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Man who killed Maryland officer was ordered to surrender guns 3 times in 5 years

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Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin: Killed by a prohibited possessor.

And shocker, the killer never surrendered his firearms.

Do tell, #GunControlNow crowd, how do you propose to make criminals obey gun laws?

From Baltimore Sun: Court records say the man who fatally shot a Maryland police officer earlier this week had been court-ordered to surrender his guns at least three times in the last five years.

The Washington Post reports three different judges ordered Glenn Tyndell to “immediately surrender all firearms” after they found his wife, ex-wife and child needed protection. Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Col. Darrin C. Palmer says Tyndell had told deputies he’d turn himself in Tuesday. He didn’t show.

Prince George’s County police say 37-year-old Tyndell shot Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin five times with a shotgun Wednesday when the off-duty officer attempted to intervene in a dispute between Tyndell and his wife. Tyndell then fled before being fatally shot by officers Luke Allen and Channing Reed, who have been place on paid leave.

From The Washington Post:

The Prince George’s County sheriff’s office attempted for weeks to track down Tyndell but he consistently eluded law enforcement, at one point avoiding going to work knowing he could be apprehended at his job as a Metro mechanic, said Col. Darrin C. Palmer, chief assistant sheriff for Prince George’s County.

Deputies had visited his home and a second address for him three times, conducted surveillance and were working with Tyndell’s estranged wife in an attempt to serve a protective order and three arrest warrants related to the couple’s domestic disputes, Palmer said.”

Cpl. Ramzziddin was laid to rest on Friday, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.

“Mujahid stood his ground to defend the life of the individual who had come to him for help,” Chief Henry Stawinski said. “He saved her life by giving his own. I’m extraordinarily proud of him.”

DCG

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That picture you Tweet when you know absolutely NOTHING about gun safety

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A womyn on Twitter, @synewaive (AKA Niurka Marcos Stan from California with 5,234 followers), tweeted out the above picture on February 22 with the comment, “when you walk into the teachers’ lounge without knocking.”

This Tweet has 45K retweets and 124K likes (and climbing, as of my scheduling this post).

Way to spread disinformation about the proper use of firearms (gun pointed in a safe direction, finger off the trigger, etc.).

I’m not sure if she meant this to be satire yet I gather from her Twitter timeline that’s she a gun control supporter. Some of her Tweets/retweets:

  • “Sarah Chadwick//#NeverAgain (Parkland shooting survivor/activist): Hey Jack! Just wanted to let you know that, yes! Us 17yrs really are planning a nationwide rally! It’s crazy what determination, and a strong work ethic can lead to! But I mean you have neither of those things so I wouldn’t expect you to understand.
  • Replying to @realDonaldTrump: you a duMB fuck”
  • “Dear @SpeakerRyan: I’ve been in Congress since 2015 and there have been at least 20 moments of silence on the House Floor. The problem isn’t that anyone has a knee-jerk reaction to yet another mass shooting. The problem is that you repeatedly have NO REACTION.
  • “GOP: Abortion is murder! What about actual murder? GOP: Mental illness! What about healthcare to help treat mental illness? GOP: Healthcare is a privilege not a right!”
  • On the day of the Parkland school shooting: “I feel so powerless in situations like this idk what to say… :(“

I don’t know who this @synewaive person is but if you and the people retweeting this INSANE picture want to push an agenda, do your homework and get your firearm safety facts STRAIGHT.

Purposely mocking gun safety procedures us law-abiding firearm owners take VERY SERIOUSLY does not advance any meaningful conversations about gun violence.

DCG

Possessed: Lady Gaga had woman vomit green slime on her

Are we in Hell yet?

Most of FOTM‘s readers are older than the demographic groups who go to pop concerts or listen to what passes nowadays as pop music. So we don’t really know what goes on in pop concerts.

The reality should come as a shock to us — things are even worse in America’s pop culture than I’d ever imagined.

On March 13, 2014, during a South by Southwest (SXSW) show, the pop singer Lady Gaga performed a song titled “Swine“. Here’s some of the lyrics:

I know, I know, I know you want me
You’re just a pig inside a human body
Squealer, squealer, squeal out, you’re so disgusting
You’re just a pig inside

Swine, swine
Swine, swine
Swine!
Swine!

Be that hog
Sweat it out, you squealer
Let your body jiggle
Slap her skin-he
Love to watch her ass go wiggle
It’s the feel of ecstasy

While Gaga sang, a woman wearing black pasties under a see-through top, made a devil’s sign with her right hand as she stuck two fingers down her throat and barfed lime green vomit all over Gaga. Again and again.

