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Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi Anne , Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    So I'm curious what is happening around the world, and not the big thing. Nothing about viruses, wars or politics, what are the news stories that when read/heard you can be sure that they are from wherever you are located?

    I'll start with main story on local radio - a beaver jumped into a garden pool and swam around "all the pool toys were flying around and there were heavy waves, I got ****** scared before I saw what it was" says Carola about the surprising visitor.
     
  2. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Doesn't get more Toronto than this.

     
  3. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I forgot a picture of the beaver

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  4. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Southern California had a series of earthquakes yesterday, which puts a lot of focus on the San Andreas fault line at the moment.
     
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  5. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Facebook and Instagram have banned photos of Zwarte Piet. TF.N to follow

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  6. Outsourced

    Outsourced Force Ghost star 5

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    I live in Georgia. So... it's pretty much all Virus, all the time.
     
  7. DarthTunick

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    Near-ish to where my old Walmart is. :p
     
  8. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    This happened in my old neighborhood
     
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  9. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    A tornado touched down in Rogers Park yesterday, the first time in more than a quarter century that I've lived here that a tornado touched down within Chicago city limits. Also, more than 700 parents attended last night's virtual town hall meeting on the remote learning plan for our high school this fall.
     
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  10. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    The restaurant at the gas station 5 minutes up the road has a take-out special for lobster rolls. They're pretty good.
     
  11. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think the "big" news here is dealing with storm cleanup from the storm that hit most of Illinois yesterday and "move in" at Illinois State University, which is even less exciting than it usually is what with college students being generally pretty stupid and a pandemic going on and all.
     
  12. Coruscant

    Coruscant Force Ghost star 7

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    San Jose is holding a competition to make a “landmark,” something memorable that will represent San Jose the way the Golden Gate Bridge represents San Francisco or the Arch represents St. Louis.

    I think it’s just what this city needs. One of my favorite designs is for a museum of digital art and technology that looks like a cloud.
     
  13. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Fires in the day, chases in the evening:



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    :p
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Some guy with orange hair living in a white house is really making a nuisance of himself.

    Sorry, you did say very local news :p
     
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  15. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Wow, it really is a small world after all! :p
     
  16. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    My postal address is Ypsilanti, MI, but Ypsilanti is something close to an actual city, and the news seemed just slightly too interesting. So I tried searching on Pittsfield Township, MI, which is the geographic nonentity in which my house is physically located.

    The first result was this, which I have not altered in any way:

    News Flash - Pittsfield Charter Township
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Pittsfield Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals meeting regularly scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6:30 PM has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
    Not my Pittsfield Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals meeting! =((
     
  17. vin

    vin Chosen One star 5

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    New York City’s oldest beer garden – Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Queens – has been shut down for violating health rules during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
     
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  18. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    A DPD van will stop in front of my home at some point today.
     
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  19. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    For decades, the Detroit Police Department has had the reputation of only going places where white non-Detroiters hang out, but driving all the way to Europe seems excessive, even for them.
     
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  20. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hometown is 'enjoying' another round of being in the news because there was a report of a fight (cops say they were told two males were attacking a third with a skateboard, woman says she called it in that a man with a knife was attacking two teenage boys that defended themselves with skateboards). In either case, the teenage boys were held at gunpoint by an array of law enforcement that showed up with rifles. Even though skateboards are not ranged weapons and there was healthy distance between cops and the teenagers. Made much worse because both of the teenagers are black in an otherwise very white area.

    This has also fairly well squashed (well, it should've anyway, but it hasn't) the argument from all the people that said there shouldn't be protests here because the sheriffs were great, and the problems are only in other places' law enforcement. The last 8-10 months have... not been good for the city.
     
  21. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The local university is conducting a study on the spread of the invasive Spanish slug, also known as "the murder slug", and how large a lawn it needs to move around on in a day. This got a very long article in the local newspaper, even though it's possibly the most boring study ever conducted.
     
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  22. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 6

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    A group of teenagers have left empty baking canisters around the local ancient anglo-saxon beacon and number 27 has had a deflated helium balloon stuck in it's privet for no less than three days.
     
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  23. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Wacky Wednesday Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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  24. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    In a bold and highly controversial cost-cutting move, the village's leaf collection program is being cut from 8 weeks to 6 weeks this fall, and won't begin until November.
     
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  25. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Whataburger is coming to my home town. This is actually partly because Patrick Mahomes willed it.
     
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