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Liberals lash out at father who lost daughter in Florida school shooting — see the vile reason why

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:32

Andrew Pollack lost his 18-year-old daughter, Meadow, in Wednesday’s tragic Florida school shooting. But that hasn’t stopped liberals from lashing out at him — and the reason why is utterly disgusting.

What’s going on?

A viral photo shows a very concerned Mr. Pollack holding a picture of his daughter, showing it to a journalist. The photo was taken on Wednesday before Pollack learned of his daughter’s murder.

The heartbreaking picture was accompanied with the message: “Here is Andrew Pollack yesterday showing a photo of his daughter Meadow. At that time he was searching for her. Today he said ‘she’s gone.'”

And while most people saw a worried dad desperate to learn his daughter’s whereabouts, there were others who saw a southern Trump supporter in a truck.

Essentially, they saw the type of person who is to blame for President Donald Trump rising to political prominence and being elected president. They even somehow found “irony” in his daughter dying by gun.

How did they respond to the picture?

With vile comments.

“I have zero sympathy. Notice the tee shirt he’s wearing. He helped murder his own daughter,” one person said.

“‘She’s gone’ the man says as he proudly wears a Trump 20/20 shirt wow,” one person wrote.

“…….f**k it imma say it, THE IRONY. How bout them Trump policies,” another person added.

“his shirt. then the photo of his daughter. life is a full circle, your beliefs affect everyone,” another person said.

“I am sorry he lost his daughter however he voted for Trump and is suffering the consequences of his actions now,” another person said.

“The shirt I’m sorry I have to laugh,” one person said.

Machine Gun Madness Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00

I was slogging through some of the saved bookmarks on my desktop this morning. I stumbled on an old article about a human factors guru named Earl Weiner. Since my last post on TTAG discussing guns, human factors and an Airbus A320 went over so well I figured I’d write a little bit about how Weiner’s […]

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Air Force Academy apologizes for email saying Michael Jordan’s conservative appearance is exemplary

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:55

The U.S. Air Force Academy issued an apology after a commandant said basketball legend Michael Jordan’s conservative appearance is a great example of good grooming and fashion sense. What started off as a compliment turned into a comment that some viewed as racist, according to published reports.

How did this happen?

Master Sgt. Zachary Parish wrote an email to cadets that began by saying their haircuts did not meet Air Force regulations. Cadets need to keep their hair trimmed, he wrote. That comment was not surprising because the military enforces strict shaving and haircut regulations.

“It’s unfortunate that a small percentage of cadets who fail to maintain their hair appropriately cast a negative impression that’s reflected on the entire … cadet population and armed service members at large,” Parish wrote. He went on to make a reference to Jordan’s appearance:

He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances.

Some recipients of the message viewed the comment as being derogatory toward African Americans, The Gazette in Colorado reported.

What did the apology say?

In a written statement, the school apologized for the comment, calling it a “microaggression.”

“Let me apologize for the email sent earlier today by our first sergeant,” Col. Julian Stevens, vice-commandant of cadets at the academy, said in a written statement. “The comments were very disrespectful, derogatory and in no way reflective of (cadet wing) permanent party views.”

Stevens continued: “Microagressions such as these are often blindspots/unintentional biases that are not often recognized, and if they are recognized they are not always addressed.”

Many people on Facebook defended Parish’s comment, but the academy still admonished him, according to reports.

“The comments were inappropriate,” the academy stated in its follow-up email. “We have a responsibility for how we communicate and if anyone feels disrespected by someone’s words, we take that very seriously. We need to take responsibility immediately and learn from it as we move forward.”

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

NRA-ILA - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:34
On February 9th, the Washington state Senate passed Senate Bill 6298 to expand the category of persons stripped of their Second Amendment rights and it is now scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on February 21st at 8:00AM.  On February 14th, the state House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 to ban certain firearm accessories and it now awaits a floor vote.

North Carolina mom sentenced to jail for baptizing her own daughter: ‘I’m scared…’

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:42

You read that headline correctly. A North Carolina mother was sentenced to seven days in jail this week for baptizing her own daughter.

Woah, what??

According to the Charlotte Observer, Kendra Stocks reported to the Mecklenburg County jail on Friday to begin her seven-day sentence after being held in contempt of court. The Observer described the matter as “a head-on collision between matters of church and state.”

