Fire Force – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 19:15:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://coltsneckfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Fire Force – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ 32 32 10 Anime Characters Who Are Always Stressed Out https://coltsneckfair.com/10-anime-characters-who-are-always-stressed-out/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 19:14:11 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/10-anime-characters-who-are-always-stressed-out/ As a rule, animated worlds are extremely nerve-wracking and rife with conflict. Although some characters have found ways to find peace within themselves through life philosophies or meditation, others are constantly stressed about the current situation and what might happen in the future. RELATED: The 10 Most Brutal Bullies In One Piece This apprehension can […]]]>

As a rule, animated worlds are extremely nerve-wracking and rife with conflict. Although some characters have found ways to find peace within themselves through life philosophies or meditation, others are constantly stressed about the current situation and what might happen in the future.


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This apprehension can manifest itself in their actions, such as increased aggression or violent beatings. However, some can sometimes weaponize their stress to their advantage as motivation or in another form. The impact of stress on an anime character’s life cannot be overlooked as it influences their actions and the plot as a whole.

10/10 Michael Holes was an ineffective keeper

Baki

Michael Holes with his bodyguards

Michael Holes was the warden of the Arizona State Prison in Baki. Despite his confident and smirking demeanor, he was actually stressed out in most situations. Holes’ apprehension was understandable, however.

Between Olivia’s immense strength and Baki’s determination to challenge him, he struggled for his credibility with the inmates in his charge. When Baki kidnapped Holes and forced the other jailers out, the warden knew it meant the end of his reputation and maybe even his career.

9/10 Azula constantly sought Ozai’s approval.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Azula looks creepy in Avatar The Last Airbender

Azula never had a moment of peace Avatar. Relying entirely on her father’s doctrine, she viciously hunted Aang across the nations in hopes of proving himself. As Azula constantly mocked and took advantage of Zuko’s inefficiency, she had to succeed where he had failed.

Azula’s stress became evident at a beach party. Misfits and clearly unable to mingle with her peers, she burned down an entire house in a fit of rage. After Ozai told her to stay while conquering the Earth Kingdom, Azula cut her hair in a fit of wild rage.

8/10 Kurapika never lets go of the past

Hunter X Hunter

Kurapika's scarlet eyes shine

Kurapika’s story was the most tragic of Hunter X Hunter. He survived the traumatic extinction of the Kurta clan and swore to avenge them. To that end, he became a hunter, learned Nen, and even kidnapped Chrollo personally.

Although Gon convinced Kurapika not to kill him, he found little solace in forcing the Troupe to disperse. Kurapika continued to live with his past, never being able to escape its shadow or the stress it induced. He never visited Gon when the youngster was hospitalized, hinting that he might regret taking his advice.

7/10 Neito constantly compared himself to Class 1-A

my hero academia

Anime My Hero Academia Neito Monoma Copy Quirk Harden

Neito facilitated the rivalry between Classes 1-A and 1-B by My hero academia. His inferiority complex constantly causes him to compare the two, which makes him appear unstable to the whole school. Neito’s stress was due to the impossible standards he had set for himself.

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Since Class 1-A included the most promising heroes who have faced mortal villains before, he should never have lingered to be weaker than them. If he hadn’t, he could have devoted more energy to his own improvement.

6/10 Shinra struggled with his past and his nature

fire force

Fire Force - Smiling Shinra Kusakabe

Shinra Kusakabe had more to stress about than most fire force characters. Forced to endure the death of his mother and the disappearance of his brother, others grew suspicious of him. This made joining Company Eight more difficult even though he had noble intentions.

Additionally, Shinra has been identified as a pillar necessary for the awakening of the evangelist. As a result, he was targeted by many White-Clad members. Shinra responded to the stress by reflexively smiling, which gave others the impression that he didn’t care how much danger he was in.

5/10 Eren refused to stop fighting

The attack of the Titans

Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan.

Eren’s philosophy of “never stop fighting” was a rallying cry and main theme for the characters in The attack of the Titans. However, he practiced it so religiously that he could never escape stress or his own demons. In many cases, Eren was raging because of the tension he contained with himself.

This was seen in the second battle for Shigashina when trying to revive Armin. He was shown to be equally reckless when he asked Historia to eat him to justice for his father’s crimes. At the end of the Rumbling, Eren had a complete breakdown in the Paths.

4/10 Ghiaccio sweated the little things

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

GHIACCIO golden wind

out of it all JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure characters, Ghiaccio carried the most stress. He constantly immersed himself in tirades about pedantic issues that ultimately didn’t matter. Most members of La Squadra ignored these episodes as they had come to tolerate them as part of his personality.

Ghiaccio was also greatly offended when the heroes attempted to attack him despite their roles as explicit enemies. His hypervigilance and willingness to go overboard suggested how nervous and stressed the villain was. Ironically, Ghiaccio was also overconfident in White Album’s protective abilities, which led to his downfall.

3/10 Nnoitra’s envy made him bitter

Bleach

Nnoitra licks her hand in Bleach

Nnoitra was the most envious character in Bleach. It allowed him to define his personality, which turned him against his own allies. For example, he betrayed Nelliel because he wanted her rank and felt she didn’t deserve it.

