Thursday, February 15, 2018

Archie Bunker on Gun Control





ALARMING : We’re Averaging One School Shooting Every 60 Hours In 2018

Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school is the 18th school shooting of the year.
By Lydia O’Connor
A reported shooting at a South Florida high school on Wednesday marks the country’s 18th school shooting of 2018, just 45 days into the year.

That’s an average of one school shooting every 60 hours thus far in 2018, more than double the number of school shootings recorded in any of the previous three years in that same period. Those numbers are according to data compiled by the gun control advocacy organization Every town for Gun Safety, which defines a school shooting as any time a firearm is discharged on or around a campus.

Details are still emerging about what happened during Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, but as of 6:30 pm., at least 15 people had been reported dead.

President Donald Trump has spoken vaguely about the need to curb shootings, saying after the Las Vegas massacre in October that the U.S. would start “talking about gun laws as time goes by.”

Students embrace after being released from a lock down during Wednesday’s shooting.
Some three months later, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had little new information on that subject. 

“The president believes that all Americans deserve to be safe in their schools and in their communities,” Sanders said after a deadly school shooting in Kentucky last month. “We’ve tried to crack down on crime throughout the country.”

Meanwhile, Congress is still looking into loosening some gun control restrictions.
Here are the details from the 17 other school shootings in 2018:

Feb. 8: The Metropolitan High School in New York City
A gunshot was fired in the Bronx school and left a bullet hole in a classroom floor but caused no injuries. Police took a 17-year-old into custody. 

Feb. 5: Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minnesota 
A third-grader discharged a police officer’s holstered gun while participating in a group activity at the K-12 school. No injuries were reported.

Feb. 5: Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland
A student was shot outside the school in an apparent robbery attempt and hospitalized for several hours. Police charged two other teenagers with attempted murder. 

Feb. 1: Salvador B. Castro Middle School in Los Angeles
Two middle school students sustained injuries after they were shot in a classroom. Police took a 12-year-old girl into custody in connection with the shooting. 

Jan. 31: Lincoln High School in Philadelphia
A 32-year-old man died after being shot twice in the leg outside the high school during after a brawl broke out during a school basketball game. 

Jan. 26: Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan 
Someone fired shots from a car at the school’s parking lot during a basketball game, but no one was injured. 

Jan. 25: Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama
A 16-year-old student fired multiple shots at another student after a verbal disagreement. No one was injured.

Jan. 23: Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky
A 15-year-old boy opened fire inside the school, killing two and injuring 16.

Jan. 22: NET Charter High School in New Orleans
Someone driving by the school fired on a group of students in the parking lot. One boy was injured.

Jan. 22: Italy High School in Italy, Texas
A 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in the cafeteria. He was arrested and she was airlifted to a hospital, where she was later reported to be “in good spirits.”

Jan. 20: Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Following an argument, a 21-year-old Winston-Salem University student was shot and killed during a sorority event at Wake Forest University.

Jan. 15: Wiley College in Marshall, Texas
Two people in a car exchanged gunfire with a person in a dormitory parking lot. No one was injured, but a bullet was fired into a dorm room with three female students inside.

Jan. 10: Coronado Elementary School in Sierra Vista, Arizona
A 14-year-old died in a school bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jan. 10: Grayson College in Denison, Texas
A student confused a training weapon with a real one and fired a bullet through a classroom wall. No students were injured.

Jan. 10: California State University in San Bernardino, California
At least one shot was fired, shattering a classroom window. No students were injured.

Jan. 4: New Start High School in Seattle
Two shots were fired at the school from outside the building. No students were injured.

Jan. 3: East Olive Elementary School in St. John, Michigan
A man standing in the school’s parking lot called 911 saying he was suicidal. He spoke with a county official for several hours on the phone, according to local media, but ultimately shot himself and died from a single gunshot wound.


