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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Unconfirmed: Russia Assisting To Cease Hostilites In Syria Post-Strikes By U.S. / Allied Nations

Notice from Russia Ministry of Defense:

#SYRIA
Information Bulletin of the Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in the Territory of the Syrian Arab Republic (15 April 2018)

Compliance with the cessation of hostilities

As part of the implementation of the Memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 4, 2017, monitoring groups continue monitoring ceasefire compliance.

The situation in de-escalation zones is estimated as stable.

The Russian part of the representative office of the joint Russian-Turkish commission to review issues related to the
with facts of violations of the cessation of hostilities regime, 3 cases of shooting in Latakia province were recorded.
The Turkish part of the mission recorded 2 shooting cases in the province of Idlib.

Provision of humanitarian aid to the population of the CAP

During the day, the Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in the RAA carried out one humanitarian action in the village of Kisua in the province of Damascus Reef for the delivery of 445 food packages (canned meat, sugar, rice) with a total weight of 1.9 tons.
A total of humanitarian actions - 1785.
The total weight of the delivered humanitarian cargo is 2519.8 tons.
During the day, medical assistance was provided to 133 residents.
In total, medical care was provided to 77,710 residents.

Reconciliation of the conflicting parties

During the day, agreements on joining the regime for the cessation of hostilities were not signed.

The number of settlements that joined the reconciliation process has not changed - 2505.


The number of armed formations that declared their adherence to the adoption and implementation of the conditions for the cessation of hostilities did not change - 234.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Which Representatives and Which Senators Voted For The 2018 Omnibus Bill?

From the House Roll Call #127

Those In Favor (House of Reps)


THOSE AGAINST (House of Reps)


Full Senate Vote (Alphabetical)


US Senate (By Vote)



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MISSING CDC PHYSICIAN DISAPPEARANCE LEAVES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

CDC Official Who Handled Zika, Ebola Outbreaks Mysteriously Disappears Without a Trace 

#TheGreatAwakening #TheStorm #QAnon
@RoystonPotter @ScottAnthonyUSA @MAGAPILL
@bocavista2016 @LionelMedia

Below are my tweets to this very peculiar missing person who works in an environment that possesses its own inherent risks and challenges.

The press Briefing given yesterday really does a huge injustice to the public that could be assisting in locating Dr Cunningham...  NOTHING about this case is “normal” or “routine”... and in my opinion, facts were withheld on purpose.

He is an 

Dr. Cunningham is an Epidemiologist in the Chronic Illness division:

        Translated: He’s a physician that studies the process, causes, trends, treatments, mortality & potential cures of major illnesses such as Cancer, AIDS, etc


The fact that he has been deployed to areas infected with Ebola as part of the US Health Services, tells us he also is part of ACUTE ILLNESS / EPIDEMIC RESPONSE.


He holds the official rank of “Commander”... this is not some hapless stock boy... while it may be true he doesn’t work in any “classified” locations within the CDC, I bet he’s chummy with others that do.


The Atlanta Georgia Police press conference stated that the only thing unusual was that all of his belongings were left in the home.  Honestly, this point alone raises all sorts of red flags, but we are told to avoid delving into “CONSPIRACY THEORIES.”


Dr Cunningham tells his neighbor’s WIFE to erase his cell number from her phone before he vanished.  This fact was only begrudgingly acknowledged after media asked that question... it wouldn’t have been provided most likely if they didn’t ask.  WHY?  What was their connection?


Dr Cunningham’s Home had the second floor windows to a bathroom and laundry room found “opened”....  Police didn’t find this odd because he has a dog.  What? Police only say it is strange because he’s “Environmentally Friendly.”


The wooded area (only) is searched by a K-9 unit.  No other areas are searched by K9.  “In the following days and weeks we may search other areas with more K9’s...”  How about we just wait until July 4th and try at that time? I mean, it’s not as if he’s a missing persons or potentially kidnapped, or potentially compromised somehow, right? Oh wait... he is missing.  Perhaps law enforcement may want to re-think that whole “wait-&-see” approach to their investigation.


Other than the above, we only know he didn’t get a promotion recently, called out of work twice in February, left work after talking with supervisor to discuss why he wasn’t promoted, called his mother on his way home (missed call/no voicemail left)... and parked in garage. 

