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WASHINGTON'--New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says members of Congress need people with firearms protecting them in the capitol but he does not want law-abiding residents in his own district to be armed for self- protection.
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VIDEO-Bill Maher on Liberals: They Don't Know S***
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Steven CrowderSaturday June 25 2016
No, Bill Maher isn't a sudden guns right advocate. But he did call out leftists on their lies and/or ignorance on firearms and firearm policies'...
''Does it really matter if we are banning certain guns? I'm not a gun expert, but I see a lot of people talking about guns who don't know s*** about guns. And that's when the conservatives stop listening. Like, I know a lot of them think that AR-15. 'AR' stands for 'assault rifle.' It doesn't. and it's not an assault rifle. It's not an automatic weapon. Those are illegal. There are a lot of weapons they're not even talking about banning that basically do the same thing as an AR-15, because you have to squeeze each round.''
''Washington Post says in 2015, 39 deaths from mass shootings. Of course any death is too many, blah, blah, blah. But, let's get real. A lot of this is a little bit elitist and a little bit racist, like you were starting to say. It's like when shootings happen to white people in nice places.''
This is why it's impossible to take the modern left seriously. Absolutely nothing they say about guns is true. It's quite remarkable. You would think after all this time they would at least try to learn something about guns or gun owners. Anything! Instead, they sit on the floor of Congress pouting over the fact that they haven't been granted more power to dissolve Constitutional rights.
''Harrumph, harrumph! I want your rights to guns and I'm not getting off the floor until I have them!''
''I DO NOT LIKE YOUR OPINIONS!''
How about this? How about Congress starts doing their job. How about leftists start educating themselves on firearms and firearm legislation? Moreover, how about everyone reads The Constitution? As a jumping off point. That's a good idea, right?
As for the most pervasive ''gun control'' myths. Well here's a list of the Top Five'... followed by a debunking of them. You're welcome.
VIDEO-Britons split after seismic EU vote
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:32
More than a million Britons pleaded for a second referendum Saturday as Britain's seismic vote to abandon the EU split the nation after pounding world markets, toppling the prime minister and raising the threat of a breakup of the island nation.
In a sign of the fissures exposed by the June 23 vote, 1.2 million people signed a petition on the official government website by late morning calling for a repeat vote -- more than 12 times the 100,000 signatures required for a proposal to be discussed in the lower house of parliament.
Unprecedented traffic forced the site to be taken out of action at one point, a parliamentary spokesman said.
A parliamentary committee, which can put forward petitions for debate by lawmakers, will consider the proposal Tuesday.
"I am worried, really sick for my children's prospects," said Lindsey Brett, a 57-year-old secretarial worker.
"I was expecting a 'Remain' vote. I did not think we would come out," she said in central London.
Britons, many worried about immigration and financial insecurity, cast aside Prime Minister David Cameron's warnings of isolation and economic disaster and voted 52 percent-48 percent in favour of "Brexit" in Thursday's referendum.
Their decision pounded sterling and global stock markets. Moody's cut Britain's credit rating outlook to "negative", warning of the economic threat to the country.
Cameron announced Friday he would resign by October and let his successor lead the exit negotiations under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which sets out a two-year time-frame to leave.
European powers called for Britain to be shown the door quickly as they grappled with the impending loss of one of the world's top economies, the first defection in the bloc's 60-year history.
Brexit negotiations must take place "quickly and swiftly", EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told Britain's Radio 4 on Saturday.
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The "leave" camp has emerged victorious in UK's EU referendum. They polled 52 per cent of the total votes to initiate the process of the UK leaving the EU. Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, told his supporters "Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom." We look at the reactions following the decisive result.
(Pictured) Farage celebrates as he leaves a "Leave.eu" organization party for the EU membership referendum in London.
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A "leave" supporter holds a Union Jack, following the result of the EU referendum, outside Downing Street in London.
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A passersby receives an extra edition of a newspaper with the headline, "Britain, EU Leave," in Tokyo, Japan.
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A man looks at his computer screen showing the Brexit live poll and real-time GBP/HKD rates in Hong Kong.
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A screen shows world stock market index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.