Thanx  to Willa Frej
Witchy sez : "Life without a goal is like sailing on the sea without a destination.” And the leadership is ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. Having a leader whom we believe in gives us direction, stability, and the chance for fulfillment. So a good leader plays an important role.
In my mind, I think a good leader should display sincerity and candor in all their actions. Because of deceptive behavior will not inspire trust. To be a leader must be believed by all common people. 

You must stop grabbing p***y's , tweeting  all night , take care of the business your trolls elected you to do  and most off all stop your lying .
Remember  , you have  a son in school  , the private sector of schools  is not immune from violence.
Wake up world .
Have anyone notice  that more violence in the world  is getting worse  as  the climate  gets worse ?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17 people and injuring many others

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS     By Elizabeth Elizalde            Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring numerous others. 

The suspect — who is in custody — was identified as Nicolas Cruz, who previously attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, an official confirmed to the Associated Press.  

Many victims were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said. The extent of their injuries was unknown. 
A man who was placed in handcuffs by police is loaded into a paramedic vehicle after a shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.  (HANDOUT/REUTERS)
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspect previously attended the school and is 18 years old. He added that the shooter was in and out of the school "at varying times."  

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said there were "numerous fatalities."

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  (NYDN, MAPZEN, OPENSTREETMAP)
Some students were barricaded in classrooms, and others were being escorted out of the building with their hands over their heads. 

A student described the alleged shooter as a "troubled kid" who was a gun enthusiast.

"He shot guns because he said it was exhilarating," the student told WSVN-TV. 

A mother said she communicated with her daughter, a ninth-grader at the school, through text messages.

She's telling me that she is OK," the parent told Local10. "The teacher has them in the back of the classroom. He locked the door. They know what to do. They're doing the proper procedure, but she's terrified."

Student Michael Katz, 15, said he heard a loud bang he thought was a garbage truck around 2:20 p.m.
A shooting was reported at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday.  
"It was really loud. Then I heard it again," Katz told ABC News. "Then I heard frantic screaming. I've never heard such loud screams in my life. Then we realized there was a shooting at my school."

Anti-gun control Ky. governor calls shootings cultural problem
An English teacher who was in the middle of a lesson when the shooting broke out said she hid her students in a closet for safety. Her friend, who taught in the freshman building, saw at least three bodies on the ground as she was leaving the building, she said.  

Students seen running from school with their hands up outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS h
"This is the type of situation that we just had a training about maybe like six weeks ago," the teacher told CNN. "If we hadn't had that training it could've been a lot worse. A lot of us probably thought this was the drill we were supposed to have." 

SWAT team members and ambulances swarmed the school, which was placed on lockdown. Broward County Schools tweeted that students were being dismissed. 

President Trump was briefed on the shooting, the White House said. 

"My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," the President tweeted. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school."

There have been at least 18 school shootings nationwide this year, according to the gun control advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety.

Among the shootings was a Jan. 23 attack by a 15-year-old student at a Kentucky high school that killed two students and injured nearly 20 more.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Warning from spy chief about security clearance

 
 
Dan Coates
 
US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the clearance process was "broken" and needs to be reformed.  Aides with interim clearance should not have access to top secret information.
He was responding to a question about former White House aide Rob Porter, who allegedly beat his wife, and also about the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.  Kushner reportedly has only the same interim security clearance as Porter.
Mr Coats was one of several spymasters who gave evidence on Tuesday to the Senate Intelligence Committee about global threats facing the US.
"Sometimes it is necessary to have some type of preliminary clearance in order to fill a slot," the US director of national intelligence said in response to a question from Democratic New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich.
"But if that is the case the access has to be limited in terms of the kind of information they can be in a position to receive."
He told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday there is currently a government-wide backlog of 700,000 security clearance applications.
"The process is broken, it needs to be reformed. It's not evolution, it's revolution," he said.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders would not confirm the number of staff members who are operating with interim clearances.
"We are following a process that has been used by previous administrations and we would rely on the law enforcement and intelligence communities to determine if that process should be changed," Mrs Sanders said during Tuesday's news briefing.
Mr Coats' testimony comes amid controversy over the interim security clearance granted to Mr Porter, the former White House staff secretary who was forced out last week after two ex-wives told US media he was emotionally and physically abusive to them.
In Tuesday's hearing, FBI director Christopher Wray appeared to contradict the White House's account of when it knew about the allegations against Porter, which he denies.