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During the shinigami’s invasion of Espada territory, Nnoitra was also jealous of Kenpachi Zaraki’s strength. To this end, he refused to accept defeat and even goaded his opponent into killing him. Nnoitra’s constant inferiority complex resulted in an extremely stressful and unfulfilling life where he died never finding peace.

2/10 Usopp didn’t take the danger as well as the other Straw Hats

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Usopp shocked and scared as he crosses the Skypiea Waterfall - One Piece

Although Usopp shared the Straw Hats’ sense of adventure, he ranked among the most temperamental characters in A play. Whenever the crew faced even distant danger, Usopp was the quickest to advise them to change course in order to avoid a calamity.

To Usopp’s credit, there were many points where everyone should have died, such as the fight in the Sabaody Archipelago and against the forces of Onigashima. Either way, Usopp hopes to ease his stress by becoming a brave sea warrior.

1/10 Stress only makes Re-Destro stronger

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Re-Destro from My Hero Academia.

As a high profile businessman and aspiring criminal, my hero academia‘s Re-Destro had many reasons to be highlighted. This directly played into his strength because of his Quirk. Re-Destro could harness his apprehension, converting it directly into power.

At 150% Stress, Re-Destro easily pushed Shigaraki over his limit, forcing him to awaken his “Decay” ability in order to prevail. Although stress could make Re-Destro unstable, he was more than willing to pay the price to become one of the most dangerous threats in the antagonists arsenal.

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Hundreds call for help as wild winds batter south-east Australia https://coltsneckfair.com/hundreds-call-for-help-as-wild-winds-batter-south-east-australia/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:13:27 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/hundreds-call-for-help-as-wild-winds-batter-south-east-australia/ Australia’s wild weather continues, pounding much of the south-east of the country with gale-force winds, as mountains face a blanket of snow in November and fresh flood warnings hit rivers. Hundreds of Sydneysiders have called for help as high winds pound the city, along with much of the NSW coast, the ACT, most of Victoria […]]]>

Australia’s wild weather continues, pounding much of the south-east of the country with gale-force winds, as mountains face a blanket of snow in November and fresh flood warnings hit rivers.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders have called for help as high winds pound the city, along with much of the NSW coast, the ACT, most of Victoria and eastern parts of South Australia.

In New South Wales, Thredbo recorded gusts of 102 km/h, while Albion Park reached 81 km/h and Fort Denison in Sydney Harbor recorded gusts of 78 km/h, according to the Bureau. of Meteorology.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders have called for help as high winds pound the city, along with much of the NSW coast, the ACT, most of Victoria and eastern parts of South Australia. (New)

Colac in Victoria recorded gusts of 100km/h, including 98km/h felt at Essendon Airport in Melbourne.

Over the past day, the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has received more than 270 calls for help related to the storm, with at least 150 requests involving downed trees.

Others involved roof damage as far south as the Illawarra.

NSW SES Assistant Commissioner Sean Kearns told people to secure or move objects that could be blown away by the wind, such as trampolines, and to beware of cars parked under trees.

“Residents can prepare for winds by removing tree limbs from above buildings and making sure the roof is in good condition,” he said.

Yesterday roofs of houses were blown off, trees tossed across roads and power lines downed after winds of up to 100km/h battered large parts of NSW and Victoria.

In New South Wales and Victoria, gusts of over 100 km/h were forecast. (Provided)

In New South Wales, warnings remain in place for the forecast districts of Metropolitan, Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Central Tablelands, Riverina, Hunter and Central West Slopes and Plains.

In the mid-west of the state, crews are still helping in flood-affected areas.

The Lachlan River in Condobolin peaked at a near-record high of 7.59 meters on Sunday, just below the expected 7.8 meters.

International helpers from New Zealand remain at the incident control center in Parkes, while flood rescue operators from Singapore are helping in Deniliquin and communities along the Lachlan River.

Today, Kearns said there were 102 warnings statewide, including 12 flood-related emergency warnings.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders have called for help as strong winds batter the city.
Strong winds hit Sydney CBD. (Nikki Short)

“Over 1,000 damage assessments were undertaken at Forbes, with more than half sustaining some level of damage,” he said.

Two flood rescues have been completed in the past 24 hours.

In Perisher, in the snow-capped mountains of New South Wales, 17 centimeters of snow fell overnight, just days away from summer.

The cover comes a few days before the first day of summer. (Provided)
Perisher staff say the snow is a “pleasant surprise”. (Provided)

“As we wake up on Monday, November 21, we are pleasantly surprised to see 17cm of fresh snow covering our resort,” a Perisher spokesperson said.

“We are only 10 days away from summer and we are experiencing sub-zero temperatures and snow.”

In Victoria, wind warnings extend to residents of Central, East Gippsland, South West, North Country, North Central, North East, West and South Gippsland, Wimmera and parts of the Mallee forecast districts.

“Damaging westerly to southwesterly winds averaging 50km/h to 70km/h with peak gusts up to 110km/h are likely along much of the central and southern districts. Gippsland today, including Melbourne,” the office said.

