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Trump Uses Twitter to Declare War!

WASHINGTON D.C. - President-Elect Donald trump declares war on Isis via Twitter today. This is in response to the latest terrorist attack in Turkey over the New Years Weekend.

Trump Tweets War

Donald Trump uses Twitter to tweet war with ISIS

Over the New Year's Weekend a lone gunman killed over 30 people and wounded dozens more, including an American citizen in a Turkish nightclub. One of those killed was a Turkish police officer that was standing near the entrance to the nightclub.

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was in response to Turkey supplying Syrian soldiers that are fighting ISIS in Syria.

The Turkish attack comes after multiple attacks in Europe most notably in German where a ISIS refugee highjacked a truck and rammed into a city market killing and wounding dozens of people.

Minority Leader Chuck Schummer (D) stated, "It's unfathomable that President-Elect would put attack a peaceful religion over a simple misunderstanding, and it's even more unbelievable that he'd do it over Twitter."

This is not the first time the President-Elect Trump has used Twitter to attack those he is in opposition. He has tweeted many controversial statements since running and being elected as the 45th President of United States.

This is not a factual news story and is meant for satire only

 

 

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Study Proves Liberals Wrong On Gun Purchases For Criminals

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Photo by REUTERS/RALPH D. FRESO

A new study conducted by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, inmates in the Cook County jail said they get they guns on the streets from “personal connections” rather that outlets like guns shows and the Internet.

The study focused on “inmates who were facing gun charges or whose criminal background involved gun crimes.”

According to the Chicago-Tribune, Crime lab co-director Harold Pollack said the study shows that “some of the pathways [regarding guns] people are concerned about don’t seem so dominant.” He said very few inmates indicated using gun shows or the internet. Rather, they get the guns in undetectable ways on the street. He said the inmates know they run the risk of being caught by police but “were less concerned about getting caught by the cops than being put in the position of not having a gun to defend themselves and then getting shot.”

The vast majority of the inmates used handguns to commit their crimes or protect themselves, very few cited using “military-style assault weapons.” And they said their habit was to get rid of a gun after one year because of the “legal liability” of being caught with a gun that could be linked to crimes they or others committed.”

As for specifics regarding sources for purchasing guns, some of the inmates indicated that gangs have individuals with a Firearm Owners Identification Card who buy guns then sell them to gang members. Others indicated using “corrupt cops” who seize guns then “put them back on the street.”

The inmates made clear they do not walk into gun stores to buy guns. Which proves a point Breitbart News, Gun Owners of America, and other gun rights groups have made for years; namely, that background checks place a burden on law-abiding citizens which criminals easily avoid for their gun purchases.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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Venezuela: New Law Forces Slave Labor

A new decree by Venezuela's government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country's severe food shortages.

That "effectively amounts to forced labor," according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as "unlawful."

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photo by venezuelanalysis.com

In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country's fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended "if circumstances merit."

"Trying to tackle Venezuela's severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas' Director at Amnesty International, said in a statement.

President Nicolas Maduro is using his executive powers to declare a state of economic emergency. By using a decree, he can legally circumvent Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly -- the Congress -- which is staunchly against all of Maduro's actions.

According to the decree from July 22, workers would still be paid their normal salary by the government and they can't be fired from their actual job.

It is a potent sign of tough conditions in Venezuela, which is grappling with the lack of basic food items like milk, eggs and bread. People wait hours in lines outsides supermarkets to buy groceries and often only see empty shelves.

Venezuela once had a robust agricultural sector. But under its socialist regime, which began with Hugo Chavez in 1999, the oil-rich country started importing more food and invested less in agriculture. Nearly all of Venezuela's revenue from exports comes from oil.

With oil prices down to about $41 a barrel from over $100 about two years ago, Venezuela has quickly run out of cash and can't pay for its imports of food, toilet paper and other necessities. Neglected farms are now being asked to pick up the slack.

Maduro's actions are very similar to a strategy the communist Cuban government used in the 1960s when it sought to recover sugar production after it declined sharply following the U.S. embargo on Cuban goods. It forced Cubans to work on sugar farms to cultivate the island's key commodity.

