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What The Fuck Happened Over The Weekend?


#363

:pensive:

What we know so far:

  • The shooting took place in a Walmart and around the nearby Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso.
  • Police received their first calls on the incident at 10:39 a.m.
  • 20 people were killed and 26 injured.
  • Police put out an urgent call for blood donations in light of the high number of injuries.
  • One male suspect is in custody.

#364

Sadly, horrendously we’ve been here before. What say you Congress? Always very little.


#365

WTF…no one ever has a chance in these targetted brutal slayings. Police got there within 1 minute in Dayton.

Protests in front of WH last night…Moms Demand Action


(David Bythewood) #366



According to Facebook’s ad archive, Trump has run around 2,200 FB ads since May 2018 mentioning the word “invasion.” Scrolling through, all of them seem to be about immigration.



#367

As gunfire ripped through America in an unprecedented 24 hours, a bleak milestone in a nation pocked by gun violence was marked: There have been 251 mass shootings in 2019.

A shooting spree early Sunday at an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio – which left at least nine dead and 16 hurt – notched an even darker statistic: It occurred on the 216th day of the year, meaning there have been more mass shootings than days so far this year.

That incident followed a rampage Saturday at a Walmart jammed with back-to-school shoppers in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 dead and 26 injured.

The two massacres became the nation’s latest mass shootings as defined by the Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit organization that provides online public access to information about gun-related violence.

The archive categorizes mass shootings as incidents in which four or more people were shot or killed, not including the shooters. So far this year, more than 520 people have died in mass shootings and at least 2,000 have been injured, according to the data.


(David Bythewood) #370


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This was one of the things the El Paso terrorist was ranting about (and for) in his manifesto:

Emails show Stephen Miller pressed hard to limit green cards

One former Trump official said White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has maintained a “singular obsession” with the public charge rule.

Inside Stephen Miller’s push to change ‘public charge’ rule


#371

wow, that bar in Dayton is where I always go with my grandmother when I go back home to visit. I feel every one of these fucking shootings wherever they happen every single fucking time they happen so this isn’t any more or less horrifying, just…wow. The ppl fighting and standing up for change have every ounce of my admiration and gratitude. I’m so very, very tired.


#372

…Mitch McConnell broke his shoulder today. He would never head back to DC now to do any vote. And he never would have anyway…sadly.

https://news.yahoo.com/aide-sen-mitch-mcconnell-trips-201808462.html?ncid=facebook_yahoonewsf_akfmevaatca


#373

:eyes:

From Cloudflare

From the NYTimes

Over the weekend, 8chan’s critics tried a different tack to get the site shut down, by pressuring the site’s service providers, including its web host, to cut off Mr. Watkins.

One of these providers, the security company Cloudflare, initially indicated on Sunday that it would not cut off 8chan’s access to its network. But later in the day, Cloudflare said it would ban the site after all, depriving Mr. Watkins of a critical tool for keeping the site online.

Matthew Prince, Cloudflare’s chief executive, said the decision to shut off 8chan’s protections was made after determining that the site had allowed an environment of violent extremism to fester, and that 8chan ignored complaints about violent content in a way that larger platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have not.

This leaves them open to a denial-of-service attack or more commonly known as a DDoS attack. :smirk:

And the site down this Monday morning. :clap:
Looks like Epik’s whole family of hate sites are down too. :raised_hands::raised_hands::raised_hands:


#374

THx @rusticgorilla


#375

(David Bythewood) #376

A reporter caught Beto O’Rourke on the way to his car tonight and asked him about El Paso. O’Rourke’s response was raw and painful and real. Listen to him.

Audio of Beto’s response:

Mexico exploring legal action against the US following El Paso shooting



#377

@Windthin
Video of Beto’s comments. Click tweet to watch :point_down:


(David Bythewood) #378

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and far-right shill, is among those spreading The Charlottesville Lie, a disinformation campaign that claims that we all misheard or have a false memory of Trump’s “both sides” and “fine people” comments on the Charlottesville Nazis.

Don’t you believe it. Here is the transcript:


Trump just called for expedited executions for mass murder and hate crimes. His regime determines what is a “hate crime”, and AG Barr just re-opened federal executions. This is a disturbing move to undermine due process that bears watching.


Trump Mulled Declaring State of Emergency In Baltimore and other Democrat-run Cities to Take Them Over

https://politicalwire.com/2019/08/04/trump-nearly-declared-a-state-of-emergency-in-baltimore/?fbclid=IwAR2o6vRNO_-KTKFxVmZq7Vgh2xSkOaS91lZ8w3AQxJjzSWPEu44ET4Yespo


#379


#380

Thanks for posting this. It was moving and inspiring, but also made me sad because it’s a reminder of the days when we had a civilized President.

To me, this is the most compelling passage:

We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.

That is spot on. We must reject that language and that means rejecting Trump.


#381

Everybody knows (except Trump evidently) that everyone loses in a trade war.

How is this going to sit with Trump-supporting farmers?

Once China switches to other suppliers (like Russia, the country run by Trump’s BFF – see the second article below), our farmers may never win back this massive and crucial market. China’s ban includes all agricultural products, not just soybeans, but also all other grains, pork, beef, etc., etc. Trump is trashing one of our strongest and most vital industries. He is systematically pulverizing America’s heartland.

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday that Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, and that China will not rule out imposing import tariffs on U.S. farm products that were bought after Aug. 3.

The moves by China represent the latest escalation in its trade row with the United States, and comes after China let the yuan weaken past the key 7-per-dollar level on Monday for the first time in more than a decade.

China is the world’s top buyer of soybeans, the most valuable U.S. export crop. The Trump administration has announced plans to spend up to $28 billion compensating U.S. farmers, a key Trump constituency, for lost income from trade disputes.

“Related Chinese companies have suspended purchases of U.S. agricultural products,” China’s Ministry of Commerce said in an online statement posted shortly after midnight in Beijing on Tuesday.

The National Pork Producers Council said in an e-mail in response to the commerce ministry statement it continued to reiterate the importance of ending the trade dispute with China so U.S. pork producers can get back to competitive access.

China has approved wheat imports from the Russian region of Kurgan, the Chinese customs office said on Friday, bringing Russia a step closer to its goal of dramatically increasing grain exports.

It also approved soybean imports from all parts of Russia, the General Administration of Customs said in a separate statement on its website, having all but halted U.S. soy imports as the trade dispute between Beijing and Washington deepened.


Day 928
(David Bythewood) #382

TRUMP TO LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS

Judge signals interest in removing Mueller report redactions

‘That’s what open government is all about,’ Judge Reggie Walton said during court arguments over a FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department.


(David Bythewood) #383

My president.


Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening:


#384

Well I guess that’s all over now. I would have preferred justice for those young women.

Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide early Saturday in his Lower Manhattan prison cell, law enforcement sources and the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to ABC News.

Epstein hanged himself, the sources said.