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  • Well, apparently the Oregon murderer, Chris Harper-Mercer, was also a fan of the Islamic State

    10/06/2015 8:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | October 5, 2015
    The mainstream media didn’t think that information about Oregon shooter Chris Harper-Mercer’s Islamic connections were important enough to mention. (See link below). But now, evidence of a purchase he made online of the flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) has been found. Harper-Mercer goes by the User Name IRONCROSS and left a comment about his purchase of an ISIS flag (shown at left of comment) that reads: “Exactly what I was looking for. I really like the quality. Great product, thanks! I will continue to make purchases from this company. I am very impressed. I WILL be back against soon....
  • Yes, Obama does want to take your guns

    10/06/2015 8:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Within hours of the killings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, President Obama stepped to the White House lectern, admittedly without all the facts of the case, to shamelessly politicize the tragedy. “Somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize,” he said. Perhaps Obama’s open politicizing of the issue wasn’t the worst part, but instead it was his intellectual dishonesty when it comes to the “common-sense” gun laws he wants implemented. “What’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation....
  • Brother of Oregon Shooting Survivor Wants Obama to ‘Quit Running the Gun Agenda’

    10/06/2015 7:10:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    The brother of one of the Oregon shooting survivors said on CNN tonight that President Obama should stop his “gun agenda” and focus on mental health.Jessy Atkinson is the brother of Cheyenne Fitzgerald, a teenager who was badly injured in the shooting and is currently recovering at the hospital. A GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000.Atkinson and his mother Bonnie Schaan talked tonight to Anderson Cooper, who asked them what they would say to Obama if they get a chance to speak to him when he comes.Atkinson said, “Look where the problem really lies, and quit running the agenda––quit...
  • Heroic Veteran From Oregon Shooting Just Glad He’s Not In VA Hospital

    10/06/2015 7:12:21 PM PDT · by rey · 21 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 6 Oct, 2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Real-life hero and Army veteran Chris Mintz, who took seven gunshot wounds while protecting classmates at an Oregon college last week, says he considers himself truly blessed to get treatment in a civilian hospital. “As I got in the ambulance, I kept thinking to myself, ‘Dear God, please don’t let them take me to a VA hospital. I don’t want to die waiting for treatment,'” Mintz told reporters from his bedside at Mercy Medical Center, where nurses actually check on him periodically to ask whether he needs anything, such as a blanket or a snack from the...
  • Anti Obama signs already showing up in Roseburg

    10/06/2015 6:05:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 122 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-06-2015 | Admin
    They really don’t want Obama coming to Roseburg and grandstanding on Friday. Check out some signs that are already showing up in Roseburg
  • Oregon Community Rocked By Campus Shooting: We Don't Want Obama Here

    10/06/2015 7:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Just hours after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Rosenberg, Oregon last week, President Obama stepped to the microphones at the White House to deliberately politicize the tragedy in the name of gun control. “Somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize,” he said, admittedly without all of the facts surrounding the situation. "We should be changing these [gun control] laws." Now the community affected by the shooting is saying no thanks to an official Obama visit, which is scheduled for later this week. Why? They don't want Obama standing...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control

    10/06/2015 8:17:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control — Including Her Nickname for Obama Oct. 6, 2015 9:19am Jason Howerton An 86-year-old gun shop owner in Roseburg, Oregon, recently gave an unfiltered interview to NBC News, criticizing President Barack Obama’s “strange” gun control ideas and revealing her unflattering nickname for the commander in chief.
  • Oregon sheriff wrote, "Gun control is NOT the answer," and residents agree

    10/06/2015 4:25:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Marisa Gerber
    Carolyn Kellim's upper lip snarled to the left at the mention of gun control. "I think that's the worst thing in the world that can happen," said Kellim, 86, who runs KC's Exchange gun shop out of her home.
  • Oregon Community College Shootings - Another Important Aspect To Consider

    10/06/2015 5:14:41 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | 10/4/15 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    First, let's all pray for the repose of those killed in the mass murder last week. It is no secret that this gunman Chris Mercer, targeted Christians. He queried his victims before he shot them; the Christians were shot in the head while non-Christians were shot in the legs. That aspect was curiously absent from Obama's remarks after the shooting. Had the victims been shot because they were anything but Christian, Obama would have denounced the hate-crime aspect of the murders. But it is not Obama's screed that I want to address at this time, loathsome as it was. As...
  • Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?

