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Analyzing the Mandalay Massacre False Flag '' American Intelligence Media
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 03:39
The Anonymous Patriots of the American Intelligence Media are educating readers about false flags and propaganda techniques so that they can recognize perception management that accompanies false flag incidents. If you haven't read our ''internet classic'' False Flags are Legal Propaganda, by all means, please do so.
Now, we are going to apply the techniques outlined in this article above to examine whether the Mandalay Massacre is a false flag event. Keep in mind that a false flag event does not mean that people are not injured or murdered during its execution. We are not saying that people weren't injured or killed in Las Vegas. We are just using this event to show you how to use the tools of discernment to analyze any and all news reports.
To determine if a news report is true, first look at the photos and videos for incongruities, crisis actors, or any of the twelve signs of perception management. This is what we did in examining the San Bernardino incident and concluded that it was a false flag event:
We also did the same in analyzing the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting:
Orlando Shootings:Another B-Grade Production by the Departmentof Defense's Bureau of Broadcast Governors?
. The first thing to do is look for tell-tale signs of a false flag:
fake scenes,
police and other emergency personnel standing around doing nothing,
stationary ambulances,
no one helping the alleged wounded,
tents already set up even as initial pictures are being taken,
FBI swooping in immediately,
the ''lone shooter'' commits suicide,
reports of multiple shooters,
eye-witness accounts conflict with MSM narrative,
photos are staged and have no attribution,
interviews are fake,
an active shooter drill just happened,
no aerial footage,
personal cell-phone videos conflict with MSM staged videos and photos,
crime scene photography released immediately,
crime scene contaminated,
family members of shooter questioned and immediately released,
too many ''planted'' weapons,
shooter not physically able to carry out the attack,
multiple locations identified as the scene of the shooter,
photographs of the dead are out of focus,
many ''perfect'' photos are taken by anonymous photographers,
none of the wounded victims interviewed,
no video of the dead and wounded leaving the scene or arriving at the hospital,
''staged'' aspects of the event caught on personal phones,
same characters appear in the ''staged'' photos repeatedly,
no emergency medical personnel active,
authorities ''standing around'' like a drill with ''dead bodies'' on the ground with no blood visible, and many other indicators.
BUSTED. The Mandalay Massacre had all of those indicators. Next, we are going to show you pictures and videos that will show you all kinds of screwy things. These anomalies are not apparent the first time you look at them because they were created for shock-effect to make you believe immediately '' and then look away. We ask you to ''not look away'' this time, but look carefully and find obvious problems like you would if you were watching a really bad Hollywood movie. Let your own eyes show you the truth that the lying, fake, propaganda, corporate media is keeping you from seeing.
To get your super sleuth juices warmed up, here are some visual discrepancies that you may have already figured out while reading headlines and articles or viewing photos and videos..
The hotel guest in the room next door to Stephen Paddock's saw multiple shooters and saw police shoot a ''security guard.''
Lights and sounds of weapon fire came from the fourth floor, not the 32 floor.
No mussel bursts were seen coming from the 32 floor though many videos captured that area during the time of the shootings.
Most witnesses on video said the ''fake weapon fire'' came from the stage and sounded more like firecrackers.
Though there are many videos, not one of them captured a single person being shot.
Not one person was photographed being put into an ambulance.
No helicopter aerial footage was released.
The dispatcher was told there were three or more shooters.
The police identified a shooter on the 29th floor who was completely ignored after the 32nd floor shooter was found dead.
Police took 72 minutes to arrive in the most policed town in America.
Hotel security let 23 rifles into a casino that has state-of-the-art surveillance.
The same hotel security did nothing for 72 minutes though witnesses informed the hotel which room the shooter was in.
Police waited in the stairwell for a long time even though no more shots were being fired.
The FBI took all the evidence but left one of the murder weapons for ''show.''
The FBI cleared Paddock's girlfriend with a phone conversation even though she may have had critical information on Paddock's weaponry, state of mind, and who knows what else
According to medical professionals, Paddock was on valium, a drug which slows you down not hype you up into a killer.
Why was it reported by police that a ''strobe'' light was flashing from the 4th floor synchronized with the weapon fire but they never followed through on that observation?
Why would Paddock need 23 rifles for an attack?
Let's Look at the Visual Circumstantial EvidenceHere is picture #1 where there is something covered that may be a ''dead body'' '' at least that is what the picture suggests. People are reported to have been murdered at a concert, but it is obvious that the people pictured don't seem to care about other victims. They will get to them after their break. Notice the two ambulances in the picture, both with their doors closed, certainly not in go-position for the 600 wounded who may need stretchers and a ride to the hospital depending on their injuries.
In this picture we have EMT just hanging around, not going anywhere and certainly not helping any injured people.
Do we really even need another picture to know that this is a fake scene, probably a drill gone ''active.'' Or may be just the drill that took place a few nights prior.
A drill was advertised to have happened on September 29 in that area. This could have been a picture from the drill and not from the October 1 event. Who would know?
The picture above looks more like a party than an emergency scene. Are the people in the background texting on their cell phones? Looks like everyone is having a nice time. They certainly seem very calm for an area that has just had thousands of bullets rip through 600 people. Notice how the policeman in the foreground is in much sharper focus than the people just behind him. Looks like a sloppy Photoshop to us. Again, note the ''closed door'' ambulance that isn't going anywhere. And what is under the white blanket or covering? Are we supposed to think this is a body?
In the picture below, a van marked ''Davis'' which seems to have a logo from a Las Vegas funeral home is moving bodies into a white truck. Really? Bodies just laid around all night until a a funeral home van arrived to pick them up without any sight of a coroner, police, EMT, or other official? Why aren't official vehicles being used? And where is crime scene tape? Who is the person taking the picture and why are they so close to a crime scene?
In the picture below, the ambulances are nowhere near the people who need them. They are parked, like they might be if this were a picture of a drill activity. The police cars seem to be blocking the ambulance and firetruck. Notice the orange cones and tents in the picture. These are popular props used in drill activities.
Notice that the firetruck below. There is a fire hose running into the street although this was not a fire event. An ambulance is parked on top of the hose. The ambulance is blocked in and the doors closed.
''Who needs stretchers when a desk chair does just fine?'' Not a medic around in this picture. The ambulance doors are closed, people look unconcerned, there appears to be a ''dead body'' on the pavement. No one seems to care much. One guy is on his phone with his hand casually in his pocket.
Also note the Black Hat Hero '' who is on the left and who will appear in more photos.
What is going on in this picture below? Notice the Black Hat Hero. They could probably use some help moving this woman, yet three men just stand around watching. Who is taking this picture and why aren't they helping in moving the woman? The person in the doorway doesn't' seem too concerned. Is he having a cigarette?
In the picture below we see a stretcher just sitting there, not in use. The four police in the right frame look like they are taking a collective wiz. Nine responders are just standing around '-- on a Vegas evening, maybe Vegas'....how would we know? The ''police'' and ''firemed'' uniforms do not indicate which jurisdiction these agents are from. What Las Vegas rescue department do the ''firemed'' come from?
If we only had a stretcher! Notice that it is not a human body in the wheelbarrow. Also, the ''already set up'' tent. Note how bored the person leaning up against the tent is as the ''dead body'' wheels by. Also notice that the ambulance doors are closed and the vehicles are blocked in. Can you tell what jurisdiction these ''emergency workers'' come from? We just see generic uniforms that you could buy at a Halloween costume store
Below we can see another ''bloodless dead body.'' Look how casual people are walking around in the area where a person just got shot! No one seems worried about being in an open area where more shots could be fired and that they could be in danger. Notice the two men in the black hats. These are probably the location directors from the rent-a-crisis-actor company.
Below are some people ''playing dead'' while others stand around casually and continue to party while thousands of bullets are allegedly screaming by. Note that no one on the ground is appears to be hurt.
Now surely the picture to the left is authentic? Why are the people just milling about in the background when there is a person on the ground who was hit by a bullet in a mad man's rage? Look around the picture. Where are the police, medics, firemen, and other authorities? Why is the man in the baseball cap so unconcerned, unworried?
The man in the wheelchair and the young woman pushing him seem to be in a hurry to get out of danger's way. But the girl walking towards them seems to be completely unaffected by the ''massacre.'' Also notice that the ''lit up fence area'' is where most of the staged photographs were taken (see picture below). This is the area where most the people ''fell down'' as if shot. But look closely. You can't see anyone with blood from bullet wounds. When the camera gets close and finally about to ''prove'' the massacre is real '' the picture blurs like the picture below. Again, who is taking these pictures and why aren't they helping the injured? Why would they be in a standing or elevated position to take these pictures when bullets are flying?
Our hero below seems to be covering the voluptuous blonde from raining bullets, yet the person in the background with his/her hand in the pants pocket seems pretty relaxed.
Who took the picture below? Great ''meme'' for the massacre. But notice that others around him couldn't care less about his ''dead'' beloved. The people in the background continue to party, and if you look closely, you will see the cowboy in the wheelchair, now headed to the concession stand.
Look closely. This picture was taken after the crowd had gone and the lights were turned up for these shots. Afterwards, just a few minutes later, the lights went out just as the cameras closed in to get candid pictures. You will see that happen in some of the videos that follow.
As far as the man kneeling above'... We assume he has taken this position to shield himself from bullets, yet the people in the background are partying and ordering food.
In the picture above, the young couple looks terrified, but if you look in the background, you will see people in line getting food. There is an older couple strolling along; two women are in a kneeling position. Notice the woman on the left in line who has her hands on her hips. Seriously, these do not look like people that are in a sniper situation.
In the photo to the left, we see two police with drawn weapons while two civilians stroll by.
Wouldn't the police tell them to stand back?
Notice again, that the police and car do not identify the jurisdiction. Where does it show you anywhere that this a Las Vegas police car?.
We didn't watch CSI all these years not to know how the Vegas police arrive on the crime scene! And they don't look like the fake pictures we have seen so far. ..
Below we see pictured the excellent work of the FBI who not only contaminated the crime scene by immediately releasing videos and photos of the crime scene '' but they also left one of the murder rifles behind after they went to the trouble to photograph it for the record. This picture is just wrong. Why would the door be open? And what jurisdiction do you see on this crime scene tape? Las Vegas? FBI?
Other visual evidence from the crime scene is so obviously fake that it is a sad attempt to convince the public that a 64 year old man carried out this crime alone and then shot himself.
Notice that one rifle is crossed over his leg, after he shot himself in the head and the gun landed five feet above his head. (The other picture of Paddock''has a bullet through his head with a small gun lying just above him on the floor.) Hmmm? How did he shoot himself with a small gun which fell behind hi while simultaneously holding a long gun that fell on top of his leg.
The shells on the floor are nowhere near the windows he allegedly fired from. His rifles are just laid all over the room, nowhere near the windows. His ammo is not near the window. WHO TOOK THESE PICTURES?! How convenient that these ''illegal'' pictures leaked immediately as proof that it was a lone wolf shooting. Like all recent U.S. false flags, the patsy is killed so that there is no need there is no need for an investigation. Case closed!
What We Can Hear as Circumstantial EvidenceNow that we have looked at the visual circumstantial evidence, we can now ''listen'' to what evidence exists if we wish to discern the truth of the incident. Personal phone videos tend to show the opposite of the propaganda narrative and often are taken down after they are posted. Below we have just a few of the most obvious videos that prove that the fake news narrative is a lie. We won't be surprised if any of these videos are removed from YouTube.
The video below of the ''shooting'' shows people unconcerned and calling the sounds ''firecrackers.'' No one believes it except the few people who keep yelling ''get down.'' Crisis actors perhaps? Not one person is seen shot in any video we have watched. Not one person ''fell to the ground'' from a bullet. Many tripped in the rush to leave once people (crisis actors) started yelling that they ''had to leave'' and the stage lights came on and filled the area for a while. Though we have seen hours and hours of personal phone videos, not one person was seen to be shot.
This candid video below shows that no one was shot. You can hear fake gunshot sounds coming from the stage.
In the article below there is a CNN video released before the killers room could be turned into a crime scene. Notice that the guns are nowhere near the windows. One rifle is placed over his leg, shells demonstrate that the rifle wasn't fired near the windows (shell just thrown around) and the pistol he shot himself with is nowhere near where it should be but is in the opposite direction. One rifle is neatly set up at the door, far from the windows. He fired for ten minutes, allegedly, and the police took 72 minutes to get to his room. One security guard was shot in the hallway, which makes no sense.
The only ''light'' from the ''gunshot sounds'' come from the 4th floor.
Witnesses in the room next door to the shooter say there were multiple shooters and the police shot a security guard in front of them. Another ''person of interest'' was being chased who was wearing a security guard uniform. Also, conclusive proof that there was ''light'' and ''sound'' coming from the 4th floor.
A video that we wanted to show you, but was removed by YouTube before we could even post this article, showed the staged ''scene of death'' but was not convincing. Just when the video could have shown something, the lights go out. The person speaking seems to know that the shooting is ''over'' and has no fear of further shooting. One minute he says there are no EMPs and the next second he says there are three. Some people are just wandering around. Again, we ask'....who is filming this stuff?
The official hospital response produced no pictures of wounded and Dr. John Fildes, a trauma surgeon and UMC's director of trauma and chair of UNLV School of Medicine surgery department, said the center ''has drilled on a concert venue disaster in the past.''
In the article below, reporters give an August news report on the Las Vegas Active Shooter Drill. Notice that it looks much like what you have already seen in this article so far '' just unconcerned people just doing the job of crisis actors.
You Must Decide '' the Power of DiscernmentNow that you have seen visual and auditory circumstantial evidence, it is up to you to decide if this ''Mandalay Massacre'' was done to distract you from something they didn't want you to see, or to give them a narrative to grab your guns, or to terrorize us into submission of their expanding State agendas to further impede and restrict activities and rights of American at public places.
Perhaps you are too upset and confused to understand how false flags happen. But be assured, they do happen and can become critical events that can change history. All you have to do is say ''Sandy Hook'', and you will have a fight on your hands, especially those still brainwashed with the government narrative. To date, no evidence has come out of the Sandy Hook investigation to prove that anyone died at all. Not one death certificate was filed.
The Anonymous Patriots have called out other false flags before and have tried to share what we know to be their indicators. It is easy to tell big lies because most people will not believe that the government and the local authorities could be in on such a huge conspiracy. Actually, it only takes a few people to pull off a false flag because the MSM talking heads simply read their lines and don't ask questions or do any real journalism. An active shooter drill often ''goes active'' and then becomes the very event that is reported upon.
We have pointed out many inconsistencies that any good journalist would follow in order to report truth. But they won't. And we all know why. Only concerned patriots, citizen journalists, and the alternative media will look into these matters.
We could go one step further and look at the motives for the shooting and the history of the shooter. But, we will find confusion and no answers. The shooter was an obvious patsy and he will be forgotten quickly.
Don't be surprised when the real ''motivation'' behind this false flag becomes apparent: Acall for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty to be enforced, instead of either of the two pending bills before Congress to loosen US gun laws. The timing of this mass shooting is no accident and the true motivations of the real perpetrators may never come to light because enough patriots like you and us are now awake.
Below, we thought you might like to see pictures of real Las Vegas rescue vehicles and personnel. Notice that the jurisdiction is clearly shown on the uniforms, crime scene tape, and vehicles''something that the pictures above did not have.
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Why Airbnb Can't Crack Las Vegas - Cond(C) Nast Traveler
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:19
Airbnb just can't make a name for itself into Sin City. We dug to find out why.
Las Vegas is a place that's easy to shorthand. Mention Sin City and it instantly conjures up enduring images: think Celine vs Britney, miniskirted cocktail waitresses, day-to-night pool parties, the strip or The Strip, morning after regret. What's rarely front of mind at this vacation hotspot? Oddly, the biggest hospitality trend of the last few years: Airbnb.
Little wonder, given the stringent constraints on Airbnb and co placed here since 2014. These include levying a non-refundable $500 permit application fee on any would-be short-term rental operator, limiting overnight guests to 12 or fewer per property, and even denying such permits to any new Airbnbs within 660 feet of any existing listing. Then, in June, Sin City Council decided to further throttle Airbnb's bandwidth. It announced that would-be hosts must now spend another $1,030 on a special use permit; if a home has five or more bedrooms, owners must also keep a licensed security company on call to tackle complaints. The council is so keen to see the new laws enforced it's also prepping a 24-hour tipster line so the nosy can inform on the noisy. (Nearby North Las Vegas has none of these rules on rentals.)
Clearly, Las Vegas aims to tamp down enthusiasm for home-renting there. ''Can you blame them? The city owes everything to the hospitality industry,'' says Jason Clampet, co-founder of travel consultancy Skift. ''Think of the jobs, the pensions, the retirement accounts, and the residential neighborhoods that are there because of the industry. Why put real jobs that earn real salaries at risk to appease a Silicon Valley company where every host is an independent contractor who can be eliminated on a whim?''
Industry insiders suggest the strictures are working. ''[Airbnb is] not even something I consider a presence in Las Vegas. I haven't noticed a change in our demand, or an extreme customer shift away,'' says Colleen Birch, SVP of revenue at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Think of the jobs, the pensions, the retirement accounts, and the residential neighborhoods that are there because of [hotel] industry.
SHARE THIS QUOTE But might Airbnb and its ilk truly pose an existential threat to hotels here? Current data suggests that Birch's confidence is well placed. Airbnb hasn't snatched market or mindshare in Las Vegas in the same way as it has in tourist hubs like New York, Paris or London'--per industry figures, 340,000 visitors used the platform for overnighting in 2016 across the whole state of Nevada. On the surface, it seems like a huge number, for sure, but paltry in comparison with Airbnb's total visitor tally: 42.9 million. That's not even one percent.
One major reason, at least according to Vegas magazine editor Andrea Bennett Gardner, is the lopsidedness of Las Vegas' appeal: it's limited almost entirely to one, four-mile long attraction. ''The Strip is the epicenter of all the stuff that happens here, and even for people who've been many, many times, it's constantly changing,'' she explains. ''The shelf life of a club is so short here, that even for a frequent visitor, there will be a couple new places next time you come.'' There are a few furtive listings of condo rooms in hotel complexes on Airbnb's site, but understandably, hotels are keen to clamp down on such sublets.
It isn't just regulations or neighbor complaints that have reduced bachelor or birthday party house-rentals either, Bennett Gardner says. ''You can get such inexpensive group rates [at hotels] now. Why wouldn't you stay in a hotel in the center of everything when you can get a room for less than $100 a night, and have swimming pools, restaurants, and all the things you need right there on-property?'' Consider, too, the loyalty programs run by the Strip-based hotels, including MGM's M Life or Harrah's Total Rewards. They're both generous, and straddle several properties making it easy to rack up status, so even semi-regular visitors can snare attractive deals and bonuses to sweeten their next stay.
Are Airbnbs Better Than Hotels?Clampet doesn't see homesharing impacting Sin City's hotels any time soon, either. ''Vegas is a city of enclosed, well air-conditioned places that are fueled by large conferences and smaller gatherings of people who just want to have a good time with the fewest hassles possible. That's not Airbnb's bread and butter,'' he continues. ''Airbnb does a good job creating a storyline of places that others don't see. If they can do that here, maybe they can have more success.''
Claire Sinclair is a superhost, and one of the only people holding multiple Airbnb licenses in Clark County'--all thanks to her distinctive approach near Vegas's tourist hub. The former Playboy Playmate of the Year headlined the burlesque show Pin Up on the Strip for several years, until it closed in March. She'd already prepped her next act, though, and it was one inspired by her favorite hotel. ''I've always loved the Madonna Inn [in San Luis Obispo] and I've gone there for vacation every year since I was 16. I hoped that maybe one day I'd get the opportunity to do something like it,'' explains the model, now 26. So Sinclair ploughed her savings into a modernist apartment complex downtown with the aim of turning it into a kitschy, quirky crashpad with the help of her DIY-enthusiast bartender boyfriend, Jon Crowder. Together, the pair now runs Clairbnb; it has five individually themed rooms, with two more planned. Sinclair's hands-on approach was likely what won over cautious neighbors, spending five months knocking on their doors to explain her plans and solicit support, ginger snaps in hand. ''I was nervous as hell''downtown Vegas is full of colorful characters''but they were so excited,'' she explains.
The 700-square-foot units are aimed at couples, rather than groups; the Beauty and the Beast room is anchored by an enormous, four-poster bed, while all that's missing from the avocado-walled 1971s bachelor pad is a wardrobe stocked with polyester flares. Sinclair and Crowder roadtest each room for a week before welcoming guests and offer thoughtful touches like free munchies. The couple's hands-on enthusiasm differentiates the listings both from generic homes offered by absentee landlords and the anonymity of a mega hotel. Sinclair has ambitious plans for the lodging world, thanks to a potential investor who wants to export her concept to other cities, but she's determined not to change her Airbnb M.O. ''I will still live at every location to make sure it's done meticulously.'' Try doing that in a 3,000-room hotel.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock gambled $100k an hour | Daily Mail Online
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 22:49
The Las Vegas shooter was so hooked on gambling he played up to 1,000 hands of video poker in a single hour - at a cost of $100,000.
Stephen Paddock bet the colossal sums by playing $125 a time hands at 'ferocious' speeds for eight hour stints in casinos on The Strip and in Reno.
Top video poker players told DailyMail.com that players like Paddock look like 'stenographers' on the machines because their fingers move so fast.
They had seen Paddock at exclusive VIP tournaments in Las Vegas where he won and lost six-figure sums.
The players described him was a 'low level high roller' but he still would have got perks like free limousine rides and $10,000 of free money to play with.
Drinking concern: Gamblers say they saw Stephen Paddock playing video poker with a 'constant stream of booze' by his side when he was a guest at VIP tournaments
Fast and furious: These are the video poker machines which allowed Paddock to gamble stakes of up to $100,000 in an hour by playing multiple hands at once
Crack cocaine: A review in the late 1990s compared the machines to the most addictive drugs but they also offer some of the best odds of coming out even, experts say
Paddock's girlfriend Marilou Danley was taken on all-expenses paid shopping trips and they would have stayed in expensive hotel suites for free.
DailyMail.com can also disclose that other high rollers were concerned about Paddock drinking a 'constant stream of booze' whilst he was playing.
They described him as a 'heavy, heavy drinker' and wondered if his high alcohol intake contributed to his mental deterioration.
Paddock shot dead 58 people and injured more than 500 on Sunday when he opened fire on a music festival from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino before shooting himself dead.
The FBI are no closer to understanding the motive of a man who his brother Eric described as 'just a guy'.
But what is clear is that the 64-year-old had a passion for gambling which he indulged in his retirement with the estimated $2 million fortune he had built up through a real estate business.
Friends have said that Paddock, a former accountant and auditor, developed what he thought was an algorithm which would let him beat the system at video poker.
Anthony Curtis, a former professional gambler and currently the owner and publisher of Las Vegas Advisor, a website covering the casino business, told DailyMail.com that Paddock was not a 'whale' in the casino world, meaning the very biggest spenders.
But he was a known quantity and would be seen at invite-only tournaments where players would compete for $50,000 cash prizes.
Curtis said that according to players in Vegas he knows, Paddock 'gambled big, he really did', but he was not sociable.
He said: 'Nobody knew him, that was the weirdest thing
'People I know only knew of him, they didn't know him. He wasn't friendly but wasn't unfriendly.'
If anything stood out it was Paddock's drinking, said Curtis, who is a consultant for the Alea Consulting Group, which represents gambling experts.