People living in affected areas have been asked to secure loose items. (Provided)

People living in affected areas have been urged to secure loose items outside their homes, avoid parking under trees and stay tuned for weather updates.

Flooding continues in the north of the state.

Incredible aerial footage shows extent of Condobolin flooding

Emergency in South Australia

Meanwhile, more than 800 people in South Australia were left without power this morning after storms hit the state.

The number of outages peaked at around 13,000 over the weekend after gusts of wind averaging 80km/h knocked down power poles and damaged other infrastructure.

Outages should be restored by the end of the day.

The looming flood crisis is compounded by a dangerous combination of conditions across the state, including huge gusts of wind.

Brisbane residents hit a high of 34 degrees today.

The scorching conditions will persist across the upstate for the next few days, prompting the office to issue a heat wave warning.

“High temperatures in the mid-30s of around 40 degrees and low temperatures in the mid-20s are expected in northern Queensland for much of next week,” the office said.

“Heat conditions (will continue) to increase at the start of the week, easing next weekend.”

The sweltering conditions, mixed with extreme winds, saw Queensland Fire and Emergency Services also issue an extreme fire danger warning for all of Brisbane, the South East and part of the Coast region north.

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Palestinians: Israeli forces kill a woman during a raid in the West Bank https://coltsneckfair.com/palestinians-israeli-forces-kill-a-woman-during-a-raid-in-the-west-bank/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:08:23 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/palestinians-israeli-forces-kill-a-woman-during-a-raid-in-the-west-bank/ Comment this story Comment TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman during a raid in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday. The Israeli army said soldiers opened fire on a vehicle speeding towards them after signaling that it should stop, adding that the incident was under […]]]>

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TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman during a raid in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday.

The Israeli army said soldiers opened fire on a vehicle speeding towards them after signaling that it should stop, adding that the incident was under investigation.

The identity of the woman was unclear, according to the Palestinian Civil Affairs Authority, which liaises with Israel on such incidents.

The Palestinian Health Ministry initially identified her as 19-year-old Sanaa al-Tal. But the Civil Affairs Authority later said that was incorrect and they were still seeking details of his identity. The incident happened in the town of Beitunia, where the military said troops were arresting.

Palestinians and rights groups accuse Israeli soldiers of using excessive force against Palestinians, without being held accountable. The military says it faces complex and life-threatening scenarios.

In a separate incident, Israeli police said a soldier shot an Israeli in the town of Ra’anana, north of Tel Aviv. Police said the soldier suspected the man was about to carry out an attack. Israeli media said the man was later pronounced dead.

Israeli-Palestinian tensions have been high for months, with the Israeli military carrying out nighttime raids in the West Bank since the spring, when a series of attacks on Israelis killed 19 people.

More than 130 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this year, making 2022 the deadliest since 2006. The Israeli military says most of the Palestinians killed were militants. But young stone throwers protesting the incursions and others not involved in the clashes were also killed.

The military raids have prompted a series of Palestinian shooting attacks, killing at least four more Israelis in recent weeks.

Israel says the raids are intended to dismantle militant networks and thwart future attacks. The Palestinians say the raids are meant to cement Israel’s 55-year indefinite occupation of the land they want for the state they hope for.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East War, along with the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. The Palestinians seek the three territories for their future independent state.

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The 10 Worst Anime Jobbers, Ranked https://coltsneckfair.com/the-10-worst-anime-jobbers-ranked/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 23:00:20 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/the-10-worst-anime-jobbers-ranked/ The term “jobber” was first created to define a certain type of character in professional wrestling. Although presented as tough, they suffered a series of grueling defeats that reduced much of their credibility in order to make the others better by comparison. RELATED: Blackbeard’s Top 10 Potential Strategies For Finding The One Piece Recently, many […]]]>

The term “jobber” was first created to define a certain type of character in professional wrestling. Although presented as tough, they suffered a series of grueling defeats that reduced much of their credibility in order to make the others better by comparison.


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Recently, many anime fandoms have also embraced the idea of ​​portraying several disappointing heroes and villains. Although they are alleged with great power, their repeated failures make it difficult to take them as seriously as the narrative wishes the audience to believe. By the end of their respective animated series, these characters were little more than a bad joke.

10/10 Iron Michael didn’t live up to his reputation

Baki

Baki's Iron Michael.

Iron Michael was considered a great fighter in the Baki series. The titular protagonist treated him with such respect that he was his “phantom boxing partner” at the start of the arc.

However, when Baki arrived at Arizona State Prison and found Michael there, the man was less than remarkable. He immediately rejected his own strength in favor of Biscuit Oliva’s and then needed saving from the Mouth. Michael may be strong compared to an ordinary person, although he is nowhere near the level of Baki or his enemies.

9/10 Hol Horse was not the seasoned mercenary he carried himself as

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Hol Horse in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Hol Horse was perhaps one of the coolest villains in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, although it did not live up to expectations. Despite his “Emperor” Stand’s ability to track and hit targets, he always found himself on the losing side of a fight, no matter how prepared he was.

Hol Horse’s first attempt to attack the Crusaders alongside J. Geil was a disaster. He lost his partner and almost his life. The ensuing adventure with Boingo wasn’t much better, as he was hospitalized on his own.