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A woman wearing a vote "remain" t-shirt reacts following the result in London.
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A trader from BGC, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial center, reacts during trading after the results.
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A man walks past a screen displaying the Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan.
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People stand in front of a screen displaying news of market updates inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India.
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European Council President Donald Tusk briefs the media after Britain voted to leave the bloc, in Brussels, Belgium.
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Britain's PM David Cameron addresses the nation after the result.
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Members of the media gather outside 10 Downing Street in anticipation of Cameron's address.
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"Leave" supporters cheer results at a Leave.eu party.
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A "leave" EU supporter holds a Union Jack.
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A supporter of the "Stronger In" campaign reacts after hearing the result at London's Royal Festival Hall.
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Supporters of the "Stronger In" campaign react after hearing the result in London.
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Farage greets supporters as the referendum results poured in, at Millbank Tower, London.
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Paul Nuttall (L), Member of the European Parliament and "Vote Leave" campaigners celebrate as positive results come in from the counts at Manchester Town Hall.
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Supporters of the "Stronger In" campaign look dejected after hearing results in London.
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A "Vote Leave" supporter celebrates outside Vote Leave HQ at Westminster Tower in London.
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Piper Anton Doherty, (L), plays the bagpipes outside the Islington home of former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, a "leave" campaign supporter, after the results. (R) "Leave" supporters celebrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in front of Sir Winston Churchill's statue.
- Quick divorce -"I do not understand why the British government needs until October to decide whether to send the divorce letter to Brussels," Juncker told German broadcaster ARD on Friday evening.
"I would like it immediately," he added.
"It is not an amicable divorce but it was also not an intimate love affair."
Foreign ministers of the six original EU members -- Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg -- gathered in Berlin for the first in a series of emergency meetings over the next week triggered by Britain's decision.
"We join together in saying that this process must begin as soon as possible so we don't end up in an extended limbo period but rather can focus on the future of Europe and the work toward it," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as he entered the meeting at a lakeside villa.
The Franco-German axis at the heart of the bloc, which was born out of a determination to forge lasting peace after two world wars, will propose "concrete solutions" to make the EU more effective, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told AFP.
He, too, called on London to move more swiftly.
EU leaders will open a two-day Brussels summit on the crisis on Tuesday.
In an early sign of the Brexit fallout in Brussels, Britain's European commissioner for financial services, Jonathan Hill, said he would stand down.
"I don't believe it is right that I should carry on as the British commissioner as though nothing had happened," he said in a statement.
Britain faced a historic break-up threat, too, as Scotland stood aghast at the prospect of being dragged out of the 28-nation European Union when more than 60 percent of its people voted to stay in.
"A second independence referendum is clearly an option that requires to be on the table," First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared after an emergency meeting of Scotland's parliament, which agreed to start to draw up legislation that could enable such a vote once a decision is taken.
- Surprise, regret -
Scotland is seeking "immediate discussions" with its EU partners to try to protect its position in the bloc, she said.
Scots backed staying in Britain in their last referendum in 2014.
The EU referendum, the culmination of an often poisonous campaign, revealed divides across British society, including between what The Independent newspaper called "those doing well from globalisation and those 'left behind' and not seeing the benefits in jobs or wages".
Young people, graduates, and big cities tended to favour "Remain". Elder, less educated people and rural populations were more likely to back "Brexit".
Britain's rejection of the EU is being seen as a victory for the anti-establishment rhetoric of the Brexit campaign, a feature of growing populism across Europe.
"Take a bow, Britain!" eurosceptic newspaper the Daily Mail wrote across its front page on Saturday.
"It was the day the quiet people of Britain rose up against an arrogant, out-of-touch political class and a contemptuous Brussels elite," it added.
The British vote will stoke fears of a domino-effect of exit votes in eurosceptic member states that could imperil the integrity of the bloc.
Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders and French National Front leader Marine Le Pen immediately called for referendums on EU membership in their own countries.
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VIDEO-Brexit: Do you #Regrexit? - CNNPolitics.com
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:25
By Saturday afternoon, more than 2 million people had signed the petition on the official UK Parliament website. That number takes it well over the 100,000-signature threshold needed to force a debate on the issue by members of Parliament.A rush to sign the petition caused the website to crash temporarily due to the high volume of traffic.
