctor-family-dead-children)
25) 15 April 2021 Indianapolis IN, 9* killed (shot) (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/16/fedex-shooting-indianapolis/7249099002/)
26) 25 April 2021 Gwinnett County GA, 6 killed (reckless driving/vehicular homicide) (https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/driver-charged-homicide-georgia-crash-killed-10-77395070?cid=clicksource_4380645_8_heads_posts_headlines_hed)
27) 28 April 2021 Boone NC, 5* killed (shot) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/2-deputies-among-4-killed-in-shooting-at-north-carolina-home/ar-BB1gbBlL)
28) 30 April 2021 German Twp OH, 4 killed (reckless driving) (https://www.daytondailynews.com/local/german-twp-police-continue-investigation-in-crash-that-kill-4/2YXRZWGG5JFMFG7N4ADSLRSETI/)
29) 3 May 2021 near Point Loma CA, 4 killed (negligent operation of a boat) (https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-responds-to-overturned-vessel-near-point-loma/2021/05/03/)
30) 9 May 2021 Colorado Springs, CO 7* killed (shot) (https://apnews.com/article/colorado-shootings-17954f1d457aa4c68d461535457fb235)
31) 10 May 2021 Chesterfield County VA, 6* (negligent homicide, smoking in bed) (https://www.wavy.com/news/regional-news/officials-smoking-in-bed-caused-deadly-chesterfield-house-fire-that-killed-4-children-2-women/)
32) Before 20 May 2021 Beaver Dam KY, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.14news.com/2021/05/19/ksp-dead-barn-fire-ohio-co/)
33) 24 May 2021 West Jefferson OH, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Arrest-made-in-deaths-of-4-found-slain-in-Ohio-16247280.php)
34) 26 May 2021 San Jose CA, 10* killed (shot) (https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-26/police-swarm-active-shooter-incident-in-san-jose)
35) Before 1 June 2021 Huntersville NC, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/suspect-found-dead-after-three-killed-at-different-locations-in-same-huntersville-community/ar-AAKI9do)
36) 2 June 2021 Fort Wayne IN, 4 killed (multiple) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/suspect-arrested-in-slayings-of-indiana-woman-3-children/ar-AAKDGAy)
37) 3 June 2021 near Greenville NC 4 killed (misdemeanor death by vehicle and for exceeding a safe speed for the conditions) (https://www.wral.com/man-charged-after-4-teens-including-brother-and-sister-killed-in-crash-outside-greenville/19710111/)
38) 5 June 2021 Lexington KY, 6* killed (vehicular homicide) (https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/kids-killed-wrong-crash-75-kentucky-78119291)
39) 6 June 2021 Portland OR, 4 killed (shot) (https://apnews.com/article/or-state-wire-portland-oregon-shootings-87106bf79abb8163ee8528cf0b19ca7d)
40) 15 June 2021 Chicago IL, 5 killed (shot) (https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210615/police-4-dead-4-hurt-in-shooting-on-chicagos-south-side) Awaiting word on a single killer NB one more died since the original source
41) 19 June 2021 Herdon VA, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/crime/police-three-found-dead-in-herndon-home-virginia/65-3aea1d53-9c30-4ade-a830-3b9326ef5d1e)
42) 20 June 2021 Jackson TWP OH, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.cleveland.com/crime/2021/06/4-family-members-dead-in-suspected-murder-suicide-in-stark-county.html)
43) 26 June 2021 Albuquerque NM, 5* killed (pilot of a hot-air balloon was intoxicated, would have been charged) (https://apnews.com/article/new-mexico-albuquerque-marijuana-transportation-federal-aviation-administration-5f5d5cf583c4e673c73f65a5d32dcc14)
44) 30 June 2021 Lenoir NC, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/police-3-people-found-dead-inside-lenior-home-1-unaccounted/4GCUEZC6ORH7TGAHQTBN4NPDUM/)
45) 3 July 2021 Lexington KY, 6* killed (DWI/reckless driving) (https://www.wkyt.com/2021/07/20/police-wrong-way-driver-had-drugs-alcohol-her-system-during-time-deadly-i-75-crash/)
46) 17 July 2021 Hickory Hills IL, 4* killed (reckless driving) (https://abcnews.go.com/US/people-dead-terrible-single-vehicle-accident-splits-castory?id=78910957)
47) 24 July 2021 killed Quogue Village NY, 5* (DWI/Reckless driving) (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/25/nyregion/hamptons-crash-five-dead.html)
48) 25 July 2021 Kern County CA, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/us/california-kern-county-deputies-shot/index.html) The killer was shot by police and his death is not included.
49) 25 July 2021 Clayton County GA, 4* killed (reckless driving) (https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/4-dead-after-man-speeds-off-on-highway-138-police-say/85-0d4532b3-622d-48a7-a210-08e63ed1783e) among those killed was a pregnant woman
50) 31 July 2021 Palm Beach Gardens FL, 4 killed (DWI/reckless driving) (https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/2021/07/31/two-car-crash-leaves-four-dead/5444861001/) (https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/crime/2022/04/19/plea-deal-beeline-highway-crash-killed-4-rejected-lenient/7335529001/)
51) 31 July 2021 Whitehall MT, 4* killed (DWI/reckless driving) (https://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article253185678.html)
52) 4 August 2021 Encino TX, 10* killed (reckless driving) (https://abc13.com/texas-news-fatal-crash-involving-car-transporting-migrants-killed-in-11-borde10930511/)
53) 6 August 2021 Steelton PA, 4* killed (arson) (https://www.wgal.com/article/coroner-gives-update-on-fatal-fire-in-steelton-dauphin-county/37269626)