Mr Porter (R) and chief of staff John Kelly (L)
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (L) has come under fire for defending Rob Porter (R)
 
Wray said the bureau notified the White House about problems in Mr Porter's background check in March last year. That is months earlier than the White House said it received the information.
Mrs Sanders later disputed the FBI timeline, saying that the background check had not yet been completed.
Mr Wray also said the FBI delivered the final results in January of its background investigation into  Porter. But the White House said last week that  Porter's background investigation was "ongoing" at the time he quit.  The White House is also facing questions about presidential adviser Mr Kushner's access to classified material.

Jared Kushner
37-year-old Kushner is reportedly operating on an interim security clearance
 
Despite his lack of a full security clearance, Kushner is able to read the President's Daily Brief, a top secret intelligence report that Mr Trump himself does not bother to read, according to reports.
 Kushner is one of dozens of White House employees still awaiting permanent clearance, according to the Washington Post.
His lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said the 37-year-old's application is taking longer than usual "because of the extent of his holdings, travels and lengthy submissions", according to the newspaper.
The wealthy New York real estate developer has had to refile the national security questionnaire required of all prospective White House employees after making a number of omissions.
Last October, the head of the National Background Investigations Bureau told Congress he has "never seen that level of mistakes" on any security clearance application.
So who knows who is walking out of the White House with  top secret documents or codes in their lunch pails, for sale to the highest bidder??  No one seems to take the matter too seriously. But by all means build a concrete wall across the country to keep Mexicans out so they don't rape Americans. Huh??

Toronto serial killer .... Santa Claus ????

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Serial Killer Bruce McArthur worked as mall Santa
Bruce McArthur
 
NYT
Crime scene
 
Never loan your garage to a landscaper who also works at the mall as Santa for the kiddies. Just keep that in mind. Karen Fraser and Ron Smith naively let Bruce McArthur store his landscaping equipment in their garage. He repaid them by caring for their lawn and putting beautiful raised planters and pots around their property which bloom with a rainbow of flowers in the spring.
 But those planters hid a gruesome secret. The remains of  at least six human beings were discovered in those planters, according to police. They then proceeded to dig up the entire property as much as possible in the extreme cold.
McArthur, 66, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick. Police have described the deaths as the work of a serial killer.

Police confirmed that Kinsman's remains were among those of at least six people recovered from planter pots they say McArthur placed in the yard. They have not said if they have identified any of the other remains.
Investigators have cordoned off the yard since Jan. 18, when McArthur was arrested on the first two murder charges. A green tent was set up in the yard and heaters were brought in so investigators could thaw out and probe the frozen ground which was also scanned with ground penetrating radar.
"We dug down, until we could'n't dig anymore, only a matter of inches," the lead investigator, Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga, said last week. "And then we left it for another day or two, let it thaw some more and then continued digging."
The excavation was overseen by Dr. Kathy Gruspier, the first and only fulltime forensic anthropologist in Canada, who works for the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. No more remains have been found on the property and  investigators have expanded their search to more than 30 properties tied to McArthur’s landscaping business.
The.police expect to lay more charges against McArthur. The gay community in Toronto want this resolved quickly. All the victims, so far as investigators know, were gay.
When McArthur was arrested, police found another victim tied up in his apartment.While not all of the details have been released, police did believe McArthur met his victims while cruising around the city in a van he used for work. He also may have met some of his victims on dating apps for older gay men.
He used names such as “SilverDaddies” and “Bear411.” 
“I can be a bit shy until I get to know you, but am a romantic at heart,” he wrote on one of his profiles.  Wait...What??

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pack your things Mr Trump



I love a parade

 
Trump style military parade
Clueless