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Early American Militias: The Forgotten History of Freedmen Militias from 1776 until the Civil War

2020.09.21 20:18 ammodotcom Early American Militias: The Forgotten History of Freedmen Militias from 1776 until the Civil War


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The United States militia is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution. And while the militia movement of today is widely known, its history – and the history of independent Constitutional militias stretching back to the dawn of the republic – is far less well known.
Why does this matter nowadays? Because understanding the historical roots of America's militias helps modern-day members appreciate the role they play in our federal system of government. Because since inception, militias have been tasked with stopping those who hold public office from exceeding their authority or those seeking to enact legislation outside of their operating charter – a crucial check against incremental encroachment by the state, as James Madison wrote in the Federalist Papers on January 29, 1788:
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."
The militia is the final means of recourse in this cycle of self-government – and arguably the most important. Thus this is the first in a two-part historical series on America's militias. The second part, American Militias after the Civil War: From Black Codes to the Black Panthers and Beyond, looks at additional changes this American institution underwent from Reconstruction onwards.
The Colonial Origins of the United States Militia
The vision of an American militia goes back even before the United States Constitution or the founding of the United States. In most states in colonial America, all able-bodied men were considered to be part of the militia – through which the individual towns and cities would provide for the common defense.
A militia is explicitly mentioned in the United States Constitution, prior to the Bill of Rights. Article I, Section 8, drafted around the same time as the founding of the Springfield Armory (ground zero for American ammunition manufacturing), mentions it three times alone:
• To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
• To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
• Article II, Section 2 designates the President of the United States as the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States.”
While the 1903 Militia Act is a relatively recent innovation to the world of the American militia, it is worth referencing, even if briefly, as we dive into our long history. The Militia Act of 1903 separates the militia into two groups:
• Organized Militia: These are the forces that comprise the National Guard, which are the organized militia forces of each state. It is not synonymous with the National Guard of the United States, which is a reserve military force under joint control of the federal and state governments.
• Unorganized Militia: This is virtually every other man in the United States. Men are not part of the unorganized militia if they are part of the organized militia. All other able-bodied men between the ages of 17 and 45 are considered part of the militia. This is an important concept to remember, even as we work through the part of militia history predating this Act.
In the pre-1903 Militia Act era, the line between the two is not so clearly defined. Many of the militias discussed below are organized and subject to statute, but not “organized” in the sense that they have official membership rolls, uniforms, or even significant involvement from their respective state and territorial governments. Much like the later independent or “Constitutional militia” movement, there is a rank, structure and a chain of command, but the organization is not necessarily subject to government oversight – other than having to comply with all relevant statutes. In the case of the militias of the Revolutionary War period, this is very fuzzy.
The militia is an outgrowth of an English common law institution. The word itself dates back to 1590. Originally, the word simply meant soldiers in the service of the state. By the mid-17th Century, however, it had taken on connotations of a civilian military force. It carried additional connotations in terms of a military raised in temporary service to respond to some kind of an emergency.
The early militias, on both sides of the Atlantic, served the purpose of both security and defense. These were particularly important in the New World, where attacks from hostile Indian tribes were a constant threat. Indeed, these militias played a key role in the French and Indian Wars, including the primary one taking place concurrently with the Seven Years War between the years 1754 and 1763.
During these periods, militias organized by towns were also the pool from which the Provincial Forces were drafted. This was, in fact, a rare occurrence. The Provincial Forces were one of the best-paying wage labor opportunities available to American colonists, so their ranks were rarely short.
While the Provincial Forces were very professional and disciplined, the militias were not. Indeed, no less an authority than George Washington (at that time the adjutant-general of the Virginia militia) noted that the militia was largely disorganized. He considered the militia fit for times of peace, but ill-equipped for times of war. Even during peace, the bulk of the colonial military were what are today Army Rangers – well paid, professional, highly disciplined, and accomplished.
Militias During the American Revolution
The militias, however, played a central role in the American Revolution. The famous “Minutemen” – figures as iconic as the cowboy in American mythology – are, in fact, personifications and embodiments of the militia as it existed during the time of the American Revolution.
The history of the American militia cannot be discussed without talking about the Minutemen. These were effectively partisans in the war against the British, for which there is a subtle irony: The Minutemen harked back to the earliest traditions of the English countryside militia – ready on a moment’s notice.
Indeed, the militia is perhaps the British institution that most shaped the United States and its culture.
The British did not represent the entire militia, but the most disciplined and committed elements of it. They were, as the name implies, ready to go at a minute’s notice. They represented approximately a quarter of the entire force, and skewed toward the younger and more radical members of the revolutionary movement.
The roots of the Minutemen (and of the militia in general) lie in the old British colonial militia. In the Massachusetts Bay Colony, all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were obligated to serve in the militia. By 1645, possibly earlier, there were men selected specially for rapid deployment segments of the militia, known as “training bands.” The term “Minutemen” was even used during this period. These were organized on a town-by-town basis, with some towns, notably Lexington, not having special rapid response units.
During this period, Minutemen could not be over 30 years old. Officers were elected by rank and file, as was generally common throughout the colonial militias. Fowling pieces were the most common weapon. Uniforms were nonexistent, with hunting gear being the most common form of clothing. The French and Indian War provided the irregular forces with training in proto-guerilla warfare that European troops were not familiar with.
On the eve of the Revolutionary War, the Minutemen became something distinct from the rest of the militia, not simply its most committed segment. The Powder Alarm of 1774 underscored the need for a sleeker, more committed and more rapidly responding segment of the militia – the regular militia simply did not deploy quickly enough to prevent the British military from seizing materiel from the local ammunition stores and armories.
The British feared the power of the militias and the Minutemen prior to the Revolution. One of the strategic aims of the Intolerable Acts was to significantly decrease the power of town government. When General Thomas Gage, Governor of Massachusetts under the Intolerable Acts, attempted to seat his hand-picked court in Worcester, 2,000 militiamen prevented him from doing so. In response, Gage set out to confiscate provincial munitions. The militia responded in kind by assembling 4,000 men to the Cambridge common.
From the very beginning of the revolution, the militias played a pivotal role, despite the fact that they were of limited utility. The Battles of Lexington and Concord started as a confrontation between the local militias and the colonial authorities. On April 19, 1775, 800 British troops marched out of Boston to Concord. They were unable to locate their target, the colonists’ arms and ammunition, which they were to confiscate. It was at 5 a.m. that they encountered 70 militiamen in Concord. They ordered the militiamen to disperse, but the militiamen refused. This is what led to “the shot heard round the world,” but to this day historians are unsure who fired first.
While the militias themselves were primarily used for disrupting supply lines and harrassing, skirmishing type attacks, many of the senior officers were those who had cut their teeth bush fighting during the French and Indian Wars. On the other hand, the British senior officers had no experience with this kind of fighting and had to learn it on the fly.
On their way back to the city after being unable to find the arms and ammunition, the British were stalked and sniped by militiamen. The company was routed, and 900 additional troops were required to save them from the clandestine attacks of the Patriot militias.
Throughout the Revolutionary War, the Minutemen model increasingly became the standard for irregular militia fighters. This provided the Continental Army with swelled numbers on short notice. While the Minutemen weren’t known as great marksmen, the psychological impact and distraction of their presence certainly helped win the Patriots’ cause. Scores of militias were culled from each of the newly independent 13 states, as well as Vermont, which was at that time its own independent republic and not one of the United States.
While the revolutionary fervor was felt most strongly in the militias at the beginning of the war, this waned over time. After all, the Revolutionary War lasted eight years – a long time to maintain that level of enthusiasm. The militias elected their own officers and often used this to ensure that they would not have to serve outside of their home state. Often times, militia members hired replacements, and in extreme cases, exorbitant bribes were required to get the men to perform their militia duties. The currency became inflated over the course of the war, requiring land grants and promises of slaves at the war’s end.
The militia was a hugely popular public institution at the end of the Revolutionary War. It was seen as the national defense of a free people, as opposed to a standing army. Most experts, however, did not feel that the militia had much in the way of actual military value in the event of a foreign invasion. Still, figures like George Washington were forced to support the militia publicly, while speaking of its limitations more privately.
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2020.09.20 03:22 JagdKitty TEARS OF A VAMP Chapters One And Two