He said: 'He was a heavy drinker, heavy drinker, that's what I heard... some people thought he was a pure alcoholic. He had a constant stream of booze coming his way'.
Curtis said that video poker players he knew told him that Paddock played $25 a hand machines where you can put in five bets at one time, bringing the stake for each game up to $125.
Players at his level would be playing at 800 to 1,000 hands an hour, or one every 3.6 seconds - Curtis said he and his former playing friends used to time each other to see who was fastest.
Players have to go quickly to improve their likelihood of getting hands like a royal flush which come on average every 40,000 hands and might earn $50,000 on a $125 wager.
Red carpet welcome: As a VIP gambler, Paddock was given a warm welcome with 'comps' which included room and board. Even bigger gamblers get private jets but Paddock was not a 'whale'
Also benefited: VIP poker invitations come with free shopping sprees for partners as well as meals and hotel rooms 'comped'
In a game of video poker the player is up against just the machine and not a human dealer and each hand is dealt from a new 52-card virtual deck.
By working out the probabilities of hands players, can beat the house and at the Mandalay Bay video poker machines pay out a maximum of 99.17 percent, or $99.17 for every $100 wagered.
By the time you add in the perks, or 'comps', short for complimentary, they are more than breaking even.
For the highest rollers, they are treated like rock stars and essentially get anything they want, be it front row tickets to a concert, Super Bowl tickets and a Lear Jet to take them wherever they want.
Even at the lowest level of such tournaments they will get 'full RFB', meaning room, food and board. The presence of the amblers helps build the casino's image.
Michael Shackleford, a former professional actuary and video poker player who now has a career analyzing casino games, said: 'The low level players will get free low end meals, buffets, maybe free rooms midweek
'As you get up they've going to treat you to the better restaurants, better rooms, free tournaments, free airfare, free transportation.
'The way the casinos look at it is every player has a particular value.
'If you have a player who is losing $1m a trip, the casino will give him $300,000 worth of stuff just for coming in.
'They don't like to give you money, they prefer to do it in the form of comps. In Vegas it's fiercely competitive for the big players, they often negotiate to get the best offer.'
Shackleford said that video poker players tended to be smart, disciplined and patient.
He said that you have to be able to sit down at the machine and play it for hours at speed but if you press one button wrong it could cost you two hours in value to play.
He said: 'It's a very volatile game and if you're going to be playing it professionally.
'You go up and down like a roller coaster. You need nerves of steel to keep playing in the bad times.'
Shackleford himself used to lose $25,000 in a single day - but once won $40,000 when he got a royal flush.
Expert: Bob Dancer made $1 million from video poker but warns: 'There are a lot lot lot lot more net losers than there are net winners.'
He said: 'In the long run I can say it's averaged out and my results are where they should be.
'You just say you have to believe in the math, it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it matters if you had a good bet and treat it like a job'.
Shackleford's assessment of Paddock echoed that of the other experts; he was not a professional but had clearly studied how to win and had some ability.
He said: 'I think he was a smart recreational gambler who saw it as a way to have a free vacation. That's my impression of the guy.'
Curtis said: 'Think about this; if you want to go to an NFL game you have to pay for a personal seat. It can cost tens of thousands of dollars just to see your team play.
'What's the difference between that and what he was doing? He was paying for entertainment - that's how I see the whole thing.'
Video poker was described by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission in the late 1990s as being the 'crack-cocaine' of gambling because it is so addictive.
Reports have said that those who are most addicted have brain disorders similar to drug addicts.
Among the infamous cases of video poker players is San Diego's former mayor Maureen O'Connor.
She took $2 million from the foundation set up for her dead husband, bet a cumulative total of more than $1 billion at casinos on a wild spree of wins and losses - and ended up owing $13 million.
Players are drawn to the game because of odds which are better than most other casino games.
John Grochowski, a longtime gambling columnist and author, said that the average person can get the a handle of playing video poker in a month using books and programs that are widely available.
But he doubted that it was possible to win consistently at a high level and said that Paddock would have been 'deluded' if he thought he had a system that would beat the house.
He said: 'You need either to be in a position where the money just doesn't matter and you want the thrill to gamble.
'If you're really trying to make money at this and you're fooling yourself into thinking you can make money at this you need to think you're smarter than you really are.
'You have to go in absolute convinced your system works and stick with it in the bad times and roll with the losses and unfortunately most people can't really roll with losses at that level.
'Discipline is the key. You need to stay within your own bankroll, don't bet money you can't afford to lose.
'For some people video poker is the crack cocaine of gambling, it's certainly engaging, it's interactive and it will hold your attention.
'For a certain personality that may be true but there also may be personalities who are going to stay within their limits and stay within what they can afford'.
Few have been more successful at video poker than Bob Dancer, an expert and author of 10 books on the subject.
Dancer has made more than a million dollars playing video poker for 20 years using strategies he developed himself.
The bulk of his winnings was in the late 1990s and early 2000s including one 12-month stretch where he and his ex-wife Shirley would go on a $100,000 losing streak - then make $70,000 back.
In February 2001 at the MGM Grand in Vegas he made $100,000 on a royal flush within 15 minutes of playing and less than half an hour later Shirley won $400,000 with the same hand on a different machine.
Dancer said that it was possible to make a living being a professional video poker player. He said that the key factor was who had the advantage; him or the casino.
Back in the 1990s the describes the casinos as 'mathematically challenged' and he was able to work out his winnings faster than they could, giving him the advantage.
He describes the feeling after winning a big payout as being 'bulletproof' and that 'you think it's because you're smart'.
When faced with a big loss he shrugged it off because he was sure that over time it would even out, but Shirley found it harder.
Dancer said: 'Shirley was scared of the swings and every time we lost she would get all tense up and we had a masseuse on retainer for her.
'We'd lose $30,000 in a night and she'd think that was an automobile and it would be extremely traumatic than her.
'She could deal with the wins but the losses - I shrugged them off - she took them really personal and really hard.'
As for Paddock, Dancer said: 'I never met Mr Paddock. I never heard his name before he was dead.
'I do not know if he was a successful player or not.
'It's clear he hit some jackpots at some times. Whether he was a net winner or a net loser I have no idea.'
He added: 'There are a lot, lot, lot, lot more net losers than there are net winners.'
More than one Vegas shooter, the evidence builds Jon Rappoport's Blog
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:21
More than one Vegas shooter; evidence builds
by Jon Rappoport
October 3, 2017
Lone shooter? Really? And this is supposed to be more than a convenient fantasy?
Yesterday , I did a brief analysis of the number of people killed and wounded at the Vegas Concert (573) in roughly four and half minutes, which is the police estimate of the duration of the attack.
The lone shooter killed or wounded 2.1 persons per second. It is HIGHLY doubtful Paddock could have done that. His distance from the concert, his lack of professional skill, his state of mind, among other factors, rule against it.
Any competent and honest law-enforcement analyst would see a huge red flag right away.
But of course, multiple shooters destroys the official narrative and opens the door to an investigation that could expose, for example, an intentional false flag operation.
Here is a piece of Jeff Rense's analysis of rate-of-fire vs. people struck by bullets. It cuts to the core of the absurd lone shooter assumption:
'''...a potential MAXIMUM of only 360 rounds could be fired at full auto burst with NO magazine changes in the approximate four minutes or 240 seconds of the shooting!''
''So, Paddock didn't fire 360 rounds in 240 seconds because he had to stop and change magazines'...probably 30 round mags. That would be THIRTEEN magazine changes in the 240 seconds. And it is reported he fired from both broken out windows in the room/s.''
''Survivors state there were shooting pauses and that is when they would run.''
''Let's say Paddock managed to get off an amazing 300 rounds in 4 minutes (or 240 seconds) and hit someone with EVERY ROUND.''
''Remember, there were 573 killed and wounded according to late statistics.''
''WHO, then, fired off the other full-auto 273 rounds also without missing a single shot ?!''
Another man who apparently has significant professional background re weapons has sent me his detailed analysis:
''There is NO WAY in hell that this inexperienced guy was able to hit 500+ people, at a down sloping range of approximately 250-350 yards using a make-shift weapon modified to shot automatically. Here are some reasons why and you can check with other experts to verify my points.''
''1. It was dark and no matter how well lit, there are many shadows to hide in.
2. Simple a 'sear' (pronounced see-er) modification would have only permitted one entire magazine to shoot all at once with no select fire (being able to start and stop).
3. There are some devices (like AutoGlove and Bump Fire) that can simulate full automatic fire, but they cannot be used accurately or effectively.
4. Even if the shooter was able to somehow obtain a full normal functioning automatic rifle, anyone with military experience can tell you that the rifles are difficult to control when firing more than 3 round bursts '' especially a .308 or AK47 type. This is because the rifle will uncontrollably rise if automatic fire is constant.
5. After the first 15 or so seconds, the crowd scattered and took cover.
6. I don't have a count of how many pieces of empty brass (fired rounds) they have recovered, but knowing how many shots were fired compared to how many people were hit will tell you the hit ratio. If this guy did this in 20 seconds, we needed him desperately in Afghanistan!
7. To fire 500 aimed shoots and swap out magazines would have taken him about 15-20 minutes, and there is no way that each shot would have hit someone '' more than likely would have missed.''
''To put in perspective'.... Say a guy purchases an expensive bolt action rifle in .308 with a nice expensive scope. Without experience, someone would have to mount the scope for him and do a rough sighting in with a laser. This individual then takes this rifle to a range in broad daylight with no stress and using a bench rest and breathing techniques and all the time in the world and fires at a target 300 yards. It is possible, but doubtful if that person could hit a large refrigerator at that range UNLESS they had LOTS OF PRACTICE and EXPERIENCE. For every 1 minute (1/60th of a degree) of angle change at the rifle, the bullet would vary by 3 inches at 300 yards. For this untrained guy to be wildly shooting with a high heart rate at nighttime? Well, bullets would be going everywhere!''
I fully understand that the estimates of 573 killed and wounded, and the police statement that all the shooting took place in four and half minutes, may be off. These figures may not be precise.
Nevertheless, they are a good and proper starting point. And even allowing for later adjustments, the evidence for multiple shooters and against a lone amateur like Paddock is stunning.
So why won't law-enforcement take notice?
Because, in certain cases with great consequences, the overall agenda and the direction of an investigation are set from offices far higher than the positions of the actual detectives and agents on the scene.
''This is what we want to know. Only this. Everything else is off limits.''
But it's not off limits for us.
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16 Unanswered Questions About The Las Vegas Shooting That Mainstream Media Doesn't Want To Talk About | Zero Hedge
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:21
Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,
The public is not being told the truth about what really went down in Las Vegas.
As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance. But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby physique that had no military training whatsoever and that wasn't very experienced with guns was able to pull the whole thing off all by himself. We are being told that Paddock was a ''lone wolf'' that didn't have any ties to terror groups, and since he is now dead nobody is ever going to be able to interrogate him.
But the American people definitely deserve some answers about what took place, and that means that all of us should keep digging.
The following are 16 unanswered questions about the Las Vegas shooting that the mainstream media does not want to talk about'...
#1 Photos of Stephen Paddock's hotel room have been leaked, and one of those photos appears to show a suicide note. Why hasn't the public been told what is in that note?
#2 Were there additional shooters? A taxi driver reportedly captured video of an automatic weapon being fired out of a lower level window. A video from another angle and brief footage captured by Dan Bilzerian also seem to confirm that automatic gunfire was coming from a floor much lower than the 32nd floor room that Stephen Paddock was located on. And if you weren't convinced by the first three videos, this fourth video should definitely do it.
#3 Why were law enforcement authorities discussing ''another suspect on the fourth floor'', and why isn't the mainstream media talking about this?
#4 As Jon Rappoport has pointed out, it would have been impossible for Stephen Paddock to kill and wound 573 people in less than five minutes of shooting with the kinds of weapons that he is alleged to have used. So why won't law enforcement authorities acknowledge this fact?
#5 How in the world did Paddock get 42 guns and ''several thousand rounds of ammo'' into his hotel room without anyone noticing?
#6 How did someone with ''no military background'' and that wasn't a ''gun guy at all'' operate such advanced weapons? Because what we are being told by the mainstream media just doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I really like how Natural News made this point'...
Far from what the firearms-illiterate media claims, these are not systems that any Joe off the street can just pick up and use to effortlessly mow down 500 people. Running these systems requires extensive training, experience and stamina. It is physically impossible for a guy like Stephen Paddock to operate such a system in the sustained, effective manner that we witnessed, especially when shooting from an elevated position which throws off all the ranging of the weapon system.
Far from being a Navy Seal, Stephen Paddock is a retired accountant senior citizen with a gambling problem and a flabby physique. The only way he could have carried out this shooting is if he were transformed into a human superweapon through a magic wand. I'm calling this ''Mission IMPOSSIBLE'' because of the physical impossibility of a retired, untrained senior citizen pulling this off.
#7 Why was one woman telling people in the crowd that they were all going to die 45 minutes before the attack?
#8 Why did it take law enforcement authorities 72 minutes to get into Stephen Paddock's hotel room?
#9 Why did Paddock wire $100,000 to the Philippines last week?
#10 Why was Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in the Philippines when the attack took place? Did she know what was about to happen?
#11 Was Paddock on antidepressants like so many other mass killers in the past have been?
#12 Why was ISIS so eager to take responsibility for this attack, and why was the FBI so quick to dismiss that connection?
#13 Apparently Paddock had earned millions of dollars ''through real estate deals''. If he was so wealthy, why would he all of a sudden snap like that?
#14 Why did he move so frequently? It is being reported that Paddock had 27 different residences during his adult life.
#15 Why were nearly all of the exits out of the concert venue completely blocked?'...
In essence, the concert trapped the people, preventing them from escaping, and denying them the ability to seek cover. From there, sustained, full-auto gunfire is almost impossible to survive.
From Fox News, a caller named Russell Bleck, who survived the shooting, said live on air, ''There were ten-foot walls blocking us in. We couldn't escape. It was just a massacre. We had nowhere to go.''
#16 Why was a country music festival chosen as the target? Was the goal to kill as many Trump supporters and other conservatives as possible? And is there evidence that Stephen Paddock was connected to Antifa in any way?
At first I thought that this was a fairly straightforward story too, but the more I have dug into it the more complex things have become.
Personally, I have come to the conclusion that Stephen Paddock definitely did not act alone. That means that the others involved in the shooting are still out there, and they must be brought to justice. Let us never forget what these extremely wicked individuals did to innocent civilians such as 27-year-old Tina Frost'...
A 27-year-old woman has lost her right eye after a bullet ripped through her face during the Las Vegas concert massacre.
Tina Frost remains in a coma in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove the bullet that became lodged in her eye when a gunman opened fire on the crowd of country music fans on Sunday night.
Frost, who is originally from Maryland but moved to California several years ago, is expected to remain in the coma for a week.
Whoever did this is going to pay greatly. Yes, I do believe that Stephen Paddock was involved. But he did not act alone, and the mainstream media is doing the public a great disservice by ignoring all of the evidence that this was not just a ''lone wolf'' operation.
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Shooter in Vegas massacre was a longtime fed
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:57
Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock
More than 48 hours after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police still don't have a motive for the horrific crime.
But a more complete profile of the killer is beginning to emerge.
Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter who killed 59 people at a country music festival Sunday night, worked over a 10-year period as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and a defense auditor.
A spokeswoman for the federal Office of Personnel Management told the Associated Press Tuesday that Paddock's employment included two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.
That was followed by a six-year stint with the Internal Revenue Service until 1984. And then he worked 18 months as an internal auditor for U.S. Department of Defense.
The latest revelation suggests the U.S. government should have an extensive file on Paddock, who not only worked directly for the government for nearly a decade but then worked another year-and-a-half for federal weapons contractor Lockheed Martin.
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With his institutional knowledge of how the federal bureaucracy works, Paddock was anything but the typical mass shooter. He would have been able to cover his tracks in the planning stages of his attack.
The Islamic State, or ISIS, has doubled down on its claim of responsibility for the attack, saying Paddock had converted to Islam in recent months and become a ''soldier of the caliphate.''
But given the rapidly degrading status of ISIS, some analysts believe it could be entering a new phase where it is willing to risk credibility in its propaganda messages in exchange for a short-term boost in its prestige among Islamic terrorists worldwide.
In other news, leaked photos of the scene inside Paddock's hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort appeared to show a note on a small table near the shooter's dead body. As of this report, no details have been released about the contents of the note.
Photo reportedly shows Vegas shooters body after he killed himself in his hotel room Sunday evening
Video everywhere
Meanwhile, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says his office has partnered with the FBI on the investigation but still has not come up with a motive for the shooting.
Lombardo said at a Tuesday press conference that Paddock had set up cameras both inside and outside his hotel room, with at least one placed on a service cart in the hallway.
''I anticipate he was looking for anybody to take him into custody,'' he said. ''The FBI took all digital and electronic evidence into custody and is evaluating.''
Lombardo said he did not know if Paddock transferred any of the video he captured to any third parties in the U.S. or overseas before taking his own life.
''We've completed our investigation at the properties, three separate locations in Mesquite and Reno, at the hotel and the suspect's vehicle,'' he said.
An additional five handguns, two shotguns, electronics and ''a plethora of ammunition'' were found Tuesday on top of the approximately 30 guns uncovered Monday.
Ammonium nitrate fertilizer, used for bomb making, was also found in Paddock's vehicle.
The sheriff confirmed earlier reports that at least one of the rifles was modified with a ''bump stock'' device used to speed up the discharge of ammunition. Paddock had enough ammunition ''to continue shooting a lot longer'' than the nine minutes he fired on the concert goers but was engaged quickly by police and private hotel security.
The sheriff said his agency learned from studying other active-shooter operations, including the one at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, that it's better to go in quickly and engage the shooter than to wait for an army of police to arrive and seal off a perimeter.
The sheriff said the quick police action saved dozens of lives that potentially could have been snuffed out by a man with such firepower at his disposal. He had 17 guns and at least 1,000 rounds of ammo in the hotel room.
Girlfriend back in the spotlight
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tweeted this image of a woman, Marilou Danley, who is sought for questioning regarding the investigation into the shooting in Las Vegas. Officials ask that anyone with information call 9-1-1 (Photo: Twitter)
Also in the spotlight during the Tuesday press conference was the shooter's girlfriend, Marilou Danley. Her location is now confirmed to be in the Philippines, and Lombardo called her ''a person of interest'' who has not necessarily been cleared of charges as was widely reported Monday. She will be thoroughly questioned as soon as she returns to the U.S., which is expected later this week.
Ammonium nitrate, found in Paddock's car, is the same substance Timothy McVeigh used to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City in the 1990s.
Danley will be asked about any knowledge she may have of this substance as well as other weapons used in the attack, and any plans her boyfriend may have shared with her.
In the weeks before the shooting, Paddock wired up to $100,000 to the Philippines for unspecified reasons, possibly to Danley or her family.
Danley may also be asked about her trips to Japan, the Philippines and Dubai in the Middle East.
Paddock did not have a Facebook account, which makes him unusual, compared to other 21st century mass shooters and terrorists.
''I assure you this investigation has not ended with the demise of Mr. Paddock,'' Lombardo said.
Marilou Danley in Dubai (Photo: Facebook)
When asked if the shooter's motive had been determined, the sheriff said: ''No. We are making progress, but I don't have complete answers yet. I anticipate substantial information coming in over the next 48 hours.''
Paddock continued shooting for approximately nine minutes.
''The world has changed,'' Lombardo said. ''Who would have ever imagined something like this? I would have never imagined it.''
He said some victims were shot ''outside the venue,'' and others were shot in the venue but continued to run away and died ''several blocks'' from the venue.
All but three of the 59 victims have been identified, Lombardo said.
''This individual was premeditated, it was preplanned extensively, and I'm sure he evaluated every one of his actions,'' Lombardo said. ''I pray that a citizen who sees something says something. A citizen sees things and thinks it's trivial, 'Oh, I don't want to bother the police.' We ask you to bother the police, because housekeeping and other individuals could have seen something,'' but none of them reported anything unusual about what they saw in the room.
It's important, he said, because, ''I don't know that there won't be future prosecutions.
''Did this person get radicalized, unbeknownst to us? And we want to identify that source.''
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Las Vegas killer fired at airport fuel tank - CNN
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:50
At Sunrise Hospital, where 200 of the killed, wounded and hurt were taken Sunday night, 45 people are still hospitalized, about half of them in critical condition, according to the medical center's most recent update.
A large fuel tank at nearby McCarran International Airport was hit by two bullets, one penetrating the outer shell, officials said on the airport's Facebook page.
But there never was any danger, officials said.
"There is almost zero likelihood gunfire damage could trigger a fire or explosion at a commercial fuel storage facility," the Facebook post said.
There were several vigils held at twilight in Las Vegas on Thursday, including one for Officer Charleston Hartfield, who was off-duty and attending the concert when he was killed. Hundreds of people came to Police Memorial Park to honor his memory.
There is still much mystery surrounding Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant from Mesquite, Nevada, who liked to gamble in Vegas casinos and had more than 40 guns in two homes and his hotel suite.
Did he want to escape?
Chilling clues revealed by police suggest the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history planned to inflict even more carnage.
Paddock didn't just have 23 weapons in his hotel suite, which he turned into a sniper's nest.
He also had more than 50 pounds of explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his car in the hotel parking lot, police said.
Investigators think Paddock intended to survive the massacre, Las Vegas police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
"He was doing everything possible to see how he could escape," Lombardo said, declining to detail specifics.
But what motivated Paddock to kill dozens of strangers and whether he had help remains a mystery.
Law enforcement officials who have been briefed on the investigation told CNN on Thursday they have seen no indication that Paddock had an accomplice or that anyone was aware of his planning.
Law enforcement analyst: Car bomb possible
Of the explosives found in Paddock's car, authorities first found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, Lombardo said.
He said a later search of cases found in the car revealed 50 pounds of Tannerite -- a brand-name product that's marketed as explosive rifle targets.The cache of explosives in Paddock's car could indicate plans for a car bomb, CNN law enforcement analyst Art Roderick said.
"Those explosives, that's the scary part. What was he going to do with those? I mean, you don't just acquire them and leave them in your vehicle and not have a plan for them," said Roderick, former assistant director of the US Marshals Service.
"The Tannerite could have set off the ammonium nitrate," Roderick said. "So, was he using that as a vehicle-borne explosive device?"
It's possible no one will ever learn Paddock's plan for the explosives. The gunman killed himself before police breached his hotel room door.
Booking rooms near other music festivals
Before checking into Mandalay Bay days before the massacre, Paddock rented a room at a Las Vegas condo complex that overlooked another music festival.
Paddock rented the room at the Ogden condo complex via Airbnb during the Life is Beautiful music festival, which lasted from September 22 to 25, the sheriff said."Was he doing pre-surveillance? We don't know yet. This is all conjecture at this point," Lombardo said.
And in August, a person named Stephen Paddock reserved a room at Chicago's Blackstone Hotel during the city's Lollapalooza music festival, said Wagstaff Worldwide, which represents the hotel.
But that person never checked into the hotel, which overlooked the festival, Wagstaff Worldwide spokeswoman Emmy Carragher said.
It was not immediately clear whether the Stephen Paddock who booked the room was the same Stephen Paddock behind the Las Vegas massacre.
The Chicago Tribune, citing an anonymous law enforcement source, reported that it was the shooter Stephen Paddock who booked the room at the Blackstone Hotel.
Wagstaff Worldwide said Blackstone Hotel is cooperating with authorities.
Victim in a coma
Tina Frost, 27, is one of those victims still in critical condition.
