Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting – BBC News


Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, says police.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students.

A student is in custody after the attack at the school, which is about 40 miles (65km) south of Houston.

The death toll makes this the deadliest school shooting since the one in February at Parkland, Florida.

That attack left 17 dead and spawned a nationwide youth-led campaign for gun control.

The Texas school district confirmed that people were injured in an “active shooter” incident as classes began on Friday morning.

Sheriff Gonzalez said his officers were tackling a “multiple-casualty incident”, but the final number of dead is unclear.

He earlier tweeted: “An injured police officer is being treated, the extent of his injuries are unknown.”

 

Source: Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting – BBC News

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After the Secret Flights to Deport Windrush Migrants, No-One Is Safe in Tory Britain


We all need to look at ourselves and judge who of us is racist as we all have a right of live. Just because someone, for whatever reason may be different is no reason to be abusive to each other.

There should be zero tolerance on racist attitudes so that we can all live in peace with each other.

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Mike in his articles attacking May and her truly foul decision to destroy the evidence needed for the Windrush migrants to show their right to live in our wonderful country also mentioned that poem by Martin Niemoller. Niemoller was one of the scandalously few Christians in Nazi Germany to oppose the regime. You know the poem. It’s become something of a cliché – It opens with the various groups the Nazis came for, with the refrain ‘I did not speak out, because I was not’ whichever group was being attacked. It ends with the line that when they finally came for him, there was no-one to stand up for him. This was the reality in Nazi Germany. The Nazis attacked group after group, not just Jews, but also Gypsies, Socialists, Communists, trade unionists, the disabled, and other political and religious dissidents. And it had an effect. The Catholic Centre Party…

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The ‘anti-imperialism’ of idiots


Syria is but one of many conflicts around the world, but some gain publicity while others do not to the extent of Syria, such as Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and many more.

Why do these atrocities occur and why can we not all live in peace?

Is it the grab for power and the fear of losing it by certain people that creates all this. Some overthrow their Government due to the atrocities that have been occurring only then to create more and sometimes similar atrocities themselves, could this be a human trait?

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DavOd8fWkAA2loL Cartoon criticizing selective outrage which only applies to chemical attacks, by Yaser

Once more the western ‘anti-war’ movement has awoken to mobilise around Syria. This is the third time since 2011. The first was when Obama contemplated striking the Syrian regime’s military capability (but didn’t) following chemical attacks on the Ghouta in 2013, considered a ‘red line’. The second time was when Donald Trump ordered a strike which hit an empty regime military base in response to chemical attacks on Khan Sheikhoun in 2017. And today, as the US, UK and France take limited military action (targeted strikes on regime military assets and chemical weapons facilities) following a chemical weapons attack in Douma which killed at least 34 people, including many children who were sheltering in basements from bombing.

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Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria chemical attack : NBC News


Syrian opposition activists and aid groups said Sunday that dozens of people had died in a suspected chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma.

President Donald Trump described the attacks as “mindless” in a series of tweets on Sunday morning and, in an unusual criticism of the Russian president, said that “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay.” Though Trump had last week expressed eagerness to get out of Syria, a White House official said Sunday a military response remains on the table.

The alleged attack occurred late on Saturday amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce with the Army of Islam rebel group. Douma is the last rebel stronghold in eastern Ghouta, a region that has been subjected to an intensive bombing campaign by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, which are backed by Russia.

The 10-day truce between the two sides collapsed over a disagreement regarding the evacuation of the Army of Islam fighters from the city. Violence resumed days after hundreds of opposition fighters and their relatives left Douma toward rebel-held areas in northern Syria.

Both the Syrian and Russian governments denied any involvement in the alleged chemical attack on Sunday.

The State Department says it is monitoring reports of the possible chemical weapons attack.

Unarmed Gaza Protesters Murdered by Israeli Forces : Anti Media


(CN) — The latest Israeli slaughter of Gazans falls into the category of shooting fish in a tank. Indeed, as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the longest occupation in modern history and demanded their historical Right to Return, last Friday, March 30, Israeli snipers raised their rifles repeatedly and, from behind a wide-buffer and an electrified fence, opened fire on the Palestinians.

