What I ended up being interested in on Friday:
"Obama, senators push gun control measures" by Tracy Jan Globe Staff June 17, 2016
WASHINGTON — President Obama traveled to Orlando Thursday and consoled families whose loved ones were killed during the worst mass shooting in modern US history, while Republicans in Congress showed little sign of embracing significant restrictions on weapons sales.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden laid 49 white roses, honoring each of the lives cut short early Sunday when what authorities have described as a “lone wolf’’ terrorist went on a rampage with a military-style rifle firing high-velocity ammunition into a gay nightclub.
Politics has conspired to make it easy for a terrorist to legally purchase “extraordinarily powerful weapons,” he said.
All this conspiracy talk is starting to get to me.
Ryan says he is going to “defend the Constitution,” meaning we are all in big trouble.
“I think we’ve reached a tipping point. The terrorists we need to fear are on the streets of the United States,’’ said Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat.
He means a showdown with the NRA and Trump, not the cops, and it's a good thing I stay off the streets.
Donald Trump expressed interest in blocking weapons sales to suspected terrorists. He announced on Twitter Wednesday that he would be meeting with the NRA, which has endorsed him, about “not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.”
Apathy is a good word to describe my feelings for his campaign at this point.
Then at a campaign rally in Georgia that same day, Trump told the crowd, “I’m going to save your Second Amendment.”
Then you won't mind me holding on to the gun.
The Schumer “kabuki dance’’ results in a compromise bill that will happily take away your constitutional right to self-defense.
"Gunman posted to Facebook amid Orlando attack, lawmaker says" by Richard Pérez-Peña New York Times June 17, 2016
The gunman who committed the massacre at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando searched for references to the massacre while he was carrying it out, a US senator revealed Thursday.
I'm astonished at the absurdity they expect us to believe!
Going to have to shut down the whole social media internet, 'eh?
Yeah, this guy paused intermittently to post while he was shooting up the night club, blah, blah, blah, blah, c'mon!
In his posts, the gunman, Omar Mateen, called on the United States and Russia to stop the bombing campaign against the Islamic State, the extremist group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq, pledged allegiance to the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and said, “may Allah accept me,” Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin wrote in a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chairman and chief executive.
“You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes,” Mateen wrote in one post, according to the senator....
And thus ipso facto, anyone who objects to the mass-murdering, war criminal policy is thus tarred with the terrorist brush, and does it really matter to the people standing underneath them?
"The sole gunman [ i.e., “the known wolf”
] in Orlando had time to call 911 to state his allegiances, sign on to
Facebook, call friends and family, and perhaps notify his broker to
liquidate his stock holdings in several armaments industries. The
official story via MSMS gets more and more bizarre as time moves on." -- occurrences
It is astonishing.
Orlando Gay-Club Shooter Is Also An Actor!
You know, the more we learn, the stranger things seem to become in this case. The one thing that is unmistakable is that the media narrative is being driven to affect a political agenda – the truth be damned!
Read This Before The Government Uses the Orlando Shooting to Start Another War
Related: Treasurer says pension fund can’t divest its gun stocks without legislative action
That includes the schools and lottery.
Putting aside the war-based economy, other divestment drives include the fossil fuel industry and you must ask yourself what brings the harshest reaction when there is talk of divesting.
For my part, no more Metro because it's none of my Business.
"Member of British Parliament gunned down" by Stephen Castle New York Times June 17, 2016
LEEDS, England — A member of Parliament was gunned down outside a library in northern England as she was wrapping up a meeting with constituents Thursday afternoon, a rare act of political violence in a nation that strictly regulates firearms.
You know what it is going to be tied to, right?
The lawmaker, Jo Cox, 41, who was considered a rising star in the opposition Labour Party and was a passionate advocate for victims of the civil war in Syria, was shot in Birstall, a town about six miles southwest of the city of Leeds. A 77-year-old man was slightly injured in the attack.
A 52-year-old man was arrested in Cox’s killing, and police said they were not looking for any other suspects. No motive has been established, officials said. The suspect was identified in the British news media as Thomas Mair.
On Thursday night, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported on its website that Mair was a “dedicated supporter” of the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi organization in the United States. The center, which tracks hate groups, said Mair bought a manual from the alliance in 1999 that included instructions on how to build a pistol. It based its reporting on invoices it said it had obtained, copies of which were published on its website.
Some are suspicious that this thing is now starting to reek of another staged and scripted false flag if not outright fiction.
According to the center, Mair sent just over $620 to the alliance for items from National Vanguard Books, its publishing imprint, including works that instructed readers on the chemistry of powder and explosives.
Mair’s brother Scott told The Daily Telegraph that he was “struggling to believe what has happened.”
As are we all.
There was once a day, long ago.... (sob).
“My brother is not violent and is not all that political. I don’t even know who he votes for. He has a history of mental illness, but he has had help,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.
Gun ownership in Britain has been tightly controlled since a 1996 massacre at a school in Scotland, and historians said it was the first time a sitting member of Parliament had been killed since 1990, when the Irish Republican Army assassinated a Conservative lawmaker, Ian Gow.
The killing occurred one week before a referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union....
Related: Britain asks if tone of ‘Brexit’ campaign made violence inevitable
How shameless, and it seems to be backfiring!
Who was Jo Cox?
British MP Jo Cox Murdered: Now Comes The Psyop
Also see: Macabre scenario of radical’s murder of 2 police gets darker
There were union people involved.
Saturday began with the Sanders' insurgency -- go Bernie; the guy is the nominee were it not for "superdelegates," the party hacks meant to prevent the threat of any movement to meaningful change -- as the feature above the fold (the lead is a fake, you dope) hit a sour note with me.
Don't get me wrong. I'm still addicted to the morning paper; however, I'm not reading it and am putting posting on probation for a while. Just not learning anything anymore and the passion has flamed out. I'm so sick of it to the point where I want to cry and there is no refuge, not even in the nurse's office. It's too traumatic, especially when there is no one there (something about a strike, a one-day event after a meeting, but I wouldn't know).
I guess I'm no longer taking the bait. There is really no choice; they have to be put to death even after being brought back to life. Then there are the things that never die (it's all about the money). They threw the book at 'em, hit him in the heart, and down he went (a helicopter also crashed).
As my final act of business this morning I'm going to drop this off to you, no charge. The rest of the weekend is going to be fun and games (softball before lunch today) while enjoying the Good Life (I know just the place you can stay). You should have no trouble accessing this blog while I'm gone again.