She was at the Route 91 Harvest festival with her boyfriend and other friends when she was shot near one of her eyes. She has been in a coma for four days.
"She has her whole life in front of her, and with one incident, we have a nightmare," her mother, Mary Moreland, told CNN.
Frost was among the victims saved by a stranger who carried her through the carnage to a pickup truck.An online fundraiser has accumulated almost $400,000 for Frost's medical bills.
"I'd throw it all away to have my daughter back," Moreland said. "It's overwhelming."
A new timeline
New evidence shows Paddock fired his first shots into the Route 91 Harvest music festival at 10:05 p.m. Sunday -- three minutes earlier than what police previously reported, Lombardo said.
For 10 minutes, Paddock sprayed hundreds of bullets into the crowd about a quarter mile away. The shots pummeled the gathering of 22,000 people with devastating speed, due to the help of bump stocks -- legal accessories that make weapons fire similarly to an automatic rifle.As the indiscriminate killings continued, police said, cameras were positioned inside and outside Paddock's hotel suite and in the door's peep hole.
People scramble after gunfire strikes the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas.
A security guard approached the 32nd-floor suite and was shot in the leg by Paddock. The gunman fired "well over 200 rounds" into the hallway, Lombardo said."It's amazing that security guard didn't sustain additional injury," the sheriff said.
At 10:15 p.m., Paddock fired his last shots, police said. Three minutes later, a security guard told Las Vegas police he'd been shot and directed officers to the gunman's room.
More than an hour later, at 11:20 p.m., police first breached Paddock's suite and found his body on the ground. Seven minutes later, officers gained access to a second room of the suite. No one else was found, and police declared the suspect "down."
The elusive motive
As more than 100 investigators dig for answers, police aren't sure what turned Paddock into a mass killer.
"What we know is Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo, and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood," the sheriff said.
A man tries to shield a woman from gunfire. The photographer reported she later got up.
Investigators said something may have happened to Paddock between October 2016 and last month that compelled him to purchase more weapons. Paddock bought 33 guns, mostly rifles, during that period, an ATF spokesperson said.
A note was found in Paddock's Mandalay Bay hotel room, but it was not a suicide note, the sheriff said. He did not detail what the note said.
No evidence indicates terrorism, FBI special agent Aaron Rouse said, but the investigation is ongoing.
Girlfriend: He sent me to the Philippines
Investigators want to know whether Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, has information that can explain what sparked the massacre.
Danley flew Tuesday to Los Angeles from the Philippines and has been cooperating with authorities, Rouse said.
Danley, through her attorney, said that she didn't know Paddock planned to carry out a mass shooting.
He bought her a ticket to the Philippines about two weeks ago, then wired her money so she could buy a house there, she said in a statement. At the time, she worried he was trying to break up with her, she said.Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines, a law enforcement source said. The FBI is working with Philippine authorities to get more details.
"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone," Danley said in the statement. "I will cooperate fully with their investigation. Anything I can do to help ease suffering and help in any way, I will do."
The hunt for possible accomplices
Authorities are investigating whether Paddock acted alone or had accomplices. Lombardo, the sheriff, expressed skepticism that the gunman carried out his plan by himself.
"Do you think this was all accomplished on his own? You've got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point," he said.
Police didn't hold a media briefing Thursday. Many officials were at the vigil for Officer Hatfield.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect time frame for when Paddock acquired 33 firearms. It was roughly 11 months.
CNN's Brad Parks, Joe Sutton, Darran Simon, Sheena Jones, Janet DiGiacomo and Dan Simon contributed to this report.
War on Guns
Why You'll Never Hear This Australian Tell Americans To Give Up Their Guns
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:01
When people come to visit Australia their friends tell them to watch out for our dangerous wildlife. When I go to visit America my friends tell me to try not to get shot. We think it's weird that you guys are scared of a few venomous critters when you're leaving a nation full of primates with firearms.
Guns are uncommon things here in Oz. I've never fired one; I've never even been anywhere near one when it was fired. I've always been afraid of them, I'd never permit one in my household, and until I started deeply researching the unelected power establishment that has set up shop in the United States I used to believe that Americans were foolish to insist on keeping theirs instead of implementing the kind of changes my country has put into effect to try and curb gun violence.
The latter sentiment is one I've been hearing a lot from my countrymen in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, as well as from people in other countries like the UK and Canada, and it just sounds so obnoxious and abusive to me. I fully support the right of all Americans to have a robust debate about the future of their nation's gun laws, because they're the ones who have to live smack dab in the middle of the heart of the oligarchic beast. We're not the ones who have to live under the crushing economic injustice of a plutocracy whose power depends upon keeping the populace poor and depriving them of the social safety nets accorded to everyone else in every major country on earth; they are. It's sleazy for us to try and convince them not to arm themselves against a power establishment who exploits and abuses them constantly, sometimes without giving them so much as clean water to drink.
People give me a hard time for writing so much about US politics, telling me I should ''mind my own business'' and only write about my own country, but believe it or not I do have a personal code of ethics where I try to stay in my own lane and write strictly about the things which I believe are my business. If you've ever wondered why I tend to steer clear of commentary on more local US politics, for example, this is why. I see it as very much my business that Australia functions as a military pawn and intelligence asset of the US to such an extent that it could arguably be called a 51st state without representation, but not my business who's running for mayor of Birmingham or whether states should vote to make marijuana legal. I'm big on sovereignty; I think most of our species' problems would cease to exist if the sovereignty of people and nations were held in higher esteem, which is why sanctimonious, condescending twaddle like this WaPo article by Australian journalist Richard Glover gets under my skin so much.
The Second Amendment of the US Constitution isn't there for duck hunting or guarding against home invasions, it's there first and foremost to protect the citizenry from a tyrannical government. Telling Americans they should relinquish or restrict their access to firearms while they're being exploited and oppressed by an Orwellian corporatist oligarchy is like telling a battered woman she shouldn't get a restraining order on her abusive ex. It's none of your business whether a restraining order is an effective deterrent of further abuse or whether she should have done more sooner; the fact is that she's the victim here, and she's doing what she feels she needs to do to protect herself from a brute. How about instead of criticizing the perfectly understandable fear and paranoia of an abused citizenry, you criticize their fucking abusers instead?
I am getting so fed up with people arguing that this isn't a sufficient reason for Americans to be allowed to keep their guns because a few militia groups are no match for the combined might of the US military. It undeniably presents an obstacle. If you think the fact that there are about as many guns in America as there are Americans doesn't weigh heavily into the calculations of the oligarchic manipulators, you are wrong. The propagandists wouldn't have to work so hard concocting lies and indoctrinating the public with false narratives day in and day out if they didn't fear an uprising of millions of heavily-armed individuals should they decide to try and make an overt power grab. They're forced to deal with things slyly, slowly and subtly, because if they don't they're dealing with an angry one-gun-per-capita populace. The oligarchs and their cronies do not want this. If you think that they do, you are wrong.
Because they need to avoid a violent civil war which would damage the plutocrats' investments, tank the economy upon which their empire is built and likely balkanize the nation they're trying to rule, America's true rulers have been forced to rely strictly on their propaganda machine. And it's been failing them. Because of the population's unprecedented internet access and internet literacy, the elites lost control of the narrative for the first time ever in 2016, which cost them the regime changes they were itching for in Syria and Russia as well as the TPP. The establishment lie factory is becoming unsustainable, people are beginning to spin their own narratives, and overt tyranny is simply not an option for a power establishment that is built on money.
In a system where money equals political power, those in power are naturally incentivized to try and keep everyone else poor, which is why Americans don't enjoy the luxuries the rest of us do like a living wage and sane healthcare policy. The plutocracy which uses the US government's military and economic might to dominate and manipulate the rest of the world needs to keep the American people poor to keep them from gaining political power and thus interfering in the agendas of the ruling elites. Ordinary Americans are the ones being abused by this dynamic, not holier-than-thou professional opinionators from Sydney and London.
Americans can relinquish or restrict their firearms when they're good and ready, but you'll never hear me telling them to do so. That is not my area, and as long as the gun nuts are giving the oligarchs who are choking our world to death one more thing to worry about I'll be sleeping a little easier at night anyway.
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War on White Men
STATISTIC ALSO FOR BLACKS KILLED BY WHITE OFFICERS YO-What the white mass-shooter myth gets right and wrong about killers' demographics.
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 16:05
Stephen Paddock, 64, the gunman who attacked the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. Handout via Reuters
Stephen Paddock shot more than 500 people from the windows of his Las Vegas hotel room Sunday night, killing 58 of them. In the days since, a familiar story has been passed around the internet about the blinkered way in which we talk about these sorts of massacres. We're so quick to blame Islamic terrorists, this story goes, that we don't address the stark, distressing truth about mass shootings. The killers aren't angry immigrants, by and large. They're white men.
Daniel Engber is a columnist for Slate.
''These shooters are almost exclusively coming from a single socio-economic class and racial group,'' wrote actor Cole Sprouse in a widely shared Twitter thread. We must now address ''what part of whiteness influences this kind of Petri dish for gun violence and killing.''
This wasn't just a social media phenomenon. The Huffington Post published Sprouse's tweets as a ''Powerful Take on Whiteness and Mass Shootings.'' An article in Elle called the link between white men and mass shootings ''a general rule'' and proposed that ''our refusal to confront toxic white male violence is why this problem will metastasize.'' The progressive news site ThinkProgress said that ''when we talk about mass shootings, we are talking about white men.'' Newsweek wondered if ''white men commit mass shootings out of a sense of entitlement.'' A CNN opinion piece bemoaned the fact that ''America has silently accepted the rage of white men.''
In a narrow sense, these stories are correct: The plurality of mass killers are white. But the notion that white men of privilege are disproportionately represented among mass shooters'--indeed, that they make up ''nearly all'' of them'--is a myth.
The myth began to spread in July 2012 after a 24-year-old white man, James Holmes, murdered 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. That summer, a team of researchers at Mother Jones put together a database of rampages in public settings. Among the 62 cases (and 64 total perpetrators) the team reviewed'--instances dating back to 1982, in which at least four people had been killed in a public place'--44 of the killers were white men and one was a white woman. In total, about 70 percent of the perpetrators in the database were white.
That figure didn't get much notice until December 2012 when another white man, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 adults and children at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. At that point, more people started taking notice of these killers' demographics. A week after the shooting, Stony Brook University sociologist Michael Kimmel and graduate student Cliff Leek wrote a blog post for the Huffington Post headlined ''The Unbearable Whiteness of Suicide-Mass-Murder.'' ''We need to broaden the conversation'' about these crimes, they said, to include the ''often unspoken elements'' of gender and race. According to their intersectional theory of mass shootings, white men ''want to destroy the entire world in some cataclysmic video-game and action movie-inspired apocalypse'''--a feeling Kimmel and Leek attributed to the white man's sense of ''aggrieved entitlement.'' To support this point, the sociologists claimed 80 percent of the mass murders perpetrated by teenagers over the preceding three decades had been committed by white men.
The notion spread from there. The Washington Post ran an op-ed titled ''White men have much to discuss about mass shootings.'' Salon declared that ''White male privilege kills.''
What those initial Mother Jones numbers showed, though, was that white people weren't overrepresented among mass shooters. The media outlet had found that roughly 70 percent of the shooters in mass killings were white'--certainly a majority. But according to Census Bureau estimates for 2012, whites accounted for 73.9 percent of all Americans. (Keep in mind that the definition of whiteness is both vague and forever changing. In the 2010 census, the ''white'' category includes those whose families originate in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Mother Jones, for its part, categorizes one Moroccan immigrant killer as ''white''; leaves the race field blank for a Turkish immigrant; and describes several shooters of Pakistani, Palestinian, Afghan and Kuwaiti extraction as ''other.'')
I'm not sure where Kimmel and Leek got their stat about mass murders perpetrated by teenagers, but that figure, too, wasn't that far off from U.S. demographics. At any rate, it certainly wasn't true'--as many argued then, and many do today'--that mass shooters were ''almost exclusively'' or ''disproportionately'' or ''nearly all'' white. (Mass shooters are disproportionately men, however'--more on that below.)
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Since 2012, Mother Jones has added 29 more mass-shooting events to its database (and tweaked its definition of the crime to fit with new federal guidelines that placed the threshold at three victims instead of four). In this bigger data set, the proportion of white mass shooters drops down to 56 percent, by my count. Judging by those newer numbers, and the most current census estimate that 76.9 percent of Americans are white, the whites-are-overrepresented-among-mass-shooters meme appears even less accurate. Perpetrators that Mother Jones classifies as Asian make up 7.4 percent of the data set, versus an estimated 5.7 percent of the population, while those MoJo identifies as black represent 17.0 percent of the mass shooters in the database versus an estimated 13.3 percent of the population. According to this data set, then, Asians and black Americans are overrepresented among mass shooters by about the same proportion (a bit more than one-fourth) that whites are underrepresented. This means the population rate of mass shootings by whites (at least according to the tiny sample measured in the MoJo database) is 0.021 per 100,000 people, while the corresponding rate of mass shootings by blacks is 1.7 times higher, at 0.037.
This disparity, which could be thought of as the statistical non-whiteness of mass shootings, is much smaller in magnitude than the one for killings nationwide. Overall murder rates among black Americans are 6.3 times higher than they are for whites, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The same report suggests white offenders made up just 45.3 percent of everyone who committed homicides between 1980 and 2008. In other words, white Americans may be somewhat underrepresented among mass shooters, but they're even more underrepresented among all killers. In that limited sense, it would be fair to say that whites are responsible for more public massacres than you might expect. Does that mean their whiteness is a factor in these crimes?
It's possible'--but given all the numbers above, I think it makes more sense to ask why those classified as non-white might be disproportionately represented among killers, from mass shooters down the line. The answer there would seem to have everything to do with privilege. Structural inequalities related to education, employment, housing, and health care, along with de facto segregation and a history of discrimination and bias, create conditions under which black Americans in particular are more likely to be both the perpetrators and the victims of this violence. More than half of those committing homicides in the BJS data set are black, and close to half of the victims of those homicides are black. These statistics show us that in a global sense, a lack of privilege contributes to killing and that white privilege kills, at least in part, through the reciprocal cost it imposes on to other groups.
Here's another way of looking at it: Instead of asking why so many mass shooters are white, we could ask what it is about mass shootings that differentiates them, even to a small extent, from the broader trend of racial inequalities in murder rates. Why might the huge disparities that we see in homicides, born of systematic disadvantage, be diminished (though not reversed) in our most extreme episodes of violence?
These statistics show us that in a global sense, a lack of privilege contributes to killing.
Two years ago, University of Alabama criminologist Adam Lankford took a closer look at these and related questions. His research started from the common claim that ''mass murders and mass shooters are different from most criminals in the United States, because they are almost always white.'' After rooting through the scholarly literature, Lankford says he could not find a single empirical study of the race and ethnicity of mass murderers. To make up for this gap, he analyzed a database of mass killings from the years 2006 to 2012 compiled by USA Today. Then he compared the race and ethnicity of the 308 killers in that database to those of 87,000 other U.S. killers, using data from the FBI.
The USA Today data set Lankford relied on differed from the Mother Jones collection in key ways. Most significantly, Mother Jones defined ''mass shootings'' as only those that took place in public settings. USA Today went with a broader definition of ''mass killings,'' including any with four or more victims. Public massacres like the one in Las Vegas represent just one-sixth of this larger data set. (The Mother Jones data doesn't include, for instance, killings that unfold in a private home with members of the killer's family as the victims.) With that said, Lankford found that the USA Today data showed there was no difference between the whiteness of mass murderers and of murderers overall. (Whites made up 37.9 percent and 36.5 percent of those groups, respectively.) Black Americans committed a slightly lower percentage of mass murders than other murders, and those described as Asian committed a somewhat higher percentage of mass murders. Taken as a whole, he concluded that there is ''a clear discrepancy between the popular assumptions about mass murderers in the United States and the evidence-based reality.''
But Lankford found some nuance in the data, particularly when it came to the most horrific massacres. According to the study, white and Asian mass murderers perpetrated crimes with more victims, on average, and they were more likely to carry out those crimes in public places. Nearly one-fourth of the white mass murderers and one-fifth of the Asians in the group engaged in public killings. Among the black mass murderers, this proportion was just 6 percent. Lankford suggests the relative whiteness of public killings, in particular, could indeed result from structural advantage and ''aggrieved entitlement.'' At the same time, he says, those public crimes get far more media coverage than any others'--a factor that might reinforce the false belief that mass murder is a mostly white phenomenon.
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All of that is a very long way of saying the data don't support the whites-are-overrepresented-among-mass-shooters meme. On the other hand, they do back up the notion that these killers are nearly always men. In the Mother Jones database, 97 percent of the listed killers are men; in the one from USA Today, that number is 94 percent.
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This is not a phenomenon that's unique to mass shootings'--most killers of all types are men. It's a huge, overall effect: According to the BJS statistics, men committed 90 percent of all homicides between 1980 and 2008, as well as 92 percent of those involving guns. While it may be true that men are even more overrepresented among mass shooters and mass killers than they are among ''normal'' killers, blaming those differences'--slivers of the data, really, between 90, 92, and 94 percent'--it seems wrong to blame mass killings in particular on toxic masculinity. That's because male rage can be deadly at any time or any place, and at every level of analysis.
The whites-are-overrepresented-among-mass-shooters meme does serve a useful purpose in that it helps displace another myth about mass shootings: that they're most often perpetrated by angry immigrants from travel-banned countries, and that nothing is more dangerous to America that the scourge of Islamic terrorism. By shifting focus from this hazy, overstated foreign threat to something clearly U.S.-made, the meme also calls attention to the tilted rhetoric that surrounds such killings. It forces us to grapple with the biased language of ''lone wolves'' and who, exactly, gets to be a ''terrorist.'' It also makes us notice the opportunist invocation (or disregard) of mental illness, and it casts a light on our desperate need to find a motive for acts of utter evil. These are worthy ends, but we shouldn't have to build another myth to reach them.
How America has silently accepted the rage of white men (Opinion)
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:08
Editor's Note: (Naaz Modan is a content editor for Muslim Girl, a publication focused on Muslim women's issues and empowerment. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. )
(CNN) In the wake of one of the worst massacres in modern American history, our government's highest leaders will be silent about why things like this keep happening. "Warmest condolences" will be tweeted to families of those who lost their lives, minutes of mourning will pass and murmurs of mental health issues and lone-wolf actors will taper into silence. Taming homegrown terror and tightening gun control will be dismissed as inappropriate or unnecessary politicizing of a tragedy and quickly become secondary to more pressing issues on the administration's agenda. America has been here before.
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In fact, America has been here 273 times in 2017 alone, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which compiles deaths and injuries from shooting incidents and defines a mass shooting as any incident where four or more people are wounded or killed. According to their tally, there have also been 11,698 deaths as a result of gun violence so far this year. Between 2001 and 2014, 440,095 deaths by firearms occurred on US soil, while deaths by terrorism during those years numbered 3,412. Today, America faces approximately one mass shooting per day on average.
Mass shootings are a violent epidemic that have been met with fatal passivity for far too long. If mass shootings were perpetrated mostly by brown bodies, this would quickly be reframed and reformed as an immigration issue. If thousands died at the hands of black men, it would be used to excuse police brutality, minimize the Black Lives Matter movement and exacerbate the "raging black man" stereotype. If mass shooters identified as Muslim, it would quickly become terrorism and catalyze defense and security expenditures.
But this is a white man's problem. According to an analysis by Mother Jones, out of 62 cases between 1982 and 2012 (a time period that would not include the actions of Dylann Roof or Stephen Paddock, among others), 44 of the killers were white men and only one was a woman. Since 1982, mass shootings in the United States have been committed by white men who are often labeled "lone wolves" or "psychologically impaired." As a result, the government that would otherwise be mobilizing its institutions to bring about reform remains a stalwart of the Second Amendment and mass shootings' greatest ally. An over-affinity for guns among white men, dangerous against any other backdrop, gets defended as patriotism by many conservatives or even as white pride by those on the alt-right.
In fact, according to a 2014 poll conducted by Fox News, nearly seven in 10 Republicans believed that gun ownership is patriotic. If espoused by other groups, this sentiment and this number might be considered threatening. Instead, it is welcomed in a way that many believe gives tacit encouragement to potential mass shooters.
Make no mistake: this is war culture that has dressed up as Uncle Sam and embedded itself into the American psyche. Any other path -- let's say, for example, abortion or foreign-born terror -- that led to the destruction of life on this level would be attacked as violently opposed to American values. But because this culture is embraced by the race and party that controls the government, it continues to be celebrated and defended in the spirit of love of country.
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YouTube alters search algorithm over fake Las Vegas conspiracy videos | US news | The Guardian
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:55
Days after 58 people were killed by a gunman in Las Vegas videos claiming the shooting was a conspiracy appeared on YouTube, earning millions of views. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters
YouTube has made changes to its algorithms after it was strongly condemned for promoting offensive and false conspiracy theory videos about the Las Vegas shooting.
The move to shift the way it delivers search results contradicts YouTube's earlier statements defending its performance during breaking news.
After a gunman inside the Mandalay Bay hotel fired on a music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more, videos claiming that the shooting was a hoax and a ''false flag'' spread like wildfire on YouTube, earning millions of views.
A ''Las Vegas shooting'' search on the Google-owned platform led users to numerous videos questioning whether the government was lying about the basic facts of the tragedy and suggesting victims could be ''actors''.
On Wednesday, a YouTube spokesperson insisted the site was highlighting reputable videos and said conspiracy videos the Guardian discovered on its search page did not violate its standards. But less than 24 hours later the company altered its position, implementing changes to its platform in a direct effort to better promote reputable sources.
A YouTube source confirmed on Thursday that the company tweaked its search algorithms late on Wednesday night, hours after survivors and victims' relatives criticised the company for prominently featuring videos with hoax claims. YouTube had been working on this change for months and decided to push it out early this week, the source said. It is unclear how the new algorithm functions or whether it is effective in downgrading falsified accounts of the attack.
YouTube declined to answer questions about the changes, which were first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
YouTube's initial statements, followed by its readjusted algorithms, speak to the broader ethical challenges technology companies face regarding their role in providing major platforms for fake news and propaganda. Facebook and Google were both caught promoting rightwing blogs and conspiracy sites hours after the Las Vegas shooting, forcing the corporations to admit that they had made mistakes in spreading misinformation about the identity of the shooter.
Silicon Valley has faced heightened scrutiny over the last year for allowing political propaganda and fake news to reach wide audiences, possibly playing a part in Russia's efforts to interfere with the US presidential election.
Conspiracy theorists regularly spread unsubstantiated ''false flag'' conspiracy theories after mass shootings in the US, sometimes leading to real-world harassment and bullying of victims and survivors. But some fear that YouTube and other social media sites have amplified the problem by connecting people who believe tragedies are staged and actively presenting them with similar content that confirms their suspicions.
A ''Las Vegas shooting'' search on Thursday, after the algorithmic change had taken place, produced substantially more reputable videos, mostly from mainstream news sources. One conspiracy video still featured prominently, however, along with a warning from the creator of the clip that YouTube was trying to censor it. It later disappeared.
Beyond the search page, it was unclear if any conspiracy videos had been taken down altogether; at least some short films that argued the shooting may not have happened at all remained active on YouTube, rapidly garnering hundreds of thousands of views. Next to these videos, YouTube also continued to promote related content with blatant propaganda and false news.
