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In a 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer who identifies as Bryce Williams a.k.a. Vester Lee Flanagan said Jehovah spoke to him and told him to act. In the document the writer listed several reasons for shooting three white people, killing two of them.

“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15… What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”

The writer then expressed admiration for the Virginia Tech mass murderer and the Columbine High School mass murderers.

“Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho [Virginia Tech murderer]. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold [Columbine murderers ]got…just sayin.'”

The writer also complained of suffering racism and bullying for being a homosexual black man.

“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”

No chance there’s any peace where he’s goin’ .. jus’ sayin’.

“[I]t is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” Mark 9:43,44 (KJV)

BREAKING UPDATE: @GovernorVA says shooter believed to be “disgruntled employee” of @WDBJ7. Troopers in pursuit now. https://twitter.com/WTOP

CBS News is reporting the suspect in the Virginia TV crew shooting is Vester Flanagan. According to a former WDBJ employee, Flanagan worked at WDBJ as a reporter about a year ago using the on-air name Bryce Williams.

Vester Lee Flanagan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. He Posted Video of the Shooting on His Facebook Page

2. He Live Tweeted His Apparent Motives for the Shooting

3. Police Chased the Suspect on a Local Highway

4. He Has Worked at Several News Stations

5. He Sued a Station He Previously Worked at for Racial Discrimination

WHSV.com is reporting that Vester Lee Flanagan has shot and killed himself.

 


 

WDBJ7 TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Moneta, Bedford County, Virginia.

Alison and Adam died this morning at 06:45 shortly after the shots rang out. We do not know the motive or who the suspect or the killer is,” said Jeffrey Marks, station general manager.

The murder happened during a live interview at the Bridgewater Plaza shopping center near Smith Mountain Lake. Parker was interviewing a woman about tourism at the shopping centre when the shooting occurred.

According to reports, Vicki Gardner, the woman being interviewed survived the attack.  She was also shot and is in surgery for a gunshot in the back. Gardner is the executive director at the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The video footage from Ward’s camera captures a fleeting image of the gunman, who is wearing black trousers with a blue top, and looks like he’s holding a handgun.


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Vester Flanagan a.k.a. Bryce Williams

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Americans are witnessing a wave of looting, arson, and rage in black communities.

In the aftermath of the April 2015 riots in Baltimore, Maryland, Time Magazine’s Lily Rothman quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “A riot is the language of the unheard” in a feeble attempt to rationalize its devastating effects.

What Rothman’s piece didn’t mention was that Dr. King also said that “Riots are socially destructive and self-defeating” because black Americans end up on the losing end, hurting themselves.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. responds to rioting:

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Mom Fed Up with BlackLivesMatter Protestors ‘Tearing Up Communities over Thugs and Criminals’

By Jerry A. Kane

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A black mom posted a video on Facebook sharing her frustrations over the senseless brutality and violence displayed by blacks and BlackLivesMatter protesters in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri.

Peggy Hubbard was upset by the death of Jamyla Bolden, a 9-year-old girl who was killed by a bullet fired in a drive-by shooting while lying in her mother’s bed Tuesday evening doing homework. The girl’s mother also was shot but survived with a leg wound.

The following day BlackLivesMatter protesters marched in the streets for an 18-year-old “very bad guy” shot and killed by police for allegedly pointing a gun at them.

“Last night who do you think they protested for? The thug, the criminal, because they’re howling, ‘police brutality.’ Are you fuckin’ kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality?” Hubbard said.

Hubbard called the BlackLivesMatter protesters “trifling” and a “joke” saying they place more value on the lives of thugs and criminals than they do the lives of innocent victims and children murdered by black thugs and criminals every night in the streets of St. Louis.

“You black people, my black people, you are the fuckin’ most violent motherfuckers I’ve ever seen in my life. A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered; her dreams mattered; her future mattered; her promises mattered. It mattered,” Hubbard said

Curising and f-bombs aside, Hubbard tells it like it is, speaks truth to power, and keeps it real. She is a courageous and a strong woman taking a stand against senseless violence and calling attention to misplaced outrage by BlackLivesMatter protestors.

“Do you think the police are out here for fun? … You shoot at them and they’re going to shoot at you. If you try to kill them, their job is serve and protect, not serve and die,” Hubbard said.

Hubbard’s 6-minute video has been viewed more than 4-million times and has over 222,000 shares. Yesterday she posted another video apologizing for cursing and for using offensive language in the first video.


WARNING: THE VIDEO BELOW CONTAINS CURSING AND LANGUAGE THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE

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In this latest video, Holly O’Donnell, a former Blood and Tissue Procurement Technician describes her most difficult experience while working for StemExpress inside a Planned Parenthood clinic.

When a full intact alive and kicking baby appeared on screen lying on a stainless steel table, I stopped watching the video and cried. Is there no end to this hell hole? This is evil, and these people are wicked.

“The worst is not So long as we can say ‘This is the worst.'”