    10/06/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/6/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Was last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist hero Alek Skarlatos was an intended target of Chris Harper-Mercer, who put several Christians to death in an Umpqua classroom on Thursday, Oct. 1 for being Christian. Read on and decide for yourself if Harper-Mercer may have wanted to make an example of Skarlatos for the world to see. And...
  • 'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit

    10/06/2015 2:17:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/15
    'The President is not welcome here': Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting **SNIP** 'We haven't even identified bodies, we've still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he's holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.' 'I think he admitted it himself. 'His visit here isn't a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. "And that...
  • Oregon Shooter 26-Year-old Muslim Man

    10/05/2015 4:12:36 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies ^ | 10/01/2015
    It has been confirm through official social media accounts, deceased Oregon college shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, was a practicing muslim. It has been widely reported, Mercer, 26, ordered victims to state their religion before gunning them down in cold blood.
  • Mother of Oregon Gunman Wrote of Keeping Firearms

    10/05/2015 3:15:40 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 5, 2015 | MIKE McINTIRE
    In a series of online postings over a decade, the mother of the gunman who opened fire on classmates at Umpqua Community College in Oregon said she kept numerous firearms in her home and opened up about her difficulties raising a troubled son who used to bang his head against the wall. All the while the mother, Laurel Margaret Harper, expressed hope that her son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, could lead a successful life in finance or as a filmmaker. Instead, Mr. Harper-Mercer, 26, took his own life after shooting nine others to death and wounding several others during a campus rampage...
  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/5/15 | Martin Barillas
    Melissa and Aaron Klein of Oregon, who were ordered by a state agency to pay two women $135,000 after they refused to take part in their same-sex wedding plans, may now face seizure of their assets. An administrative judge fined the couple after they declined to bake a cake for the lesbian couple, citing their religious objections. The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which had accused the Klein couple of violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. According to reports, the agency is docketing the judgement and is exploring various options for collection.Docketing the...
  • LeBron James advocates for tougher gun laws after infant shot, killed (“There’s no room for guns”)

    10/05/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Rapid News Network ^ | October 4, 2015 | Jake Carter
    LeBron James spoke out on gun control, one day after another infant killed in Cleveland and Oregon tragedy. “There’s no room for guns”, James said, urging greater gun control to make individuals think twice before resorting to deadly violence. James said he saw news of the child Wakefield’s shooting break across his phone while he was sitting at home with his three children and “it automatically just hit me”. “I feel like if we can do our part, through my foundation and what we do, then maybe it can possibly bring the number of percentages down from, I don’t know,...
  • Source: Philly threat tied to website that Ore. shooter may have used (Penn.: Another terrorist?)

    10/05/2015 12:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 4, 2015 | Joe Brandt
    Colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols today after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post. The threat was posted Friday on 4chan, the same website that carried postings threatening a school in the "northwest" the day before nine people were slain at an Oregon college, a law-enforcement source with knowledge of the Philly threat confirmed to the Daily News. "This is only the beginning, . . . " the Philly-area threat says. "On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university...
  • Gun control group wants Oregon sheriff fired

    10/05/2015 12:09:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    A prominent gun control advocate is calling for the resignation of the Oregon sheriff leading the investigation into the recent shooting who he labeled a pro-gun “conspiracy theorist.” Douglas County sheriff John Hanlin ruffled feathers with gun control groups after it came to light that he sent Vice President Joe Biden a letter in January 2013 threatening not to enforce stronger gun laws. According to reports, Hanlin also posted a conspiracy video on his Facebook page suggesting the government was behind the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting as well as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a coordinated effort to “disarm...
  • Police Respond to Threat at RCC in Grants Pass (Oregon)

    10/05/2015 11:28:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KDRV-TV ^ | October 5, 2015 | Julia Moore
    11:23AM UPDATE: All schools in the Three Rivers School District are on a lock-in as a direct result of the threat at Rogue Community College. Parents cannot pick up their kids. 10:48AM UPDATE: RCC says on their Facebook page to evacuate all RCC campuses. GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of a security threat at Rogue Community College's Redwood Campus in Grants Pass. An RCC representive said they received a security threat, but that it's unconfirmed at this point. RCC said on their Twitter to evacuate the campus immediately. The emergency alert system has...
  • “Black liberal kills nine white people”. That should have been the original headline

