‘Four dead and twenty injured’ in mass shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper building

from Daily Mail

Four people have been killed and more than a dozen injured during a mass shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper headquarters.

A suspect has been taken into custody and police are were working to secure the building at 3.30pm.

Phil Davis, a court and crime reporter for the Gazette, confirmed that multiple people had been shot. Davis said that a lone gunman had shot through the glass door of the offices and then opened fire on the newspaper employees.

‘A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead,’ he tweeted, while he said he was waiting to be interviewed by police…

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Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Start ‘Gunning Journalists Down’

from the Observer (June 26, 2018)

Milo Yiannopoulos has started issuing reporters threatening messages when asked to comment for stories.

“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” the right-wing nationalist told Observer over text message, in response to a longer feature in development about an Upper East Side restaurant he is said to frequent.

When asked to elaborate on who specifically had upset him, Yiannopoulos explained that the statement was his “standard response to a request for comment.”

Yiannopoulos also sent the message to The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer in an article examining the struggling U.K. Independence Party, which the conservative commentator is reportedly seeking to join as part of, what an Info Wars host describes as, a “soft coup” lead by nationalist figures.

Yiannopoulos posted a picture on Instagram of the veiled threat issued to Sommer, captioning it “where is the lie.”…

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Shooter opened fire on Capital Gazette newspaper employees in Annapolis

from WJLA in Washington

An active shooter was reported in the 800 block of Bestgate Road in Annapolis Thursday afternoon, police say.

The Baltimore Sun, which owns the Annapolis paper, is reporting that that’s where the shooting occurred. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Baltimore also confirms they are responding to the Capital Gazette’s address.

A Capital Gazette reporter tweeted moments ago that a single shooter shot multiple people in the office, and that some of those people are now dead.

Multiple sources confirmed to ABC7’s Brad Bell that the shooter was taken into custody, and that a shotgun was involved.

A reunification center for families has been opened at the Lord & Taylor at Westfield Annapolis mall.

What is the Real Lesson From the Ocasio-Cortez Victory?

Should progressive minded people be hopeful? Should the “alt-right” be afraid? I say neither but that begs the question: what is the real lesson to take from this young woman’s victory in the Bronx? The answer might be simpler than you think.

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#OpICE is a Destabilization Campaign #sayNOtoOpICE

by Scott Creighton

(my new video will be at the end of the article)

Greetings

Strange game.
The only winning move is
not to play.

All hyperbole aside, we find ourselves in a precarious moment of our history right now. Considering the players involved and the efforts being exerted on both sides of the artificial divide, it is incomprehensible that this is either an organic moment in time or merely a distraction like so many others they have created in the past.

The point is to create a crisis situation which they can use to push forward neoliberal Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Trump’s “smaller government” realignment plan and the GOP’s neoliberal austerity measures in the form of their latest version of the 2019 budget proposal.

Depending on how far this goes, they could also toss in constitutional reforms regarding free speech, the open internet, gun control and even due process of law.

The effort to anger and frighten the public is coming from the establishment left and right as they parrot each others hyperbolic rhetoric and scare tactics and they are also being aided by the so-called “alternative” channels like InfoWars, Jimmy Dore and others.

As with the Patriot Act and 9/11, the idea is to create the appropriately proportional crisis situation which will allow them to enact several reforms in this country in the interest of “national security” and “stability”  The way they do this is to put people out on the streets protesting ICE… incite a racial element to the “crisis”… interject Black Lives Matter types along with the requisite numbers of Tommy Robinson fans… and, if needed, instigate some violence, real or imagined, to get the ball rolling.

Then they will stage various hyperbolic CNN video coverage (like the faked ones they made during the Ferguson protests) and you have the makings of their imaginary “civil war”

In spite of what you are being told by the likes of Dore and Jones (two sides same coin) the ONLY way to win in this game… is NOT TO PLAY. Let them stage their little destabilization event and sit back and watch them try to hyperventilate over the empty streets AS IF it’s a MAJOR EVENT.

They want to play you. They want to use children, fake images, hyperbolic weeping scenes and the fear of a brown planet (and the “damn COMMIES!!!”) to motivate you TO DO THEIR WORK FOR THEM… because they think they are that masterful in their propaganda manipulation techniques.

PROVE THEM WRONG. #sayNOtoOPICE

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The Tommy Robinson Tension Campaign is Petering Out

Apparently only drunks and fascists are showing up to the events these days. And there are fewer and fewer of them. Look at all those cups of free speech they are carrying. Isn’t there a South Park episode where Civil War re-enacters take over the country just as long as they have a good supply of Snapps to keep them going?

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Syria Update: Iraq Attacks Proxies, Film Crew in Idlib and Bana Parrots Lines Again

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