The question we should be asking isn’t, “What kind of people would do such horrible things to a human being”?; the question we should be asking is what kind of people sits idly by while such horrible things are being done and says and does nothing to stop it.

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.


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On Monday, August 18, the Boston Red Sox held its annual Disability Awareness day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, and Christopher Duffley, a blind, autistic 14-year-old Manchester Boy, performed the National Anthem.

“When he started to sing, he quickly learned his microphone wasn’t working. At first, Duffley paused and, moments later, began tapping the microphone with his hand, trying to hear if it was working. Knowing what had happened by watching him on the jumbo screen in center field, the Fenway faithful, along with the players and coaches from both teams, began to urge Duffley on.”

Sometimes we know, sometimes we don’t

Sometimes we give, sometimes we won’t

Sometimes we’re strong, sometimes we’re wrong

Sometimes we cry

Sometimes it’s bad when the going gets tough

When we look in the mirror and we want to give up

Sometimes we don’t even think we’ll try

Sometimes we cry

Well we’re gonna have to sit down and think it right through

If we’re only human what more can we do?

The only thing to do is eat humble pie

Sometimes we cry

For more on the story, see Manchester’s Christopher Duffley wows Fenway crowd.


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The following excerpts were taken from my latest youtube offering, “Abortion Is Not a Good Thing.“:

“The baby might be in the woman’s body, but the baby is not the woman’s body. It has its own DNA, its own genetic code, has its own blood type, has its own functioning brain, has its own functioning kidneys, its own functioning lungs, its own dreams.”—Matt Chandler, Lead Teaching Pastor of The Village Church

“If abortion was a good thing, there wouldn’t be so much emotional damage from it. End of story. … The environment is morbid; you can just feel it. You can hear screaming; you can hear crying … If there was a higher gestation and the technicians needed it, there were times when they’d just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there is no way they would know. “—Holly O’Donnell, Ex-procurement Technician, LLC

“Let’s have an investigation of those people who were trying to ensnare Planned Parenthood in a controversy that doesn’t exist.” Nancy Pelosi is Democrat Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives

“For my daugher, for my granddaughter, for people all across Massachusetts and all across this country, I stand with Planned Parenthood, and I hope my collegues will do the same.”—Elizabeth Warren, Democrat Senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts


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The Viewer’s View ladies have done more for race relations in seven months than Hussein I (peace be upon him) has done in seven years.

“We can no longer parade the narrative “Black Lives Matter” in front of people when we don’t feel like our own lives matter. When we take and we burn down our own neighborhoods, when we take and we kill our brothers and sisters, when we rob from them, when we do destructive things, what we’re tellin’ people is that we don’t care about our own lives; and sometimes that why people can’t care about us.…

We be your sister. We represent you. We stand for you. We stand up for you. But we can’t do that if you sittin’ down and burn down your community. Listen .. that’s embarrassing. Let’s be men and women. Let’s be united again. Let’s be Americans again.”


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Idaho Incident Raises Concerns Over Government Gun Confiscation

By Jerry A. Kane

When the Department of Veterans Affairs determines a veteran unable to take care of his financial affairs, it reports the assessment to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Once NICS gets the report, it labels the veteran “incapacitated,” which means that he along with his family members who live in the same household are barred by law from buying or owning firearms.

On July 30, 2015, Navy Veteran John Arnold of Priest River, Idaho, received a letter from the VA informing him that he is no longer allowed to purchase or own guns, and that “an inspector from an Idaho office of Veteran’s Affairs would be coming to his home in Priest River on August 6th to confiscate his firearms.” VA spokesman Bret Bowers said the agency’s benefits office in Salt Lake City had sent out the letter.

Last September the 70 year-old Arnold suffered a stroke and went to the VA for medical attention. After undergoing treatment, Arnold quickly recovered from the stroke, but an assessment conducted by the VA determined he could no longer handle his own finances. Arnold said that he has always taken care of his own finances and has continued to do so after recovering from the stroke.

When word got out that an inspector was coming to confiscate Arnold’s guns, Idaho Republican state Representative Heather Scott of Blanchard and about 100 area residents gathered outside the veteran’s home to prevent the inspector from taking them.

Scott spearheaded the effort, which attracted Washington state Representative Matthew Shea of Spokane Valley and County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler. Shea called the gathering a “defiance against tyranny” and Wheeler vowed that he’d stand guard “to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.”

“I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho. This seemed appropriate to show my support,” Wheeler said.

Arnold said he was “thankful and amazed” by the number of people who showed up to stand with him and support his Second Amendment rights.

“It’s absolutely amazing and it gives you a new found hope that there are still people out there,” said Maria Bosworth, Arnold supporter.

The VA does have the authority to declare veterans incompetent to handle their financial affairs, which bars them from buying or owing firearms; but Bowers said his agency doesn’t have the authority to confiscate them.

