Air Force Failed To Follow Procedures, Allowing Texas Church Shooter Purchase Of Guns Despite Ineligibility

Devin Patrick Kelly should have been legally barred from owning guns.  The Air Force failed to follow procedure, it did not submit Kelly’s criminal history to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The Air Force says a mistake allowed Devin Patrick Kelley to buy guns. On Sunday Kelley opened fire on a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

The former airman had an assault-style rifle and two handguns — all purchased by him, according to federal officials — when he shot and killed 26 people.

He also had a known record of domestic violence. In 2012, while he was in the U.S. Air Force, he was court-martialed for assaulting his then-wife and stepson. He served a year in confinement at a Naval facility in California after a plea bargain.

Under federal law, his conviction disqualified him from legally possessing a firearm. But there was an apparent breakdown in getting information about his conviction to the proper federal database.

“Initial information indicates that Kelley’s domestic violence offense was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database by the Holloman Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations,” said Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek in an email.

Top Air Force brass has ordered a complete review of the case…

An official at the Pentagon tells NPR’s Tom Bowman that a mistake resulted in neither the arrest nor the conviction being listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the database that would have flagged him as ineligible to purchase a firearm.

“This was mishandled by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, where Kelley was serving when he was arrested,” Tom reports. “An investigation is now underway, and the Air Force is taking it very seriously, said the source.” NPR

Actor Michael McKean’s Grotesque Response To Horrific Texas Church Shooting

Michael McKean played Lenny Kosnowski on Laverne and Shirley.  Is Michael McKean another failed actor trying desperately to restart his Hollywood career?

Sick and Shocking!

26 People Killed In Church In Largest Mass Shooting In Texas By Deranged Atheist Gunman

The victims ranged in age from five to 72, with two killed outside the church, 23 killed inside, and one person who died after medical transport, officials said…

And 34-year-old Amanda Mosel told MySA that her 13-year-old goddaughter was killed during the shooting. She said she was sad she skipped church this morning, but she normally attends that sermon. ‘It’s a small, tight-knit church,’ she said.

Annabelle Pomeroy

The first victim to be identified was Annabelle Pomeroy, whose father – First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy – had been out of town during the attack. The grieving dad told ABC he’s lost ‘one beautiful girl, and a ‘special child.’

 

 

 

8 killed in one family. Bryan and Karla Holcombe. Marc Daniel Holcombe, Bryan and Karla’s son, died with his 18-month old son. Crystal Holcombe pregnant wife of John, Bryan and Karla’s son, died with three of her children: Emily, Megan, and Greg.

Sunday school teacher Karla Holcolmbe and her husband Bryan also died in the rampage,

Bryan Holcombe had been standing in for Pastor Frank Pomeroy when Kelley opened fire. Witnesses say he was the first victim to be struck by the shooter’s gunfire.

 

 

Crystal Holcolmbe eight-months-pregnant, a mom-of-five.

Bryan Holcombe was killed, alongside his wife of 25 years, Sunday school teacher Karla Holcombe, as well as their eight-months-pregnant pregnant daughter-in-law Crystal, a mom-of-five, local residents reported. Three of Crystal’s five children were also killed:  Emily, Megan, and Greg.

 

 

 

 

Lula White

Lula White, grandmother of the ex-second wife of shooting suspect Devin Kelley.

 

 

 

 

 

Shani and Robert Corrigan

Two northern Michigan natives were among the victims who died in the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Robert Corrigan and Shani Corrigan from Harrison, MI were killed in the shooting that left 26 dead in Texas.  Robert was retired from the United States Air Force and the couple has two sons on active duty, reported WWMT.

Joann Ward mother of 4 children.

Mother-of-four Joann Ward and her daughters Brooke, 6 and Emily, 7were killed.  Her Rhianna, 9, survived and her son Ryland, 5, is recovering in a San Antonio hospital.

 

 

Six-year-old Brooke (left) and eight-year-old Emily Garza (far right next to her sister Rihanna) were killed in the shooting according to their family. Nine-year-old Rihanna had her glasses shot off her face but survived.

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Insurers Make Billions off Medicaid (Medi-Cal) In California During Obamacare Expansion

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.

