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Mother And Daughter Shot In Oklahoma Restaurant, Suspect Killed By "Good Guy" With A Gun

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A mother and her 12-year-old daughter celebrating a birthday at a popular restaurant in Oklahoma City were shot Thursday night around 6:30 p.m. by a man in his late teens, when a bystander armed with a pistol confronted the shooter and fatally shot him as he tried to flee, according to Oklahoma City Police - who called the citizen "a blessing."

Capt. Mathews says when the suspect exited the restaurant, he was confronted by a citizen who took out his own firearm, shooting and killing the suspect. -News9 

Natalie and her daughter Niah Will were walking into Louie's Grill & Bar to celebrate the woman's eldest daughter Shayla's 14th birthday when they were shot by a man said to be an 18 to 20-year-old white male wearing eye glasses and ear protection. Natalie was shot in the arm, while 12-year-old Niah was shot in her tailbone - the bullet traveling to her stomach. Shayla's best friend, 14-year-old Alex, was also shot. 

"To the good Samaritan that killed that monster I want to meet you and shake your hand and tell you face to face thank you for saving my daughter's and everyone else in that restaurants life. You are my hero sir," wrote Niah's father, Jabari Giles, over Facebook.

Natalie's sister Leslie said on Facebook both were in a stable condition, and Niah was taken into surgery, which 'went well'.

'Natalie was shot in the arm and is going to be fine. My niece suffered a more severe gunshot wound to her hip near the tail bone and bullet tracked into her stomach,' she wrote. 

'She had surgery and it went well she is doing well. I just cant wrap my head around this evil in our world. 

'My sister is one of the best mothers and sweetest people I've ever known. Her daughters are amazing kids. 

It's heart wrenching to know they had to deal that level of fear. Especially while out celebrating my other nieces birthday.'

Natalie and Niah are believed to be stable, but Alex's condition is unknown - a woman believed to be Niah and Shayla's stepmother said on Facebook Niah had part of her colon removed, and Alex will have surgery tomorrow. -Daily Mail

All of the shooting victims are expected to survive, while Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters that the armed civilian was "a blessing." 

Homocide detectives quickly arrived at the scene and interviewed over 100 witnesses, along with News 9. 

During the incident a man fell and broke his arm, and was also taken to the hospital. A fourth victim who suffered a minor injury was identified about two hours after the shooting, however it is not known if he was shot. 

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So now it's okay to kill shooters. That's going to end well for law and order.
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Weak troll is weak.
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Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for Apr 28, 2018

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Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for Apr 28, 2018
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Billy Cobham : Spectrum 1973

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William Emanuel Cobham Jr. (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

According to AllMusic's reviewer, Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer". He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.Cobham started the jazz rock group Dreams with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, and John Abercrombie.

Cobham's debut album, Spectrum (1973), surprised him and his record company when it reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Jazz Albums chart and No. 26 on the Top 200 Albums chart.

Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his

debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar.

Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include "Red Baron") make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising.



Cobham is one of the first drummers to play open-handed lead a drummer who plays on a right-handed set but leads with his left hand on the hi-hat instead of crossing over with his right (and also has his ride cymbal on the left side, instead of the traditional right). He typically plays with multiple toms and double bass drums and was well known in the 1970s for his large drum kits.

He moved further into jazz fusion when he toured with Miles Davis and recorded Davis's albums Bitches Brew and A Tribute to Jack Johnson. In 1971, he and guitarist John McLaughlin left Davis to start the Mahavishnu Orchestra, another group that fused rock, funk, and jazz.

Cobham moved to Switzerland in 1985 and he lives in a village just outside Bern.



TRACKS

01. Quadrant 4     4:20
02. Searching For The Right Door     1:24
03. Spectrum (Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter Congas – Ray Barretto Flugelhorn – Jimmy Owens Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Farrell) 5:09
04. Anxiety     1:41
05. Taurian Matador     3:03
06. Stratus     9:50
07. To The Women In My Life     0:51
08. Le Lis (Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter Congas – Ray Barretto Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jimmy OwensFlute, Alto Saxophone – Joe Farrell Guitar – John Tropea) 3:20
09. Snoopy's Search     1:02
10. Red Baron     6:37




Bonus Track

11. All 4 One (Out-Take) (Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter Alto Saxophone – Joe Farrell Congas – Ray Barretto Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jimmy OwensGuitar – John Tropea)
4:16

Track 11 is a bonus track, not on the original LP.
   