The VA’s authority to bar veterans from buying and owning guns is being challenged by Second Amendment advocates. Recently U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) proposed a bill that would require court action before the VA can bar veterans who have been declared incompetent from buying guns.

Priest River, population 1,700, has been described as a community of strong Tea Party and Second Amendment supporters.


 

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In an article that appeared in The Conversation, Professor Cham Dallas the Director at the Institute for Disaster Management at University of Georgia says that the nation is not well prepared for what would happen if a 10 kiloton device hit the US.

Dallas says the problem is that many people are living in denial. They believe the threat from nuclear weapons has receded when it is actually increasing steadily.

According to Dallas, the impact from a detonation on medicine and public health would be devasting:

The majority of deaths – around 100,000, depending on the area – would happen soon after the detonation.

No real evacuation plans are in place, so survivors will remain trapped in area.

Local health care response capability would be largely eradicated.

Damage will make it extremely difficult to respond, recover and rehabilitate.

Health care workers would have little to no familiarity with the treatment of radiation victims.

There would also be a massive number of laceration injuries from the breakage of virtually all glass in a wide area.

Large swaths of territory will be uninhabitable for decades.

Many could die from the effects years later, as the fallout spreads across the country.

For more on the story, see ‘We are not prepared’: Scientist outlines terrifying vision of what would happen if America was hit by a nuclear bomb.

"[I]f this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I'd say that you're all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing's over with. That goes for ever' last one of you regardless of your race, color or your creed. Now let's get this thing on the hump - we got some flyin' to do."-- Major T. J. "King" Kong

“[I]f this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I’d say that you’re all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing’s over with. That goes for ever’ last one of you regardless of your race, color or your creed. Now let’s get this thing on the hump – we got some flyin’ to do.”– Major T. J. “King” Kong

Have a nice day!

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Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty

By Jerry A. Kane

Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected.

For 15 years, Roger Ailes has enjoyed near total autonomy as head of Fox News, but Ailes’ sovereign rule ended abruptly with the move. A 21st Century Fox spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter from now on, “Roger will report to Lachlan and James.”

“For Ailes, it was a stinging smack-down and effectively a demotion.”

To say that Ailes and Murdoch’s son James have a strained relationship would be a bit of an understatement. James, whose wife once worked for the Clinton Foundation, is a rabid environmentalist who led the campaign to make News Corp a carbon-neutral company. Conversely, Ailes is a “fierce climate-change denier,” who allegedly has called James a “fucking dope” and “Fredo.”

Ailes was not notified of the management change in advance. Apparently, Murdoch has been convinced that Fox News will continue do well without Ailes at the helm. Last year Ailes took a leave of absence due to an illness, and the network’s ratings didn’t slide.

Now that control of Fox News has been given to Murdoch’s sons Ailes’ fair and balanced reporting and conservative punditry will soon fall by the wayside.

“I think the boys are back … yoked together in a sort of competitive collaboration,” said David Folkenflik, author of Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06:  FOX News anchors (L-R) Chris Wallace, Megan Kelly and Bret Baier moderate the first prime-time Republican presidential debate hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – AUGUST 06: FOX News anchors (L-R) Chris Wallace, Megan Kelly and Bret Baier moderate the first prime-time Republican presidential debate hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Last month at the behest of Ailes, Fox News gave Trump more airtime than any other candidate, and analysts and hosts made pro-Trump arguments and gushed over him. But then the network jumped the shark at the Republican Party’s first presidential primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio, last Thursday.

Murdoch’s message to blunt Trump’s rise in the polls came loud and clear over his social media and publishing outlets, and the Fox News debate moderators tried to destroy his candidacy in a single night by unleashing an all-out character assassination to discredit him.

“This wasn’t a debate, at least not like most of those I’ve seen. This was an inquisition.”—Frank Bruni, journalist, New York Times

Throughout the night, Fox News moderators, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Megyn Kelly, deluged Trump with cheap shots and sophomoric “gotcha” questions, while pitting the candidates and the audience against him.

It was an obvious planned hit to destroy Trump’s candidacy, a failed bread and circus show that left viewers with nothing substantive but a foul taste in their mouths. Cyberspace erupted with “disappointing, disgusting, embarrassing, appalling, shocking, and shameful.”

In spite of the moderators’ collective efforts to take care of “This Trump Thing,” Trump managed to survive their inquisition, but the network that Ailes had built over the past 15 years did not. Fox News died a humiliating death at Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015, in front of 24 million viewers. In display of solidarity with its leftist alphabet and cable network counterparts, the network relinquished any pretense of credibility.

The weight of this sad time we must obey,

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

The oldest hath borne most: we that are young

Shall never see so much, nor live so long.”

― William Shakespeare, King Lear

 

 

For more on the story, see Roger Ailes’s Demotion Signals Power Shift Within Murdoch Empire, THE FUTURE OF FOX: Murdoch’s sons taking over at 21st Century, and Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He’s Got to Rein In Roger Ailes.

 

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