The petition, set up by William Oliver Healey, states: "We the undersigned call upon [the UK] Government to implement a rule that if the Remain or Leave vote is less than 60%, based on a turnout less than 75%, there should be another referendum."
Thursday's referendum had a turnout of 72% -- an increase over last year's general election turnout of 66%, but below the 75% suggested in the petition.
The "Leave" campaign won with 17,410,74 votes -- 52% -- to the "Remain" team's 16,141,241, or 48%.
Ben Howlett, a Conservative MP, confirmed on Twitter than the petition would be discussed by the House of Commons petitions Select Committee Tuesday.That news came as some voters who had backed the "Leave" campaign took to Twitter to register their regret -- adopting the #Regrexit hashtag.
One voter, Adam from Manchester, told the BBC: "My vote -- I didn't think was going to matter too much because I thought we were just going to remain.
"The David Cameron resignation has blown me away to be honest. I think the period of uncertainty we're going to have for the next few months has been magnified, so I'm quite worried."
Another "Leave" voter, Mandy, told the London Evening Standard that she would change her vote if she could."This morning the reality is actually hitting in and the regret is hitting in," she said Friday. "I wish I had the opportunity to vote again, simply because I would do things differently."
Meanwhile, Cornwall in southwest England -- a region which voted to leave the EU -- is now seeking confirmation from government ministers that it will keep getting funding equal to its previous EU allocation.
"Now that we know the UK will be leaving the EU we will be taking urgent steps to ensure that the UK Government protects Cornwall's position in any negotiations," said John Pollard, the leader of Cornwall Council.
"We will be insisting that Cornwall receives investment equal to that provided by the EU program which has averaged £60m (more than $82 million) per year over the last ten years."
VIDEO-Belgium: 'Is this the end of the EU?' - Juncker answers 'No' before abrupt exit - YouTube
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:32
VIDEO-US states see Brexit as trigger to break away - The Rakyat Post - The Rakyat Post
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:19
AUSTIN, 25 June 2016:
Emboldened by Brexit, US secessionists in Texas are keen to adopt the campaign tactics used to sway the British vote for leaving the EU '' and are demanding ''Texit'' comes next.
The citizen-driven vote in Britain can be a model for Texas, which was an independent country from 1837 to 1845, and its US$1.6 trillion a year economy would be among the 10 largest in the world, said Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement.
''The Texas Nationalist Movement is formally calling on the Texas governor to support a similar vote for Texans,'' the group said yesterday. The office of Texas governor Greg Abbott was not immediately available for comment.
The group, which claims about a quarter million supporters, failed earlier this year to place a vote on secession on the November ballot but aims to relaunch its campaign for the next election cycle in 2018, buoyed by the British vote, Miller said.
''Texit is in the air,'' he said. Texit, for Texas exit, is a play on the British exit, or Brexit, and was trending on Twitter in the US yesterday.
''Yee-haw! #Brexit shows how to get it done. Now we need a #Texit,'' tweeted user Phillip Paulson (@PaulsonPhillip).
Constitutional scholars, however, say a US state cannot break away, but this has not stopped hundreds of secessionist schemes throughout the nation's history.
No state has been formed by seceding from another since 1863, when West Virginia was created during the Civil War.
From Maine to Alaska, the bids to break away by groups often angry at taxation or what they see as an infringement of their liberties have been unsuccessful either due to the nearly impossible legal challenges or lack of support.
A 2014 Reuters/Ipsos poll showed nearly a quarter of Americans are open to their states leaving the union.
In Texas and other states, the Brexit vote came too late for US secessionist to use it as a springboard to launch drives resulting in ballot measures for the November election.
But it did push the idea that if they can land a measure on the ballot for secession, they have a good chance to win over voters.
''We intend to mimic that process here in California by putting an independence referendum on the ballot so we can exercise our right to self-determination and vote to leave or remain part of the American Union,'' said Louis Marinelli, president of the secessionist group, the Yes California Independence Campaign.