More than 1 in 3 Californians, or 13.5 million people, are covered by Medicaid — more than the population of Pennsylvania. About 80% of those in California’s program are enrolled in a managed-care plan, in which insurers receive a fixed rate per person to handle their medical care. The goal is to control costs and better coordinate care.

In anticipation of the Obamacare rollout, officials in California and elsewhere boosted their payments to managed-care companies because they expected Medicaid costs to increase as newly insured patients rushed to the doctor or emergency room after going years without coverage. But those sharply higher costs didn’t materialize — and insurers pocketed more money as a result, especially in California. LATimes

W0w -Gigantic Profits!

Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight and payments to doctors often paltry.

But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the taxpayer-funded program in California, even when the state finds that patient care is subpar.

Health Net, a unit of Centene Corp., the largest Medicaid insurer nationwide, raked in $1.1 billion in profit from 2014 to 2016, according to state data obtained by Kaiser Health News. Anthem, another industry giant, turned a profit of $549 million from California’s Medicaid program in the same period.

Overall, Medicaid insurers in the Golden State made $5.4 billion in profits from 2014 to 2016, in part because the state paid higher rates during the inaugural years of the nation’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Last year, they made more money than all Medicaid insurers combined in 34 other states with managed care plans.  LATimes

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Four Ministers And Tens Of Former Ministers

Saudi Arabia arrested 11 Princes, four ministers, and former ministers.

The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose broadcasts are officially approved. NYTimes

The stunning series of arrests has implicated three of the country’s richest people, including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who’s No. 50 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index ranking of the world’s 500 richest people, with $19 billion. Also being held are the kingdom’s second- and fifth-wealthiest people, as well as a travel-agency mogul and Bakr Binladin, a scion of a one of the country’s biggest construction empires. BloomBerg

A sign of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman consolidating his power.

After the arrest of 11 Saudi princes and current and former officials, Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, a potential rival to the succession legitimacy of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in a helicopter crash.

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UK Government Tries To Hide Discrimination Against Christian Refugees From Syria

The UN should not be recommending and vetting refugees for any country.

The UK government and the UN are discriminating against Christians and other minorities in their refugee programmes according to new Home Office statistics, seen by Barnabas Aid an aid agency which works for persecuted Christians.

Last week Barnabas Aid finally obtained figures proving that the UN has only recommended tiny token numbers of Syrian Christians, Yazidis and other minorities for resettlement in the UK. The overwhelming majority of refugees recommended by the UN have been Sunni Muslims who form the majority in Syria. But Christians and other minorities have been repeatedly targeted for attack by Islamist groups such as IS.

The new statistics, obtained in a Freedom of Information Request to the Home Office by Barnabas Aid, of the religious background of Syrian asylum seekers recommended by the UNHCR for resettlement in the UK revealed:

  • In 2015 out of 2,637 refugees there were only 43 Christians, just 13 Yazidis and only one Shia Muslim. In 2016 the statistics were even worse. Out of 7,499 refugees, there were only 27 Christians, five Yazidis and 13, Shia Muslims.
  • It is widely accepted that Christians made up 10 percent of Syria’s pre-war population and Shia’s around 1.5 percent while there are estimated to have been 70,000 Yazidis in Syria.

Disturbingly, UK officials tried to prevent the release of this information. Barnabas Aid submitted a Freedom of Information request to the UK Home Office in February. And in spite of being legally required to release it within 28 days, officials failed to do so and repeatedly stalled or simply did not answer correspondence.  Barnabas Fund

Senator Rand Paul Recovering From 5 Broken Ribs After Assault

Senator Rand Paul was one of the lawmakers shot at while practicing for the charity baseball game.  Now he gets attacked while mowing his lawn in a gated community.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s return to Washington may be delayed after he suffered five broken ribs during an assault at his Kentucky home, media reported on Sunday, citing a senior adviser to the Republican lawmaker.

Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, has been charged with one count of fourth-degree assault causing minor injury in connection with the incident on Friday, according to authorities. Boucher, 59, was released on bond.

“Senator Paul has five rib fractures including three displaced fractures. This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force,” Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Paul, said in a statement, according to multiple media reports.

“It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying,” the reports quoted Stafford as saying. He added that the senator’s type of injury could lead to life-threatening injuries.

