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2023.05.23 22:06 Junior_Button5882 CURRENT CASES ACROSS US UNEXPLAINED

https://youtu.be/ymT3vfF9Dmo Witness speaking about what happened to him.
The witness says that he was watching a video one night in February of 2007. Something on the video made him feel compelled to go outdoors. He felt that he was being watched. He went outside (at his residence) at about 11 PM MST. The next thing that he remembers is talking to his mother in the kitchen of their house at 3 PM the next afternoon. He said that he remembered nothing from 11 PM the previous night. His mother had apparently asked him what he wanted to eat at 3 PM the next day and he recalls nothing before then. He said that went to school that day, but has no recollection of being in school. He said that he has had some flashbacks of “bright lights” and hands moving across these bright lights. He waited to report the incident because he was afraid of ridicule. He said that he was 16 years old.
Investigator’s Notes: The witness seemed sincere in his report yet he would not talk about the video that he watched right before the incident occurred. He said that he was physically and emotionally healthy and wanted to explore his experience with a professional therapist. His story needs to be treated with caution because he won’t discuss the video that he watched. This seems to indicate some unreasonable “paranoia.” His experience also may be medically related (e.g seizure) although he said that he has not been treated for any physical or mental ailments. I plan to have another investigator interview this witness. Any updates will be posted.

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2023.05.19 14:38 EfoDom I created a 16 page collection of UFO sightings from an amateur astronomy forum

I created this collection of comments 2 years ago but I haven't posted it to this sub yet. I keep coming back to it from time to time. As an amateur astronomer myself it was a real eye opener at the time to see so many accounts from different amateur astronomers. A lot of these have similarities which was pretty incredible to see after collecting the comments. There are a lot of similarities with sightings of members of this subreddit as well.
There are definitely more comments like this describing UFO sightings and I might update it in the future. I'm a sceptic but for me personally these comments are one of the most compelling things I've ever seen. It was the reason why I decided to collect them. I have no reason to believe that all of these people just made it up.
Original post: April 30, 2021
I've recently been reading a lot of threads on forums where amateur astronomers describe their UFO sightings. Some of these were very interesting so I thought I'd share these with you. Keep in mind these are people that in some cases have spent their entire lives looking at the sky and can distinguish between different types of phenomena and objects but couldn't figure out what these objects were.
I created a 16 page pdf file about sightings from members of Cloudy Nights, an amateur astronomy forum. Please note the OPs aren't aware of this but their comments can be easily found by anyone who wishes to do so. I picked a few interesting ones to post here. I personally enjoy reading about sightings more than I do just seeing (in most cases) blurry photos that aren't simply as compelling to me. These threads usually started by someone asking whether anyone has seen a UFO. Please let me know what you think.
Posted in 2018
I live a few miles from Billy Mitchell Field in Milwaukee. Six years ago I was outside on my deck at around midnight looking up, searching for my next target. A black triangle flew over head, completely silent, at a fair rate of speed. It was low. There is is light pollution in my area with considerable sky glow on most nights. The black triangle stood out from the sky glow. It was an eerie experience. I assume it was some type of military craft. But something I never forgot.
Yes , totally dark and silent , 'V' shaped travelling east to west blocking out the milkyway's stars as it moved , took probably 3 minutes to cross the whole sky , gave me the heeby-jeebies .
Looked about 1/2 a degree across in relationship to the stars behind it ..
Broad day lite, less than 500yds away about the size of a school bus, all silver with no wings, rotors, no markings or even rivets or panel lines and most of all, no sound! My crew and I watched it maneuver up and over a ridge for about 1/2 mile. Sorry, but anyone who thinks they are not here is just fooling themselves...
I am not prepared to say that I saw a U.F.O. I just don't know what it was. One night I was at work and I saw something very bright and big out of the corner of my eye, it seemed to be hovering right above me. When I looked up it was a bright green orb, that seemed to be floating for and instant. After a few seconds, it just took off at a very high speed and was out of sight within seconds. Afterwords there were reports of meteors, but it certainly didn't look or move like a meteor to me.
Regarding have I seen a UFO, yeah , I have. A few years ago when one of the ,Hale-bop maybe,great comets was off ot the north west I was out with a pair of 10 x 50 binoculars chicking it out.
All of a sudden a large dark object ,with no running lights or sound went through my field of view.it had a v shape. I spun around and found it again and followed it completely across the sky till it went behind some trees and buildings.
What was it, is any bodys guess.Do I think it was piloted by aliens, I dunno.
My sighting was back in 1996, and came only a few months after the military airbase was closed-down and put in moth-balls. I was outside observing with a pair of 8x30 binoculars on clear winter's evening, when low-down to my north I observed a triangular formation of lights. I continued to observe the object/s only to very quickly realise that it was going to pass extremely close to me.
As it approached I could see that it was a single Black triangular object that had a series (around 8-10) of soft illuminated lights running along each edge. There were no other forms of lights on this craft.
As it encountered the boundary of the town the underside became illuminated by the stray light- pollution that was shining upwards. The underside was not a shiny black surface but rather had a mat appearance.
I could not see any protrusions i.e. landing gear etc. It appeared as a flat bottom. As it went overhead I could see that the lights running down the edge were in-fact ports or openings in the edge of the wing, out of these ports came a soft type of light, it was not harsh or over bright.
It was totally silent, as it moved away to my south I followed it with the binoculars and got a very good look. It appeared to have two outer wings that were bent over in a curve. Again absolutely no engine noise.
Late '70s, wife and I are at the beach late at night, enjoying the coolish breeze and the sounds of the surf. Our "activity" was interrupted by "something"... it was LARGE, and flying low and slow, practically soundless, dark, but with what appeared to be lit portholes around its perimeter. It was bowl shaped, wingless. It went directly over us. I did not know what it was, but I was pretty sure what it wasn't.
This was near a USAF base. USAF craft were a regular sight and I knew many of the planes flown out of there. This thing matched nothing I was familiar with, and it was not a blimp, as I knew and could identify those as well. It was soon gone, disappearing over the Gulf, but in an unusual way... it did not break the horizon, but instead seemed to drop vertically into the water and was gone.
About 25 years ago, I was living in rural Kansas, way out miles of dirt roads where it was DARK. I had a 16" Orion telescope that my son and I frequently hauled out in to the back yard for an evening's viewing. On this particular evening, I swung the Dob over to Saturn, as I have never been able to resist a look at that jewel of the heavens. On this evening, the seeing was exceptional and as a result, I was using close to 300X with near razor sharp views.
To my amazement, I saw a moon. It was above and traveling parallel to the rings. I hit the stopwatch and timed the rest of its transit, including the time it took for the 'moon' to disappear behind the planet. Looking at the time, I did some quick mental arithmetic and figured out what its orbital period should be +/- , and waited for it to re-appear on the other side of Saturn. While waiting, it dawned on me that it was impossible for a moon to have an orbital plane that was only about 1/3 of a planet diameter from the pole and did not pass through the physical center of the planet. I also re-visited my earlier calculations, only to discover that the speed of this 'moon' had to be insanely high to have made the transit in the time I had measured.
An hour after I had calculated the 'moon' should re-appear, I still had not seen it and finally gave up waiting.
This thing was huge. It was big enough to be visually round, like a sphere.
Fortunately, I had a sketch and my notes, so I took them to work with me the next day to share them with a couple of my friends. This turned out to be a most excellent decision, as three days later, one of them brought in an article they had found where some professional observatories had reported detecting an object in the vicinity of Saturn the same night and at the same time as my observation.
Did I mention that I have been an aerospace engineer for over 40 years?
That's my best and nearly my only story and having it validated by a third party only sweetens things. I do not know what it was and wouldn't care to speculate. It was absolutely huge. It was FAST. It was bright. Its trajectory was not that of an orbiting body. That's the best I can do.
Posted in 2018
Never seen anything at night but did see something interesting during the day 10 or 12 years ago. Was driving east on I-10 between El Paso and Fort Stockton and watched an object to the east way off in the distance dancing around above some hills at a fairly high altitude. I assumed it was sunlight glancing off something, as all I could see while driving was tiny light speck. After 20 minutes of watching through the windshield I was startled by a couple of sonic booms as 3 fighter jets flew overhead towards the object. I pulled over and got out my binoculars but could only see the jets making wild manuevers when they reached whatever it was. The object seemed to dart in various directions much faster than the fighters, then went straight up and dissappeared. The fighters continued to circle the area for several minutes than flew back west over me. No idea what it was, but was something for the airforce to scramble fighters for.
Also it was crisp and cold, deep blue sky. The fighters were leaving contrails, the object was not. Maybe it was some sort of training exercise, or maybe not. Was all very strange to me.
It's unfortunate that people's bravery, honesty and objectivity with this subject are often met with ridicule and dismissal.
Ten years ago, I took a friend observing at the dark, western end of a residential development south of Phoenix. While enjoying the views of a pair of planets setting in the west, we were startled to see three amber colored orbs (not point sources of light) that appeared to be connected to a common structure. The lights were stationary relative to each other, and all three were motionless just above my line of sight to a distant mountain ridge. Each light flashed one at a time in a cyclic sequence 3X before turning off. I know estimating distances in a dark sky is challenging, but the span of these lights was clearly enormous. My friend was so shaken he insisted we leave. Interestingly, there was an uncorroborated report from someone 100 miles away in Tucson seeing a "immense, massive triangle" just 30 minutes prior to our sighting. I worked with missiles in the military. I've seen the U-2 and SR-71 in flight, a myriad of aircraft foreign and domestic, and many weapons systems in action during the first Gulf War. I'm at a loss!
In 1954, my mother, aunt and both grandparents witnessed two disc shaped objects maneuvering around a Navy cargo plane flying overhead, in the middle of the day. My grandfather was a 26-year Navy and Coast Guard aviator. He would speak of this in amazement, and this was one of my mother's favorite topics of discussion.
I suppose you just have to be in the right place at the right time?
When I was 12 I witnessed an aircraft of some type that exhibited flight characteristics that couldn't be explained (at least by me). I later worked on military aircraft for 6 years in the Marine Corps and nothing in my experience during that time could explain what I observed when I was 12. At night (approximately 2100 hours) on my parents' property in Mississippi the dogs began barking and whining at the back door. As I let the dogs out I observed a single aircraft with multiple lights hovering above the treeline about 150 yards behind my parents' house and approximately 150 yards in elevation. The aircraft did not emit any detectable sound and was hovering perfectly still above the treeline. It was clear by the dogs' behavior that the aircraft was what had them wound up. The aircraft was dark, with the exception of the non-blinking lights, and the shape could not be determined.
I then went inside and grabbed a concentrated spotlight (headlamp) and as soon as I aimed the light at the hovering aircraft it sped off to the right with instant top speed (not gradual) acceleration until it was out of sight within 2-3 seconds. At no time did the aircraft make any noise at all.
