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Several dead in shootings in German city of Hanau

Police special units are chasing the perpetrators who fled following the attack that killed at least eight people.

 

At least eight people were killed in two shooting incidents late on Wednesday in the German city of Hanau, police said.

Police special units are chasing the perpetrators who fled the scene of the first attack in a dark-coloured vehicle, police added.

Heavily armed police sealed off two streets in the city of Hanau, where ambulances had rushed, while a police helicopter hovered over the city.

 

Public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk earlier reported that the first shots were fired at a shisha bar in the city centre, with witnesses saying they had heard eight or nine shots.

The report said that the perpetrators then drove to the western neighbourhood of Kesselstadt before they started shooting again at another shisha bar.

The motive for the shootings remain unclear.

Police have set up a hotline for members of the public with information that could lead to the suspects.

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JUST HEARD ABOUT THE RBC bank robbery north of TO  13 , 15  &17 kids

Like Wolfhunter says WFTDTH - Please don't name these children nor their parents!   

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1 hour ago, Falken said:

JUST HEARD ABOUT THE RBC bank robbery north of TO  13 , 15  &17 kids

Like Wolfhunter says WFTDTH - Please don't name these children nor their parents!   

for those not in the "know"

First moments of violent Markham bank robbery caught on surveillance video

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:12AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:14PM EST

New surveillance video exclusively obtained by CP24 captures the initial moments of a violent bank robbery in Markham that injured four employees Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at an RBC bank near 16th Avenue and Markham Road shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

In the video, the suspects are seen getting out of a dark-coloured vehicle and entering the bank. The suspects could be seen moving inside the bank. They were not seen in the video leaving the bank through the front doors.

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Markham Robbery

York Regional Police say four people were injured during an armed bank robbery in Markham on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.

About six minutes later in the video, a York Regional Police cruiser is seen pulling up to the bank and begins inspecting the area.

York Regional Police said three suspects, armed with knives and a gun, ordered everyone to get down on the ground, and demanded cash from the safe.

Two employees were stabbed during the robbery and two others were kicked in the face, police said.

York Regional Police arrived at the scene with patrol cars, K9 officers, and tactical units a short time after the robbery was first reported.

"Officers quickly set up a perimeter and members of the canine unit tracked the suspects who were hiding in a house under construction," police said in a news release issued on Thursday.

The suspects were arrested without incident and police later learned that the vehicle they were using had been stolen in a violent carjacking in Toronto on Feb. 10.

The three have been linked to additional robberies throughout the GTA, police said, and the investigation into those incidents is ongoing.

The suspects, who are 13, 15, and 16 years old, are facing a number of charges, including robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, disguise with intent, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. 

The teens, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will appear in a Newmarket courtroom at some point today.

The mayor of Markham, Frank Scarpitti, said while the injuries the employees sustained were serious, it is fortunate that the robbery did not result in a loss of life.

"I just wish the victims a speedy recovery," the mayor said.

"It is a very brazen approach that these three individuals came in and started a violent attack on the employees. It is one more serious incident that underscores that serious action, immediate action needs to be taken on gun violence." 

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Sadly the beat goes on.....

Milwaukee mayor: Multiple people dead in Molson Coors shooting

Mayor in US city of Milwaukee says multiple people are dead after a gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors complex.

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Police and emergency officials work at an active shooter scene at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin [Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY Network/Reuters]
Police and emergency officials work at an active shooter scene at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin [Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY Network/Reuters]

Multiple people were killed in a shooting on the campus of a brewing company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, the city's mayor said. 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett did not give an exact number of people killed in the shooting, which took place at the Molson Coors Brewing Co campus. 

"It is a horrible, horrible day for the employees here," Barrett told reporters.

 

"A very rough day for anyone who is close to this situation," he added. 

Local media reported that the gunman was also reportedly dead. Al Jazeera was not able to immediately confirm the reports. 

More:

Milwaukee police said earlier on Wednesday that they were responding to a "critical incident" on the campus amid reports of a possible shooting. They later tweeted that "there is no active threat; however, this scene is still an active [scene]." 

 

Update regarding the critical incident that occurred on the 4100 block of West State Street. There is no active threat; however, this scene is still an active.

 
 
 
 

There was a heavy police presence in the area, along with fire trucks and ambulances.

Live video showed an officer in body armour getting an assault rifle out of a car. Emergency crews were continuing to arrive at the scene nearly two hours after the initial call to police.

The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were among the agencies responding. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also arrived on the scene.

The incident occurred at a sprawling complex that includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities.