Paul, 54, also has lung contusions, Stafford said in the statement, according to the reports.

The Bowling Green Daily News, citing an arrest warrant, said Paul told police his neighbor came on to his property in a gated community just east of Bowling Green and tackled him from behind. Paul had injuries to the face and trouble breathing because of a rib injury, the newspaper said.  DailyMail

Reportedly there were ongoing disagreements between the two neighbors. The FBI is saying the attack was political.

The man responsible for attacking Sen. Rand Paul Friday afternoon was an avowed liberal who frequently fought with his neighbors about politics, according to a report Sunday from The Washington Post.

Local citizens say Rene Boucher, the 59-year-old man who assaulted Paul, was a socialist who frequently fought with neighbors about health care policies and other liberal issues. Boucher and Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, are on the opposite end of the political spectrum, they told reporters.

Jeff Jones, a registered nurse who worked with Boucher at the Bowling Green Medical Center, described Paul’s attacker’s politics as “liberal.”

“He was active on social media and said some negative things about the Republican agenda,” Jones said of Boucher, a Bowling Green, Ky., citizen who lives in the same gated community as Paul. “I think it was unfortunate that they lived so close together.”  DailyCaller

Retired Dr. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault.

The Kentucky Legislature Research Commission lists the possible penalties for fourth degree assault in Kentucky as fines, jail time and probation. Fines resulting from fourth degree assault cannot exceed five hundred dollars, and jail time for those found guilty of fourth degree assault cannot exceed one year. Fourth degree assault is a misdemeanor, and it is considered the least serious of assault charges in the state of Kentucky. Reference

Millennials – Socialism And Communism : Nearly 1 In 5 Consider Joseph Stalin And Kim Jong Un ‘Heroes’

Lack of knowledge and critical thinking.

Nearly one in five millennials consider Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un “heroes,” according to a Thursday poll.

The poll demonstrated an increase in acceptance of socialism and communism among American millennials and was released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Fund.

One-half of millennials and one-third of Americans would prefer to reside in a socialist or communist nation instead of a capitalist democracy, according to the poll.

“One in five (23%) of Americans age 21-29 consider Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin a ‘hero’; 26% for Vladimir Lenin; 23% for Kim Jong Un,” the study notes. Furthermore, over one-fifth of millennials surveyed had a positive opinion of Karl Marx.  DailyCaller

Math Is Racist According To Some Professors

University of Illinois Professor Gutierrez has a B.A. in Biology, an M.A. in Social Sciences, a PhD in Education and is an affiliate of the Latino studies department.

Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, made the claim in a new anthology for math teachers, arguing that, “On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.”

Gutierrez also worries that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege, fretting that “curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans.”

Math also helps actively perpetuate white privilege too, since the way our economy places a premium on math skills gives math a form of “unearned privilege” for math professors, who are disproportionately white. FrontPageMag

Lack of reasoning

“If one is not viewed as mathematical, there will always be a sense of inferiority that can be summoned,” she says, adding that there are so many minorities who “have experienced microaggressions from participating in math classrooms… [where people are] judged by whether they can reason abstractly.”

Gutierrez stresses that all knowledge is “relational,” asserting that “Things cannot be known objectively; they must be known subjectively.”  FrontPageMag

The professors claim math classes ‘inaccessible and oppressive’ to minority students so less reasoning and more social justice.

A group of professors argues in a newly-published book that math teachers must “live out social justice commitments” to fight privilege in the classroom.

According to the authors, math classes can be “inaccessible and oppressive” for students who don’t have the “privilege and power” enjoyed by their professors. CampusReform

Actually what these professors are saying:

Whites are good at math.  Minorities are not good at math.  So dumb it down.

What these racist professors are saying is that minorities have a lower IQ (which is NOT true) and cannot learn advanced math.

What should be the focus is the lack of basic math skills that were not learned in elementary, middle, and high school.

If a person applying to a University lacks basic skills the person would be better to apply to a community college that offers basic skills classes and tutoring services.

A chaotic and disorganized home life prevents children’s learn.

Children are arriving at primary school incapable of learning because of their ‘chaotic’ home lives, Michael Gove warned yesterday.