Label : Atlantic – 8122731742, Warner Jazz – 8122731742
Series : Atlantic Masters –
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak




MEMBRES :

    Billy Cobham - drums, percussion, production
    Jan Hammer - electric and acoustic pianos, Moog synthesizer
    Ken Scott - recording and re-mix engineering

Additional personnel on "Quadrant 4", "Taurian Matador", "Stratus", and "Red Baron"

    Tommy Bolin - guitar
    Lee Sklar - electric bass

Additional personnel on "Spectrum" and "Le Lis"

    Joe Farrell - soprano and alto saxes, flute
    Jimmy Owens - flugelhorn, trumpet
    John Tropea - guitar on "Le Lis"
    Ron Carter - acoustic bass
    Ray Barretto - congas

MP3 Size : 97.7 MB
FLAC Size : 258 MB

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EXCELLENT fusion. Pains me to see Tommy B listed as "additional personnel" given his great breadth of spirit.
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Whole Foods Offers Steep Discounts To Prime Members As Rising Energy Prices Squeeze Rivals

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In their latest push to reinvigorate the growth of its lynchpin Amazon Prime service, Jeff Bezos & Co. are offering members even greater discounts at Amazon's Whole Foods Stores.

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Whole Foods will now offer Prime customers another 10% discount on top of the price reductions that have already been announced since Amazon took control of the company.

After a 20% price hike earlier this year, Amazon is facing more pressure to appease its prime membership as analysts worry about slowing growth. The company apparently believes Whole Foods will be an integral part of that strategy, even though its stores only represent a tiny fraction of American grocery stores.

As we pointed out yesterday, with gas prices nearing $3 a gallon sopping up more of consumers' cash, WFM is launching its latest strike against its rivals at a particularly vulnerable time.

Here's the Wall Street Journal:

The online retail giant said it would knock 10% off already discounted items and each week cut prices on other products throughout the store. This week’s deals, for example, include half off wild-caught halibut, buy-one, get-one free 12-pack case of sparkling water and $2.99 for a pound of organic strawberries.

The new deals are available immediately at Florida stores and will be rolling out to its more than 460 stores nationwide this summer. Cem Sibay, vice president of Amazon Prime, said the 10% discount will apply to hundreds or even thousands of already discounted items in each store, while the weekly rotation of deals will typically number in the single digits.

"It’ll be a good mix of produce, meats and seafood," he said.

After revealing that its Prime service has more than 100 million members world-wide, Amazon is worried that it has largely reached its peak adoption among wealthy American households, and that Jeff Bezos might fall short in his quest to become the first trillionaire.

But since the program was introduced in 2005, Bezos has been adding ever more ambitious features. For example, Amazon recently added in-car delivery for Prime members and a Prime Book Box that offers a curated subscription of children’s books at a discount. In some markets, it's even offering one- and two-hour delivery. Unwilling to rely exclusively on wealthy Americans, Amazon recently introduced a $5.99 a month service for families who rely on government benefits.

But as Reuters points out, the new Whole Foods loyalty program might take some convincing. That's because, even after several rounds of price cuts, WFM hasn't been able to shake its "Whole Paycheck" image.

Still, Philadelphia-area Whole Foods shopper and Prime member Heather Kincade, 46, is going to need convincing.

While Whole Foods’ prices on staples like rotisserie chicken, bananas and avocados have come down, she still thinks some every day items are prohibitively expensive. "If I start buying dish soap and other things there, I will have hit the big time," she said.

Though if the cuts make all products at Whole Foods cheaper than its competitors, Prime members might become interested.

Either way, by persistently slashing prices, WFM is pressuring its much larger rivals to consider following suit even as rising fuel costs are contributing to higher expenses.

But while Whole Foods can withstand a prolonged period of losses thanks to Amazon's backing, the small grocery stores that still comprise a large chunk of the American market cannot.

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At some point, it will become cost-effective to shop at Whole Foods, which is 30 miles away....
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River Border

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I'm not a lawyer, but I believe zones like this are technically considered the high seas, so if you cut a pizza into a spiral there you could be charged with pieracy under marinaritime law.
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Alt-text is excellent. And probably tasty.
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