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Emergency vehicles are parked near the entrance to Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin [Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY Network/Reuters] 

At least 600 people work at the complex, which is widely known in the Milwaukee area as "Miller Valley", a reference to the Miller Brewing Co that is now part of Molson Coors.

Milwaukee police asked that people stay clear of the area and that no helicopters or drones be flown over the site for "officer safety purposes".

James Boyles told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his wife, Lasonya Ragdales, works at Molson Coors in the claims department. She was texting from inside the building earlier on Wednesday and told her husband that there was an active shooter and she was locked in a room with a bunch of co-workers, the Journal Sentinel reported.

"Miller Valley" features a 160-year-old brewery, with a packaging centre that fills thousands of cans and bottles every minute and a distribution centre the size of five football fields.

The facility is also home to corporate customer service, finance, human resources and engineering. Tours take people to underground caves where beer was once stored, a saloon with intricate woodwork, a stein hall with stained glass windows, a champagne room meeting hall with leaded glass windows, and an outdoor beer garden that can hold 300 people.

Milwaukee is located about 80 miles (129km) outside of Madison, the capital of the midwestern state of Wisconsin. 

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Here's what happens when you don't understand the problem and insist on fixing problems that don't even exist:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-as-ottawa-irons-out-details-of-its-proposed-assault-rifle-ban-new/

We have good laws in Canada; in fact, very good IMO. The problem is the abysmal lack of enforcement (think Toronto) and the manifestly insane actions of our courts and politicians (politicians=voters BTW). On this particular topic, many people who don't know better are either advocating for laws that have existed for years or tightening existing laws that we currently aren't enforcing anyway.

By way of example, in Toronto neighbourhoods (since police don't enforce traffic violations anymore) people are speeding and running stop signs. Lets just think about it for a second here, is the answer bigger stop signs and lowering the speed limit from 50 to 30?

What I'm suggesting is that people know the speed limit and don't care and they know where the stop signs are and don't care. So what to do? Try enforcement, try penalties and create a situation that provides a high likelihood of getting caught.... then watch the magic.

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It may not be long before law abiding people in Toronto feel compelled to carry loaded handguns for their own safety. If that comes to pass, it will be interesting to see how the courts would look at it.

How could you fault an honest driver for arming himself in such a climate. Suggesting that these folks rely on police for their safety is no longer a credible concept.... and won't be in the near term.

If this continues, people may start demanding CCW legislation instead of bans.

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/cops-eye-tow-truck-turf-war-in-latest-shooting

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On 3/2/2020 at 7:19 AM, Wolfhunter said:

Here's what happens when you don't understand the problem and insist on fixing problems that don't even exist:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-as-ottawa-irons-out-details-of-its-proposed-assault-rifle-ban-new/

We have good laws in Canada; in fact, very good IMO. The problem is the abysmal lack of enforcement (think Toronto) and the manifestly insane actions of our courts and politicians (politicians=voters BTW). On this particular topic, many people who don't know better are either advocating for laws that have existed for years or tightening existing laws that we currently aren't enforcing anyway.

By way of example, in Toronto neighbourhoods (since police don't enforce traffic violations anymore) people are speeding and running stop signs. Lets just think about it for a second here, is the answer bigger stop signs and lowering the speed limit from 50 to 30?

What I'm suggesting is that people know the speed limit and don't care and they know where the stop signs are and don't care. So what to do? Try enforcement, try penalties and create a situation that provides a high likelihood of getting caught.... then watch the magic.

the GTA has been systematically lowering speed limits for a few years now.  Traffic flow speeds have actually increased.  Speed limits are just a challenge now.

 

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Coronavirus: LA county gun shops to reopen as 'essential' business

Customers queue outside a LA county gun shopImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionCustomers queue outside a LA county gun shop

Los Angeles County is reopening gun shops to the public after a federal memo listed them as "essential" businesses.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva closed shops last week, but reversed course on Monday, following the guidance.

The LA county closures had prompted a lawsuit from gun rights groups.

The change comes amid a national dispute over whether gun access is critical amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The federal guidance issued on 28 March classified munitions makers and sellers as "essential critical infrastructure workers".

Mr Villanueva said that though the memo was non-binding, it has national scope and he would therefore open shops closed last week.

Previously, Mr Villanueva had told gun shops to close in the nation's most populous county, as long queues due to panic-buying posed health risks.

California's Governor Gavin Newsom, who issued a state-wide stay at home order to combat the spread of Covid-19 earlier this month, has said each of the state's counties may determine whether firearm stores, like groceries and pharmacies, were essential businesses permitted to remain open.

The state has seen over 130 deaths due to the novel coronavirus. The US currently has over 164,000 confirmed cases.

