World watch – Saturday

Friday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. Gezza

     /  February 17, 2018

    (Relevant to a comment I posted yesterday about screwed up competitive US mass shooters who want to beat someone else’s record.)

    16 February 2018 – Washington State

    “A US student has been arrested after his grandmother reported his plans to attack a high school to police. The decision about where to shoot and kill was based on the flip of a coin.

    During a search at the house, authorities said that investigators seized a rifle that had been hidden in a guitar case, as well as military-style inert grenades. “This was a student that nobody would have suspected,” Mukilteo School District spokesperson Andrew Muntz told Fox affiliate KCPQ following the news.

    O’Connor is being held on charges of attempted murder in the first degree, robbery and assault on an officer, according to online booking records.

    Police said in a statement on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) that dispatchers received a call early Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT) from a grandmother who said she believed her teenage grandson had plans to launch an attack on his school. She told police she had read about the plans in his journal.

    In his writings, according to the probable cause documents, O’Connor said he was preparing for a school shooting, boasting, “My aim has gotten much more accurate.”
    “I’ve been thinking a lot,” he added, according to the court records. “I need to make this shooting/bombing at Kamiak infamous. I need to get the biggest fatality number I possibly can. I need to make this count.

    “I’ve been reviewing many mass shootings/bombings [and attempted bombings] I’m learning from past shooters/bombers mistakes, so I don’t make the same ones.”

    The journal then mentions the coin flip between Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington, and nearby ACES Alternative High School, according to the court records.

    Officers met with O’Connor’s grandmother and were “alarmed at the statements and detailed plans to shoot students and use homemade explosive devices,” according to the statement from police.

    Officers alerted administrators at ACES Alternative High School on Tuesday and had O’Connor pulled from class, according to the court records. The records state that officers found marijuana and a knife in his possession and took him into custody.

    The incident unfolded just miles from Marysville, Washington where another teenager opened fire in 2014 at Marysville Pilchuck High School. Jaylen Fryberg lured students around a lunch table and then gunned them down, killing four before killing himself, police said.”

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  February 17, 2018

    Trump not satisfied with fake news and fake pictures, he has moved on to fake affairs. This one while Melania was looking after their baby. Playmate of the year irresistible.

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 17, 2018

    #metoo seems to be morphing into “seduce celebrity/sell story to media”.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  February 17, 2018

      Sounds like Trump has been seduced by a lot of women, poor fellow he just doesn’t seem to be able to say No.