I have no idea what type of aircraft I observed. The flight characteristics don't match anything I have ever observed or even read about related to a variety of military (or civilian) aircraft.
Laugh if it pleases you, In the summer of 1959, I observed a light about the size of an airplane with no flashing wing lights moving from East to West, I was looking South, at about the same speed an airplane would have been traveling. I was just watching it, when all of a sudden it just stopped moving. It stayed still for maybe 5 seconds, then it shot straight up at a very high rate of speed and was gone out of sight in, I would guess, less than just a few seconds.
I remember it was around 9:30, maybe 10:00, clear unobstructed view across farm fields. I will never forget it, and I have never seen anything like it since. I was almost 13 years old at the time and have wondered my whole life what I witnessed that summer night.
…Having said that, 40 years ago my father and I were out fishing about 10 miles west of the Coronado Islands off Mexico (which was not far from where the Nimitz pilots had their encounter). It was about 3:00 AM and very dark but something either came up out of the water and hovered behind the boat or came down to the surface and hovered for a minute or so then we believe it went into the water. It made no sound and had no lights and the shape was hard to distinguish. We think it was fairly large but not huge and it shook us up pretty good until it was light out. It might have been a submarine but we are pretty sure it was airborne. We reported it to Mufon and they came out and talked to us but of course nothing ever came of it.
First one I saw was triangular white lights with one red light in the middle. I watched it for about 15 minutes. That one was seen by so many other people that it made the front page of the newspaper. It was there one minute, began slowing moving and about 5 seconds later it just instantly disappeared.
Second one was a daytime sighting. It looked like a small silvery disk very high in the sky. Binoculars showed no details, just made it bigger (but still pretty small). The object was moving fairly slowly and perpendicular to the direction of the wind. I grabbed the camera and shot a few images to get exposure right. Then I set the camera in burst mode so I could be zoomed in all the way (202.5mm equivalent, 24MP APS sensor). The object was very high in the sky making it impossible to lean the camera against anything and, even with image stabilization, it was tough to keep things rock steady. So I figured that, with a 10-shot burst, I would be guaranteed of getting one or more razor-sharp images (I did). Image #7 of the 10-shot burst (at 10 frames per second) was the last to show the object. It simply vanished completely. It should have still been visible naked eye but I could see nothing. Tried binoculars all over the sky, still nothing.
So for what it's worth, those are my experiences. I have had friends over the years, including a military pilot and a commercial pilot, that have had some pretty exotic experiences. I'm pretty confident that anyone who has done the least bit of homework in this area (fake YouTube CGI videos aside) would have no doubts that these craft are real and that some are ours and some aren't.
In 1976 my fire crew and I drove up on an object out in the woods in broad daylite that was no more than 400yds away at a altitude of about 150ft. It was about the size, color and shape of a 45ft airstream travel trailer. I stopped the truck and turned it off and we got out and watched this object for 5 plus minutes. It hovered and maneuvered and was obviously under someone’s control. This thing had no wings, rotors, fins or any markings or windows, nor did it have panel lines or rivets. most striking of all, it was completely silent. We watched it slowly travel uphill for about a half mile before dropping out of site behind the hill.
UFO? Call it what what you want but no one here even to this day has a machine that can fly like this thing did.
As far as I’m concerned, anyone who thinks these things aren’t real are just fooling themselves...
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2023.05.14 20:21 Nemacolin 1990s Mass Killings in the US

Four or more dead (Suicides Indicated by an asterisk)
By a single killer (The killer is charged or would have been charged had he lived.)
Minors cannot generally be held legally liable for a murder or homicide. Such cases are included here with an annotation.
By any criminal means
The editor aims to include all cases. This leads to a presumption to publish. I welcome corrections and additions.
2 February 1990 Alcorn MS, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/carr-anthony.htm)
10 February 1990 Las Cruses NM, (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Cruces_bowling_alley_massacre) unsolved, two robbers/killers
25 March 1990 New York, NY, 87 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gonzalez-julio.htm) “Happyland Fire”
17/18 June 1990, Jacksonville FL, 5 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Edward_Pough) Counting only the 18 June mass killing. Otherwise, 12 killed.
1 November 1990 Leflore County MS, 4 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jackson-henry-curtis.htm)
6 January 1991 Lehigh County CT, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/flood-david.htm)
26 January 1991 Chinmaya NM 7 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.A/a/abeyta-ricky.htm)
26 January 1991 Dallas County TX 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s1/san-miguel-jessy.htm)
22 April 1991 Cushing WI, 5 killed (shot) (https://www.monstersandcritics.com/tv/true-crime/15-year-old-bruce-brenizer-murdered-five-members-of-his-family-with-a-rifle-hometown-homicide-investigates/)
16 June 1991 Denver CO, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day_Bank_Massacre) unsolved
20 August 1991 Sarasota NY 5 killed (Vehicular Homicide/DWI) (https://www.nytimes.com/1991/08/21/nyregion/5-family-members-killed-in-truck-collision.html)
25 August 1991 Honolulu HI, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/ganal-orlando.htm)
28 August 1991 New York NY 5 killed (Vehicular Homicide/DWI/Train) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Union_Square_derailment)
9 October 1991 Concord NH (strangulation) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/colbert-james.htm)
10 October 1991 Ridgewood NJ, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/harris-joseph-m.htm)
16 October 1991, Killeen TX, 27 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luby%27s_shooting)
19 October 1991 Concord NH, 4 killed (strangled) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/colbert-james.htm)
1 November 1991 Iowa City IA 6* killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Iowa_shooting) School shooting
14 November 1991 Royal Oak MI 5* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mcilvane-thomas.htm)
10 November 1991 Harrodsburg KY 5* killed (https://www.apnews.com/2ef3eeb1eb4f91024720120a176329c8)
17 November 1991 West Jordan UT, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/female.K/k/kastanis-margaret.htm)
2 December 1991 Mahoning County OH, 4 killed (strangled) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w1/williams-willie-j.htm)
6 December 1991 Austin TX 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Austin_yogurt_shop_murders) (Unsolved)
8-9 December 1991 Cooper & Moniteau Counties MO, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j1/johnson-james-rodney.htm) (https://www.voxmagazine.com/magazine/the-mass-shooting-you-never-heard-of-in-california-mo/article_3fa83156-f852-11e9-87f6-bbeafdc9a0c9.html)
26 January 1992 Hamilton County OH, 5 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g1/garner-william.htm)
15 February 1992 Bentley County AL, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w1/williams-jason-oric.htm)
1 May 1992 Olivehurst CA, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindhurst_High_School_shooting) School shooting
6 August 1992 Kent County DE 4 killed (stabbed)( http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l1/lawrie-david.htm)
18 August 1992 Tulsa OK, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h1/hamilton-corey-duane.htm)
18 August 1992 Burleson County TX, 6 killed (Stabbing) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c1/carter-robert-earl.htm)
1 May 1992, Olivehurst CA, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindhurst_High_School_shooting)
16 May 1992 Oklahoma City OK, 5 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hooks-danny-keith.htm)
20 June 1992 Harris County TX, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d1/dudley-marion.htm)
7 July 1992, Baltimore MD 6 killed (arson) (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-tonya-lucas-retrial-preview-20170622-story.html#nws=true)
20 August 1992 Harris County TX, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/index.B.htm)
15 October 1992 Watkins Glen NY 5 killed (Shot) (https://www.apnews.com/20cc1c416bdef14d0971d278359bc1be)
8 November 1992 San Luis Obispo CA, 7 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/drake-lynwood.htm) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynwood_Drake)
13 November 1992 Harris County TX, 5 killed (suffocation) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c1/coulson-robert.htm)
14 December 1993 Aurora CO 4 killed (shot) (https://gazette.com/news/history-of-mass-shootings-in-colorado/article_5143eaac-8b83-11eb-addf-b7a5cb0bc771.html) “active shooter”
14 February 1993 Bronx, NY, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/casellas-anthony.htm)
3 May 1993 Los Angeles CA, 10 killed (https://ktla.com/news/local-news/woman-pleads-guilty-to-manslaughter-for-1993-westlake-arson-fire-that-killed-7-children-3-adults/)
