Below is a screenshot taken today of the Orlando Sentinel. The story, entitled “Drill prepares emergency nurses for mass casualties,” was published 02 October 2015. Above that article is an alert banner, featuring today’s news: “Live updates: Mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.”
Drill prepares emergency nurses for mass casualties —Students from Joe Blasco Cosmetics make-up artist training center in Orlando practiced their skills of creating life-like wounds, cuts and bruises. | Orlando Sentinel | 02 Oct 2015 |
Gov. Scott: ‘We Will Devote Every Resource Available to Assist with Orlando Shooting’
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on this morning’s shooting in Orlando.
Governor Scott said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and all those affected by this horrific tragedy. We are a strong and resilient state and we will devote every resource available to assist with the shooting in Orlando. Our state emergency operations center is also monitoring this tragic incident. I have been in constant communication with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and state and local law enforcement this morning. I would like to also thank all the first responders who quickly came to assist and help those in need.”
Francine Wheeler Was Personal Assistant to DNC National Finance Chair
The Wall Street Journal reports on May 14 that Democratic Party presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is “ramping up her fundraising schedule” with prominent supporters now hosting $100,000-per-head events.
Democratic Party Operatives Maureen White and Steve Rattner
Two individuals cited among Clinton’s inner fundraising circle are Maureen White and Steve Rattner, who oversaw one of the money soirees on May 12 at their Manhattan residence. (A second fundraiser was hosted that day by Lynn Forester de Rothschild.) “Mr Rattner was a prominent businessman and served in the Obama administration,” the Journal notes. Yet the brief report doesn’t elaborate on the couple’s very close ties to the Obama administration, where Clinton served as Secretary of State.
As MHB observed in 2013, Sandy Hook parent and actor Francine Wheeler was previously employed as personal assistant to chief Democratic National Committee fundraiser White. In fact, White was the DNC’s star campaigner, raising $51 million in 2005 alone. She then served as senior advisor on humanitarian issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan in under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
James Tracy, a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University, was fired because he dared to express his contrarian views and lay out his research about the Sandy Hook shooting.
Tracy did so as a private citizen on his blog. He made that clear.
But the University didn’t care. They ripped away his tenure and job.
Now Tracy is suing. As he should. Because the issue is a little thing called the 1st Amendment.
I’ve read his court filing. It appears to me that Tracy’s own union took his side and then betrayed him. It appears to me that the University cooked up a fake reason for firing him: he didn’t send in a vaguely worded form they wanted him to sign.
Tom Slater of Spiked UK joins James on this week’s Real Politik to discuss the war against free expression being waged on college campuses across the West by today’s self-appointed emissaries of political correctness. In stark contrast from the 1960s, when college students at UC Berkeley and elsewhere forged paths toward intellectual and personal autonomy while vigorously defending all forms of speech, many faculty and students today seek to be shielded from virtually anything they deem threatening or hurtful.
Stemming from the backdropof now common anti-Enlightenment precepts that characterize much of the humanities, the crusade for political correctness reaches from scholarly publications and the seminar room to government-mandated efforts policing behavior and intimate relations.
Renowned artist Doug Auld joins James on this edition to discuss the social and political dimensions of his life’s work. Auld’s most recent and controversial collection, Those Who Blew the Whistle (2016), consists of 50 unique portraits of “people willing to bring upon themselves enormous controversy and upheaval for seemingly little to no reward.”
Auld’s creations often focus on human forms and subject matter that have been overlooked or shunned by the broader society. Perhaps most notable among these is the acclaimed three-year project culminating in State of Grace (2005), which consists of ten large scale portraits of adolescent burn survivors. The collection received international recognition in the New York Times and Washington Post, and was also featured in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
REALITY CHECK: Can we get real for 2 minutes?
The 2016 Presidential Race has nothing to do with the struggle to repair this broken, malignant and disease-ridden country. You know it, I know it, and I’m about to prove it to most peoples’ satisfaction.
Peter Klein : Independent Media Solidarity
Scott Anthony : Flash News Network
This Article in PDF Format : A New President? Try Again, America – PDF
My prediction of how people would react to the 2016 Presidential Race heating up has been very accurate. I don’t usually make such predictions, however, this year I’ve been more interested in gauging our prospects for achieving a peaceful resolution to certain key problems than ever before. Rather than looking at political promises, key events or various forecasts, I’ve been looking more carefully at the demographics of Americans to estimate those prospects.
The system is so irreparably ruined by corruption, criminality and “cronyism” that only an intervention by people on the outside can bring it to heel. The 2016 election will likely unfold according to the script while Americans of all political persuasions are relegated to spectators. Which Americans have the best strategy to regain control, and as the cliché says, “take our country back?” The following is one, possible breakdown of the American citizenry and body politic. This is what we have to deal with; the reality as I see it.
HONR Network Not Registered As Charitable Org in Florida or Connecticut
Lyin’ Lenny Pozner and his erstwhile spouse Veronique are known the world over for the alleged loss of their son Noah in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook School massacre. They further complain of the “harassment” they receive from individuals who’ve conducted their own investigation of the Sandy Hook event and simply declare that things don’t add up.
In its own words, “HONR Network’s” ostensible non-profit mission is to
bring awareness to Hoaxer activities & prosecute those who consciously, publicly defame, harass, and emotionally abuse the victims of high profile tragedies.
In order to carry out its so-called “anti-hoaxer” activities Pozner uses his HONR Network as a front to solicit donations online.
However, in order for a non-profit organization to solicit funds from the public it must at the least register in the state where it is based.
Rival Nations Targeted By Soros-Linked Project
Washington is behind the recently released offshore revelations known as the Panama Papers, WikiLeaks has claimed, saying that the attack was “produced” to target Russia and President Putin.
Hundreds of emergency workers from four countries took part in Europe’s largest disaster drill that came weeks before the recent terror attack.
Seven Tube carriages have been partially buried under thousands of tonnes of rubble that poured into a station when a building collapsed.
Hundreds of ‘dead’ bodies were today strewn across the horrifying scene of carnage, the victims of this major disaster.
These are the traumatic sights that scores of emergency service were faced with as they took part in the first day of Europe’s largest-ever disaster response training exercise.