(((((Just an idea for a new book so I thought I'd get feed back on how the beginning might be improved and if you think you want more...)))))
Chapter One
It was a dark and stormy night... Sorry, I know it's pretty cheesy but I've always wanted to begin a story like that. Over the years I've written many stories. Some for fun, others for money or fame. Sometimes for all three. But never have I written my story. So as cheesy as it may be, my opening is perfectly correct. It was a dark and stormy night that my story begins...
Early 21st Century... Lexington, Kentucky
My supper was finished. I was nursing my cola, wondering if I should just make a run for my house. Rain poured down and lightning flashed outside the large panes of glass which formed the entire wall between the wet outside and the cozy inside of the small, family friendly restaurant. A late evening thunderstorm wasn't unexpected in August. The heat and humidity would build throughout the day. Thunder clouds would build higher and higher in the sky and then all hell would let loose as the temperature dropped with the setting sun.
No one was waiting for my table so I didn't feel guilty keeping the table to myself. It wasn't like I was denying my waitress another customer and tip. Many tables were occupied but some were still open for new customers. But a new customer hadn't walked in since the rain had started. Between the heavy cloud cover and the lateness of the hour, it was pitch black outside. Strobes of lightning would light the street as bright as day before darkness reclaimed the streets. The last of my cola slurped up my straw and I was just reaching for my wallet when she appeared.
My first sight of Tiffany was as a form under the streetlight on the corner as she dashed across the street for the door of the restaurant. Splashing in the puddles she was as wet as any woman could be and looked as mad as any cat tossed into a pool. My cousin had done that once with the family cat. Tiffany looked just as mad as that cat had looked after dragging her wet fur out of that pool, only without the hissing and barred teeth.
She shook herself like a cat, too, as she stood in the entrance. That took my mind off the family cat since her t-shirt was plastered to a very nice, very wet chest sans bra. Sizing up the place, she walked to the table next to mine and plopped herself in a chair. Grabbing a wad of napkins, she began wiping her pretty face. The contrast between her pale skin and bright blue eyes to her jet black, shoulder length hair was striking.
"Look all you want, you perv." The sarcastic tone brought me hastily back from my appreciation of her striking... Umm, beauty. I hastily raised my gaze to her face.
"Ahh, sorry..." I began but she cut me off with a hand wave. She shrugged and her voice had less sarcasm and much more humor as she cut me some slack. "I don't care. My boobs have been seen before. By a lot more people at once than are in here. I hit Mardi Gras every year I can. I get lots of beads," She said with a smile. Picking at the wet material of her shirt she pulled it away from her skin and let it drop. It went back to outlining every curve she had including two, very hard nipples.
She shrugged again in resignation, "At least I'm wearing a shirt." Grabbing another handful of napkins she wiped at her arms and hands again. Moving quickly, she invited herself to my table and sat across from me. "Sorry to drop in unannounced. I usually have better manners but that damned rain! I'm Tiffany," she said, thrusting a still slightly damp hand across the table.
"I'm Daniel," I completed the intro and shook her hand. "Ahh, would you like something to eat," I asked as my waitress approached.
"I could do with a bite. But not here. I was just headed for the club down the street when this," Tiffany waved a disgusted hand at the rain, "appeared out'a nowhere." Tiffany gave me an appraising look, "I've got a pretty good idea of what I want to eat later."
"I didn't know they served food at the club."
Tiffany laughed at nothing I could see. Since Darlene was at the table anyway, I paid for my food and added a good tip. I ate here often and knew all the wait staff.
Tiffany sighed and picked at her wet shirt again. "Screw it. No clubbing for me tonight. The apartment I stayed at today doesn't have a clothes dryer."
"My house is just down the street and I have a clothes dryer. I'm really not a perv," I hastily added. "I'm just offering dry clothes. I've got a robe you can wear while your clothes dry. I just don't want to go home and think about you sitting here cold and wet and maybe getting sick or something without at least offering."
"Why, aren't you the Southern gentleman. I'd like that if you won't mind a house guest for a few hours. Wet clothes just suck."
My house was only a block and a half away but it was raining so hard my clothes were as soaked as Tiffany's by the time we ran up my driveway to the side door leading to the garage and laundry room. There were towels in the dryer that I hadn't folded yet. We used them to towel off our faces and arms. I told Tiffany to wait and I'd get her a robe.
"Fuck that," Tiffany said taking hold of the hem of her shirt and stripping it over her head. Tossing it into the dryer she grinned, "Don't look so shocked. I've already given you a wet t-shirt show." She toed off her sneakers and while I stood there her jeans, socks and finally her panties went into the dryer. "Your turn."
I was in shock. It had been a while since I'd seen a naked woman. I'm not gay, I just haven't had much time to date while in grad school. Women taking their clothes off in front of me was unusual. Women as beautiful as Tiffany taking her clothes off in front of me was incredibly rare. As in never before. In bare feet she was maybe 5'9". Breasts just on the large size for her slender frame. Perfect hourglass figure. Her skin was pale without bikini lines. "Hey! Your turn. Get those wet clothes off. I don't want you to get sick either."
I hesitated. I wasn't in nearly as good a shape as Tiffany. I've been 40 to 50 pounds past my recommended weight for my height of 5'10" since high school. I almost always wear a t-shirt at a pool and not because I sunburn. Tiffany finally gave up on my moving and began unbuttoning my shirt. I came out of my daze enough to begin helping and soon she was stripping my briefs off. I had the expected anatomical response any heterosexual male would have in the presence of a beautiful, naked woman. It was impossible to hide since it was at eye level to Tiffany as she knelt to strip my briefs down far enough for me to step out of.
Tossing my clothes into the dryer she turned the dial and started the dry cycle. Taking the initiative again, Tiffany wrapped her arms around me and went up on her toes for a kiss. She began pushing me towards the door that led into the house.
"Wait. Wait, wait... The clothes need a fabric softener sheet," I managed to break lip contact long enough to gasp out.
"You gotta be kidding me, right?" Tiffany's eyes were wide and though her body was still pressed to mine she drew back and asked in disbelief. "A naked woman is literally throwing herself against you, offering a night of wild sex and you're thinking of laundry?"
"I guess not," I said and let myself be kissed and pushed to sit on the den couch which was as far as we made it.
The rest of the night was a haze. I remember Tiffany straddling my lap and lowering herself around me while nuzzling and sucking on my neck which was extremely pleasurable. I was embarrassed as I finished almost as soon as she lowered herself completely onto me while still trying to give me a hickey. I know I hadn't had sex for a while but, damn! I should have had better control than that but her mouth on my neck felt so damned good. Just as good as what was she was doing to my groin.
Tiffany didn't seem disappointed at my lack of control. She just grinned, gave me a long, wet kiss that had a tinge of a taste that reminded me of... Something I was struggling to recall even as her hips began to move again and her mouth went back to my neck.
What happened after that was what began to blur. Tiffany's mouth left my neck and my thoughts were all a jumbled haze as she continued moving her hips slowly over my lap. In this position her breasts were moving close to my face and I pulled her close enough to capture a nipple. I was sucking hard on her breast when she suddenly gasped and pulled back to sit up straight. Her hand raised the breast I'd been sucking on so she could get a good look at the small cut, a shallow scrape really, on her skin.
"Damn it, damn it, dammit," she yelled climbing off me. Pacing the room, she stopped to look at her breast again. Raising clenched fists she yelled, "FUUUUCCCCKKKKKK!!!"
My head swam when I tried to stand up to try and calm her down. I couldn’t seem to make my legs and arms work together and sat back down with a whoomph onto the couch. It was just a tiny, barely red scratch. I couldn't understand why my speech was slurred, I'd only had a soft drink with my meal, as I tried to explain. "I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I chipped a tooth last week on a walnut shell and I guess it cut you. It's not that much real..."
Tiffany interrupted me to yell, "You don't understand, you idiot! I've already fed from you. Once your blood mixes with mine, if you take even a little back you're gonna Turn! Fuck this shit," she muttered and began to pace again. Stopping in mid-stride, she seemed to have made up her mind about something. "This is your house, right? No one else lives here," she asked. "No relatives dropping by?"
"Yea, I live here alone. My relatives live in Eastern Kentucky. They never drop by without calling. What do you mean by Turn? Look, I'm sorry my tooth cut you but..."
"Just shut up. Just shut the fuck up. Don't make this harder for me."
"Make what harder?" Man, I was really woozy. I was having trouble just sitting up straight.
"I have to kill you, you big, stupid human," Tiffany yelled. With a jump that covered an impossible distance, she landed on me and drove me back into the couch cushions. This time when her mouth went to my neck there was nothing sensual about it. It hurt like hell when she bite down and then all the pain vanished in a wash of euphoria. I was twice her body weight yet I couldn't break the hold of her arms and legs around me to push her away. I felt my skin tear and, God help me, I came against her stomach and mine as the pleasure I was feeling doubled and then doubled again. Still she bit deeper. I heard a sucking sound under my ear and then I heard and felt nothing at all.
Chapter II
My next memories are all a jumble. I would swim up from a deep sleep when Tiffany came near. She'd whimper as she'd open her own wrist with her teeth. The smell of blood would rouse me more and I'd drink as much as I could of her thick, rich blood for as long as she offered her wrist. "I'll have more for you soon," she'd whisper as I'd fall back into my dreamless sleep.
I had no idea how many times this scene was repeated until one time her wrist wasn't enough. I wanted more and her amazing strength was no match for mine as I pulled her down and bit hard on her neck. Her cry wasn't one of pain, however. The harder I bit the more her cries sounded like the cries of a woman having an orgasm.
I drained Tiffany of every drop of blood I could coax from the tear in her throat before pushing her away. She dropped, drained of blood and strength to the floor beside the bed. Hearing her moans of orgasm, I went back to my dreamless sleep. There was one feeding I remember more than any other. I have no memory of when it occurred in my schedule of feedings but Tiffany smelled differently that time. More alive. Every mouthful from her wrist was intoxicating. When the flow from her wrist began to slow it was her who offered me her neck. When I bit her cries were again of pleasure. Orgasmic cries as the smell of her sex filled the room. She didn't try to pull away no matter how much pain I had to be causing her until the flow from her torn throat ceased.
