Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting

The Texas community rocked by Friday’s mass school shooting that killed eight students and two teachers came together to celebrate the life of Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who had been studying in the U.S. through a State Department-sponsored program. 

Mourners, including her host family, the mayor of Houston and Santa Fe High School classmates, gathered at a local mosque on Sunday for the first funeral for those who were slain. 

“I always told her, ‘Sabika, you have a warrior’s heart,’” Joleen Cogburn, Sheikh’s host mother, tearfully told the crowd. Her host father, Jason Cogburn, told mourners how much they loved and cared for Sabika

Just weeks from completing her school year and returning home, Sabika had dreams of one day working as a diplomat to help her country, her father Aziz Sheikh told Reuters. He spoke of how grateful she was to be studying in America.

Sabika Sheikh's host family members are comforted following a funeral prayer service at the Brand Lane Islamic Center on May 20, 2018 in Stafford, Texas. (Scott Olson via Getty Images)Sabika Sheikh's host family members are comforted following a funeral prayer service at the Brand Lane Islamic Center on May 20, 2018 in Stafford, Texas. (Scott Olson via Getty Images)

“Sabika’s case should become an example to change the gun laws,” her father added. “I want this to become a base on which the people over there can stand and pass a law to deal with this. I’ll do whatever I can.”

He learned of her death from turning on the television after iftar, the meal Muslims eat to break the daily Ramadan fast, he told The Associated Press. He had been calling and messaging her without a reply.

The assumption that life is America is safe and secure is clearly untrue, he said. Attacks in the U.S., he noted, are “rampant.”

Abdul Khatri, one of the mosque’s worshippers, agreed. “People come here because they are told there is peace here,” he told The Washington Post. “You have the right to be protected here. It’s why I came. But to have this happen not in India or Pakistan, but here? We have gotten off track. And it’s been going on too long.”

Worshippers pray in Stafford, Texas, during the funeral service of Santa Fe High School shooting victim Sabika Sheikh, 17, on May, 20, 2018.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images)Worshippers pray in Stafford, Texas, during the funeral service of Santa Fe High School shooting victim Sabika Sheikh, 17, on May, 20, 2018.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images)

Other local congregations paid their respects to school shooting victims on Sunday as well. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) attended morning prayers at a Baptist church near Santa Fe High school, during which the pastor, the Rev. Jerl Watkins, blamed the shooting on a Godless, technology-obsessed society. 

“It seems to me, since the 1960s in this country, we’ve begun to think technology and other things can replace our God, and we’ve taken God out of the schools, and social media has taken togetherness out of the family,” Watkins said. “Many of these video games and movies our children are exposed to on a daily basis is all about thrill and killing and destruction. We’ve slaughtered millions of unborn children for the sake of convenience, and we twisted the sanctity of morality.”

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said he plans to pay for all 10 funerals, describing the massacre as “absolutely horrific.”

Sabika’s body will be flown to Pakistan for a traditional burial.

The investigation of the shooter’s motivation continues. The governor said the suspect wrote in a journal about carrying out a shooting and then committing suicide. 

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U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’

Two U.S. citizens said they were detained last week by a Border Patrol agent in Montana after he overheard them speaking Spanish to each other in a convenience store. 

Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez said they’d popped into the store in Havre, a small town near the border with Canada, early Wednesday morning when they were approached by a uniformed Border Patrol agent, KRTV reported.

The two women, who are Mexican American, had been chatting in Spanish while waiting in line to pay for eggs and milk when ― to their incredulity ― the agent asked them for their IDs.

“I looked at him like, ‘Are you serious?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, very serious.’” Suda, who was born in Texas, told The Washington Post of the encounter.  

Outside, in the parking lot, Suda began filming the agent on her phone. She asked him why he’d been compelled to detain them. He told her that their use of Spanish had caught his attention.

“Ma’am, the reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here, and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here,” the agent can be heard saying in the cellphone footage. 

He then denied that the women had been racially profiled.

“It has nothing to do with that,” the agent said in the clip. “It’s the fact that it has to do with you guys speaking Spanish in the store ― in a state where it’s predominantly English-speaking.”

