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Florida Parkland School shooting survivor David Hogg is a fraud

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, metropolitan Miami, Florida, a young man named David Hogg has appeared in many TV news videos and interviews, such as this one:

This is what David Hogg claims to be:

  • A 17-year-old student, a senior, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (CNN).
  • The son of a FBI agent — the federal agency that is so maligned by President Trump.
  • He and his family moved to Florida several years ago, when he was a freshman. Hogg once wrote on Reddit about moving in the middle of his freshman year and how hard it was because so many people in high school weren’t authentic (Heavy).
  • Hogg is an aspiring broadcast journalist.
  • He said he was in his environmental science class when he heard the first gunshots, and that they never had an active shooter drill at the school.
  • He told CNN that during the shooting, he hid in a closet in the school — where he is a student. He said all he could think was “Tell the story.” So, while the gunman was shooting, the very brave Hogg pulled out his phone and interviewed people near him about what was happening because “I want to show these people exactly what’s going on when these children are facing bullets flying through classrooms and students are dying trying to get an education. If I was going to die, I wanted to die doing what I love, and that’s storytelling. And this is a story that needed to be heard. … At least our echoes, our voices would carry on and possibly make some action.”

Here’s the video Hobb took while he was hiding in a closet. So calm and so brave in the midst of a MASSACRE! — and with the presence of mind to advocate gun control!

Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Schools, told the Tampa Bay Times that David Hogg (as well as another student “survivor” Emma Gonzalez) is indeed a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

“These are absolutely students at Stoneman Douglas. They’ve been there. I can verify that. Anything to disparage such brilliant and passionate youth who have the courage to stand up and do what they’re doing, I just think it’s outrageous and disrespectful for someone to make those allegations.”

The only problem with the above is that it was posted on Facebook that David Hogg had actually graduated more than two years ago, in 2015, from the Redondo Shores High School in Redondo, part of Greater Los Angeles, California.

And here’s confirmation that David Hogg is a 2015 graduate of Redondo Shores High School — he registered as one on Classmates.com.

Below is a screenshot I took of David Hogg’s page on Classmates.com, showing the time (11:43 am) and date (2/21/2018) when I took the screenshot, in case Classmates removes the page. The page is also archived here.

↓Click image to enlarge↓

Now we know why he was interviewed in August 2017 in Redondo Beach, California, thousands of miles away from Parkland, Florida — because he lives there!

Since David Hogg had already graduated from a California high school more than two years ago, in 2015, that means:

  • He is not 17 years old, but is at least 19.
  • He is not a student at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • He was not “hiding in a closet” in Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting.

Please contact Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Schools, and ask him to produce evidence that David Hogg is registered as a student at Stoneman Douglas High School. To send him an email, click here.

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~Eowyn

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Kentucky billboard tagged with “anti-gun” message: “Kill the NRA”

nra billboard

The media is spinning this as an “anti-gun message.” WRONG: It’s a DEATH THREAT.

Remember folks, #LoveTrumpsHate!

From Daily Mail: The National Rifle Association is rallying members after a Kentucky billboard was spray-painted with the message ‘Kill the NRA.’

The NRA’s verified Facebook page posted a photo of the sign in Louisville on Monday, telling all American gun owners: ‘This is a wakeup call. They’re coming after us.’

It asks members to like and share to spread the word. The billboard was tagged with ‘Resist 45,’ a group that opposes President Donald Trump.

Outfront Media, which owns the billboard along Interstate 65 in Louisville, told local TV stations that they are working to remove the vandalism.

It comes amid protests demanding gun reform after 14 children and three members of staff were gunned down in a Florida school shooting on February 14, renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws.

On Monday students participated in a lie-in protest outside the White House over gun laws just days after 17 people were killed in Parkland. They took turns lying on the road for three minutes – the same amount of time 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz went on a firing spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week.  Other students stood by holding signs that read ‘Am I next?’ and ‘Is Congress or the NRA making our laws?’

It was organized by Teens For Gun Reform – a group created by local students following the deadly Florida shooting last week. Students are staging walkouts, sit-ins and other protests on school campuses across the country in a bid to push lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws in the coming weeks.

DCG

The crisis actors of Florida Parkland School shooting

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day, America was subjected to another mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, metropolitan Miami, Florida.