54) 25 August 2021 Finley WA, 4 killed (arson/shot) (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/police-4-killed-in-shootings-arsons-in-eastern-washington/) was killer a suicide or shot by police?
55) 26 August 2021 Kennewick WA, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/crime/article253770678.html)
56) 4 September 2021 Lakeland FL, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/4-people-shot-dead-including-an-infant-during-shooting-rampage-in-florida/ar-AAO7DeC)
57) 5 September 2021 Houston TX, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/four-people-including-two-children-found-shot-death-burning-home-n1278548) Killer later killed himself, but not a part of the spree.
58) 7 September 2021 Avon Lake OH, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/northeast-ohio/avon-lake-murder-suicide-2-children-killed-2-adults-shot/95-3467f7f5-39f3-4157-9845-9267696584ca)
59) 12 September 2021 Sheridan WI, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.weau.com/2021/09/14/victims-identified-dunn-county-quadruple-homicide-investigation/)
60) 15 September 2021 Aransas Pass TX, 4* killed (Shot) (https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/4-bodies-2-dead-dogs-found-after-texas-teen-posted-graphic-images-of-slain-relatives-on-social-media-authorities/)
61) 20 October 2021 Grant TWP MI, 4 killed (shot) (https://www.abc12.com/archive/community-holds-candlelight-vigil-for-clare-county-quadruple-homicide-victims/article_33357f4b-bdf2-5151-815c-718eb9004e3e.html) (https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2022/03/michigan-woman-accused-of-killing-4-people-in-one-day-having-hit-list-found-psychologically-fit-for-trial.html)
62) 21 October 2021 Tacoma WA, 4 killed (shot) (https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/arrests-tacoma-shooting-killed-80730085) no arrests may be more than one killer
63) 29 October 2021, Bay Country FL, 4* killed (reckless driving) (https://www.tampabay.com/news/breaking-news/2021/10/30/4-killed-including-toddler-in-wrong-way-florida-crash/)
64) 30 October 2021, Larimar County CO, 4* killed (reckless driving) (https://www.kktv.com/2021/10/30/csp-4-killed-crash-near-coloradowyoming-borde)
65) 14 November 2021 Tucson AZ 4 killed (shot) (https://www.kold.com/2021/11/14/update-police-identify-three-four-killed-shooting-tucsons-south-side/) unsolved, no arrests
66) before 18 November 2021 Washington County MD, 4* killed (multiple) (https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/reports-vehicle-driven-by-robert-vicosa-found-in-western-maryland)
67) 19 November 2021 Houma LA, 4* killed (DWI) (https://www.wdsu.com/article/7-killed-in-two-crashes-where-police-say-impaired-driving-played-a-role/38309189)
68) 21 November 2021 Crystal Lake CA, 4* killed (https://www.kcra.com/article/deadly-wrong-way-crash-i-80-eagle-lakes-traffic/38308947) Suspected DWI
69) 21 November 2021 Waukesha WI, 6 killed (vehicular homicide) (https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/waukesha/news/2021/11/21/waukesha-christmas-parade-car-rams-through-downtown-shots-fired-people-injured/8714041002/)
70) 20 November 2021, North Highlands CA 4 killed (reckless driving) (https://www.ktvu.com/news/4-killed-in-wrong-way-northern-california-crash-were-family-on-vacation)
71) 28 November 2021, Lancaster CA 5 killed (shot) (https://abc7.com/lancaster-shooting-children-killed-woman-garnet-lane/11279941/)
72) 29 November 2021 November 29, 2021 Fort Wayne, IN 4 killed (shot) https://www.fortwaynesnbc.com/2021/11/30/family-members-identified-murder-suicide-monday-night/
73) 30 November 2021, Oxford Twp MI, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_High_School_shooting)
74) 30 November 2021 Clayton County GA, 4 dead (shot) (https://www.macon.com/news/state/georgia/article256247297.html) Killer was killed by the police so his death is not included.
75) 8 December 2021 Milwaukee WI 4* killed (shot) (https://www.cbs58.com/news/milwaukee-officials-called-to-49th-and-oklahoma-for-report-of-multiple-homicide-victims)
76) 17 December 2021 St Landry Parish LA 4* killed (reckless driving) (https://nypost.com/2021/12/21/three-louisiana-siblings-killed-in-crash-with-wrong-way-drive)
77) 22 December 2021 Amarillo TX 4 killed (reckless driving/DWI) (https://www.newschannel10.com/2021/12/23/4-dead-2-injured-after-crash-loop-335-near-broadway-drive/)
78) 27 December 2021 Lakewood CO, 5 killed (shot) (https://www.denverpost.com/2021/12/28/denver-lakewood-shooting-spree-suspect-locations-victims/)
79) 27 December 2021 Polk County FL, 4 killed (reckless driving/fleeing the police) (https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/polkcounty/sheriff-judd-crash-that-killed-4-injured-2-was-total-carnage/67-a9d25263-461f-40a1-9fac-086e5b7d9140)
Incidents 79
Killed 386
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2023.05.08 21:50 ieatcatlitter Great Black-Backed Gull? (Hatteras, NC)

Great Black-Backed Gull? (Hatteras, NC)
If so, would this be 2nd year plumage?
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2023.04.30 03:57 Ilostmyoldaccount135 Looks like a large piece of US airspace over the east coast is closed

Looks like a large piece of US airspace over the east coast is closed
Unless my internet is bad and they aren’t loading, it looks like everything is staying over land.
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2023.04.18 15:58 BOBOUDA Flying Garbage Island

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