Suda told MTN News that even after seeing their IDs, the agent did not let them leave the parking lot for about 35 minutes. She said her husband, a former probation officer with the Montana Department of Corrections, criticized the agent for overstepping the limits of his position. 

“He thinks it is very bad what this guy was doing because he does not have the right to do it,” Suda told the outlet. 

A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection told HuffPost on Monday that the agency was reviewing the incident to ensure “all appropriate policies were followed.”

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers are committed to treating everyone with professionalism, dignity and respect while enforcing the laws of the United States,” the rep said in a statement. “Although most Border Patrol work is conducted in the immediate border area, agents have broad law enforcement authorities and are not limited to a specific geography within the United States. They have the authority to question individuals, make arrests, and take and consider evidence.”

According to the CBP website, the Havre Border Patrol Sector, headquartered in Havre, is “responsible for 456 miles of border area between Montana and Canada, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, as well as, part of Idaho.” 

Suda, who plans to take legal action over the incident, said she and Hernandez were deeply shaken by the encounter and remained in shock.

“My family was asking me, because my family is still in Texas, and they were asking me, how is Montana about this? I said I have never had a problem before,” she told MTN News. “I say Montana is perfect. I love the people here, the people are so nice. It is nicer than other states. I cannot believe this happened.”

She said she was especially alarmed by her 7-year-old daughter’s reaction to the incident. 

“When she saw the video, she was like, ‘Mom, we can’t speak Spanish anymore?’” Suda told the Post. “I said ‘No. You be proud. You are smart. You speak two languages.’ This is more for her.”

People on social media have reacted with horror to Suda’s video and story.

“Since when is speaking a foreign language criminally suspect?” asked one Twitter user on Sunday.

This story has been updated with comments from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

By Terray Sylvester

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Crews worked into the night to cap the 11th and final well at the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant, which provides about 25 percent of the Big Island’s power, as lava from an active fissure flowed 200 to 300 yards from the nearest well pad, county and federal officials said.

“County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities,” the county said.

The race at the site marked the latest challenge facing authorities as they cope with what geologists rank as one of the biggest upheavals in a century from one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

The latest explosive eruption at the Kilauea summit occurred shortly before 6 p.m. local time, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported.

“The resulting ash plume may affect surrounding areas,” it said.

The plant has been closed since shortly after lava began erupting on May 3 through newly opened fissures in the ground running through neighborhoods and roads on the far eastern flank of Kilauea.

Within a week, some 60,000 gallons (227,124 liters) of the highly flammable chemical pentane, which was stored at the plant, were moved from harm’s way. The state said last week it was pumping cold water into the wells and would cap them with iron plugs.

The plant’s wells run 6,000 to 8,000 feet (1,829-2,438 meters) underground to tap into extremely hot water and steam used to run turbines and produce electricity.

LAZE ALERT

About 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east of the plant on the coast, noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and fine glass-like particles billowed into the sky as lava poured into the ocean from two flows cutting across Highway 137, one of the main exit routes from the eruption zone.

Laze — a term combining the words “lava” and “haze” — is formed when erupting lava, which can reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,093 degrees Celsius), reacts with sea water. It is potentially deadly if inhaled.

“If one were to be near the laze, because of the various acids, it would be corrosive to the eyes, the nose and respiratory tract, and the skin,” Dr. Alvin Bronstein from the Hawaii State Department of Health told journalists on a conference call.

Laze killed two people when a lava flow reached the coast in 2000, and authorities warned residents to stay clear of it.

Another hazard was the potential for methane gas explosions as searing lava neared pockets of rotting vegetation, igniting traces of the flammable gas given off by the decay.

“These are quite a big hazard in vegetative areas and the explosions can occur well away from the lava flow itself,” USGS geologist Janet Babb said on the call.

Geologists say Kilauea’s eruption, which has already produced around two dozen lava-spewing fissures, has now entered a more violent phase, in which larger volumes of molten rock are oozing from the ground and traveling farther than before.

At least 44 homes and other structures have been destroyed in the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens area of the Puna district, and a man was seriously injured on Saturday when a plate-sized chunk of molten shot out of a fissure and struck him on the leg.

