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Friday, July 20, 2012

James Holmes: "A THOUSAND WACOS" In Aurora; The NRA Owns Congress! (Videos)

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Tell that to the Surviving Family Members of the Aurora Shooting Victims.


Dear God Let Us Pray Because Our Government Has Been Bought & Sold To The NRA!

In other words the NRA OWNS CONGRESS!

In 2009 Congress Woman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) warned America, especially American Politicians who were Angry at the Election of a BLACK President, that all of this Hateful Rhetoric from the Tea Party & NRA, being spewed out into the Media would eventually Spawn a Wave of Violence.

Hatred Rhetoric cultivated by the Klu Klux Klan, WHITE Supremacists, Skinheads, the Aryan Nation, the Tea Party, some Angry GOP Leaders & a few RACIST Democrat Leaders too.

It looks as if Nancy was Right!

In 2010, the U.S. Census results revealed there are now more BLACKS & Latinos living in America than WHITE People.

This has caused many WHITE People to become Fearful & to feel "Threatened" because they sense that they NO longer have Total Control over American Society.

The ONLY way to maintain WHITE Control is to place FEAR into the Hearts of many BLACK & Latino people via Mass Murders i.e., "LONEWOLF/ DOMESTIC TERRORISM" and to Cut off Our Money by Refusing to HIRE Us.

This may explain why Mitt Romney is Intentionally Pandering to the Tea Party, KKK & Voters with Racist tendencies during the 2012 Election.

In 2010 a Tea Party Blogger warned Nancy Pelosi that her Life was in Danger that a "Thousand Little Wacos" were on the way.

In 2011, a 22-yr old WHITE, Young Man Shot & Killed 6 Innocent People in Arizona. One of the Critically Wounded was former Congress Woman Gabrielle Giffords.

In 2011, 4 Older, WHITE Men were Arrested in Georgia for plotting to Kill Pres. Obama & Blow up Federal Gov't Buildings.

In 2012, a 28-yr-old, Half-WHITE, Florida Man Shoots & Kills an Innocent 17-yr-old BLACK Student returning to his Father's house after purchasing some Skittles Candy & an Iced Tea Beverage.

The Gunman later tried to use Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Gun Law.

A Gun Law sponsored by the NRA.

In 2012, a WHITE, High School Student in Ohio Shot & Killed 3 Innocent Fellow Students.

In 2012, GOP Members & a few "Turncoat" Democrats Vote U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt.

In 2012, James Holmes, a 24-yr-old, WHITE Medical Student from California, but Studying Neuroscience in Aurora, Colorado, Shot & Killed at least 12 Innocent People, while Wounding 50 others.

It is rumored James Holmes may be connected with the Aurora/ Denver Tea Party.

In case you are wondering, I am trying to illustrate a Pattern of this type of Increasing Gun Violence Behavior in our Nation since Pres. Obama's Election.

Both Democrats & Republicans in Congress have been Bought with BIG Money from the NRA.

Donating Millions of Dollars each year to our Congress Members is why the NRA has the Power to Pass Destructive Gun Laws such as Florida's "Stand Your Ground".

Its also why people like James Holmes in Aurora, those 2 Boys from Columbine High School, that Kid from Ohio & that Gunman from Arizona are often able to gain access to Guns used to KILL Innocent People.

When is Congress (Democrats & Republicans) going to STOP pandering to the NRA, STOP hiding behind the 2nd Amendment and Enact some REAL National Gun Control Laws in America???

How many more Innocent People have to DIE???

How many more "WACOS" must we Endure or hear about in the Media?

If Congress does NOT act on Gun Control "A THOUSAND LITTLE WACOS ARE ON THE WAY!"

Dear God Let Us Pray Because Our Government Has Been Bought & Sold To The NRA!

12 Killed in Shooting at Colorado Theater

A gunman dressed head to foot in body armor and brandishing three weapons, including an assault rifle, opened fire in a theater crowded with families and children at a midnight showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in a Denver suburb early Friday morning, killing at least 12 people and wounding 59 others, police and federal officials said.

The suspect, James Holmes, 24, told the police after his arrest that he had booby-trapped his Aurora apartment with explosive devices, leading the police to evacuate five buildings in the neighborhood as they sought to disable what they described as “incendiary devices” rigged to trip wires.

Mr. Holmes’s only criminal history was a traffic summons, said Aurora’s police chief, Dan Oates. Mr. Holmes earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in neuroscience in 2010 from the University of California, Riverside.