8/10 Motoyasu was a disappointment of a hero

The Rise of the Shield Hero

Motoyasu from The Rising of the Shield Hero.

Motoyasu was the Spear Hero in The Rise of the Shield Hero. Despite traveling with Malty and the benefits that came with it, he failed to defeat Naofumi on his own merits. Instead, he needed an unfair advantage to swing the battle in his favor.

Worse still, Motoyasu was one of the least productive heroes when he repelled the Pope’s treacherous attack. Between his powerful innate ability and his immense privileges, one might have expected him to do better than he did.

7/10 Zuko was never a credible threat to the team avatar

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Whether as a hero or a villain, Zuko has never been a credible threat in Avatar: The Last Airbender. He constantly let Aang slip through his fingers, failing so much that Ozai sent Azula to replace him.

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As a hero, Zuko didn’t fare much better. Although enhanced by Sozin’s Comet, he failed to capture his father or defeat Azula in battle. To make matters worse, he couldn’t even defeat Combustion Man even though he hired him to attack Aang in the first place.

6/10 The Assault Wasn’t The White-Clad’s Best Soldier

fire force

Fire Force Assault.

Given the White-Clad’s recent defeats in fire force, they needed an expert assassin to even the odds. Amid their desperation, they called in Assault to downsize Company Eight and make it easier to defeat.

Despite starting out as a hardened killer, Assault was overwhelmed by Tamaki’s appeal. He couldn’t stand her beauty so much that he suffered from nosebleeds and anxiety. No lineup was able to fix this, ultimately making Assault an irrelevant villain used as a prop for fanservice.

5/10 Rex Raptor Was A Fail Of A Duelist

Yu Gi Oh!

Joey vs. Rex Raptor in Yu-Gi-Oh!  Duelist Kingdom.

Rex Raptor was the finalist to become a Duel Monsters champion. This presaged him as one of the greatest threats to Yu-Gi-Oh’s Arc Duelist Kingdom and an opponent to be treated with great caution.

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However, Raptor has never hindered the heroes as significantly as Weevil and his destruction of Exodia. Additionally, he was bested by Joey in the middle of the arc, a young man who had only recently learned the card game. Raptor’s losing streak made him look like a joke with no credibility or measurable playing ability.

4/10 Kurogiri was defeated every time he appeared

my hero academia

Kurogiri in My Hero Academia.

Kurogiri was the first smart nomu featured in my hero academia. As useful as his Warp Gate may have been, he failed and was defeated in virtually every mission undertaken by the League of Villains.

Kurogiri failed to stop Iida from warning the pros, was overpowered almost immediately by Kamui Woods, and was even captured by Gran Torino despite Gigantomachia’s unexpected debut. In the end, Kurogiri’s utter incompetence is fortunate as it will make it harder for the villains to escape.

3/10 The fourth Raikage underperformed against opponents at his level

naruto

Naruto's Fourth Raikage.

The Fourth Raikage was treated as Naruto’s Toughest and most indomitable Kage. As the leader of the Allied Shinobi Forces and champion of previous ninja wars, one would expect him to be difficult to face.

However, the Raikage was humiliated almost every time he appeared. Whether he was outmaneuvered by Minato, lost to Tsunade in an arm wrestle, or even failed to cause Sasuke any significant damage, the Raikage was never able to sustain his significantly belligerent attitude. He may have been strong compared to other shinobi, even though he was a joke among the Kage.

2/10 Reiner should never have become a warrior

The attack of the Titans

Reiner survives another death in Attack On Titan.

Technically, Reiner should never have been transformed into a Warrior in The attack of the Titans. He only became one on the recommendation of Marcel, who did not want his brother to be fed into the war effort.

Throughout the Paradis campaign, Reiner repeatedly proved his inadequacy. He lost to Eren even before the young man discovered the hardening and failed even more decisively with each subsequent encounter. Worse still, Reiner was beaten by novice scouts like Jean and Connie in the second battle for Shiganshina because they used thunder spears.

1/10 Big Mom belittled what it meant to be emperor

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Charlotte Linlin - better known as Big Mom - wielding the powers of the Soul-Soul Fruit in One Piece.

When he debuted, Big Mom was an indestructible bully that even made Gol D. Roger think. Although she remained powerful, everything else about her suggested she was unworthy of being a A play emperor.

For example, the Straw Hats outwitted Big Mom on her own turf, beat many of her children to the brink of death, and escaped without consequence. Although Big Mom gave chase, King threw her into a whirlwind and gave her amnesia. She was then used to attack Udon, only to be knocked out again by Queen. In the end, Big Mom lost to two secondary characters, regardless of the rivalry she developed with Luffy.

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A man killed a neighbor in Glasgow after deliberately setting fire to Pollokshields’ flat in order to force him to move https://coltsneckfair.com/a-man-killed-a-neighbor-in-glasgow-after-deliberately-setting-fire-to-pollokshields-flat-in-order-to-force-him-to-move/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:19:27 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/a-man-killed-a-neighbor-in-glasgow-after-deliberately-setting-fire-to-pollokshields-flat-in-order-to-force-him-to-move/ A tenant who set his flat on fire hoping to move out has been jailed for ten years after killing a neighbour. Junaid Saddiqui set fire to the paper in the living room of his house at Lincluden Path in the Pollokshields area of ​​Glasgow, but it spiraled out of control and claimed the life […]]]>

A tenant who set his flat on fire hoping to move out has been jailed for ten years after killing a neighbour.