Teachers are having to deal with four- and five-year-olds in nappies who are unable to speak in sentences or distinguish between letters and numbers.

The Education Secretary said children are being harmed through not being brought up in nurturing families where their brains can develop and where they become socialised. DailyMail

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U.S. Special Forces Capture Benghazi Terrorist in Libya

About Time!

American special operations forces and FBI agents have captured a militant who allegedly was involved in the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News on Monday.

Officials identified the suspect as Mustafa al-Imam. The capture took place Sunday at an unknown location in Libya.

The attack, on September 11, 2012, killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Al-Imam is being transported back to Washington where he will be charged in federal court, a U.S. official told Fox News. The Department of Justice has the lead on the prosecution. FoxNews

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Apprehension of Mustafa al-Imam for His Alleged Role in the September 11, 2012 Attacks in Benghazi, Libya Resulting in the Deaths of Four Americans

Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya. Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods—four brave Americans who were serving our country.

To the families of these fallen heroes: I want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten, and they will never be forgotten.

Our memory is deep and our reach is long, and we will not rest in our efforts to find and bring the perpetrators of the heinous attacks in Benghazi to justice.

I want to thank our law enforcement, prosecutors, intelligence community, and military personnel for their extraordinary efforts in gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and tracking down fugitives associated with the attack, capturing them, and delivering them to the United States for prosecution.

The United States will continue to support our Libyan partners to ensure that ISIS and other terrorist groups do not use Libya as a safe haven for attacks against United States citizens or interests, Libyans, and others.

Libya’s long-term stability and security are linked to its ability to form a unified government and military, and we encourage all Libyans to support the ongoing reconciliation process facilitated by the United Nations and to work together to build a peaceful and stable country. WhiteHouse

‘He’s a CHILD!’ Britain Furious As ISIS ‘Threatens To Kill Prince George At School’

As ISIS continues to lose ground and more return to the West,  there will be increase threats to hit the West.

ISIS has threatened to kill Prince George on a social media platform labelled by cyber-security experts as a “breeding ground” for terrorists.

Using the encrypted instant messaging app Telegram the terrorists said: “Even the royal family will not be left alone.”

The brain-washed ISIS followers chilling added a picture of Prince George next to his school, Thomas’s Battersea, in south London, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

There was a national outcry on social media as the news broke of the sick plot. Britons took to twitter to declare their outrage.

One wrote: “There are threats to kill Prince George?! Wtf he’s just a child!!! What is wrong with some people?!”…

The four-year-old’s photo was posted on the messaging app with the caption “school starts early”.

The vile post also included Arabic words taken from a jihadi song which translates as “when war comes with the melody of bullets, we descend on disbelief, desiring retaliation”.

British intelligence have been heavily monitoring the anonymous messaging service in an effort to stop potential terror attacks in the UK.

Cyber-security experts said it it was critical to keep monitoring the service and warned the Telegram app was a “breeding ground” for terrorists…

Barry Spielman, whose internet surveillance company, Sixgill, has been tracking Telegram channels since the start of the year, said: “Our intelligence suggests that these threats are to be taken seriously. Express

Plague Spreading Across Africa, Warning As Nine New Countries Placed On High Alert

This outbreak is an airborne plague.

Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries…

Two thirds of those are suspected to be pneumonic – described as the ‘deadliest and most rapid form of plague’, World Health Organization figures show…

However, the lethal form currently spreading is different to the bubonic strain which was behind history’s Black Death. Pneumonic can spread through coughing and can kill within 24 hours. DailyMail

The latest outbreak, which took root in Madagascar, has now killed 124 people and infected around 1,300, but scientists say this figure will definitely rise.

South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion have all been placed on high alert by World Health Organisation (WHO) monitors.

Experts say the deadly disease is caused by the same bacteria that wiped out 25 million people in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries.

And WHO officials, who have been working with Madagascar’s Ministry of Health, warn the risk of the epidemic spreading is “high”.

Plague – a terrifying bacterial infection transmitted by fleas – is nothing new in Madagascar, where about 600 cases are reported annually.

But concerned WHO officials claim there is “something different” about this outbreak and “health officials couldn’t explain it”. Express