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Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier

Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier
AP News

Link: https://apnews.com/article/colorado-supermarket-shooting-10-dead-3da92f0d3db65afdb373cc6bb534a711

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket, and court documents showed that he purchased an assault rifle less than a week before the attack that killed 10 people, including a police officer.

Supermarket employees told investigators that Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa shot an elderly man multiple times Monday outside the Boulder grocery store before going inside, according to the documents. Another person was found shot in a vehicle next to a car registered to suspect’s brother.

The shooting came 10 days after a judge blocked a ban on assault rifles passed by the city of Boulder in 2018. That ordinance and another banning large-capacity magazines came after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

A lawsuit challenging the bans was filed quickly, backed by the National Rifle Association. The judge struck down the ordinance under a Colorado law that blocks cities from making their own rules about guns.

A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting said the suspect’s family told investigators they believed Alissa was suffering some type of mental illness, including delusions. Relatives described times when Alissa told them people were following or chasing him, which they said may have contributed to the violence, the official said.

One caller said the suspect opened fire out the window of his vehicle. He continued firing in the parking lot and then entered the store, as if in a state of insane rage.


Caesar's Legendary Salad and Restaurant

Caesar's Legendary Salad and Restaurant
•May 4, 2020

Caesar's Hotel and Restaurant are located on Avenida de Revolución in Tijuana, Mexico. It is a high-end 5-star restaurant where Caesar's salad was invented. Have Beef Wellington and a tableside prepared original salad.
Truly a culinary memorable experience.

So cool watching the server prepare this salad using the original technique. Shown on their menu, it's $135 prepared at your table.


60 Minutes/AU goes for a walk in the Scottish Highlands with Mabel, Olive and Andrew.

Relax with this great 4-min. video by 60 Minutes Australia. Love where Andrew says one of their best fan letters said the puppers makes an elderly woman with dementia smile each time she sees their YouTube series.

A walk through the Scottish Highlands with Mabel, Olive and Andrew Cotter
60 Minutes Australia

•Nov 2, 2020

Olive and Mabel are the best friends of Andrew Cotter, a famous Scottish sports commentator. He was forced off air when the pandemic hit but refused to take unemployment lying down. Andrew saw magic in the mundane lives of his mutts and in doing so turned them into worldwide internet sensations, with his videos reaching millions of people and making them all smile.


BBC: Hillary Clinton to publish State of Terror novel

Hillary Clinton to publish State of Terror novel
BBC World News

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56174654

Hillary Clinton has written her first novel, a thriller featuring a US government "dangerously out of touch" amid a series of terror attacks.

State of Terror, which follows a novice secretary of state, will be released on 12 October 2021. Mrs Clinton, a former presidential hopeful, secretary of state and first lady, penned the book in partnership with author Louise Penny.

It explores a world of "high stakes diplomacy and treachery" she said.
Canadian crime author Penny, known for the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, said it was "an incredible experience to get inside the State Department, inside the White House, inside the mind of the secretary of state as high stake crises explode".

Credit: Joe McNally and Jean Francois-Berube

Anyone else feel those two could pass for sisters?

This book should make for an interesting read and I wish Sec. Clinton well with its promotion.


UPDATE Fan Blade Failure B777-200 Denver UAL 328

UAL 328 UPDATE Fan Blade Failure B777-200 22 Feb 2021
Feb 22, 2021
blancolirio YouTube Channel

This is a follow-up to my post on the original incident last Saturday....

Discussion on today's Boeing 777 airline incident by a 777 pilot

See: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017642005

In this video, pilot Juan Browne reviews what appears to have happened to this engine and what UAL's pilots went through during the emergency landing. It's comforting to those who fly regularly to hear an experienced pilot describe their safety procedures used for these events.


Discussion on today's Boeing 777 airline incident by a 777 pilot.

I follow this guy's YouTube channel for specifics on any aircraft incident large or small. Very knowledgeable and thorough.