During the attack, witnesses said Mr. Holmes had entered through a side door of the packed theater and first set off at least two smoke devices before firing randomly at audience members, who had just settled into their seats. Within minutes, he was arrested in a parking lot behind the theater near his car, the police said.

Mr. Holmes had apparently planned the attack for some time: He wore a gas mask, body armor, a tactical helmet and was dressed completely in black. He entered the theater with an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remington 12-guage shotgun and a 40-caliber Glock handgun. A fourth gun, another Glock pistol, was found in his car. The authorities believe that Mr. Holmes acted alone, and that the death toll may increase because some of the injuries were serious.

The police and witnesses described a scene of utter chaos inside the darkened, smoke-filled theater as bullets resounded loudly around them, and people who had gone to see a PG-13-rated action movie were suddenly forced to scramble to safety as friends and loved ones were felled around them.

Chief Oates said he did not know how many shots Mr. Holmes had fired, saying only that it was “many, many rounds.”

Jordan Crofter, 19, said he had felt lucky to have snagged a seat in the front row at the midnight screening. But about five minutes into the movie, he said, a side door swung open and a man in black wearing a gas mask calmly strode through.

At first, Mr. Crofter thought perhaps the man was part of the movie. But within a few seconds, he said, the man hurled two gas canisters down the theater aisle.

“He walked in so casually, like he knew what he was doing,” said Mr. Crofter. “I heard two pops. Everyone was distracted. That was when the panic and the chaos started.”

Mr. Crofter said that once he noticed that the man was also carrying a rifle, he ran in the opposite direction as fast as he could.

“He started shooting, and everyone ducked and started screaming,” he said. “He looked like he was ready to go into battle, It was like he was walking around and having fun. Emotionless.”

With the investigation in its earliest stages, the authorities said they were unsure what prompted the attack, or whether Mr. Holmes had ties to any hate groups.

“No motivation yet,” one senior law enforcement official said, adding, “The kid’s not talking.”Mr. Holmes however, did tell the police that he had explosives at an Aurora residence, which led F.B.I. agents, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the local police to cordon off a north Aurora neighborhood, focusing attention on a third-floor apartment in a red brick building.

Firefighters perched on a cherry picker were seen breaking the window with an ax.

The police described the apartment as being full of wires.

“It’s something I’ve never seen before,” said Chief Oates.

John Priest, who lives in the neighborhood, said that his 21-year-old son had been in the movie theater with two friends during the shooting, but was unharmed. The two friends, however, had been wounded — one was hit by a bullet in the buttocks and grazed in the leg, and the other was shot in the leg. Neither injury is life threatening, he said.

“How could people do something like this?” he said. “I don’t understand this.”

Aurora, which has a population of about 325,000, had only six killings in all of 2011, according to F.B.I. crime data.

At Gateway High School, where the authorities have directed people to gather to get news about friends and family members, Rosemary Ratcliff said she had so far been unable to find her son, Abdullah, 17, who she believes had been at the midnight screening.

“I haven’t heard from him, and none of his friends are picking up their phones,” she said in a near-whisper as she left the school.

The authorities have not released the names of victims, but Pentagon officials said that some members of the military were among the casualties. The officials said they did not yet have an accurate count, or know what branches of the service the victims were from, or whether they were dead or injured.

The injured were sent to six hospitals in the region, including Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital.

“The entire emergency department staff was called in,” said Dr. Comilla Sasson, who said that even though the emergency room was full before the shooting happened, it admitted 20 victims who ranged in age from 3 months to 45 years. The victims’ injuries included gunshot wounds and shrapnel injuries, Dr. Sasson said. Nine people were in critical condition.

At least three other people were in critical condition at other hospitals, officials said.

The shooting erupted at the Century 16 Theater during the first showings of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Throngs had gathered, some dressed as characters from the highly anticipated Batman sequel.

The police and witnesses said after the gunman entered the theater through an exit door that there was the smell of either pepper spray or tear gas in the theater as gunshots rang out.

Chief Oates said the device made “a hissing sound” before starting to emit smoke.

President Obama, in southern Florida as part of a campaign swing, was notified of the shooting by his top counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, at 5:26 a.m., the White House said. He later released a statement saying that he and his wife, Michelle, were “shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado,” and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.

Mr. Obama was briefed Friday morning by Mr. Brennan, Robert S. Mueller III, the F.B.I. director, and Jacob Lew, the White House chief of staff. “We do not believe at this point there was an apparent nexus to terrorism,” Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Air Force One.

