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Las Vegas shooting: Mandalay Bay Hotel owner sues 1,000 victims

Source: BBC News

The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 victims of a mass shooting that killed 58 people in 2017.

The MGM Resorts International's lawsuit does not seek money and appears to be a judicial bid to avoid liability and dismiss claims against it.

A lawyer for several victims called the lawsuit "outrageous" and "verging on unethical", according to US reports.

Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on festival-goers before killing himself.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44859238?ocid=socialflow_twitter

President Obama about to speak live in S. Africa

He's expected to rebuke Trump.


https://www.facebook.com/ABC7/videos/10155672811987452/?hc_ref=ARQ2MHrkaMzy6yjqbYdhrO5j30ZUwcT6ipkCFxp8VHcCHaHiFTL3Lme_OmqiKWoZm6c

CSPAN caller thanks Russia for interfering in election

To keep Hillary from winning. She has "illusions of grandeur".

https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1018876214554058755

Friendly reminder that 31 Senate Dems still not on record as opposing Kavanaugh

https://twitter.com/ezralevin/status/1018981638678761473

Remember when Obama went abroad?

It was like Beatlemania LOL throngs of people with signs saying they loved him, wherever he went

Sigh

Ben Carson wants to raise rents on poor people to force them to work.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/ben-carson-says-hes-raising-rents-to-put-poor-americans-to-work--but-in-the-district-the-majority-are-either-elderly-or-disabled-or-already-work/2018/07/13/b85866a0
-8127-11e8-b658-4f4d2a1aeef1_story.html?utm_term=.f834324bb583


The proposal is currently in draft form; to advance the plan, HUD must next ask a member of Congress to formally introduce it as a bill.

In a recent interview with Fox News, Carson said the plan marks the administration’s effort to “give poor people a way out of poverty.”

US opposition to breastfeeding resolution stuns WHO

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/health/world-health-breastfeeding-ecuador-trump.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur



Good tweet from Adam Jentleson

https://twitter.com/AJentleson/status/1012042524561690625


no more playing by the rules.

Soooo, author Octavia Butler pretty much predicted the times we're in

https://www.newyorker.com/books/second-read/octavia-butlers-prescient-vision-of-a-zealot-elected-to-make-america-great-again

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an African American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.

The sequel, “Parable of the Talents,” published in 1998, begins in 2032. By then, various forms of indentured servitude and slavery are common, facilitated by high-tech slave collars. The oppression of women has become extreme; those who express their opinion, “nags,” might have their tongues cut out. People are addicted not only to designer drugs but also to “dream masks,” which generate virtual fantasies as guided dreams, allowing wearers to submerge themselves in simpler, happier lives. News comes in the form of disks or “news bullets,” which “purport to tell us all we need to know in flashy pictures and quick, witty, verbal one-two punches. Twenty-five or thirty words are supposed to be enough in a news bullet to explain either a war or an unusual set of Christmas lights.” The Donner Administration has written off science, but a more immediate threat lurks: a violent movement is being whipped up by a new Presidential candidate, Andrew Steele Jarret, a Texas senator and religious zealot who is running on a platform to “make American great again


Wow.
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