That included: ''CNN Crisis Actor Caught Red Handed'' (450,000 views), ''Government Staged Las Vegas Mass Shooting'' (300,000 views) and ''Las Vegas Shooter At Mandalay Bay Hotel Part Of FBI Undercover Sting Operation'' (400,000 views).
Stephen Melanson, whose wife and daughter were both shot in the attack, told the Guardian earlier he believed YouTube should remove footage suggesting the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history wasn't real.
''When I see my wife fighting for her life with a gunshot wound to her chest, and my daughter was also shot, it's pretty conclusive evidence that it did happen.''
M5M IS HELPING GOV GAIN CONTROL OF SILICON VALLEY-911 EVENT-Las Vegas survivors furious as YouTube promotes clips calling shooting a hoax | US news | The Guardian
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:58
YouTube said the video shown above did not violate its standards. Photograph: YouTube
YouTube is promoting conspiracy theory videos claiming that the Las Vegas mass shooting was a hoax, outraging survivors and victims' families, in the latest case of tech companies spreading offensive propaganda.
It's only been days since a gunman inside the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire on a music festival, killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500. But videos questioning whether the shooting really happened and claiming that the government has lied about basic facts have already garnered millions of views on YouTube and are continuing to run rampant.
It appears YouTube is actively helping these videos reach wide audiences. Searching for ''Las Vegas shooting videos'' immediately leads to a wide range of viral videos suggesting that law enforcement and others have purposefully deceived the public. Some label the tragedy a ''false flag'', a term conspiracy theorists typically use to refer to mass shootings they say are staged by the government to advance gun control.
Stephen Melanson, whose wife and daughter were both shot in the attack, told the Guardian he believed YouTube should take down videos suggesting the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history had been faked.
''When I see my wife fighting for her life with a gunshot wound to her chest, and my daughter was also shot, it's pretty conclusive evidence that it did happen,'' said Melanson, whose wife, two daughters and two friends escaped alive from the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday night. ''My daughter texted me '... 'There is a shooting right in front of us' and another text said, 'Mom is shot.'''
One video on the first page of results on the Google-owned video platform Wednesday morning was called Las Vegas 'Shooting' '... Did It Actually Happen? and questioned whether the attack was ''fake'' and if victims were ''actors''. It had more than 250,000 views after one day on the site.
YouTube told the Guardian that this footage and other specific conspiracy videos that appeared after a generic search did not violate its standards.
Complaints about YouTube enabling fake news follow reports that within hours of the tragedy, both Facebook and Google were actively promoting rightwing blogs and conspiracy sites, some misidentifying the shooter and claiming he was a Democrat who opposed Donald Trump. The proliferation of politicized propaganda comes as Silicon Valley corporations are facing increased scrutiny over their role in allowing false news to reach millions on their platforms, possibly assisting Russia's efforts to interfere in US politics.
Conspiracy theories about mass shootings are nothing new in America, but some fear YouTube's popularity and algorithms are exacerbating the problem. In addition to automatically suggesting Las Vegas conspiracy footage to people with basic search requests, YouTube has promoted a wide variety of fake related content to people who watch a single propaganda video.
That means for some, YouTube is not suggesting reputable media sources and instead is exposing them to dozens of videos painting a picture of a vast conspiracy.
A scroll through YouTube results brought up a number of clips featuring conspiracy theories. Photograph: YouTubeAfter the Guardian watched one questionable video highlighted on the main Las Vegas shooting search page (from a gun rights advocate suggesting the facts didn't add up), YouTube promoted: ''Government Staged Las Vegas Mass Shooting'' (215,000 views), ''PROOF: MEDIA & LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE LYING ABOUT THE VEGAS SHOOTING'' (660,000 views) and ''PROOF Las Vegas shooting FALSE FLAG hoax'' (70,000 views). The site automatically played a ''Las Vegas HOAX Exposed'' video (150,000 views).
YouTube declined to comment on whether it has since removed footage, and it's unclear if the site has taken any measures to slow the spread of Las Vegas fake news.
''It's not a conspiracy. It's not a joke. It did happen. I was there,'' said Krista Metz, a witness and survivor who said she was standing close to the stage when the gunshots began. The 45-year-old California woman and her cousin were nearly trampled and ended up running for miles to escape, she said. ''We literally thought we were going to die.''
Metz said she was frustrated with wild speculation online and in traditional news coverage: ''People are so crazy with their social media. They'll believe everything they read '... It's horrible.''
Even if YouTube and other sites remove the content, many have already viewed the videos '' and many more will continue to publish similar messages, Metz noted. ''There are so many people that post so many random things. How could they monitor it?''
''I just want the facts,'' she added.
YouTube released a short statement touting its ability to promote ''thousands of news publishers that present a variety of viewpoints'', adding, ''When a major news event happens, these sources are presented on the YouTube homepage under 'Breaking News' and featured in search results, with the label 'Top News'.''
''False flag'' claims online can have devastating consequences for shooting survivors and families. The outspoken father of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting has faced frequent harassment and death threats from conspiracy theorists who believe the massacre was faked. One hoaxer who targeted him was recently sentenced to prison.
A woman who was badly injured in the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado also faced vicious online attacks and harassment, with critics trying to hack into her email account and accusing her of being a pawn in a gun control conspiracy.
Melanson '' whose family was rescued by a retired firefighter and whose wife remains in the hospital following a second surgery '' said he feared the propaganda on YouTube could impede law enforcement: ''It's hindering the investigation. They are creating false information that the authorities will still have to investigate. It really slows down the process.''
The videos also hurt victims and survivors already struggling to cope with trauma, he added: ''It's not fair to all the family members who have been going through this.''
Contact the author: Sam.Levin@theguardian.com
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Production Company"Project Runway: Finale Part 1 (#8.13)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Cop Out (#1.12)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: We're in a New York State of Mind (#8.12)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Celebrating in Style (#1.11)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: A Look in the Line (#8.11)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: We Love a Parade (#1.10)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: There's a Pattern Here (#8.10)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Designer Overboard (#1.9)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Race to the Finish (#8.9)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Through Thick and Thin (#1.8)" (2010) ... Production CompanyDirty Girl (2010) ... Production Company (presents)Submarine (2010) ... Production Company (presents)"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Bottled Up (#1.7)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: What's Mine Is Yours (#8.7)" (2010) ... Production CompanyThe King's Speech (2010) ... Production Company (presents)Miral (2010) ... Production Company (presents)"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Bachelorette Beauty Queen (#1.6)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: You Can Totally Wear That Again (#8.6)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Wedding Knots (#1.5)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: There IS an 'I' in Team (#8.5)" (2010) ... Production CompanyPiranha 3D (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Brickfest Beauties (#1.4)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Hats Off to You (#8.4)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: A Rough Day on the Runway (#8.8)" (2010) ... Production Company"On the Road with Austin & Santino: Got Antlers? (#1.3)" (2010) ... 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Production Company"Project Runway: The Elements of Fashion (#7.8)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Hard Wear (#7.7)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: A Little Bit of Fashion (#7.6)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Run for Cover (#7.5)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Design Your Heart Out (#7.4)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: The Hi's and Low's of Fashion (#7.3)" (2010) ... Production CompanyThe Company Men (2010) ... Production Company (presents)"Project Runway: The Fashion Farm (#7.2)" (2010) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Back to New York (#7.1)" (2010) ... Production CompanyNine (2009) ... Production Company (presents)"Project Runway: Finale Part 2 (#6.14)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Finale Part 1 (#6.13)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: The Art of Fashion (#6.12)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Best of the Best (#6.11)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Around the World in Two Days (#6.10)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Sequins, Feathers and Fur, Oh My! (#6.9)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: A Fashionable New Beginning (#6.8)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: The Sky's the Limit (#6.7)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Lights, Camera, Sew! (#6.6)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Fashion Headliners (#6.5)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: What a Woman Wants (#6.4)" (2009) ... Production CompanyCapitalism: A Love Story (2009) ... Production Company (in association with)"Project Runway: Rumble on the Runway (#6.3)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: We Expect Fashion (#6.2)" (2009) ... Production Company"Models of the Runway: Off the Runway (#1.1)" (2009) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Welcome to Los Angeles! (#6.1)" (2009) ... Production CompanyProject Runway: All-Star Challenge (2009) (TV) ... Production CompanyInglourious Basterds (2009) ... Production Company (presents)"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: The Big Bonanza (#1.1)" (2009) ... Production CompanyCrossing Over (2009) ... Production Company (presents)Fanboys (2009) ... Production Company (presents)Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' (2009) (V) ... Production Company (presents)The Reader (2008) ... Production Company (presents)The Nutty Professor (2008) (V) ... Production CompanyKillshot (2008) ... Production Company (presents)The Meerkats (2008) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Rock n' Runway (#5.11)" (2008) ... Production CompanyThe Flight Before Christmas (2008) ... Production CompanyIgor (2008) ... Production Company (uncredited)The Brothers Bloom (2008) ... Production CompanyZack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) ... Production Company (presents)Behind the Scenes of Legacy (2008) (V) ... Production CompanyBoston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008) (V) ... 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Production Company"Project Runway: Flower Power (#2.9)" (2006) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Inspiration (#2.8)" (2006) ... Production Company"Project Runway: On Thin Ice (#2.7)" (2006) ... Production Company"Project Catwalk" (2006) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Window Shopping (#2.6)" (2006) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Social Scene (#2.5)" (2006) ... Production CompanyBack to the Well: 'Clerks II' (2006) (V) ... Production Company (presents) (as The Weinstein Co.)Creating the Fear: Making of 'Pulse' (2006) (V) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Team Lingerie (#2.4)" (2005) ... Production CompanyHoodwinked! (2005) ... Production Company (presents)"Project Runway: All Dolled Up (#2.3)" (2005) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Clothes Off Your Back (#2.2)" (2005) ... Production Company"Project Runway: Road to Runway (#2.1)" (2005) ... Production CompanyMrs Henderson Presents (2005) ... Production Company (in association with)The Brothers Grimm (2005) ... Production Company (uncredited)"Project Runway" (2004) ... Production Company (2005-)The Libertine (2004) ... Production Company (presents)Hellraiser (????) ... Production CompanyKill Bill: Vol. 3 (????) ... Production CompanyKnight Rider (????) ... Production CompanyOmerta (????) (TV) ... Production Company"Race with Jay Z" (????) ... Production CompanyRichard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? (????) ... Production CompanyShakespeare in Love 2 (????) ... Production CompanyUntitled Edgardo Mortara Project (????) ... Production Company"Yellowstone" (????) ... Production CompanyFilmography as: Production Company, Distributor, Miscellaneous Company
Distributor - filmography
Untitled Manson Family Project (2019) ... Distributor (2019) (USA) (theatrical)Mary Magdalene (2018) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (theatrical)Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) ... Distributor (2018) (USA) (theatrical)Hotel Mumbai (2018) ... Distributor (2017) (UK) (theatrical), Distributor (2016) (USA) (all media)"Les Miserables" (2018) ... Distributor (????) (USA) (TV)"Spy Kids: Mission Critical" (2018) ... Distributor (2018) (worldwide) (all media)The Current War (2017) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (theatrical)The Upside (2017) ... Distributor (????) (USA) (theatrical)Tulip Fever (2017) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (theatrical)The Man with the Iron Heart (2017) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)Game (2017/I) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (all media)Amityville: The Awakening (2017) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (theatrical)Wind River (2017) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (theatrical)"Six" (2017) ... Distributor (2016) (worldwide) (TV)Gold (2016/I) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (all media)The Founder (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)Leap! (2016) ... Distributor (2017) (USA) (theatrical)Lion (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)Wild Oats (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)The Neighbor (2016/II) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (all media)Hands of Stone (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (all media)"Doctor Thorne" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (all media)"Trapped: Episode #1.10" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)"Trapped: Episode #1.9" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)"Trapped: Episode #1.8" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)"Trapped: Episode #1.7" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)"Trapped: Episode #1.6" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)"Trapped: Episode #1.5" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)Sing Street (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)"Trapped: Episode #1.4" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)"Trapped: Episode #1.3" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)"Trapped: Episode #1.2" (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)21 Years: Quentin Tarantino (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (all media)The Guardian Brothers (2016) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical) (English dubbed version)Jane Got a Gun (2015) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)The Hateful Eight (2015) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)Burnt (2015/I) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)"Trapped: Episode #1.1" (2015) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (TV)3 Generations (2015) ... Distributor (2015) (UK) (all media), Distributor (2015) (USA) (all media)No Escape (2015/I) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)Southpaw (2015) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)Macbeth (2015) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)The Little Prince (2015/I) ... Distributor (2015) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2015) (New Zealand) (theatrical), Distributor (2015) (UK) (theatrical)Carol (2015) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2016) (USA) (DVD), Distributor (2016) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)Woman in Gold (2015) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)The Eichmann Show (2015) (TV) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (all media)Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015) (TV) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (DVD)Big Eyes (2014/I) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Clown (2014) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)St. Vincent (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)The Imitation Game (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)The Giver (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime (2014) ... Distributor (2016) (USA) (theatrical)The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Grace of Monaco (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Vampire Academy (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)The Nut Job (2014/I) ... Distributor (2014) (Non-USA) (all media)Yves Saint Laurent (2014) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)The Magic Snowflake (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (Canada) (theatrical), Distributor (2014) (USA) (all media)Saving Santa (2013) (V) ... Distributor (2013) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2013) (UK) (theatrical), Distributor (2013) (USA) (video)12-12-12 (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)August: Osage County (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)One Chance (2013) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Begin Again (2013/II) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2014) (USA) (DVD)The Railway Man (2013) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Salinger (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Philomena (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Tracks (2013/I) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013/I) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Snowpiercer (2013) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Underdogs (2013) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Man of Tai Chi (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (all media) (as TWC)The Immigrant (2013) ... Distributor (2014) (USA) (theatrical)Only God Forgives (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (all media)Scary Movie 5 (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Escape from Planet Earth (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2013) (worldwide) (theatrical)Cutie and the Boxer (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Fruitvale Station (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)The Grandmaster (2013) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled), Distributor (2014) (Australia) (theatrical) (rights), Distributor (2014) (UK) (theatrical) (rights)Leo the Lion (2013) (V) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (all media)On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (all media)Django Unchained (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical) (all media)Populaire (2012) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)Unfinished Song (2012) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Quartet (2012) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical)Silver Linings Playbook (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)The Master (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)Haute Cuisine (2012) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)Erased (2012) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (all media)Kon-Tiki (2012) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (English version)The Oath of Tobruk (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)Paul McCartney: My Valentine (2012) (V) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)Killing Them Softly (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)Lawless (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)The Sapphires (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)The Players (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)Bachelorette (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)Lay the Favorite (2012) ... Distributor (2012) (worldwide) (theatrical)The Iron Lady (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)A Gang Story (2011) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)My Week with Marilyn (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)The Intouchables (2011) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical) (limited) (subtitled)War of the Buttons (2011) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Eva (2011/I) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)Butter (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Apollo 18 (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)W.E. (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Zombie Diaries 2 (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (all media)This Must Be the Place (2011) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical)The Artist (2011/I) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2012) (USA) (DVD)Dragon (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Bully (2011/I) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Undefeated (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Coriolanus (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Our Idiot Brother (2011) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)The Details (2011) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (worldwide) (all media)Little Gobie (2010) ... Distributor (2010) (Canada) (all media), Distributor (2010) (USA) (all media)Santa's Apprentice (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2010) (Canada) (all media), Distributor (2010) (UK) (all media), Distributor (2010) (USA) (all media)All Good Things (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (Non-USA) (all media)Sarah's Key (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Dirty Girl (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (France) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (New Zealand) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (South Africa) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (UK) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Submarine (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (Canada) (theatrical), Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)The King's Speech (2010) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (theatrical)Reign of Assassins (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2010) (Canada) (all media), Distributor (2010) (South Africa) (all media), Distributor (2010) (USA) (all media)Miral (2010) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (theatrical)Shanghai (2010) ... Distributor (2015) (USA) (theatrical)Hey Watch This (2010) (V) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (all media)6 Souls (2010) ... Distributor (2011) (USA) (theatrical)Blue Valentine (2010) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (theatrical)The Tillman Story (2010) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (theatrical)The Company Men (2010) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (theatrical)Easy Money (2010) ... Distributor (2012) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)Nine (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (as TWC)Nowhere Boy (2009) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2009) (Argentina) (all media)The Janky Promoters (2009) ... DistributorThe Concert (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)The Rebound (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (theatrical)A Single Man (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (all media) (presents), Distributor (2009) (USA) (theatrical)Youth in Revolt (2009) ... DistributorHalloween II (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (all media)Steppin: The Movie (2009) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)The Tournament (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Inglourious Basterds (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (theatrical)4 Fanboys & 1 Fangirl (2009) (V) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Vampire Killers (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)The Steam Experiment (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (all media)Crossing Over (2009) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (theatrical)Money Shots (2009) (V) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' (2009) (V) ... Distributor (2009) (worldwide) (DVD), Distributor (2009) (worldwide) (all media)Unstable Fables: The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)The Reader (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (worldwide) (DVD)The Meerkats (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (worldwide) (all media)Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)The Flight Before Christmas (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs Hare - The Voices of Tortoise vs Hare (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Behind the Scenes of Legacy (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Eden Lake (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Make It Happen (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)Dorothy Mills (2008) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Toxic (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)Legacy (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)Martyrs (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)Deader Living Through Chemistry (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Vice (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)I'm Not There: The Making of I'm Not There (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (Brazil) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (France) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (Spain) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Under the Knife & Behind the Camera: The Making of Awake (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby - The Voices of 3 Pigs and a Baby (2008) (V) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Rambo (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Hell Ride (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (non-USA) (theatrical)Dante 01 (2008) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Run for Your Life (2008/III) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Solstice (2008/II) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)The Great Debaters (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Awake (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)The Mist (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Boy s tenyu II. Revansh (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (New Zealand) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2009) (USA) (all media)The Three Robbers (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)Closing the Ring (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Death Defying Acts (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Walk All Over Me (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)The Girl in the Park (2007) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Boy A (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)Diary of the Dead (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)El rey de la monta±a (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Captain Mike Across America (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Joy Division (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)I'm Not There. (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)The Hunting Party (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Automavison - Det nye regels...t (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)My Enemy's Enemy (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)The Nanny Diaries (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)The Killing Gene (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Save It (2007) ... Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Under the Same Moon (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Storm Warning (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Who's Your Caddy? (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Invisible Target (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2007) (South Africa) (theatrical), Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Children of Wax (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Factory Girl: The Making of Factory Girl (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)The Real Edie (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Cassandra's Dream (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (New Zealand) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Allan Starski: Designing Horror and Elegance of 'Hannibal Rising' (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Inside (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Persepolis (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (Australia) (theatrical)The Band's Visit (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (China) (theatrical)Sicko (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Broken (2007/I) ... DistributorControl (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (Canada) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)My Blueberry Nights (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Breaking and Entering: Lie. Cheat. Steal. Love. The Making of Breaking and Entering (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Factory Girl: Factory Girl on the Red Carpet (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Live! (2007) ... DistributorThe Rebel (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (Australia) (DVD), Distributor (2007) (Australia) (video), Distributor (2007) (Canada) (all media), Distributor (2007) (New Zealand) (DVD), Distributor (2007) (New Zealand) (video), Distributor (2007) (UK) (DVD), Distributor (2007) (UK) (video), Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD), Distributor (2007) (USA) (video)The Hammer (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)The Last Legion (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Kill Buljo: The Movie (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (Australia) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (UK) (theatrical), Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)Elvis and Anabelle (2007) ... Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)Hannibal Rising (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Prey (2007/I) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Dedication (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD) (as The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment)Grace Is Gone (2007) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Teeth (2007/I) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Lasershot (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Arthur and the Invisibles: Quest for Love by Jewel (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (video)Hannibal Lecter: The Origin of Evil (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Journey Into the Unknown (2007) (V) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)The Trick or Treaters (2007) ... Distributor (2013) (USA) (all media)Factory Girl (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Wolfhound (2006) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (theatrical)Black Christmas (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (all media)The Ex (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Miss Potter (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Unknown (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical)The Zombie Diaries (2006) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Automaton Transfusion (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)The Besieged Fortress (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Nightmare Detective (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (UK) (theatrical), Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Train Wreck! (2006) (V) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (all media)Fatal Contact (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (VHS)Shut Up & Sing (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical)Breaking and Entering (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (all media)My Best Friend (2006/I) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD)Out of the Blue (2006/I) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Black Sheep (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Private Fears in Public Places (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)No Mercy for the Rude (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)Pulse (2006/I) ... Distributor (2006) (worldwide) (all media)Like Minds (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical)Dragon Tiger Gate (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical)Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Shark Bait (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Capturing 'The Libertine' (2006) (V) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Piccolo, Saxo et compagnie (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Love Asia (2006) (TV) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Days of Glory (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled), Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)The City of Violence (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)The Exterminating Angels (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Wasted (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)Scary Movie 4 (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (all media)Chronicle of an Escape (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical)The Making of 'Derailed' (2006) (V) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Finale: Part 2 (#2.14)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Finale: Part 1 (#2.13)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006) ... Distributor (2008) (USA) (all media)"Project Runway: Reunion (#2.12)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Doogal (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical)Lucky Number Slevin (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD), Distributor (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)Matthew Barney: No Restraint (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical), Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: What's Your Line (#2.11)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Snow Cake (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (theatrical)"Project Runway: Makeover (#2.10)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Flower Power (#2.9)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Inspiration (#2.8)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: On Thin Ice (#2.7)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)The Making of 'Wolf Creek' (2006) (V) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Window Shopping (#2.6)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Social Scene (#2.5)" (2006) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' (2006) (V) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD), Distributor (2007) (worldwide) (DVD)Come Early Morning (2006) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Creating the Fear: Making of 'Pulse' (2006) (V) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)True True Lie (2006) ... Distributor (2008) (worldwide) (all media), Distributor (2009) (worldwide) (all media)"Project Runway: Team Lingerie (#2.4)" (2005) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Hoodwinked! (2005) ... Distributor (2005) (USA) (theatrical)Lassie (2005) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: All Dolled Up (#2.3)" (2005) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Clothes Off Your Back (#2.2)" (2005) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)"Project Runway: Road to Runway (#2.1)" (2005) ... Distributor (2006) (USA) (DVD)Lovewrecked (2005) ... Distributor (2007) (USA) (DVD)Derailed (2005/I) ... 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GARB THEM BY THE PUSSY-TV Journalist Says Harvey Weinstein Masturbated In Front Of Her | HuffPost
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:33
MEDIA 10/06/2017 09:02 pm ET Updated 11 hours ago
Harvey Weinstein once trapped a woman in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated, she says. The accusation comes a day after Weinstein was the subject of a bombshell New York Times report that revealed that he has settled at least eight sexual harassment claims.
The incident took place a decade ago, according to Lauren Sivan, who at the time was a news anchor on a local cable channel in New York, Long Island 12. She says the experience left her shocked, and that while she told friends privately what happened, she remained quiet because she was in a long-term relationship and fearful of the power that Weinstein wielded in the media.
Sivan told HuffPost about the incident with Weinstein in an on-record interview. A list of detailed questions was emailed to a Weinstein Company publicist. While the publicist acknowledged receiving the questions, multiple attempts to get a response were unsuccessful. In a text message, Lisa Bloom, Weinstein's attorney, said Weinstein was not available for an interview.