Mr. Obama returned to Washington on Friday afternoon, cutting short his Florida trip, his campaign said.

In remarks in Fort Myers, Fla., Mr. Obama talked in highly personal ways about the tragedy. “My daughters go to the movies,” he said. “What if Malia and Sasha had been in the theater as so many of our kids do every day? Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight.”

He reflected on the fragility of life and the triviality of so much of what passes for daily existence, calling on the country to remember what really matters. “The people we lost in Aurora loved and were loved,” he said. “They were mothers and fathers, they were husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.”

He asked for a moment of silence and asked the crowd to “spend a little time thinking about the incredible blessings that God has given us.”

Both Mr. Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, said they planned to pull television campaign advertisements in Colorado.

The movie studio Warner Bros., which is owned by Time Warner, released a statement Friday morning, saying that the company and the filmmakers were “deeply saddened” and “extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, who has waged a national campaign for stricter gun laws, called on President Obama and Mr. Romney to more concretely address the issue of gun violence in their campaigns.

“You know, soothing words are nice,” Mr. Bloomberg said during his weekly radio program, “but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.”

On Friday morning, television images showed several ambulances moving about and dozens of police officers gathered at the Century 16 complex in the early morning darkness. A police robot could be seen inspecting a white compact sedan, its two doors and trunk wide open, in the parking lot of the movie complex, television images showed, though it was unclear whether the car belonged to the gunman.

Cellphone video appeared to show the traumatic scene outside of the large multiplex immediately after the shooting. Some people wandered away with bloodstained shirts as others could be heard screaming, “Get out of here!”

We’ve Seen This Movie Before

JAMES HOLMES, who opened fire before the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” could not have seen the movie. Like many whose misery is reflected in violence, he may simply have been drawn to a highly publicized event with a big crowd. In cynical terms, he was seeking a publicity tie-in. He was like one of those goofballs waving in the background when a TV reporter does a stand-up at a big story.

James Holmes must also have been insane, and his inner terror expressed itself, as it often does these days, in a link between pop culture and firearms. There was nothing bigger happening in his world right now than the new Batman movie, and in preparation for this day, or another like it, he was purchasing firearms and booby-trapping his apartment. When he was arrested after the shootings, he made no attempt at resistance. His mission was accomplished.

I’m not sure there is an easy link between movies and gun violence. I think the link is between the violence and the publicity. Those like James Holmes, who feel the need to arm themselves, may also feel a deep, inchoate insecurity and a need for validation. Whenever a tragedy like this takes place, it is assigned catchphrases and theme music, and the same fragmentary TV footage of the shooter is cycled again and again. Somewhere in the night, among those watching, will be another angry, aggrieved loner who is uncoiling toward action. The cinematic prototype is Travis Bickle of “Taxi Driver.” I don’t know if James Holmes cared deeply about Batman. I suspect he cared deeply about seeing himself on the news.

Should this young man — whose nature was apparently so obvious to his mother that, when a ABC News reporter called, she said “You have the right person” — have been able to buy guns, ammunition and explosives? The gun lobby will say yes. And the endless gun control debate will begin again, and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association will go to work, and the op-ed thinkers will have their usual thoughts, and the right wing will issue alarms, and nothing will change. And there will be another mass murder.

That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended.

I was sitting in a Chicago bar one night with my friend McHugh when a guy from down the street came in and let us see that he was packing heat.

“Why do you need to carry a gun?” McHugh asked him.

“I live in a dangerous neighborhood.”

“It would be safer if you moved.”

This would be an excellent time for our political parties to join together in calling for restrictions on the sale and possession of deadly weapons. That is unlikely, because the issue has become so closely linked to paranoid fantasies about a federal takeover of personal liberties that many politicians feel they cannot afford to advocate gun control.

Immediately after a shooting last month in the food court of the Eaton Centre mall in Toronto, a young woman named Jessica Ghawi posted a blog entry. Three minutes before a gunman opened fire, she had been seated at the exact place he fired from.

“I was shown how fragile life was,” she wrote. “I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.”

This same woman was one of the fatalities at the midnight screening in Aurora.

The circle of madness is closing.

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Sources: AP, ABC News, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Denver Post, Fox News, Huffington Post, NY Daily News, NY Times, Think Progress, Washington Times, White House, Wikipedia, Youtube, Google Maps

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