The reason for Stocks’ jailing? Because she baptized her daughter without the consent of the father, Paul Schaaf.

The case goes all the back to August 2016 when a judge granted Schaaf full-custody of the young girl. That meant Schaaf got the final-say on decisions concerning religion. But just one day after the judge’s decision, Stocks had her daughter baptized in private — without telling Schaaf.

Schaaf only learned about the baptism after he saw pictures on Facebook, according to WSOC-TV. He then lodged a complaint against Stocks.

That lead North Carolina District Court Judge Sean Smith to find Stocks in contempt of court last March. He sentenced her to 10 days in jail. Stocks appealed the decision, but the North Carolina Superior Court upheld it on Monday. However, the court reduced the sentence from 10 days to just seven.

What did the attorneys say?

Stocks’ attorney, Nadia Margherio, argued her client didn’t violate the judge’s order because both parents, who are practicing Catholics, agreed their daughter should be baptized. She also argued Smith’s order didn’t include “a clear directive” requiring “one parent to notify the other about a christening.”

Meanwhile, Schaaf’s attorney, Jonathan Feit, emphasized that Stocks is not being punished for the baptism, but for disobeying the court’s order.

“For our system to work, there ought to be consequences for willfully and intentionally violating a court order. I teach my children that. I reject the notion that anybody else is responsible for what is happening besides Ms. Stocks herself,” he told the Observer.

Feit explained that it was a bit ridiculous Stocks didn’t tell his client about the religious ceremony given they spent the day before the baptism in court.

“One would think that you would have the sense to say, ‘Oh, by the way, I’ve scheduled a secret baptism and it’s tomorrow, and you might want to know about it,'” he said.

What did Stocks say?

She told the Observer: “I’m scared. I’m sad about what has happened. I don’t regret having her baptized. That was in her best interest…I don’t see how this is in the best interest of the family. Her father is sending her mother to jail.”

Julie Golob Talks About Competition

America's First Freedom - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:45
What does a shooter think about after a match?

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – February 17, 2018

SurvivalBlog.com - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:05

February 16th is the anniversary of U.S. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur’s “Most daring act of the age” as British Admiral Horatio Nelson called it. The Muslim pirates from the Barbary states – Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripolitania, had been leading raids against U.S. flagged ships, stealing the cargo and ransoming the crew back to the U.S. at exorbitant price. After two years of minor raids, President Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. navy vessels to the Mediterranean Sea to engage them. Sadly, the U.S. frigate Philadelphia ran aground near Tripoli and was captured.

On February 16th, 1804, Lt. Decatur led an expeditionary force into Tripoli harbor to destroy the captured American Vessel before it could be used to the Tripolitan advantage. Seventy-four men, including nine U.S. Marines, sailed into the harbor, boarded the ship, attacked its crew, capturing or killing all but two, then set fire to the frigate … Continue reading

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Health and Hygiene Tips for the Homestead- Part 1, by J.M.

SurvivalBlog.com - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:04

Health and hygiene as a subject is not nearly as glamorous as the “shoot and scoot” topics often discussed. However, these practices have saved untold millions of lives in a very uneventful way, year after year. Prevention beats cure every time!

Most prepper’s medical kits now include such items as Quik Clot or Celox Bandages, suture or staple kits, Israeli gauzes, and tourniquets. We try to prepare for gunshot wounds or severe lacerations/cuts, but in so doing let us not overlook the more mundane killers of mankind while specializing on medical conditions that would prove very difficult to deal with in a grid down situation without medical professionals.

Biggest Killers in the Third World

History shows us that the three biggest killers of mankind in the third world are:

Editors’ Prepping Progress

SurvivalBlog.com - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:03

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!  This week’s emphasis is on small arms mechanical training.

JWR

Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,
We’ve received another 11 inches of snow so far this week at the Rawles Ranch. And another 15+ inches of snow is forecast for this weekend. The last … Continue reading

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog.com - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:02

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Heirloom seeds are getting more difficult to obtain due to government regulations in the E.U.