    10/05/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-15 | DrJohn
      "Black liberal kills nine white people". That's the proper headline for the Oregon shooting. Via political correctness, bias, and malpractice, the media has turned this story into a total clusterf**k. A lot of bloggers, too eager to be first, screwed things up. Social media outlets have scrubbed accounts of the Oregon shooter to wash their hands of what they were not displeased to own prior to the tragedy. The Oregon shooter was a Brit, born in the UK. The Oregon shooter is referred to as "mixed race" or white but was as black as is Barack Obama. CNN turned him into a...
  • Oregon Officials Seek to Seize $135K From Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

    10/05/2015 9:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Officials in Oregon have started a legal process to seize $135,000 from Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein after they refused to pay the state-ordered damages for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony. "Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options," Charlie Burr, communications director at Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order." It's a preliminary step to seize the Kleins' house, property, or other assets...
  • Oregon Shooter's Father Absolves Son: Guns,Not His Parenting To Blame

    10/05/2015 3:39:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    The father of the Oregon shooter who ruthlessly murdered 9 people at a community college in Umpqua, Oregon, insists that his son isn’t to blame for shooting innocent victims, but rather, ‘guns’ are to blame. The man absolving his son of responsibility is Ian Mercer and he made the statements during a CNN interview. A report in the Daily Beast claims that Mr. Mercer abandoned his son at birth–a factor that the father did not mention during his anti-gun rant on television.
  • Beacon Publisher Says Obama Is Not Welcomed in Roseburg After Politicizing the Tragedy

    10/04/2015 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 10-04-2015 | S. Noble
    Barack Obama and his ilk are using the tragedy in Oregon to attack the Second Amendment. His argument is completely illogical but people are so desperate to stop these horrific murders that they will buy into it without truly thinking about the impossible logic of eliminating every gun and the illegal gun trade. They won’t consider that the gun grabbers will go after knives next as former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg did during his reign.
  • Oregon shooting: Trump invokes vigilante film Death Wish

    10/04/2015 7:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | October 4, 2015 | Various agencies
    Republican frontrunner says students and instructors should have been armed. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channelled the 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending second amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine people and the shooter dead. Mr Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker would be “shocked” if he tried to assault him, because he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film Death Wish. Mr Trump criticized “gun-free zones”, saying that the...
  • Are any *reliable* sources reporting the alleged CNN altering of the Oregon killer’s photo?

    10/04/2015 7:15:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    October 4, 2015
    Are any reliable sources reporting the alleged CNN altering of the Oregon killer’s photo? Seriously? This doesn't pass the smell test. The only sources reporting this story, thus far, are fringe sites. Thread: CNN Alters Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer to Make Him Look White
  • Oregon pastor says shooting survivor got flash drive, had to watch slayings

    10/04/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah
    An Oregon pastor says a student who was spared by a gunman during a deadly rampage on a college campus received an envelope with a flash drive from the shooter and had to watch as his classmates were killed. Randy Scroggins, whose daughter also survived Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College, spoke at his church Sunday as his daughter and the other student, 18-year-old Mathew Downing, sat together in the congregation. Scroggins' daughter Lacey had told him gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer gave an envelope to another student in the class and told him to give it to police.
  • Gun Control's Biggest Problem: Most People Just Don't Care Very Much

    10/04/2015 9:54:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Kevin Drum
    Atkins is certainly right that Democratic legislators won't act on gun control until voters are mobilized, but that puts the cart before the horse. You can't mobilize voters on an issue they don't really care much about in the first place. In this case, I think the folks who prioritize issue-area visibility and engagement probably have the better of the argument. Until voters who favor gun control feel as strongly as those who oppose it, all the field work in the world won't do any good.
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim—including the mass killings in...
  • Barack Obama-Hood Fast-Tracks $29 Million to Families of Charleston Shooting Victims

    10/04/2015 1:58:12 PM PDT · by amorphous · 20 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | S. Noble
    Barack Obama really does think he’s a king. He’s now redistributing $29 million of taxpayer dollars to the families of the nine people murdered by Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. That comes to $3.2 million per family. Where in the Constitution does it say the president can or should do this? This looks like theft.
  • PSU Students/Activists Protest Armed Campus Officers (Portland, Oregon)