Junaid Saddiqui set fire to the paper in the living room of his house at Lincluden Path in the Pollokshields area of ​​Glasgow, but it spiraled out of control and claimed the life of Rahul Thakur, who died after being overcome by smoke.

Saddiqui, 55, was tried earlier charged with the murder of his victim following the fire on June 1 last year, but was found guilty of the lesser crime of culpable homicide.

A judge told Saddiqui that his motivation for committing the crime was “entirely selfish”. Lord Mulholland said: “This has been done to expedite your application for sheltered accommodation.”

The judge pointed out that after lighting the fire and seeing that it was burning out of control, the firelighter left the building and went to a local store to buy cigarettes.

Lord Mulholland said tragically his next-door neighbor had died and families driven from their homes had to be rehoused, costing a housing association £200,000. The judge said it would cost “millions” to carry out reconstruction work.

He told Saddiqui outside the High Court in Edinburgh: “I regard this homicide as very serious.”

He said the killer would have been sentenced to 15 years in prison had it not been for his offer to plead the offense of culpable homicide at an early stage before his subsequent trial.

After the fire started, the smoke spread to other apartments in the building and to an adjacent building and the fire caused extensive damage and endangered the lives of the occupants. Fifteen families were driven from their homes.

Saddiqui told the court that his plan to start a “little fire” in hopes of being moved to a sheltered housing complex was a “ridiculous idea”.

He said: “I thought I was going to start a little fire – it would cause a bit of damage and I would move faster.”

The former airline worker had lived in the top-floor apartment for three years but claimed he asked a housing association to move out.

He claimed that he wanted to let a wad of paper burn in the living room for a bit before putting it out. He said he grew unexpectedly quickly and decided to escape.

Saddiqui went to a local store and did not call the emergency services as he was now in “a bit of trouble”.

He told a paramedic that he cooked earlier and went to the store. He told his trial he was “really upset” that he caused the death of a good neighbor.

Defense attorney Ronnie Renucci KC said: ‘He is fully aware that his actions caused the death of another and someone he knew and loved. He deeply regrets his actions.”

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Biden rallies resistance and urges Americans not to base their votes on inflation and other trivial concerns https://coltsneckfair.com/biden-rallies-resistance-and-urges-americans-not-to-base-their-votes-on-inflation-and-other-trivial-concerns/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 01:25:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/biden-rallies-resistance-and-urges-americans-not-to-base-their-votes-on-inflation-and-other-trivial-concerns/ President Joe Biden delivered an unusual speech Wednesday night, urging Americans who don’t support his policies to vote for Democratic candidates anyway to save democracy from “extreme MAGA Republicans” and other “dark forces” threatening to destroy the country. “We have to vote knowing what’s at stake and not just the politics of the day,” Biden […]]]>

President Joe Biden delivered an unusual speech Wednesday night, urging Americans who don’t support his policies to vote for Democratic candidates anyway to save democracy from “extreme MAGA Republicans” and other “dark forces” threatening to destroy the country.

“We have to vote knowing what’s at stake and not just the politics of the day,” Biden said at Union Station in Washington, DC, the former site of a huge homeless encampment. “In our bones, we know that democracy is in danger.”

The president has called the upcoming midterm elections a “struggle for the very soul of America,” implicitly berating voters who may be inclined to back Republicans because they worry about the rising cost of life due to runaway inflation under Biden’s watch.

Americans shouldn’t base their votes on petty personal concerns, the president said, because this was a “watershed moment” for the country that demanded that “all Americans, regardless of party,” speak of a “unified voice” in favor of the Democrats. “This is no ordinary year,” he said. “So, I ask you to think long and hard about the moment we find ourselves. »

Biden, 79, began the speech by making a direct connection between the storming of the Capitol building on Jan. 6 and last week’s attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband (D., California), who was bludgeoned with a hammer by a deranged nudist in San Fransisco. “We don’t settle our differences in America with a riot, a mob, a bullet or a hammer, we settle them peacefully [sic] at the battle block [sic]– ballot box,” the president explained.

Both events were “the aftermath of lies” peddled by the “defeated former president” and his allies who constitute the “extreme MAGA element of the Republican Party”, which Biden described as a “minority” but also the “driving force from the GOP.

Questioning the legitimacy of an election was simply “un-American,” said Biden, who warned earlier this year that the 2022 election “would easily be illegitimate” unless Congress approved a proposed radical electoral reform law. (The legislation did not pass.) He went on to tout “record turnout” across the country, which has complicated Democratic efforts to accuse Republicans of voter suppression.

The speech, which would have been co-authored by renowned historian Jon Meacham, was peppered with clichés that probably won’t resonate with the average voter, but might inspire the handful of #Resistance crackpots to tweet passionately: “Democracies are more than a form of government, they are a means of being.” “We must vote knowing who we have been, what we risk becoming.” “It’s not about me. It’s about all of us. It’s about what makes America, America.”