Interesting Data on Which States People are Leaving

Reader H.L. sent in this interesting article on a novel way to tell where people don’t want to live. U-Haul is a truck rental company that rents trucks to people moving and you can rent it one-way. If the same number of people are moving into an area as out of an area, it works really well. However, when more people are moving out of an area than into it, U-Haul has to hire drivers to drive the empty trucks back to the origin (or where they are needed). They also … Continue reading

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

SurvivalBlog.com - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:01

“And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.” – 1 Kings 5:12 (KJV)

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‘Is that all there is?’ – Matt Schlapp mocks indictments in Russian investigation

The Blaze - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:21

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp mocked the 13 indictments in the Mueller investigation of Russian operatives involved in the interference of the 2016 election.

Here’s what he said

“It’s rather shocking,” he said, “everything about it is shocking, it’s shocking to see the Deputy Attorney General, to me, making that announcement, it didn’t come specifically from the special counsel’s team.”

“It’s shocking that what they’re saying is that these,” he continued, “you know it’s really interesting they said these Russians were spreading discord, uh you know, uh, I know these are serious charges, but that was a strange word, it seemed, to use.”

“It’s weird that they said they’ve been doing it for a number of years maybe even before this election cycle, um, you know, it didn’t seem like that uh, genius a plan, to uh, to get on Twitter and start to, you know, start to say bad things about Hillary Clinton and other candidates,” he explained.

“And I think for a lot of Republicans,” he added, “they’re kinda singing that song, after all of this, is that all there is? And if that really is all there is, the American people are going to want to move one.”

Former State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf responded that there might be more indictments coming and that the indictments should be taken more seriously.

“This is rather absurd,” Schlapp continued later in the segment. “This is like Rocky and Bullwinkle kinda stuff.”

“When I think of Russian collusion in our elections, I am offended,” he added, “I think it’s repulsive, is this what it was?”

“It was thirteen guys, having some rallies?” he mocked, “acting as bots on social media?”

“There’s gonna be more, this isn’t it!” laughed Harf.

“This is clearly their best shot,” he retorted, “acting as bots on social media? Someone might have read a Facebook post that was incorrect? That’s what this was all about? It’s repugnant, it shouldn’t happen, Obama should have stopped it, but by the same taken, this is not worth a year of the country’s time over everything else that we have to deal with in this country, and these charges of Russian collusion, it’s clearly been ridiculous and not true. “

Here’s video of Schlapp’s appearance on Fox News:

The indictments included allegations that political operatives organized rallies against Hillary Clinton and also against Trump, and that the misinformation campaign included “bots” on social media to deceive and manipulate American voters.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in the announcement of the indictments Friday that they did not conclude that these efforts had changed the outcome of the election.

Breaking: Mueller makes new accusations against a former Trump official

The Blaze - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:11

More allegations against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort were revealed in a partially redacted court document Friday in the investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion.

Here’s what was made public Friday

The government argued that the bail being set for Manafort was insufficient given the new allegations that they had discovered against him, including bank fraud.

“The proposed package is deficient in the government’s view, in light of additional criminal conduct that we have learned since the Court’s initial bail determination,” prosecutors wrote.

“That criminal conduct includes a series of bank frauds and bank fraud conspiracies,” they added.

The filing accuses Manafort of using “doctored profit and loss statements” in order to exaggerate “millions of dollars” in income to obtain a mortgage fraudulently.

What had Manafort been charged with before?

Manafort was charged with 12 counts by Mueller’s team in October, including conspiracy against the United States and false and misleading statements to federal authorities.

What does this mean?

Some took these new allegations to mean that the Mueller team had been able to reach a deal with his former business associate, Rick Gates.

Mueller also announced indictments against 13 Russians Friday for various crimes involved in a conspiracy to influence the 2016 election.

Parkland School Shooting Survivor: “We Were Told The Police Would Do A Fake Code Red, With Fake Guns”

The Daily Sheeple - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:04

Florida ‘code red’ active shooter drill with “fake guns” went live, several eyewitnesses suggest. Did police use the wrong type of ammo (i.e. live rounds I.L.O. blanks) or did another element capitalize on the drill by hijacking it and taking it hot?

PARKLAND, Fla. (INTELLIHUB) — Many credible sources, including students, parents, and teachers of the school have openly admitted on camera that they were told at one point or another prior to the Valentine’s Day shooting that a “code red” active shooter drill would be taking place.

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Freshman Kelsey Friend told CNN on Thursday, that she heard whispers from fellow classmates on the day of the shooting that police would be conducting an active shooter drill using “fake guns.”