It's important to note that Maduro has issued decrees before and they often just languish. In January, his government published a decree that put in place mechanisms to restrict the access and movements to the money in the accounts. In other words, a kind of bank freeze. However, that hasn't happened yet.

he National Assembly is expected to discuss the decree on Tuesday. But it would largely be symbolic: under Venezuelan law, the Assembly can't strike down a decree.

Venezuela forced labor law

From Socialist Utopia To Slave-Nation - Venezuela Unveils Shocking "Forced Labor" Law. photo by www.zerohedge.com

This latest action by Maduro may also be a sign that at least one other leader may be calling the shots on this issue. Earlier in July, Maduro appointed one of the country's defense ministers, Vladimir Padrino, as the leader of a team that would control the country's food supply and distribution.

Related: Venezuela's health care crisis

It's powerful role, especially at a time of such scarcity in Venezuela.

"The power handed to Padrino in this program is extraordinary, in our view, and may signal that President Maduro is trying to increase support from the military amid a deepening social and economic crisis," Sebastian Rondeau, an economist at Bank of America, wrote in a research note.

Venezuela is the world's worst economy, according to the IMF. It's expected to shrink 10% this year and inflation is projected to rise over 700%. Beyond food shortages, hospitals are low on supplies, causing many patients to go untreated and some to die.

The country's electoral authorities are still reviewing the petition, which Maduro strongly opposes.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/29/news/economy/venezuela-decree-farm-labor/   CNNMoney (New York) First published July 29, 2016: 2:06 PM ET

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Hate-Filled Muslim Kills 84 In Nice Attack

Nice attack: At least 84 killed by lorry at Bastille Day celebrations

At least 84 people have been killed, including more than 10 children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice.

The driver ploughed on for 2km (1.2 miles) on the Promenade des Anglais at about 23:00 local time on Thursday, before being shot dead by police.

Witnesses say the lorry swerved in an apparent attempt to hit more people.

Guns and a grenade found inside the lorry were reported to be fakes.

President Francois Hollande, who is in Nice, said the attack was of “an undeniable terrorist nature”.

He said the battle against terrorism would be long as France faced “an enemy who will continue to hit countries who see liberty as their essential value”.

A state of emergency, in place since November’s Paris attacks carried out by militants from the so-called Islamic State group, in which 130 people died, has been extended by three months.

Warning: This story contains images some people may find distressing

The attack in Nice began shortly after the end of a firework display on the seafront for Bastille Day, which is the country’s national holiday.

What witnesses saw

“I heard lots of screams and everybody was running in different directions. I didn’t know what was going on, it felt surreal and I didn’t move but thought it must be some kind of practical joke.

“Then I saw the truck coming straight at me swerving all over the place. It was perhaps 50 yards away. After that there was no conscious thought, my body took over, time slowed down and I ran and thank God I got out of the way,” said Pouya, from Toronto.

Wassim Bouhlel, a Nice resident, said: “It zigzagged – you had no idea where it was going. My wife… a metre away… she was dead. The lorry ripped through everything… poles, trees. We have never seen anything like it. Some people were hanging on the door and tried to stop it.”

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Picture shows route that the Radical Muslim took where it kills 84 people. Photo Courtesy BBC

Nader el-Shafei told the BBC he saw the driver face-to-face for about a minute: “He was very nervous… looking for something around him, I kept yelling at him and waving my hands to stop… he picked up his gun and started to shoot police.”

Afterwards he said he ran towards the beach with others, fearing the driver, who was then shot by police, would detonate the lorry.

Who were the victims?

Tourists and residents of Nice were among those who died. Two American citizens, a Ukrainian, a Russian and a Swiss woman are among the 84 victims.

Mr Hollande said 50 injured people were in a critical condition “between life and death”.

Fondation Lenval, the children’s hospital in Nice, says it has treated some 50 children and adolescents, including two who died during or after surgery.

Some 30,000 people were on the Promenade des Anglais at the time of the attack, officials said.

Analysis by BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner

This is not the first time in recent years that someone has deliberately driven a truck into pedestrians on a French street. But the scale, speed and death toll from this apparent attack are unprecedented.

It follows an earlier call by so-called Islamic State (IS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani for IS followers to do exactly what this truck driver did. This, and other calls for attacks in Europe, are partly in response to the significant losses being experienced by IS to the shrinking territory it controls in Syria and Iraq.

US-led airstrikes, including by French warplanes, are taking a particularly heavy toll there. At home, France has become the number one target of opportunity for IS and its supporters, unperturbed by the national state of emergency that has just been extended.