Her blood will make you strong, I heard as I drifted back to sleep. I think I dreamed. ***************************
"How bad is it," I asked Carla Bannon, the detective who'd gotten the call.
"Female, late sixties," Carla began giving me a concise review of what she'd discovered so far. "Ida Knowles from her ID we found in a purse stuffed under the driver's seat. Put in the trunk perhaps two days ago. She hasn't been reported as missing. Found four hours ago by the supermarket manager. He says the car has been sitting here for two days. Said he was going to look for ID so he could call the owner before he had the car towed.
"Two days in this heat? When he got a whiff of what was in the trunk he called us. Uniforms came, popped the trunk and called it in. I got the call about two hours ago. I got here a little after the call. Crime techs after me." Carla lowered her voice and added, "Lieutenant, her throat was torn out."
"Dogs?"
"God, I wish! But," Carla looked around to be sure no one was within hearing. My former partner was always careful not to seem too chummy in front of others since my promotion. "Of course we'll have to wait for the coroner's official report but, Ben, the crime scene tech swears it wasn't dogs. Her throat wasn't cut with anything sharp either. Says there's no teeth marks or cuts. He says it's like someone just yanked her throat out. Tore out a large chunk of flesh. And that chunk ain't here.
"I told him to keep his mouth shut to everyone but me and called you as soon as I could." Detective Bannon looked around again to be sure we were out of earshot. "Ben, this could be a real mess if that tech is right. No one wants a psycho running around who rips out throats."
"The tech any good?"
"Twelve years on the job. I've worked with him before. Hell, we've both worked with him when we were partners before you took the promotion. He's very good. I wouldn't have called you out on a Sunday if he was a rookie."
"Lieutenant Haskell? Detective? Got something you need to know," a tech called out and walked towards us. I remembered working with him. He was good. Good enough and experienced enough to know he stank of death and to stand downwind. "Two things, really. First, there's no blood in the body or in the trunk. There's barely enough blood left in the body for it to pool and form post mortem bruising. I can't find the blood! Only a few drops on the floor of the trunk. There's been no rain in the last few days to wash away blood from the asphalt. There's a few small drops on the asphalt from the driver's door to the trunk. She either wasn't killed here or someone held a bucket for her to bleed into."
"I'll get a couple of uniforms to start canvasing the grassy areas in the back of the store to make sure we didn't miss a blood pool under the tall grass," Carla said and left.
The tech reached into his overalls and pulled out a sheet of paper and an evidence bag. "Second, her address from her ID and her keys from the floor of the car. Keys are clean. No blood. I've already dusted and there's no usable prints. Her house is only a couple of blocks away. If you can't find her blood there I don't know where the hell it is."
I took the paper and signed taking possession of the evidence bag containing the keys. "Carla, you keep working here. I'll take a uniform and check out the house," I called out and got a thumbs up in acknowledgment.
The uniform followed me and we parked on the street. There was a Chevy Nova parked on the street in front of the address. The front door was open, screen door closed. It was a small sized, two story on a street where old oaks shaded the street and lawns and all the houses had a tired, long lived in air. Stepping onto the porch I could hear someone inside. Through the screen I could see a living room/den and part of a kitchen and hallway. The screen door made a small sound when I tested if it was unlocked.
"Grams? Is that you? Where have you been? You haven't even started our dinner."
"Police, ma'am." A young woman came into view walking towards me from the kitchen. Caucasian, early twenties, 5' 4", slender build, pretty in a girl-next-door way. Shoulder length red hair and gray eyes. "Miss, do you know a Ida Knowles?"
"Yes, she's my grandmother. Oh, God. Grams... Is she Ok?"
This was the part of the job I hated most. "May we come in, Miss..."
"Olivia Knowles."
She cried of course. But then wanted to know the how. "Please. I have to call my mom and family. They all live in Tennessee. I need to know something to tell them."
I tried to give the bare minimum of details but she had a way of asking questions that drew more information from me than I'd meant to give. For some reason my gut was sending me a warning that something was strange here. Over the years I've come to trust my gut. "You haven't tried to contact your grandmother in the last two days?"
A shake of her head. "I have an apartment out Winchester Road and a job. We don't always call each other every day. Every Sunday we try to... I mean we used to, have dinner. Go over our week. Make any plans we might have for the week coming up. That kind'a thing. When I came over today the front door was open and her car was gone. I just thought she'd gone to the store for a few things."
"So you haven't looked around the house?"
"No. Just used the bathroom and started chopping some vegetables in the kitchen while I waited. Why?"
"It's possible whoever killed your grandmother did it somewhere else and then drove her car to the parking lot. Would you mind if we looked around the house and backyard?"
Ms. Knowles invited us to look anywhere we wanted. The uniform looked over the backyard and the small garage while I looked in every room and the basement. No signs of a struggle or blood. Everything was neat and clean as if the owner had stepped out for a short trip to the supermarket. Which I was guessing she had. Leaving my card with instruction to call if Ms. Knowles thought of anything or saw anything out of the normal, we left. I left with a feeling that something just wasn't right.
Out on the sidewalk I asked Officer Westbrook what he thought. Westbrook shrugged and then spoke aloud my thoughts. "I don't know, Lieutenant, but damn! If someone just told me my grandmother had been killed by having her throat ripped out, I think I'd be having hysterics. But she... She just got calmer."
I nodded. That had been my observation, too. Something about that young lady set my teeth on edge. I drove back to the crime scene to let Carla know what I'd found. I also wanted Carla to look more closely into Olivia Knowles.
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A witch's hearing isn't as good as an elf's, but I could hear them talking on the sidewalk. They were both wrong. I wasn't calm. Not by any stretch of the imagination was I calm. I was in a murderous rage.
Vampire! A fucking vampire! There was absolutely no doubt in my mind who, or rather what, had killed my Grams. I had phone calls to make but first I had to carry out Gram's instructions. She'd drilled her instructions into me every day when I'd first moved in with her five years ago. If something happens the first thing you do is make sure the house is safe!
I waited until the police cars disappeared from view before going to the basement. Tripping the concealed latch that my grandfather had installed sixty years ago, a small section of shelves that lined one wall popped open an inch. I pushed the door all the way open. No one but me and Grams even knew that her half-basement had once been a full basement.
Gesturing at the candles scattered about the room I lit them with a cantrip before stripping off all my clothes and shoes. No metals of any kind except gold, silver or platinum were to enter the next room. Ever! Not even the tiny amount in my underwire bra. Since I was alone I didn't bother with a robe. A steep wooden staircase led to another concrete floor six feet lower than the one that policeman had just searched. All the furniture here -staircase, chairs, tables and bookcases- were made using wooden dowels instead of metal nails. Grandad had been a master craftsman when it came to working in wood since the 18th Century.
Striding to the center of the circle etched into the concrete floor, I Reached and found all the house protection spells that were powered from the circle. The circle was 20 feet in diameter and cut three inches into the concrete of the floor. Poured gold filled that circle. Gold was a perfect superconductor for Vim. Silver and platinum could be used but over time Vim would leech away. A gold Power Circle would hold Vim indefinitely. The larger the circle, the more Vim. This was one of the largest circles in North America.
By instinct I Reached out to the small Ley Line that Lexington was on top of and siphoned Vim into the circle. In a few seconds I could leech enough Vim into the Power Circle to keep all the spells powered by the circle maintained for months.
Reaching out again, I found the spells tuned to the circle and made then mine. As soon as they came under my control, a softly glowing, golden hemisphere appeared around me. Twenty feet in diameter, it filled the room, almost touching the ceiling and walls. Any metal other than gold inside this sphere might cause a feedback of the Vim held in the circle of gold. Think of the CERN supercollider going nuclear. Yea, that's the reason no metals were allowed in here. Grams had told me of the trouble Grandad had digging up the entire basement trying to find one lousy horseshoe nail when he'd been making this witch room.
Grams had made me practice what to do many times and it was easy to Key the spells to me. If I ever wanted to pass this Power Circle on, I'd have to teach the Key to another. The protection spells on the house wouldn't turn away door-to-door salesmen but Supernaturals would be stopped and if a Supe did try to enter this house, I'd know it no matter where I was.
The last thing I did before leaving the workshop was to take two books from Grams' library. The first book was very small and contained a short list of the members of Gram's coven. They needed to be called and warned that a vampire was in the area. The second book contained everything Grams had learned about vampires. For the last century Grams had collected stories and knowledge on every topic in every witch's tome she could get her hands on. Lined up on the shelves in front of me was probably the best collection of magical knowledge in North America.
I knew that in the first book on the shelf was a learned discussion on whether Aardvark gall bladders were necessary for potions which caused nightmares. I'm not sure? But knowing I'd just swallowed ground up Aardvark gallbladders? That would sure as hell give me nightmares.
I still had a phone call I couldn't put off any longer. It was as hard to tell my mom as I'd thought. She promised to drive up the next day to help with the funeral arrangements.
I remembered to get the bottle of bourbon I'd hidden in the attic four years ago and my smokes before sitting down. Grams had always made me go out on the porch to smoke. I knew what was in Gram's will. This house was mine now and with my first cigarette I began to make it smell like mine. With darkness falling I was finally able to open the book to begin my education.
There was a vamp in town that needed killing.
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2020.09.19 20:03 CKILexKY ZOOM IMPROV CLASSES!