    10/04/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Skanner News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Donovan M. Smith
    Students and community members protesting Portland State University's then-proposal to arm campus security officers in a demonstration downtown last December. Nearly 100 students walked out of the PSU Convocation opening ceremonies to protest the administration’s decision to arm campus security last December. Inside the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom the diverse crowd of students chanted “Disarm PSU!” and “Black Lives Matter!” before leading the rally into the streets of downtown. Olivia Pace, freshman at PSU and an organizer for the school’s student union who organized the event said the group’s attempts to work with administration to reverse their decision have...
  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    10/04/2015 1:25:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 4, 2015 | Gosia Wozniacka and Brian Melley, The Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up. It was only the fourth day of community college for the 18-year-old aspiring surgeon. She was faced down, her head tucked between her outstretched arms among dead and dying classmates. Scroggins could hear someone gurgling. She felt the weight of mortally wounded Treven Anspach against her, the 20-year-old's blood flowing onto her clothing....
  • In an Oregon gun shop, President Obama's message does not sit well

    10/04/2015 8:22:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The first thing customers entering the Roseburg Gun Shop see is a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama with a Middle Eastern scarf around his head and a badge pinned to his chest that reads: "Gun salesman of the year."The customers and sales staff in this store, located 10 miles (16 km) from Umpqua Community College, where a gunman killed nine people and injured nine others on Thursday, said they were horrified by the shootings. But they were not buying the president’s argument that guns were the problem.
  • Honoring Jesus through His love in us honoring and loving others [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/04/2015 11:47:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 28 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    My Spirit Honors those that Honor Me(Jesus) , And this is when you witness My Majesty, Bounding and moving through a crowd, Miracles of healing, Signs and "Wonders" is how My Spirit speaks out loud, Acknowledging My Spoken WORD, Rather written or declared and heard, But truly it is when He sees, The Unified Love of The Father you then feel His breeze, The Face, The Form and Breathe of JEHOVAH GOD , The Wonders of His Staff and Rod, For ALL Authority "Rests" in Me(Jesus)! So LET "MY LOVE" Be The Fruit of Your Tree ! Philippians 1:9The Voice...
  • Statement of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Oregon Mass Murder of Christians

    10/04/2015 11:16:20 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    ROC ^ | 10-02-2015 | Russian Orthodox Church
    The Russian Orthodox Church is deeply grieved to learn about the terrible terrorist action in a college in the state of Oregon in the United States, in which peaceful people were killed. What makes the tragedy even graver is that the killer consciously chose to victimize young people who confess Christianity. This glaring inhuman act confirms once again that Christianity has become the most persecuted religion in the world. Extremists in various parts of the world increasingly seek to provoke hatred and enmity among religions and nations, for which they are ready to commit the most inhuman evil deeds. The...
  • The Demonization of Christianity

    10/04/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Michael Brown
    When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns. According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said “Christian” he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooter’s alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why? Can you imagine what would have...
  • CNN Alters Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer to Make Him Look White

    10/04/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 114 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Jim Hoft
  • Gunman in Oregon college shooting executed classmates, saying 'I'll see you soon'

    10/04/2015 8:37:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 45 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 10/3/2015 | Oregon Live
    Rand McGowan stayed still amid the gunfire. The 18-year-old was in the writing class where a killer opened fire Thursday, killing nine at Umpqua Community College in Oregon's deadliest mass shooting. McGowan told family members that the gunman didn't specifically target Christians but asked them about faith. The shooter, apparently planning to die during the massacre, told students: "I'll see you soon" or "I'll meet you soon."
  • So the Oregon shooter’s guns were legal. Now what?

    10/04/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Much like the famous quote about how everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it, (often attributed to Mark Twain, though it was probably first said by Charles Dudley Warner) mass shootings are portrayed as a problem with no solution. Actually, there are solutions on the table from both sides but nobody wants to talk about them.Having been off duty when the Oregon college shooting news broke, I had the time to absorb some of the constantly shifting details coming out of the crime scene. As with all of these events there were wildly inaccurate reports...
  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • Oregon shooter: New details emerge about Chris Harper-Mercer

    10/04/2015 3:26:21 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 78 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mike Rogoway, Jeff Manning, Laura Gunderson and Nick Budnick
    A darker picture emerged Friday of slain Umpqua Community College shooter Chris Harper-Mercer as a deeply troubled, anti-religion, anti-government recluse obsessed with guns. The U.S. Army discharged him just five weeks into basic training in 2008. Records indicate he graduated in 2009 from a high school catering to troubled and special-needs students. Multiple media sources reported Friday he left behind an angry note that is now in the hands of investigators. The Los Angeles Times said Harper-Mercer's note was several pages long and talked about his anger and depression. Sofia Camarena of Long Beach, California, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that she...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mom of Oregon mass killer stockpiled firearms out of fear of stricter gun laws