14 June 1993 Norwalk IA, 6 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/forsyth-rick-wayne.htm)
1 July 1993 San Francisco CA, 9 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_California_Street_shooting)
8 July 1993 Jackson MS 5 killed (shot) (NO FREAKING CITE!)
6 August 1993 Fayetteville NC, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/french-kenneth-junior.htm)
14 September 1993 Maricopa County AZ, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/djerf-richard.htm)
13 October 1993 El Cajon CA 5* killed (shot) (https://www.reddit.com/masskillers/comments/kj1y5n/photo_of_james_buquet_was_a_junior_in_the_1991/)
2 December 1993 Oxnard CA 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/winterborne-alan.htm)
7 December 1993, Long Island NY, 6 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Long_Island_Rail_Road_shooting)
14 December 1993, Aurora CO, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Aurora_shooting)
30 January 1994 Montgomery County TN, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/housler-david-gene.htm)
9 February 1994 Fort Lauderdale FL, 6* killed (shot) (Associated Press 10 February 1996 AM feed) workplace killing
4 April 1994 Richmond VA, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g1/goins-christopher.htm)
4 June 1994 Tulsa OK 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.T/t1/turrentine-kenneth.htm)
20 June 1994 Fairchild AFB WA, 5 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas)) Total includes an unborn child
24 June 1994 Fairchild AFB WA, 4 killed (aircraft suicide) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Fairchild_Air_Force_Base_B-52_crash)
21 July 1994 Gregg County TX 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m1/mosley-daroyce-lamont.htm)
30 June 1994 Virginia Beach VA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c1/clagett-michael.htm)
29 August 1994 4 killed Roanoke County VA, (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b1/bramblett-earl.htm)
20 October 1994 Fairchild AFB WA 4 killed (shot) (http://historylink.org/File/8767)
22 November 1994 Washington DC, 4* killed (shot) (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/crime-history-suspect-kills-3-self-at-dc-police-headquarters)
23 December 1994 Philadelphia PA, 6 killed (arson) (https://www.inquirer.com/philly/hp/news_update/20070416_Alone_in_prison_and_in_misery.html)
5 January 1995 Seattle WA, 4 killed (arson) (https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/seattle-arsonist-martin-pang-who-set-1995-warehouse-fire-to-be-released-from-prison/281-558326898)
3 April 1995 Corpus Christie TX 5 killed 6* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/simpson-james-daniel.htm)
18 April 1995 Redding CT 5 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/ferguson-geoffrey.htm)
29 May 1995 Los Angeles CA 6* killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/morita-leonardo.htm)
21 March 1995 Montclair NJ, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/green-christopher.htm)
18 April 1995 Redding CT, 5 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/ferguson-geoffrey.htm)
18 May 1995 Baltimore MD, 4 killed (bomb) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/clark-mark-a.htm)
19 July 1995 Los Angeles CA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/woods-willie.htm)
13 September 1995 Scott Mills OR, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/whitson-david.htm)
20 September 1995 Wilson County TX, 5 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b1/bagwell-dennis.htm)
3 October 1995 Corpus Christie TX 6* killed (shot) (https://www.apnews.com/43e3a168e8024ac986b4794bea137e07)
8 December 1995 New York, NY, 8 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas)) mostly arson
19 December 1995 Bronx NY 5 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.V/v/vernon-michael.htm)
2-3 February 1996 San Diego CA, 5 killed (Beating/stabbing) (http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jenkins-joshua.htm)
6 February 1996 Glendale CA 7 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.A/a/avanesian-jorjik.htm)
9 February 1996 Fort Lauderdale FL 6* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mccree-clifton.htm)
3 March 1996 Albuquerque NM, 5 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/harrison-shane-glen.htm)
10 May 1996 Coos County OR, 5 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/crum-girley.htm)
29 June 1996 Portland OR, 8 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/deford-ray-martin.htm) Killer was 11 years old
3 July 1996 Lawrence County OH, 9 killed (bomb) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hall-todd.htm)
16 July 1996 Winona MS, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/flowers-curtis.htm)
1 September 1996 Dinnehotso AZ, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.Y/y/yazzie-norman.htm)
16 September 1999 Fort Worth TX 8* killed (shot) (https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/texas/state-bureau/2018/05/18/mass-shootings-texas-history/623798002/)
1 October 1996 Brazoria County TX 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m1/martinez-virgil.htm
27 October 1996 Anchorage AK, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.E/e/ely-paul.htm)
27 October 1996 San Marcos CA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm)
13 November 1996 Makapuu HI, 5 killed (vehicular homicide) (http://archives.starbulletin.com/1999/12/08/news/whatever.html)
4 January 1997 Belleview WA, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.A/a/anderson-david.htm)
1 March 1997 Wheeling WV, 6* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/storm-mark.htm)
27 March 1997 Shelby County AL, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/duke-mark.htm) killer was 16 years old
30 April 1997 Miramar FL, 4 killed (multiple) (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/we-pray-for-justice-2-children-among-4-killed-in-miramar-home-in-1997/ar-AAWNiLN) unsolved, no arrests
16 June 1997 Seattle WA 4* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/lau-samuel.htm)
13 August 1997 Detroit MI, 5 killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jones-reco.htm)
15 August 1997, Aiken SC 4 killed (shot) (http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/twenty-years-later-remembering-the-shooting-at-phelon-plant-in/article_4b5b7132-9983-11e7-b425-9f5c8ce770f8.html)
19 August 1997 Colebrook NH, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/drega-carl.htm)
16 October 1997 New Orleans LA, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/whitton-douglas.htm)
13 November 1997, Channelview TX, 5 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coy_Wayne_Wesbrook)
30 November 1997 Bedford County TN, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h1/holton-daryl.htm)
4 December 1997 Toombs County GA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/heidler-jerry.htm)
5 December 1997 Yonkers NY, 5 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/biller-patrick.htm)
6 December 1997 Weston FL, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.V/v/vitaver-daniel.htm)
15 December 1997 Aiken County SC, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w1/wise-hastings.htm)
19 December 1997 Orange County CA 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.reyes-torres-arturo.htm)
17 August 1997 Tucson AZ, 8 killed (Vehicular Homicide/DUI) (http://gendisasters.com/arizona/24772/tucson-az-auto-van-collision-aug-1997)
9 January 1998 Tremont PA 4* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.renninger-robert.htm)
11 February 1998 Noble IL, 5 killed (beaten (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/churchill-christopher.htm)
18 February 1988 Rochester MN, 4 killed (beaten) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/brom-david-francis.htm)
6 March 1998, Newington CT, 5 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Lottery#1998_shootings)
24 March 1998 Craighead County AR, 5 killed (Shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States) School shooting
19 May 1998 Brooksville FL, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/carr-hank-earl.htm)
21 May 1998, Springfield OR, 4 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurston_High_School_shooting) School shooting
1 July 1998 Los Angeles CA, 4 killed (arson) (http://murderpedia.org/female.N/n/nieves-sandi.htm) (https://ktla.com/news/local-news/death-penalty-overturned-for-l-a-county-mom-who-killed-4-daughters-tried-to-kill-son-by-setting-house-on-fire/)
7 July 1998 Cameron County TX 4 killed (shot)( http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/moore-ernest.htm
12 July 1998, Detroit MI, 5 killed (Vehicular Homicide/DUI) (http://gendisasters.com/michigan/24846/detroit-mi-pickup-auto-crash-jul-1998)
17 July 1998 Stockton CA, 6 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Elementary_School_shooting_(Stockton)
14 August 1998 Las Vegas NV 4 killed (http://murderpedia.org/male.Y/y/young-terrell.htm)
3? 6? September 1998 St Paul MN, 6 killed (strangled) (http://murderpedia.org/female.H/h/her-khoua.htm)
11 September 1998 Okaloosa County FL, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hutchinson-jeffrey.htm)
19 September 1998 Escambia County FL, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/coleman-michael.htm)
12 January 1999 Anderson IN, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jones-terry-m.htm)
19 January 1999 Greene County MO, 4 killed (strangled) (http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/delong-richard-ivan.htm)
23 January 1999 Fresno County CA 4* killed (stabbed) (http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/losev-vasily.htm)
26 January 1999 Forth Worth TX 4* (poison) (http://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/nunez-armando.htm)
12 February 1999 Tulsa OK, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bell-edwin.htm)
10 March 1999 Ascension Parish LA 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/miller-shon.htm
15 March 1999 Bourbonnais IL, 11 killed (train crash/manslaughter)( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Bourbonnais,_Illinois,_train_crash)
28 March 1999 Abilene TX, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/goodman-arthur-wayne.htm)
6 April 1999 Kill Devil Hills NC, 4 killed (vehicular homicide) (http://murderpedia.org/female.M/m/marvin-melissa.htm)
(Columbine massacre had two killers)
10 June 1999 East Hartford CT, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/silk-kelly.htm)
12 June 1999 Atlanta GA 7* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/marks-cyrano.htm)
15 June 1999 Green Bay WI 4* killed (multiple) (Harry: A Study of Teenage Mass Murderers; Steve Daniels)
14 June 1999 Brown County WI, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gilbert-michael.htm)
27 June 1999 Depoy KY, 4 killed (multiple) (http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/wedding-terry.htm)
3 July 1999 Las Vegas NV, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/floyd-zane.htm)
8 July 1999 Sidney OH, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hensley-lawrence.htm)
27/29 July 1999, Stockbridge/Atlanta GA, 13 killed (multiple) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_O._Barton)
19 August 1999 Sacramento CA 5* killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/labatt-richard.htm)
28 August 1999 Los Angeles CA, 4 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.V/v/von-paik-moo.htm)
15 September 1999, Fort Worth TX, 7* killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Gene_Ashbrook) Church shooting. Some sources say 8* killed
2 November 1999, Honolulu HI, 7 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_murders)
4 December 1999 Sacramento CA, 6 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.X/x/xiong-kao.htm)
15 December 1999 Fort Worth TX, 8 killed (shot) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers_(Americas))
30 December 1999 Tampa FL, 5 killed (shot) (http://murderpedia.org/male.I/i/izquierdo-leyva.htm)
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2023.05.12 03:55 autobuzzfeedbot 21 Dark, Shocking, And Unsolved True Crime Stories From People's Hometowns That Really Messed With My Head

  1. "I live just a couple minutes from where Austin Harrouff, aka the 'Frat Boy Killer,' ate a guy's face off."
  2. "I lived about 20 minutes away from where Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped. My younger sister, who was probably about 8 at the time, refused to sleep in her room for weeks. Her room was in the front of the house, and she was terrified someone would sneak in through the front window and take her."
  3. "I went to school with some boys who were in 'BTK's' boy scout troop. They interviewed one of them on the news after he was arrested."
  4. "Aurora, Colorado. Movie theater. You do the math. I lived in an apartment complex within walking distance from that very theater. To this day, every time I drive past it, I get the chills. I can't believe it's still open and they didn't tear that sucker down."
  5. "I live in West Yorkshire, England, and where I worked, I used to have to park my car on a road where one of the Yorkshire Ripper's victim's bodies was found. I would have to walk past it on my way back to my car when I finished late, and it was pitch black. It was all just shrubs and bushes; they’ve now made it into a car park. I also used to play sports on the field where the first victim was found, but I didn’t know that until years later."
  6. "I live in the same area as the 'Golden State Killer,' Citrus Heights, California. I was shocked at the proximity of our homes and sometimes wonder if I was ever in the same place at the same time as him. Fuck that guy."
  7. "I lived about one mile away from Casey Anthony. When they were searching for her daughter, Caylee, I watched the dive team look in the lake by our home. Later, they found her in the woods right by my daughter’s elementary school."
  8. "I live in Dubuque, Iowa where 14-year-old Kenny Joe Johnson was strangled, wrapped in an old carpet, and dumped in a park on the edge of the Mississippi in the ‘80s when he should’ve been in school. He made it to his morning classes, but no one knows what happened that afternoon or how. Complete mystery. When I walk in the secluded park, I wonder what fate the boy encountered that day."
  9. "Less than 15 minutes from where I live, the gunshot-riddled body of a man named Rickey Herriage was discovered, thrown off a bridge in Athens, Texas, into a creek back in 1987. His sister still routinely posts on social media about it, hoping that even after all these years, SOMEONE will come forward, but still? Nothing. No witnesses, no evidence, no 'last person to see him alive.' It breaks my heart that after 36 years, there is still NO sense of closure at all."
  10. "I went to school in a small town called Farmville, Virginia. That school has two true crime stories (that have gone semi-viral; it's got a bunch of other bullshit associated with it, but alas): The first one was the 'Farmville murders,' which happened while I was in school there. A professor (Dr. Debra Kelley), her husband, her daughter, and her daughter's friend were murdered by a guy the daughter met online. The guy almost got away, but he called and admitted to the murders, and cops found him sleeping in the baggage claim of a local airport."
  11. "I live less than 10 miles from where one of the victims of the 'Alphabet murders' (aka the 'Double Initial murders') was found around Rochester, New York. My mom remembers these well, as she was in her teens when the murders occurred. In the early '70s, three young girls were horrifically murdered — r*ped, then either ligature or manual strangulation. The body of Carmen Colon, 10, was found in Churchville. Wanda Walkowicz, 11, was found in Webster. Michelle Maenza, also 11, was found in Macedon."
  12. "I live not far from Manheim, and the Kreider killing was all we talked about when it happened. I was in high school at the time, and it was wild...until the Roseboro murder happened down the road from my house a year later."
  13. "I lived in Madison, Wisconsin, when Christine Rothschild was murdered in 1968. Her body was found behind Sterling Hall (later the site of an infamous bombing). It was a friend of mine, working as a night watchman, who found her body. Her best friend, Linda Tomaszewski, said she knew who the murderer was, but conflicts between the campus and city cops and general bad police investigating allowed him to get away."
