[CBSNEWS] A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday. Melissa Willey told news news hounds Thursday night that her daughter, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey has "no life left in her." She said Jaelynn would be removed from life support during the evening, by the family's decision.
The mother, holding a young baby, said, "On Tuesday ... our lives changed completely and totally forever. My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head and took everything from our lives."
The teen was shot Tuesday by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County.
Rollins died after shooting Willey. A school resource officer got there within a minute and fired a shot at Rollins, but it's not yet clear whether Rollins was killed by the officer's bullet or took his own life.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday Rollins and the girl had been in a relationship that recently ended.
"All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence," police said in a statement.
Willey had been at death's door at the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center. A fundraising page to help her family has raised more than $59,000.
Jaelynn was one of nine siblings, her mother said, and a member of the swim team.
The shooting broke out just before classes were to begin Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office, which said the gun used belonged to Rollins' father.
I do not understand why Mr. Noor chose this particular line of work. According to his neighbours, he is by nature ill tempered and jumpy, and dislikes women, children at play, and African Americans.
was released from jail late Wednesday after posting bail on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of a 40-year-old Australian woman.
Bail had been set at $400,000 Wednesday after Hennepin County prosecutors raised concerns that the ex-officer could be a flight risk, noting that he might try to flee to his native Somalia.
Noor was seen leaving the Hennepin County Jail with his attorney, Thomas Plunkett, around 9:45 p.m., according to ABC affiliate KTSP. He declined to answer questions.
He was released under conditions including that he would abstain from contact with Matthew Harrity, his Minneapolis Police Department partner at the scene of July 5, 2017, shooting. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and firearms.
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Posted by: Fred ||
03/23/2018 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists
Dislikes children at play.
What could possibly be wrong with "children at play" ?
...And I'm sure the idea of seeking comfort, wisdom, and solace from his family back in Somalia has never once occurred to him.
Gorram idiots. He's as good as gone, which is almost certainly what the city fathers (and mothers) of Minneapolis want. A trial would be messy, embarrassing, and reflect poorly upon a favored class and we can't have that.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
03/23/2018 4:41 Comments ||
don't they have electronic bracelets in MN?
Posted by: lord garth ||
03/23/2018 10:31 Comments ||
[TheGuardian]Much of the plastic waste accumulates in five circular ocean currents – known as gyres – found around the globe. The Ocean Cleanup has pledged a “moonshot” effort to clean up half of the Great Pacific garbage patch within five years and mop up the other rubbish-strewn gyres by 2040.
The organization is developing a system of large floating barriers with underwater screens that capture and concentrate plastics into one area ready to be scooped out of the ocean. A prototype, to be launched from San Francisco this summer with the aim of spawning a clutch of devices each of which can collect five tons of waste a month, will, if successful, be followed by dozens of other boom-like systems measuring up to 2km (1.2 miles) long.
The project comes with caveats, however – its system will not catch the proliferation of microplastics measuring under 10 millimeters (0.39in) and the whole operation will require further funding from next year. Any successful clean-up may also be overwhelmed by a global surge in plastic production – a recent UK government report warned the amount of plastic in the ocean could treble within the next decade.
Not dissimilar to the bacteria that gobble up oil after a spill. I recall the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off Mississippi some years back. We were told that it would takes DECADES (a LIFETIME, whatever) for the cleanup.
As it was, the little entities 'bloomed and consumed' most of the spill in just a few months.
Like they've been doing for eons, according to plan.
Might have been quicker, but the 'dispersal agents' put down by humans actually slowed their consumption rate.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
03/23/2018 8:50 Comments ||
Great Pacific garbage patch--The process of disintegration means that the plastic particulate in much of the affected region is too small to be seen. In a 2001 study, researchers (including Charles Moore) found concentrations of plastic particles at 334,721 pieces per km2 with a mean mass of 5,114 grams (11.27 lbs) per km2, in the neuston. Assuming each particle of plastic averaged 5 mm × 5 mm × 1 mm, this would amount to only 8 m2 per km2 due to small particulates
*Yawn* Researchers will need funding to discover hidden dangers of plastic soup...
First they said the garbage patch was huge and showed pictures of garbage floating on the water, only to later retract that saying the garbage is broken down and roughly 3 or 4 pencil sized bits of garbage in a square meter of ocean LINK.
