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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 10:23 AM
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I love local news websites, I read some of the most interesting stories from around the world, and while the issues don't make national news they are certainly important to the community they represent.
So anyway, if anyone else wants to play, here's a thread to post whatever crazy thing is going on in your part of the world, all stories are welcome, heartwarming, shocking, or whatever, just stuff that doesn't make national news.

I'll go first...
Another Spaceport announcement for Cornwall


We already know that satellites could be launched from Newquay within the next three years. The move is thanks to a deal between Cornwall Airport Newquay and Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit. It has selected Spaceport Cornwall as a location to operate and deliver one of the first launches of its LauncherOne system outside of its US home.
Now the Aviation Minister has visited the Duchy and says there are talks underway about the future of commercial space travel.

All local stories are welcome, heck, even 'cat stuck up a tree' because I love reading local news. When I visit other towns I always buy the local newspaper as it gives a feel to the place. I was at a place a few months ago and the front page headline was 'Outrage at park vandalism' lol, you know you are in a safe place when that is the top news story!




posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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Ok I will play. I will provide one good and one bad.

Teen forced to walk nude down road in Dade City as punishment

And a good one
Winter village arrives in downtown Tampa



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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Here's a typical day in lovely Toledo lol

www.toledoblade.com...



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry
Gosh the bad story was horrible! Thanks for posting the 'good' one, I'm a bit jealous of that winter wonderland, $14 is a good deal for ice skating, I haven't done that for years.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
Here's a typical day in lovely Toledo lol

www.toledoblade.com...

Bloody 'ell, that's a bad one! Cheers for posting...I'll look for a cat stuck up a tree story on that site instead now!
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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


A Roanoke County judge has dismissed charges filed against Red and Minor Terry, the two tree-sitters who protested the Mountain Valley Pipeline for almost five weeks earlier this year. Judge Scott Geddes said it was clear to him that the Terrys had "a good-faith basis to believe they had a right to be on the land." "This court is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of the guilt of the defendants on any of these charges," Geddes said. The Terrys were facing three criminal misdemeanors stemming from their protest on Bent Mountain. They climbed into their tree stands in early April, to block crews working on their family's property. And they came down in early May, after a federal judge found them in contempt and threatened hefty fines.
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We had a pipeline come through the area, the company was able to get the rights to express imminent domain to property owners refusing to sell.

Some who had land for generations protested on their own land to try and halt construction, some were arrested and many were charged.

Luckily those charges are dropped, that said their property was still bought at a slap in the face rate, which will also bring down the value of the property they still have.

Sad times when a company can force you to sell. Many people in that area are there specifically not to be bothered.
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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
Cool story

Pity they lost their battle against the company but cool the court let them off for fighting it and they don't have to pay damages/restitution.
See, just the type of local stories I love reading.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Cool story

Pity they lost their battle against the company but cool the court let them off for fighting it and they don't have to pay damages/restitution.
See, just the type of local stories I love reading.


Its bitter sweet, I've met them before, great people.

I'm very fond of that mountain and frequent it at least once a month to get out into nature with some friends for good drinks and good food.

One of the campsites we built is no longer In existence, big chunk of dense woods clear cut.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
I would have stayed in the treetops until they got specialist climbers or lifting equipment to get me down, a UK cop would not even try it, health and safety laws are at the forefront of their mind these days.
Interesting story, thanks for sharing it, I've read more about it from links now.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: CriticalStinker
I would have stayed in the treetops until they got specialist climbers or lifting equipment to get me down, a UK cop would not even try it, health and safety laws are at the forefront of their mind these days.
Interesting story, thanks for sharing it, I've read more about it from links now.


They were up there for 5 weeks.

The problem arose when police from the country surrounded the tree stands and prevented people from giving them supplies.

Eventually the community put enough pressure on the police to force them to at least give them water and sandwiches (Supplied by the jail, so poor quality).

The most disheartening part was that our police represented the interest of an outside corporation over their own people (ironic this transcends from the other thread we were talking about police.)

I was asked to go, but couldn't knowing I would have flipped out, talked S### and gotten arrested.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
The bastards blocked supplies! Sly bastards!!
Lol at you staying away in case you lost it and got nicked by cops, I'd be the same, I'd want to support my fellow citizens against big business.
I've protested and engaged in civil disobedience many time in my life, it is in my psyche.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: CriticalStinker
The bastards blocked supplies! Sly bastards!!
Lol at you staying away in case you lost it and got nicked by cops, I'd be the same, I'd want to support my fellow citizens against big business.
I've protested and engaged in civil disobedience many time in my life, it is in my psyche.


It get's deeper than just the police. The state troopers patrolled the mountain along with armed private contractors.

Everything said up until this point is enough to make most people question how such things are possible, but usually all you have to do is get a dog to sniff where the money leads to.


Though there’s been concern about Dominion’s campaign contributions to Virginia politicians, rarely do we discuss a more blatant conflict. Believe it or not, some of our legislators own Dominion stock yet still vote on bills aimed at generating obscene profits for the company.


As you can see, Governor Northam owns Dominion stock – unless he’s sold it since his campaign. Beth Reinhard at WaPo wrote a piece last year on Northam’s Dominion conflicts. The Northam campaign’s line:

“Northam says that if elected governor, he would put his stock investments in a blind trust managed by a trustee who could sell or purchase stock without his knowledge.”link

Along with 7 other legislators who voted on the bill (he was a legislator who voted before he was Governor).