The group, which opposes what it calls mass domestic surveillance and militarisation of California's local police departments, said the state has the resources to go it alone and doing so will be in the best interest of Californians.
Campaigns have been simmering for years in places like Hawaii and in New Hampshire, where the Free State Project has been looking to have 20,000 people move to the New England state and set up a colony of like-minded people opposed to big government.
Most movements are small and centred around a few leaders.
A campaign for secession in Vermont called the Second Vermont Republic lost steam when its founder Thomas Naylor died in 2012. The group was pushing for a small, democratic, nonviolent and egalitarian state.
''Tom would have been happy,'' his widow Magdalena Naylor said of the Brexit vote.
VIDEO-CNN's Amanpour: Xenophobia a Big Factor in Pro-Brexit Campaign | Mediaite
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:17
In her reporting on the Brexit last night, CNN's Christiane Amanpour brought up xenophobia as one of the reasons that the push for the UK to leave the European Union was so successful.
As the results were coming in last night, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper, ''A lot of these Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics''''they are the leaders who are pushing this momentum.''
The leader of the Leave movement, UKIP's Nigel Farage, said last year that immigration and rejecting open borders would be the ''defining issue'' of the Brexit.
Later last night, after the results were called, Amanpour again brought up Farage and said he's the ''anti-immigrant, xenophobic'' spokesman for this victory, not the others who pushed for it.
Lots of writers have pointedto xenophobiaas a major, if not defining, factor in the decision to split from the EU.
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VIDEO-Boris Johnson booed by crowd as he leaves home after Brexit triumph - YouTube
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:17
VIDEO-EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible | Politics | The Guardian
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:48
Martin Schulz said there would be consequences from Britain cutting ties with the world's biggest single market. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images
A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron's decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough.
Martin Schulz, the president of the European parliament, told the Guardian that EU lawyers were studying whether it was possible to speed up the triggering of article 50 of the Lisbon treaty '' the untested procedure for leaving the union.
As the EU's institutions scrambled to respond to the bodyblow of Britain's exit, Schulz said uncertainty was ''the opposite of what we need'', adding that it was difficult to accept that ''a whole continent is taken hostage because of an internal fight in the Tory party''.
''I doubt it is only in the hands of the government of the United Kingdom,'' he said. ''We have to take note of this unilateral declaration that they want to wait until October, but that must not be the last word.''
Cameron said in his resignation speech on Friday morning it would be up to his successor '' expected to be appointed before the Conservative party conference in October '' to trigger article 50. Once that is done, the clock starts running on two years of negotiations.
Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and a leading Leave campaigner, said there should be ''no haste'' in the preparations for the exit of Britain, the first sovereign country to vote to leave the union.
European leaders react to UK's vote to leave the EUThe president of the European council, Donald Tusk, said the 27 remaining members of the bloc would meet next week to assess its future without Britain. ''It is a historic moment, but not a moment for hysterical reactions,'' he said.
In Berlin, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, expressed ''great regret'' at Britain's decision, but said the EU should not draw ''quick and simple conclusions'' that might create new and deeper divisions.
The Handelsblatt newspaper said a leaked eight-page emergency Brexit plan suggested the German government should push for an ''associative status'' for Britain after two years of ''difficult divorce negotiations''.
Angela Merkel. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPAThe document indicated that Germany would drive a hard bargain to ''avoid offering false incentives for other member states when settling on new arrangements''. Specifically, the paper advocates ''no automatic access to the single market'', Handelsblatt reported on Friday afternoon.
While Brussels talked tough, a chorus of European capitals, anxious to avoid clashes their own Eurosceptic citizens, stressed that the Brexit vote should be seen as a wake-up call for a union that was increasingly losing touch with its people.
Speaking in Paris, the French president, Fran§ois Hollande, said he ''profoundly regretted'' the Brexit vote but that the EU now had to make changes. In a brief televised statement, Hollande said the vote would put Europe to the test: ''To move forward, Europe cannot act as before.''
Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, said the EU ''has to become more relevant, deliver added value to our lives: jobs, growth, control of our external borders''.