Then researchers had to retract a paper suggesting that the garbage was dangerous to sea life LINK making it seem almost as if it perhaps it isn't actually real.
So now we have environmentalists claiming its bigger than France, bigger than Texas, bigger than Alaska trying to scare folks again while simultaneously going after plastic straws! I can only assume that some prominent lefties have invested in the non-plastic straw industry.
[HERALD.CO.ZW] Government yesterday signed a $4,2 billion platinum investment agreement with a Cyprus-based company, Karo Resources, as investors continue to show confidence in policies formulated under the new dispensation. The deal — the largest to date in the mining sector — was signed at Munhumutapa Offices in Harare by Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando and Karo Resources chairman Mr Loucas Pouroulis at a ceremony attended by President Mnangagwa, Vice President Kembo Mohadi and senior Government officials.
The mine will be located in the Mhondoro-Ngezi area, while the deal includes the establishment of a 600MW thermal power station in Matabeleland North and chrome mining.
[ARABNEWS] As Joseph Kabila plays video games in Kinshasa surrounded by the only functioning military entity in the Congo, the Presidential Guard, the people grow weary of his pretexts for remaining in power. Having taken over following the liquidation of his father Laurent-Désiré in 2001, the president completed his second term in 2016.
The hollow state he has built teeters over a vast country wrought with ethnic division and foreign interference. The last thing it now needs is a return to the armed conflict that since 1998 has left over 5 million people dead.
Political scientists and African anthropologists will note that violence is no stranger to Congolese society, and that since independence in 1960, armed conflict has persisted in the country. Others argue that it has existed as far back as King Leopold of Belgium’s violent exploitation of the Congo in the 19th century.
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Activists say South African authorities are tacitly approving attacks on the country’s white farmers, with one being murdered every five days, and the police turning a blind eye to the violence.
The white nationalist lobbying group AfriForum says that when lawmakers passed a motion last month which could see land being seized from farmers without compensation, it sent a message that landowners could be attacked with impunity.
It said there have been 109 recorded attacks so far in 2018 and 15 farm murders, meaning that this year, one white farmer has been killed every five days.
Sort of mirrored with young black pharmaceutical distributors in Chicago/Baltimore killed everyone 3rd or 4th day in generating public outrage and condemnation. In both cases the local government really isn't that concerned.
Why hasn't every white person in South Africa at least attempted to emigrate? The handwriting is on the wall. And the targets are on their backs.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
03/23/2018 15:41 Comments ||
Why hasn't every white person in South Africa at least attempted to emigrate? Posted by Rambler in Virginia.
A number of reasons, age and financial situations being two of the greatest. Elderly parents must be cared for. Others would lose businesses, farms and homes, as obviously it is a depressed market and currency. Still others stubbornly cling to the hope things will change. As in Rhodesia, many strongly encourage their children to move abroad.
[Dhaka Tribune] Four people have been detained in a case filed over the murders of two women in Dhaka.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) tossed in the calaboose Book 'im, Mahmoud! them from Nalitabari area of Sherpur district on Wednesday.
RAB sources said detainee Shanjib Chiran was the criminal mastermind of the murder.
RAB Media Wing Deputy Director Major Abdullah Al Mehedi confirmed the detention on Thursday.
Later, in a press briefing, RAB said the alleged killers went to the residence with the intention of stealing money for celebrating their religious festival "Star Sunday."
Apparently Star Sunday is a Christian public holiday in Bangladesh, but I was unable to discover what we might call it.
They had been planning the theft for over a month.
According to the confession by the detainees, they murdered the victims when they thought the two would come in their way. After the murders, they searched the entire house for money. When they could not find any money, the four later left the house ‐ locking the main entrance.
Police recovered the dead bodies of Besat Moni Chiran, 65, and her daughter Sujata Chiran, 40, from their residence in Gulshan Tuesday evening.
In the first information report (FIR), Sujata’s husband Ashish Mankhin said: "Sanjib Chiran [Sujata’s nephew] killed my wife with a knife, and strangled my mother-in-law with the help of three associates.
Abu Bakkar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Gulshan cop shoppe, said they might have been murdered over a family feud, property issues, or sexual relations.
Not that I haven't occasionally thought about what fun it might be to call them and chat about this story or that (haven't we all?), but I doubt the folks at the Trib know much about Christianity. Suspect "Star" is "Easter" (or possibly "Laetare") transcribed as heard. OC, I'm pretty ignant re Bangladesh.