You can watch the disgusting performance here: https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=EKAD_VJRWmI

The vomit woman is Millie Brown, who was 27 years old at the time.

She’s a “vomit performance artist” from London, who “uses” her body “to create a performance that was about the beauty from inside out”. Brown’s vomit paintings sell for around $20,000 each. (Elle)

H/t Voat

~Eowyn

Francis: The pope who refuses to genuflect at the consecration

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal is the Catholic Church’s instructions governing the celebration of Mass.

N. 274 of the Roman Missal specifies that:

“During Mass three genuflections are made by the priest celebrant: namely, after the showing of host, after the showing of the chalice and before Communion.”

Ann Barnhardt was the first to notice this — that on March 14, 2013, when Jorge Bergoglio said his first Mass as Pope Francis, he did not genuflect in accordance with the Roman Missal‘s instructions.

In the video of that Mass below, the consecration of the host into the Body of Christ happens at the 51:47 mark, and the consecration of the chalice or wine into the Blood of Christ at the 52:32 mark — but Pope Francis did not genuflect.

While the Church makes exemptions for priests whose health makes genuflecting or kneeling difficult or impossible, that is not the case with Pope Francis who often has been seen kneeling.

Indeed, if you do a “google” search for images of Pope Francis kneeling, you’ll find plenty. Here are two:

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Here’s Pope Francis not genuflecting in another Mass — the Christmas Midnight Mass, December 24, 2016.

The consecration of the host into the Body of Christ begins at the 1:18:57 mark. Note how the Vatican’s camera cuts to a nun dressed in blue in the congregation (11:19:25), to avoid capturing the Pope’s refusal to genuflect.

Then comes the consecration of the wine into the Blood of Christ (1:20:20). Once again, the camera cuts to and lingers on another blue-garbed nun in the congregation (1:20:36 to 1:20:42), instead of showing the Pope not genuflecting.

To this day, an official explanation as to why Pope Francis does not genuflect at the consecration of host and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ has not been offered.

From the Italian-language GloriaTV, February 21, 2018 (Google Translation):

Francis still refuses to kneel before the Eucharistic adoration.

Vatican News (21 February) published photographs of a Eucharistic adoration that took place during the retreat of the Roman Curia in progress in Ariccia, near Rome.

The participants in the retreat knelt before the monstrance, except Francesco.

The rumors that Francis had problems with his knees proved to be false as he knelt on several occasions before the refugees on Holy Thursday or while visiting an Anglican shrine in Uganda in November 2015.

H/t John Namnik

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~Eowyn

How is this possible? Over the last three years there has been a significant rise of gun crime in London

The UK has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. Do tell, #GunControlNow crowd, how do you propose to make criminals obey gun laws?

From the Mayor of London web site (23 Jan 2018):

The term ‘gun crime’ covers both lethal weapons, such as shotguns and handguns, and non-lethal weapons, such as air weapons and stun guns. Over the last few years, gun crime has been on the rise in London. The number of offences is small compared with other types of crime, but nonetheless it is a crime with devastating consequences for victims, families and communities.

Key facts

  • In the last three years, the number of offences has risen. In the 12 months to October 2017, there were 2,500 offences involving guns: a 16 per cent increase on the previous year and a 44 per cent increase on 2014.
  • In the year to October 2017, out of 2,542 gun crimes, 770 guns were fired, of which 318 were classed as lethal weapons.
  • The number of lethal guns fired has increased by around 20 percent since 2012.
  • In the year to October 2017, gangs accounted for 10 per cent of all gun crime offences, 18 per cent of the offences where a gun was fired and 41 per cent of the offences where a lethal gun was fired.
  • In the year to October 2017, 59 per cent of gun crime offenders were aged 25 or younger.

Findings

  • The supply of guns into the UK from abroad is a growing concern, with a small but increasing number of weapons originating from Eastern Europe, particularly de-commissioned guns, which are easily converted.
  • The use of technology is changing the way people access guns, in particular with the use of the ‘dark web’.
  • Gangs account for nearly half of all offences where a lethal gun is fired.
  • However, gun use appears to be spreading outside of gang disputes.

The Mayor of London needs to ensure that he is focused on stopping guns from entering the capital, and making sure young people are aware of the consequences of carrying a gun.