He said he personally felt ''this strong discontent with Europe, the Europe of the lofty speeches. Most of my EU colleagues also share this view. They too don't want any more big visions, conventions and treaties.''
Italy's foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said the EU must relaunch ''common policies for growth, for migration and common defence'', while the Austrian chancellor, Christian Kern, said Brussels needed a clear reform process to boost economies, stem unemployment and improve working conditions.
Sigmar Gabriel, the head of Germany's Social Democrats, Merkel's coalition partners, said the British vote was a ''shrill wake-up call'' for European politicians. ''Whoever fails to heed it or takes refuge in the usual rituals, will drive Europe against the wall.''
The Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, called for a special ''conclave'' of EU leaders as early as next month. ''We need to keep a cool head and need to see what new way of cooperation would be possible,'' he said.
Poland's foreign minister, Witold Waszczykowski, said the result showed ''disillusionment with European integration, and declining trust in the EU''. He sought to reassure at least 850,000 Poles living in Britain that ''during talks (...) we will aim to guarantee the rights citizens have acquired''.
Witold Waszczykowski. Photograph: East News/REX/ShutterstockThe Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, tweeted: ''We must change it to make it more human and more just. But Europe is our home, it's our future.'' Lars Loekke Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister, said Denmark ''belongs in Europe'' but that mounting Euroscepticism must be taken seriously.
In Greece, there was concern that the referendum result would intensify anti-European sentiment. ''In the short term, Brexit may help Greece, because our allies will want to solidify and show solidarity,'' a senior minister told the Guardian. ''But in the long term, it will not. The prospect of Grexit will increase.''
Turkey, whose future membership of the EU played a key role in the UK referendum campaign, cast doubt on the likelihood of it joining in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. ''The European Union's disintegration has started,'' deputy prime minister Nurettin Canikli tweeted. ''Britain was the first to jump ship.''
Schulz's stark comments followed an earlier joint statement with the presidents of the European council and commission, Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as Rutte, warning that the EU would expect Britain to act ''as soon as possible, however painful the process may be'' and that there could be ''no renegotiation''.
The four said after emergency talks in Brussels that they regretted, but respected Britain's decision. ''This is an unprecedented situation, but we are united in our response.''
While the UK would remain a member until exit negotiations were concluded, they said, Europe expected it to ''give effect to this decision ... as soon as possible''. The special settlement negotiated by Cameron earlier this year was void and could not be renegotiated, they said.
Schulz said he would speak to Merkel about ''how to avoid a chain reaction'' of other EU states following Britain.
EU referendum: how Britain voted for Brexit '' video''The chain reaction being celebrated everywhere now by Eurosceptics won't happen,'' he said, adding that the EU was the world's biggest single market and ''Britain has just cut its ties with that market. That'll have consequences, and I don't believe other countries will be encouraged to follow that dangerous path.''
Manfred Weber, the chairman of the European People's party group of centre-right parties in the European parliament, stressed that Britain had crossed a line and there was no going back. ''There cannot be any special treatment,'' he said. ''Leave means leave.''
The UK was the EU's second-largest economy and largest military power. It will embark on the process of leaving as the union grapples with multiple crises: huge numbers of migrants, economic weakness and a nationalist Russia seeking to overturn the post-cold war order.
The UK has to negotiate two exit agreements: a divorce treaty to wind down British contributions to the EU budget and settle the status of the 1.2 million Britons living in the EU and 3 million EU citizens in the UK; and an agreement to govern future trade and other ties with its European neighbours.
Tusk has estimated that both agreements could take seven years to settle ''without any guarantee of success''. Most Brussels insiders think this sounds optimistic.
There were early warnings of difficulties ahead. The German MEP Elmar Brok, who chairs the European parliament's committee on foreign affairs, told the Guardian the parliament would call on Juncker to strip the British commissioner, Jonathan Hill, of the financial services brief with immediate effect and turn him into a ''commissioner without portfolio''.
He said: ''They will have to negotiate from the position of a third country, not as a member state. If Britain wants to have a similar status to Switzerland and Norway, then it will also have to pay into EU structural funds like those countries do. The British public will find out what that means.''