The night of the incident started with Sivan meeting Weinstein and others at Cipriani, a well-known Italian restaurant in Manhattan. She later rode with him and others to Socialista, a Cuban-themed club and restaurant in which Weinstein and Giuseppe Cipriani, who was then the head of the Cipriani restaurant empire, were investors. Sivan noted to HuffPost that Weinstein's car was ''stocked full of cases of Diet Coke,'' which she said she found to be odd. In a 2001 profile of Weinstein in New York Magazine, journalist David Carr noted that while sitting at a table, Weinstein had ''three Diet Cokes on standby in front of him.''
A spokeswoman for Cipriani confirmed that he and Weinstein have been friends for many years but declined to comment further.
HuffPost spoke to a friend of Sivan's who was with her that night who corroborated details of Sivan's story prior to and after the incident in the restaurant hallway, and shared additional details about that evening. Sivan's friend spoke to HuffPost on the condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized by her employer to speak to members of the press about any topic.
Sivan recalled that, while at the club, Weinstein asked her to join him on a tour of its restaurant, Cafe Socialista. Sivan said she reluctantly agreed and they went downstairs to the restaurant. Just before Sivan left, the friend told her that if she wasn't back in 10 minutes, she would come to check on her.
Once Sivan and Weinstein were downstairs they chatted and he showed her the cafe. He then took her to the kitchen (the restaurant was closed by that time), where a couple of staffers were cleaning up. The quiet in the kitchen struck Silvan as odd, but a story published in 2008 said that Cafe Socialista was closing down for a lack of business (while the club was to remain open), possibly explaining why the kitchen wasn't as populated.
Weinstein then dismissed the two staffers in the kitchen. According to multiple women who spoke to HuffPost on the condition of anonymity who said they had similar experiences with Weinstein, he has started out meetings or interactions with other people in the room and then dismissed them to be alone with women in order to make advances.
Once they left, Sivan says Weinstein leaned in and tried to kiss her. Sivan rejected that attempt and told him she had a long-term boyfriend. Weinstein then said to Sivan, ''Well, can you just stand there and shut up.''
At this point, Weinstein and Sivan were in a vestibule between the kitchen and bathrooms. The only way for Sivan to get away from Weinstein required her to get past him and go through the kitchen. Sivan says she was trapped by Weinstein's body and was intimidated.
Weinstein then proceeded to expose himself to Sivan and began to masturbate. Sivan said she was deeply shocked by Weinstein's behavior and was frozen and didn't know what to do or say. The incident in the vestibule didn't last long. Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his pants and they walked back into the kitchen.
By the time this occurred, Sivan's friend had grown concerned by how long Sivan was gone.
The friend began to go downstairs but was stopped by a security guard who told her she was not allowed. She says that she explained the 10-minute limit she gave to Sivan and said, '' Do you mean to tell me if she's in trouble down there, you're not going to let me in?'' The security guard agreed to let the friend down to the cafe.
Once she got downstairs, she met Sivan and Weinstein who were leaving the kitchen.
Sivan and her friend left just after the encounter, and both of them recalled Sivan discussing what had happened as soon as they left Socialista.
Sivan said Weinstein called her office the next day while she was at work. Sivan says Weinstein told her that he ''had a great time last night.'' Weinstein mentioned that he was going on a foreign trip and asked if Sivan wanted to get together when he got back. Sivan reminded him that she was in a relationship and says she quickly ended the call. She has not interacted with Weinstein since the incident in 2007.
The Weinstein Company announced Friday that Weinstein was going on an indefinite leave pending investigation of the sexual harassment claims by an independent law firm.
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Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades - The New York Times
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:22
An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O'Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements.
In a statement to The Times on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Weinstein said: ''I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I'm trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.''
He added that he was working with therapists and planning to take a leave of absence to ''deal with this issue head on.''
I am a 28 year old woman trying to make a living and a career. Harvey Weinstein is a 64 year old, world famous man and this is his company. The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10.
'-- From Lauren O'Connor's memoLisa Bloom, a lawyer advising Mr. Weinstein, said in a statement that ''he denies many of the accusations as patently false.'' In comments to The Times earlier this week, Mr. Weinstein said that many claims in Ms. O'Connor's memo were ''off base'' and that they had parted on good terms.
Photo Some of Mr. Weinstein's films include, from left to right, ''Sex, Lies, and Videotape,'' ''Pulp Fiction'' and ''Good Will Hunting.'' He and his representatives declined to comment on any of the settlements, including providing information about who paid them. But Mr. Weinstein said that in addressing employee concerns about workplace issues, ''my motto is to keep the peace.''
Ms. Bloom, who has been advising Mr. Weinstein over the last year on gender and power dynamics, called him ''an old dinosaur learning new ways.'' She said she had ''explained to him that due to the power difference between a major studio head like him and most others in the industry, whatever his motives, some of his words and behaviors can be perceived as inappropriate, even intimidating.''
Though Ms. O'Connor had been writing only about a two-year period, her memo echoed other women's complaints. Mr. Weinstein required her to have casting discussions with aspiring actresses after they had private appointments in his hotel room, she said, her description matching those of other former employees. She suspected that she and other female Weinstein employees, she wrote, were being used to facilitate liaisons with ''vulnerable women who hope he will get them work.''
The allegations piled up even as Mr. Weinstein helped define popular culture. He has collected six best-picture Oscars and turned out a number of touchstones, from the films ''Sex, Lies, and Videotape,'' ''Pulp Fiction'' and ''Good Will Hunting'' to the television show ''Project Runway.'' In public, he presents himself as a liberal lion, a champion of women and a winner of not just artistic but humanitarian awards.
In 2015, the year Ms. O'Connor wrote her memo, his company distributed ''The Hunting Ground,'' a documentary about campus sexual assault. A longtime Democratic donor, he hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year, and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem's name. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, when Park City, Utah, held its version of nationwide women's marches, Mr. Weinstein joined the parade.
Photo Harvey Weinstein and Hillary Clinton in 2012. Mr. Weinstein held a fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton at his Manhattan home last year. Credit Larry Busacca/Getty Images ''From the outside, it seemed golden '-- the Oscars, the success, the remarkable cultural impact,'' said Mark Gill, former president of Miramax Los Angeles when the company was owned by Disney. ''But behind the scenes, it was a mess, and this was the biggest mess of all,'' he added, referring to Mr. Weinstein's treatment of women.
Dozens of Mr. Weinstein's former and current employees, from assistants to top executives, said they knew of inappropriate conduct while they worked for him. Only a handful said they ever confronted him.
Mr. Weinstein enforced a code of silence; employees of the Weinstein Company have contracts saying they will not criticize it or its leaders in a way that could harm its ''business reputation'' or ''any employee's personal reputation,'' a recent document shows. And most of the women accepting payouts agreed to confidentiality clauses prohibiting them from speaking about the deals or the events that led to them.
Charles Harder, a lawyer representing Mr. Weinstein, said it was not unusual to enter into settlements to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. He added, ''It's not evidence of anything.''
I am a professional and have tried to be professional. I am not treated that way however. I am sexualized and diminished.
'-- From Lauren O'Connor's memoAt Fox News, where the conservative icons Roger E. Ailes and Bill O'Reilly were accused of harassment, women have received payouts well into the millions of dollars. But most of the women involved in the Weinstein agreements collected between roughly $80,000 and $150,000, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
In the wake of Ms. O'Connor's 2015 memo, some Weinstein Company board members and executives, including Mr. Weinstein's brother and longtime partner, Bob, 62, were alarmed about the allegations, according to several people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. In the end, though, board members were assured there was no need to investigate. After reaching a settlement with Mr. Weinstein, Ms. O'Connor withdrew her complaint and thanked him for the career opportunity he had given her.
''The parties made peace very quickly,'' Ms. Bloom said.
Through her lawyer, Nicole Page, Ms. O'Connor declined to be interviewed. In the memo, she explained how unnerved she was by what she witnessed or encountered while a literary scout and production executive at the company. ''I am just starting out in my career, and have been and remain fearful about speaking up,'' Ms. O'Connor wrote. ''But remaining silent is causing me great distress.''
In speaking out about her hotel episode, Ms. Judd said in a recent interview, ''Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.''
A Common NarrativeMs. Nestor, a law and business school student, accepted Mr. Weinstein's breakfast invitation at the Peninsula because she did not want to miss an opportunity, she later told colleagues. After she arrived, he offered to help her career while boasting about a series of famous actresses he claimed to have slept with, according to accounts that colleagues compiled after hearing her story and then sent on to company executives.
''She said he was very persistent and focused though she kept saying no for over an hour,'' one internal document said. Ms. Nestor, who declined to comment for this article, refused his bargain, the records noted. ''She was disappointed that he met with her and did not seem to be interested in her r(C)sum(C) or skill set.'' The young woman chose not to report the episode to human resources personnel, but the allegations came to management's attention through other employees.
Across the years and continents, accounts of Mr. Weinstein's conduct share a common narrative: Women reported to a hotel for what they thought were work reasons, only to discover that Mr. Weinstein, who has been married for most of three decades, sometimes seemed to have different interests. His home base was New York, but his rolling headquarters were luxury hotels: the Peninsula Beverly Hills and the Savoy in London, the H´tel du Cap-Eden-Roc near the CannesFilm Festival in France and the Stein Eriksen Lodge near the Sundance Film Festival.
Photo The Peninsula Beverly Hills, a hotel where Mr. Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing women in the entertainment industry. Credit FG/Bauer-Griffin, via Getty Images Working for Mr. Weinstein could mean getting him out of bed in the morning and doing ''turndown duty'' late at night, preparing him for sleep. Like the colleague cited in Ms. O'Connor's memo, some junior employees required to perform those tasks said they were disturbing.
In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or middle 20s and hoping to get a toehold in the film industry, said he could switch course quickly '-- meetings and clipboards one moment, intimate comments the next. One woman advised a peer to wear a parka when summoned for duty as a layer of protection against unwelcome advances.
Laura Madden, a former employee who said Mr. Weinstein prodded her for massages at hotels in Dublin and London beginning in 1991, said he had a way of making anyone who objected feel like an outlier. ''It was so manipulative,'' she said in an interview. ''You constantly question yourself '-- am I the one who is the problem?''
DocumentThe New York Times received the following statement from Harvey Weinstein responding to allegations about his treatment of women in Hollywood.
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''I don't know anything about that,'' Mr. Weinstein said.
Most women who told The Times that they experienced misconduct by Mr. Weinstein had never met one another. They range in age from early 20s to late 40s and live in different cities. Some said they did not report the behavior because there were no witnesses and they feared retaliation by Mr. Weinstein. Others said they felt embarrassed. But most confided in co-workers.
Ms. Madden later told Karen Katz, a friend and colleague in the acquisitions department, about Mr. Weinstein's overtures, including a time she locked herself in the bathroom of his hotel room, sobbing. ''We were so young at the time,'' said Ms. Katz, now a documentary filmmaker. ''We did not understand how wrong it was or how Laura should deal with it.''
Others in the London office said the same. ''I was pretty disturbed and angry,'' said Sallie Hodges, another former employee, recalling the accounts she heard from colleagues. ''That's kind of the way things were.''
The human resources operation was considered weak in New York and worse in London, so some employees banded together in solidarity. ''If a female executive was asked to go to a meeting solo, she and a colleague would generally double up'' so as not to be alone with Mr. Weinstein, recalled Mr. Gill, the former president of Miramax Los Angeles.
Many women who worked with Mr. Weinstein said they never experienced sexual harassment or knew of anyone who did, and recalled him as a boss who gave them valuable opportunities at young ages. Some described long and satisfying careers with him, praising him as a mentor and advocate.
But in interviews, some of the former employees who said they had troubling experiences with Mr. Weinstein asked a common question: How could allegations repeating the same pattern '-- young women, a powerful male producer, even some of the same hotels '-- have accumulated for almost three decades?
''It wasn't a secret to the inner circle,'' said Kathy DeClesis, Bob Weinstein's assistant in the early 1990s. She supervised a young woman who left the company abruptly after an encounter with Harvey Weinstein and who later received a settlement, according to several former employees.
Speaking up could have been costly. A job with Mr. Weinstein was a privileged perch at the nexus of money, fame and art, and plenty of his former assistants have risen high in Hollywood. He could be charming and generous: gift baskets, flowers, personal or career help and cash. At the Cannes Film Festival, according to several former colleagues, he sometimes handed out thousands of dollars as impromptu bonuses.
Mr. Weinstein was a volcanic personality, though, given to fits of rage and personal lashings of male and female employees alike. When a female guest of his had to wait for a hotel room upgrade, he yelled that Ms. O'Connor would be better off marrying a ''fat, rich Jewish'' man because she was probably just good for ''being a wife'' and ''making babies,'' she wrote in her memo. (He added some expletives, she said.) His treatment of women was sometimes written off as just another form of toxicity, according to multiple former employees.
In the fall of 1998, a 25-year-old London assistant named Zelda Perkins confronted Mr. Weinstein. According to former colleagues, she and several co-workers had been regularly subjected to inappropriate requests or comments in hotel rooms, and she was particularly concerned about the treatment of another woman in the office. She told Mr. Weinstein that he had to stop, according to the former colleagues, and that she would go public or initiate legal action unless he changed his behavior.
Steve Hutensky, one of Miramax's entertainment lawyers, was dispatched to London to negotiate a settlement with Ms. Perkins and her lawyer. He declined to comment for this article.
Ms. Perkins, now a theater producer in London, also declined to comment for this article, saying that she could not discuss her work at Miramax or whether she had entered into any agreements.
Months after the settlement, Mr. Weinstein triumphed at the Oscars, with ''Life Is Beautiful'' and ''Shakespeare in Love'' winning 10 awards. A few years later, Mr. Weinstein, who had produced a series of British-themed movies, was made a Commander of the British Empire, an honorary title just short of knighthood.
'Coercive Bargaining'For actors, a meeting with Mr. Weinstein could yield dazzling rewards: scripts, parts, award campaigns, magazine coverage, influence on lucrative endorsement deals. He knew how to blast small films to box office success, and deliver polished dramas like ''The King's Speech'' and popular attractions like the ''Scary Movie'' franchise. Mr. Weinstein's films helped define femininity, sex and romance, from Catherine Zeta-Jones in ''Chicago'' to Jennifer Lawrence in ''Silver Linings Playbook.''
Photo The actress Ashley Judd in the 1997 film ''Kiss the Girls.'' Ms. Judd said that Mr. Weinstein sexually harassed her two decades ago in his room at the Peninsula. Credit Paramount Pictures, via Photofest But movies were also his private leverage. When Mr. Weinstein invited Ms. Judd to breakfast in Beverly Hills, she had been shooting the thriller ''Kiss the Girls'' all night, but the meeting seemed too important to miss. After arriving at the hotel lobby, she was surprised to learn that they would be talking in his suite; she decided to order cereal, she said, so the food would come quickly and she could leave.
Mr. Weinstein soon issued invitation after invitation, she said. Could he give her a massage? When she refused, he suggested a shoulder rub. She rejected that too, she recalled. He steered her toward a closet, asking her to help pick out his clothing for the day, and then toward the bathroom. Would she watch him take a shower? she remembered him saying.
''I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,'' Ms. Judd said. ''It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.''
To get out of the room, she said, she quipped that if Mr. Weinstein wanted to touch her, she would first have to win an Oscar in one of his movies. She recalled feeling ''panicky, trapped,'' she said in the interview. ''There's a lot on the line, the cachet that came with Miramax.''
Not long afterward, she related what had happened to her mother, the singer Naomi Judd, who confirmed their conversation to a Times reporter. Years later, Ashley Judd appeared in two Weinstein films without incident, she said. In 2015, she shared an account of the episode in the hotel room with ''Variety'' without naming the man involved.
Photo In 1997, Mr. Weinstein reached a settlement with the actor Rose McGowan after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. She had just appeared in the movie ''Scream,'' above. Credit Dimension Films, via Photofest In 1997, Mr. Weinstein reached a previously undisclosed settlement with Rose McGowan, then a 23-year-old-actress, after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. The $100,000 settlement was ''not to be construed as an admission'' by Mr. Weinstein, but intended to ''avoid litigation and buy peace,'' according to the legal document, which was reviewed by The Times. Ms. McGowan had just appeared in the slasher film ''Scream'' and would later star in the television show ''Charmed.'' She declined to comment.
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Increased ScrutinyJust months before Ms. O'Connor wrote her memo, a young female employee quit after complaining of being forced to arrange what she believed to be assignations for Mr. Weinstein, according to two people familiar with her departure. The woman, who asked not to be identified to protect her privacy, said a nondisclosure agreement prevented her from commenting.
Soon, complaints about Mr. Weinstein's behavior prompted the board of his company to take notice.
In March 2015, Mr. Weinstein had invited Ambra Battilana, an Italian model and aspiring actress, to his TriBeCa office on a Friday evening to discuss her career. Within hours, she called the police. Ms. Battilana told them that Mr. Weinstein had grabbed her breasts after asking if they were real and put his hands up her skirt, the police report says.
The claims were taken up by the New York Police Department's Special Victims Squad and splashed across the pages of tabloids, along with reports that the woman had worked with investigators to secretly record a confession from Mr. Weinstein. The Manhattan district attorney's office later declined to bring charges.
But Mr. Weinstein made a payment to Ms. Battilana, according to people familiar with the settlement, speaking on the condition of anonymity about the confidential agreement.
The public nature of the episode concerned some executives and board members of the Weinstein Company. (Harvey and Bob Weinstein together own 42 percent of the privately held business.) When several board members pressed Mr. Weinstein about it, he insisted that the woman had set him up, colleagues recalled.
Ms. Battilana had testified in court proceedings against associates of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy who are accused of procuring women for alleged sex parties, and the Italian news media also reported that, years ago Ms. Battilana accused a septuagenarian boyfriend of sexual harassment, a complaint that was apparently dismissed. Ms. Battilana did not respond to requests for comment. Her lawyer, Mauro Rufini, could not be reached for comment.
After the episode, Lance Maerov, a board member, said he successfully pushed for a code of behavior for the company that included detailed language about sexual harassment.
Then Ms. O'Connor's memo hit, with page after page of detailed accusations. In describing the experiences of women at the company, including her own, she wrote, ''The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10.''
She was a valued employee '-- Mr. Weinstein described her as ''fantastic,'' ''a great person,'' ''a brilliant executive'' '-- so the complaint rattled top executives, including Bob Weinstein. When the board was notified of it by email, Mr. Maerov insisted that an outside lawyer determine whether the allegations were true, he said in an interview.
Photo Mr. Weinstein in 1999 with the winners of the best-picture Oscar for ''Shakespeare in Love.'' Credit Hector Mata/Agence France'--Presse But the inquiry never happened. Mr. Weinstein had reached a settlement with Ms. O'Connor, and there was no longer anything to investigate.
''Because this matter has been resolved and no further action is required, I withdraw my complaint,'' Ms. O'Connor wrote in an email to the head of human resources six days after sending her memo. She also wrote a letter to Mr. Weinstein thanking him for the opportunity to learn about the entertainment industry.
Rachel Abrams and William K. Rashbaum contributed reporting. Grace Ashford contributed research.
A version of this article appears in print on October 6, 2017, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Sexual Misconduct Claims Trail a Hollywood Mogul.
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Harvey Weinstein Harassment Claims Put Obamas, Clintons in Tough Spot | Hollywood Reporter
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:10
12:11 PM PDT 10/5/2017 by Jeremy Barr
Harvey Weinstein, over the last few decades, has exerted his significant influence over the world of Hollywood filmmaking and entertainment. But, as a reliable and consistent donor for Democratic politicians, his largesse and deep connections have also translated to the world of electoral politics.
The mogul was the subject of a New York Timesexpos(C) published on Thursday alleging that he "has reached at least eight settlements with women" over sexual harassment claims.
Weinstein told the paper that he was taking a leave of absence from his company in order to focus, in part, on his political goals. "I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I've decided that I'm going to give the NRA my full attention," Weinstein wrote in a statement to the paper.
He added: "I hope [NRA executive] Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I'm going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I'm making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party."
Weinstein was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton's recent presidential run and donated to her political campaigns about 10 times between 1999 and 2016, according to a review of campaign finance records.
Weinstein's donations to Clinton over the years total more than $20,000 and span from her successful campaign for U.S. Senate in New York in 2000 to her unsuccessful presidential campaigns of 2007 and 2016. He also donated to her husband's presidential campaigns in the 1990's.
More broadly, Weinstein has donated generously to Democratic political candidates, national party campaign committees and state Democratic Party operations over the last few decades. Last year, he also gave $10,000 to a political action committee associated with the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.
On Thursday, after the Times report came out, a spokesperson for Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich's re-election campaign told The Hollywood Reporter that a $5,400 donation from Weinstein in April has been given to a New Mexico non-profit organization that offers a 24-hour hotline for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The decision to do so was made "as soon as Senator Heinrich learned of these allegations," the campaign representative said.
Sen. Patrick Leahy has also given away a campaign donation from Weinstein, as have fellow Democratic Sens. Corey Booker and Elizabeth Warren.
Weinstein threw a fundraiser for Clinton in June 2016 at his home in Manhattan, co-hosted by several A-list actors. He also reportedly attended several other fundraisers for Clinton in New York City during the campaign. Hollywood, generally, was firmly behind Clinton's campaign, so Weinstein was not alone in his support for the former secretary of state.
THR has reached out to Clinton's post-campaign spokesman to ask if she plans to return any of the donations she has received.
He also hosted fundraisers benefiting Barack Obama's reelection campaign in 2012 and donated several times to his campaign in 2011 and 2012. Weinstein was considered a "bundler" for Obama's campaign, as he raised $679,275 for it.
Obama's daughter, Malia Obama, also recently interned for Harvey Weinstein's company in New York during a break before college.
Weinstein, in an interview on CBS in April 2016, expressed a preference for Clinton over her then-rival in the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I'd rather go with Hillary's, who's a strong, proven leader," he said at the time. According to an email leaked and published last fall, the Clinton campaign helped prepare Weinstein for the interview.
Puerto Rico
Elon Musk says that, if given the green light, he can power Puerto Rico - MarketWatch
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:25
When Scott Stapf read a story about Puerto Rico's ''once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink how it gets electricity,'' he had a thought: Could Elon Musk rebuild the country's electricity system with independent solar and battery systems?
So, he posed the question on Twitter TWTR, +2.82% , probably not expecting to get an answer from the man himself.
But that's exactly what he got:
As Musk says in his tweet, Tesla TSLA, +0.09% is familiar with what it takes, though on a smaller scale than the one desperately needed in Puerto Rico. Check out this video of how it works on the Samoan island of Ta'u, from the SolarCity blog:
Musk has already stepped up in a big way to do his part for Puerto Rico. After the hurricane left the island's grid in shambles, Tesla reportedly sent hundreds of Powerwalls '-- battery systems designed to store energy '-- along with employees to install them in an effort to restore power.
Musk also donated $250,000 of his own money to the relief effort.
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Vinnie on Guns
Here's a new idea on how to solve the gun problem in the USA. Don't regulate guns, just tax them.
Enact 2 taxes: a one time purchase tax and an annual gun tax for every gun anyone owns.
Here's the provision that will solve the gun problem: every time ANYONE is killed by a gun in the US, EVERYONE'S tax goes up by .1% to fund the damage done by weapons in this country.
Very soon guns will be unaffordable to own for anyone but the 1% who already have enough money to have anyone they want killed, so no difference there.
No more mass murders and gun suicides.
The revenue from the taxes can go to gun victims' families and to provide food assistance to any hunters who lose their food supply along with their guns.
Linda Robak A tax on ammunition too, and only a certain amount of ammunition is allowed to be purchased annually.