When the president’s speech was announced on Tuesday, it was widely seen as a last-ditch effort to save the Democratic Party from a landslide defeat at the polls. Reports say Biden was motivated to deliver the speech in response to polling data that suggests Republicans are likely to regain control of the House and possibly the Senate as well. He was also concerned that a number of so-called election deniers — including some whom Democrats actively supported in primary elections earlier this year — were on course to win. Once the speech was over, the purpose was less clear.

Those who watched the roughly 30-minute speech could have saved time by watching Joy Reid’s MSNBC interview with failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the night before. “I think with all the noise we’ve had this election season, I don’t think people are really able to understand [the threat Republicans pose to democracy]”Clinton said. “But more importantly, I’m not sure they really understand the threats to their way of life.”

This is the most inspiring closing message Democrats can muster at this point. That’s also what they’ve been saying non-stop for nearly two years. And when they lose, after the h20as hysteria subsides, they will inevitably lament that they failed to communicate their message effectively.

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Fire Force Manga Artist Atsushi Ohkubo Hints He’s Reconsidering Retirement https://coltsneckfair.com/fire-force-manga-artist-atsushi-ohkubo-hints-hes-reconsidering-retirement/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 03:12:31 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/fire-force-manga-artist-atsushi-ohkubo-hints-hes-reconsidering-retirement/ Mangaka Atsushi Ohkubo, the creative mind behind beloved series like fire force and soul eater, can come back from retirement to create more imaginative stories. According to the Manga Morgura RE Twitter, Ohkubo hinted at his potential return while answering questions from the Lucca Games Convention in Italy. Many manga fans have expressed excitement over […]]]>

Mangaka Atsushi Ohkubo, the creative mind behind beloved series like fire force and soul eater, can come back from retirement to create more imaginative stories.


According to the Manga Morgura RE Twitter, Ohkubo hinted at his potential return while answering questions from the Lucca Games Convention in Italy. Many manga fans have expressed excitement over the possibility, with one describing it as a “Miyazaki moment”. This is a reference to iconic filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, who has come out of retirement several times over the years.

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The soul eater The manga appeared in Square Enix’s Monthly Shōnen Gangan from May 2004 to 2013, telling its story through 25 volumes of content. The narrative follows the students of Death Weapon Meister Academy; these students transform into various weapons or wield their classmates. Working together, the partners track down and eliminate evil souls and witches.


Atsushi Ohkubo’s Popularity Grows

Upon release, soul eater quickly garnered a large following of avid fans, making the series a staple of the shōnen genre during its original run. In 2008, for example, it was the 7th best-selling manga with over three million copies sold. In 2019, more than 19 million copies are in circulation worldwide. Due to this popularity, studio Bones (my hero academia) developed an anime adaptation of soul eater, originally aired from April 2008 to March 2009. Directed by Takuya Igarashi (Bungo Stray Dogs), it stars Kōki Uchiyama (Jujutsu Kaisen) as the main character and Chiaki Omigawa (Mob Psycho 100) as Maka Albarn.

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from Ohkubo fire force The manga debuted in Kodansha’s weekly Shōnen magazine in September 2015, with the final chapter appearing in February 2022. The story follows Shinra Kusakabe, a young man with pyrokinetic powers, who joins a special group of firefighters. Together they use their abilities and skills to fight and eradicate the Infernals. The series has inspired multiple adaptations, including three plays and an upcoming video game.

The animated adaptation by David Production (Cells in action!) premiered in July 2019, and a third season has been confirmed. Directed by Yuki Yase (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and Tatsuma Minamikawa (Sort/Extra Last Encore), fire force stars Gakuto Kajiwara (Tribe Nine) like Shinra. Other voice cast members include Aoi Yūki (Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia-), Ayaka Asai (This time I got reincarnated as a Slime) and Daisuke Sakaguchi (Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea).

Both soul eater and fire force are available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Source: Twitter

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23 WG assesses Avon Park after Hurricane Ian > Air Combat Command > News https://coltsneckfair.com/23-wg-assesses-avon-park-after-hurricane-ian-air-combat-command-news/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:02:11 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/23-wg-assesses-avon-park-after-hurricane-ian-air-combat-command-news/ Using the HH-60W Jolly Green II aircraft from the 41st Rescue Squadron, the 23rd Wing conducted an aerial survey to assess damage to facilities and flooded areas over an area of ​​106,000 acres. Additionally, they determined the range’s accessibility for future training exercises and identified areas for improvement to help prevent damage in future natural […]]]>
Using the HH-60W Jolly Green II aircraft from the 41st Rescue Squadron, the 23rd Wing conducted an aerial survey to assess damage to facilities and flooded areas over an area of ​​106,000 acres. Additionally, they determined the range’s accessibility for future training exercises and identified areas for improvement to help prevent damage in future natural disasters.

