‘Police have confirmed they are sweeping an East Baltimore area for three shooters thought to be in possession of a shotgun and handguns. At least eight people have been shot, including a parent and a three-year-old child.
Three suspects fled the scene, including one bearing a shotgun and two who had handguns, Chief of Media Relations at Baltimore Police, T.J. Smith, tweeted. Eight people were wounded, he confirmed, but the injuries were “all non-life threatening.”
Smith added that a father and his three-year-old daughter had been among those wounded.’
‘A powerful blast struck a central area of the Hungarian capital Budapest late Saturday. Footage on social media shows a large police presence at the Oktogon intersection. Witnesses have reported several casualties.
At least two people have been injured in the blast, Hungarian Blikk daily reported, citing local emergency services.’
‘Editors at two of the most widely read Palestinian online publications have had their Facebook accounts disabled.
Administrators for the Facebook pages of Quds, which has more than five million “likes,” and Shehab News Agency, which has more than six million, found they could not access their accounts on Friday.
Ezz al-Din al-Akhras, a supervisor at Quds, told The Electronic Intifada that at around 2pm, three of the publication’s editors found their accounts disabled. The same thing has happened to five editors at Shehab News Agency, a news editor for that publication told The Electronic Intifada.’
‘Just when you thought the delusional insanity if the irrational, apologist left couldn’t get any more absurd, now a terrorist apologist “research fellow” at the University of Austin, Texas — yeah, the same place where dildo waving students recently held a “cocks not Glocks” anti-gun protest — has authored an article for the Dallas Morning News that raises the bar on identity politics to a whole new level of absurdity.
According to a column by Goleen Samari, anyone who criticizes radical Islamic terrorists is condemning all Muslims to an early death from high cholesterol, heart disease and cancer. “Islamophobia has grave physical and mental health consequences for Muslims in the U.S. It is a public health issue,” writes Samari, while utterly and completely ignoring the far more serious public health issue of Islamic terrorists stabbing, shooting and blowing innocent Americans to bits on a regular basis.’
‘For decades, fast-food restaurants were a mainstay of the American eating experience to such a degree that the McDonald’s Golden Arches were as much an indelible symbol of the United States as Lady Liberty.
But in recent years the industry founded on the quick burger-and-fries concept is facing tough times. It’s not just that Americans have become more health conscious; they’re also inundated with so many choices that companies are fighting for ways to distinguish themselves within a landscape of brightly colored signs dotting every commercial avenue and highway of the nation.
“The major brands are in a share war,” Larry Light, CEO of the consulting firm Arcature and McDonald’s global chief marketing officer from 2002 to 2005, told Salon. “When there’s a rising tide they can rise together, but now it’s a battle for market share.’
‘Deputy City Marshal Derrick Stafford is being charged with murder after his body cam videos captured the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis, but he’s claiming it was all self-defense.
Stafford opened fire on a car being driven by the little boy’s father, Christopher Few. According to prosecutors from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office, Few was backing his car away from the deputies at the time and they were at a safe distance from the vehicle, KACT reports.
“Perhaps most important, it shows Few with his hands in the air pleading for the officers to stop firing. They did not,” prosecutors wrote in the court filing.’
‘In the current issue of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Australian dissident psychiatrist Niall McLaren titles his article, “Psychiatry as Bullshit” and makes a case for just that.
The great controversies in psychiatry are no longer about its chemical-imbalance theory of mental illness or its DSM diagnostic system, both of which have now been declared invalid even by the pillars of the psychiatry establishment.
In 2011, Ronald Pies, editor-in-chief emeritus of the Psychiatric Times, stated, “In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend—never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.” And in 2013, Thomas Insel, then director of the National Institute of Mental Health, offered a harsh rebuke of the DSM, announcing that because the DSM diagnostic system lacks validity, the “NIMH will be re-orienting its research away from DSM categories.”’
‘Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged Tuesday night with nine counts of attempted murder and using weapons of mass destruction in connection with last weekend’s terror bombings in New York City and New Jersey.
As more details emerge, it is becoming clear that these bombings are part of a disturbing and ever more familiar pattern that dates back at least to the 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington in 2001. In virtually every terrorist act carried out on US soil, the perpetrator is someone who is known by and previously identified to the FBI or other US police and intelligence agencies.
On the other hand, with those “terrorist plots” that are “foiled,” also almost invariably, those charged are patsies, set up in sting operations by federal agents who in many cases provide weapons, money and targets to individuals who would never have embarked on such operations on their own.’
‘The EU should fund the construction of a giant refugee camp in turbulent Libya and keep asylum seekers there rather than allow them into the EU, controversial Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suggested.
Speaking in Vienna after a summit of European and Balkans countries on the refugee crisis, he reiterated his scepticism over how Brussels has been handling it so far.
He suggested that Libya should reassume the role as Europe’s refugee buffer, which it served before a NATO-backed uprising ousted Libya strongman Muammar Gaddafi before the country plunged into the state of chaos it remains in today.’
‘Militants in Syria say they are about to receive new types of heavy weapons from their foreign supporters as the Damascus government continues with a major offensive in the northern city of Aleppo.
Colonel Fares al-Bayoush, head of the Northern Division of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militant group, said Saturday that he expected the delivery of more “heavy weapons, such as rocket launchers and artillery” from their foreign sponsors, Reuters reported.
He, however, said it was not clear whether their supporters would agree to their long-held demand for anti-aircraft missiles.
There are “indications and promises” of more weapons, the militant leader said, but claimed that any increase in arms support for them would be “slight.”’
‘The Egyptian foreign minister says his country’s attitude toward the ongoing deadly conflict in Syria differs from that of Saudi Arabia, which has been supporting militant groups fighting to unseat the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Sameh Shoukry said on Friday that terrorist groups cannot remain in Syria if peace is to be achieved in the Arab country.
The Riyadh regime and its allies in the Persian Gulf region, particularly Qatar, have been seeking to topple the Damascus government. On the contrary, Cairo believes that the Syria crisis can only be resolved through political means.’