  14. "The Kyron Horman case out of Portland, Oregon. It’s crazy to me that his stepmom has walked away and started a new life."
  15. "Elizabeth Breck, a local high school teacher, went missing in 2019 in Tucson, Arizona after having checked herself into a treatment center for PTSD and mental health issues. She was last seen at that treatment center with all of her belongings left in her room. She’s never been heard from again. It’s crazy because there have literally been no leads, no whispers, nothing."
  16. "Marysville, Washington — In 2014, a freshman at Marysville Pilchuck High School (MPHS) texted his friends to meet him in the lunch room. When they all got there, he pulled out a gun and shot five of his friends and then himself. Only one of the victims survived. I was a junior at MPHS at the time."
  17. "I used to live where the 'Highway of Tears' is in Canada. Over 120 First Nations women have been murdered in 40 years (the government and cops only count 40+ women). There have been three convicted serial killers (possibly more), cops suspected of raping some women, and the government of 15 years ago caught destroying evidence and documents about the crimes. It's shameful and an atrocity."
  18. "My family knew David Ludwig and his family. David killed his girlfriend's parents after they had an argument about their age difference (David was 18, and his girlfriend, Kara Beth Borden, was 14). His family was super nice, so not sure how he turned out the way he did."
  19. "I live five minutes from the Tinley Park crime scene. It’s still terrifying that no one has been found in connection with it. Part of the problem is that the store is right off I-80, so that guy fled for his life. They put a different store there, but I refuse to go in it."
  20. "A messed up one that happened very close to my hometown, the murder of Shanda Sharer in Madison, Indiana in 1992. Four teenage girls kidnapped Sharer (12) and proceeded to beat and stab her while 'country cruising' with her in the trunk. Then, finding her still alive in the trunk, they took her to a local proving ground and burned her alive. All four women are now released on parole, and my grandma even recognized one at a local McDonald’s with us when we were kids."
  21. Finally, "My grandmother is buried right near Carol and Christopher DiMaiti (Stuart). I always go visit them as well when I go there. A lot of the Stuart family lived in my hometown; it was such a huge tragedy around there back then."
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2023.05.12 00:55 ElTatucero Los corredores de transporte. (va de nuevo)

Los corredores de transporte. (va de nuevo)
(El otro me quedó como el orto.)Antes existían estos y funcionaban relativamente bien. Sin trenes, sin subte. 0 obra, podemos hacer corredores con bondis grandes y no 80 líneas entrando por 18 de julio.Y de paso, eliminamos los copsa que viene y van del este de Montevideo y ponemos una terminal de transbordo acá. Chau Río Branco. Ahí hay que hacer más obras, pero se puede pensar a más largo plazo..
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2023.05.02 04:05 StayReadyAllDay Guests of Epstein

◆ WSJ NEWS EXCLUSIVE U.S. Epstein’s Private Calendar Reveals Prominent Names, Including CIA Chief, Goldman’s Top Lawyer Schedules and emails detail meetings in the years after he was a convicted sex offender; visitors cite his wealth and connections By Khadeeja Safdar and David Benoit April 30, 2023 7:59 am ET The nation’s spy chief, a longtime college president and top women in finance. The circle of people who associated with Jeffrey Epstein years after he was a convicted sex offender is wider than previously reported, according to a trove of documents that include his schedules. William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency since 2021, had three meetings scheduled with Epstein in 2014, when he was deputy secretary of state, the documents show. They first met in Washington and then Mr. Burns visited Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan. Kathryn Ruemmler, a White House counsel under President Barack Obama, had dozens of meetings with Epstein in the years after her White House service and before she became a top lawyer at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in 2020. He also planned for her to join a 2015 trip to Paris and a 2017 visit to Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean. Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, invited Epstein, who brought a group of young female guests, to the campus. Noam Chomsky, a professor, author and political activist, was scheduled to fly with Epstein to have dinner at Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in 2015. None of their names appear in Epstein’s now-public “black book” of contacts or in the public flight logs of passengers who traveled on his private jet. The documents show that Epstein arranged multiple meetings with each of them after he had served jail time in 2008 for a sex crime involving a teenage girl and was registered as a sex offender. The documents, which include thousands of pages of emails and schedules from 2013 to 2017, haven’t been previously reported. The documents don’t reveal the purpose of most of the meetings. The Wall Street Journal couldn’t verify whether every scheduled meeting took place. Most of those people told the Journal they visited Epstein for reasons related to his wealth and connections. Several said they thought he had served his time and had rehabilitated himself. Mr. Botstein said he was trying to get Epstein to donate to his school. Mr. Chomsky said he and Epstein discussed political and academic topics.
CIA director William Burns, pictured in center at a Senate hearing in March, met in 2014 with Epstein in Washington and later visited Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan. PHOTO: AL DRAGO/BLOOMBERG NEWS Mr. Burns met with Epstein about a decade ago as he was preparing to leave government service, said CIA spokeswoman Tammy Kupperman Thorp. “The director did not know anything about him, other than that he was introduced as an expert in the financial services sector and offered general advice on transition to the private sector,” she said. “They had no relationship.” Ms. Ruemmler had a professional relationship with Epstein in connection with her role at law firm Latham & Watkins LLP and didn’t travel with him, a Goldman Sachs spokesman said. Epstein introduced her to potential legal clients, such as Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the spokesman said. “I regret ever knowing Jeffrey Epstein,” Ms. Ruemmler said. A spokeswoman for Latham & Watkins said Epstein wasn’t a client of the firm. In 2006, Epstein was publicly accused of sexually abusing girls in Florida who were as young as 14 years old. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and police investigated, and Epstein reached a deal with prosecutors in 2008. He avoided federal charges and pleaded guilty to soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution. He registered as a sex offender and served about 13 months in a work-release program. Epstein’s case generated waves of media coverage at the time, with publications in the U.S. and abroad reporting on accusations from underage girls and young women. In 2006, several politicians returned donations from Epstein. Some associates moved to distance themselves from him. His biggest known client, retail billionaire Leslie Wexner, later said he cut ties in 2007. His bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., later said it closed his accounts in 2013, though some bankers continued to meet with him for years after.
A photo taken in Epstein’s townhouse when authorities entered in 2019, later introduced as evidence in court. PHOTO: SDNY In 2015, Virginia Giuffre publicly accused Epstein of sexually abusing and trafficking her when she was a teen and forcing her to have sex with influential people, including Prince Andrew. Prince Andrew has denied the allegations and last year settled a sex-abuse lawsuit by Ms. Giuffre. Despite the negative press, Epstein’s days were filled from morning to night with meetings with prominent people, the documents show. There were dinners at New York restaurants, meetings at luxury hotels and gatherings in the offices of prominent law firms. Many appointments were held at Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan. Prosecutors alleged in 2019 that the townhouse is where Epstein sexually abused female victims for years, many underage, and that he paid some of them to recruit their friends to engage in sexual activity. After the Miami Herald reported that dozens of women said they were abused, prosecutors charged Epstein in 2019 with a sex trafficking conspiracy. He died that year in a New York jail while awaiting trial in what the city’s medical examiner said was a suicide. Mr. Burns, 67 years old, a career diplomat and former ambassador to Russia, had meetings with Epstein in 2014 when Mr. Burns was deputy secretary of state. A lunch was planned that August at the office of law firm Steptoe & Johnson in Washington. Epstein scheduled two evening appointments that September with Mr. Burns at his townhouse, the documents show. After one of the scheduled meetings, Epstein planned for his driver to take Mr. Burns to the airport. Mr. Burns recalls being introduced in Washington by a mutual friend, and meeting Epstein once briefly in New York, said Ms. Thorp. “The director does not recall any further contact, including receiving a ride to the airport,” she said. The following month, October 2014, Mr. Burns stepped down from his role at the State Department to serve as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a think tank. He ran the Carnegie Endowment until he was nominated in early 2021 by President Biden to serve as CIA director. The documents show that Epstein appeared to know some of his guests well. He asked for avocado sushi rolls to be on hand when meeting with Ms. Ruemmler, according to the documents. He visited apartments she was considering buying. In October 2014, Epstein knew her travel plans and told an assistant to look into her flight. “See if there is a first class seat,” he wrote, “if so upgrade her.”
Kathryn Ruemmler had dozens of meetings with Epstein in the years after her White House service and before she became a top lawyer at Goldman Sachs. PHOTO: WILLIAM B. PLOWMAN/NBCUNIVERSAL/GETTY IMAGES In 2014, Epstein called Ms. Ruemmler within weeks of her leaving the Obama White House. Epstein planned a lunch in August 2014 at his townhouse, followed by a series of meetings to introduce her to a wider circle of his acquaintances. Ms. Ruemmler first met Epstein after he called her to ask if she would be interested in representing Mr. Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Goldman Sachs spokesman said. A spokeswoman for Mr. Gates said Epstein never worked for Mr. Gates, misrepresented their relationship, and that Mr. Gates regrets ever meeting with him. Epstein and his staff discussed whether Ms. Ruemmler, now 52, would be uncomfortable with the presence of young women who worked as assistants and staffers at the townhouse, the documents show. Women emailed Epstein on two occasions to ask if they should avoid the home while Ms. Ruemmler was there. Epstein told one of the women he didn’t want her around, and another that it wasn’t a problem, the documents show. Ms. Ruemmler didn’t see anything that would lead her to be concerned at the townhouse and didn’t express any concern, the Goldman spokesman said. Several people who visited Epstein during this time period said they noticed young women at his townhouse. One of the visitors, Helen Fisher, an anthropologist who studies romantic love and attachment, had lunch with Epstein in January 2016 to discuss her work. Dr. Fisher said that after the lunch, Epstein invited her to speak with his staff. “And then, in filed, I would say, six young women,” she said. “All of them good looking. All of them young.” Dr. Fisher said Epstein never funded her work, they weren’t friends and they didn’t stay in touch. “I didn’t have anything to do with Jeffrey Epstein,” she said. “But I remembered it because of his spectacular house and because of the six young women.”
Epstein’s former residence on a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. PHOTO: EMILY MICHOT/TNS/ZUMA PRESS Over the next few years, Ms. Ruemmler, then a partner specializing in white-collar defense at Latham & Watkins, had more than three dozen appointments with Epstein, including for lunches and dinners. “In the normal course, Epstein also invited her to meetings and social gatherings, introduced her to other business contacts and made referrals,” the Goldman spokesman said. “It was the same kinds of contacts and engagements she had with other contacts and clients.” In 2015, she was scheduled to fly with Epstein to Paris and in 2017 he planned to stop in St. Lucia to take her to his island home in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the day, according to the documents. Ms. Ruemmler never visited his island and “never accepted an invitation or an opportunity to fly with Jeffrey Epstein anywhere,” the Goldman spokesman said. In addition to her current role as general counsel at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Ruemmler is co-chair of its reputational risk committee, which monitors business and client decisions for potential damage to the bank’s image. Epstein also connected Ms. Ruemmler with Ariane de Rothschild, who is now chief executive of the Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild Group. The bank hired Ms. Ruemmler’s law firm, Latham & Watkins, after the introduction to help with U.S. regulatory matters, according to the bank and the Goldman spokesman. Mrs. de Rothschild, who married into the famous banking family, had more than a dozen meetings with Epstein. He sought her help with staffing and furnishings as well as discussed business deals with her, according to the documents.