Manny Rodriguez
Manny Rodriguez If you do this the cost of protection, drugs and prostitution goes up in places like Chicago so the gang members can afford the tax. Using taxes to regulate behavior only works if people are actually paying taxes.
Vinnie Longobardo Enforce the tax laws then.
Joy Collie
Joy Collie Could be a nice little earner......
NFL players' union teamed up with Soros to fund leftist advocacy groups - Washington Times
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:44
Even before its feud over the national anthem with President Trump, the NFL Players Association wasn't on the same political team as many of its fans, judging from its contributions to leftist advocacy groups.
Tax documents released by 2ndVote show the NFLPA donated $5,000 in 2015 to the Center for Community Change Action, a group active in the anti-Trump resistance and bankrolled by a host of liberal foundations, including top Democratic donor George Soros's Foundation for Open Society.
A member of the AFL-CIO, the NFLPA also contributed in 2013 and 2015 to Working America, the AFL-CIO's community affiliate, which Open Secrets said spent $1 million in 2016 to defeat Trump.
Working America has since mobilized against the Republican tax-cut framework, denouncing it as the ''Trump tax scam.''
The NFLPA contributed $5,000 in 2014 to Jobs with Justice, another pro-union group backed by Soros, and $5,000 in 2013 to the progressive Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
The NFLPA donations from 2013, 2014 and 2015 were made before Mr. Trump was elected.
Other NFLPA charitable contributions went to a mix of groups supporting veterans, medical research and youth, including the Wounded Warrior Project, the Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, Active Minds, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
The Center for Community Change, whose 2015 annual report lists Planned Parenthood as a donor, plans to honor Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer at its Oct. 12 awards dinner recognizing ''heroes on the front lines of resistance.''
The CCCA has also received millions from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Ford Foundation, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
''Clearly, 'social activism' by NFL players includes aligning with George Soros and other liberal organizations like Planned Parenthood in support of the left's agenda,'' said 2ndVote, a conservative watchdog group.
The NFLPA issued a statement in support of players who have protested racial injustice by sitting or taking a knee during the national anthem after Trump suggested in a Sept. 22 speech that team owners should fire those who refuse to stand.
NFLPA president Eric Winston said he was ''extremely disappointed'' in the president's remarks.
''The comments were a slap in the face to the civil rights heroes of the past and present, soldiers who have spilled blood in countless wars to uphold the values of this great nation and American people of all races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations who seek civil progress as a means to make this country, and this world, a better place,'' said Winston in a Sept. 23 statement.
An estimated 200 players sat or knelt during the national anthem the following weekend, while only about 50 did so last weekend.
In a joint statement, the NFL and NFLPA said they met Tuesday to discuss ''the important issue of social activism by NFL players,'' but 2ndVote urged them to call a halt to the political advocacy.
''With television audiences declining every week and fans growing increasingly tired of the disrespect of the flag, the league and the players' union would find it in their best interest to end the liberal activism and focus on football,'' said 2ndVote. ''After all, millions are finding it in their best interest not to watch the NFL at all.''
Former Equifax CEO blames breach on one IT employee
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:58
While speaking to the committee (video below), former CEO Richard Smith outlined the company's normal procedure for new patches: Have a technician install it and then scan the system for any remaining vulnerabilities. Apparently, both the human and computer steps failed.
As Smith outlines in his written testimony (PDF), the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) sent Equifax (alongside many other companies) a notice on March 8th, 2017 about the vulnerability in certain versions of Apache Struts. Equifax sent out an internal mass-email, which should have required its internal IT team to fix the vulnerability within 48 hours, but that didn't happen. An automatic scan for vulnerabilities on March 15th also failed to indicate that Equifax was using a Struts version that had the vulnerability.
Based on Equifax's postmortem investigations, the hacker that exploited this exact weakness likely first used it to pry into Equifax on May 13th, and then continued until July 30th, and Equifax's security tools were none the wiser. Only suspicious traffic in and out of its system on July 29th tipped the company off to the breach. From there, the company investigated the breach.
During his testimony, Smith identified the company IT employee who should have applied the patch as responsible: "The human error was that the individual who's responsible for communicating in the organization to apply the patch, did not."
That didn't stop the committee from thrashing Smith and Equifax's failure to protect user data. Lawmakers pondered over how to prevent similar breaches in the future, but focused on the company's failure in what might be the hearing's iconic quote: "How does this happen when so much is at stake?" Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said to Smith. "I don't think we can pass a law that fixes stupid."
But the committee didn't forget the ultimate consequence of the breach: The personal data genie can't go back in the bottle.
"You can't change your Social Security number and I can't change my mother's maiden name," Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) said in the hearing, according to The Los Angeles Times. "This data is out there forever."
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Apple Allows Uber to Use a Powerful Feature that Lets it Record iPhone Screen
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 16:47
If you are an iPhone user and use Uber app, you would be surprised to know that widely popular ride-hailing app can record your screen secretly.Security researcher Will Strafach recently revealed that Apple selectively grants (what's known as an "entitlement") Uber a powerful ability to use the newly introduced screen-recording API with intent to improve the performance of the Uber app on Apple Watch.
The screen-recording API allows the Uber app to record user's screen information even when the app is closed, giving Uber access to all the personal information passing through an iPhone screen.
What's more? The company's access to such permission could make this data vulnerable to hackers if they, somehow, able to hijack Uber's software.
"It looks like no other third-party developer has been able to get Apple to grant them a private sensitive entitlement of this nature," Strafach told Gizmodo, who first reported about the issue. "Considering Uber's past privacy issues I am very curious how they convinced Apple to allow this."Shortly after the public disclosure, Uber said it would remove the entitlement code from its iPhone app's codebase that lets the ride-sharing app record the screen even if running in the background.
Although it's unclear when or for how long Uber's iPhone app has had this permission, Uber spokesperson said in a tweet that the entitlement was used for an old version of the Apple Watch app and was provided to Uber because the original Apple Watch could not render maps.
However, due to upgrades to Apple Watch and the Uber app, the company does not need this permission anymore.
According to Strafach, the entitlement is "com.apple.private.allow-explicit-graphics-priority" app permission that allows developers to read and write to part of the iPhone's memory to access the device's screen data.Nearly every iPhone app uses entitlement in an effort to enable features like the camera or Apple Pay on iPhones and iPads. However, according to Strafach, Apple does not often grant "sensitive" entitlements to non-Apple apps.
Strafach said he could not find any other app on the Apple's official App Store that has the permissions that the Uber app has.
Although there is no evidence that Uber ever misused the entitlement, this special permission could have been exploited to perform a wide range of activities on an iPhone, such as recording passwords, monitoring users and harvesting other personal information, Strafach explained.
Apple has not yet responded.
This is not the first privacy concern surrounding Uber. Late last year, the ride-hailing company was found tracking its users' locations even after their rides ended.
Uber was also in controversies at the mid of last year for monitoring the battery life of its users, as the company believed that its users were more likely to pay a much higher price to hire a cab when their phone's battery is close to dying.
Woman Films Her New Internet-Connected Camera Whispering 'Hello' - ExtremeTech
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:05
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The consumer Internet of Things is a sprawling ecosystem of hardware. For every well-made product, there are a dozen that raise serious concerns about basic security practices, or require the customer to risk paying top dollar for expensive equipment, only to discover it will be shut down one day. There are also vast categories of hardware that offer no appreciable benefit or are thinly-disguised DRM schemes, but for simplicity's sake we're sticking to security issues today. Many IoT devices combine the robust security of a broken chainlink fence with the product design skills of a drunken orangutan and leave it to the consumer to pick up the pieces. Even so, this latest exploit sets some kind of record for sheer creepiness.
According to TheNextWeb (via [H]ardOCP), a Dutch woman named Rilana Hamer bought a small Internet-connected camera from a local store, with the goal of keeping an eye on her puppy while she was away from work. ''I thought I was going crazy,'' Hamer said in a public Facebook post. ''I suddenly heard sounds in the living room. I walked up there and saw my camera move.''
The camera, purchased from a discount chain store called Action, apparently claimed to offer password protection to protect its stream from being snooped on. But the implementation was clearly cataclysmically flawed. The person controlling the camera began speaking to her, initially in French. Shocked, she disconnected the device, but later decided to set it up again to see if the same thing would happen twice. Within a minute, it was. Hamer videoed this second conversation on her phone. We've embedded the video below; be advised it contains some cursing and may not be workplace-safe depending on your company's policies:
DELEN ALSJEBLIEFT!!!!Even dacht ik dat ik gek werd. Ik kom thuis en doe mijn dagelijkse dingen. Boodschappen gedaan en deze even opruimen, zingend door je huis heen.. tot je ineens iets hoort rommelen in de woonkamer. Ik liep de woonkamer in en ik zag mijn camera bewegen. De camera die ik een maand of 2 geleden gekocht heb bij de Action en ik in mijn huis had staan. Je sluit hem aan via je WiFi en doet de stekker in je stopcontact. Met een wachtwoord erop en een veilige installatie, kon ik mijn huisje van binnen in de gaten houden (hoopte ik). Je kan hem bedienen via je telefoon en kunt meeluisteren wat er gebeurd in je huis. Dit was perfect, omdat ik net een pup had die alles op de kop zette. Het meest ideale was daarbij dat je ook kunt praten via de webcam en zo ideaal communiceerde.. maar nu, terug naar mijn verhaal.. De camera ging heen en weer.. mijn telefoon lag op bed en ik had geen idee wat hij deed. Was hij aan het updaten? Prima.. ik draaide me om en ging weer door met uitpakken van mijn boodschappen. Ineens hoor ik gerommel.. word ik nu gek?! Nee.. ik liep erheen, de camera draaide mijn kant op en ik hoorde: ''Bounjour madame''. Ik reageerde geshockt: ''hallo, is daar iemand?'''... ik bewoog naar links en rechts en de camera draaide met mij mee. ''Bonjour madame, tout bien avec vous?''Ik rende naar de camera, trok de stekker er uit en gooide hem in een doos.. ik was vol angst en dacht even dat ik gek werd. Ik word bekeken, maar voor hoelang al? Wat heeft die persoon gezien van mij? Mijn huis, mijn persoonlijke bezittingen.. tijdens het eten heb ik dit vol verbazing vertelt tegen een vriendin van mij, die zich afvroeg hoe dit mogelijk was.. we besloten de camera nog 1 keer neer te zetten met de lens naar de muur. Zou er gereageerd worden? Binnen 1 minuut was het raak'...- Hello- Do you speak French?Ik: sorry?!- Do you speak French? Ik: no, Englisch!'...'...'...Ik: What did you do?'...- it'd good?Ik: no! Get the fuck out of my house, now!Shut the fuck of!- (geen idee?)Ik; shut the fuck of my house, go away!- hola senorita!Ik; ja, fuck you!- ohhhhhhh suck my dick!We haalden de stekker er uit en deden de camera weer in de doos.. Huilend, van slag..Mijn privacy, mijn huis, mijn persoonlijke spullen en ikzelf'... ik ben bang.. doodsbang. Alsjeblieft Action, haal deze camera uit het assortiment.. alsjeblieft..
Posted by Rilana Hamer on Saturday, September 30, 2017
The voice again greets her in French before switching to Spanish with the aforementioned and deeply creepy ''Hola Se±orita.'' Hamer promptly returned the camera to Action, which states that it's investigating the situation. ''It is being investigated by the supplier,'' says Yvette Moll of Action. ''The question is whether it's in the camera or in the wrong use of passwords and Wi-Fi connection.''
Welcome to the Internet of Creepy , Shitty Things With respect to Action, it's really not a question of those things at all. No Internet-connected camera with modern security features should allow you to keep a default password like ''Admin,'' and it shouldn't accept an insecure network connection by default, either. Modern computer security uses a concept known as defense in depth to guard against the risk of any single attack. Depending on your home network configuration, you may have a cable modem with a built-in firewall, a router with a built-in firewall, and then a PC with its software firewall. You're also likely running at least one antivirus or spyware scanner, or at the very least have such an application that you trust and scan with periodically. Any well-designed IoT product should be robustly protected from attack, even when it connects to a local network via Wi-Fi.
The fact that the speaker in question spoke French and at least a few words of Spanish as opposed to English or Dutch suggests they aren't a local, which implies the security in these devices is terrible. The short window of time it took for someone else to connect to the camera when Hamer re-enabled it also suggests the device's security is third or fourth-rate. Even if Hamer misconfigured the product''something we acknowledge is possible''IoT devices that can be used to monitor a person's home should be designed to insist on secure settings, save in instances where the end-user deliberately chooses to override them. The alternative is situations like this, where hackers (the term scarcely even seems to apply, given how quickly the camera was controlled) can watch you through your own so-called ''smart home'' devices.
The problem here, I'd argue, goes beyond the specific security protocols of any single product. Manufacturers have fallen over themselves to push ''smart'' devices to market, with a heavy emphasis on making those products accessible, as opposed to making them secure. On the one hand, this makes sense. The more secure a product is, the harder it typically is to use, though good UI and strong default choices can bridge the gap here.
But many of these same companies are also interested in extracting useful data from their own devices that they can monetize and sell. Even companies that never attempted to turn a profit on customer data, like Roomba, now plan to do so. This gives companies two reasons to downplay device security: They want to exfiltrate as much data as possible, and they want to make connecting to your internet camera as easy as possible. Both goals are exactly the opposite of what you want a design team to be thinking about when they implement the security on an IoT device.
In the long run, companies are going to have to grapple with this conundrum if they want to build successful IoT products or move the market past niche acceptance. Nobody wants a camera that someone else can take control of without their knowledge or consent. The fact that these people can also speak to unsuspecting users is the deeply creepy icing on this particular awful cake.
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Plague is spreading at an alarming rate in Madagascar. Yes, plague. - Vox
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:37
People in Madagascar are scrambling to get their hands on antibiotics and face masks, while public gatherings have been canceled, as a rare pneumonic plague epidemic spreads quickly across the country.
Plague is the deadly flea-borne bacterium you might associate with the Middle Ages, when the ''Black Death'' killed 50 million people, wiping out most of Europe's population. But it's still around today, even in the United States.
In some countries, particularly Madagascar, plague is endemic, and flare-ups sometimes cause public health emergencies '-- like the one that's quietly brewing there right now.
As of October 6, 231 plague cases there had been identified, as well as 33 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Twenty of Madagascar's 114 districts are now affected by the epidemic.
Madagascar typically sees about 400 cases each year. But what makes this outbreak worrying is that plague has now spread through the capital and to coastal cities, ''which we have not seen before,'' World Health Organization spokesperson Tarik JaÅarević told Vox.
Also unlike previous outbreaks, this year's involves mostly pneumonic plague, a more dangerous form of the disease than the much more common bubonic plague.
Pneumonic plague attacks the lungs and spreads from person to person through droplets from coughing, like a cold. (Bubonic plague spreads only from fleas to humans.)
''So it's a worrying situation because it's in an urban setting, and it's transmissible from human to human,'' JaÅarević added. ''We need to act quickly '-- to trace the contacts of those infected and put people on a preventive treatment.''
Some 30 to 60 percent of people with bubonic plague die, while untreated pneumonic plague is always deadly, typically within 24 hours of disease onset. A timely antibiotics dose can, however, save lives, and that's why the WHO delivered an emergency stockpile of nearly 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to the Indian Ocean island nation.
There's a low risk that plague will spread internationally
Doctors and nurses from the Ministry of Health and officers of the Malagasy Red Cross staff a ''health care checkpoint,'' trying to inform passengers leaving Antananarivo about plague and to potentially detect suspected cases. RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images Health officials traced Madagascar's current plague outbreak back to a 31-year-old man from Toamasina, a coastal city in Madagascar. On August 27, the man used public transport to travel about 500 miles, through Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, and died while en route.
Public health workers found out that many people he was in contact with had come down with plague, and they had spread the disease to others too. Since then, cases have been popping up elsewhere around the country.
Plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Wild rodents '-- chipmunks, mice, squirrels '-- can carry the bacteria. Fleas feed on the rodents and pick up plague, in turn spreading it to other mammals, including humans, through bites.
When people talk about plague, they're usually talking about bubonic plague, the type that causes about 80 percent of infections in the US every year. Bubonic plague infects the lymphatic system, causing the lymph nodes to swell up and feel tender. These swellings, known as buboes, typically pop up in the groin, neck, and armpits. A blackish pustule will also arise at the site of the flea bite, and hemorrhaging can occur underneath the skin, causing it to blacken '-- part of the reason the plague is called "Black Death."
When bubonic plague is left untreated, it can spread into the lungs to become pneumonic plague, or into the bloodstream to become septicemic plague. These types of plague are more rare '-- and more dangeous '-- because unlike bubonic plague, they can spread from person to person.
And again, it's pneumonic plague that's affecting Madagascar right now.
The WHO believes there's a very low risk that plague will spread internationally from Madagascar '-- though the risk that it'll continue to brew within the country is high.
It's also really, really early in the epidemic season to see such a high burden of illness, since the disease typically surfaces from September all the way to April.
And that's a situation worth keeping an eye on, as infectious diseases expert Crawford Kilian warned on his blog. ''Pneumonic plague in a big city is like Ebola in a big city: better to prevent it than suppress it, and prevention now seems out of the question.''
In much of the world, plague is associated with poverty
Houses in Antananrivo, Madagascar, on October 2, as plague spreads rapidly in cities across the country. Henitsoa Rafalia/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images As this study in PLOS Medicine reports, poorer countries with bad sanitation and other risky practices can help spread the infection:
Africa is particularly at risk for a number of reasons. Poor rural communities typically live in close proximity to rodents, which are widely hunted and eaten in many plague-endemic areas. Superstitions, lack of money, and distance from health facilities often lead to delays in seeking health care and receiving treatment. The public health system in large parts of Africa is poorly organised and equipped, and political crisis and social disorganisation impede improvements.
So it's not surprising that on the global scale, plague is most common in poorer countries, such as Madagascar, where the per capita GDP is only $1,500. Plague turned up on the island in 1898 through trade routes, and outbreaks have popped up nearly every year since 1980. (For the past two decades, Madagascar has experienced the highest burden of plague cases in the world.)
But there are other factors that help spread plague: Humans have been encroaching on wildlife areas, putting them into contact with potential carriers of the disease. And this is as true for poorer countries as it is for developed places like the US. As this scientific study on US plague reports, "Plague in New Mexico has increasingly occurred in more affluent areas" '-- the result of building out suburban and exurban communities in previously underdeveloped areas where plague had been circulating in wild animals.
Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California - LA Times
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:37
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.
The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.
Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.
''Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,'' Wiener said in a statement. ''HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that's what SB 239 does.''
Supporters of the change said the current law requires an intent to transmit HIV to justify a felony, but others noted cases have been prosecuted where there was no physical contact, so there was an argument intent was lacking.
Brown declined to comment on his action.
HIV has been the only communicable disease for which exposure is a felony under California law. The current law, Wiener argued, may convince people not to be tested for HIV, because without a test they cannot be charged with a felony if they expose a partner to the infection.
''We are going to end new HIV infections, and we will do so not by threatening people with state prison time, but rather by getting people to test and providing them access to care,'' Wiener said.
Supporters of the bill said women engaging in prostitution are disproportionately targeted with criminal charges, even in cases where the infection is not transmitted.
Republican lawmakers including Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine voted against the bill, arguing it puts the public at risk.
''I'm of the mind that if you purposefully inflict another with a disease that alters their lifestyle the rest of their life, puts them on a regimen of medications to maintain any kind of normalcy, it should be a felony,'' Anderson said during the floor debate. ''It's absolutely crazy to me that we should go light on this.''
Anderson said the answer could be to extend tougher penalties to those who expose others to other infectious diseases.
VIDEO - Senate Intelligence Committee Gives Update On Russian Interference Investigation : NPR
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 23:33
Senate Intelligence Committee Gives Update On Russian Interference Investigation : NPRSenate Intelligence Committee Gives Update On Russian Interference InvestigationSenate Investigators do not yet know whether anyone in the U.S. knowingly cooperated with the Russian influence campaign during the 2016 election.
VIDEO - September jobs report 2017, October 6
Sat, 07 Oct 2017 23:08
The jobs report is out and it's a weird one.
In September, the economy lost 33,000 jobs while the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 4.2%.
This is the first negative print for headline payroll gains since September 2010 while the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since February 2001. Friday's report also broke a 90-month streak of private sector job growth.
Economists had expected that nonfarm payrolls would grow by 80,000 during the month with the unemployment rate expected to remain steady at 4.4%. This report, however, was impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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The unemployment rate is at a post-crisis low, but the U.S. economy actually lost jobs in September for the first time since 2010. (Source: BLS)
More In its release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, ''A sharp employment decline in food services and drinking places and below-trend growth in some other industries likely reflected the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.'' Looking at job gains by industry in September, the leisure and hospitality industry lost a striking 111,000 jobs in September.
Federal Reserve officials had also made clear in recent weeks that they would look past any distortions to this number caused by the hurricane. Following the report, markets were putting a 75% chance on the Fed raising rates at its December meeting.
A bright spot in the report was average hourly earnings, which in September jumped sharply higher, rising 0.5% over the prior month and 2.9% over the prior year.
But this chart from the BLS really tells the whole story of Friday's report.
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The leisure and hospitality industry was crushed in September as hurricanes Irma and Harvey hit Florida and Texas. (Source: BLS)
More The labor force participation rate rose in September to 63.1% from 62.9% in August. This number has been tracked by economists for signs of the labor market drawing in workers who were left behind after the financial crisis.
The underemployment rate, which captures both those that are unemployment and folks who are working part-time but would prefer full-time employment, fell in September to 8.3%. Gary Cohn, President Trump's chief economic advisor, has said the administration is focused on bringing this number down.
But again, this report is all about what the impact of two major hurricanes had on the economies of Texas and Florida.
''Our analysis suggests that the net effect of these hurricanes was to reduce the estimate of total nonfarm payroll employment for September,'' the BLS said.
The BLS added, however, that the hurricanes had ''no discernible effect'' on the national unemployment rate. The hurricanes also did not cause the BLS to change its method for estimating either the establishment or household survey data for the report.
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Her boyfriend, Derek Miller, Athena and her fianc(C), Shane Armstrong, carried Andrea out of the concert venue as bullets continued to rain down, according to the fundraising page. They stopped a passing truck to take her to a hospital, where she died.
"Her beautiful soul will live on forever," her father, Gus, wrote on Facebook. "I will think of her every day. ... I feel Andrea is now an angel in heaven."
In another post, her father added, "I will cry my self to sleep... Daddy misses you."
Castilla worked at Sephora in Huntington Beach, California. A company statement said she was "known to her colleagues ... for her vibrancy, liveliness, caring and consideration of others."
Carrie Parsons
Carie Parsons
Carrie Parsons, 31, was "always the life of the party and had the biggest heart," her aunt Barbara wrote on Facebook.
"We lost our beautiful niece to a totally senseless act in Las Vegas," Barbara Parsons wrote. "There really are no words to describe the pain of missing Carrie on our whole family. ... Recently engaged, she had her whole life in front of her."
A Seattle-area resident, Parsons was at the Las Vegas music festival on a trip with her girlfriends, CNN affiliate KOMO reported."She would always say, 'live, laugh, love' and she did that," her friend Laura Cooper told KOMO.
Parsons, a lover of country music, had a "vibrant, bubbly personality," her friend Robbie Walden told CNN affiliate KCPQ.Austin Meyer
Austin Meyer
Austin Meyer, a Marina, California, resident, was at the concert with his fianc(C)e Dana Getreu to celebrate his 24th birthday, according to CNN affiliate KSBW. They were also celebrating an upcoming anniversary.Meyer had recently moved to Reno, Nevada, where he was an automotive student at Truckee Meadows Community College, the school said in a statement.