Car ok in garage, cell phone, drivers license & ID’s at home with his keys.  No strange emails or browser activity.  No debit card / credit card or cell use.

#VanishedWithoutATrace

Law Enforcement would most likely look at these possibilities in a “routine” case like this:

-Medical Issues: He was reportedly “Not feeling well” on several occasions earlier this month and called out from work.
- Acute Delirium
-Other medical issue such as a “Stroke” or “Heart Attack”
- Kidnapping
- Extortion
- Mental Snap
- Just wants off the grid
- Other conspiracy theories

Regarding “conspiracy theories” we are told to NOT look at:

-He went rogue with a virus or other biohazard;
- Neighbor wife issue
- Espionage
- Mafia / Organized Crime
- zombie apocalypse 

Note: Suicide is a possibility as well

Mother was reportedly telling someone that Dr Cunningham had some “personal issues.”  We don’t know the scope of, type of, or severity of those issues... not answered at press Briefing.   WHY NOT?

What we don’t know:

-Were all hospitals checked
- Were any vehicles seen in the area (cable vans, HVAC, etc)
- Phone records pulled and combed through
- Sig Other?
- Work conflicts
- Any business dealings?
- Gambling or other debts?
- FBI contact?
- Mental Health facilities checked?

Also not known:

Was Dr Cunningham exposed to any pathogens either as part of his Ebola Response or inadvertently at CDC?

Did he see a physician recently or ongoing for his “not feeling well” spells recently?  Any recent medical tests done?

WHAT was the significance of telling his neighbor’s wife to delete his cell number? Did she delete it?  What did her spouse say?  Major red flag obviously but police don’t want to discuss this for some reason.

Obvious Question:  WHY the limited K9 search?  It was deemed necessary to utilize a K9... Were there any “hits” by the K9?  If not, why did police limit the search? If there was a “hit” where did the K9 locate a scent?


Does Dr Cunningham only own / operate the one vehicle he drove home that day or does he have another mode of transportation?  Does he have access to any public transportation?


What does his bank account look like?  Any recent cash withdrawals?  Does he have a safe?


Did Dr Cunningham talk to anyone else at the CDC?  Either regularly or recently?  What have THEY said?


What exactly were the last internet searches and browser history telling police?  Did he frequent any message boards?  Does he use chat apps?


Does his residence have security cameras?  What about his neighbors?


WHY are these questions not already answered and cleared?

If this was in fact a suicide we need to at least consider these questions:

- How did he commit suicide?
- Where did he do it?
- What method was used?
- Does he have the means to do it (i.e. weapons?)
- Are there natural / structural means to do it (i.e. large bridge, water, etc)

- WITNESSES?

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Facts About The #NeverAgain Movement and the AR-15 / NRA

February 24, 2018

The February 14th, 2018 mass shooting in Parkland / Coral Springs, Florida has once again rekindled the fires of what is undoubtedly our Nation's most debated issue after that of partial-birth abortions, and that is of course, firearms (and who should be allowed to purchase / possess one).  Much worse, it has now risen to the level of "Either you are with us (victims) or against us."   Either/or statements rarely lead to anything positive, but we will address that later on.

With so much heat being placed upon firearms, and those who support their right to bear arms as guaranteed by the second amendment of the United States Constitution, it's no wonder that much anger and hostility has been directed towards the National Rifle Association (NRA).  After all, the NRA (according to many pundits and now teen-activists) is nothing more than an organization that promotes "military assault weapons, weapons of war, breeds mass murderers, encourages others to become mass killers" and all sorts of other horrific endeavors.

The problem with that whole line of thinking is that none of it is even remotely true.  It's a trap that the anti-gun activists often fall into (all on their own mind you); attack those who don't think the same as you, because they must be wrong if you believe you are right.  It doesn't work that way thankfully, and often there can be an overlapping and agreement of schools of thought even in competing camps.

The anti-gun lobby camp (and this will include the new teen idols in the #NeverAgain movement) made it's voice loudly heard during a recent CNN Town Hall event, spewing some of the above rhetoric out posed as "questions" towards NRA Spokesperson, Dana Loesch, as well as US Senator Marco Rubio.  Over all of the shouting, hisses and booing, the truth was presented in some detail mind you, although it was clear few in attendance really wanted to hear what that was.  In that light, let's examine a few statements brought forth by the #NeverAgain movement:

HOW CAN ANYONE SUPPORT THE NRA, BELONG TO THE NRA, OR ACCEPT CAMPAIGN DOLLARS FROM THE NRA?  