    10/03/2015 9:38:46 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 3, 2015, 9:09 PM | Nancy Dillion
    took son to shooting range
  • Bill Clinton’s address touches on gun checks, coal’s demise

    10/03/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | 10-2-15 | Matt Macarro
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former President Bill Clinton, in a keynote address to West Virginia Democrats on Friday night, touched on background checks for gun owners in the wake of the Oregon community college mass shooting. “Those of us who grew up in hunting country—and who believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees everybody the right to keep a gun to go hunting, to sports shoot and to protect themselves and their families—most of us think it’s crazy that we don’t do background checks,” Clinton said. Ticket sales for the party’s Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner spiked upon news of Clinton’s appearance. About 2,000 people...
  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FRANKLIN, Tennessee — GOP frontrunner Donald Trump offered a ringing defense of gun rights and the Second Amendment to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd of 3,000 Tennesseans on Saturday. An overflowing audience of an additional 1,000 stood outside The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee in the drizzling rain as they listened to the rally on speakers. It was a huge turnout for Trump, whose campaign team announced the event less than 72 hours earlier. “I’m a very, very big 2nd Amendment person,” Trump told the crowd. “It’s very important to me.”
  • Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

    10/03/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain. In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.Obama referenced the bans thus: We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings.  Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours.  So we know...
  • Stephen Colbert Gave a Searing Monologue on Guns, Trump, and ‘Honest Insanity’

    10/03/2015 7:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Vulture ^ | October 3, 2015 | Greg Cwik
    "I want to talk about pretending," Stephen Colbert said on last night's episode of The Late Show, which aired just a little over 24 hours after the regon shooting. "That is something that I know a little bit about."
  • Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings (Trump channels Charles Bronson's Death Wish)

    10/03/2015 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/3/2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead. Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker will be "shocked" if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film "Death Wish." "Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, 'Ohhh, all these big monsters aren't around, he's easy pickins, and then...
  • CNN Photoshops Oregon Jihadist Shooter to "Fundamentally Transform" Him into a Caucasian Male

    More yeoman's work by The Last Refuge, which has been tracking down the rapidly disappearing social media profile of Scumbag McScumbag (it is the policy of our august and highly respected journal not to name psychopathic jihadist mass-murderers). Remember the Trayvon Martin case? You know, the dude involved in burglary, PCP-like drug cocktails, and/or drug dealing who assaulted George Zimmerman and got capped for his trouble? Remember how the media claimed there was a new race called "White Hispanics", a term invented "by The New York Times to describe Zimmerman, apparently in some kind of push for a white vs....
  • Father of Oregon Killer Blames GUNS, Not Son, For Umpqua Massacre [VIDEO]

    10/03/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I'm not trying to say that they're to blame for what happened. But if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns it wouldn't have happened." CNN just interviewed the father of the murderer of nine people at Umpqua Community College this week, and though he claims he is not blaming guns, he spent most of the interview doing that exact thing. "That's what guns are. The killers. It's as simple as that. It's black and white," he says. Guns are the killers. Not his son.
  • Survivors say Oregon gunman spared student to take something to authorities

    10/03/2015 5:18:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
    The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates inside an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Shooter Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer later killed himself as officers arrived, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday. Authorities have not disclosed whether they have an envelope or package from Harper-Mercer. However, a law enforcement official said Saturday a manifesto of several pages had been recovered.
  • Rick Wiles asks, “Do white Protestant Christian lives matter?”

    10/03/2015 4:24:40 PM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Rick Wiles
    Rick rips the silence of Barack Obama, the establishment news media, and the Democratic Party Far Left over the execution of Christian students yesterday in Roseburg, Oregon. He asks, “Do white Protestant Christian lives matter?” Rick also wants to know if the gunman was a frequent visitor to Rick also reports that Chinese fighter jets will soon join the Russians in Syria. In Part 2, Sovereign Man Simon Black talks about how American citizens are being squeezed out of offshore investment opportunities because of FATCA, and ways Americans can obtain second passports. Read more at