An order was issued closing gun stop to the public, but dealers could continue to do business with police, security companies and some residents who had not yet collected their previously purchased firearms.

The National Rifle Association - one of the most powerful gun lobby groups in the US - and other pro-gun groups filed a federal lawsuit against California officials on Friday over store closures. The mandatory closures violated the US Constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms, the suit said.

Gun control groups have argued keeping these shops open is not safe in a pandemic.

Across the nation, Covid-19 has caused a rise in firearm sales, including from many first-time buyers, local media report. States have taken different approaches to gun access amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The Texas attorney general has deemed gun shops essential businesses protected by the Second Amendment, but New Jersey has restricted business to appointment-only sales during limited hours.

Pennsylvania residents may also continue to buy firearms as long as they abide by social distancing guidelines.

 

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Canadians, the ones fond of laughing at these folks, are buying ammunition at an unprecedented rate and I hear (but don't know) that the demand for PAL and RPAL courses is off the charts. Maybe these folks are planning to shoot the virus...

On a different channel but in keeping with the same doomsday style of thinking, yeast is now out of stock everywhere in my area. People who have never baked a bloody loaf of bread in their entire lives are now hoarding it and those who always have baked bread simply can't get it anymore. We've switched to flat bread and soda bread for now....  keep in mind there is no real shortage of anything, the shortages are due to hoarding. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Wolfhunter said:

Canadians, the ones fond of laughing at these folks, are buying ammunition at an unprecedented rate and I hear (but don't know) that the demand for PAL and RPAL courses is off the charts. Maybe these folks are planning to shoot the virus...

On a different channel but in keeping with the same doomsday style of thinking, yeast is now out of stock everywhere in my area. People who have never baked a bloody loaf of bread in their entire lives are now hoarding it and those who always have baked bread simply can't get it anymore. We've switched to flat bread and soda bread for now....  keep in mind there is no real shortage of anything, the shortages are due to hoarding. 

 

 

 

I have a solution for you, cultivate a sourdough starter:

Some begin with rye or whole wheat flour. The theory is that there are more natural yeasts on the surface of these grains to get you started. Others suggest adding grape or apple skins (also for potential yeast action). But neither additions nor fancy flours are necessary.

Mix equal parts flour and water by weight — I do 1 cup flour and ½ cup water — into a thick paste. Some use their fingers (your skin has yeast on it, too), or you could use a fork or spoon.

Mix it up in a glass jar or non-reactive vessel that has enough room for it to grow. I like glass because you can see the bubbles on the side as well as the top; wide-mouthed Weck jars are my favourite, and allow for easy stirring.

Loosely cover and leave on the counter at room temperature.

Waiting game

After 24 hours, you'll see some activity. It will start to bubble and ferment.

Discard half and feed it the same way you started it, equal parts flour and water, by weight.

I leave the jar open for a bit to give it access to the air, but you don't want it to dry out, which is easy to do in Calgary's climate.

After 24 hours, you’ll see some activity. It will start to bubble and ferment. (Julie Van Rosendaal)

Keep doing this every day. Split and discard half, and feed it.

Some people make it easier by marking off the level they want to discard to with an elastic band around the jar. Ultimately, you should be feeding the starter the same quantity in flour and water, by weight (i.e., discard all but 4 oz of the starter, feed with 4 oz flour and 4 oz water).

Ideally, you'd bake with the discard, rather than tossing it.

If it's not bubbling and robust, with enough energy to leaven a loaf of bread, it can still be used in baked goods for its sour flavour (you can always add a bit of commercial yeast to help it along), or in things that don't rely on a natural rise, like pancakes and waffles.

I often add some starter to a batch of no-knead bread for flavour. It has a similar hydration level (100 per cent), so you don't even need to adjust the recipe.

After a few days, your starter should be bubbly and tripled in size, with a clean, vinegary smell. Name it! It's alive!! Take it out for a walk, if you like.

It should take about a week to build it up and make it more robust and strong, depending on the environment and temperature. It grows more quickly when it's warm, slows down when it's cold.

If you want to back it up, put some in the freezer (though this may kill some of the bacteria) or dry by spreading thinly onto parchment and leaving it out until completely dry. Even a low oven will kill the yeast.

To reconstitute, crumble or grind and soften in water, then feed to bring it back to life. Kept out at room temperature, a starter will require regular (daily, every second day or even twice daily) feeding, depending on your baking schedule.

To slow it down, keep in the fridge and feed once a week, or bring a dormant starter back to life by feeding at room temp for a day or two before you're ready to bake.

If you only bake the occasional loaf, a weekly feeding is sufficient; a daily schedule is only necessary to keep it robust and active so you're ready to bake bread every day or so.