THE NRA HAS DONE NOTHING BUT PROMOTE MASS MURDERS AND MAKES AMERICA MORE DANGEROUS!

Hopefully, if you've read even this far, you can see how ridiculous the above statements look, especially in all capital letters, however, that's exactly how it sounds when irrational thinking takes over and logic is replaced with emotion.  Let's remove some of the emotion from the debate and take a look at what is really happening here.

Does the NRA actually breed "Mass Shooters"? 

In approaching a question about "mass shootings in the US," the first problem one encounters is definitional.

The United States' Congressional Research Service acknowledges that there is not a broadly accepted definition, and defines a "public mass shooting" as one in which four or more people selected indiscriminately, not including the perpetrator, are killed, echoing the FBI definition of the term "mass murder". Another unofficial definition of a mass shooting is an event involving the shooting (not necessarily resulting in death) of four or more people with no cooling-off period.

Based on the arbitrary definition of a shooting involving at least four deaths, there had been 130 mass shootings in the United States as of June 6, 2017, going back over the last 51 years. (This does not include gang killings, killings that began as other crimes such as robberies, and killings that involved only the shooter's family.)

Information about how the guns were obtained is incomplete, but 248 different guns were used, at least 141 of which were obtained legally and at least 39 of which were obtained illegally; handguns were the most common weapons used, usually more than one, each of which takes about two seconds to reload, making limited magazines (commonly incorrectly referred to as “clips”) a minor inconvenience. None of the shooters were known to be members of the NRA.

However even if one were, how would it be anymore relevant than if one had been a member of the book of a month club?  Taking this to an extreme, even if all mass shooters had been NRA members, it still could not be used to reflect on the membership as a whole. This would be like saying:  "A police officer in my town was convicted of selling drugs.  Therefore, all police sell drugs."  That line of thinking is clearly a logical fallacy;  a single person (or even a few people) rarely represents the entirety of thinking of any organization, association, profession or group.

The media desperately tried to do this in the Sandy Hook case by making it a  deliberate point to report that Adam Lanza or his mother attended NRA certified training classes. All this proved is that Adam Lanza might have been properly trained to safely handle a firearm, but deliberately chose to disregard that training and murder innocent children who were no threat to him.

As of this date, the NRA has not produced a mass shooting killer, nor has any mass shooting killer claimed to have been a member of the NRA.  Therefore, that part is pretty lock-tight.

Let's examine some of the other claims being made against the NRA, or pro-gun, pro-second amendment Americans writ large, and see where there are serious flaws in the arguments being pushed into the spotlight, with the help of our "Legacy Media" (CNN, MSNBC, etc):

"It's time once and for all we ban the AR-15 because it is the weapon of choice for mass shooters."  

We have heard this statement repeatedly lately, however, there is no data to even remotely support this claim.  It is a hasty generalization lacking the support of current FBI Crime Statistic data points.

Concurrent with this all-too-common claim after a highly publicized event like the one in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the AR-15 tends to end up being labeled as a "weapon of war."  The facts of the matter are quite the opposite of the rhetoric being thrown into the media-sphere:

1.  The AR-15 is merely a semi-automatic rifle.  It fires no faster than any other rifle.  It is not fully automatic.  Only one round can be fired with each pull of the trigger.  This is identical to nearly 2,000 other rifles on the market that are not labeled a "weapon of war."

2.  The AR-15 is not an "assault rifle."  AR stands for "Armalite" which is a brand name, however, the "AR" is often cited as being shorthand for "Assault Rifle." 

3.  The AR-15 is not "military grade."  The cosmetics of the AR-15 make the rifle function no differently than any other semi-automatic rifle.  The AR-15 is identical in function to any "standard" hunting rifle.  The US Military uses the M4 Carbine which fires the same round, however, the MR Carbine is both semi-automatic and select-fire capable (3 round bursts or fully automatic) with one trigger pull).

4.  The AR-15 generally fires the 5.56×45mm NATO, 5.7×28mm, 6.8mm Remington SPC,.300 Blackout, 9×19mm Parabellum and .458 SOCOM to name a few.  These rounds are "intermediate range" and have been criticized by those using them in combat as highly inferior rounds and are less lethal than prior military rounds. 