The latest stats of killed and wounded from the so-called confrontation between Israeli sharp-shooters and Palestinians is at least 18 Palestinians killed and over 1,000 wounded. On the Israeli side, zero casualties. Zero!

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian/Canadian lawyer based in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine. She is a former Palestinian negotiator.  I spoke with her in Haifa on April 2nd, 2018.

Dennis Bernstein: Maybe you could begin with your best information in terms of what happened.

Diana Buttu: I can give you the rough numbers.  18 Palestinians are confirmed dead.  Others are in very critical condition and unable to get the medical attention they need.  Over [1,000] Palestinians were wounded.  They are unable to receive treatment both because of the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip and because of the lack of electricity.  Palestinian human rights organizations are calling for the wounded to receive treatment elsewhere, but so far the Israeli government has refused.

 

Source: Unarmed Gaza Protesters Murdered by Israeli Forces : Antis Media

Read also Deadly unrest on Gaza-Israel border as Palestinians resume protests : BBC News

Bad Workmen Always Blame ”The Tools”


There are many comments blaming one thing and another, when this is a problem of many areas.

Lack of funding is certainly one, but not the only one, neither is immigration, work opportunities on a non-livable wage, political interference from all quarters the left, the right and even the centre.

Cuts to any area will create even further problems as the resources will be diminishing and still need to cover the same total area. Problems will occur, which should need more resources, but from where, so the scant resources are then spread even more thinly.

The time as come, many times, when we should all be working together to solve what is before us and party political squabbles with not only all parties, but even within the same parties is not the answer.

We need to be working for the good for the whole instead of the few, as this only creates even more problems and differences.

Being any colour, religion, status, gender, etc should not be a problem as the state of the country should be a matter to us all and we all need to be working together to solve the problem for each and everyone of us.

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The Downing Street Tools

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/940897/London-murders-Sadiq-Khan-budget-cuts-theresa-may-knife-crime

Lancastrian
If the Police desert areas, low life, violence and extortion move in. That was the reason for Peel’s Peelers – the forerunners to the Police – and it is still valid now.

Sadiq’s been in office for nearly two years – about time he started exercising his powers on the street rather than pontificating politically.

pfbulmer
First London has to be made safe, then the social problems that are causing this have to be solved. At the moment what is the Mayor of London doing about this? Absolutely nothing but blaming every-one else !!

timjones
just goes to show ‘mayors’ are and always have been a pathetic concept.

Mr.Always-Right – > timjones
Like Boris Johnson wasting 40 million on the failed garden bridge.

MaBaker
Khan can stop Twittering to Trump and get on with his job.
He can start by NOT closing down police…

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Christian church practices idolatry, worshiping the mighty AR-15 assault rifle


The insanity knows no bounds and this is supposed to be a Church, but in what religion. Surely not Christian, for if it is it is a Christian denomination that I am not aware of.

The persons who attended with their guns AR-15s cannot be Christians.

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

Shortly after America ended its involvement in the Vietnam War, I enlisted in the U.S. Army.  As a soldier, I was trained in the operation of various infantry weapons including the mighty M16 assault rifle.  I describe it so haughtily because the weapon truly is mighty.  I never was sent into combat;  but, if I had, I wouldn’t want to be armed with anything less.

The M16 is light in weight and comfortable to carry – a trait greatly appreciated by weary pack-laden soldiers marching for long periods across difficult terrain.  It also has large magazine capacities and a high muzzle-velocity which greatly improves accuracy especially at long range.  The selector switch on the M16 allows it to be fired in semi-automatic or automatic modes.  In the normal semi-automatic mode, the weapon will discharge rounds as fast as the operator can pull the trigger (which…

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Monica Crowley – Why the Swamp Hates Donald Trump




Monica has a right to her opinion and here she eloquently expresses it, she is a true believer.

She is quite correct that the swamp needs to be removed, but is Donald Trump the person to do this, for I believe he his also part of the Swamp.

He may be removing parts of the swamp, but only to replace it with other parts of the swamp.

Within the this YOUTube video she expresses that Donald Trump is imperfect and that he is making mistakes, as we all do.

The problem with Trump is that when he makes mistakes he does not accept that he is making mistakes and therefore is not aware that he should be learning from them.