ZOOM IMPROV CLASSES!
THE STUDIO, presented by Central Kentucky Improv, is Lexington's place to explore, condition, and achieve your goals in performance. Specializing in improvisation, THE STUDIO will connect you with professionals who want to help you say "Yes, and" to your funny!
We are starting youth and adult sessions of improv; check out our website for dates and session info!
https://www.centralkentuckyimprov.org/the-studio
https://preview.redd.it/h6oaofze95o51.jpg?width=1024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=14e5ec7b952fe502cac71e809011ed70d4c4da02
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2020.09.18 06:05 Kitsunekko This current event may be a cause of concern for the direction Azur Lane is taking.

So as I'm sure many of you are aware, though I very much enjoy the patch thus far (other than the dreamworld timeout bug which is atrocious and having some mild login issues) and personally found this event to be far more generous than previous events have ever been, the most recent patch brought with it many controversies and worries, especially regarding the direction in which Azur Lane may be headed.
I myself wasn't really able to materialize most of these internal worries of mine, but another user, u/sanicek, was. I've received his permission to post an essay he had written regarding his worries about the current direction Azur Lane was headed, and his decision to quit.
Now, I don't agree with everything that has been posted here, but I do agree with a fair number of issues that u/sanicek has addressed, enough so that I think the concerns brought up in his essay warrant proper discussion, analysis, and exposure on a larger, better archived forum, so I've taken it on myself after discovering this essay (thanks to karastrinket from ALM) to bring it to the larger Azur Lane redditor audience.
Do keep in mind that it is a somewhat lengthy essay, so if you wish to discuss the issues that are addressed in depth, I would advise you to prepare some tea and perhaps some biscuits for the reading duration. A tl;dr is provided at the end nonetheless.

