Keep Your Finger Off The Boom Switch and More: Your Tuesday Briefing
1. Keep Your Finger Off The Boom Switch!
An 80-year old man accidentally shots himself and his wife with a Ruger .380 at an East Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings. He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back in, apparently loaded a round in the chamber, and returned the gun to its holster, Parks said. “Somebody else walked up and said, ‘Can I see it?’ ” Parks said. “He pulled it back out and said, ‘With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it’s not loaded.’ ” He pulled the trigger. “Evidently he just forgot that he re-chambered the weapon,” Parks said. Reported by Travis Dorman in Knox News: Two hurt in accidental shooting at East Tenn. church during a discussion on church shootings. (And that’s why you treat every gun as if it’s loaded – no exceptions.)
2. Those Corners Will Kill You – Here’s How To Lower Your Risk
Chances are you pass dozens of corners each day. Each corner of your home represents a potential problem because bad things can hide behind them. In a home-defense scenario, the best way to deal with a corner is to avoid it, but that’s not always possible. Clearing any corner is risky, but there are techniques to help you control the situation. A great how-to-do-it article by Richard Mann in NRA Shooting Illustrated: How to Clear Corners in a Home-Defense Scenario.
3. Who Owns Your Body
4. Twitter is Watching You
In perhaps the most intrusive move of social media platforms’ efforts signal as much virtue as possible and appease their potentially-regulating government overlords, Twitter has announced that it is cracking down on what it defines as hate-speech (aka anything that they don’t agree with) and not just by looking at its own site. Twitter will be monitoring user’s behavior “on and off the platform” and will suspend a user’s account if that user isn’t doing what Twitter thinks that they should be doing. As reported by Tyler Durden in Zero Hedge: Big Brother Is Here: Twitter Will Monitor Users Behavior ‘Off Platform’.
5. Covered In Ash
The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park has received national attention over the past few weeks after The New York Times published an Arizona State University graduate student’s research. A lot of ash would be released into the air, and it would affect the climate cycles of the earth. Scientists say a supervolcano eruption would likely be 2,500 times larger than that of Mount St. Helens. NBC Montana: Yellowstone geologist talks threat of supervolcano eruption…
6. A False Flag… It’s Been Done Before
A recent revelation from the newly released JFK Files can now help put this entire Russian hacking scenario into context—as it has been the subject of previous propaganda campaigns. According to the documents, the US government wanted to manufacture or obtain Soviet aircraft so they could launch an attack on America or friendly bases and use those attacks as a pretext for war. Reported by Activist Post: Declassified Files Reveal Gov’t Plot to Carry Out Soviet False Flag Attacks in the US to Start War.
7. Another Nuclear Accident… Yeah, Most Likely
Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains. However, Russia’s state-controlled Rosatom corporation said in a statement that there had been no radiation leak from its facilities. From CBS News: Source of “extremely high” radiation in Russia a mystery…
+ And if you missed it – Top general says he would resist “illegal” nuke order from Trump…
8. As You Probably Know…
Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism but what does that make the U.S. who is also a state sponsor of terrorism? Kind of like the pot calling the kettle black… or all the talk of Russian meddling in the U.S. election when the U.S. government has supported and help to overthrow leaders of a number of countries so that they could put in their own puppet leaders.
9. Interesting… But It’s Sure to Piss A Lot of People Off…
Intelligence is inherited and not equally distributed among the races…. (Form your own opinion – I’m just reporting on this one and not stating an opinion.)
10. The Bottom Of The News