What we know about the attacker

No group has so far said it was behind the attack.

The identity papers of a 31-year-old French-Tunisian were found in the lorry, which was reportedly rented out two days earlier in the suburb of Saint-Laurent-du-Var.

The man has been named by local media as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, although not by police.

Tunisian security sources said he was married with three children and came from the Tunisian town of Msaken. He visited Tunisia frequently, the last time eight months ago.

He reportedly lived on the Route de Turin in Nice and had been in trouble with the police in the past for petty crime, but he was not on the watch list of radicalised young men.

Residents of his apartment building said he was a loner who did not respond when they said hello.


Response and reaction

  • Mr Hollande praised security forces and medical personnel, adding: “We will overcome suffering because we are a united France.” He said earlier that “operational reserves” would be deployed to support the army and security forces across the country, with particular focus on the borders
  • French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared three days of national mourning, starting from Saturday
Image caption Social media video showed people fleeing after the incident
  • US President Barack Obama condemned “in the strongest terms” what he said appeared to be “a horrific terrorist attack in Nice”
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she was “shocked and saddened by the horrifying attack in Nice”
  • Nice’s jazz festival has been cancelled and Marseille has announced it is cancelling a fireworks show planned for Friday evening
  • The hashtag #PrayForNice is trending worldwide and in France #NousSommesUnis (we are united) is also trending

Timeline of terror: France’s deadliest Islamist attacks


get the full story at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36800730

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‘Transgender’ male arrested for taking pictures of woman in Target changing room

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AMMON, Idaho, July 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A transgender male who claims to be a woman has been arrested for taking pictures of a woman in the changing room of a Target store.

Police say 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith of Idaho Falls entered the women's changing area of a Target in Ammon, Idaho, on Monday dressed as a woman.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office responded after a woman said she saw the middle aged male, whom police say identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, reaching over the dividing wall in the women's changing area and taking pictures of her with a cell phone.

Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell said the woman may not have been wearing underwear while she was photographed.

The woman reportedly confronted Smith about the incident, and he ran out of the store.

“The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door. She kept saying she wanted those pictures deleted,” one eyewitness told local media.

Officers reviewed store surveillance footage, then booked Smith in the Bonneville County Jail on a felony count of voyeurism. He is scheduled to appear in court today.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office is asking for any additional eyewitnesses to come forward.

The incident in the town of approximately 13,000 in southeastern Idaho is not the first such incident since Target announced its opposition to “discrimination” and commitment to “inclusivity” of transgender people on April 19. “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the company said in an official statement.

On June 22, police in New Hampshire arrested 22-year-old Zachary Bishop for recording underage girls in the Target changing room.

That incident occurred just days after the chain store's CEO, Brian Cornell, defended the policy at the annual shareholders meeting, saying the Minnesota-based corporation “listened very carefully to our guests” before formulating its gender-blind policy.

Police report incidents of cell phone voyeurism in Target changing rooms and restrooms from Texas to Massachusetts.

More than 1.3 million people had signed a Target boycott petition drawn up by the American Family Association by last month.

Meanwhile, Target stock has plummeted from $83.50 a share on April 19 to $73.57 as of this writing.

On May 13, the Obama administration issued a controversial federal guidance instructing every public school and university in the nation to allow members of one sex to use the showers, changing rooms, and overnight accommodations of the opposite biological sex or lose federal funding. The federal government is also suing North Carolina over H.B. 2, a law requiring people to use the restroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates.

A national poll released yesterday by WPA Opinion Research found that two-thirds of Americans disapprove of transgender “bathroom bills,” in which any level of government forces private businesses, schools, or other public accommodations to allow members of one biological sex to use the restrooms and intimate facilities of the opposite sex.

The support cut across every demographic group and every political ideology, the poll found.

Pro-family advocates have warned that transgenders would take advantage of such policies to film or otherwise victimize women and young girls.

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Alton Sterling Deserved To Be Shot By Baton Rouge PD

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(CNN)A second video showing the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store, was posted online Wednesday as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and local officials asked residents to keep their protests peaceful.