Hello,
with today's update I decided to quit AL and thought I would share my feedback on the reasons and general state of the game from my POV. Hopefully this is well within the scope of a game feedback channel. Gonna be my last post then you are rid of me.
Short background on who I am
Playing every single day since day 1 of official launch and Lexington opening
Commander lvl 128 20k fleet power,
#1 Lexington, I believe #3 AL global overall
100% collection (before this event, gonna miss the milestone rewards etc now)
153 lvl 120 ships ~170 oathed ships (basically oathing every ship I take above lvl 100)
regularly grinding well over 100k points on most events
Why I play AL:
- great art and variety of characters
- regular updates
- monetization used to be very generous
- great idle game that requires minimal attention to be played while working, reading, watching, playing real games, commuting, etc.
- you need time and effort to invest, not only money to reach top tiers
- instead of stamina we had the very flexible oil system
- you didn't need to pull duplicates as bulin supply was very generous
- all progression was very straightforward, few shared resources generally available from multiple sources, ie bulins, plates, BPs, gold, no convoluted bullshit progression
Why I started to like AL less and less:
1) Monetization: - every new system introduced was an additional resource drain without any resource income increase to compensate. This is true for PR, meowficcers, subs, awakening...
- global server pacing
- often events crammed back to back with little time to regain cubes
- general increasing greed and testing of limits the player base would tolerate, ie Hatsushimo, original -chan banner running in parallel to event, useless gem-only furniture designed to prey on collectors (ie cat cafe)
- PR3 fiasco
2) Game systems: - some game features are just lackluster or straight up bad:
- SOS mission implementation
- fleet management
- equipment management
- research and DR in particular
- proto core shop (the only function is to complement DR BP gain at exploitative rates once all PR are done)
- cognitive chip gain (only source is cube research that gets less rewarding once all PR are dev30, ties to above 2 points)
- RNG everywhere, cats, research, rewards
- existing systems already in game however not tied to monetization get ignored, ie: memory band rewards, more medal tiers, fleet tech
3) Technical implementation, localization, QoL - QA is abysmal, bugs, hotfixes, etc are a weekly routine after every maintenance
- 8h maintenance during prime time every week is simply unacceptable in 2020
- long standing technical insufficiencies with no improvement in sight such as support for different display ratios or iOS home bar interfering with UI elements
- text localization
- often missing in parts of new content, typos, questionable phrases, etc
- chat/text filter not adjusted to languages using latin script
- tied to above, text spacing for stuff like ship names, UI elements, chat char limit, etc
4) handling of time zones: - non-american time zones being screwed over for 2 years
- nightly commissions unusable, pvp timing, maintenance timing
- every maintenance and especially new event ones screw over non-americans
- every event time gate deliberately taking 12 hours of time away from non-americans
- simple QoL improvements not happening despite being requested since day 1, some examples: commision/lab notification visible in event screen, ship morale display, etc. there is multitude of valid QoL concerns and suggestions in trello and feedback chat
- technical progress glacial in general
- inability to deal with cheaters in a timely and effective manner
5) Communication and community management - non-existent
- no official community managers or liasons
- radio silence on every concern raised via any channel
- best we get is a troupe of discord volunteers that are mostly clueless about anything and whose only function seems to be to try to convince anyone raising valid concerns that they are wrong
Why I finally decided to quit:
As you can see above I grew more and more dissatisfied with AL over time. The game got greedier and greedier and development of features that were not directly monetizable was almost non-existent. What finally pushed me over the edge though is the combination of what was introduced to AL today and what is on the horizon in december (if they can even make that date lol).
Just to be clear this is not some rage quit over not getting a ship, in fact I got Shinano just fine and if I wasn't quitting would go for at least one more from 200 pull guarantee.
I am quitting because I see what these additions to the game represent. With Shinano, UR bulins and new currency we have:
- rarity powercreep
- new universal bulin that is more limited and harder to get
- new currency with built in monthly limit preventing from farming more of it, etc.
This is step 1 of transition of AL to more stringent progression control by the devs.
Accompanying this is the new baseline expectation on the number of pulls per event. 1.2% UR ships, and guaranteed pulls totaling 1600 cubes for the biggest whales. It's a deliberate scheme to milk big whales more, especially those going for fleet power. And it's disgusting.
Before now all UR ships were limited to 1 copy since they were either from research or retrofit. What is worse though is what we have on the horizon. Operation Siren and related gameplay mechanics. These will introduce stamina instead of oil, another step to strict gameplay limits imposed by the devs and again aimed at milking the big spenders and make them purchase oil ideally 10x each day to refill stamina making it much more p2w than normal oil based progression where you can utilize many oil saving strategies.
New end game progression is tied to this new resource. Coupled with it is the gear upgrade tree bringing convoluted bullshittery with this material or that that you need to obtain here or there. And while many people will like the new gameplay and I'm sure I would enjoy it at first a lot too it looks like it requires actual attention quite a bit more than what we have now. This is a downside for me, cba having to pay attention when trying to farm something in AL for the umpteenth time.
To summarize: With 3rd anniversary and operation siren on the horizon AL brings in almost all the shitty mechanics that are in other gachas and are the reason I don't play them:
- rarity power creep
- crap rates with pulls easily in hundreds of dollars
- stamina (and related gameplay limits and heavy p2w elements to play and farm more)
- convoluted upgrade progression
- other general changes in game direction that I strongly dislike
Simply put AL became a game I no longer wish to support and thus I'll just quit. It was fun while it lasted but now it's over. I think I'm done with gacha and freemium games in general, AL was supposed to be the last bastion but it didn't take long for money to triumph over principles.
Thank you for your time and attention in reading this essay, if you've taken it on yourself to read the whole thing.
Gonna add a personal snippet here while I have the chance:
A personal observation of mine, especially regarding Shinano: Shinano's banner may have been designed in a way that could potentially prey on the largest and thiccest of whales, but her banner is actually incredibly consumer friendly on further observation. Of note is that the SR pull rate remains 7%, while the 1.2% draw for Shinano was taken from the Common Pool. This means that in reality, this event had an 8.2% draw chance for either an SR or UR, which is incredibly generous for a gacha of this day and age. In addition, it also meant that were it any other event, that Shinano that you've acquired would have been something like a Nevada or Langley. As an extra bonus, this event even came with methods to guarantee acquiring said UR if lady luck isn't on your side, and also very generous events to grant you the UR Bulins you'll be needing for Shinano. So while the UR rate and model may be a cause for concern, should the game's future UR banners persist with the 7% SR 1.2% UR banner model, I for one would actually more than welcome future UR banners (given we're given enough time to recuperate our resources in a consumer-friendly fashion).
Please be mindful to keep the discussion civil. Yet again, thank you for your time and attention.
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2020.09.16 06:31 system_player 37.0.0 Observations - Emojis