“Avon Park Air Force Range experienced minor water and wind damage to several buildings in our complex,” said Lt. Col. Michael Ryan, 598th Range Squadron (RANS) commander. “We have work to do to repair the roads that have been washed away. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, we were able to resume our activities even before the full reopening of the base. We have lost zero mission capability and will continue to provide combat capability to the fighter. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Ian.

During the visit, the leaders met with members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Interagency Hotshot Aircrew Flathead, who used Moody AFB’s Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) as a staging area to support an area of ​​South Florida impacted by a disaster.

“Avon Park was a perfect location to organize and execute the temporary emergency supply mission,” said USACE Honolulu District Military Liaison Officer Chief Warrant Officer 2 Maksym Zymin. “With plenty of room for generators and material handling equipment, we had the ability to establish the generator storage base with the ability to expand the operation when needed.”

Per Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines, Flathead Hotshots provided pavement clearance capabilities for downed trees and debris while USACE provided power to various facilities, including hospitals, shelters, police and fire stations, etc.

“Avon Park has the infrastructure to assist federal, state, local and civilian entities in conducting disaster relief operations in central and south Florida,” said Col. Russ Cook, commanding officer of the 23rd Wing. “As a result, Avon Park was able to provide the space necessary to organize personnel and support equipment, especially emergency power generation, close to the needs of South Florida residents after the hurricane. Ian. 23 Wing is proud of the support we have provided and will always be ready in the future if needed.

Besides Avon Park’s infrastructural support when needed, the range is primarily used to conduct large-scale exercises. It is Air Combat Command’s largest air-to-ground and ground-to-ground training facility east of the Mississippi River and is home to the 598th RANS, an GSU of the 23rd Fighter Group.

According to Cook, Avon Park is an ideal site for training Agile Combat Employment, the wing framework for conducting lead wing operations.

The 23rd Wing will continue to preserve the Avon Park Air Force Range and its lasting impact on the Wing’s mission and, if necessary, its disaster relief support.

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Forgotten U-2 pilots helped end the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago https://coltsneckfair.com/forgotten-u-2-pilots-helped-end-the-cuban-missile-crisis-60-years-ago/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 11:13:33 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/forgotten-u-2-pilots-helped-end-the-cuban-missile-crisis-60-years-ago/ Comment this story Comment Gerald McIlmoyle had an incredible view of the world and no time to take advantage of it. Some 21 kilometers below him, the green island of Cuba stands out against the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, but he remains focused on his perilous mission. It was October 25, 1962, and […]]]>

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Gerald McIlmoyle had an incredible view of the world and no time to take advantage of it. Some 21 kilometers below him, the green island of Cuba stands out against the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, but he remains focused on his perilous mission.

It was October 25, 1962, and the US Air Force captain was flying a U-2 spy plane to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere, snapping high-resolution images of nuclear missile sites on the island nation about 100 miles from Florida. The world was tilting towards total destruction as tensions escalated between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago this week.

As McIlmoyle was taking pictures, a flash of light caught his eye. The Soviet and Cuban military had launched a pair of surface-to-air missiles. Fortunately, a course correction he had made moments earlier had caused his missile plane to miss.

The Cold War had suddenly heated up, and American U-2 pilots were on the front lines of a dangerous tightrope game between two heavily armed superpowers. Their bravery gave US President John F. Kennedy the proof he needed to take on Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and find a way to avert a nuclear nightmare.

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“These men risked their lives in an effort to save humanity, and I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that,” said Casey Sherman, co-author of the 2018 book Above & Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America’s Most Dangerous”. Cold war spy mission. “During those 13 days in October 1962, we came closest to the history of thermonuclear warfare.”

The Cuban Missile Crisis began on October 14, when Major Steve Heyser took the first snapshots of the missile sites, triggering a series of missions by 11 U-2 pilots to find out exactly what was happening on the ground in Cuba. . Largely forgotten today, their actions likely prevented a nuclear war. One of these spy plane pilots would make the ultimate sacrifice for his country, while another narrowly escaped being shot down by Soviet planes.

“These pilots were completely unarmed,” Sherman said. “They were flying in defenseless planes. Even though they were 13 miles high, they were still susceptible to airstrikes from the ground, which ultimately resulted in the death of one of the pilots. Nobody remembers there was a KIA [killed in action] during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The only victim of enemy fire during this tumultuous two-week period was Major Rudy Anderson. The Air Force pilot, who jumped at every opportunity to fly U-2 missions over Cuba, was not scheduled to be airborne on October 27, 1962. In fact, no one ‘was. However, military planners changed their minds at the last minute and Anderson volunteered.

The veteran pilot was used to dangerous missions. Anderson had earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses for reconnaissance flights over North Korea in 1953. He joined the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing in 1957 and quickly became the top U-2 pilot, with over 1,000 hours flight.

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On that fateful day, Anderson boarded his spy plane and took off for Cuba. The Lockheed U-2, still in use today, first entered service in 1955. Although equipped with sophisticated technology, the aircraft itself is simply built – primarily an airframe and engine. Its main purpose is to take pictures of objects on Earth from the far reaches of space. It has no armor or weapon.

“You can’t even fire back in a U-2,” said Mike Tougias, who co-wrote “Above & Beyond” with Sherman. “You’re basically a sitting duck.”