Two thousand people have been ordered from their homes due to lava flows and toxic sulfur dioxide gas, levels of which have tripled in the last two days, according to civil defense officials. The Hawaii National Guard has warned of more mandatory evacuations if further highways are blocked.

(Reporting by Terray Sylvester, additional reporting by Jolyn Rosa in Honolulu; Writing by Andrew Hay; Editing by Sandra Maler, Joseph Radford and Raissa Kasolowsky)

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Where Is Trump? Why Has He Foresaken His Base?

Trump needs to act right to protect those who got him elected.

 

It is unquestionably a true statement that if it were not for the Independent Media, Donald Trump would not be sitting in the White House. I have never witnessed a group of professionals come together and united under single cause, to Make America Great Again, as I did with what the Independent Media did for Trump in the 2016 election .

After Trump was sworn in, his causes were championed and his enemies were chastized by the Independent Media. Then came the extreme censorship by the social media monopolies. Many of the resources and incomes of the Independent Media dried up. Yet, most remained loyal to this President. It has been 15 months since the social media giants began to practice extreme censorship. One would think that President Trump would still need the Independent Media to help him carry his water since the mainstream media is outright hostile and dishonest in their treatment of the President. Therefore, when the social media media monopolies are violating anti-trust laws by censoring the Trump supporting media, one would think that the President would step in and attack those who are breaking the law in an attempt to destroy Trump’s initiatives. Yet, all we have heard from the President is crickets chirping. It is baffling that Trump would foresake his strongest ally. This fact, among others, have caused many in the Independent Media to question Trump’s resolve to truly make American Great Again. For if he did, he would be defending his base, his strongest group of supporters, and he is not.

President Trump by not acting against social media censorship is promoting a Gestapo-like take over of all independent thought and subsequent action. There is even legal precedent for the President to take action against the social media giants of Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and Google. And this legal precedent has been championed by Senator Ted Cruz, a former Trump enemy.

Social Media just completed a couple of rounds of Senate and House of Representatives hearings in March and May.  The social media giants were surprisingly grilled by such “freedom advocates” such as Senator Ted Cruz.

Senator Cruz tried to get the social media giants to admit that they are indeed “open forums”, yes or no, was the question he kept putting in front of them. Yes or NO? YES OR NO!?  After several minutes of grilling the representatives of Twitter, Youtube and Google, they refused to answer. This should have constituted contempt of Congress. This topi cis critically important to the free flow of information that impacts each and every American. If these social media giants are an open forum, as I learned by watching C-Span’s coverage of the Cruz inquisition, then they cannot legally censor. If they censor, then they are not open forums. IF they are not open forums, then they are responsible for any upload to their respective platforms. This means, they could be fined and even prosecuted if someone were to upload child porn to their site. This could mean jail-time. Ted Cruz had these purveyors of gestapo censorship and Trump has let them off the hook.

How did the Cruz inquisition turn out? All of the social media giants eventually answered in the affirmative that they are indeed open forums, but they all have community guidelines that the users must follow. But if the community guidelines are based upon censorship, then aren’t they breaking the law and are accountable for all content uploaded on their site? The failure for Congress to act is notable. The failure for the DoJ to act is notable. The failure for Trump to act is inexcusable!

It should be time for President and the DOJ get involved. And, yes, various Trump  officials have hinted, these community guidelines, that Youtube is famous for, and what they use as an excuse to censor, should be dealt with. The clear implication is that the Trump administration agrees with this position and were prepared to act. We are waiting, Mr. President…. waiting Mr. President…. waiting….! However, it has been 15 months since the extreme censorship fo the social media kicked in and Trump remains silent on the topic despite the fact that Trump’s own twitter distribution has dropped by about 25%.

Diamond and Silk tried to do their part as participants in the controversial Congressional hearings and they escalated this complaint into a sweeping conspiracy where the pair of conservatives alleged that Mark Zuckerberg interfered in the 2018 elections by manipulating conservative users’ advertising preferences so they’d be targeted  by liberal ads on their conservative sites. The pair confronted the Democrats who tried  to serve as the guardians of the  social media giants, but the testimony was a waste of time. We know that most of Congress is bought and paid for. But where is Trump?!!!