“We had rumors going around the school that police would do a fake code red with fake guns, not actual, but sounding real and I thought at the beginning that this just wasn’t real and that this was just drills […] until I saw my teacher dead on the floor.”

The freshman said that she was hiding behind the teacher’s desk with 15-20 other students when her teacher was shot in the doorway of the classroom.

‘It seemed like it lasted five-years,” she explained.

Friend, who seems traumatized, told CNN that her and her classmates were whisked to safety when SWAT made their entry and evacuated them over an hour later.

“The SWAT team actually came and got us and said that it was all okay,” she explained. “Once we were escorted out of the classroom I did see Mr. Beagle’s body out the corner of my eyes through the stairwell and I did see blood and I saw two students, unfortunately, curled up in balls.”

“Going down the stairs I saw more blood, backpacks everywhere,” she continued. “It was like a movie scene and there was gunpowder all over the floor. […] It was just so real but felt so fake at the same time.”

Another student told a Texas News station that she saw “weird dust on the floor” after shots were fired and admits that drills were being conducted on the day of the shooting.

“It was pretty terrifying because they were all putting us through drills — we thought this was a drill but it wasn’t and then we just started hearing gunshots,” another student told KPRC 2 shortly after the shooting.

And if that’s not enough, the student said that there were “three shooters” and described one of them as “some other kid” (as in, not the suspect, Nikolas Cruz) and gestured as if the person she saw was wearing a tactical vest and a mask.

Another student who attends Stoneman Douglas H.S., a senior named David Hogg, also told CNN that he too thought the shooting was a drill.

“[…] we actually thought that this was a drill at first and an extremely realistic one at that,” Hogg explained. “I thought that because of the extremely well-executed response of the janitor and everybody else but while we were in there we soon found out this was anything but a drill.”

Gunpowder residue and wadding is often expelled in great quantities when blank rounds are fired.

So, the question is: Who took the drill live? Who fired live rounds?

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Florida Mass Shooting Witness: ‘Secret Service Was Present, Changed School Security Policy Several Weeks Before Shooting’

The Daily Sheeple - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:45

PARKLAND, Fla. (INTELLIHUB) — According to a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School who appeared on The Alex Jones Show Thursday, United States Secret Service personnel were on the ground at the school several weeks before the shooting to change security protocols.

Jalen Martin told the Texas talk show host that a teacher of his had confirmed that the Secret Service was indeed present at the school a few weeks prior.

The student’s testimony dovetails with buried reports that a fire drill and an active shooter drill were, in fact, already scheduled for Valentine’s Day.

Martin said there had already been one fire drill earlier Wednesday morning before the alarm went off for a second time which prompted the principal to announce over the loudspeaker for all students to evacuate.

Additionally, a teacher at the school told MSNBC’s Rachal Maddow that her and other staff were told at the beginning of the semester that an active shooting drill would be taking place sometime during the semester and that the drill would be unannounced.



Why would the Secret Service have changed security protocols at Stoneman Douglas High School, unannounced to teachers and other staff, just weeks before the shooting?

What role did the deep state play in the shooting?

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TTAG Daily Digest: The NRA Can be Beat, Foiled School Shooting, Promises Promises, You Can’t Handler the Truth!

The Truth About Guns - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:43

“Candidates must realize that reducing gun violence is a winning and moral issue,” The New York Times’ Editorial Board opines over images designed to short-circuit rational thought. “Aggressive turnout by voters who believe this can defeat the N.R.A. at the polls. Until then, the bloodshed will continue.” Yeah, that’ll stop the criminals, crazies and terrorists! […]

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Mind-Altering Drug Makers Fund Anti-Gun Mainstream Media

The Daily Sheeple - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:34

It isn’t surprising the mainstream media – and late night entertainers – focus on guns instead of SSRIs linked to mass shootings given that they’re well-funded by drug makers.

Virtually every suspected mass shooter was on psychiatric drugs, yet the mainstream media – which is funded by Big Pharma ad revenue – conveniently buries this fact.

That’s likely because Big Pharma spent nearly $6 billion on TV, magazine and digital advertisements in 2016 alone, a healthy sum ad-dependent news outlets cannot ignore.

In fact, the media is so dependent on this ad revenue that some outlets have even launched “health content businesses” to attract consumers targeted by Big Pharma.

