Terrorism Blamed for London Subway Blast that Injures at Least 20

THE BUCKET BOMB ONLY PARTIALLY EXPLODED.

I guess it would be racist/Islamophobic to speculate that the London bucket bomber just might be a Muslim.

Did anyone hear an “Allahu Ackbar” before the blast?

Excerpt from the Daily Mail

Police are today hunting for the ‘bucket bomber’ who tried to blow up a rush hour Tube train amid claims the terror suspect is armed with knives and may have left other devices.

The crude device could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a ‘wall of fire’ through the carriage injuring at least 18 people including a ten-year-old boy.

Terrified passengers were seen covered in blood with scorched hands, legs, faces and hair – others suffered crush injuries during a ‘human stampede’ as they ‘ran for their lives’ at Parsons Green station in west London at 8.20am.

Photographs show what experts believe is a ‘pretty unsophisticated’ bomb in a flaming white bucket inside a Lidl freezer bag with Christmas lights protruding out of the top – a type of fuse encouraged by ISIS in its online manuals and magazines.

Security sources have said the IED had a timer, indicating the bucket bomber left in on the train and fled before it exploded.

Witnesses said there was a loud ‘bang’, a flash and then a ball of flame engulfed surrounding passengers on the ‘packed’ District Line train.

Scotland Yard say it was a terror attack but could not confirm claims there is another device and the suspect is on the run – but an officer at the scene told MailOnline: ‘We believe there is a second bomb – there is a man with knives on the loose.’

Witness Luke Warsmey said said he saw a woman with no skin on her legs and a ten-year-old boy with a burned body.

He said: ‘The explosion was like a large match going off at the end of the carriage. People just started sprinting. It was every man for himself when that happened. The burn victims had severe leg injuries.

‘It was a very busy commuter train, young and old, school children going to their schools. I saw was nannies trying to look for kids, because of the rush of people just taking five and six year olds away from them and they were trying to look for them.’

Link to Sky News live coverage

Emma Stevie, 27, described a ‘human stampede’ after the bomb went off.

She said: ‘I heard lots of screams and people saying ‘run, run’. We got out and then there was a human stampede, down the stairs.

‘There were people lying underneath getting crushed, a big human
pile-on. I wedged myself in next to a railing. I put myself in the foetal position. I kept thinking, ‘I’ll be ok, I’ll be ok’.

‘There was a pregnant woman underneath me, and I was trying really hard not to crush her.’

Richard Aylmer-Hall told Sky News: ‘There were a few crush injuries on the stairs. People got squashed and crushed going down the stairs. Police evacuated everyone from the scene pretty quickly.

‘There was screaming, pushing and shoving – it was a like there was a terrorist on the loose with a gun or something – lots of people were in tears. When it was all over lots of people were being comforted and looked after. It was total chaotic panic.

Hillary: White Women Who Voted Against Her Pressured by Brothers, Fathers

HILLARY SEZ SHE WUZ ROBBED.

So much failure, so many explanations.

Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton has an explanation for why women — white women, in particular — voted against her last November: they caved in to pressure from their husbands, fathers, boyfriends and male bosses.

Clinton made the excuse during an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin during a promotional tour of her book, “What Happened.”

In the interview, Clinton was asked why, given that she was the first female presidential candidate, she fared worse than expected among female voters.

In typical Clinton fashion, she deflected the blame, suggesting that women who voted against her were somehow manipulated by men in their lives. She also claimed that “sexism” from supporters of Bernie Sanders might have played a part in her poor showing among female voters.

“You yourself in the book acknowledge that a good number of young women didn’t vote for you, which is presumably not a sexist choice. They just weren’t inspired by your message,” NPR’s Martin said to Clinton.

THEY DON’T LOOK BULLIED TO ME.

New Hillary Clinton CBS Interview Exposes Her Seething Hatred of White People

Hillary Clinton gave an interview on Sunday. Her distaste for white working people shines through. It’s all about her.

Fox News

Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first TV interview since Election Day that she was just “gobsmacked, wiped out” after losing the presidential election to Donald Trump.

Clinton, who is releasing a new memoir Tuesday titled “What Happened” that points fingers and accepts responsibility for her defeat, also told CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley that she won’t ever run for office again.

“I am done with being a candidate, but I’m not done with politics because I believe that our country’s future is at stake,” Clinton said during the interview at her home in Chappaqua, New York.

Asked how she was doing, Clinton confessed that the loss still stings.

“I think I am good, but that doesn’t mean I’m complacent or resolved about what happened,” she said. “It’s still painful.”

She said on election night she felt like she let everybody down.

“I had not drafted a concession speech,” Clinton said. “I had been working on a victory speech.”

She said post-election she went off on a “frenzy of closet cleaning,” drinking Chardonnay and walks in the woods. She recommends doing yoga.

“I couldn’t feel, I couldn’t think,” Clinton said. “I was just gobsmacked, wiped out.”

Clinton said she never thought of not going to Trump’s inauguration as a former first lady.

“And so there I was on the platform, you know, feeling like an out of body experience,” she said. “And then this speech [by Trump], a cry from the white nationalist gut.”