Ariane de Rothschild, the head of a Swiss private bank, negotiated a $25 million contract with Epstein in 2015, the documents show. PHOTO: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG NEWS In September 2013, Epstein asked Mrs. de Rothschild in an email for help finding a new assistant, “female…multilingual, organized.” “I’ll ask around,” Mrs. de Rothschild emailed back. She bought nearly $1 million worth of auction items on Epstein’s behalf in 2014 and 2015, the documents show. Mrs. de Rothschild was named chairwoman of the bank in January 2015. That October, she and Epstein negotiated a $25 million contract for Epstein’s Southern Trust Co. to provide “risk analysis and the application and use of certain algorithms” for the bank, according to a proposal reviewed by the Journal. In 2019, after Epstein was arrested, the bank said that Mrs. de Rothschild never met with Epstein and it had no business links with him. The bank acknowledged to the Journal that its earlier statement wasn’t accurate. It said Mrs. de Rothschild met with Epstein as part of her normal duties at the bank between 2013 and 2019, and Epstein introduced the bank to U.S. finance leaders, recommended law firms and provided tax and risk consulting. “In parallel to that, Epstein solicited her personally on a couple occasions for advice and services on estate management,” the bank said. Mrs. de Rothschild had no knowledge of any legal proceedings against Epstein and “was similarly unaware of any questions regarding his personal conduct,” the bank said. After later learning of his behavior, the bank said, “she feels for and supports the victims.” One of Epstein’s scheduled meetings with Mrs. de Rothschild, in January 2014, included another of his regular guests: Joshua Cooper Ramo, then co-chief executive of Henry Kissinger’s corporate consulting firm.
Joshua Cooper Ramo had more than a dozen meetings scheduled with Epstein. PHOTO: IMAGINE CHINA/REUTERS Epstein scheduled more than a dozen meetings from 2013 to 2017 with Mr. Ramo, who at the time served on the boards of Starbucks Corp. and FedEx Corp. , the documents show. Epstein had special snacks on hand because he believed Mr. Ramo was vegetarian, the documents indicate. Many of Mr. Ramo’s appointments with Epstein were in the evenings, typically after 5 p.m., at the townhouse. Mr. Ramo also was invited to a breakfast at the townhouse in September 2013 with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, another regular guest, the documents show. Mr. Ramo, who still sits on the board of FedEx and recently stepped down from the Starbucks board, didn’t respond to requests for comment. A spokeswoman for Mr. Kissinger said he wasn’t aware that Mr. Ramo was meeting with Epstein. Mr. Barak also met Epstein in 2015 with Mr. Chomsky, now 94, a linguistics professor and political activist who has been critical of capitalism and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Chomsky said Epstein arranged the meeting with Mr. Barak for them to discuss “Israel’s policies with regard to Palestinian issues and the international arena.” Mr. Barak said he often met with Epstein on trips to New York and was introduced to people such as Mr. Ramo and Mr. Chomsky to discuss geopolitics or other topics. “He often brought other interesting persons, from art or culture, law or science, finance, diplomacy or philanthropy,” Mr. Barak said. Epstein arranged several meetings in 2015 and 2016 with Mr. Chomsky, while he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When asked about his relationship with Epstein, Mr. Chomsky replied in an email: “First response is that it is none of your business. Or anyone’s. Second is that I knew him and we met occasionally.” In March 2015, Epstein scheduled a gathering with Mr. Chomsky and Harvard University professor Martin Nowak and other academics, according to the documents. Mr. Chomsky said they had several meetings at Mr. Nowak’s research institute to discuss neuroscience and other topics. Two months later, Epstein planned to fly with Mr. Chomsky and his wife to have dinner with them and movie director Woody Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, the documents show. “If there was a flight, which I doubt, it would have been from Boston to New York, 30 minutes,” Mr. Chomsky said. “I’m unaware of the principle that requires that I inform you about an evening spent with a great artist.” Epstein donated at least $850,000 to MIT between 2002 and 2017, and more than $9.1 million to Harvard from 1998 to 2008, the schools have said. In 2021, Harvard said it was sanctioning Mr. Nowak for violating university policies in his dealings with Epstein, and was shutting a research center he ran that Epstein had funded. MIT said it was inappropriate to accept Epstein’s gifts, and that it later donated $850,000 to nonprofits supporting survivors of sexual abuse. In a 2020 interview with the “dunc tank” podcast, Mr. Chomsky said that people he considered worse than Epstein had donated to MIT. He didn’t mention any of his meetings with Epstein.
Noam Chomsky, a professor and political activist, said he discussed political and academic topics when meeting with Epstein. PHOTO: ALEJANDRO ACOSTA/AGENCIA EL UNIVERSAL/ZUMA PRESS Mr. Chomsky told the Journal that at the time of his meetings “what was known about Jeffrey Epstein was that he had been convicted of a crime and had served his sentence. According to U.S. laws and norms, that yields a clean slate.” MIT said lawyers investigating its ties to Epstein didn’t find that Mr. Chomsky met with Epstein on its campus or received funding from him. Harvard declined to comment beyond the report it published on its Epstein ties in 2020. Mr. Nowak has said he regretted his role in fostering a connection between Epstein and Harvard. He didn’t respond to requests for comment. Mr. Botstein, 76, president of Bard College since 1975, had about two dozen meetings scheduled with Epstein over about four years, which were mostly visits to the townhouse. “I was an unsuccessful fundraiser and actually the object of a little bit of sadism on his part in dangling philanthropic support,” said Mr. Botstein. “That was my relationship with him.” Mr. Botstein said he first visited Epstein’s townhouse in 2012 to thank him for unsolicited donations to Bard’s high schools, then he returned over several years in an attempt to get more donations. In 2015, Epstein donated 66 laptops, the documents show. “We looked him up, and he was a convicted felon for a sex crime,” he said. Bard has a large program providing education to prisoners, he said. “We believe in rehabilitation.” Mr. Botstein, also the longtime music director for the American Symphony Orchestra, invited Epstein to an opera at Bard in 2013, then a concert at the college in 2016, the documents indicate. Epstein planned each time to bring some of his young female assistants and arrive by helicopter.
Leon Botstein, president of Bard College and music director for the American Symphony Orchestra, invited Epstein to events at the school. PHOTO: HIROYUKI ITO/GETTY IMAGES Mr. Botstein said he was expecting Epstein to support classical music causes and that the school took precautions when he visited. “Because of his previous record, we had security ready,” he said. “He did not have any free access to anybody.” At Epstein’s home, Mr. Botstein was led to a dining room where they discussed classical music and other causes, he said. “He presented himself as a billionaire, a really, really rich person,” he said. “I found him odd and arrogant. And what I finally came to believe, which is why we stopped contact with him, is that he was simply stringing us along.” Despite all his meetings, Mr. Botstein said, Epstein never made another donation to Bard. “It was a blessing in disguise,” he said, “that we never got any [more] money.” —Rob Barry contributed to this article. Write to Khadeeja Safdar at [email protected] and David Benoit at [email protected]
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2023.04.26 15:15 TitanSweep2022 Outlaw

So...I've had this bouncin around for a while and I think y'all will like it. Thanks to u/Kazevenikov, u/cmdr_shadowstalker, u/BruhMomentGEE, u/Fr0st_Burn and u/LordHenry7898 for their editing help.

Another dead Marine, another funeral, another grieving father, and another grieving husband.
It had been twenty years since the Liberation and the Humans still clutched bloody scraps of what remained of their former barbaric selves. Agent Lyopa hung her head as the ceremonial rifles were fired, the Marine in question being buried with full honors on this death trap of a planet. So enamored with the primitive Humans and yet, laid low by one of their young males.
Lyopa heard a storm brewing off in the distance, the dry desert being whipped up by oncoming winds, small dust devils erupting from the sandy earth. It was summer in West Texas, and even for a Shil’vati, Lyopa was sweating, the blazing sun beating down upon her official uniform like a smith’s hammer, the heat giving her a headache. If not for the bottles of water supplied by the local garrison, most of the attendees would have fallen ill from heat or sun stroke.
A diminutive Shil’vati male was sobbing from his chair at the graveside of his late wife, the other six gathering around him either in states of shock, deep sobbing, or stone faced stoicism. The priestess began to say the rites for the slain Marine, and Lyopa began to tune her out. This particular killer had eluded her for what felt like too long. He hid in the wild desert, a place not even the Militia patrol due to how empty parts of the Chihuahuan Desert were. Lyopa didn’t know the killer's real name, but the only lead she got so far was a potential moniker.
She had begun asking the local Humans and one name consistently was always feared and revered by the locals: ‘Billy the Kid’. Lyopa initially shook the name off as some sort of joke, but her curiosity had been piqued. She was willing to give the locals at least a fair shake, so she started digging into the name. Lyopa soon regretted the decision as the Kid was no laughing matter. From the scant reports of the original Wlliam Bonnie, there were conflicting points in time and no consensus on whether he had died or not. But as for her current quarry? No relation. It was a legendary title assigned to a common criminal, a cold blooded killer looking to uproot the Shil’vati presence.
That’s what she told her superiors in orbit. The reality was more complicated. The various Imperial homesteaders that dreamed of taming this wild land were terrified of the reports of a Human killer on the loose, the after images of the now crushed Insurgency causing distress and discord. To the Human locals, the man was a gunslinger, a vigilante and to some, a hero. A man striking back at the Shil’vati that dared try and tame the wilderness. The local ranchers were uncooperative, even with Lyopa threatening to ruin them. The old men and women simply stood there, not bending at all, with some spitting in the face of her investigation along the way.
So Lyopa kept looking. She checked every lead, every scrap of information. Imperial records kept for the governance district, local newspapers, datanet logs, even birth and genealogy records for the local Humans. Nothing manifested. The man was a ghost of the desert, and Lyopa feared that if she didn’t find a lead soon, her boss would scour the entire area with Marines and possibly Recon teams. With the situation in the district as volatile as it already was, a show of force that blatant would not only send her prey scurrying for even emptier parts of the desert, or even into another governance district entirely.
“Agent Lyopa? Would you like to say any words to the family?” the priestess asked, her hands clasped together under her robes. Her face was placid and calm, a stark contrast against the wailing and gnashing of teeth Lyopa felt reverberate from the gathered family of the Marine.
