Largest Mass Shooting in American History … Las Vegas Shooting: More Than 20 Killed & 200 Injured Hurt Near Mandalay Bay During Route 91 Harvest Festival (VIDEO) (Update: 50 Dead & Over 400 Wounded) (Update: Shooter Dead, ID’d as Stephen Paddock)

DEAR GOD, WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE …

Horror strikes the the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, NV last night as a sniper opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel down upon unsuspecting, innocent concert goers. There is a reported 20 dead and more than 200 injured.  According to authorities the shooting began st the Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay Casino, at about 10:10 p.m. local time. As per eye witness reports, “We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit… When we started running out there were probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground.”

Say a prayer for those involved in this terrible mass shooting.

As Jason Aldean was closing the concert in Las Vegas shots began to be fired from and automatic weapon onto to crown

A gunman opened fire during a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night — killing more than 20 people and wounding over 100 with a high-powered assault rifle before being shot by police, according to officials.

Cops confirmed early Monday that the shooter was dead and said they believed he acted alone.

Officials described him as a local Las Vegas resident but offered no other details.

Las Vegas police responded to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino around 10 p.m. after receiving calls about an active shooter targeting concertgoers at the Route 91 country music fest.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the local hospital had taken in “several” people with gunshot wounds. She didn’t offer any more details.

One Las Vegas hospital reported treating at least 20 victims for gunshot wounds, according to KABC.

UPDATE II: More than 50 Now Dead & 400 wonded in Las Vegas Shooting:

More than 50 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history when a lone gunman opened fire into an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel on Sunday night, police said.

More than 200 people were injured as performer Jason Aldean was onstage, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference.

The gunman was identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada.

More than 50 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history when a lone gunman opened fire into an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel on Sunday night, police said.

More than 200 people were injured as performer Jason Aldean was onstage, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference.

The gunman was identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada.

The shooting is not believed to be connected to international terrorism.

The Latest:

More than 50 people were killed, 200 injured in deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Gunman identified as Stephen Paddock, 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada.
Several weapons were found inside Paddock’s room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
President Donald Trump is monitoring the developments, the White House said.

Police responded to reports of the shooting just after 10 p.m. (1 a.m. ET), and the suspect was fatally shot in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, officials said.

UPDATE II: The shooting suspect has Been ID’d as 64 year old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nev., a city 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Shooter is dead.

CBS News: SWAT teams quickly descended on the concert and the casino, and officers used explosives to get into the hotel room where the suspect was inside, authorities said. The gunman was found dead at the scene and was identified by Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as Stephen Paddock, 64. A motive was not immediately known. It is believed Paddock committed suicide prior to law enforcement entering his room.

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A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman opened fire across the street from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. SWAT teams quickly descended on the concert and the casino, and officers used explosives to get into the hotel room where the suspect was inside, authorities said. The gunman died at the scene and was identified by Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as Stephen Paddock. A motive as not immediately known.

Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Empire Dead at 91

THE ULTIMATE PLAY BOY HAS PASSED AWAY

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine has died at the age of 91.  Hefner reportedly peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. What an interesting life. People today forget just how big the Playboy brand was at one time and how revolutionary it truly was. It was more than just centerfolds of beautiful women. Yes, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Hugh Hefner introduced the world to Playboy magazine in 1953 and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history. One of my favorite lines from Hef was, “many people buy the magazine for the articles, but its the centerfolds they remember.” Wait, I thought we read it for the cartoons? Whether you agreed or not with the material that Hugh Hefner published or his life style, he was truly an original, an icon and a trend setter. Some times you have to push the envelop and refuse to drawn between the lines. That was Hugh Hefner, Rest in Peace.

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Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and star of E! reality show The Girls Next Door, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 91.

Born Hugh Marston Hefner on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Grace Caroline and Glenn Lucius Hefner, the businessman died on Wednesday.

“Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,” a rep for the Playboy Enterprises founder said in a statement to PEOPLE.

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The magazine became known for its articles as well as the beautiful women that graced its pages, with Hefner asking some of the world’s greatest and most progress literary figures to write for him including, Hunter S. Thompson, John Updike, Ian Fleming, Joseph Heller, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Margaret Atwood, Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut.

A Heck HEF Of A Life! Celebrities And Fans Remember Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner:

Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.

Hefner took a progressive approach not only to sexuality and humor:

Starting from his kitchen table 64 years ago, Mr. Hefner’s uncompromising vision drove the creation of not just the iconic and groundbreaking magazine, but what has become one of the world’s most enduring and recognizable brands.  In the process, Playboy became the largest-selling and most influential men’s magazine in the world, spawning a number of successful global businesses. To this day, the magazine is published in more than 20 countries around the world and products featuring the company’s trademarks drive more than $1 billion in sales annually.

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston and all of us at Playboy Enterprises,” said Cooper Hefner, Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.

From the very start, Playboy was about more than just the beautiful women featured in its pages. Mr. Hefner took a progressive approach not only to sexuality and humor, but also to literature, politics and culture. Within its pages, Playboy published fiction by such writers as Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, John Updike, Ian Fleming, Joseph Heller, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Margaret Atwood, Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut.

