Archive for the ‘misery’ Category
A nine-year-old girl has accidentally shot dead a shooting instructor who was teaching her how to use a powerful Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca was showing the unnamed youngster how to fire the weapon at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in the Mohave Desert in White Hills, Arizona, when the gun recoiled as she pulled the trigger.
Last stop indeed… oh America, what 9 year old needs to know how to shoot an Uzi?? Why? Gun safety?!?!?!
In a statement, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the 39-year-old was hit in the head by a stray bullet as the Israeli-made Uzi kicked back. He was airlifted to the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, where he was later pronounced dead. A video released by the police showed the slender girl with a ponytail and wearing pink shorts being instructed in how to aim the gun by Vacca.
And then the famous last words of any gun instructor-
His final words, captured on video, were: “All right, full auto.”
Why? Why was she at the range?
The nine-year-old had been at the range with her parents – the family were on holiday in the area.
What??????? Who takes their 9 year old to a gun range on vacation?? And why would any gun range allow kids to fire high powered weapons?
Sam Scarmardo, the manager of the Last Stop range, told NBC News that “the establish[ed] practice at most shooting ranges is eight-years-old and up with parental supervision.”
Well that has stupidity written all over it. Come on America, you can be smarter, better, wiser.
Finally, the Whitehouse gets some sense- and courage.
The White House has instructed the Pentagon and the U.S. military to put on hold a transfer of Hellfire missiles that Israel had requested during its recent operation in the Gaza Strip, the Wall Street Journal reports.
According to the report, during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, White House officials were dismayed to discover how little influence they wield over the topic of Israeli arms shipments, against the backdrop of the U.S. government’s unhappiness with the widespread damage inflicted upon Palestinian civilians.
During the Gaza war, the report said, White House officials came to realize that large amounts of weaponry are being passed to Israel via direct channels to the White House, with little oversight by the political arena.
In light of that, and against the backdrop of American displeasure over IDF tactics used in the Gaza fighting and the high number of civilian casualties caused by Israel’s massive use of artillery fire rather than more precise weapons, officials in the White House and the State Department are now demanding to review every Israeli request for American arms individually, rather than let them move relatively unchecked through a direct military-to-military channel, a fact that slows down the process.
How on earth was this trade in arms not supervised by the executive branch in the first place? Who runs the military, some south american Junta? No one anywhere should get a single bullet without direct approval from the Commander in Chief.
This country… the things it does grow more frustrating every day.
America is getting sicker by the day. The government spies on citizens for no reason and the police kill teens and arrest people who cuss dogs.
As if more evidence cops consider themselves, and are considered (by some civilians and the political class) as above the law that applies to people like you and me. Rarely are cops who kill dogs (or unfortunately people, for that matter) charged with any crime.
There’s something foul afoot. Something very foul.
A couple ‘taking a selfie’ on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, west Portugal. Their children, ages 5 and 6, were turned over to Polish diplomats and are undergoing psychiatric care. The parents may have crossed a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, the Daily Mail reported.
Barriers are there for a reason.
From Facebook- the photo on the left is from a Right Wing rally in Israel last night. The one on the right… it’s from another place and time. And yet, they say the same things.
A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the “systematic beheading of children” and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land.
In the interview with CNN’s Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the “world hasn’t seen an evil like this for generations.” “There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park,” he explained.
“More children are getting beheaded, mothers are getting raped and killed, and fathers are being hung.” Speaking from San Diego over Skype, Arabo called for the international community to offer asylum to the more than 300,000 Christians fleeing and living in neighboring cities.
Mr President, you must act. Not only on behalf of Americans in Iraq, but on behalf of the children and others who are being exterminated by these evil demon inspired hell drive satan worshiping inhuman beasts.