Lyopa nodded her head and got up out of the reclaimed metal folding chair. It was a dull beige in color, a seemingly favorite color of the primitives if she had to hazard a guess. So many of their things were shades of brown or white that it left a bad taste in Lyopa’s mouth. But, she had a Marine, a friend, to bury. She wished it hadn’t come to this, the grizzled veteran Agent standing at the graveside of the up and coming Captain, yet here Lyopa stood.
The priestess stepped away from the head of the casket, a small smile of gratitude emerging on her face.
She cleared her throat before beginning. “Captain Yrellia was a dear friend of mine, as she was to many of you. D’mir…I’m sorry for your loss, your daughter was a truly remarkable woman. She was sharp, witty, and a machine when it came to keeping her troops in line. Your daughter was truly one of a kind and I remember a few times I shared a bottle with her, either working a hard case or just catching up,” Lyopa started, D’mir sobbing as his two wives comforting him, trying to console him as best they could, their eldest daughter slain by a coward in cold blood.
Lyopa swallowed a small bit of water from her canteen before going on. “H’oaq, I…I’m truly sorry for your family. It is cruel to snatch a young man’s mother from him, and I am truly sorry for the knowledge that little Fraqi will grow up without his birth mother. Yrellia was one of the best women I knew, and would have been a great mother. To see her like this…it haunts me. I’m truly sorry for your loss and my condolences to your wives.” Lyopa nodded, hanging her head as she morosely sat back down, grabbing a smaller flask from the inner folds of her uniform, the acrid Human liquor burning her nostrils. She knocked a shot of the amber liquid back, the burn in her throat preferable to the simple tastelessness of the water she had brought.
The funeral seemed to pass by in a blur after that, Lyopa spacing out as the priestess and gathered family finished the burial rites, the sun beginning to hang lower and lower in the sky. It had begun to cool slowly, though the dry desert heat still kept everyone nursing a bottle of some kind. For her part, Lyopa sat and watched, the occasional tear welling up, but stone faced for the majority of the service.
A quiet vibration from her personal QualQuartz dataslate snapped Lyopa out of her trance. The veteran agent instinctively pulled the small, slim device from her pocket, the dress slacks that she preferred having ample room for many things. Lyopa sighed as she looked at her current notifications, only two messages and one news alert popping up for her. She entered in the passcode and opened her current underwhelming slate of two messages.
Fixer: *Hey Lyo, got some info that may crack your case. Meet at the usual spot.*
Lyopa rolled her eyes as she read the first message, the brother fucker in question leaving a sour taste in her mouth. While Fixer often had information, it wasn't always good information. She could count on one hand how many times the man had given her solid leads or critical information, but a lead was a lead, no matter if it was good or not.
Me: *Fine. But make this worth my time please. I don't want another Phoenix incident with you.*
While that line of conversation cooked, Lyopa checked her second new message. It was a bit of a surprise to her, as her superior never messaged her over personal devices. But as Lyopa read the message, she felt her blood turn cold.
Tylos: *I know you are not wanting to read this but the Regional Administrator has released new guidelines for locals and transplants alike. They…they aren't pretty. I wanted to tell you some of the highlights before that bitch implodes everything around us.
>In addition to the curfews and restrictions on Human gatherings, the RA has slated for separate Shil'vati only venues that have been authorized as safe spaces for those seeking a "safer" alternative to native businesses.
>The bitch in question is also pushing for separation in education, healthcare, and even housing in some cases. In her words it is to "remove the threat of a masked killer hiding in plain sight". Just a heads up from me, things are going to get bad.
Lyopa couldn't believe it. That subpar Noble bitch was going to burn her jurisdiction to the ground just to prove a point about this one Human. She shook her head in disappointment as she closed her message app, another news popup joining the first. She pulled the display down and shuddered as she read the headline.
<*Chaos in El Paso: Protest turns deadly after botched Militia response*>
*Goddess damnit…of all time to get this incompetent of a RA,* Lyopa groaned to herself, her stomach turning as she viewed some of the photos, Militia and Riot Police beating Humans and Shil'vati alike, red and blue blood mixing in several of the images.
The second news article was worse.
<*Local Militia garrison attacked, proximity mines found near road*>
*By the Deep…*
Lyopa looked up from her dataslate, the mourners beginning to disperse back to their vehicles, the wind beginning to whip against the awning that had been set up as temporary shade, the sun beginning to hang low in the sky.
"Lyopa, would you care to join us at the ranch?" D'mir squeaked out between sobs, his two wives remaining as composed as they could. Lyopa shook her head and took another swig of Human whiskey.
"I'm sorry D'mir but I have another case to work on. More violence I'm afraid. I wish I could stay but… the work is never done I'm afraid." Lyopa offered, trying her best to not look dour. D'mir sniffled at Lyopa's admission.
"I… I understand," D'mir choked out, slowly turning away from her and the grave, the hole reverberating empty silence. Lyopa fingered a pair of sunglasses from her uniform, the Human style aviators feeling familiar on her face as she too left the graveside, the grounds crew beginning to lower the casket into the ground. She sighed as she walked amongst the tombstones and other types of markers that jutted from the red, rusty soil that is native to the outskirts of El Paso. Her car sat alone from the others in the procession, the sleek black body of the vehicle gleaming in the sun, the paint beginning to peel in some places from the sands of the desert and fluctuating temperatures. It unlocked with a click of the fob, the starter a simple black stick that vaguely resembled a Human flash drive.
Lyopa sighed as she slid into the driver's seat, the climate control for the vehicle kicking on immediately, the Agent disassociating a bit as the blowers disgorged cold air over her, her skin prickling a bit from the chill. Though she couldn't sit there and enjoy the AC for long, as Fixer would pester her again if she didn't leave soon. She regretfully changed gears and pulled out of the graveyard, the monuments and cenotaphs haunting stumps of stone to a multitude never to return.

Hreth'ua's Landing was one of the only Shil only clubs in the greater El Paso area, but Lyopa couldn't help but feel ashamed at how this bar would now be one of many, the standard and not an outlier. The bar was cast in a deep neon aesthetic, a distinct clash from the surrounding buildings, a bright stain of purple and neon intoxication amidst dull and weathered stone buildings and gleaming skyscrapers painted to at least look like they were made by Human hands.
The bouncer, a rather lanky Shil'vati with a false tusk, paid Lyopa no mind as she flashed her ID and badge, the probably underpaid bouncer shuffling aside, shouting at the woman behind Lyopa as she tried to pass off a fake ID. Lyopa let the neon lights of the club wash over her as she entered the club, the tacky and, frankly gross, music blending into a droning malaise of synthetic noise. Her boots stuck to the floor too much for her liking, and it seemed the vast majority of women decided that today was the day for a mass topless gathering. Lyopa rolled her eyes as she navigated her way to the back of the club, the air thick with the smell of sweat and musk.
As she made for the usual table near the bar at the deepest recess of the club, Fixer smiled at her from his usual spot in the corner booth, gaudy rings on his delicate fingers, and a cheap Hawaiian tee tying together the display of faux opulence.
"Evening Lyopa. Fancy seeing you here on time for once," Fixer chuckled, the diminutive man pulling a pack of Human made cigarettes from somewhere Lyopa didn't want to think about.
"Smoke and a light?" Fixer offered, daintily holding the cancer stick between his fingers, a devilish grin spreading across his features. Lyopa took the pale stick from him and let the man light it, striking a match on his tusk to do so.
Lyopa took a drag of the cigarette, passing a smoke ring over the ancient looking table of the booth before starting up the inquiry.
"Fixer, this better be worth my fucking time, and no more of your pedantic clues that lead to dead ends," Lyopa growled, the male looking hurt at her opening thrust.
"Baby, you know I would never leave you hanging out to dry. Remember how that tip about the aquarium cracked that case in Tucson? Or how that delivery girl was your meal ticket to dismantling an up and coming crime boss in Seattle? Or how about-"
"Save the excuses, Fixer. Those were *all* high profile cases that were time sensitive. For every good lead, you have deposited twenty more that led to absolutely fuck all. So please, do make this chat worth my while or I will nail your ass to a tree."
“Hey hey baby, no need to get uppity, trust. This is a lead you won’t regret looking into,” Fixer said, his hands up in a faux display of cowardice. Lyopa growled as the conniving little male slid her an omnipad.
She looked down at the device, the screen displaying a picture of what seemed to be empty desert scrub. Scattered Josua trees dominated the rocky and sandy soil, smaller cottonwoods dotted about, with what looked like several patches of prickly pear cactus hugging the scant pools of water that were scattered about haphazardly, like someone had made large swaths of pitted earth and only filled the shallowest one.
Lyopa glowered at Fixer. “Fixer, what the fuck am I looking at?”
The male scoffed and folded his arms. “Isn’t it obvious?”
Lyopa rolled her eyes. "No Fixer, it fucking isn't. This is just a shot of empty desert."
The lithe male tutted. "And that is where you're wrong my dear associate. It took a bit of greasing the old palms but I managed to snag this very photo from a commercial drone. The University was doing some scans and I knew this girl who knew a girl who-"
"Get to the fucking point Fixer. Quit dithering and wasting my time," Lyopa growled, thoroughly annoyed with Fixer's song and dance.
"Hey, hey, you don't have to bite my head off like a rabid Rakiri, but point being, this photo is your golden ticket, as the humans would call it. Ya see that small smudge there?" Fixer said, tapping a dainty finger to what appeared to be a dark brown splotch on the otherwise crisp photograph.
"Yeah. Looks like dirt or artifacting in the picture, so?"
Fixer sighed dramatically, pointing to the blotch again. "If you were to look a little closer you would notice a certain folk hero. C'mon, give it another pass baby."
Lyopa narrowed her eyes at Fixer, the male grinning a wide smile. She only gratified him with a sneer, looking at the photograph again. She squinted and examined the splotch closer. To the untrained eye, it looked like a small patch of dirt, but as Lyopa studied it closer, she noticed that from the quality of the picture the splotch seemed…softer than the surrounding sand and soil. It almost looked like-
\By the Deep, it’s a hat. A partially crushed hat…**
“Fixer…you’re not pulling my chain here are you? That’s a-”
“A hat? You are too right sister! Anyway, yeah, there is a drifter out in the desert, somewhere towards the foothills of what the Humans here call the Franklin Mountains. I do believe there are a few ranches and scattered outskirts out that way, no?” Fixer smiled, steepling his fingers as Lyopa ran through the details in her head.
“So… you think you have a lead now sister?” Fixer asked, a deep smile plastering his face, his upturned expression making him look more like an opportunistic jackal than a Shil’vati.
Lyopa fingered a few loose credit chits from the interior of her uniform, throwing them down onto the table as she slid out of the booth.
“Hey, wait! We aren’t done talking yet!” Fixer called, Lyopa responding with a withering glare.
“Yes. we most definitely are. Good day Fixer. Try not to choke on that cunt you buy for the night.” Lyopa sneered, practically storming out from the bar, her sights dead set on a particular few ranchers that may be hiding the fiend.