“It doesn’t surprise me that media companies are getting into pharma advertising, given the total value at stake in pharma sales,” said Brian Fox, a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

This would explain the mainstream media’s indifference when it comes to investigating the link between serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and mass shootings.

As Infowars reported, suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz may have been autistic and taking medication for emotional issues, yet only Infowars, World Net Daily and a handful of others are shining a light on the SSRI epidemic.

“As information about the perpetrator emerges, a relative confides to a newspaper that the ‘troubled youth’ who committed the mass murder was on psychiatric medications – you know, those powerful, little understood, mind-altering drugs with fearsome side effects including ‘suicidal ideation’ and even ‘homicidal ideation,’” wrote WND’s David Kupelian.

There are hundreds of cases of violence committed by persons taking psychiatric drugs, as documented by sites such as SSRIStories.org, in addition to the suspected mass shooters who were on SSRIs:

“SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are the pharmaceutical companies latest cash cows,” wrote Dr. Moira Dolan. “Their use has skyrocketed in the last 10 years.”

“Nicknamed ‘Chemical Babysitters’ and designated anti-depressants, they are causing dozens of murders, thousands of psychoses and are altering the minds of millions of users.”

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That’s It? Mueller Indicts A Few Russian Nationals For Troll Campaign to Influence 2016 Election

The Daily Sheeple - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:28

This is the equivalent of indicting a few Nigerian email scammers!

From CNBC:

A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections, during which they boosted the candidacy of Donald Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Friday.

The indictment says that a Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency sought to wage “information warfare” against the United States by using fictitious American personas and social media platforms and other Internet-based media.

While that effort was launched in 2014, by early to mid-2016 the defendants were “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton,” the eight-count indictment charges.

As part of those efforts, the defendants also encouraged minority groups to either not vote for in the election or to vote for a third-party candidate. Both actions would have hurt Clinton, who received significant support from minority voters.

And after the election of Trump as president in November 2016, the defendants used fake personas to organize and coordinate political rallies in support of Trump, while also doing the same to create rallies “protesting the results” of the election, the indictment said.

On one day, Nov. 12, 2016, the defendants organized a rally in New York to “show your support for President-elect Donald Trump” while at the same time organizing a “Trump is NOT my president rally” that also was held in New York.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the defendants created hundreds of accounts using fake personas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to advance their scheme.

The accused also allegedly used a “computer infrastructure, based partly in the United States, to hide the Russian origin of their activities and to avoid detection” by US authorities, the indictment said.

Rosenstein said there is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the scheme, nor is there any allegation that the scheme affected the outcome of the election.

*Breathes in*

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

This is literally nothing!

Note they say no American was a “knowing participant,” it sounds like that includes Trump!

I guess it was good Trump didn’t shut this scam down!

Other than throw away millions of dollars on literally nothing, this couldn’t have been a bigger letdown!

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Five Major Revelations the Mainstream Media is Ignoring About the Florida Shooting

The Daily Sheeple - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:21

As the media frantically attempts to use the mass shooting in Florida to discreetly push divide and political agendas, major revelations are being entirely ignored.

Parkland, FL — One of the deadliest school shootings in American history took place this week in Parkland, Florida and the suspected gunman has since confessed to this most heinous act. As details unfold, however, the mainstream media is failing to ask the hard questions which need to be answered.

While the media frantically attempts to use Nikolas Cruz to push their political agenda, bombshell revelations are being ignored, perhaps deliberately.

While corporate media continues to use this incident to ram divide down society’s throat and push for gun confiscation, those of us in the alternative media world are asking questions that matter. The Free Thought Project has compiled a list of five major details about the shooting that took place Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that the media is conveniently choosing to ignore.

5. Cruz was reportedly taking antidepressants

In a likely attempt to protect their corporate sponsors in the pharmaceutical industry, the fact that Cruz’s family told reporters that he was on medication for depression has managed to remain all but a blip in the mainstream.

As TFTP reported, the people who knew Cruz described him as a troubled teenager who was adopted when he was young and then was forced to move in with a friend after both of his adopted parents died. Jim Lewis, an attorney for the family that gave Cruz a place to live after his mother died in November, told The Washington Post that they knew Cruz was depressed, but they believed he taking steps to manage his depression.