See: https://www.youtube.com/user/blancolirio/videos


NASA Mars Perseverance Rover live coverage schedule and crash course video..

See: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive


Feb. 18, Thursday
12:30 p.m.—Perseverance Mars Rover landing day livestream for all students
2:15 p.m.—NASA will provide multiple feeds of live landing coverage of the Perseverance Mars Rover, leading up to the rover's landing at approximately 3:55 p.m. EST.

NASA TV coverage, with mission commentary, will be available on this page
A "clean" feed of views inside mission control and mission audio only, will be available on NASA TV's media channel and the JPLraw YouTube Channel
A 360-degree view inside mission control will be available on JPL's YouTube channel

2:30 p.m.—"Juntos Perseveramos": live Spanish-language landing commentary on NASA en Español’s YouTube channel.
5:30 p.m. (no earlier than)—Perseverance Mars Rover post-landing coverage

NASA's web page for this mission: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

and this: https://www.nasa.gov/perseverance

JPL's web page for this mission: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mars-2020-perseverance-rover

Good overview video on this mission:

Mars Rover Landing CRASH COURSE- 1 DAY LEFT!
•Feb 14, 2021

Best of luck, JPL and NASA.......

Reminder: Avoid frozen and burst water pipes and huge plumbing bills.

Just a reminder for everyone to consider letting one of your faucets drip during this long cold snap. In Kentucky, we're predicted to have below freezing weather all through this week, with the worst on Tuesday night. Especially if you have pipes under your house, it's best to use the faucet furthest from where your water service enters your home.

For many years, I place a bucket under our bathtub faucet and adjust the cold tap for a very slow drip (double-checking it periodically) and it does the trick. The purpose of the bucket is so I can see the drip rate easily. Our water likes to freeze out in the meter pit first so I also started placing a garbage can lid over the meter cover with a brick on it to insure it doesn't blow away.

It takes time for the ground to freeze to buried pipe depth but the process is sped up by wind and lower temperatures.

Don't forget to run your cars a bit more often in this cold, as extreme temperatures are hard on weak batteries. Always watch your car's temperature as is heats up so you can shut it off quickly in case there's an ice plug in the cooling system.

This is the voice of one who learned all these things the hard way, LOL........

BBC: How will 'chipageddon' affect you?

How will 'chipageddon' affect you?
BBC World News
By Leo Kelion, Technology desk editor

Read here: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55936011

There was a hint of the problem last year when gamers struggled to buy new graphics cards, Apple had to stagger the release of its iPhones, and the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles came nowhere close to meeting demand.

Then, just before Christmas, it emerged the resurgent car industry was facing what one insider called "chipageddon". New cars often include more than 100 microprocessors - and manufacturers were quite simply unable to source them all. Since then, one technology company after another has warned they too face constraints.
The consultancy AlixPartners has forecast the automotive industry will lose $64bn (£47bn) of sales because it has had to close or reduce output.
That has raised concern in the States, where one lobby group called the current crisis the "canary in the coal mine" for future supply-line shortages. And a group of 15 senators has written to President Biden urging him to take action to "incentivise the domestic production of semiconductors in the future".

Thirty or forty years ago, who would have dreamed American auto production could be restrained over shortages of tiny semiconductor chips made in foreign lands?

I'm currently researching the build of a new computer for my granddaughter with a good graphics card for video editing and will likely feel the sting of this issue. Those devices, solid-state drives and memory modules are very pricey right now.

Just another inflationary effect of COVID-19 that will not disappear anytime soon.


Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:38 AM (7 replies)

Next up will be lawn moles rising up to chew holes in our car tires.

My amateur theory is that Russia has a super computer that generates insane random theories from a database of stuff from old editions of Mad magazine, Popular Science and The Inquirer.

Seriously, I do believe Russia plants the seeds for the majority of this crap and people like Alex Jones eat it up like candy. Those seeds sprout in right-wing blogs and social media and spread globally in just a few days.

And here I am in covid isolation watching videos on science, music and "how stuff works"......

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:04 AM (1 replies)
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