She said that during the campaign Trump was quite successful “referencing a nostalgia” that would give hope, comfort and settle grievances for millions of people upset about gains made by others.

“Millions of white people,” Pauley asked.

“Yeah, millions of white people,” Clinton replied.

Clinton also defended her “basket of deplorables” comment about Trump supporters in the interview.

“Well, I thought Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner,” she said. “I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable. I thought his behavior as we saw on the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was deplorable. And there were a large number of people who didn’t care. It didn’t matter to them.”

Clinton said she didn’t believer her deplorable comment energized Trump voters.

“They were already energized,” she said.

Clinton said she practiced what she would do if Trump came up behind her during the debates and then she said when he did at the second debate in St. Louis, she became flustered.

“It was so discombobulating,” she told Pauley. “And so — while I’m answering questions, my mind is going, ‘OK, do I keep my composure? Do I act like a president? Am I the person that people can trust in the end to make hard decisions?’ Or do I wheel around and say, ‘Get outta my space. Back up, you creep.’ Well, you know, I didn’t do the latter.”

The interview concluded with Clinton saying the U.S. had a reality show that led to the election of a president. “He ends up in the Oval Office,” she said of Trump .”He says, ‘Boy, it’s so much harder than I thought it would be. This is really tough. I had no idea.’ Well, yeah, because it’s not a show. It’s real. It’s reality, for sure.”

“What Happened” is being published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS.

The memoir, which dishes on Bernie Sanders, former FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as Trump, has some Democratic Party wags worried.

Coming so soon after the election, it’s poised to re-live the 2016 campaign drama in the media for weeks, if not months, to come – as Democrats try to prepare for the 2018 midterms while also battling the Trump agenda.

Clinton already is taking some criticism — complete with mockery from late-night television hosts — for planning book-tour stops in the Great Lakes and Midwestern states that ultimately cost her the election. But she writes that her campaign had more staff and spent more on advertising in both Michigan and Pennsylvania, two states she lost, than President Barack Obama did when he won them in 2012.

She acknowledges that “if there’s one place where we were caught by surprise, it was Wisconsin,” saying that polls showed her ahead until the end. But while she did not visit the state in the fall, she noted that her surrogates blanketed the state.

In Wisconsin, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin called it a “bitter irony” that Clinton is now trying to reach voters — or consumers — in states he believes her campaign mostly ignored.

But he said it’s ultimately a sideshow from a has-been.

Here’s hoping that her book (which was surely ghostwritten) is a great big bomb.

Steve Bannon’s Candid New Interview May Get Him Fired

This is #2 of two posts today on Steve Bannon. I wasn’t planning to do these today, but the Bannon interview on Wednesday has hit the trending news big this morning. It’s the big story on Drudge this morning, for example.

Bannon’s opinion is that White Nationalism needs to be crushed because White Nationalists are clowns and losers.

Hmmm. Big, if really true.

But Bannon could easily be gaslighting liberals with those remarks.

The other focus in the interview was on Chinese economics and North Korean military threats. I’ve bolded the things that may cause the President to blow his stack.

83 percent, including me, voted “No” in this poll. I don’t think the new interview is going to change that.

Washington Post

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, seemed to take issue with President Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as “clowns” and “losers” and described his efforts against administration rivals in an unusual interview Wednesday with The American Prospect, a progressive magazine.

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Justin Bieber banned from singing in China because of ‘bad behaviour’

BIEBER IN BEIJING IN 2013.

Give credit to the Chinese for banning Bieber from their country. He’s not the lowest of the low, but his antics are disgusting enough.

Sky News

Despite his musical success, worldwide fame and millionaire status Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China.

The 23-year-old has fallen foul of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture, who object to the Baby singer’s “bad behaviour”.

The city bureau said they were excluding the “talented singer” from their country in the interests of imposing standards and order and “cleaning up” the domestic performance market.

Responding to a fan on their website, the bureau pointed to the fact that the “controversial” Canadian had previously caused “public dissatisfaction” in his private life.

They wrote: “We think it’s not appropriate to allow bad behaviour in performances. Therefore, it’s not appropriate to bring in artists who show bad behaviour.”

The Love Yourself singer performed in China in 2013, but raised eyebrows after he was filmed being carried up the Great Wall of China by his bodyguards.

He also stripped on stage to reveal his bare torso and rode around shirtless on a Segway in Beijing.

Bieber has had numerous run-ins with the police, including an arrest for DUI and drag racing in Miami in 2014 and spraying graffiti on a Brazilian hotel in in 2013. Both charges were eventually dropped.

He was also charged with egging a neighbour’s house in Calabasas in 2014, resulting in a large fine and five days community service.

The city bureau did however offer Bieber some constructive advice, adding that “in the process of growing up and improving his words and deeds, he can truly develop into a singer who is beloved of the masses.”

Bieber will travel to Tokyo, Hong Kong the Philippines and Singapore in September and October as part of his Purpose tour.

Chinese media had reported in January that Bieber was set to return this year, however no Chinese dates have been announced.