5.  The AR-15 is merely a "modern sporting rifle" / MSR  (more commonly referred to as an AR-15 style rifle) and is a type of semi-automatic rifle based on the Colt AR-15's patent. After Colt's patents expired in 1977, an expanded marketplace emerged with many manufacturers producing their own version of the AR-15 design for commercial sale. These rifles are referred to as "modern sporting rifles" (MSR) by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms industry trade association, and by some manufacturers.

6.  The AR-15 IS NOT an "assault rifle" as it DOES NOT meet the military specifications for "select-fire" capabilities.  It is no more a "weapon of war" than a hunting knife is.  It is a tool, and a weapon, just as there are thousands of other weapons available that are capable of the same damage, or worse, than the AR-15.

7.  The AR-15 is a popular rifle for enthusiasts as it is lightweight, easy to modify for target shooting or hunting purposes, and there are 8 MILLION in the United States.  Of the millions in the United States, only 7 have ever been used in a mass shooting situation: these would include the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, 2012 Aurora shooting, 2015 San Bernardino attack, the Sutherland Springs church shooting, the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, and 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.  Despite the high profile coverage of the AR-15 (sometimes incorrectly as in the case of the Orlando Pulse Club shooting which was a SigSauer MCX and not an AR-15) the AR-15 is rarely used in crimes.  Only a very low percentage of gun crimes in the U.S. overall involve an AR-15.

8.  The AR-15 is owned largely by those in Law Enforcement and ex-military members; about 50% of all AR-15 type rifles are owned by military veterans and law enforcement personnel in their private off-duty lives.  The other 50% are largely owned by law-abiding, responsible, highly trained citizens. 

9.  The AR-15's used in mass shootings are purchased, obtained and utilized by criminals who have subverted the methods to prevent their ownership and who have no respect for the rules, the laws or for humanity.  The AR-15 did not commit the crime, the demented shooter did.  If the AR-15 did not exist, it would merely be a different weapon.


"To let these victims' lives be taken without any change in return is an act of treason to our great country."

This is an emotional appeal that speaks to a negative (such as terrorism or fascism) concept rather than the real issue at hand. It's an Ad populum logical fallacy which, often is an appeal that presents what most people, or a group of people think, in order to persuade one to think the same way. Getting on the bandwagon is one such instance of an ad populum appeal.

In addition, this also indicates that by Congress or State Legislators not doing what the #NeverAgain movement wants, they are somehow being "treasonous" which is a serious offense.  This is the common tactic known as Moral Equivalence where a person (or a group) will vilify another person or group and make the action or inaction of their target (in this case law-makers) to a much greater extent than is warranted.  Not changing legislation to the appeal of a few is hardly "treasonous"... it is in fact how our system of government is designed.

That is not to say that the #NeverAgain movement should not attempt or try to convince legislators to make changes to current gun laws; however, should they fail to convince law-makers to modify current laws or create new ones, they will need to modify their attempts.  After all, legislators answer to a broad section of the population, not merely one interest group alone.

"If you're not with us (#NeverAgain Movement) than you are against children and children's rights to safe schools."

This is probably the most dangerous statement being thrown around by the movement.  This is an "either / or" type fallacy, which attempts to divide people and create anxiety, fear, outcasting of those who may not fully agree with the statement being made.  This forces people to choose sides based off of incorrect facts and emotionally-charged rhetoric designed to make anyone who does not go along with the movement to be an outcast, be subject to boycotts (for businesses) and threats to create havoc for publicly elected officials and/or administrators who may receive any funds from the NRA or other firearm support groups or associations.  This, despite the NRA having done the most extensive study and program development for safe schools, even above what local, state and the federal government have done.


The fact is, law-abiding citizens don't commit mass shootings.  Point #7 above outlines that clearly.  Additionally, those citizens that own firearms, including the AR-15, are largely people that have a very clear respect for the "rule of law" and as just previously stated, 50% of all AR-15 owners are military veterans, active duty military and law enforcement personnel.  It would be a very difficult argument to make that 4 million AR-15 owners in those groups wish harm to children at any level.  Additionally, ordinary citizens who own firearms legally, largely take steps to responsibly learn to purchase, handle, maintain and fire these weapons under supervision and with well established training classes.  These citizens are hardly against the notion that children / students should not be in safe environments for their schooling and after-school activities.