Making mistakes is something we all do, but the message to learn is that by making mistakes you learn from them and this then mitigates  making these or similar mistakes again and you become a stronger, better person in doing so.

To always assume you are always correct is a fatal flaw as no one is 100% correct, 100% of the time, but Donald Trump truly believes that he is.

You either like or do not like Trump and I am one of the latter. Some of his principles are not in agreement with mine, especially his racist views and his inability to understand the concept of mistakes, in reference to himself, are a major contributory factor.

Whether he is or will be good for America is still to be seen, however, the bigger picture needs to be considered and this is in respect of The World.

I feel in World affairs that individualism is now not a major factor, although this is still a consideration, but now in most aspects there is globalism as whatever is done in one area as consequences for other areas. the two need to be working in conjunction with each other.

In fact with his America First he is acting within the aspects of individualism, the continual interference of America in international areas is not individualism but globalism. Even Trump promised in his campaign to not have American action in areas outwith America and that he would pull American forces out of non-American areas of conflict. This is one of his promises that he has not kept to. Trump could argue that some American forces need to be provided to ensure the safety of America, but the appliance of these forces is, in many areas, counter productive as it only provokes more aggression from the people native to these areas, which, in turn, creates more problems for the seen to be invaders.

Great care and attention needs to be applied before any country inflicts their forces on any other independent country.

Unfortunately it is a human trait that we feel we need to intervene, without considering all the consequences, in many areas of the world and in doing so cause many conflicts that may not have occurred, should they have not intervened.

Why can we not all agree to live in peace, which would be then beneficial to us all.

 

Farmers: Vegans have accused us of rape, torture and murder : i


Farmers from across the country are increasingly reporting backlash and threats from some vegans and vegetarians who disagree with their livelihood.

They say activists are engaging in “hate -filled tactics” to discredit the work they do and to misrepresent the farming sector.

Farmers speak to i about life on the farm and the pressures they face: 

‘I regularly get called a rapist, murderer and torturer’

Paul Tompkins is a farmer for South Acre Farm in York

“Just take a ride into the countryside and you can look over any hedge or wall to get a good idea of not only how farmers grow food but also take care of the environment. In a digital age this transparency has moved onto social media where farmers who are rightly proud of what we do are happy to post pictures and updates of life on our farms.

“Unfortunately this honesty and transparency has left farmers exposed to the increasingly militant activities of those who don’t agree with how we produce food, simply because they choose to omit some things from their diet – I’m talking vegans.

“I regularly get called a rapist, murderer and torturer.

Paul Tompkins (NFU)
Paul’s farm is in Yorkshire (NFU)

“It’s important to recognise here that everyone has the right to choose what they eat and farmers take their job seriously to produce food for everyone. It is not OK for some vegans to use social media to not only post mistruths and inaccuracies about the way food is made but also send particularly distressing messages and accusations to me and other farmers. Some farmers have to endure worse, with trespassers filming farm animals overnight or approaching farmers in a confrontational manner.

“With less than 2 per cent of the population identifying themselves as vegan and an even smaller minority engaging in these hate-filled tactics, it’s time to call out vegan activism.

“Farmers take the trust bestowed on them to produce the food we eat seriously. So no matter our diet choices, I believe farmers deserve the respect the job entails. If we all want to continue enjoying safe, nutritious, delicious food then now is the time to back British farming.”

‘Vegan activist wished my family a slow and painful death’

 

Source: Farmers: Vegans have accused us of rape, torture and murder : i

Echoes of Spain 1936 with call for international solidarity against Turkish aggression


Every area of population has a right to defend themselves from aggression from forces outwith that area, especially when then aggression from another country.

The Turkish authorities may be retaliating to a perceived threat, but this perceived threat would be from a minority and not the majority of any area. To subject any aggression to the majority should never be allowed.

The World should denounce the Turkish authorities for this illegal act of aggression to a population who have only recently come through many other actions of aggression.

Please allow the population of Afrin and other Kurdish areas to now live in peace.

UndercoverInfo

A women’s army has mobilised to defend the people of the mainly Kurdish-populated Afrin province of northern Syria against the invading Turkish military. This coincides with a call to arms by the international volunteer brigades which, alongside Kurds and their allies, have helped liberate whole swathes of Syria from Daesh (Isis/Isil)

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