Jean-Claude Piris, a former head of the EU council legal service, said claims that Britain would get unfettered access to the single market, without free movement of people, were the equivalent of believing in Father Christmas. He said the British ''cannot get as good a deal as they have now, it is impossible''.
Some Brussels insiders fear France and Germany may soften their approach after the vote. Others think countries, especially France, will push for a harsh settlement to hammer home the price of leaving.
One likely outcome of negotiations is that banks and financial firms in the City of London will be stripped of their lucrative EU ''passports'' that allow them to sell services to the rest of the EU.
In theory, the UK retains the decision-making privileges of membership; in reality, power will rapidly drain away and British diplomats can expect to be marginalised in the councils of Brussels.
The UK will keep its veto in some areas, such as tax and foreign policy, but diplomats say Britain's voice on other EU decisions, for example, on economics and business, will count for little.
VIDEO-Dozens burned walking across hot coals at Tony Robbins event in Dallas | WFAA.com
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:41
Dallas firefighters treat people who were burned walking across hot coals
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DALLAS -- Approximately 40 participants attending a Tony Robbins seminar downtown suffered minor burn injuries late Thursday after walking across hot coals in what is being described as a motivational event.
Trainers for Robbins' motivational seminars told News 8 walking on coals is a very emotional experience for people, and that participants were doing something they didn't think was possible.
But we saw just how painful a reality that exercise was for a large group of people attending the ''Unleash the Power Within'' seminar in Dallas Thursday night.
Several ambulances were staged outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Paramedics treated dozens of people from the sold-out program for burn injuries to their feet and legs.
Five people were taken to the hospital.
The smoldering coals in a dumpster after Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" seminar.
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Conference volunteers said walking on hot coals has become a regular activity at Tony Robbins seminars across the world. News 8 spoke with witnesses who said some were distracted while walking across the coals.
"From my observation, there was someone in front of us and someone behind us on their cell phone, taking selfies and taking pictures,'' said Jacqueline Luxemberg, who completed the fire walk. ''[She asked others] to video record for her, so I think that that has a lot to do with it."
An estimated 7,000 people walked across the coals Thursday night.
The ''Unleashing the Power Within'' conference is in Dallas for three-and-a-half days.
Jason Evans, PIO for Dallas Fire and Rescue issued the following statement about the incident overnight:
"On Thursday, just after 23:00 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas Fire-Rescue assigned multiple resources to an event which resulted in an unknown number of "burn victims".
Apparently, as part of a motivational event being held at the location, several people attempted to walk across hot coals. As a result, a large number of these people sustained burn injuries to their feet and lower extremities.
As many as 5 additional rescue units and two EMS Supervisors, among other resources, we're assigned to help manage the situation. In addition, a DART bus was requested to help at least hold some of the, approximate 30-40, patients who were being evaluated. The severity of the injuries were unknown, but most people elected not to be taken to the hospital. However, 5 people were taken to a local hospital, by DFR, for evaluation of their injuries."
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VIDEO-Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU - BBC News
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:14
Media captionLive: EU Referendum - Special programmePrime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said "fresh leadership" was needed.
The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day", while Boris Johnson said the result would not mean "pulling up the drawbridge".
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was "absolutely determined" to keep Scotland in the EU so a second Scottish independence referendum was now "highly likely".
German chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "great regret" at the outcome, and EU chiefs said they expected the UK to begin negotiations to leave "as soon as possible, however painful that process may be".
But Boris Johnson, the ex-London mayor and public face of Vote Leave who is now a frontrunner to be next prime minister, said there was "no need for haste" about severing the UK's ties.
He said voters had "searched in their hearts" and the UK now had a "glorious opportunity" to pass its own laws, set its own taxes and control its own borders.
Another leading Leave campaigner, Labour's Gisela Stuart said the UK would be a "good neighbour" when it left the EU.
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
Media captionEU vote: David Cameron says the UK "needs fresh leadership"Flanked by his wife Samantha, Mr Cameron announced shortly after 08:15 BST that he had informed the Queen of his decision to remain in place for the short term and to then hand over to a new prime minister by the time of the Conservative conference in October.