*I’ve got you now boy. No one escapes the long arm of the law forever.*


The Drifter wandered into the sparsely occupied bar, the ramshackle building looking more akin to a saloon of the Old West than a hole in the wall getaway on the very fringes of the El Paso Administrative Zone. The man shook the dust off the old and beaten hat, the only heirloom he had from his now long dead family. He’d been alone for as long as he’d been alive, but after the eggplants moved in, the few scattered ranchers in the area formed strong bonds, all of them collectively spitting in the face of the new arrivals.
The Drifter didn’t hate the purps all that much. After this long, most people knew how to deal with them. Money was money, though, and when one lived the life of a gunslinger, one did not pass on the opportunity to make just that little bit more. He chuckled as he slid into his favorite booth in the Western Star, the pretty Madarin waitress silently making her way over to him.
“The usual I assume?” the reptilian woman asked, her scales and features making her look almost like a Human woman. Though her eyes were a bit unsettling if the Drifter had to admit.
“Yeah. Throw it on the tab too,” the man replied, while the Madarin woman nodded knowingly.
“I’ll have your favorite out in a moment. Feel like talkin’ today?” the waitress asked, noting down the subtle shift of the Drifter’s body, the expression giving her the subtlest of hints.
“Sure, but only if you tell me how things are going on here. Deal?” the Drifter posited, spreading his hands out wide.
“Let me go get that bottle first. Then we drink,” the woman sighed, scampering off to find the specialty bottle her boss always had locked up for the Drifter. It took a bit of searching, but she found the bottle eventually, the amber liquid positively glowing in the dying rays of the setting sun. The waitress gently set the bottle on the table between them, sliding in and looking deep into the Drifter’s alien eyes, the irises a hard green, almost like jade or emerald.
“So… I guess I’ll start then. How have things been around town?” the Drifter asked gruffly, popping the top off the tall bottle of alcohol, the hard smell making the waitress wrinkle her nose.
“Well, not great. The RA is implementing laws on the books to effectively segregate Shil from everyone else, especially Humans. Seems your bounty hunting has paid off eh?” the Madarin insinuated, her massive toe claw thudding gently against the hardwood of the bar.
“Well, you girls do pay handsomely for a pretty face and decent shot. Just happy to be of service to you. You xenos aren’t all bad,” the Drifter chuckled, taking a deep swig of the amber colored liquid.
“Mmm. Your turn now pretty boy,” the Madarin smiled dangerously, snatching the bottle off the table and downing a shot of the alcohol, the woman hissing a bit as the acrid liquid slid down her throat.
“Well…I have kept to the desert for the most part, roomin’ with some of the ranchers when things get tight between y’all down here. Other than that… just keepin’ the Militia on their toes. I trust you girls have the surprises ready for when the chickens come home to roost?” the Drifter smiled, downing another shot of whiskey.
“Course. You know we would never skimp on something like that,” the woman smiled, her eyes taking on a predatory gleam. The Drifter raised his shot glass, clinking it against the waitress’ the two enjoying the bottle. He felt himself unwind a bit, the Western Star one of the only places he could truly let his guard down. It was shaping up to be another familiar night of drinking and maybe a bit of dancin’ if he was feeling frisky. As the sun sunk below the horizon, the owner of the bar emerged from the back, the Edixi woman huffing down mist to keep her gills moist.
She practically stomped over to his table, the Drifter putting on a smile and an air of nonchalance. The woman angrily glared at him as he continued to drink, a laspistol on her hip. “Get out.”
The Drifter looked up at the owner with a bit of faux disbelief. “But why? I ain’t done no wrong by you, why the change?”
“You know damn well why Marcus. Get the FUCK out of my bar before-”
“Before what ma’am?” another patron asked, her long duster gracing the floor as she tipped her hat up a bit, a pair of dark aviators shielding her eyes.
The owner ignored her, instead going back to trying to dislodge the Drifter. “Look, with the RA breathing down everyone’s necks, I can’t have you here. I hate the bitch but…Marcus you have to go.”
“Fine…fine. I know when I’m not wanted,” the Drifter spat, throwing down several credit chits on the table. He headed for the door, swearing under his breath, his fingers now itchy, anger bubbling below the surface. He was about to saddle his horse when the patron from earlier slipped outside, her boots clunking against the wood of the old weathered steps. Her duster was long and cast a deep shadow as she casually walked towards the Drifter.
“You…I know you from somewhere…” the woman mused, her tusks immediately giving her away as one of the purps. The Drifter couldn’t see beyond her aviators, but if he could, he’d reckon a pair or onyx orbs inlaid with gold would greet him, a far cry from his dazzling emerald irises.
“Not likely ma’am,” the Drifter glared, pulling his beaten brown hat lower. He thought of his laser revolvers and adjusted his coat to cover their grips, each notch a bounty put down.
“Oh really? Does the name ‘Yrilla’ mean anything to you?” the patron asked nonchalantly, waltzing over to the Drifter’s horse.
The Drifter felt ice form in his veins. He never let any of his targets see him. Not one. “No. Why?”
The patron shook her head. “I knew I’d find you. You can either dismount and come with me.”
The Drifter tightened the strap on his saddle, the woman drawing closer.
“Or we can settle this. Here. Now,” the woman sneered, looking the Drifter dead in the eyes. She spat a clump of spittle into the sand, grinding it into the dust.
“I ain’t got no quarrel with you lady. I’m just a simple drifter is all. Now if you’ll excuse me-”
“Bullshit. I know you killed those women. I know you were the one hiding in the desert. The one the locals revere as a hero,” the woman snarled, her hand at her hip. She ground her teeth, staring daggers into the Drifter.
“You think I’m that stupid? Naw, you got this all wrong-”
The Drifter soon found himself sucking down air as the Shil’vati grappled him to the ground, her aviators gone. Fury burned in her eyes as she kept him down. “No…we finish this now…”
The woman hauled him up, the gesture nearly sending him into the dirt again. The Drifter found his footing, the purp boring holes into him. He slowly turned to face her, a massive laser revolver on her hip. The drifter didn’t want to draw on her. He had no fight with her, but as she reached for her gun, his instincts took over. He drew his revolver, the barrel flashing a dull crimson in the dying light of the day. The woman smiled as the shot was dissipated into her duster, her own weapon leveled with his chest.
A bright flash and deep CRACK marked the woman’s first and only shot, the laser boring a hole through the Drifter, his chest partially caved in and smoking from the impact.
Agent Lyopa kicked the man’s body with her boot, her prey finally put down. She sighed as she shook off her duster, her shoulder aching from the man’s wide placement. It was over. She had won, but as she logged the kill down, she felt something was off. Her instincts were right as her dataslate buzzed. Her eyes went wide as she read the screen, distant cracks and booms confirming her worst fears.
This was only the beginning for her long and lonesome road.
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2023.04.22 22:43 Honestly_ Top-10 Most Wanted Buildings *WITHOUT* Replicas (plus a bunch of others that would be nice to see)

Obviously this is subjective, but I think these ten would make magnificent additions to any replica collection/skyline.


  1. Boston City Hall (image gallery)
  2. The Beehive, Wellington (image gallery)
  3. Oslo City Hall (image gallery)
  4. 550 Madison Ave (former AT&T Building), NYC (image gallery)
  5. Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis (image gallery)
  6. Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center, Tokyo (image gallery)
  7. Woodbury County Courthouse, Sioux City (image gallery)
  8. VIA 57 West Apartments, NYC (image gallery)
  9. Rainier Tower, Seattle (image gallery)
  10. Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles (image gallery)
(somewhat in preferential order)
If I had my druthers, I would be impressed if InFocusTech (aka Replica Buildings) made them since they do a solid job of accuracy.
Table of other buildings (in no particular order, though initially grouped by architects), including more details on those above:
Name City Country Year(s) Architect/Firm Height (ft) Notes/Images
102 Petty France London UK 1976 Basil Spence 184ft Originally 50 Queen Anne's Gate; was well known as the main location for the UK Home Office between 1978 and 2004
The Beehive Wellington New Zealand 1969-81 Basil Spence 236ft Executive Wing of New Zealand Parliament Buildings
Hyatt Regency San Francisco San Francisco USA 1973 John Portman & Associates 253ft Designed as Five Embarcadero Center, part of that project by Portman
Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles USA 1974-76 John Portman & Associates 367ft Iconic downtown LA hotel, designed around the same time as Portman's own similarly-styled Renaissance Center (1973-77) in Detroit
Tomorrow Square Shanghai China 1997-2003 John Portman & Associates 934ft One of the early skyscrapers in Shanghai; prominently visible from People's Square.
Shenzhen Energy Mansion Shenzen China 2012-17 Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) 715ft & 361ft Pair of towers connected with multistory bridge
VIA 57 West Apartments New York City USA 2013-16 Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) 467ft Pyramid shaped tower block or "tetrahedron", Ingels's first NYC project.
Telus Sky Calgary Canada 2015-20 Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) 729ft The tapering form creates what has been deemed a "feminine silhouette" with interesting pixelated facade that twists slightly.
Vancouver House Vancouver Canada 2016-20 Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) 493ft Starts on a triangle base that transitions towards a rectangle at the top with a dramatic twist; surface is a honeycomb texture.
Omniturm Frankfort Germany 2017-19 Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) 620ft Mixed-use tower noted for its "swing" halfway up the building, where the spiral axis shift from the center to create terraces for the living area between the 14th and 23rd floors; biggest shift is 16ft.
Torre Latinoamericana Mexico City Mexico 1949-56 Augusto H. Álvarez Roof: 545ft; Spire: 597ft World's first major skyscraper successfully built on highly active seismic zone; landmark at the edge of historic core; was tallest in Mexico until 1982.
Torre Reforma Mexico City Mexico 2008-16 LRB&A Roof: 801ft; Spire: 807ft Tallest skyscraper in Mexico City from 2016-22.
Torre BBVA México Mexico City Mexico 2010-16 Legorreta + Legorreta and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners 771ft Interesting 50-story tower for Mexico's largest bank; was 2nd tallest in CDMX at the time of completion.
Arcos Bosques Tower I Mexico City Mexico 1993-96 Teodoro González de León 530ft The design of two parallel columns joined at the top by a 4-story lintel led to this structure being nicknamed El Pantalón ("The Trousers").
Arcos Bosques Tower II Mexico City Mexico 2005-08 Teodoro González de León 532ft Similar exterior facade to Tower I, but a significantly different design with the connection of the towers midway up the building.
St. Mary's Cathedral Tokyo Japan 1964 Kenzo Tange Associates Church: 129ft; Tower: 202ft The layout of the building is in the form of a cross, from which eight hyperbolic parabolas open upwards to form a cross of light, which continues vertically along the length of the four facades.
Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center Tokyo Japan 1967 Kenzo Tange Associates 187ft Interesting, surviving example of Japan's Metabolist movement; built on a small triangular site, and erected around a column 25 ft in diameter, which forms the building's central core, and around which thirteen individual offices are connected asymmetrically.