All owned stock prior to the vote.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
#ing hell mate, this should be an ATS conspiracy thread on it's own!!!
Armed security sounds crazy to me, private security in the UK cannot even carry batons, but they do carry maglights so they get around the law that way.
Sounds like the landowners have been royally screwed over by the state.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: CriticalStinker
#ing hell mate, this should be an ATS conspiracy thread on it's own!!!
Armed security sounds crazy to me, private security in the UK cannot even carry batons, but they do carry maglights so they get around the law that way.
Sounds like the landowners have been royally screwed over by the state.


This isn't the first time this happened, or the last, in fact this one was relatively civil.

As for a conspiracy, it was out in the open for everyone to see. This is what happens when people don't pay attention.

North Dakota was worse, beyond just private security and police using less than lethal force on protesters, it's widely believed they were spied on.


The encampment protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline are heating up. Starting in April, self-described "water protectors" from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began occupying land near Bismarck, North Dakota, to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline, saying it could poison their water supply. Then on September 9, shortly after footage emerged of dogs attacking water protectors, President Obama called on the US Army Corp of Engineers to review the risks of submerging an oil pipeline under the Missouri River, which supplies drinking water for 18 million people.



The encampment protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline are heating up. Starting in April, self-described "water protectors" from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began occupying land near Bismarck, North Dakota, to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline, saying it could poison their water supply. Then on September 9, shortly after footage emerged of dogs attacking water protectors, President Obama called on the US Army Corp of Engineers to review the risks of submerging an oil pipeline under the Missouri River, which supplies drinking water for 18 million people.
Vice News


In the aftermath of that incident, Energy Transfer Partners turned to TigerSwan — a company with a deep background in counterterrorism operations — to oversee the work of the other security companies contracted to protect the pipeline. Other security firms working along the pipeline included Silverton, Russell Group of Texas, 10 Code LLC, Per Mar, SRC, OnPoint, and Leighton, documents show.
The Intercept. This article also goes into the techniques deployed, including spies sent into protester groups.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:16 PM
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Homeless people in Austin are reporting a white van with large men onboard that has been kidnapping homeless people, never to be heard from afterward.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
British cops have used undercover tactics for like forever, some sick bastards have even formed relationships with women and had children with them. It is a current scandal in the UK, and I am a former activist...I wouldn't be surprised if the state knows exactly who I am, and I don't care.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Homeless people in Austin are reporting a white van with large men onboard that has been kidnapping homeless people, never to be heard from afterward.
#ing hell, that's a crazy one, I'm googling now haha!
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Got nothing from google, where did you hear about the psycho homeless person killer?
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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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Seattle police seize guns, samurai sword from accused stalker; suspect charged with perjury for lying to police


King County prosecutors say a 31-year-old Seattle man lied about the arsenal of guns and other weapons he had stashed inside his Belltown apartment following his arrest this month for allegedly stalking one of his neighbors. Charles Peavey was arrested Nov. 8 on investigation of burglary, harassment and malicious mischief, accused of trying to kick down the door to a woman’s apartment across the hall from his own after he became fixated on her, jail and court records show. When he made his first court appearance on Nov. 9, Peavey signed a declaration of non-surrender, claiming he didn’t have any firearms, dangerous weapons or a concealed-pistol license to turn over after becoming the subject of an anti-harassment protection order, the records say. But that wasn’t true, according to Seattle police and prosecutors, leading to charges of first-degree perjury, attempted residential burglary and stalking, according to court documents. First held on $20,000 bail, Peavey now is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail, records show.

Two Seattle police officers trained to deal with people suffering from mental illness first encountered Peavey in July, when Peavey called 911 to report someone was tampering with his food. Officers found no evidence that anyone had been in his apartment, charging papers say. Peavey, who appeared paranoid and delusional, told the officers he’d just moved to Seattle from Ohio, say the charges. Then in early October, the manager of Peavey’s apartment building called police to report “an escalating pattern of harassment” and unwanted advances toward a female resident, who lived across the hall from Peavey and whose movements Peavey had been tracking with a motion-activated surveillance camera pointed at her door, the charges say. When officers attempted to talk to him, he refused to let them in his apartment and told them “he had just taken a big bong rip” — had been smoking marijuana — and said he did not feel comfortable talking to them, say the charges.
SEATTLE TIMES SOURCE ARTICLE
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posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: CriticalStinker
British cops have used undercover tactics for like forever, some sick bastards have even formed relationships with women and had children with them. It is a current scandal in the UK, and I am a former activist...I wouldn't be surprised if the state knows exactly who I am, and I don't care.


Those tactics in the UK spilled over from dealing with the IRA if I remember correctly.

So long as terrorism stays in the back of people's minds, the lines of right and wrong are hardly visible. After the attacks in 05' you all essentially made a patriot act. I've read many stories of them using those exceptions to laws to use illegal tactics in cases unrelated to terrorism.

Its called the CONTEST programme, I did a thread on how it inadvertently started getting universities to warn students from accessing renowned acedemic papers for fear of being red flagged.

This is my extent of activism, threads and comments. ATS, a site that champions anti establishment and conspiracy theories doesn't even care.

Unless it has to do with Trump or Hillary, no traction.



posted on Nov, 16 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat
Crazy sad story isn't it, good job he ain't shot someone, hope he gets mental wellbeing help.



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