[ARABNEWS] A British court revealed that samples taken from the ex Russian spy and his daughter were analyzed by UK’s military laboratory in Porton Down point to exposure to Novichok nerve agent or a related agent.
The same court said that Blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia can be taken for testing by the world chemical weapons body (OPCW), an English judge ruled Thursday.
The Skripals, victims of a nerve agent attack that Britannia has blamed on Russia, are in a coma in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Salisbury, southwest England but sources revealed that even if they survived the poisoning they might suffer damage to their nervous system.
High Court judge David Williams ruled it was lawful for doctors "to take blood samples for provision to OPCW (the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and to provide copies of medical notes to OPCW."
In slasbury today, British police briefed the public about the latest in their investigation. A police spokesperson said that UK policeman in poisoned ex-spy incident has been discharged from hospital.
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was left seriously ill after taking part in the early response to the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.
"People ask me how I am feeling ‐ but there are really no words to explain how I feel right now," he said in statement issued by his local force. "Surreal is the word that keeps cropping up ‐ and it really has been completely surreal."
[ARABNEWS] In the dead of night last month, two tanker ships pulled alongside each other in the East China Sea. One was a North Korean vessel, the other was the Belize-flagged Wan Heng 11.
Lights on both ships were blazing, arousing a Japanese spy plane’s suspicion they were carrying out a "ship-to-ship" transfer banned under UN sanctions imposed over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
Records for the Wan Heng and a number of other ships identified in recent UN and US sanctions blacklists and Japanese surveillance reports reveal ties to Hong Kong through front companies based here. The findings underscore rising concern over the southern Chinese financial capital’s role as a nexus for North Korea’s underground business network, which has led the US government to urge Hong Kong authorities to crack down.
The corporate registration agents that set up these front companies "present a key vulnerability in the implementation of financial sanctions," said a report by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korean sanctions released on March 16. Researchers said North Korea relies on front companies acting as middlemen to mask its overseas trading links, many of which involve China.
Successively tighter rounds of sanctions aim to deprive North Korea of key sources of revenue by choking off its ability to smuggle exports, including through oil transfers between ships on the high seas.
Hong Kong, an Asian business hub, is "staying highly vigilant about activities and suspected cases" of sanctions violations and is "looking into the cases" involving Hong Kong-registered companies, the government said in a statement.
The city often tops business and economic freedom rankings, based on criteria that include ease of setting up business. That can also facilitate illicit dealings.
The city hosts a vast industry of company formation experts who can register corporations quickly and with minimum information from their clients. Many operate out of anonymous, one-room offices with as little as a single employee. They promise to set up a firm within a day for clients who can apply online if they’re not in Hong Kong.
Posted by: Fred ||
03/23/2018 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Commies
[Breitbart] WASHINGTON (AP) ‐ The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 12:45 a.m.
Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion measure bestowing hefty increases on military and domestic programs. It gives President Donald Trump just a nibble of the money he’s wanted to build his wall with Mexico.
The Senate gave final passage to the bipartisan legislation by 65-32 early Friday. The House approved it 256-167 hours earlier.
Trump is expected to sign the bill before Saturday. That would avert what would be a third government shutdown this election year, which would embarrass Republicans controlling the White House and Congress.
Trump initially promised Mexico would pay to construct his "big, beautiful wall." That country has refused, and Trump has sought $25 billion for the project and other border security efforts.
This bill provides only $1.6 billion for a year’s work.
I hate this. I hope Trump veto's it. I would sooner see the government shut down than see this trough full of hog food (trying to avoid vulgarity, barely succeeding). I certainly would not be embarrassed if the government is shut down. I pray for a plague on both their houses. It feels odd, but Rand Paul may be right on this. And the BS that Trump would not sign because of no DACA mention? Does everyone in Washington hate the citizenry of the USA?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
03/23/2018 10:11 Comments ||
There is no reigning in of profligate spending. Congress is the enemy worse than the islamists. They will not reform themselves.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
03/23/2018 10:24 Comments ||
Phase 1: We can't do anything because we only have the House.
Phase 2: We can't do anything because we only have the House and Senate.
Phase 3: We won't do anything even though we control the House, Senate and White House.
Why should any care if its a republic?