New Emojis

Dr. Finkelstein

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2020.09.14 16:57 52IMean54Bicycles Todd Nance Memorial Project

❤️💜In Loving Memory of Todd Nance💜❤️
After the sudden and tragic loss of our beloved Todd Nance on August 19th, many of us have been searching for ways to honor his memory in a meaningful way. Something beyond a simple social media post or photo and something that could show his family just how much magic Todd added to our world over the years. To that end, a small group of fans have put together an idea we think will bring a great deal of joy and comfort to Todd’s entire family.
Rather than overwhelming the Nances with cards and flowers (and casseroles!), we have decided to compile an album of the fans’ best memories of Todd, to be presented around the holidays.
We are asking that people submit a 3x5 index card with a sketch or drawing, a note detailing your favorite song or show, a meaningful memory of Todd himself, how he inspired you as a musician, or anything else that moves you. 4x6 photos will also be accepted - feel free to add any of the above on the back of the photo. We would prefer to keep the vibe positive and uplifting, but people can contribute however they’d like to. Once the book is complete, we are planning to choose a few favorites and have them made into stickers to be sold for the benefit of Nuci’s Space (www.nuci.org), which was Todd’s favorite non-profit organization.
The details, along with important dates:
Entries can be received starting Tuesday, September 15th. The very last day we will accept submissions will be November 15th. Any received after that date will be admired and appreciated, but not eligible for consideration.
By submitting your postcard, you are giving permission for your artwork to be printed and sold in the event it is chosen as a winner. Artwork will not be returned and artists will not be compensated in any way other than with good vibes, good karma, and street cred.
Winners will not be individually notified, but a general Facebook announcement will be made showcasing the best submissions.
100% of all proceeds from the stickers (after production cost) will be donated directly to Nuci’s Space in memory of Todd.
TWO options for Mailing Submissions:
JHP PO Box 201 Morrison, CO 80465
JHP P.O. Box 8132 Lexington, KY 40533-8132
“Take along some of your favorite things….”
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2020.09.13 14:48 AutoModerator USF2000: Mid-Ohio - Race 3 Discussion

USF2000

F1FS Wiki: RTI Wiki 2020 USF2000 Drivers & Teams 2020 USF2000 Calendar

Session Times

All times are in EDT (UTC -04:00)
A .pdf of the weekends timetable including other events can be found here
You can convert the session time to your local time by using the follwing service: Timeanddate.com
Session Local Time
Qualifying 1 Fri 11:30
Qualifying 2 Fri 14:30
Race 1 Sat 08:30
Race 2 Sat 13:05
Race 3 Sun 11:15

Circuit Information

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, USA
Circuit Map
Length: 2.4 mi (3.86 km)
Turns: 14
Entry List: Here

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Top 5

Drivers' Championship
Pos Driver Points
1 Christian Rasmussen 254
2 Reece Gold 251
3 Eduardo Barrichello 223
2 4 Michael d'Orlando 189
1 5 Christian Brooks 188
Full championship standings here: Link
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2020.09.13 12:32 AutoModerator Indy Pro 2000: Mid-Ohio - Race 2 Discussion

Indy Pro 2000

F1FS Wiki: RTI Wiki 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Drivers & Teams 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Calendar

Session Times

All times are in EDT (UTC -04:00)
A .pdf of the weekends timetable including other events can be found here
You can convert the session time to your local time by using the follwing service: Timeanddate.com
Session Local Time
Qualifying 1 Fri 13:30
Qualifying 2 Fri 16:10
Race 1 Sat 12:15
Race 2 Sun 09:00

Circuit Information

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, USA
Circuit Map
Length: 2.4 mi (3.86 km)
Turns: 14
Entry List: Here

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On-Demand Race Replays

You can access previous races of this series here: 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Race Replays

Top 5

Drivers' Championship
Pos Driver Points
1 Sting Ray Robb 275
2 Devlin Defrancesco 247
1 3 Danial Frost 225
1 4 Artem Petrov 224
5 Hunter McElrea 207
*Full championship standings here: IP2000
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2020.09.12 16:36 AutoModerator USF2000: Mid-Ohio - Race 2 Discussion

USF2000

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Session Times

All times are in EDT (UTC -04:00)
A .pdf of the weekends timetable including other events can be found here
You can convert the session time to your local time by using the follwing service: Timeanddate.com
Session Local Time
Qualifying 1 Fri 11:30
Qualifying 2 Fri 14:30
Race 1 Sat 08:30
Race 2 Sat 13:05
Race 3 Sun 11:15

Circuit Information

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, USA
Circuit Map
Length: 2.4 mi (3.86 km)
Turns: 14
Entry List: Here

Live Timing & Audio

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On-Demand Race Replays

You can access previous races of this series here: 2020 USF2000 Race Replays

Top 5

Drivers' Championship
Pos Driver Points
1 Christian Rasmussen 244
1 2 Reece Gold 194
1 3 Eduardo Barrichello 187
2 4 Christian Brooks 150
5 Josh Green 145
Full championship standings here: Link
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2020.09.12 15:48 AutoModerator Indy Pro 2000: Mid-Ohio - Race 1 Discussion

Indy Pro 2000

F1FS Wiki: RTI Wiki 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Drivers & Teams 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Calendar

Session Times

All times are in EDT (UTC -04:00)
A .pdf of the weekends timetable including other events can be found here
You can convert the session time to your local time by using the follwing service: Timeanddate.com
Session Local Time
Qualifying 1 Fri 13:30
Qualifying 2 Fri 16:10
Race 1 Sat 12:15
Race 2 Sun 09:00

Circuit Information

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, USA
Circuit Map
Length: 2.4 mi (3.86 km)
Turns: 14
Entry List: Here

Live Timing & Audio

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Twitter

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On-Demand Race Replays

You can access previous races of this series here: 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Race Replays

Top 5

Drivers' Championship
Pos Driver Points
1 1 Sting Ray Robb 256
1 2 Devlin Defrancesco 240
1 3 Artem Petrov 207
1 4 Danial Frost 199
1 5 Hunter McElrea 184
*Full championship standings here: IP2000
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2020.09.12 12:07 AutoModerator USF2000: Mid-Ohio - Race 1 Discussion

USF2000

F1FS Wiki: RTI Wiki 2020 USF2000 Drivers & Teams 2020 USF2000 Calendar

Session Times

All times are in EDT (UTC -04:00)
A .pdf of the weekends timetable including other events can be found here
You can convert the session time to your local time by using the follwing service: Timeanddate.com
Session Local Time
Qualifying 1 Fri 11:30
Qualifying 2 Fri 14:30
Race 1 Sat 08:30
Race 2 Sat 13:05
Race 3 Sun 11:15

Circuit Information

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, USA
Circuit Map
Length: 2.4 mi (3.86 km)
Turns: 14
Entry List: Here

Live Timing & Audio

The Road to Indy has it's own official Live Streaming & Live Timing services.

