MYLOTTERS, HURRICANES , AND GUNSHOTS

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@Kandae11 (27082)
November 12, 2017 8:56am CST
Summer is over, no more frolicking in the sun - but where are the mylotters? Two days ago I noticed that it took a full thirty minutes before a new post appeared on the Recent Discussions list. With just 18 days remaining in the Atlantic hurricane season, I am giving thanks that my island was untroubled by the devastating storms this year. Our last serious hit occurred in 2012 when hurricane Sandy passed through. However , this Christmas I will be thinking of and praying for those who suffered through Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Many lost homes, personal possessions and family members. Some will be facing a very dark Christmas. This morning around 4.45 a.m. I was lying in bed doing my stretches when I heard a single gunshot, followed 2 seconds later by 5 in rapid succession - needless to say, I got out of bed in a hurry. I should point out that no hunting takes place in this area.
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@LoriAMoore (10003)
• United States
12 Nov
Overnight the new discussions list gets flooded with posts from the other hemisphere.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
I'll stay awake one night and check it out.
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@LadyDuck (122184)
• Switzerland
12 Nov
Did you know about the gunshots? May be the police chasing someone?
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
I suppose I'll hear more about it later in the day.
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• Dallas, Texas
12 Nov
@Kandae11 , When I hear gunshots, I wait a while at least until sunrise. I go out and make sure the car and the house haven't been hit, but then again, the roof may have leaks from fallen bullets as a neighbor who used to run his own roofing business, came across bullets embedded into rooftops quite regularly in his years as a roofing contractor.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
@lookatdesktop Sounds like a war zone. No - it's not that bad here yet, this is the second time in about seven months.
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@marlina (62252)
• Canada
12 Nov
I wonder about those shots
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
It happened several months ago as well. I wrote about it then in a post titled "Rude Awakening". The next day there was a lot of helicopter activity in the area, and I learned that the police were after wanted gunmen.
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@andriaperry (33116)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Nov
What happened? I mean those gunshots.
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@amadeo (47940)
• United States
12 Nov
so you have these kind of action there?
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@amadeo (47940)
• United States
12 Nov
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@just4him (92154)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov
I hope no one was hurt or killed. It will be a dark Christmas for a lot of people this year. I know I haven't been here a lot this month, but I'm writing the NaNoWriMo 50K challenge. I hope there won't be anymore hurricanes this year.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
There have been a few late ones over the years - I hope that doesn't happen this year. I am still having trouble with my internet - so I am forced to post less.
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@just4him (92154)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov
@Kandae11 That's too bad. I hope it gets straightened out soon.
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@Ganma7 (2062)
13 Nov
Wow I hope you are safe
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@Kandae11 (27082)
13 Nov
Didn't sleep too well last night, but now it is morning , a brand new day - and I am still in one piece. Nothing was mentioned about it on the news - so I guess there were no fatalities.
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@Ganma7 (2062)
13 Nov
@Kandae11 good to hear
@shaggin (26869)
• United States
12 Nov
Gunshots are scary sounds. We have hunting areas around here so it’s more common to hear but still startles.The redirects on here have made it near impossible to be active here so maybe that is why it is less busy here.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
Less busy had started during the summer time and I thought things would change with the cold weather - or maybe it isn't cold enough yet.
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@shaggin (26869)
• United States
13 Nov
@Kandae11 I was less active during the summer as my kids and I were out all the time and I was tired and didnt feel like being on here.
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@DianneN (59527)
• United States
12 Nov
I've been ultra busy with life and packing boxes to ship to Florida. I never heard a gunshot in my life, thank goodness! Do you know what happened?
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
This is the second time for me - All the other times would be in movie shows.
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@DianneN (59527)
• United States
12 Nov
@Kandae11 I would freak out!!!!
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@responsiveme (14414)
• India
13 Nov
What were those shots about?
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@Kandae11 (27082)
13 Nov
Last night's news mentioned two shootings in another parish - about 100 miles away - but nothing was mentioned about those shots we heard.
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@acelawrites (10745)
• Philippines
13 Nov
What could the gunshots mean? I hope no one is hurt.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
13 Nov
I wish I could say that for a fact.
@1hopefulman (20332)
• Canada
12 Nov
Any idea what it was all about?
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@Kandae11 (27082)
13 Nov
Haven't heard anything more. I am hoping no criminals from other areas are hiding out in our peaceful town.
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@Madshadi (4803)
• Brussels, Belgium
12 Nov
I hope no one got hurt.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
13 Nov
I don't know, it was very frightening.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
So what do you think the gunshots were about? Have you heard any news about them? I hope it wasn't anything sinister.
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@FayeHazel (11791)
• United States
12 Nov
Im happy the storms passed around you
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
Even deadly Matthew missed us last year - by a fraction.
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@sjvg1976 (14608)
• Delhi, India
12 Nov
Even I noticed no one was starting a new discussion. So what was it? Who shot?
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@Kandae11 (27082)
12 Nov
If there is nothing in the local news tonight , I'll be in the dark about what it is about. Talking about dark, the last time this happened some months ago, I didn't feel very happy as night approached - never know who is lurking out there.
@bluesa (12837)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Nov
Oh no, that is very unsettling! Keep safe. Yes, many suffered by the hand of Mother nature this year. I am trying to be around more, but I am struggling to keep up here. Not sure why life seems busier for everyone lately @Kandae11 . Hopefully things settle a bit soon.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
15 Nov
Hopefully it might.
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@bluesa (12837)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
@ridingbet (37918)
• Philippines
14 Nov
stay safe. i hope if those shot are criminals, they are already captured by the police authorities.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
15 Nov
I do hope so too.
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@kepweng (6384)
13 Nov
why is thier a gunshot?? is thier a terrorist in your area??
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13 Nov
What a nice photo.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
13 Nov
Yes it is -- fun, sun, sea and sand.
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