I'm with the plan to spend it into the ground. Then pick up the piece afterwards. A lot of hogs will die. Suffering will be great, but that's how humans have learned the hard lessons for thousands of years. See - Goose, Golden Egg
And yet we know what it will look like if we allow the Democrats to get majorities in the House and Senate — President Trump won’t be able to do anything at all. I intend to vote for the Tea Partiest candidates in the primaries that I can find, then for the Republican in the general election, in the hope of moving the average further to the right.
[Breitbart] An unnamed 55-year-old woman in Spain has died after a fatal apitherapy appointment. This unique form of alternative medicine leverages honeybee products ‐ including venom ‐ to treat all manner of ailments. Unfortunately, the woman may have developed an allergy to bee stings.
In bee acupuncture, a professional squeezes a live honeybee onto someone’s face, prompting it to sting and inject its venom, after which it dies and the process is repeated. This and other apitherapy treatments are used for everything from arthritis to cancer, despite some the medical community’s resistance to its "quackery." Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow of Goop infamy swears by the treatment, crediting bee venom with helping rid her of an old injury.
This was not the first time there had been complications for the unidentified patient. The woman had already been through two dozen appointments over the years before, apparently without reactions sufficient to dissuade her from continuing the treatment. But during the last visit, she "developed wheezing, dyspnea, and a sudden loss of consciousness immediately after a live bee sting."
She was rushed to a hospital but later died of multi-organ failure. The case study authors stop short of mocking the treatment outright but do caution that "repeated exposure to the allergen was found to carry a greater risk of severe allergic reactions than in the general population," so "the risks of undergoing apitherapy may exceed the presumed benefits." They have concluded that "this practice is both unsafe and unadvisable."
[StrategyPage] Germany has come up short once more in meeting its military obligations to NATO. Leaked readiness data indicates that a key component of the NATO rapid reaction force, which Germany is to supply in 2019, is nowhere near ready to perform duties German said it could handle.
Given how much Germany is spending in financial support as well as policing the 1.x million colonists Chancellor Merkel invited, it's no wonder they haven't the funds for a properly kitted out military as well. I seem to recall they already had to increase taxes to cover their increased domestc expenditures.
[Al Monitor] Sometime in late 2006, US Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte visited Israel. According to a security source speaking on condition of anonymity, at a meeting with the heads of Israeli intelligence at Mossad headquarters in Tel Aviv, intelligence branch officers presented a small time bomb. On the margins of the discussion, dealing with various security analyses of Israel’s neighbors, Col. Eli Ben-Meir, head of the technological branch of army intelligence, said that according to his assessments the Syrians were working on an "unconventional weapons project."
Amnon Sofrin, head of Mossad's intelligence branch, fumed. He had not authorized army intelligence officials to bring up the topic, because Mossad had concluded that there was no nuclear activity in Syria. Regardless, Ben-Meir had opened his presentation to Negroponte with three slides on nuclear activity in Syria. His assertions were explosive and controversial. Not only Mossad, but the Americans as well, headed by Negroponte, rejected the army intelligence assessment as unrealistic.
Ben-Meir had illustrated his presentation with dark clouds and called the situation "a nuclear cloud." Negroponte expressed his disagreement with him: I’m an expert on everything involving North Korea, he said, and it can’t be that the North Koreans are creating a nuclear reactor in Syria under our radar. That’s not possible.
At that stage, Ben-Meir was viewed as foolish, as hallucinating. Hard and unequivocal evidence for his extraordinary assertion that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was secretly building a plutogenic nuclear reactor in the heart of the Syrian Desert was yet to be found. Ben-Meir knew that he was right, but he was unable to prove it. He also knew that North Korea was behind the secret project, which threatened to change the face of the Middle East within a year.
Posted by: Besoeker ||
03/23/2018 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Syria
No doubt this operation will form the template for future Iranian operations.
[Daily Caller] Brazilian women want to be impregnated from the sperm of white American men, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal Thursday.
Wealthy Brazilian women and lesbian couples are requesting white male sperm from the U.S. so their kids will have more Caucasian features, the Wall Street Journal reported.
At least 50 percent of Brazil’s population is black or mixed-race, but women are selecting young sperm donors who will more likely produce children with blond hair and blue eyes. The number of American sperm donors to Brazil surged at least 3,000 percent in the past seven years. It is also illegal to pay men for their sperm in Brazil, which allows American donors more opportunity in the market.
The carefully vetted process of selecting American sperm and then the in vitro fertilization process starts at around $7,000.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.