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  1. Gezza

     /  June 15, 2017

    Aljaz tv: BREAKING NEWS

    Multiple shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. More details when available. Several people wounded. A US Congressman said to be involved.
    12.14 am

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    • Gezza

       /  June 15, 2017

      A group of Congressmen were shot at at a baseball pitch. One Congressman, Steve Scalise (sp) hit in the hip, & one policeman wounded. A white male suddenly started firing at the group, got off about 20 rounds before police started firing back. The suspect is in custody.
      12.24 am

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      • Missy

         /  June 15, 2017

        From what I am seeing (not hearing much here media coverage is focussed on the Grenfell fire in London), it appears as though it was a politically motivated attack. Not sure how the media are going to spin this since most seem to think only the right are violent towards their political opponents. :/

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        • Gezza

           /  June 15, 2017

          PDT’s up bloody early. Wet dream? 😖

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          • Gezza

             /  June 15, 2017

            Aljaz tv says Scalise is a Senior Republican Congressman & as such is entitled to a Capitol Police protection squad. It was a baseball practice, there were several other Congressmen & aides there. 5 other people have been wounded & taken to hospital, Congressman Scalise’s office has issued a statement ssying he is stable, no details of who the other injured people are or their condition yet.

            The reporter said witnesses described a caucasian male 40-60 years old who appeared to just pop up from one of the dugouts, or behind cover, to keep firing, seemingly randomly, at whoever was there – & that there was a gun battle lasting about 5 minutes with the Capitol Police before they managed to subdue & capture him. He said if there hadn’t been any Capitol Police, who knows how many victims there could have been.

            No details of the offender have been given by the Police yet. The White House has expressed its sympathies to all those wounded.
            2:48

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  2. Missy

     /  June 15, 2017

    Gunman has been named as 66yo James Hodgkinson, and it has been reported that he has died.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 15, 2017

      Yes just heard on Aljaz he has died. Scalise is a Republican Whip. It was a baseball practice for an annual Democrats vs Republicans baseball game.

      Trump has made an appearance calling for unity, implying the shooter was a democrat supporter. Dunno if that’s been announced by the Police. Frankly I doubt it, unless he was heard to say something to that effect.

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      • Missy

         /  June 15, 2017

        Apparently he asked if it was Republicans or Demicrats practicing at that ground. Guess that is a clue.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 15, 2017

          Aljaz are saying 12 dead in the London fire now?

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        • Gezza

           /  June 15, 2017

          Guess that is a clue

          Maybe, maybe not. Might have affected his choice of ammunition, might’ve just wanted to know which bunch of hated politicians he’d be killing, who knows? Will wait till later to see what other witnesses have said. Sounds like he was alive when taken.

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        • Sadly, it’s only been a matter of time before the incitement and hysteria, in large part generated by the media against Trump and the GOP, produced a nutter like this. Will this calm any of the Team Disrupts? No.

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          • A selection of his “letters to the editor” and video showing the shooter. He had an obsession with tax brackets and the Great Depression and was a Sanders volunteer.

            “One of my favorite TV shows is “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.

            On a recent show she stated that 17 very rich men are supplying the Republican Party with more than 60 percent of their campaign contributions.

            These men are trying to buy our country. You know they expect something for all this money. That something is that Mitt Romney and a Republican Congress won’t raise their taxes. We all know that the rich don’t pay enough taxes.

            In response to letter writer Roddy D. Riggs calling me ignorant and making up facts, I say: Look up “Causes of the Great Depression,” on Wikipedia. Income inequality is on the list. This theory was held by economists Waddill Catchings, William Trufant, Rexford Tugwell, Adolph Berle and John Kenneth Galbraith and influenced Franklin D. Roosevelt……,,Etc”

            http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article156092134.html

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            • Gezza

               /  June 15, 2017

              Yup. Aljaz tv summary news just said: “he has been identified as a Democrat activist who volunteered on Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign.”

  3. Gezza

     /  June 15, 2017

    UN: ‘Staggering’ civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive
    UN investigator says US-led air strikes on ISIL stronghold of Raqqa is causing a ‘staggering loss of civilian life’. Residents and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor also say air strikes have killed significant numbers of civilians.

    Separately, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over the use of incendiary white phosphorou weapons by the US-led coalition fighting ISIL, after reports that such weapons were used in Raqqa on Thursday.

    While international law permits the use of white phosphorus in order to cover troop movements, HRW in a statement said the chemical’s use in crowded cities like Raqqa “poses a high risk of horrific and long lasting harm”. The global human rights group said white phosphorous can start fires and cause excruciating burns for bystanders.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/staggering-civilian-deaths-raqqa-offensive-170614110724060.html

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  4. Gezza

     /  June 15, 2017

    Aljaz tv: BREAKING

    There has been a shooting at a San Francisco UPS workplace. 4 people have been taken to hospital. The gunman has been taken into Police custody. He is an employee. More details when known. This appears to be the case…
    http://www.king5.com/news/shooting-reported-at-ups-facility-in-san-francisco/448942917

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  5. Gezza

     /  June 15, 2017

    “A dozen members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail will face charges for their involvement in a violent attack on protestors in Washington, D.C., last month, two U.S. officials told The New York Times. D.C. police planned to announce the charges on Thursday, according to the report, which said the State Department and Secret Service had also investigated the incident.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/337853-12-to-be-charged-in-turkish-embassy-brawl

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  6. Gezza

     /  June 15, 2017

    NEWSQATAR 4 HOURS AGO
    US and Qatar seal $12bn deal for F-15 fighter jets
    Contract is the latest in a series of mixed messages from the US as it attempts to navigate the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/qatar-seal-12bn-deal-15-fighter-jets-170614221327980.html

    😳❓ ➡️ 🐰🐪 ❓➡️ jobs, jobs, jobs?

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 15, 2017

      Switch and bait. Click the reuters link and hey look …from ‘under investigation for the obstruction of justice’ becomes ‘under investigation for possible obstruction of justice’

      And let’s hear it one more time for the washington post and that beacon of truth the anonysource …’citing unidentified officials’ and no less than ‘five people briefed on the requests who spoke on condition of anonymity’

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