Twitter

For up to date information regarding this series, follow these Twitter accounts:

Discord

We have a Discord server for the subreddit, check it out here: Link

F1FS Guide

New to the Road to Indy? You can watch our dedicated video guide that introduces the series HERE!

On-Demand Race Replays

You can access previous races of this series here: 2020 USF2000 Race Replays

Top 5

Drivers' Championship
Pos Driver Points
1 Christian Rasmussen 244
1 2 Reece Gold 194
1 3 Eduardo Barrichello 187
2 4 Christian Brooks 150
5 Josh Green 145
Full championship standings here: Link
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2020.09.09 18:10 BluegrassMoto Lexington Legends - Poor Handling of Event Cancellations Due to COVID

The Lexington Legends withheld refunds from an event originally scheduled for May after rescheduling to September.
With the mass gathering ban still in place and no confirmed date, I requested a full refund, and they refused to refund the "convenience fees". Unreasonable handling of these exceptional circumstances.
If they try this on you, contact your bank and place a chargeback.
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2020.09.09 15:00 portlane Norman Carlson (March 11, 1926 - September 1, 2020)

NORMAN (SCOTTY) ALFRED CARLSON
March 11, 1926 - September 1, 2020
Norman (Scotty) Alfred Carlson, 94, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his family farm Sept. 1, 2020. He was born on March 11, 1926, in Bend, OR, to Fred and Mary Carlson.
In 1944, four days after graduating from Woodland High School, he was on a train to Texas for basic training, enlisting in the United States Army. He won numerous awards during World War II, which included the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and the Bronze Star. When he returned to the States, he was stationed at Fort Lewis as a corporal, until his honorable discharge Aug. 15, 1946.
After returning from the service, he met the love of his life, Joyce Risley and started his career at Longview Fibre in 1951. Norm and Joyce married on Nov. 19, 1955 and moved to Lexington, WA where they had their son Scott in 1959.
In 1967, they moved to Woodland, WA taking over Norm’s family farm. While working at Longview Fibre, and until his retirement in 1988, he also took care of his 60-acre farm. He raised and sold an average of 14 beef cattle yearly along with selling blueberries from his blueberry fields. Norm being the hard-working, dedicated individual that he was, also managed a personal vegetable garden that provided for his family.
Retirement didn’t slow Norm down, he continued working the farm where he and Joyce would often have family and friends over. They would host yearly gatherings, some of the favorites were blueberry picking parties or when they would make apple cider from the farm’s many apple trees. The Carlson farm was a business as well as a welcoming place to go for anyone needing a friendly conversation or a helping hand. Norm continued to successfully run the farm into his 90s. The Big Red barn that Norm’s father, Fred, built is still being utilized and is currently on the state register of Historical Places.
Norm was honest, hardworking and fun. He was one of the good guys and will be missed terribly.
Norm is survived by his son, Scott; and grandson, Cody.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty; and wife of 63 years, Joyce.
A special thanks to his hardworking personal caregiver, Dawn, and the ladies from Visiting Angels.
A celebration of Norm’s life will take place at a later date.
Please share a memory @ www.columbian.com/obits
source: http://obits.columbian.com/obituaries/columbian/obituary.aspx?n=norman-alfred-carlson-scotty&pid=196764274
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2020.09.06 22:03 idkwhatimbrewin Coronavirus Update (09/06/2020): Confirmed number of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases has increased to 63,607 (+420), with deaths up to 853 (+3)

Highlights from the data today:
Counties with the more than 10 new cases (Chart of Positive Cases by County):
It appears we are starting to see the increase in the number of cases from the testing at colleges. In the next week or two I will probably start updating the following based on a new date of around when schools started. Breakdown of cases by age group since June 1st (Chart of Age Groups as a Percentage of Total Cases):
Cities with more than 100 "active" cases:
City Cases Deaths Recovered Active
Oklahoma City 11632 146 10230 1256
Tulsa 9650 97 8500 1053
Taft 695 0 37 658
Norman 2313 34 1712 567
Stillwater 1221 3 763 455
Enid 1083 14 734 335
Broken Arrow 2576 29 2247 300
Edmond 1975 21 1696 258
Tahlequah 574 3 407 164
Claremore 860 39 694 127
Lexington 347 3 236 108
Muskogee 515 12 396 107
Shawnee 490 8 381 101
Zip codes with more than 100 "active" cases:
Zip Cases Deaths Recovered Active
74463 698 0 38 660
74074 704 2 426 276
73072 871 14 628 229
73701 587 6 396 185
73069 583 8 410 165
74464 561 3 397 161
74012 1327 17 1154 156
73703 491 8 334 149
73071 691 9 550 132
74133 939 5 823 111
73051 353 3 242 108
74075 362 1 254 107
73119 1052 12 935 105
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2020.09.06 22:02 idkwhatimbrewin Coronavirus Update (09/06/2020): Confirmed number of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases has increased to 63,607 (+420), with deaths up to 853 (+3)

Highlights from the data today:
Counties with the more than 10 new cases (Chart of Positive Cases by County):
It appears we are starting to see the increase in the number of cases from the testing at colleges. In the next week or two I will probably start updating the following based on a new date of around when schools started. Breakdown of cases by age group since June 1st (Chart of Age Groups as a Percentage of Total Cases):
Cities with more than 100 "active" cases:
City Cases Deaths Recovered Active
Oklahoma City 11632 146 10230 1256
Tulsa 9650 97 8500 1053
Taft 695 0 37 658
Norman 2313 34 1712 567
Stillwater 1221 3 763 455
Enid 1083 14 734 335
Broken Arrow 2576 29 2247 300
Edmond 1975 21 1696 258
Tahlequah 574 3 407 164
Claremore 860 39 694 127
Lexington 347 3 236 108
Muskogee 515 12 396 107
Shawnee 490 8 381 101
Zip codes with more than 100 "active" cases:
Zip Cases Deaths Recovered Active
74463 698 0 38 660
74074 704 2 426 276
73072 871 14 628 229
73701 587 6 396 185
73069 583 8 410 165
74464 561 3 397 161
74012 1327 17 1154 156
73703 491 8 334 149
73071 691 9 550 132
74133 939 5 823 111
73051 353 3 242 108
74075 362 1 254 107
73119 1052 12 935 105
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2020.09.05 18:26 idkwhatimbrewin Coronavirus Update (09/05/2020): Confirmed number of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases has increased to 63,187 (+1,147), with deaths up to 850 (+4)