He would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months, but that it would be for the new prime minister to carry out negotiations with the EU and invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would give the UK two years to negotiate its withdrawal, he said.
"The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected," said Mr Cameron. "The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered."
Area-by-area in maps: See how people voted
Bank of England governor Mark Carney said UK banks' "substantial capital and huge liquidity" allowed them to continue to lend to businesses and households.
The Bank of England is ready to provide an extra £250bn of support, he added.
The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout at a UK-wide vote since 1992.
Mr Farage - who has campaigned for the past 20 years for Britain to leave the EU - told cheering supporters "this will be a victory for ordinary people, for decent people".
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who called for the UK to remain in the EU but was accused of a lukewarm campaign, said poorer communities were "fed up" with cuts and felt "marginalised by successive governments".
"Clearly there are some very difficult days ahead," he said, adding that "there will be job consequences as a result of this decision".
He said the point he had made during the campaign was that "there were good things" about the EU but also "other things that had not been addressed properly".
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said Labour's leader had been "utterly gutless" in the way he approached the campaign.
And two Labour MPs have submitted a motion of no confidence in Mr Corbyn's leadership which may be debated and voted on by Labour MPs next week.
Mr Johnson and Mr Gove paid tribute to Mr Cameron as they addressed Vote Leave supporters in London alongside Ms Stuart.
Mr Johnson said the UK was "no less united... nor indeed any less European" following the decision to leave the EU.
Meanwhile, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Ms Sturgeon said a second Scottish referendum was "on the table" and that the Scottish government would prepare legislation to enable one.
Media captionNigel Farage: "Dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom"The European Parliament is to hold an emergency session on Tuesday to discuss the referendum result.
On Twitter, EU Parliament president Martin Schulz called for a "speedy and clear exit negotiation".
But Leave supporting Tory MP Liam Fox said voters had shown great "courage" by deciding to "change the course of history" for the UK and, he hoped, the rest of Europe.
A less than united KingdomMark Easton, BBC home editor
Image copyrightReutersThe EU referendum has revealed an ancient, jagged fault line across the United Kingdom. It is a scar that has sliced through conventional politics and traditional social structures, and it is far from clear whether the kingdom can still call itself united.
The referendum was ostensibly about membership of the European Union. But voters took it to be asking a different question: what kind of country do you want Britain to be?
Yesterday seemed to offer a fork in the road: one path (Remain) promised it would lead to a modern world of opportunity based on interdependence; the other (Leave) was advertised as a route to an independent land that would respect tradition and heritage.
Which path people took depended on the prism through which they saw the world.
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Britain is set to be the first country to leave the EU since its formation - but the Leave vote does not immediately mean Britain ceases to be a member of the 28-nation bloc.
That process could take a minimum of two years, with Leave campaigners suggesting during the referendum campaign that it should not be completed until 2020 - the date of the next scheduled general election.
Image copyrightAPImage caption Traders in Tokyo monitor exchange rates Once Article 50 has been triggered a country can not rejoin without the consent of all member states.
Mr Cameron previously said he would trigger Article 50 as soon as possible after a Leave vote but Mr Johnson and Mr Gove, who led the campaign to get Britain out of the EU, have said he should not rush into it.
They also said they wanted to make immediate changes before the UK actually leaves the EU, such as curbing the power of EU judges and limiting the free movement of workers, potentially in breach of the UK's treaty obligations.
The government will also have to negotiate its future trading relationship with the EU and fix trade deals with non-EU countries.
In Whitehall and Westminster, there will now begin the massive task of unstitching the UK from more than 40 years of EU law, deciding which directives and regulations to keep, amend or ditch.
Media captionAn angry crowd booed Boris Johnson as he left his north London homeThe Leave campaign argued during a bitter four-month referendum campaign that the only way Britain could "take back control" of its own affairs would be to leave the EU.
Leave dismissed warnings from economists and international bodies about the economic impact of Brexit as "scaremongering" by a self-serving elite.
The CBI said many businesses would be concerned about the referendum result.
It said "the urgent priority now is to reassure the markets", but warned against "rushed decisions".
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