The video, obtained by CNN, shows another angle and was recorded closer to the shooting by one of two white Baton Rouge police officers who were answering a 911 report of a man with a gun. It is the second of two bystander videos that show the encounter. One posted online Tuesday night quickly sparked local protests and drew national attention.
In the new 38-second recording, Sterling is already on the ground, on his back. One officer is kneeling to Sterling’s left. The other officer appears to be straddling Sterling’s legs. Sterling can be seen from the chest up and his lower legs are also visible. His left arms and hands are not visible; his right arm is by his side.
After gunshots are heard, the camera pans to the right then back to Sterling, who has a large blood stain on his chest. The officer who was on his legs now lies on the pavement above Sterling’s head, his gun pointed.
The officer radios for an ambulance. As Sterling moves his left arm toward his face and then his chest, the other officer appears to remove something from one of Sterling’s right pockets. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said Sterling was armed at the time he was killed and one witness said the officer removed a gun from Sterling’s pocket.
Sterling, a 37-year-old man who sold CDs and DVDs outside the store, died of his wounds. The officers involved in Tuesday’s shooting — Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II — have been placed on administrative leave. A source close to the investigation told CNN the officers were interviewed Tuesday night.

Officials pledge transparency

The second video emerged on a day in which Baton Rouge and Louisiana officials said the investigation into Sterling’s shooting would be led by federal authorities.


The revelation also came as a vigil for Sterling was held outside the convenience store and city officials met with residents of Baton Rouge.
The U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is leading an investigation into what happened. The U.S. attorney’s office in Baton Rouge, the FBI and state police also will be involved in the investigation, Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
Tensions are running high in the city of 238,000 people as officials vowed to be transparent about how they handle the controversial case that has sparked vigils in cities around the country.

Searching for answers

Edmond Jordan, an attorney representing Sterling’s family, said the first video of the shooting raises troubling questions.
“I think that the city is going to have to give us some good answers,” Jordan, who is a Louisiana state legislator, told CNN. “And I don’t know if they’ll be able to.”
Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of one of Sterling’s children, teared up as she discussed the first shooting video. Her 15-year-old son stood beside her, sobbing.
Family of Alton Sterling breaks down at conference

 Family of Alton Sterling breaks down at conference 02:45
“The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis. … As this video has been shared across the world, you will see with your own eyes how he was handled unjustly and killed without regard for the lives that he helped raise,” she said.
McMillon vowed to join fellow citizens of Baton Rouge in making sure those responsible are held accountable.
“I, for one, will not rest,” she said, “and will not allow y’all to sweep him in the dirt.”
A police incident report says Sterling was shot by one of the officers, but doesn’t specify which.
Edwards called for calm and unity, saying he has “very serious concerns” after watching the video.
“The video is disturbing to say the least,” he said.

The first video

At 48 seconds, the first video is longer and begins with the camera facing a car dashboard as the three men stand near the vehicle. A single pop is heard. Then someone yells, “Get on the ground.”
Another pop follows.
The camera then pans up to two officers confronting a man in a red shirt. The man is Sterling, according to his family’s attorney.
Still frames from the video that appears to show Alton Sterling being shot to death.

An officer pulls him over the hood of a silver car and pins him to the ground. Once he’s down, the officer begins to assist a second officer in restraining Sterling.
Seconds later, someone shouts, “He’s got a gun.”
An officer can be seen drawing something from his waist and pointing it at the man on the ground.
More yelling follows, though it’s hard to make out what’s being said. Then there are two bangs.
The witnesses inside the car shout and swear. Three more bangs go off. A woman in the car starts crying.

More witnesses?

Investigators said they’ll review multiple videos of the shooting, and they’re canvassing for witnesses.
“If you have any information, we urge you to come forward,” the police chief said Wednesday.
The owner of the convenience store where Sterling was killed said he’s sure the shooting was caught on his store’s surveillance cameras, though he hasn’t seen it. Police took the video later Tuesday, he told CNN.
There also is police body camera footage of the shooting of Sterling — even though the cameras were dislodged — Baton Rouge police Lt. Johnny Dunham told reporters. The cameras continued to record, he added.
“That footage may not be as good as we hoped for,” Dunham said.
Authorities haven’t said what those police videos or other surveillance footage of the scene show.
A source involved in the investigation told CNN that none of it is nearly as clear as two bystander videos. The source also told CNN the witness who called 911 said Sterling was “brandishing a gun,” not pointing it at someone.