One Raffles Place Tower 1 Singapore Singapore 1982-86 Kenzo Tange Associates 911ft Originally named OUB Centre; designed with two triangular structures with a small space between them; Tallest building in Singapore from 1986–2016.
Shinjuku Park Tower Tokyo Japan Kenzo Tange Associates 771ft Designed to complement Tange's neighboring Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings #1 (1988-90) and #2; the top has the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel made famous by the film Lost in Translation.
Place Ville Marie Montreal Canada 1958-62 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (I.M. Pei & Partners) 617ft The cruciform building was one of the first built projects of Henry N. Cobb (firm became Pei Cobb Freed); tallest building in Canada & Montreal from 1962-1964.
OCBC Centre Singapore Singapore 1975-76 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (I.M. Pei) 649ft The Brutalist design has the interesting massing of office space on the exterior; has some thematic refinements from the firm's 177 Huntington (1972-73) building in Boston (originally built as the Christian Science Administration Building).
Miami Tower Miami USA 1983-87 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (I.M. Pei) 625ft Previously known as Bank of America Tower; the facade that faces the water steps back three times on a gently curved facade. Noted for being the first building to ever connect to an elevated mass transit system.
Soyak Kristalkule Istanbul Turkey 2005-16 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (I.M. Pei) 558ft Prismatic form for headquarters of QNB Finansbank.
Fuji Xerox Towers Singapore Singapore 1987 Alfred Wong Partnership (AWP) 541 Originally IBM Towers. Unique form with a tower with large opening midway up; the lower section extended past the tower to create an L-shape profile; the tower is framed by dramatic windowless bookends. Demolished in 2023.
Portland Building Portland, OR USA 1980-82 Michael Graves 231ft Highly significant example of postmodern architecture, rejecting Modernist principles to be less "boring" in the words of then-Mayor Frank Ivancie. The design has been much-discussed; Philip Johnson (on the selection committee) loved it, Portland-native Pietro Belluschi hated it.
Monadnock Building Chicago USA 1891; 1893 Burnham & Root (1891) and Holabird & Roche (1893) 215ft The two phases of this building reflect changes in an important era of engineering and architectural change: northern half still partly relies on load-bearing masonry walls (that are 6ft wide at the bottom) but has a modernistic stripped-down facade; the southern half relies on modern metal frame construction but has traditional ornamentation.
Cincinnati Union Terminal Cincinnati USA 1928-33 Fellheimer & Wagner 106ft Art Deco train station with a half-dome; inspired by Eliel Saarinen's Art Nouveau Helsinki Central Station.
Woodbury County Courthouse Sioux City USA 1916-18 Purcell & Elmslie and William L. Steele 157ft Large, Prairie Style building with tower.
Century Plaza Towers Los Angeles USA 1972-75 Yamasaki & Associates 571ft Twin towers are a landmark anchor of Century City and resemble Yamasaki's NYC WTC on triangular footprints.
Rainier Tower Seattle USA 1977 Yamasaki & Associates 514ft Built on a 121ft concrete pedestal that tapers down towards the ground level, like a vase or a golf tee.
Guthrie Theater Minneapolis USA 2003-06 Jean Nouvel 154ft Icon replacing an icon; after the original 1963 award-winning building by Ralph Rapson was not maintained, abandoned, and demolished in 2006, this $125M managed to make people forget with its bold blue forms and dramatically cantilevered "endless bridge"
Safeco Plaza Seattle USA 1966-69 NBBJ 630ft Originally named the Seattle-First National Bank Building, it was the the tallest building in Seattle from 1969-84.
Tencent Binhai Mansion Shenzen China 2012-17 NBBJ 813ft Also known as the Tencent Seafront Towers. Pair of closely connected towers (the shorter is 636.5 ft) with three large multi-level skybridges creating an interesting horizontal juxtaposition.
Rainier Square Tower Seattle USA 2017-20 NBBJ 850ft Mixed-use tower with a "sloping" appearance, starting with a wide base and gradually becoming slimmer at higher floors, tapered to allow views of the adjacent pedestal base of adjacent Rainier Tower (1977).
Doppler Seattle USA 2013-15 NBBJ 524ft Part of Amazon HQ; also known as Amazon Tower I; it houses the top offices.
Day 1 Seattle USA 2014-16 NBBJ 521ft Part of Amazon HQ; also known as Amazon Tower II; adjacent to the Amazon Spheres.
Amazon Spheres Seattle USA 2015-18 NBBJ 90ft Intended as the center of the Amazon HQ campus; three intersecting 80-to-90-foot-tall glass-and-steel spheres covered in pentagonal hexecontahedron panels and serve as an employee lounge and workspace.
re:Invent Seattle USA 2016-19 NBBJ 520ft Part of Amazon HQ; named for an annual cloud computing conference hosted by Amazon.
Commonwealth Building Portland, OR USA 1944-48 Pietro Belluschi 194ft Originally known as the Equitable Building. Important modernist work: first aluminum-clad building and the first to be completely sealed with an air-conditioned environment; pioneered many modern features and predating the more famous Lever House in New York City.
First United Methodist Church Duluth, MN USA 1965-66 Pietro Belluschi Unk. Striking modern church on a prominent spot above Duluth, nicknamed the Coppertop for its copper pyramid roof resting on a large concrete base.
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption San Francisco USA 1967-71 Pietro Belluschi Roof: 190ft; w/cross: 245ft Designed with Pier Luigi Nervi, appears influenced by Kenzo Tange's St. Mary's Cathedral (1964); the concrete saddle roof is composed of eight segments of hyperbolic paraboloids.
One Boston Place Boston USA Pietro Belluschi Boston landmark due to its distinctive diagonal exterior bracing and unusual rooftop "box" design; diagonal exterior bracing is characteristic of the architectural movement structural expressionism.
Center for Computing & Data Sciences Building Boston USA 2020-2022 KPMB Architects 305ft Part of Boston University; striking stack of boxes.
The Fiduciary Trust Building Boston USA 1977 The Architects Collaborative (TAC) 211ft Also known as 175 Federal Street. The Late Modern office building that had to deal with a variety of factors and restrictions that resulted in the odd, hexagonal shape with different sizes all cantilevered over a narrow base. There are recent proposals to enclose the bottom with a glassy atrium.
Australia 108 Melbourne Australia 2015-20 Fender Katsalidis Architectural: 1,039ft Second tallest building in Australia (tallest by occupied floor), features a star-shaped sky lobby extruding on the 70th floor.
Merdeka 118 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2016-23 Fender Katsalidis Architectural: 2,227ft; Roof: 1,702ft Second-tallest building in the world. Mixture of diamond-shaped glass facades purported to resemble an iconic video and photo of the country's first prime minister raising his hand to proclaim independence while chanting "Merdeka!" (independence) seven times.
Hypo-Haus Munich Germany 1975-81 Walther & Bea Betz 373ft Unique design that suspends the office spaces from several large support towers.
BMW Headquarters Karl Schwanzer 331ft Also called the Four-Cylinder due to its resemblence to engine cylinders. The cylinders do not stand on the ground; but are suspended on a central support tower. Built to be ready for the 1972 Munich Olympics next door.
Oslo City Hall Oslo Norway 1933-47 Arnstein Arneberg & Magnus Poulsson 217ft Construction interrupted by WW2. Rectangular forms with a pair of twin towers rising from a large base; the design filters design of traditional northern-European town halls through the lens of functionalism with dramatic results.
Habitat 67 Montreal Canada 1967 Moshe Safdie Unk. Landmark experimental housing complex, comprising hundreds of identical prefab concrete forms arranged in various combinations; built for Expo 67, expanding on Safdie's 1961 master's thesis.
Altair Colombo Sri Lanka 2012-21 Moshe Safdie 787ft & 686ft Pair of towers with one vertical and the other appearing to lean on it.
Heydar Aliyev Center Baku Azerbaijan 2007-12 Zaha Hadid Architects 243ft Massive cultural center (619,000sf) showing off Hadid's signature, curving designs.
Port Authority Building Antwerp Belgium 2012-16 Zaha Hadid Architects 151ft Glassy prism resting on top of a disused fire station (itself a protected replica of a former Hanseatic house).
520 West 28th Street New York City USA 2014-17 Zaha Hadid Architects 135ft This residential work on the High Line has the qualities of the biomechanical art of H.R. Giger.
Morpheus Macau China 2014-18 Zaha Hadid Architects 520ft Striking casino tower, described as "the world's first free-form exoskeleton-bound high-rise: a grid of steel envelops 40 stories of glass with a fluidity inspired by Chinese jade carving."
One Thousand Museum Miami USA 2015-19 Zaha Hadid Architects 707ft Tower with a curving exoskeleton; one of the final projects designed by Hadid in her lifetime.
Embankment Place London UK 1988-90 Terry Farrell and Partners 164ft a.k.a. Charing Cross railway station, a central London railway terminus rebuilt in a postmodern style to accommodate a modern office block.
MI6 Headquarters London UK 1991-94 Terry Farrell and Partners Unk. a.k.a. SIS building, postmodern icon on the Thames: it shows influences of 1930s industrial modernist architecture such as Bankside and Battersea Power Stations and Mayan and Aztec religious temples.
Peak Tower Hong Kong China 1993-97 Terry Farrell and Partners 105ft Landmark postmodern building at the upper terminal of Hong Kong's Peak Tram near the summit of Victoria Peak; the design has a unique "wok" shape at the top resting on large supports; a major 2005-06 renovation altered the design to glass in the space underneath and expanded the space, keeping the general shape.
Vattanac Capital Phnom Pehn Cambodia 2012-14 Terry Farrell and Partners 615ft The form of the tower was inspired by a dragon (and its arched back) and incorporates feng shui and traditional Naga motifs; comprises a main tower and a shorter tower. Cambodia's tallest building from 2014-21.
Gund Hall Cambridge, MA USA 1969-72 John Andrews Unk. Home of the Harvard Graduate School of Design; the functional design features a slanting facade that houses the "trays" for the tiered open workstations.
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2023.04.12 22:02 ACCDistrict Celebrate Heritage and Culture at ACC’s Revamped Latin American Cultural Center

¡Bienvenidos! Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the grand reopening of the Latin American Cultural Center at the Riverside Campus. More than 100 people turned out Tuesday, April 11, to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the new space.
View photos from the event
The Latin American Cultural Center, also known as El Centro, allows students, employees, and the community to gather and increase their understanding of Latin Americans' culture, history, and contributions.
The space features a film screening area and gathering room as well as a custom mural designed and created by Carmen Rangel, a former ACC student and local artist. The mural represents the rich Latin American culture and heritage and features a Latina woman on her first day of class.
El Centro also is now home to the Tijerina Book Collection–– one of the most comprehensive sets of books about Mexican-American history in Texas and includes volumes on voting rights, culture, and education.
Beginning this fall, the Center will launch a speaker series and develop a research fellowship for its extensive library collections.
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