It's tougher to kill than you might think, and will stay dormant in the back of the fridge for ages. If it develops a layer of liquid (hooch) on the surface, stir it back into the starter if you like it tangy, or pour it off. (It'll get darker the older it gets — that's OK.)

 

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14 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

Canadians, the ones fond of laughing at these folks, are buying ammunition at an unprecedented rate and I hear (but don't know) that the demand for PAL and RPAL courses is off the charts. Maybe these folks are planning to shoot the virus...

On a different channel but in keeping with the same doomsday style of thinking, yeast is now out of stock everywhere in my area. People who have never baked a bloody loaf of bread in their entire lives are now hoarding it and those who always have baked bread simply can't get it anymore. We've switched to flat bread and soda bread for now....  keep in mind there is no real shortage of anything, the shortages are due to hoarding. 

 

 

 

one of my riding buddies owns a photo store and does Passport and PAL photos.  He said the number of PAL photo requests was WAY up at the beginning of March until he had to close.

 

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6 hours ago, boestar said:

He said the number of PAL photo requests was WAY up at the beginning of March until he had to close.

 

A sign of the times perhaps.... just my opinion here, but self defence is about the worst possible reason (for the average Joe) to invest in a weapon. 

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On 3/31/2020 at 2:22 PM, Wolfhunter said:

Canadians, the ones fond of laughing at these folks, are buying ammunition at an unprecedented rate and I hear (but don't know) that the demand for PAL and RPAL courses is off the charts. Maybe these folks are planning to shoot the virus...

On a different channel but in keeping with the same doomsday style of thinking, yeast is now out of stock everywhere in my area. People who have never baked a bloody loaf of bread in their entire lives are now hoarding it and those who always have baked bread simply can't get it anymore. We've switched to flat bread and soda bread for now....  keep in mind there is no real shortage of anything, the shortages are due to hoarding. 

 

 

 

Here is a classic Canadian Recipe if you don't have yeast.

Easy Bannock Bread Celebrating #Canada150

 
Easy Bannock Bread, a simple fried bread, fast and easy and so delicious, no yeast, the perfect camping, breakfast or side dish.
 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
 
Course: Bread and Pizza, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bannock, bannock bread, camping bread, no yeast bread

 

Servings: 5 servings

 

Calories: 208kcal

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (260 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water (175 grams)
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Then add the olive oil and whisk together with a fork, gradually add water and stir until the dough almost holds together.  Move to a lightly floured flat surface and gently knead about 10 times just until the dough comes together (the dough will be sticky, do not overknead).
  • Divide into 5 balls and flatten with the palm of your hand.  Fry in hot oil on medium heat (enough to cover the bottom of a medium frying pan), until golden brown on both sides (and cooked on the inside).  Drain on a paper towel lined plate and eat warm or at room temperature.  Enjoy!

Notes

 Do not cook on too high a heat or they will only cook on the outside.

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The very flat bread recipe we use; I like it with maple syrup.

Baking powder is still readily available here so don't tell the covidiots or it will be gone too. 

When the novelty of baking bread wears off, I wonder what they will do with a 20 year supply of yeast that has a 2 year lifespan... hopefully Walmart (and the like) will not accept returns from the selfish, moronic,  covidiots who have been doing the hoarding.

When ever I think I might be a little too cynical, circumstances prove me wrong....

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31 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

The very flat bread recipe we use; I like it with maple syrup.

Baking powder is still readily available here so don't tell the covidiots or it will be gone too. 

When the novelty of baking bread wears off, I wonder what they will do with a 20 year supply of yeast that has a 2 year lifespan... hopefully Walmart (and the like) will not accept returns from the selfish, moronic,  covidiots who have been doing the hoarding.

When ever I think I might be a little too cynical, circumstances prove me wrong....

According to a recent news item (yesterday), people in the US are still hording toilet paper.  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/01/kimberly-clark-executive-on-when-will-toilet-paper-be-back-in-stock.html

But as far as a date when shelves will be fully stocked with product, Mastorides says he can’t really comment, “because it’s up to how consumers are buying and how they start to share.”

To that end Kimberly-Clark’s Cottonelle brand launched a campaign called #ShareASquare. 

The company is encouraging Americans to give rolls of toilet paper to those who need it and post it on social media. In return, Cottonelle will donate a $1 for each post (up to $100,000) to the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. Additionally, Cottonelle has pledged to give a $1 million donation and one million rolls of toilet paper to the fund.

 

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17 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

A sign of the times perhaps.... just my opinion here, but self defence is about the worst possible reason (for the average Joe) to invest in a weapon. 

True

They are also NOT processing applications and licenses right now so it's kind of moot point.

 

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