Highlights from the data today:
Counties with the more than 10 new cases (Chart of Positive Cases by County):
It appears we are starting to see the increase in the number of cases from the testing at colleges. In the next week or two I will probably start updating the following based on a new date of around when schools started. Breakdown of cases by age group since June 1st (Chart of Age Groups as a Percentage of Total Cases):
Cities with more than 100 "active" cases:
City Cases Deaths Recovered Active
Oklahoma City 11607 143 10187 1277
Tulsa 9615 97 8466 1052
Taft 695 0 37 658
Norman 2278 34 1697 547
Stillwater 1203 3 752 448
Enid 1065 14 729 322
Broken Arrow 2558 29 2227 302
Edmond 1948 21 1685 242
Tahlequah 551 3 403 145
Claremore 853 39 686 128
Lexington 348 3 236 109
Muskogee 506 12 393 101
Shawnee 486 8 377 101
Zip codes with more than 100 "active" cases:
Zip Cases Deaths Recovered Active
74463 698 0 38 660
74074 698 2 419 277
73072 850 14 623 213
73701 575 6 394 175
73069 576 8 405 163
74012 1320 17 1147 156
73703 485 8 331 146
74464 538 3 393 142
73071 682 9 545 128
73119 1052 11 930 111
73051 354 3 242 109
74133 932 5 819 108
74075 358 1 252 105
74137 605 6 498 101
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2020.09.05 18:26 idkwhatimbrewin Coronavirus Update (09/05/2020): Confirmed number of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases has increased to 63,187 (+1,147), with deaths up to 850 (+4)

Highlights from the data today:
Counties with the more than 10 new cases (Chart of Positive Cases by County):
It appears we are starting to see the increase in the number of cases from the testing at colleges. In the next week or two I will probably start updating the following based on a new date of around when schools started. Breakdown of cases by age group since June 1st (Chart of Age Groups as a Percentage of Total Cases):
Cities with more than 100 "active" cases:
City Cases Deaths Recovered Active
Oklahoma City 11607 143 10187 1277
Tulsa 9615 97 8466 1052
Taft 695 0 37 658
Norman 2278 34 1697 547
Stillwater 1203 3 752 448
Enid 1065 14 729 322
Broken Arrow 2558 29 2227 302
Edmond 1948 21 1685 242
Tahlequah 551 3 403 145
Claremore 853 39 686 128
Lexington 348 3 236 109
Muskogee 506 12 393 101
Shawnee 486 8 377 101
Zip codes with more than 100 "active" cases:
Zip Cases Deaths Recovered Active
74463 698 0 38 660
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2020.09.02 22:50 AlicetheFoxx101 2 year battle over a car, possibly losing and need advice.

2 years ago, my mom and my brother got a car from a dealership when we used to live in Lexington, KY. It was a Dodge Charger and at first, they thought it was a great deal. When it was taken to a mechanic due to some problems, 3 tires had to be changed and something else that I can't remember. Part of the deal was that the dealership would take care of the car.
Nope so we had to pay out of our own pockets. The dealership then asked for the radio back even though it was part of the deal. We tried to cooperate since we wanted to be nice but each place they asked was sketchy af. We obviously declined afterword as we were concerned. They went as far as threatening my brother whom was still a minor at the time and did not own the car; my mom did. A few months go by and my brother was hit by a student with no insurance.
The car was totaled but we couldn't total it as we didn't have the tittle. THE FUCKING DEALERSHIP HELD IT BECAUSE OF THE FUCKING RADIO. We had to pay for the car that we no longer had. Fast forward to a month ago, we gotten the tittle and we sent the subpoena.
Today, my parents went to the hearing. Low and behold, they didn't show up. 2 agencies couldn't get a hold of them so we weren't surprised. Should've been the end, right?
Nope.
The judge said that she isn't sure that we can demand what we're asking for (the money wasted when we didn't have the car, legal fees and some damages as we were financially screwed over) and set a date for next week. She basically decided the case and let the scum bags have a second chance even though they didn't show up, and they had other lawsuits pending from multiple other victims with the same problems and demands.
I'm tired of hearing about this case, thousands of dollars are on the line and the state keeps screwing us over with petty stuff. Is there anything I can tell my parents that would give them the upper hand or even do anything? Hoping there is and we can finally get closure..
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2020.09.02 06:22 eldon4000 Police harrassment/ police misconduct/ Covid 19 accusation/1 week termination

Hello, (woodford county/ greater Lexington area KY)
My life has tooken a turn toward strange here lately. There has been hurdle after hurdle and a few scrapes and bumps in my life. Slander by a police officer, coerced/ suggested someone into making a falsified police report(he also has been transferred from our small town to the city I moved to, I have seen him once already), 2 assault charges that pressed charges on people for, never was followed up on by law enforcement, also a court date I wasnt updated on, that resulted in 3 contempt of court charges upon mentioning " how can I be on trial? I have no idea the evidence presented againstme? I have rights, this isn't legal, I also had a charger stolen from me, as well as a red bic from my small towns detention center, seriously, also threatened to be jumped by a correctional officer,was also fired for having cardiac arrest/ stroke and last but not least was told i have covid 19 and was sent home for 7 days.
So what happened was on the new work assignment I have, mind you this is a city job, we get temperature checks daily as wellas breathilized. We get our temperatures jotted down by staff fill out paper work, report to sanitation turn them inand get watetyvek suit. Upon waiting for the pick up the woman "African American" comes outside demanding i come inside. Telling me i have Covid19. I was confused and barely speak at work. This forced me to speak, "I don't have Covid 19, it's a mistake. " she said "on this paper you checked you have symptoms, and you need to go home". I promptly said " I fill it out the same way everyday, I'm not sick ". She stillsent mehome. If you have Covid 19, it's a 14 day off period this happened 08/25/20 was allowed to work 08/31/20. . Im in need of legal advice
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2020.08.31 02:02 rx_kmc Honeymoon planning!

We decided early on in the pandemic to keep our wedding date, knowing we would have to make lots of adjustments. One of which was our honeymoon. We were looking to drive to Lexington for our honeymoon. Any recommendations of places to stay? TIA
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2020.08.29 19:40 sj000000 Kentucky Theatre in Lexington closes due to COVID-19. Reopening date unclear.

The Kentucky Theatre will close temporarily beginning Oct. 1 because of low ticket sales and problems getting films.
Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said the city hopes to reopen the historic downtown theater as soon as possible and will maintain the building in the interim.
“This is the last thing I would ever want to do. I love the Kentucky Theatre,” Gorton said in a news release. “But the management group that runs the theatre contacted us. COVID-19 has steamrolled the Kentucky. Their numbers are way down and they’re having trouble getting movies.”
https://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article245339075.html
This is unfortunate for them. They still have showings for this weekend so if you want to show your support go catch a movie, while practicing social distancing and wearing your mask.
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2020.08.27 21:11 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update August 27, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update August 27, 2020
Notes by mr_tyler_durden and Daily Update Team
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