The students who are making waves with the #NeverAgain movement are using a very divisive tactic which often comes with severe blowback.  There are millions of law-abiding firearm owners that agree the government should enforce existing laws as when done properly, some of the mass shootings, including the most recent at Marjory Stoneman Douglas could have been prevented.  This is just a fact, and is not based off emotional rhetoric or talking-points;  the FBI was advised of the shooter well in advance, there is video of the shooter acting reckless with a firearm as well as multiple social media posts indicating his intent to cause harm.  Again, the AR-15 did not commit the act of shooting students in a school, the shooter did.

The Positive Points of #NeverAgain Movement:

Where the #NeverAgain movement has the most standing, is in the area of government not enforcing the laws that currently exist.  There are ample gun control laws both at the State and Federal levels, yet many are surprisingly not enforced.  While #NeverAgain wants to vilify the NRA, there is ample evidence to demonstrate where a bureaucratic government failed to detect something in the shooter's past that should have prevented him from buying a firearm. The Broward Country Sheriff's Office and other Law Enforcement or Social Services departments had somewhere between 18-39 contacts with this shooter.  This would have easily disqualified him from obtaining a firearm had any of the agencies communicated the threats or got the contact information into the NICS system.

In short, they had months to deny him a firearms purchase for several reasons, including direct threats and physical confrontations, along with direct reporting to the FBI of those threats, and they still failed.  This is not the NRA's fault, this is the direct failure of reporting / communication as we have seen in the past few mass shooting events.

The #NeverAgain movement has the potential to capitalize on these major gaps in what appears to be either miscommunication, inept follow-up on potential high-level threat leads, the potentially disturbing report of potentially purposeful ignoring of a high-threat lead due to political / financial reasons, and the need to close loopholes with "straw" purchases.  Mental health is also a major component, but it appears to be linked to a broader issue of social isolation that the #NeverAgain movement never mentioned.

Worthy of note is that the victims of mass shootings constitute less than one half of one percent of shooting deaths. While tragic and newsworthy, such deaths are not even statistically significant (which sounds harsh, however, we are not dealing with emotions now, just facts).



Friday, February 23, 2018

Coral Springs Police Department Neutralized Shooter in Parkland, Florida: Coral Springs Fire / EMS Saved Countless Lives

February 23, 2018

Coral Springs Police, Fire and EMS hold a press conference to share their experiences as the lead agencies that made access to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass casualty shooting was ongoing.

As part of Broward County, Florida, the Coral Springs Police Department has primary responsibility for all emergency calls including the schools.  It was due to the professionalism and bravery of these agencies that the carnage was limited to what it was, and not worse.  Rapid deployment of tactical teams to neutralize the threat, as well as immediate triage and treatment of the wounded undoubtedly saved lives.  More to follow as details become known.

There was confusion previously as to who stopped the shooter at the high school;  Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had given the impression to the media that his Officer had neutralized the threat, however, it is coming to light that Coral Springs Police were in fact the neutralizing force.

(Please fast forward to the 10-Minute point of the video to see the press conference)





Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mass Casualty Incident Drill Scheduled for March 18th, 2018: Please Stay Alert

While there is no assertion being made that the City of Dallas, nor any First Responders, Medical Personnel or any City Manager, Mayor, or other Official is planning anything other than a Mass Casualty Drill on March 18, 2018, it can not be stated strongly enough that surrounding these types of drills, we often see a true Mass Casualty Event occur.  In writing this, I can also not state strongly enough to re-read the first sentence as the First Responder community of Dallas/Fort Worth is known to be highly dedicated and professional and this in no way is meant to disrespect them or their efforts to protect their community.

We simply need to be aware of past Mass Casualty Events that tend to circulate around planned drills, regardless of who is holding the drill.

Source 1:




Source 2:

Link: APIC / DFW


Source 3:


OF CONCERN:

A Craigslist advertisement was placed earlier this date (Feb 22, 2018) asking for 16 crisis actors to be used on a "drill" of sorts on 3/4/2018 in the Houston, Texas area.  $1000 was be offered as compensation.  Location of drill unknown.  While this does not correspond to the Dallas MCI Training, it is concerning none-the-less as the advertisement was pulled shortly after it was posted.

Luckily an Anon grabbed it in search cache:


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