The ‘CD man’

Sterling was known as the “CD man,” a laid-back guy who would sell tunes and DVDs outside the convenience store where he was shot, according to local media.
“Alton was a respected man. He was beloved in the community. He did not deserve the treatment and this excessive force that was exerted on him by the police department,” Jordan, his attorney, told CNN.
Now Sterling’s family is “grieving and mourning for an unnecessary loss of life,” the attorney said.
“Alton was out there selling CDs, trying to make a living. He was doing it with the permission of the store owner, so he wasn’t trespassing or anything like that. He wasn’t involved in any criminal conduct,” Jordan said.
Abdullah Muflahi, the owner of the Triple S Food Mart, said he saw the officers slam Sterling on a car.
“They told him not to move,” he said. “He was asking them what he did wrong.”
He said the officers then used a Taser on Sterling at least once before shooting.
Both got on top of him, and one ordered him not to move, Muflahi said.
The one closest to Sterling’s legs yelled “gun,” he said, and the shots followed.
After the shooting, Muflahi said an officer reached into Sterling’s pocket and pulled out a gun.
Muflahi said he’d known Sterling for six years and never saw a confrontation between Sterling and anyone. Sterling never got into fights, he said. And the store owner said he wasn’t aware of any incident Tuesday that would have spurred a 911 call.
“Just five minutes before,” Muflahi said, “he walked into the store getting something to drink, joking around, (and we were) calling each other names.”
Later, Muflahi said he didn’t hear Sterling say anything after the initial confrontation.
“(Sterling) was really confused,” Muflahi said. “He didn’t know what was going on or why they were there.”
He said Sterling never showed a weapon.
“The gun was never anywhere in his hand, nor his hand wasn’t near, inside his pocket,” he said.
Sterling has had encounters with law enforcement before.
In 2009, he was charged with carrying a weapon (a firearm) while in possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). He pleaded guilty two years later and was sentenced to five years in prison, with credit for time served and a recommendation of work release and drug treatment. Sterling had pleaded guilty to other charges in the past.
There’s no evidence that officers who responded to the convenience store early Tuesday were aware of his criminal history.

Cause of death: ‘Multiple gunshot wounds’

A preliminary autopsy found Sterling’s cause of death was from “multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back,” East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William “Beau” Clark said.
He declined to provide additional details about how many gunshot wounds Sterling sustained.
A full autopsy will be completed over the next 60 to 90 days, Clark said, pending toxicology results.
Salamoni and Lake, the officers involved, were placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning, police said.
Salamoni is a four-year veteran of the department. Lake has been with the force three years.

‘He was handled unjustly’

At a news conference, the president of the NAACP branch in Baton Rouge called for the police chief and mayor to resign in the wake of the shooting.
“We’re actually here today to speak to the culture of the Baton Rouge Police Department. This incident is only one incident in many,” Michael McClanahan told reporters. “What we’re going to do is root out the 1% of bad police officers that go around being the judge, the jury and executioner of innocent people, period, but more specifically, innocent black lives.”
The officers involved should be held accountable, McClanahan said.
“I’m calling on anybody in this city with any backbone to go and arrest those two officers,” he said. “If the system will work for anybody, let it work for them, too.”
“I don’t plan on resigning,” police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said. “We have done a lot of good in this community. We have worked very hard in this community. Do we have an issue right now? Yes. But we are working right now to bring the truth out.”

‘We ain’t running from this’

People gathered Wednesday night at the site of the shooting to hold a vigil for Sterling.
Aaron Banks, lifelong Baton Rouge resident, was there.
“I’m feeling all sorts of emotions from this crime,” he said.
Earlier, protesters took to the streets near where Sterling was killed after news of his death spread.
Members of Sterling’s family were among them, Jordan said.
“Pretty much everybody who knows him knows he’s a sweet person,” his sister, Mignon Chambers, told CNN affiliate WVLA-TV.
“It wasn’t right, and something needs to be done.”
The protests were largely peaceful, according to local media.
Some streets were shut down, a few individuals spoke and those on the scene mostly played music and chanted.
“We ain’t running from this,” one man could be heard telling the crowd. “We gonna pray first, but we gonna stand tonight. We gonna stand tomorrow. And we gonna stand as a community.”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/06/us/baton-rouge-shooting-alton-sterling/

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