More information the full report which you can read here:

  • Data shows most instances that involve a gun are violence against the person offences. The use of guns in this type of crime—which includes offences such as harassment, Grievous Bodily Harm, and assault with injury—has risen since 2012.
  • The Met said that “surprisingly low numbers” of legally owned firearms are stolen in London.
  • It is less clear how much fear for safety drives gun use, but given that much gun crime is linked to drugs and gangs, it is more likely to be an adjunct to other crime, in which the criminal needs to adopt an aggressive, controlling stance, and which elicits the need for a different response.
  • The Deputy Commissioner has said that while surrenders tend to result in “‘trophy’ weapons” being handed in, rather than guns used in crime, it contributes to a reduction in weapons that could potentially be used in criminal activity.

DCG

Insanity: Police called to Louisiana high school because of square-root symbol

Americans really are getting dumber.

Oberlin High School is a public school in Oberlin, Allen Parish, Louisiana, with an enrollment of 290 students, 50% of whom are “minorities” and 57% “economically disadvantaged”. The students are rated 54% and 75% in mathematics and English proficiency, respectively.

Scott Berson reports for the Miami Herald that on February 20, 2018, a discussion among students at Oberlin High School about the square-root mathematical symbol led to the police being called to investigate “terroristic threats”.

A student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign. (The square root is a number that, when multiplied by itself, equals another number.)

Other students in the group commented that the symbol looked like a gun. Another student said something that, according to the sheriff’s office, could have sounded like a threat out of context.

So the school called the police, who searched one of the students’ home, where they found neither guns nor any evidence that the student had any access to guns. Nor did the police find any evidence that the student had any intent to commit harm.

The Sheriff’s Office concluded that “The student used extremely poor judgment in making the comment, but in light of the actual circumstances, there was clearly no evidence to support criminal charges.”

Nevertheless, the school board had been contacted to determine any disciplinary action for the student.

Lori Lemons is the principal of Oberlin High School:

Phone: (337) 639-4341
Fax: (337) 639-2508
Email: lori.lemons@allen.k12.la.us

H/t FOTM‘s Bongiornoc

~Eowyn

Delusional: Pope Francis says he’s on waiting list to be a saint

Dr. Thomas D. Williams reports for Breitbart that on February 15, 2018, Pope Francis said to a group of priests that he is “on the waiting list” to be a saint:

“There are two recent bishops of Rome who are already saints. Paul VI will be a saint this year. One with his cause for beatification in progress—John Paul I—his cause is open. And Benedict and I are on the waiting list. Pray for us!”

Note: The pope is also the bishop of Rome. The “two recent” popes who were canonized (declared saints) are Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

Breitbart‘s Dr. Williams charitably assumes that Francis “was almost certainly speaking tongue in cheek,” but would you joke about expecting to be declared a saint?

Jesus said, in Mark 8:38:

“For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words . . . the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

It is difficult to imagine that any Christian, even less a Pope, can become a saint when he is so ashamed of Christ that he conceals the cross by stuffing it into his waist sash, so as not to offend Jews. (See “Pope Francis is ashamed of the Cross, knows better than the Gospels”)

Pope Francis in Israel

L to R: Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Pope Francis, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, during a visit to the Heichal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem on May 26, 2014. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto, AFP)

Pope Francis hides crucifix

Pope Francis hides the Crucifix meeting Israeli rabbis

Pope Francis at Ben Gurion International Airport, May 25, 2014

Or a pope who joked about Christ’s crucifixion.

Or a pope who’s so dictatorial that he, through his mouthpieces, threatens to excommunicate faithful Catholics who disagree with his unorthodox (but artfully ambiguous) notion in his “apostolic exhortation” Amoris Laetitia that divorced Catholics who remarried outside the Church — and therefore are adulterers — can nevertheless receive Holy Communion, including:

  • Alessandro Maria Minutella, a priest in Sicily.
  • And the latest to be subjected to Pope Francis’ wrath, Raymond Arroyo of EWTN — the Catholic radio and TV founded by Mother Angelica. In his “World Over” show of February 15, 2018 on EWTN, Arroyo was critical of ultra-liberal Cardinal Blase Cupich, and of a recent speech at Georgetown University by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, Pope Francis’ confidante and mouthpiece. So Spadaro is calling for EWTN to “get rid of Raymond Arroyo,” and EWTN itself to be “interdicted”. Interdiction bans a Catholic from accessing most Church Sacraments, and is one step short of excommunication. (LifeSiteNews)

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~Eowyn