Nova Scotia gunman didn’t hide his fake RCMP cruiser — even from police, says ex-boss | CBC News

” a hobby”

They had a huge investigation and found many problems with the RCMP. I followed the case and did not know everyone knew about the fake cruiser.


The man police say killed 22 people in Nova Scotia last weekend made no secret of his quest to build a near-perfect, highly detailed replica of an RCMP cruiser, according to those who knew him.
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Who is closer?

His family thats who.

“Wilson’s family told investigators “he may have had some mental health issues,” Crum said. Wilson had previous “minor infractions, but nothing that would rise to the level of (committing) a serious crime.”

Manchester, NH graduation party shooting: 2 arrests made

Last years news report on these boys that don’t have engaged parents.

Time out required for both.

The gunmen in a quadruple shooting at a graduation party in Manchester on Saturday remain unidentified and on the loose.
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Niece & Nephew

Enjoying their first game in DC.

With Grandma.

My sister recovered in time for the big day.

We are back in Falmouth after a perfect ride for me and train trip for Doozie.

The Massachusetts State Police have returned to work.

After what has been 3?years.

They have their work cut out reining in the outrageous driving I witness.

Today oh man from the Berkshires to Cape Cod I saw it all and in my last 30 minutes almost got rammed by a guy doing a Buck cutting back in as he weaved through traffic at high speed.

One guy blew by us on 195 and I said “He is going to get bagged”

One mile up.

I hope the Trooper ordered a tow truck for the bad driver’s car.

It will take all Summer to nail all these offenders. They all started to ignore the laws during Covid.

When the cops quit working.

The Vermont State Police admitted it was true for them.

They are beginning to chip away at the problem.


Hot Summer on tap

Wear a life preserver if you don’t know how to swim. Swimming lessons must be open again now that we have been told to move on.

Sign up your family if it’s made up of non swimmers.

It’s a life skill.



The reason I am at it early to late is that every muscle seizes up when I sit down.

I am going fishing soon with Bryce .

A float trip with a guide in the Berkshires.

Fly fishing.


Great light

Saint-Gaudens would be jealous.

Last of the baseboards. I’m painting them now before they are set. My walls are done and I’ll ask the crew to take it easy on Monday.

If they show.

That’s the position you can get in down here.

It’s that time I guess . I have plenty of time. Doozie would like to invite the gals to visit.

I understand.

It’s been a long haul over the Winter.

Promises have been made to escape for awhile when the cold returns.


Solid stain. I primed and repaired it.

So many things can wait

Nice day to be outside. Doozie is inside putting together a table she purchased from Wayfair.

I just went in to make myself a coffee and it looks like a project. No words were exchanged.

I heard a mutter but it did not warrant me piping up.


30 bodies found in mass grave in Texas

This post is from 2011.  I ended up with everything on the list except sewer. It’s on the way though I might not be here to see it.

I had coffee this morning with  my Aunt Connie and it’s always a chore dispelling and back filling all the bad news she  consumes. I have to spend a great  deal of time on this nonsense, bad news. She is almost 90 and watches a lot of  television.  In a discussion today about  crime she used the mass grave story to illustrate a point.

“Hoax” I said.

“Oh I missed that ” she answers.

This happens with such frequency that  I really  get worried about these older folks and  what they are thinking.

“Stay on the  home shopping channel will ya Auntie!”

The Newsletter today in another  arch editorial is spreading erroneous information to the  public, even raising the spectre of the poor house for those of us under the EPA purview.

The number  used in the editorial  today of 75 milligrams per liter of nitrogen spilling from the Exeter River( above the falls) into the Squamscott River is incorrect. I read it and it screamed for verification, since it was a number that was being used.

I just spoke to  a scientist concerning this matter. The amount of nitrogen at the head of tide  in Exeter is about .5 milligram per liter on average.

Not  75.

Will there be a correction made this week , will those that have read today’s editorial  get the  message?

Doubt it.

There is both reactive and non reactive nitrogen. The treatment plants produce the  reactive type nitrogen and the amount has to be reduced to save Great  Bay.

Great Bay  from the mouth  of the Squamscott River looking North to Newington, NH.

The science that  was used to  arrive at the magic number(3 milligrams) was collected over a twenty year  period and was studied in a collaborative manner with the EPA, NH DES, and others for five years.

Everyone was in the tent.

Estuaries  in other parts  of the USA were studied as well  to come up  with the target number for Great Bay.

The Clean Water Act  has been  good for America , and  for it’s future.

The CWA only addresses point sources, there is no mandate contained in the law to  address non point sources and many of those produce the  non reactive type of nitrogen.

The parsing of  the two types of nitrogen  and their effects is ongoing work .


I would not be caught dead in a Town without a professional police force, full time fire department, a complete school  system, water & sewer, sidewalks, library, hospital . But hey, that’s me, I prefer a fully functioning community replete with services and their requisite employees.

Living together  has economies of scale.

The representative from Brentwood  at the  Exeter Selectmen  meeting last night should have  turned out his pockets.

Just  for the laughs.