We are told that 17 people were killed and 15 more were taken to hospitals. The alleged perpetrator, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the high school, was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He confessed to the shooting, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. (Wikipedia)

And, as in the case of past school shootings, calls for gun control immediately followed the Parkland school shooting but with a new twist. In addition to the “usual suspects” of politicians and amoral celebrities, students are also clamoring for gun control, never mind that Cruz had obtained his AR-15 legally and passed the required background checks. (See DCG’s “Hashtag solutions: Washington state student starts online campaign after Florida mass shooting“)

We are told only the official narrative, so we don’t really know what actually happened. But it is noteworthy that the Parkland school shooting carries the usual signatures of previous false-flag or contrived incidents:

  1. An active shooter drill just before or co-terminous with the actual shooting.
  2. Eye-witness reports of more than one shooter.
  3. Pre-dated news reports (on February 12 and 13) of the February 14 shooting.
  4. A decision to tear down the school, all the better to erase any and all evidence that might point to the shooting being a false-flag incident.

See “Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting: anomalies and confessed shooter

Now we can add another false-flag signature to the Parkland shooting — Crisis Actors. (See “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events“)

Below is the evidence culled from Alt-Media memes and videos:

(1) A familiar face from previous mass shootings — the crying brunette. It’s remarkable that in the five years since the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook hoax, she has kept the same hair-style and hair-parting-on-the-right.

(2) Another familiar face: the dyed-in-the-bottle blonde. She even kept her hair-parting on the right side since the October 2017 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay mass shooting!

(3) Fledgling crisis actors David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, both Douglas High School student “survivors”:

Here’s Hogg and Gonzalez being interviewed and advocating gun control on CNN.

I took this screenshot in case YouTube takes down the CNN video:

Watch Hogg, who claims his father is an agent in the much-maligned (by Trump) FBI, flubs his line (Note: YouTube removed the video for “harassment and bullying“. Thankfully, someone had saved it):

Here’s Hogg in August 2017, in Redondo Beach, California, thousands of miles away from Parkland, Florida:

But wait!

How come Hogg, Gonzalez and other “survivors” of a terrible mass shooting were smiling, laughing and whooping it up moments before they put on their grim sad faces for the camera?

Just like Robbie Parker, father of slain 6-year-old Emilie, going from joking and laughing off camera to feigning tears before the camera:

Benjamin Kelly, the district secretary for Florida House of Representatives member Shawn Harrison (R-District 63), sent an email to Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary asserting that Hogg and Gonzalez are crisis actors. Harrison immediately fired Kelly.

Lastly, be on the lookout for the crisis actor who bears a striking resemblance to CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr (including even similar oblong-shaped eyeglasses!) — the network that faked a “live” report from the 1991 Gulf War; faked a report from Liberia on the Ebola epidemic in 2014; staged a fake Muslim “peace protest” in 2017; and has a producer who was caught on camera admitting that the Trump-Russia story is “bullshit” fake news.

Barbara Starr makes devil sign

H/t FOTM‘s Jim, DCG, Hadenoughalready; Harmony Carter, Vivian Lee, and Kelleigh.

UPDATE:

Minutes after this post was published, a reader posted this on FOTM‘s Facebook page — David Hogg is not a Douglas High School student as he claims.

Linda Traitz on David Hogg not a Douglas Hi student

For more on Hogg, see “Florida Parkland School shooting survivor David Hogg is a fraud,” especially Hogg’s page on Classmates.com, indicating he had graduated from Redondo Shores High School in 2015.

David Hogg on Classmates

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~Eowyn

Another lecture from Bill Gates: He and other rich people should pay significantly higher taxes

bill gates and bill clinton

Hey Gates: Good luck convincing your buddy Bill that he and Hillary need to give the government more of their money!

Bill knows darn well he doesn’t need the federal government to tell him to give the government more money. He can make a donation to the US Department of Treasury any time he wants. And he can convince his super-rich buddies to do the same.

From Yahoo: Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said wealthy individuals such as himself should be made to pay substantially higher taxes.

Mr. Gates, who is worth over $90bn, said despite the fact he has “paid more taxes…than anyone else” he should be required to fork out more by the government.

Speaking to CNN in an interview on Sunday, he said: “I need to pay higher taxes. I’ve paid more taxes, over $10bn, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes.”

He criticised the Republican sweeping $1.5 trillion tax reform bill which Donald Trump signed into law at the end of last year.

The measure constitutes the most profound changes to tax laws since the 1980’s and slashes taxes for corporations while providing most Americans with only temporary relief.

Mr. Gates, the second richest man in the world after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, argued the greatest benefits of the bill would be reaped by the super rich. “It was not a progressive tax bill. It was a regressive tax bill,” he said.

He argued the biggest advantages would be felt by the wealthiest in society despite the Republicans’ assertion their first major legislative victory would help America’s working and middle classes.

“People who are wealthier tended to get dramatically more benefits than the middle class or those who are poor, and so it runs counter to the general trend you’d like to see, where the safety net is getting stronger and those at the top are paying higher taxes,” he said.