"He was a wonderful young man and my future son-in-law," Getreu's father, Gary, said in the statement posted on the college's Facebook page.
"He loved attending the automotive program at your school and praised it all the time. ... The loss and grief his family and mine feel at this time is beyond belief."
Mayer hoped to open his own auto repair shop after graduation, according to his sister, Veronica Meyer.
"He was excited to get married and start a family," she told KSBW.
She described her brother as "ambitious, smart, and hard-working," and said he "always had a smile on his face."
Brett Schwanbeck
Brett Schwanbeck
Brett Schwanbeck, 61, attended the music festival with his fianc(C)e, Anna Orozco, who survived and told his family he had been fatally shot, according to his niece, Carla Van Hoosen.
"Brett was a great man that was funny, generous, kind, loving and so full of joy," Van Hoosen wrote on a GoFundMe page she started for his family's expenses."He would drive 500 miles to help you if you needed it. He loved his family dearly and cherished lake trips, family gatherings, hunting, camping and spending time with his kids and grandkids."
The Bullhead City, Arizona, resident died from his injuries Tuesday at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. The retired truck driver is survived by five siblings, three children and five grandchildren.
Teresa Nicol Kimura
Teresa Nicol Kimura
Teresa Nicol Kimura, known as Nicol, was at the concert with six friends, said Ryan Miller, pastor at For His Glory Community Church in Fullerton, California.
Miller was among those friends. He said they all scattered when the shooting started. After the rest of the group reconnected, the friends learned Kimura had died.
Kimura, 38, of Placentia, California, worked for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in Irvine.
"Nicol's heart was bigger than most human beings, her spirit was beautiful, her laugh was infectious, and she just had a way of making every time we gathered an awesome one," Miller wrote on a GoFundMe page he started for her family. "She made you jealous of how much she loved life. And if you didn't know her, you missed out on a better life than the one you have."
Responding to the news, the press office of California Gov. Jerry Brown wrote on Twitter, "Sad to learn @cdtfa employee Teresa Nicol Kimura was a victim of the Las Vegas shooting. We send sincere condolences to family & coworkers."
Keri Lynn Galvan
Keri Lynn Galvan
Keri Lynn Galvan, 31, lived in Thousand Oaks, California. The mother of three was a server at Mastro's Steakhouse.
"Her days started and ended with doing everything in her power to be a wonderful mother," her sister Lindsey Poole wrote on a GoFundMe page created for the family. "She was senselessly murdered on October 1st, 2017 while enjoying a night out with her husband and friends."
Tilman Fertitta, chairman and CEO of Landry's Inc., Mastro's parent company, said the company is deeply saddened by Galvan's death.
"Keri was with our Mastro's family for almost 10 years and was a valued member of our team," Fertitta said. "Our condolences go out to her family and all those who knew and cared for Keri. We are raising funds internally to help support her family during this difficult time."
Rocio Guillen Rocha
Rocio Guillen Rocha
Rocio Guillen Rocha and her fianc(C) were in Las Vegas to celebrate a friend's birthday, and the couple were at the concert when she was shot.
She was taken to a hospital but didn't survive, her family said.
A resident of Anaheim, California, she leaves behind four children, including a son born just weeks ago.
She was an assistant manager at a California Pizza Kitchen restaurant -- and she once struggled through what was once feared to be permanent paralysis, said her eldest son, Marcus Guillen, 18.
"She was paralyzed having my brother" years ago, Guillen told CNN. "She had a blood clot in her spine. The doctors said she would never walk again. She proved everyone wrong. She was able walk. After that, she ran half marathons.
"She did everything she could. She always fought for us. I want (people) to remember just how much a fighter she was and how much she worked and how much she provided for us."
She is survived by her fianc(C), Chris Jaksha, and her children: Marcus; Christopher, 13; Sofia, 1; and a 1-month-old, Austin.
Patricia 'Pati' Mestas
Patricia "Pati" Mestas
Patricia "Pati" Mestas, 67, attended the festival with some friends and was near the front of the stage when the shooting began, her cousin Tom Smith said.
Mestas was a retired gas station, convenience store and deli manager from Menifee, California, and she loved country music, traveling and her family, Smith said.
"This was the best part of her life," Smith said, adding she talked of having time now to be with her grandchildren. "I remember the almost constant laughter."
Smith recalls spending time with Mestas in March after their last remaining uncle died. He sat next to her at dinner. "It was difficult for life to defeat her," he said. "I remember her being able to talk about the good things, rather than talk about illnesses, like older people do. She loved to laugh, loved to smile -- a big smile that would line up the whole of her face."
Mestas leaves two brothers, three children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Brian Fraser
Brian Fraser
Brian Fraser of La Palma, California, attended the festival with about 20 people that included his wife and children. Nick Arellano, the oldest of Fraser's four children, described him as "the most involved parent."
He coached his children's football and baseball teams and was in the school parents' association. Arellano was 11 when Fraser married his mother and adopted him. The couple had three other children, who are ages 17, 10 and 4. "He took care of all (of) us," Arellano said. "Every person he was in contact with saw his love and compassion and honesty."
Jason Aldean, the last act of Route 91 Harvest, was Fraser's favorite country singer. Fraser and his wife were walking toward the stage for his favorite Aldean song, "Dirt Road Anthem" when he was shot, Arellano said. A friend performed CPR on Fraser and loaded him into a wheel barrow to seek medical attention. Doctors and nurses did everything they could, but Fraser died of his injuries. "We don't know who they are, but we want to thank them," Arellano said.
Fraser was vice president of sales at Greenpath Funding. The company released a statement after his death: "Brian Fraser impacted everyone who crossed his path with his infectious positive energy, his tenacious will to succeed, and his willingness to help others.
"Our hearts are broken, and the Greenpath family will never forget you, Brian."
Denise Cohen
Denise Cohen
Denise Cohen of Carpinteria, California, was a property manager in Santa Barbara with two children. She attended the concert with her companion, Derrick "Bo" Taylor.
The couple had been planning the trip for weeks, her friend Leana Orsua told CNN affiliate KEYT. Cohen was planning to volunteer at the California Avocado Festival the following weekend."She was a very active, social person. She touched so many lives. She was a super positive, genuine, kindhearted individual," Orsua said.
She said Cohen and Taylor met at a social gathering and quickly became friends, then roommates. Orsua shared a text message with KETY from Cohen's son, Jeff Rees, remembering his mother.
"Our mother was such a strong, beautiful and happy woman who made a difference to the lives of everyone she knew," he wrote. "She was such a happy person and enjoyed doing the things in life that she loved. We can see by the last photo of her that she was indeed happy and with a person that loves her, Bo."
Derrick 'Bo' Taylor
Derrick "Bo" Taylor
Derrick "Bo" Taylor, 56, was a veteran with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Taylor joined the department about 30 years ago, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He worked at the Ventura Conservation Camp, which houses up to 110 adult male inmates. The camp helps train inmates to become regional firefighters.
He attended the concert with his girlfriend, Denise Cohen.
Taylor's loss will be felt deeply, Warden Joel Martinez wrote in a memo to staff, according to a department newsletter."There are no words to express the feeling of loss and sadness regarding Bo's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends," Martinez wrote.
In the comments section of the notice on his death, people praised Taylor as a good co-worker and friend. As one person said, "Bo was a great man, as a supervisor he set the bar so high that no one will ever be able to touch it."
Kurt von Tillow
Kurt von Tillow
Kurt von Tillow of Cameron Park, California, and his wife Mary Jo were best friends who did everything together. They golfed together and recently brought their two grandchildren to Disneyland. Together, they attended the country musical festival with their daughter and two more relatives.
Von Tillow's wife and daughter escaped unharmed. But the 55-year-old truck driver died of his injuries, a relative told CNN. Von Tillow's sister and niece were hospitalized Monday and are expected to survive, Janet Carson-Tenney said.
"He lived a perfect life. He was loved by everybody, he didn't have an enemy, he didn't have a mean bone in his body. He was the life of the party," Carson-Tenney told CNN. She'll remember his laugh and how much he loved his family.
Jack Beaton
Jack Beaton
Jack Beaton of Bakersfield, California, and his wife Laurie were celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary with friends at the concert.
He was shot while shielding his wife from the gunfire, CNN affiliate KBAK reported.
"He never passed up an opportunity to give somebody a hand," Beaton's father-in-law Jerry Cook told KBAK. "He always had a smile on his face. He had countless friends. Everybody that came in contact with him loved the guy."
Three hours before the shooting, he posted a blurry photo on Facebook of the gang lounging on the lawn, koozie-covered beers in hand.
The day after the shooting, Beaton's son shared a picture on Twitter of his father and asked for prayers.
"He jumped in front of my mom and got shot," he wrote. "I love you dad."
Later, he posted on Facebook: "Lost my best friend. I love you so much more (than) you could ever imagine."
John Phippen
John Phippen
John Phippen, a 56-year-old father of six, was fatally shot while shielding a woman from the gunfire, Phippen's neighbor said.
Phippen was hit after his son stopped to help someone else, said Leah Nagyivanyi, Phippen's neighbor and close friend for 17 years. His son was wounded in the arm, she said.
Phippen lost his wife three years ago, said Nagyivanyi. Her family went on camping trips with Phippen and his clan. He was the kind of person who got along with both children and adults, she said.
"Our kids look up to us, and look to us for guidance, but these kids considered John their best friend," Nagyivani said. "That tells a lot about the kind of person you are. He was everybody's best friend."
One time, when a boat flipped over during a camping trip, Phippen and his son sprang into action just like they did at the concert, she said.
"He was a man of integrity who always had your back," she said. "There is nothing he couldn't do for you, wouldn't do for you. You didn't even have to ask."
Thomas Day Jr.
Thomas Day Jr.
Thomas Day Jr., 54, of Riverside, California, was with his four children at the festival, said Bruce Abbey, a vice president of a California construction company where Day worked.
His daughter Whitney Day wrote the following about her father:
"My sisters Candice and Kelsey and brother Nolan and I just want to say that he was our rock, he was our everything. Anyone he came across he put a smile on their face. All our friends would call him Daddy Day because he treated everyone like one of his own and it was an honor to us all to be able to share our dad with the world."
Day was an estimator at Portrait Construction in Corona, California, and had been at the company for more than 20 years, Abbey said.
Austin Davis
Austin Davis
Austin Davis, a pipefitter from Riverside, California, was at the concert with a friend and her family. The friend's father, Tom Day Jr., was also killed.
His girlfriend of nine years, Aubree Hennigan, said he loved playing softball. Katelyn Hood, who said Davis was her best friend and her baby's godfather, described him as a man's man with a contagious smile.
"He worked so very hard and took the most pride in that and anything he did. Austin didn't half-a** anything in life. If he knew you, he loved you. That's just how he cared for people," Hood said.
Davis' mother, Lori Quick, said he was her everything. In his last text to her, he said, "I kinda want to come home, I love home," Quick said in a Facebook post."He is coming home not in a way that any parent would want him to. We wanted to bring him home in our arms," she said.
Chris Hazencomb
Chris Hazencomb
Chris Hazencomb, 44, was excited to see one of his favorite artists, Jason Aldean, at Route 91 Harvest.
Hazencomb went to the festival with his friend Nikki Torres. Torres said she and her husband knew Hazencomb for years and considered him part of their family.
"He was the nicest person I have known. He loved to help people and thought of others before himself," she told CNN.
Like many attendees, they thought the first round of gunshots were firecrackers. "After the second or third rounds, we realized that it was bad," Torres said. "That is when I looked over and he was on the ground."
After that, Torres said her memories blur together. She saw a man try to help Hazencomb while others led her away from the scene.
Hazencomb's mother told the Ventura County Star that he was a sports a junkie who worked at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Camarillo, California.Laura Shipp
Laura Shipp
Laura Shipp, 50, spent two days at the festival with her son, Corey. They were "big concertgoers, especially when it came to country," a family friend said in an online fund-raiser.
At some point during the shooting, the two became separated, and Corey Shipp spent the day afterward looking for his mother. By Wednesday, she had been identified, her brother told CNN.
Shipp, an avid Dodgers fan, moved to Las Vegas about five years ago to be closer to her son, the Ventura County Star reported."She was his world and he was hers," her brother Steve Shipp told the newspaper.
Aimee Mack, one of Shipp's friends, told CNN that they'd been close since they met in the ninth grade, and that Shipp was generous and "was smart as a whip and had a huge heart."
"Laura made friends with everyone," Mack said.
Victor Link
Victor Link of Aliso Viejo, California, described himself on his company's website as a "tequila quality control tester." He also enjoyed traveling, snowboarding, golfing, cooking and wine tasting with family and friends.
Andrew Soss said that Link worked for his mortgage originator business.
"He was the most genuine, stand-up guy you'll ever meet. He brought a smile to everyone's face," Soss said.
Link was attending the concert with his fianc(C)e and their friends.
"They came back from a two-week trip from Europe a month ago, and they were traveling and living life," his nephew Vincent Link told The Bakersfield Californian.Christiana Duarte
Christiana Duarte
Christiana Duarte had recently started working for the Los Angeles Kings after graduating from the University of Arizona in May with a degree in mass communications. The NHL team put out a call for information about her Sunday night.
"Our organization is overwhelmed with grief over the loss of our colleague Chrissy," Kings President Luc Robitaille said in a statement. "In just a brief period of time, Chrissy had an immeasurable impact on all of us. We want to make every effort to ensure that everyone knows how special she was and the impact she already had made on so many people.She had worked with the Los Angeles Rams as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks. She enjoyed playing intramural soccer, softball and volleyball.
Her alma mater confirmed her death. The school said it is reaching out to those who knew her, including her Sigma Kappa sorority sisters.
"All of us in the University of Arizona community are saddened that Christiana Duarte, one of our graduates from this past May, is among the victims from Las Vegas on Sunday night," President Robert C. Robbins said in a statement. "This attack is a terrible tragedy for hundreds of families, and it is a shocking and horrific event for all of us. I know I speak for the UA community in expressing our deepest condolences to Christiana's family and in asking for their privacy to be respected."
Carly Kreibaum
Carly Kreibaum
Carly Kreibaum's passion for art lives on in a Sutherland, Iowa, flower shop, where she painted flowers on the storefront. Florist Bonnie Wallinga, owner of The Menagerie, told CNN affiliate KTIV that the married mother of two didn't have a mean bone in her body.Kreibaum's sister-in-law confirmed that she was among the victims of the mass shooting.
Brennan Lee Stewart
Brennan Lee Stewart
Las Vegas native Brennan Lee Stewart shielded his girlfriend and helped others to safety before he was shot dead, his family said in a statement.
"Brennan was the kind of guy who always put others before himself, including up to the moment he lost his life," the family said.
Stewart loved country music, played the guitar and wrote music, his family said.
Last year he posted to Facebook his cover of the Cole Swindell song "You Should Be Here." As of Wednesday, the post received more than 134,000 views and more than 1,170 shares."His love for country music was shown through the songs that he wrote, and the music he played on his guitar. Brennan rarely missed an opportunity to attend a country concert," his family said.
Dana Gardner
Dana Gardner
Dana Gardner of Grand Terrace, California, was the deputy recorder of the San Bernardino County assessor-recorder-clerk's office.
"We are devastated and still in shock trying to comprehend what happened last (Sunday) night," her daughter Kayla Gardner posted to Facebook on Monday. "My family and I appreciate the outpouring of love and support and ask for prayers at this time."
Dana Gardner was a county employee for more than two decades and was known for her "can-do" attitude and vibrant energy, said Bob Dutton, San Bernardino County's assessor-recorder-clerk.
"Dana will be dearly missed by family, friends, and co-workers. San Bernardino County mourns her loss. We offer our deepest condolences to Dana's loved ones and to all those impacted by this horrific event," Dutton said.
"Our mom was an amazing human being and she stood for everything good in the world," Gardner's daughter, Kayla, told CNN. "She had a contagious smile that would light up a room and a sense of humor that would make everyone laugh."
"She instilled in us the importance of love and caring for human beings, and was a person with no hate who saw people for their character and always saw the good in them," she said.
Cameron Robinson
Cameron Robinson
Cameron Robinson lived in southwestern Utah but commuted to Las Vegas, where he worked as a legal records specialist, said his sister, Meghan Ervin.
He was at the concert with his boyfriend, Ervin told CNN affiliate KUTV.Dorene Anderson
Dorene Anderson
Dorene Anderson, 49, of Alaska, was at the concert with her daughters, CNN affiliate KTUU in Anchorage reported.The Alaska Housing Finance Corp., which employs her husband, John, confirmed her death.
Dorene Anderson's family released this statement through the employer:
"Due to this horrific and terrible situation, our family is dealing with a great loss. She (Dorene) was the most amazing wife, mother and person this world ever had. We are so grateful and lucky for the time that we did have with her. We are greatly appreciative and want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers you have been sending us. We are dealing with the situation as a family, and would appreciate our privacy as we grieve for our loss."
Lisa Patterson
Lisa Patterson
Lisa Patterson, from Los Angeles' San Pedro community, was a mother of three. She was attending the concert with four friends.
Patterson was active in church, helped coach in a girls' softball league and was devoted to her family, said her husband, Robert Patterson.
After hearing about the shooting, he drove to Las Vegas with his son and eldest daughter on Monday morning but couldn't immediately find out what happened to his wife.
A coroner called him Monday evening to tell him she'd passed away. He returned to Los Angeles, where he broke the news of her death to their youngest daughter, who's 8.
"I can't believe she's gone. ... She was such a warm, caring person. There was nobody that cared more about people and life than my wife, Lisa," Robert Patterson told CNN affiliate KCBS.
"She was such an amazing person. She cared for so many people," her eldest daughter, Amber Patterson, told CNN. "She was so enthusiastic. She was literally the best mom, and she was my best friend."
Amber said she appreciated hearing people's fond memories of her mother.
"When I got my belly button pierced and her going with me ... that kind of stuff really is what makes me think of her and makes me happy to remember her," she said.
Steve Berger
Steve Berger
Steve Berger of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, was killed in Sunday's attack, his father told CNN affiliate WTMJ.He was celebrating his 44th birthday with friends in Las Vegas, the TV station reported.
Berger moved to Minnesota about 10 years ago and was a financial adviser for EFS Advisors.
"Steve was passionate about his work as a financial adviser, and was beloved by his clients," the company said in a statement. "He cared so much for others and was always willing to take time to listen to clients, friends, and co-workers to offer a helping hand."
The father of three children was able to run a successful financial planning business, get his kids to school in the morning and off to soccer practice in the evening, his father, Richard Berger, told CNN affiliate WCCO."He was the greatest father for his three kids that you'd ever want," the elder Berger told the TV station.
Bill Wolfe Jr.
Bill Wolfe Jr.
Bill Wolfe Jr. was a youth wrestling coach in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
"It is with the most of broken hearts, the families of Bill Wolfe Jr. and his wife, Robyn, share that Bill has been confirmed to be among the deceased as a result of the mass attack in Las Vegas," the Shippensburg Police Department said on Facebook.Carl Bert, owner of a surveying and engineering firm, told CNN affiliate WPVI that Wolfe had once worked for him as an engineer. Bert described him as personable, fun, easy to work with and a devoted Christian, WPVI reported.Jordyn Rivera
Jordyn Rivera
Jordyn Rivera was in her fourth year at California State University, San Bernardino. The university released a statement confirming her death.
"It is with the utmost sadness I must report that a member of our campus community is among the victims," university President Toms Morales said.
Rivera was warm, optimistic and kind, he said.
Katie Ortega, who has known Rivera for years, said they played softball together as kids.
Rivera "was and always will be a role model to many," Ortega said. "She would always make it a point to make every single individual feel special, always laughing at my stupid jokes."
She was passionate about softball.
"That softball diamond was her heaven," Ortega said.
Heather Warino Alvarado
Heather Warino Alvarado
Heather Alvarado, 35, was a mother of three and married to Albert Alvarado, a firefighter in Cedar City, Utah. The couple loved traveling with their three children.
"She always saw the good in others. She spent her whole life serving others in her family and community," the Cedar City Fire Department said in a Facebook post.
"She was happiest when she was together with her family, especially her children and she would do anything for them."
"They appreciate your many words of kindness and concern," the post said.
Candice Bowers
Candice Bowers
Candice Bowers was a single mother of three. Her family described her as a superhero who loved country music.
"It was a gift that she was able to spend her final moments doing what she loved with those she loved even more," her family said.
"Her strength, fierce loyalty and memory will live on through their lives and those of her family and friends who loved her so dearly."
Her children included a recently adopted 2-year-old, her family said in a statement.
Adrian Murfitt
Adrian Murfitt, 35, was a commercial fisherman from Alaska.
Murfitt had surprised his friend with a weekend trip to Las Vegas when the shooting happened. His friend Brian MacKinnon held him in his lap as he passed away from gunshot wounds.His mother, Avonna Murfitt, told CNN that her son was jolly and caring.
ʺEvery one of his friends was his best friend,ʺ she said. ʺHe will be missed by all who knew him, and most of all by me.ʺ
The outpouring of love has been amazing, Avonna Murfitt said.
"We are humbled by the way everyone who knew him has offered assistance to help in bringing him home and celebrating his life," she said.
Kelsey Meadows
Kelsey Meadows
Kelsey Meadows, 28, was a substitute teacher in California's Taft Union High School District.Meadows graduated from Taft Union High School in 2007 and later earned a bachelor's degree from Fresno State University. She returned to the Taft community, where she had worked as a regular substitute teacher with the district since 2012, the district said in a statement.
Taft Union High School Principal Mary Alice Finn said Meadows was "smart, compassionate and kind."
"She had a sweet spirit and a love for children," Finn said. "Words cannot adequately capture the sorrow felt by her students, colleagues and friends in learning of her passing."
Melissa Ramirez
Melissa Ramirez graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Melissa Ramirez graduated from California State University Bakersfield in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Flags at the school were lowered on Monday in honor of Ramirez and the other victims and will remain so through sunset on Friday, the school said in a statement.
"We are terribly saddened to learn that we lost a member of our CSUB family in this senseless act of violence. Our entire CSUB campus community is heartbroken, and we send our deepest sympathies to Melissa Ramirez's family and friends," the school said.
Rachael Parker
Rachael Parker worked as a records technician.
Rachael Parker was a 33-year-old records technician for the police department in Manhattan Beach, California. She also had eyes on higher education.
Parker earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Colorado State University in June 2016, Manhattan Beach Police Department said. She was in the process of applying to graduate school, police said.She worked for nearly a decade at the front desk of the police station. Even in those stressful confines, she was known for her "cheerful and compassionate demeanor," police said."Rachael's smile could light up a room, even on the most difficult of days."
She had a particular passion for working with older adults. She completed her undergraduate practicum by working with Manhattan Beach's Older Adults Program.She loved her two adopted dogs, Maddie and Izzy. She enjoyed baking, country music and Los Angeles Kings hockey, police said.
"Rachael, we love you and we miss you. Our hearts are breaking," police wrote. "Please keep Rachael's family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time."
She was one of four off-duty Manhattan Beach police employees who attended the Vegas concert. She died at the hospital. Another police employee, a sworn officer, was shot and suffered minor injuries, the department said.
Jordan McIldoon
Jordan McIldoon, 25, was visiting Las Vegas from British Columbia.
Jordan McIldoon, a 25-year-old from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, died holding the hand of a stranger at the concert.