Family member Barbara Kumbatovich told the Herald, “she believed Nikolas Cruz was on medication to deal with his emotional fragility.” She was a sister-in-law of Lynda Cruz, the suspect’s mother, and she also told the Sun-Sentinel that she believes Nikolas has been on medications for several months.

“I know she had been having some issues with them, especially the older one. He was being a problem. I know he did have some issues and he may have been taking medication. [He] did have some kind of emotional or difficulties,” Kumbatovich said.

The reason this information is so important is that the side effects of some of these medications are known to make people violent and suicidal.

Some of the side effects of antidepressants include aggression, agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts — and homicidal ideation.

4. Cruz warned that he was going to shoot up a school and kill people and the FBI did nothing.

I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” A YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz commented on a video on Sept. 24, 2017. The video was posted on the channel “Ben The Bondsman,” and the owner, Ben Bennight, immediately took a screenshot and submitted it to the FBI.

Bennight told Buzzfeed News that the bureau was quick to respond, and agents from the Mississippi field office conducted an in-person interview with him the next day.

“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person,” Bennight said. “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”

As TFTP reported, there have been multiple incidents in which people have been arrested for making far less serious statements online. Now, the FBI is claiming that with all their resources—including having his full name and IP address from YouTube—that they couldn’t find Cruz after he made those comments.

On top of saying he was going to shoot up a school, seven months ago, Cruz wrote, “I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good people,” in the comments section of a video clip from the NatGeo show “Alaska State Troopers: Armed and Dangerous” that was posted on YouTube.

Then six months ago, he commented on a YouTube video titled, “Antifa Gun Club,” writing, “Im going watch them sheep fall f*ck antifa i wish to kill as many as i can.”

In spite of threatening to kill people—a blatant violation of the law— there were no arrests, no questions, and Cruz was left alone. All of this is in spite of the fact that people have been kidnapped and thrown in cages for merely criticizing the police.

3. There were reports of multiple shooters

In one chilling account, a high school student not only told reporters that she witnessed multiple shooters, but she also explained how she was talking to the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, as she heard rounds being fired down the hall.

Alexa Miednik told KHOU-TV journalist Matt Musil:”The fire alarm went off and the principal came on the speaker saying ‘everybody needs to evacuate right now,’ so that’s what I did.”

“As I was going down the stairs I heard a couple of shots fired, everybody was freaking out saying that it was a gun,” explained Miednik.

“As we were walking, the whole class together, I actually was speaking to the suspect Nikolas Cruz,” said Miednik, as she made quotes with her fingers when saying ‘suspect’.

“So, you were walking down the hall with him?” asks the reporter. “Weren’t you scared?”

“In the moment I wasn’t,” replied Miednik. “because there was obviously…definitely another shooter involved.”

“Oh, you think he was not the only one?” asks the surprised reporter.

“No, definitely not,” replied Miednik.

“Why do you say that?” the reporter asked.

“Because when shots were fired, I saw him after the fact. The shots were coming from the other part of the building. So, there definitely had to be two shooters involved,” she explained.

2. Students reported that they were having active shooter drills that day

It has not been confirmed that a drill was planned—other than a fire drill that morning—but students said they’d heard a ‘rumor’ that they would have to take part in a ‘code red’ practice exercise.

“I thought, ‘I don’t know if this is real or fake,’” Kelsey Friend explained to CNN.

“We had rumors going around the school that police would do a fake code red with fake guns but sounding real,” Friend explained to reporters. “I thought, at the beginning that this was all a drill…until I saw my teacher dead on the floor.”

Another student, Will Gilroy, reportedly said that students at the high school in were told there would be an active shooter drill at their school this week. He said that’s why students thought they were participating in a drill when they were evacuating.

1. The random association with the white nationalist group that wasn’t true

The biggest story of the day on the internet yesterday was, according to the NY Times, that Jordan Jereb, a leader of a white supremacist group based in North Florida, told The Associated Press that Mr. Cruz had joined their group.

But later Jereb would say that he did not know whether that was true. While the association was pushed on every outlet across the world, his retraction was conveniently ignored by the rest of the media. Why, exactly, this man would go out of his way to associate his group with a mass shooter only to retract it hours later remains a mystery.

However, the effect in the media was clear: distract and divide.

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