While Mr. Trump has drawn attention to the magnitude of the tax cuts and branded the legislation “a bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs”, Democrats have labeled the measure a “monumental con job” that will benefit the rich at the expense of America’s poorest.

The bill slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent.

It also raises the threshold for the estate tax, a levy that applies to property passed down when a family member dies which only affects a few thousand ultra-rich families each year. This change predominantly benefits the upper echelons of earners, including Mr. Trump himself.

Asked about his view on “rising inequality” in the US, Mr. Gates said: “All advanced democracies have to think about that.”

He added: “You still have about a sixth of the population living in conditions that should be very disappointing to us, and government policies need to really think, ‘Why aren’t we doing a better job for those people?’”

Mr. Gates has donated more than $40bn of his personal wealth to charitable causes. He founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the US, with his wife in 2000. The organisation aims to improve healthcare, cut extreme poverty and expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

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DCG

Hashtag solutions: Washington state student starts online campaign after Florida mass shooting

will we be next

This student attends Pacific Lutheran University, which has its own Department of Campus Safety that has security patrol officers on site every day of the year. That might be a novel concept for other schools.

From MyNorthwest.com: A Pacific Lutheran University freshman has started an online campaign to put pressure on lawmakers hoping they take action in the wake of another mass shooting.

“When I heard the news on Wednesday, I wasn’t as bothered as I usually am,” Gracie Anderson said. “It was a huge red flag. I noticed I was desensitized.”

As she read more news of the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, she felt she had to do something locally.  “Instead of the usual sadness and grief that I feel, I felt really angry and really scared, and really motivated to do something,” she said. “My parents both work in schools, my younger sister is a freshman in high school. The people who mean the most to me are on school campuses every day.”

Anderson says she feels safe at her school, but can feel afraid after reports of a mass shooting; or worse — inaction by authorities after such incidents. That’s why she started the online campaign with the hashtag #WillMySchoolBeNext.

“This all began on Friday, in the wake of the Florida shooting,” she said. “What we are trying to do is draw the attention of the Washington State Legislature to mass shootings in schools. We want to demand that they take action. We aren’t specific on what that action is so that students, regardless of political persuasion, can be involved.”

People can get signs through the campaign that say “Will ____ be next.” They can then write in a name or school in the blank space. The effort also includes a letter writing campaign and petition for lawmakers. The effort spread quickly on Twitter, reaching 200,000 people by Monday, Anderson said.

“I’ve noticed a lot of adults are really sad that students and young people have to take on this burden … we’re disappointed in adults for not taking this upon themselves to make a change,” Anderson said.

Anderson says that there is no specific legislation or action the campaign is advocating for — she wants lawmakers to get to work on the solution. She also wants the effort to be void of political affiliation.

“There has to be a bunch of actions taken,” Anderson said. “We can’t isolate this as a gun issue, or as a mental health issue. I think that’s what both parties are doing right now. I’m in the middle as a student … all I want to see is something to make me feel safe. I think it’s a mixture of the two – gun restrictions as well as adequate mental health treatment.

“I can say that if lawmakers fail to protect us as students, we will vote them out as voters and when we are old enough we will run for their positions as candidates. And if we have to, we will be the ones who fight.”


While I understand the student’s emotional desire for a “bunch of actions,” she might want to read through Washington State’s current firearm laws. Here’s the list of them:

Chapter 9.41 RCW

FIREARMS AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS

Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions

Sections

9.41.010 Terms defined.
9.41.040 Unlawful possession of firearms—Ownership, possession by certain persons—Restoration of right to possess—Penalties.
9.41.042 Children—Permissible firearm possession.
9.41.045 Possession by offenders.
9.41.047 Restoration of possession rights.
9.41.050 Carrying firearms.
9.41.060 Exceptions to restrictions on carrying firearms.
9.41.065 Correctional employees—Effect of exemption from firearms restrictions—Liability limited.
9.41.070 Concealed pistol license—Application—Fee—Renewal.
9.41.073 Concealed pistol license—Reciprocity.
9.41.075 Concealed pistol license—Revocation.
9.41.080 Delivery to ineligible persons.
9.41.090 Dealer deliveries regulated—Hold on delivery.
9.41.092 Licensed dealer deliveries—Background checks.
9.41.094 Waiver of confidentiality.
9.41.097 Supplying information on persons purchasing pistols or applying for concealed pistol licenses.
9.41.0975 Officials and agencies—Immunity, writ of mandamus.
9.41.098 Forfeiture of firearms—Disposition—Confiscation.
9.41.100 Dealer licensing and registration required.
9.41.110 Dealer’s licenses, by whom granted, conditions, fees—Employees, fingerprinting and background checks—Wholesale sales excepted—Permits prohibited.
9.41.113 Firearm sales or transfers—Background checks—Requirements—Exceptions.
9.41.114 Firearm sales or transfers—Denial of application report—Dealer’s duties.
9.41.115 Penalties—Violations of RCW 9.41.113.
9.41.120 Firearms as loan security.
9.41.122 Out-of-state purchasing.
9.41.124 Purchasing by nonresidents.
9.41.129 Recordkeeping requirements.
9.41.135 Verification of licenses and registration—Notice to federal government.
9.41.137 Department of licensing, authority to adopt rules—Reporting of violations—Authority to revoke licenses.
9.41.140 Alteration of identifying marks—Exceptions.
9.41.171 Alien possession of firearms—Requirements—Penalty.
9.41.173 Alien possession of firearms—Alien firearm license—Political subdivisions may not modify requirements—Penalty for false statement.
9.41.175 Alien possession of firearms—Possession without license—Conditions.
9.41.185 Coyote getters.
9.41.190 Unlawful firearms—Exceptions.
9.41.220 Unlawful firearms and parts contraband.
9.41.225 Use of machine gun in felony—Penalty.
9.41.230 Aiming or discharging firearms, dangerous weapons.
9.41.240 Possession of pistol by person from eighteen to twenty-one.
9.41.250 Dangerous weapons—Penalty.
9.41.251 Dangerous weapons—Application of restrictions to law enforcement, firefighting, rescue, and military personnel.
9.41.260 Dangerous exhibitions.
9.41.270 Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm—Unlawful carrying or handling—Penalty—Exceptions.
9.41.280 Possessing dangerous weapons on school facilities—Penalty—Exceptions.
9.41.290 State preemption.
9.41.300 Weapons prohibited in certain places—Local laws and ordinances—Exceptions—Penalty.
9.41.310 Information pamphlet.
9.41.320 Fireworks.
9.41.330 Felony firearm offenders—Determination of registration.
9.41.333 Duty to register—Requirements.
9.41.335 Failure to register as felony firearm offender.
9.41.340 Return of privately owned firearm by law enforcement agency—Notification to family or household member—Exception—Exemption from public disclosure—Civil liability—Liability for request based on false information.
9.41.345 Return of privately owned firearm by law enforcement agency—Duties—Notice—Exception.
9.41.800 Surrender of weapons or licenses—Prohibition on future possession or licensing.
9.41.802 Proof of surrender and receipt pattern form—Declaration of nonsurrender pattern form—Administrative office of the courts to develop.
9.41.804 Proof of surrender and receipt form, declaration of nonsurrender form—Requirement to file with clerk of the court.
9.41.810 Penalty.

NOTES:

Carrying loaded rifle or shotgun in vehicle: RCW 77.15.460.

Explosives: Chapter 70.74 RCW.

Possessing a stolen firearm: RCW 9A.56.310.

Shooting firearm from, across, or along public highway: RCW 77.15.460.

Theft of a firearm: RCW 9A.56.300.


If you are going to vote on issues and are that concerned about legislation and “doing something,” remember that “Knowledge is Power” in any fight.

DCG

Tuesday Nite Funny: Cat reacts to Fergie singing National Anthem

On Sunday night at the NBA All-Star Game, one-name pop singer Fergie sang tortured the National Anthem.

This cat’s reaction to Fergie’s caterwauling speaks for us all:

Soon to be 43 years old, Fergie‘s real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson.

A Democrat, Obama supporter, and pro-gay marriage (source), Fergie is a former crystal meth addict, she called meth “the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with.”

H/t long time FOTM reader/commenter Anonymous

~Eowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 169th Caption Contest!

The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 169th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 8 points is . . .

chemtrailssuck!

Here’s her winning caption:

ZZZZZZZ…. What? Hey, that’s racist!!

Smokie and want some are in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 votes, totaling 6 points each. Here are their respective captions:

Smokie: “In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.” John Adams

want some: “Damn, just when our Cloward and Piven crash the economy scheme was almost at fruition !!”

AvaJ, dkolb2010, Jimbo, and another Smokie caption are in 3rd place, each with 4 points. Ava J, dkolb2010 and Smokie each received one #1 vote; Jimbo received two #2 votes. Here are their respective captions:

AvaJ: “MLK – I HAD a dream…”

dkolb2010: “Well, there goes the last plank in our platform for the 2018 elections.”

Jimbo: “Who farted?”

Smokie: “I’ve got mine. Just don’t stop believin I’m working for you, fool.”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, chemtrailssuck!

Here are your fancy-schmancy Award Certificates of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~Éowyn