Heather Gooze told CNN she somehow ended up next to McIldoon. Even though she didn't know him, she held his hand during his final minutes. She felt a squeeze from his fingers, then felt his hand go loose.
Gooze said she knew there was nothing more to do. Yet, she stayed with McIldoon for hours. When his phone rang, she answered it and learned his name and told the caller everything was not OK.
She relayed the news of his death to his long-term girlfriend and his mother, all the while staying by his side, she said.
"I didn't want Jordan to not have somebody with him," she told CNN through tears. "I didn't want him to just be a no-named body. I knew who he was, and now I had an obligation to make sure that everyone knew who he was."
McIldoon's mother told Gooze he was a good, nice and fun person.
"He loved his girlfriend and had great family and great friends," Gooze told CNN.
Christopher Roybal
Christopher Roybal, 28, worked at a gym in North Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Christopher Roybal, 28, was a general manager at a Crunch gym in North Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was known there for his "big teddy bear smile and infectious laughter," said David Harman, managing partner at Crunch.
"More than a team member, we lost someone who was a son, mentor, friend and hero, as a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan," Harman said.
Ryan Chiaverini, Roybal's former brother-in-law, told CNN that Roybal was attending the concert with his mother to celebrate his 29th birthday. He had a really good sense of humor and had a "fun, sweet, innocent way about him," Chiaverini said.
In a Facebook post from July, Roybal poignantly reflected on what it's like being shot at from his time overseas."My response has always been the same, not one filled with a sense of pride or ego, but an answer filled with truth and genuine fear/anger," he wrote.
He said his first fight was something he'd never forget. He felt sensory overload and extreme adrenaline, making him "excited, angry and manic." But as the fights continued, the excitement faded, leaving just the anger, he wrote.
"What's it like to be shot at? It's a nightmare no amount of drugs, no amount of therapy and no amount of drunk talks with your war veteran buddies will ever be able to escape," he wrote. "Cheers boys."
Hannah Ahlers
Hannah Ahlers, 34, was a mother of three who had lived in California for years.
Brian Ahlers told CNN his wife of 17 years was "shot in the head while dancing" with him at the music festival.
Hannah Ahlers, 34, was a stay-at-home mom of three who had lived in Beaumont, California, for the last five years, but was originally from Redlands.
"She was a full-time house wife and mommy and she was amazing at it," he said. "Very active in moms groups and our daughter's volleyball team. She wasn't too good for anybody. Beautiful inside and out."
Ryan Chiaverini, who was friends with Ahlers, told CNN that "she couldn't hurt a fly."
"She was one of the kindest people I've met," he said.
Stacee Etcheber
Stacee Etcheber attended the concert with her husband.
The San Francisco Police Officers Association confirmed Tuesday that Stacee Etcheber was killed in the attack.
Etcheber attended the concert with her husband, Vinnie Etcheber, a San Francisco police officer who was off-duty. When the shooting began, Vinnie Etcheber told his wife to run as he began to render aid to those wounded, the police union said in a statement.
"With heavy hearts, we've learned that Stacee Etcheber has passed away. Stacee was a wonderful, caring wife, mother, and daughter. She will be terribly missed," union President Martin Halloran said in a statement.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Etcheber family and our thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost a loved one during this tragic attack."
Denise Salmon Burditus
Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was in Las Vegas for a weekend getaway with her husband.
Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was a retired banking professional who had just returned to college. She was the former president of the Association of the US Army subchapter in Lacey, Washington, according to NorthwestMilitary.com.She and her husband, Tony, were in Las Vegas enjoying a weekend away from their West Virginia home.
The couple, who were married for 32 years, posted pictures on social media of themselves lounging by the pool and having dinner with friends. About 30 minutes before the shooting, Denise Burditus posted a picture of the two standing in front of the Route 91 Harvest stage.
The couple were dancing together when the gunfire started and continued through the first burst of gunfire, not sure what it was. During the second burst, Tony Burditus said he was leading his wife through the crowd when a bullet hit her.A stranger helped him move her, and someone rode with them to a hospital in the back of a truck. Tony Burditus said his wife died in his arms.
"It saddens me to say that I lost my wife of 32 years, a mother of two, soon to be grandmother of 5 this evening in the Las Vegas Shooting," he wrote on Facebook. "Denise passed in my arms. I LOVE YOU BABE."
Charleston Hartfield
Charleston Hartfield, an officer with the Las Vegas Police Department, was off duty when he was killed.
Charleston Hartfield was many things: a Las Vegas police officer, an accomplished Nevada Army National Guard sergeant first class and a youth football coach.
But beyond those titles, he "epitomizes everything good about America," said Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser, commander of the Nevada National Guard.
Hartfield was off-duty and attending the Route 91 Harvest concert when he was shot and killed, the Guard said in a statement.
Though just 34, Hartfield wrote a memoir titled "Memoirs of a Public Servant," which documented the "thoughts, feelings, and interactions of one Police Officer in the busiest and brightest city in the world, Las Vegas.""Charleston Hartfield lived to serve the public and protect his family," Brig. Gen. William Burks, the adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard, said. "He is the epitome of a citizen-soldier."
Hartfield -- or "Coach Chucky," as some called him -- was also a coach for the Henderson Cowboys youth football program, the group said on Facebook."Coach Hartfield touched many lives both on and off the field. He was a great man who we all lost way (too) early," the program said.
Stan King, the father of one of the players on the team, said he was "an absolute all-American kind of guy."
"He is one of the nicest guys I know and helped countless youth become winners through NYS football here in Henderson, Nevada," King said. "This kind of guy comes around once in a blue moon. He was a very special guy to the community."
Angela Gomez
Angela Gomez was described as fun-loving and sweet.
Angela "Angie" Gomez was a "fun-loving, sweet young lady with a great sense of humor" who loved the stage, the Riverside Unified School District said in a statement.
Gomez attended Riverside Polytechnic High School in California and was a member of the class of 2015. She acted on stage with the Riverside Children's Theater, was involved in the middle and high school choir, and was a cheerleader for the high school, the school district said.
She challenged herself academically with honors and Advanced Placement courses, the school district said. And she "was always seen with a smile on her face whenever she was on campus."
"Angie was a loyal friend who loved her family and will be forever missed by all those who knew her," the district said.
Her English teacher and cheer coach Lupe Avila said the school was "deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful young woman who had her whole life ahead of her."
Sonny Melton
Sonny Melton was a registered nurse from Tennessee. His wife survived the shooting.
Sonny Melton, 29, a registered nurse from Tennessee, was shot and killed in the attack Sunday night, according to the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, where he worked.
His wife, Heather Melton, an orthopedic surgeon at Innovative Orthopedics, survived the mass shooting, the statement reads.In an interview with CNN affiliate WSMV, Heather Melton said her husband saved her life amid the gunfire."He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back," she said. "I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe."
Sonny Melton graduated from Union University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated degree and was president of his BSNA class, according to the university."You know how when you met someone and you just know that they're good and kind? That was Sonny," said Christy Davis, assistant professor of nursing at Union. "He just had a sweet, kind spirit about him."
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tweeted that he was praying for those affected by the shooting, including Melton's family."In particular, Crissy and I extend our condolences and prayers to the family of Sonny Melton from West Tennessee who was among those killed in this tragedy," Haslam said. "We know other Tennesseans were in attendance or performing at the event, and my thoughts go out to them as we grieve and process the enormity of this attack. Tennessee stands with Las Vegas during this difficult time."
Sandra Casey
Sandra Casey was a special education teacher in California.
Sandra Casey, a special education teacher at California's Manhattan Beach Middle School, was fatally wounded in the shooting, according to Mike Matthews, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Superintendent.
Casey had taught there for the past nine years and will be remembered for her sense of humor, her passion for her work, her devotion to her students, and her commitment to continuing her own learning and to taking on whatever new projects came her way, Matthews said.
"Our students, employees, and parents are devastated by Sandy Casey's death. We lost a spectacular teacher who devoted her life to helping some of our most needy students," Matthews said.
Several other members of the Manhattan Beach school district attended the music festival as well but were unharmed, the school district said.
Jenny Parks
Jenny Parks and her husband Bobby were both shot.
Jenny Parks, a kindergarten teacher for the Westside Union School District in California, was among those who died in the Vegas shooting, according to Steven McCarthy, her husband's uncle.
"She was truly one of the most loving people you could ever hope to meet," McCarthy said. "She always went out of her way to help anybody."
He said that he never saw her upset, and never saw her sad.
Her husband, Bobby Parks, is currently in surgery after a bullet injured his arm and finger, McCarthy said. He said that Bobby Parks is responsive and aware that his wife passed away.
Jenny Parks has two brothers who lived in Las Vegas, and the couple was visiting them.
Quinton Robbins
Quinton Robbins.
Quinton Robbins, from Henderson, Nevada, "was the most kind and loving soul," his aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, said on Facebook.
Robbins' uncle, Mike Wells, confirmed that Robbins died and said his family was in disbelief. Quinton Robbins coached his younger brother's flag football team, and the two siblings had just attended a Dodgers game together.
"Everyone who met him, loved him," Sanders wrote. "His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many. So many awesome talents. I can't say enough good about this sweet soul."
Neysa Tonks
Neysa Tonks was a Las Vegas resident and mother of three.
Neysa Tonks, a Las Vegas resident and single mother of three, attended a company event before going to the concert with her co-workers from Technologent.
A bullet hit Tonks in the head, killing her. Someone called her family around midnight Sunday.
"I was in my bed and I heard my brother yelling and my dad was crying, which didn't seem normal," her 14-year-old son, Greysen, told CNN.
Greysen turned to his dad for answers. "And he said, 'Your mom was shot in the head. She is dead.' I froze," the boy recalled this week.
She also leaves behind her sons Kaden Manczuk, 24, and Braxton, 17.
Manczuk said although he is numb, "you are so happy for the life that she had."
"And what an amazing life she lived," he said.
Tonks' mother, Debbie Davis, said the family would like to live by something her daughter used to say.
"If you ever said something like, 'Oh, I just hate that,' she'd say, 'Don't be a hater.' She said that all the time," Davis said. "Even if you said you hated broccoli, she'd go, 'Don't be a hater.'
"She just (was) a wonderful person with a huge light, that we will not let be dimmed."
Technologent has established a GoFundMe page on behalf of Tonks' family. The effort had raised more than $155,000 by Wednesday.
Susan Smith
Susan Smith, 53, was an office manager.
Susan Smith, a 53-year-old mother who was the office manager for Vista Elementary School in California, was killed in the shooting, according to Jake Finch, the Simi Valley Unified School District's media relations coordinator.
Smith, who had been with the school district for 16 years, was a "big country music fan" and had gone to Las Vegas with a couple of friends for the music festival, Finch said.
She was "always so welcoming," Finch said, and served as the "right hand to the principal."
Smith was married with two young-adult children, Finch said. Her own kids were once a part of the school district and she was very active as a parent, Finch said.
"Everybody knew her," he added. "She touched a lot of lives."
The PTA at Vista Fundamental Elementary School posted condolences for Smith on Facebook, saying "she was a wonderful woman, an advocate for our children, and a friend."
Bailey Schweitzer
Bailey Schweitzer was watching some of her favorite bands at the concert.
Bailey Schweitzer was with her mother watching some of their favorite bands at the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas when the 20-year-old was shot and killed, according to CNN affiliate KBAK.
Schweitzer graduated from Centennial High School, where she was a cheerleader and played volleyball. She was also a member of the Valley Bible Fellowship Church and helped run her family's business, Bakersfield Speedway.
Matt Woessner, a family friend, watched Bailey grow up and said she "had a heart for people." He told KBAK that "the whole community has lost a great person in Bailey Schweitzer and she's going to be truly missed everywhere."
Jennifer T. Irvine
Jennifer T. Irvine was a San Diego-based attorney.
San Diego-based attorney Jennifer T. Irvine, who was on vacation in Las Vegas to attend the concert, was one of the victims of the shooting, her publicist Jay Jones said.
Irvine practiced criminal and family law and owned her own boutique firm. Her website describes her as a "tenacious litigator" who is passionate about assisting clients during difficult times.The website also notes other unique interests out of the courtroom. She earned a black-belt in taekwondo, enjoyed practicing hot yoga, was an avid snowboarder, and aspired to learn indoor rock climbing and to experience sky-diving, the site says.
Jones, her publicist, released the following statement:
"Remembering a dear friend & colleague whose life was cut short by an unspeakable tragedy. Our sincerest thoughts to those affected during this difficult time. May our unity & strength shine over the darkness."
Lisa Romero-Muniz
Lisa Romero-Muniz was a school secretary in western New Mexico.
Lisa Romero-Muniz, a secretary for Gallup-McKinley County Schools in western New Mexico, was killed in the shooting, school district superintendent Mike Hyatt said.
Her son, Anthony Romero, told CNN she was generous and kind.
"She wore her heart on her sleeve ... she would give you the last dime she had with no questions asked and treated everybody like family."
Anthony Romero said his mother's smile would "brighten the darkest of nights."
She had worked for the school district since 2003 at three different schools and specifically worked as a discipline secretary, acting as an advocate for students during times of discipline.
"As many students have mentioned in some Facebook posts and to many of us, she was there for them and she respected them and tried to work with them as much as she could," Hyatt said.
He said Romero-Muniz was outgoing, kind, and considerate of all those she worked with.
"We cannot express enough the loss that our organization feels at this time, and the heartache we feel for Lisa's husband, children, grandchildren and family," Hyatt said.
Rhonda LeRocque
Rhonda LeRocque, right, was of Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
Rhonda LeRocque of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was one of the victims in the shooting, her family said.
Her mother, Priscilla Champagne, told CNN that LeRocque was a "beautiful woman inside and out."
"A truly great mother, daughter, wife, aunt, sister, worker, and a good, kindhearted friend. She had a great faith in Jehovah God, and had a wonderful family life. She loved Hawaii, Disney, and country music." she said.
"She was the best of the best. She was the hostess with the mostess ... the glue who kept our family gatherings together. She will be greatly missed by us all."
Her sister, Korina Champagne, said in a Facebook post on Monday that her heart was broken.
"My Beautiful Sister Rhonda LeRocque lost her life in the Las Vegas mass shooting," Korina Champagne posted. "My heart is broken, I'm numb, I feel paralyzed. This doesn't seem real. All I can do is turn to God's Word for comfort, just as she would want me to. May she rest now until her name is called and she is awakened in paradise."
She added a Bible passage to the end of her Facebook post, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment."
Erick Silva
Erick Silva lived in Las Vegas and recently started working in security, his sister said.
Erick Silva, 21, was among the victims of Sunday's shootings, his stepsister Daisy Hernandez said. His family is holding a vigil for him tonight in Las Vegas, where he lived. She said that he had recently started working in security because he loved helping people.
"All I can tell you is that he was a great son, brother, uncle who was loved by so many people," Hernandez said. "He had just turned 21 this August and I'm pretty sure he died trying to protect people at that concert."
Jessica Klymchuk
Jessica Klymchuk, a mother of four, lived in Alberta, Canada.
Jessica Klymchuk, a resident of Valleyview, Alberta, was also among the victims of Sunday's shooting. A single mother of four, she was an educational assistant, librarian and bus driver for St. Stephen's School in Valleyview, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Superintendent Betty Turpin said in a statement.
"The scope of this tragedy is worldwide and we are feeling its impact here at home," the statement said.
Calla Medig
Calla Medig was a waitress in Alberta, Canada.
Calla Medig, a resident of Jasper, Alberta, was one of the people who died in Sunday's mass shooting, her employer confirmed.
Medig was "super mature, light heartened, grounded, down to earth," said Scott Collingwood, general manager at Moxie's restaurant in Edmonton, where Calla worked as a waitress since September 2015.
This was her third year attending the festival, Collingwood said. "She left a big hole in our hearts here," he said.
Tara Roe
Tara Roe was from Alberta, Canada.
Tara Roe was an educational assistant with Foothills School Division in Alberta, Superintendent of Schools John Bailey said in a statement identifying her among the dead.
She also was a model for Sophia Models International, the agency said in a Facebook post.
"She was always a friendly face and had a very caring spirit. We are saddened, shocked and pray for everyone affected by this tragedy."
Michelle Vo
Michelle Vo lived in Southern California.
Michelle Vo, a New York Life Insurance employee in its Greater Pasadena office, was among the victims of the shooting, a New York Life spokesperson said.
"Like all Americans, we are shocked and saddened at the terrible tragedy that has unfolded in Las Vegas. Our grief is deepened by knowing that a member of the New York Life family, Michelle Vo, an agent in our Greater Pasadena office, was among those killed. During this terrible time, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones."
Carrie Barnette
Carrie Barnette
Disney employee Carrie Barnette was one of the victims of Sunday's shooting, the company's Chairman and CEO Robert Iger said Monday.
"A senseless, horrific, act, and a terrible loss for so many. We mourn a wonderful member of the Disney family: Carrie Barnette. Tragic," Iger tweeted.
In a statement, the company said Barnette had worked for Disney for 10 years "and was beloved by her friends and colleagues.""Another valued Disney cast member, Jessica Milam, was also seriously injured and we are praying for her recovery," the statement said.
This article has been updated to reflect a change in the victim death toll.
Correction: This story has been revised to correct the spelling of Kaden Manczuk's name. Manczuk is the son of victim of Neysa Tonks. CNN has also corrected the name of the school district where Jenny Parks was a teacher and corrected attribution of a Facebook post regarding victim Susan Smith.
CNN's Faith Karimi, Amanda Watts, Sara Sidner, Stella Chan, Jacqueline Rose, Dan Simon, Stephanie Gallman, Intisar Seraaj, Elwyn Lopez, Bijan Hosseini, Topher Gauk-Roger, Justin Lear and David Williams contributed to this report.
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Tina Frost remains in a coma in a Las Vegas hospital after undergoing surgeryDoctors removed the 27-year-old's right eye after a bullet became lodged thereFrost is expected to remain in a coma in the ICU for at least a weekShe had driven from San Diego with her boyfriend Austin Hughes specifically for the country music concertA GoFundMe page set up for Frost has already raised more than $90,000 By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:06 EDT, 3 October 2017 | Updated: 21:35 EDT, 3 October 2017
A 27-year-old woman has lost her right eye after a bullet ripped through her face during the Las Vegas concert massacre.
Tina Frost remains in a coma in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove the bullet that became lodged in her eye when a gunman opened fire on the crowd of country music fans on Sunday night.
Frost, who is originally from Maryland but moved to California several years ago, is expected to remain in the coma for a week. Doctors are unsure yet if she has suffered any brain damage.
Tina Frost, 27, was with her boyfriend Austin Hughes (above) when they were caught up in the Las Vegas concert massacre on Sunday. She remains in a coma in hospital after a bullet struck her eye
She came out of surgery on Monday afternoon and her family said her vitals were stable.
'They removed her right eye, where the bullet was lodged, and there is an implant there now to keep the space open. She has sight in her left eye but will never see from the right again,' the family posted on Facebook.
'They took out a bone from her forehead to allow the brain room to swell, that will stay out for a few months. She's in a coma and on a ventilator, she cannot breathe on her own. She's critically stable in ICU for at least a week.
'Over the next few days, they're going to see how she responds to simulation, but until then, we won't know how bad the brain damage is.'
Tina (left with her mother and right with her boyfriend) is expected to remain in the coma for a week. Doctors are unsure yet if she has suffered any brain damage
A GoFundMe page set up for Frost has already raised more than $90,000 since the horror shooting unfolded
Frost had driven from San Diego with her boyfriend Austin Hughes specifically for the country music concert.
Hughes said his girlfriend was still conscious after she was struck by the bullet but they got separated when she was rushed to hospital.
He told her family that he spent several hours looking for her before learning that she was in surgery. Her parents rushed to Las Vegas with one of her sisters to be by her side.
A GoFundMe page set up for Frost has already raised more than $90,000 since the horror shooting unfolded.
Frost graduated from Arundel High in 2008 and now works as an accountant for Ernst & Young in San Diego.
Her parents rushed to Las Vegas with one of her sisters, Meg, (above) to be by her side
People scramble over barriers to get to safety as the gunfire rages on at the Las Vegas event
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VIDEO - Las Vegas Shooting: Video Shows 'Security Guard' Gunman Shoot Into Crowd
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(C) Rumble Video shows a gunman dressed as a security guard shoot into the crowd with a machine gun As the list of unanswered questions regarding the Las Vegas shooting grows by the day, new footage has emerged from the massacre which shows another gunman on the ground firing a machine gun into the crowd.The shocking video shows a man dressed as a security guard crouch down and open fire, with what looks like an automatic pistol or machine gun, straight into the horde of panicking people, already running for their lives.
The clip was filmed by someone in the crowd shortly after the initial shots were fired.
Around 5 seconds into the clip (in the bottom left corner), the gunman, who's wearing a security jacket, can be seen running into position before spraying bullets into the crowd with an automatic weapon.
This damning new piece of evidence is the latest in a long line that proves the "lone wolf" gunman theory the mainstream media is pushing is actually false.
Multiple witnesses have come forward to reveal that a team of gunmen was firing weapons at people but this information is being suppressed and covered-up.
READ MORE: Las Vegas False Flag: Video Proves Team of Shooters Behind AttacksAside from the videos and images that show gunfire was coming from two different hotel rooms on the 32nd floor, but a mountain of evidence has also emerged that proves gunfire was also coming from the fourth floor.
A number of videos have been uploaded to social media that show gunfire coming from a 4th-floor window, yet these videos are being deleted by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as quickly as they're being uploaded.
A team of investigators including researchers and weapons experts has also confirmed, aside from the mass of evidence that proves multiple gunmen were operating, that it would be technically impossible to shoot so many people with a single weapon in the timeframe it was stated that the shootings took place.
MORE HERE: Las Vegas Shooting: Investigation Confirms Multiple Shooters During Attack(C) Neon Nettle Witnesses reported gunfire coming from 3 different hotel rooms A number of eyewitnesses have also come forward to reveal that gunmen dressed as security guards were shooting people on the ground, but these accounts are being completely ignored by the MSM.
READ MORE: Las Vegas Shooting Witnesses Report Multiple Gunmen Dressed as Security GuardsOne witness even reported that she was in the bar of the Luxor Hotel when law enforcement chased a gunman, who was wearing a security uniform, through the hotel lobby.
If this gunman in pursuit was was a "person of interest" why are the police keeping this information hidden from the public and why is the "real news" not reporting it?
Shortly after news of the massacre broke, CNN interviewed an eyewitness live on TV, who stated that gunmen "just kept coming and shooting everybody up".
As soon as she started to give an account that conflicted with the "official" narrative, she was immediately cut off by the interviewer.
She clearly states that "multiple gunmen" were firing weapons into the crowd, not only in the venue area but also in the parking lot, as people were trying to escape.
"As everyone started to get up and run, they just kept shooting.
"It was literally just like 5 minutes of shooting.
"People just kept dropping
"There was definitely someone on the ground. Definitely. Most Definitely.
"They heard the crowd, and all of us, and they kept coming.
"They even came into the back parking lot and shot people up out there too.
"They just kept coming..."
At this point, the reporter cut off the witness.
The question is, why is the mainstream media so desperate to convince the public that a lone gunman acted alone in this horrific attack?
Why are the reports of additional gunmen not being investigated, and if they are, why are these investigations being hidden?
As events unfold on TV screens across the world, there seems to be a major case of the masses being herded into place as the media attempts to push their agenda onto the people.
We the people have the right to know what that agenda is, and a responsibility to prevent the false narrative from continuing to be peddled.
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