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2 killed and 12 injured in North Carolina shooting at block party, police say

Source: CNN

Two people were shot dead and 12 others hurt early Monday at an "impromptu block party" in North Carolina, Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

"Several shooters discharged dozens of shots into the crowd," the CMPD said in a statement.

Officers responded to a call of a pedestrian hit around 12:30 a.m., when they heard gunshots, the statement said. When they got to the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound lying in Beatties Ford Road with a gunshot wound. She died at the scene, the release said.

CNN affiliate WBTV reported "hundreds of people" were in the streets.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/us/charlotte-shooting/index.html

Could virophages be a way to stop or slow Covid-19?

I am searching for info, and so far only mention I have turned up is that the virophages only infect giant viruses and that the covid-19 is not a giant virus.
Appreciate any referrals if anyone has more info..

Typhoon Hagibis: Monster storm could become strongest on Earth

TYPHOON HAGIBIS is rapidly intensifying in the Pacific Ocean and forecasters are now warning the monster storm could become the strongest storm on Earth.

Typhoon Hagibis is rapidly gathering strength in the western Pacific. The powerful monster storm is forecast to whip out winds of 161mph as soon as tomorrow, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has said. That would make Hagibis the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Wind Scale - the strongest category there is.

Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said Hurricane Dorian, which caused extensive damage to the Bahamas last month, was the strongest storm on Earth so far, considered in terms of pressure.

Hurricane Dorian has a pressure of 910 millibars but Hagibis could extend this as the forecast show it develop into a super typhoon this week.

Super typhoons are tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific Ocean with winds of at least 150mph, equivalent to at least a higher-end Category 4 hurricane.

Hagibis was located more than 400 miles east-northeast of Guam as of Monday morning local time.


Can you recall the name of this movie?

The name is not an English word-- something like Katsmata, but not that.
It has - if I recall - no words, but scenes, ex of great traffic jams, of things speeding along, of civilizations' follies, something like a world gone mad. It seems very appropriate to me now, and I cannot recall the name.
It would have been made at least 20 years ago - maybe more.

Can you recall the name of this movie?

The name is not an English word-- something like Katsmata, but not that.
It has - if I recall - no words, but scenes, ex of great traffic jams, of things speeding along, of civilizations' follies, something like a world gone mad. It seems very appropriate to me now, and I cannot recall the name.
It would have been made at least 20 years ago - maybe more.

"How Long have we been in the Anthropocene?"

Discussing human effects on the earth; impact of agriculture at different times in different regions.

"Not everyone is sure that today’s industrialized, globalized societies will be around long enough to define a new geological epoch. Perhaps we are just a flash in the pan—an event—rather than a long, enduring epoch.

Others debate the utility of picking a single thin line in Earth’s geological record to mark the start of human impacts in the geological record. Maybe the Anthropocene began at different times in different parts of the world. For example, the first instances of agriculture emerged at different places at different times and resulted in huge impacts on the environment, through land clearing, habitat losses, extinctions, erosion, and carbon emissions, forever changing the global climate."

"We asked over 1,300 archaeologists from around the world to contribute their knowledge on how ancient people used the land in 146 regions spanning all continents except Antarctica from 10,000 years ago right up to 1850. More than 250 responded, representing the largest expert archaeology crowdsourcing project ever undertaken, though some prior projects have worked with amateur contributions."


What are you seeing emerge from winter dormancy?

I live in New Jersey.
On my walks the last couple of days I notice that the finer branches of trees and shrubs are turning brown, becoming alive, after the winter dormancy.

I am wondering if this is not very early. I have seen this in mid-February.
Also some shoots in my garden - snow flowers maybe.
We have not in NJ had an unusually warm winter. We had one day of 57 but that happens occasionally. Generally it's been usual temps, 30's to 40's.

so as an early harbinger of Spring, I am over-joyed with these events.
But if it is an indication of our weather system being topsy-turvey due to climate change, then I am not so happy about it.

What do you think?
What do you see where you are?

R Kelly - predator?

I recently saw the documentary on R Kelly, in which he is accused of sexually abusing young Black women.
Someone on the documentary said, "If these had been young Caucasian women, the whole world would be talking about it."
I think this is true.
There is not a lot of attention paid to R Kelly even tho these accusation have been made for decades. And one compares this to when the Harvey Weinstein and other cases emerged-- there was practically 24 hour/7 day coverage of it.

I find this very disturbing. (I am white). Tarana Burke who helped to create the metoo movement, says it is part of society devaluing Black life, esp. female.
And part of the idea that somehow Black females are never innocent.

I have been speaking to people about this, and find that most people I know have never heard of R. Kelly. But I believe he is (or was) very popular in the Black community.

Would appreciate your thoughts..


How to remove signature in yahoo- pls help!

I have tried. Directions do not work. I have tried it in classic yahoo and in "new" yahoo.
When I go to "settings", then click on "account info" I do not have a signature option. I cannot find a signature option anywhere.
I started all this- wanting to add a signature, and I ended up with a signature I had a long time ago.
it's not a bad signature "Give me a gun.., give me a bank" you know it.

I just don't want it.


Gender Egalitarianism Made Us Human: The 'Feminist Turn' In Human Origins

(excerpt) Most influential in the turn around from a male-only perspective on human evolution has been the grandmother hypothesis. This stemmed from observation of women’s work among the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, particularly of older women’s regular daily contributions, in contrast to the relatively uncertain production of big-game hunters. This interdisciplinary model drew on detailed Pleistocene archaeological contexts and life history theory to present two major challenges to ‘man the hunter’ orthodoxy. First, it questioned that the earliest investment in hominin offspring by someone other than the mother came from males, proposing intergenerational alliances of related females initially. Secondly, it challenged patrilocal residence or male philopatry as a default for hominins – that is the assumption that males lived with their relatives, previously accepted as homologous with great apes. There has been a significant research effort dedicated subsequently to discovering grandmother effects in terms of child survival and maternal fitness across a wide range of societies.

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