Here is a summary of my concerns which is contained in the following video. My suggestion is that every one who voted for Trump should write to him and ask him: Where’s Trump?”  Why have you foresaken your base? Mr. Trump why should the Independent Media and their followers continue to support you when you are not supporting htem?

 

Didn’t Trump promise to deal with chemtrails and ultra-high prescription prices?  Here is a summary of my concerns on thies two issues.

 

 

 

 

 

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UN’s Agenda 21 Nearing Complete Takeover-Debbie Bacigalupi-CSS Hr 3

 

I recently interviewed Debbie Bacigalupi about the UN’s Agenda 21. The penetration all the way down to the local level is nearly complete. Can it be stopped? How will our lives change? Agenda 21 is still the blueprint for the takeover of the New World Order.  This is a dramatic interview that reveals much.

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America Is Failing to Recognize It Doomed Place In History- Bob Griswold-CSS-Hr 2

 

Some call it Karma for the imperiaiistic United States. Some call it normalcy bias. What we can all agree on is that America is failing to recognize its place in history and the grave threats that are knocking on the door. Bob Griswold joined me to share his perspective about America’s place relative to national survival.

 

 

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Researchers are increasingly turning their attention to end times prophecy because the signs are falling into place that the end times are approaching. What is America’s place in all of this? Sheila Zilinsky joined me as we explored end times prophecy according to the Bible. The news is disturbing. Can Amaerica change her place in prophecy? This is an excellent interview….make this go viral!

 

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Putin just Altered the Balance of Power with New Weapon

 

Putin has no Fear. With his new weapon, Putin has just altered the balance of power. This weapon is capable of completely destroying any naval base. There is no defense for this weapon and the US arsenal does not appear to have an answer in kind. Here is the story…

 

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Goth country outfit Murder By Death announce fall tour

In 1976, director Robert Moore made and released a film called “Murder By Death.”

The film was a mystery comedy, which is best described as a movie of the board game “Clue,” wasn’t much of a hit when it was initially released, but, it has since become a cult classic that many holds to a great standard.

One of those folks was Adam Turla, who formed a band out of Bloomington, Indiana (home of the Hoosiers) and named his band after the Moore cult classic. Ever since coming together in 2000, Murder By Death has been climbing the ranks among modern-day indie rock bands. Their first LP, Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing, gave the band much-needed buzz; but, it was their fifth LP, 2012’s Good Morning; Magpie, that finally landed them on the Billboard charts.

Their brand of goth country has given Murder By Death a unique credo that few bands of its ilk have yet to touch. That unique branding goes a long way with separating Murder By Death from the rest of the pack, and, starting in May, the band will be hitting the road, going from coast-to-coast, spreading their brand of goth country to the masses.

Keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.

May 22 — Jackson Hole, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
May 23 — Salt Lake City, UT — Red Butte Garden
May 25 — Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 22 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
June 23 — Lansing, MU — Three Stacks Music Festival
July 20 — Louisville, KY — Executive Strike & Spare (17th Annual Lebowski Fest)
July 28 — Green Bay, WI — Badger State Block Party
Sept. 7 — Santa Fe, NM — Meow Wolf
Sept. 8  — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom
Sept. 11 — Solana Beach, CA — Belly Up Tavern
Sept. 12 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent
Sept. 13 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
Sept. 14 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
Sept. 15 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom  
Sept. 16 — Seattle, WA — Showbox (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 22 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
Oct. 3 — St. Louis, MO –Old Rock House
Oct. 4 — Madison, WI — High Noon Saloon
Oct. 5 — Minneapolis, MN — Cedar
Oct. 6 — Chicago, IL — Metro
Oct. 9 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West
Oct. 10 — Asheville, NC — Grey Eagle
Oct. 11 — Durham, NC — Motorco
Oct. 12 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
Oct. 13 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
Oct. 16 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls
Oct. 17 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 18 — Boston, MA — Royale (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 19 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)  
Oct. 20 — Asbury Park, NJ — Asbury Lanes (Click here for tickets)

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