Other musicians who have been banned from performing in China include Lady Gaga, Bjork and Bon Jovi, all of whom have met or expressed support for the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

South African Woman Dies After Niggers Torture Her with Blowtorch

When I read stories like this one I feel like I’ve somehow wound up in an alternate universe–a world where things are badly askew. Sometimes in dreams I dream of the universe I knew in another life or another dimension–an all white paradise made up of prosperous, happy, content people whose highest value is harmony.

Does the world know about white genocide in South Africa? Does it care? White Americans fixated on Niggerball seem not to give a damn. The press certainly does not.

There’s only a small band of us elect who care. Blessed or cursed as it may be, we possess the curiosity and drive to discover and talk about the truth.

Telegraph

A British woman has died after a horrific attack, during which robbers burned her with a blow torch before shooting her and stuffing a plastic bag down her throat in eastern South Africa.

Sue Howarth, 64, and her husband Robert Lynn, 66, were asleep when they were attacked in their farmhouse near the trout fishing village of Dullstroom around 3am on Sunday morning, said Johan Pieterse, the manager of the security company that found the couple.

“The attackers broke into the house through a window and demanded cash,” he told The Telegraph “There was no money in the house so they used a blow torch on them.”

THE FARM.

“Mr Lynn was stabbed in his stomach, hands and neck. Mrs Howarth was burned on her face.”

The attackers forced the couple into their pickup truck before driving them away from the farm.

Mr Lynn was shot in the neck and dumped in the bush with a black plastic bag tied over his head.

When the attackers drove off, he stumbled towards the road between the small towns of between Belfast and Stoffberg, where he found Mrs Howarth, unconscious with a bag shoved down her throat.

A passerby found the couple and stopped to help. A security officer arrived soon after and cut the bag off Mrs Howarth’s head.

“Our officer called an ambulance and the police,” Mr Pieterse said.

The couple were taken to a hospital in the town of Middelburg. Mrs Howarth had multiple skull fractures. Both victims had burn wounds.

Mrs Howarth, who was known as “The English Girl” by her friends in Dullstroom, never regained consciousness. Her life support was switched off on Tuesday. Mr Lynn was released from hospital on Wednesday.

Police found the couple’s pickup truck abandoned in front of a tavern in Middelburg on Tuesday morning.

Farmers in the area have rallied around Mr Lynn, who is at home and in shock.

Mr Pieterse said the attack on the couple was one of the worst he had experienced in his career in the security industry.

“I was fine until I went to see Robert last night,” he said. “What I saw is not normal… The way the were tortured, it’s not human. When I spoke to Robert, it tore me apart. I don’t know how he is coping.”

A spokesman said detectives were expecting to make arrests in the coming hours.

Mrs Howarth was well known at sheepdog trials in the area. She kept three rescue Border Collies on her farm.

A family friend, Vincent Taylor, offered a £1200 reward for information that will lead to arrests.

The attack comes barely a week after British grandparents Roger and Christine Solik – who moved from Wales to South Africa in 1981 – were killed in the robbery at their countryside estate in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

CHRISTINE AND ROGER SOLIK.

Police are still hunting for the killers who broke into the couples house before tying them up and dumping them in a river. Christine, 57, was found dead in a river 45 miles from her home and the body of Parkinson’s sufferer Roger, 66, discovered the next day.

Last week Monday, a family of four was shot and killed on their farm in the town Balfour, about two hours drive south of where Mrs Howarth was attacked. Mr Gert Smuts, 78, his wife Paulina Smuts, 70, their son and daughter-in-law, were killed in their home.

The civil rights group, Afriforum, which held a wreath laying for the couple on Thursday, said Mrs Howarth is the 15th person to have been killed in a farm attack in South Africa this month.

Mrs Howarth’s family are due to travel to to South Africa to attend a memorial for her in Dullstroom. She will be cremated and her ashes flown back to the England.

Happy Days Star, Erin “Joanie” Moran Dead at 56

The Daily Mail reports the cause of death to be a suspected heroin overdose.

Excerpt from the Hollywood Reporter

The actress was best known for her role as Ron Howard’s little sister on the ’70s sitcom.

Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, has died.

Moran was found by Harrison County dispatch officers in Indiana responding to an “unresponsive female” report. Upon arriving at the scene, officers identified Moran and she pronounced dead at the scene, a Harrison County Sheriff official confirmed.

Moran rose to stardom on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, in which she played the younger sister to Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham. She later went on to star in her own spinoff show centered around her character’s relationship with Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio).

Other credits on Moran’s resume include a series regular role on the ’80s romantic series The Love Boat, as well as appearances on Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis Murder.

She was remembered on Twitter by Happy Days costars Ron Howard and Henry Winkler. “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon,” Winkler tweeted.

“Such sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens,” Howard wrote.

CNN reports that an autopsy is pending.

The Daily Mail reported in 2012 that the former actress was homeless.

MORAN AND HUSBAND STEVE FLEISCHMANN HAD BEEN LIVING IN A TRAILER.

She was reportedly evicted from her mother-in-law’s trailer for “hard partying.”