Flying the U-2 at such high altitudes required a pressure suit and helmet similar to those worn by astronauts in the Mercury space program. They protected the pilots from the thin air and cold temperatures 72,000 feet above the ground, but not from the weapons fired at them.

As Anderson ascended into the stratosphere, Soviet and Cuban troops launched two surface-to-air missiles. Both exploded too far to cause serious damage to the aircraft. However, a tiny shrapnel pierced the jet’s fuselage and penetrated Anderson’s suit, causing it to depressurize. He probably lost consciousness almost immediately and died within seconds. His unmanned aircraft then spun out of control and fell 13 miles to Earth, crashing near the Cuban village of Veguitas.

“It didn’t take long to bring down a U-2,” Tougias said. “There are photos of the fuselage on the ground with the cockpit intact. I remember McIlmoyle telling me, “All it takes is a little shrapnel and the U-2 will spiral down like a leaf from a tree.” ”

Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union escalated further during another U-2 mission which occurred around the time Anderson was shot down. Thousands of miles away, Captain Chuck Maultsby was flying a spy plane over Alaska toward the North Pole to take radiation measurements from Soviet nuclear tests on an island off Siberia.

Unknowingly, the Air Force pilot had of course drifted, his compass rendered useless by the magnetic north pole and interference from an active display of aurora borealis. By the time he discovered his mistake, he was being pursued by six Soviet MiG interceptor aircraft.

He flew as high as he could – higher than the Soviet jets could reach – but he was low on fuel, so he attempted to return safely. Meanwhile, the US Strategic Air Command has launched F-102 fighter jets armed with tactical nuclear missiles. If these American pilots fire on enemy planes, it could trigger the war the two superpowers were trying to avoid in the Caribbean.

Fortunately, Maultsby was able to avoid the Soviets and land safely at an isolated airstrip in Alaska.

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Shortly after these events, the world moved away from the precipice of nuclear war. Kennedy and Khrushchev – fearing that an event like the downing of a spy plane could escalate into a fire – brokered a deal to end the crisis. The Soviets agreed to remove the nuclear missiles from Cuba; the Americans then dismantled similar sites in Turkey.

About a week after the crisis cooled, McIlmoyle shook Kennedy’s hand when the president met with the U-2 pilots to recognize their heroic efforts. “I can’t thank you men enough for bringing back these photos that allowed me to peacefully end this crisis,” he told McIlmoyle, who died last year.

Anderson was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross – the first airman to receive this award for heroism in military operations against an armed enemy.

Today, Anderson is remembered with a small plaque at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. There are no other memorials or statues honoring the men who flew U-2 missions with the future of mankind on their wings.

“The heroism of U-2 pilots has been lost to history,” Sherman said. “They should be recognized and honored for what they have done. These men were heroes. Rudy Anderson’s name should be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but people don’t remember him.

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Chad Pro-democracy protesters loot and burn Prime Minister’s office https://coltsneckfair.com/chad-pro-democracy-protesters-loot-and-burn-prime-ministers-office/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 08:57:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/chad-pro-democracy-protesters-loot-and-burn-prime-ministers-office/ N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters ransacked and set fire to the party headquarters of Chad’s new Prime Minister Saleh Kebzabo on Thursday as security forces dispersed demonstrations calling for a faster transition to democratic rule. The vast military-ruled Central African nation has been on edge since the sudden death in April 2021 of President Idriss […]]]>

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters ransacked and set fire to the party headquarters of Chad’s new Prime Minister Saleh Kebzabo on Thursday as security forces dispersed demonstrations calling for a faster transition to democratic rule.

The vast military-ruled Central African nation has been on edge since the sudden death in April 2021 of President Idriss Deby, who ruled with an iron fist for three decades. Deby was killed while visiting troops fighting the rebels.

There has been resistance to a transitional military council led by Deby’s son, which took power after the president’s death and pushed back elections to October 2024.

Kebzabo, president of the National Union for Democracy and Renewal (UNDR) party, was appointed prime minister last week after the resignation of his predecessor, Albert Pahimi Padacke.

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A new government of national unity was formed on Friday to rule Chad for the next two years until elections. But critics are demanding a quicker return to democracy and a change of government after Deby’s long rule.

Protesters used burning tires to block roads in the capital N’Djamena early Thursday, defying a government ban on protests.

“Our headquarters was ransacked and then set on fire this morning,” UNDR vice-president Celestin Topona told Reuters by telephone.

Padacke’s party headquarters was also attacked and set on fire, spokesman Abbakar Sidick said.

Several protesters were injured as police used force and tear gas to break up citywide gatherings of around 100 people each.

Some protesters and social media posts said live ammunition was fired, but Reuters could not independently verify that claim.

A local journalist was shot and died of his injuries hours later, his brother said.

The government did not respond to a request for comment.

Security forces suppressed several demonstrations by civil society and the opposition denouncing the military coup and France’s support for the transitional government, sometimes resulting in deaths.

In May, police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-French protests that led to the destruction of businesses linked to France.

(Reporting by Mahamat RamadaneWriting by Sofia ChristensenEditing by Nick Macfie)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

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