The now standard-setting “Playboy Interview” debuted in 1962 when frequent contributor Alex Haley interviewed jazz legend Miles Davis. Mr. Haley’s Playboy interviews, which are still important reads for cultural historians, also included Malcolm X (1963), Martin Luther King (1965), and perhaps most famously, George Lincoln Rockwell (1966), the founder of the American Nazi Party.

As the host of a television series, “Playboy’s Penthouse,” Mr. Hefner paved the way as the first televised program to feature mixed groups of African American and white performers and audience members together. He also fought against the racist Jim Crow laws in the South by integrating Playboy Clubs in Miami and New Orleans.

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Has Natalee Holloway Finally Been Found After Missing in Aruba for 12 Years? (VIDEO)

AFTER 12 YEARS, HAS NATALEE HOLLOWAY FINALLY BEEN FOUND?

Dave Holloway, the father of missing and deceased Natalee Holloway, is stating along with private investigator T.J. Ward that they may have finally found her remains.  According to Dave Holloway and TJ Ward, remains have been discovered in the long-unsolved disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and they have been determined to be human. Now, DNA tests will have to be conducted. The new lead was a product of the individual known as Gabriel.  This new discovery  was the result of an 18-month investigation with Ward, a search that was documented for an Oxygen TV show that debuts Saturday, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.” I can only hope for the family’s sake that this is legitimate and will finally bring closure for Beth, Dave and the rest of Natalee’s family. Natalee Holloway went missing on May 30, 2005 in Aruba.

Remember the original post from 2005: This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway.

For much more and discussion, go to Scared Monkeys forum: Natalee Holloway.

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The father of Natalee Holloway said he and a private investigator found human remains in Aruba and he thinks his daughter’s body may have finally been found.

Holloway was 18 years old when she disappeared in Aruba back in 2005 while on a graduation trip.

Dave Holloway said he was contacted by an informant named Gabriel, who said he had some information that may lead to finding Holloway’s body. With the help of a private investigator, they targeted where the human remains were found. The remains are now being tested for DNA, which could take weeks.

Natalee Holloway’s Father Talks About Possible New Lead In Case

The Story Behind the Story: New Clues in the case of Natalee Holloway

James Matthew Bradley Jr, Driver Says He Didn’t Know Illegal Immigrants Were in Truck … 10 Dead, More Injured

SORRY IF I FIND THIS ONE HARD TO BELIEVEYET ANOTHER REASON WHY THERE NEEDS TO BE BETTER BOARDER SECURITY.

As reported at CNN, James Matthew Bradley Jr., the driver of the “death” truck told authorities that he had no idea dozens of undocumented illegal immigrants were stuffed inside tractor-trailer he was hauling. In a federal complaint filed Monday, Bradley was charged under federal law with one count of “transporting illegal aliens,” a crime punishable by life imprisonment or death if the crime results in a death.  To date, 8 people found in the truck were dead and 2 more died after being hospitalized. Many others were hospitalized with severe injuries and conditions.

Crowded inside of the boiling tractor-trailer, they took turns taking breaths from a hole in the semi. Some fainted. Others banged on the wall to get the driver’s attention but he kept going, one man who survived the journey told federal authorities.

The driver, James Matthew Bradley Jr. told federal investigators he had no idea dozens of undocumented immigrants were stuffed inside tractor-trailer he was hauling. The 60-year-old Florida man was charged Monday with knowingly transporting undocumented immigrants.

The assistant public federal defender who is representing Bradley couldn’t be reached for comment.

The tractor-trailer was found parked at a Walmart in San Antonio early Sunday morning after an employee at the store called police. Authorities found dozens of undocumented immigrants inside.Eight people in the truck were already dead, and two more died after being hospitalized. Dozens more were severely injured, and many will suffer from “irreversible brain damage,” the city’s fire chief said.

Bradley’s story … it should be easy enough to figure out where the haul started from and if he is lying. One of the illegals interviewed by authorities stated the following, at 9 a.m the next day, his group was picked up in a silver Chevrolet Silverado truck and taken to the trailer, which already had about 70 people inside.

“Bradley advised the officer that the trailer he was hauling had been sold and he was transporting the trailer from Schaller, Iowa, to Brownsville, Texas,” on the border with Mexico, the federal criminal complaint says. Bradley said he was delivering the truck to its new owner in Brownsville at his boss’ request, but that he was not given a time frame nor a delivery address, the complaint said.

Bradley later told authorities he was traveling to San Antonio from Laredo, Texas, after getting the tractor-trailer washed and detailed, the complaint said. After the wash at the Laredo truck stop, Bradley said he drove to the “old truck stop,” which was about 10 miles away, to have the tractor-trailer detailed and polished, the complaint said. [...]

“Bradley stated he was unaware of the contents and/or cargo,” the complaint said, until he parked the tractor-trailer at the Walmart and went outside to urinate. That’s when he heard movements in the trailer, the driver told investigators.

“Bradley said he went to open the doors and was surprised when he was run over by ‘Spanish’ people and knocked to the ground,” the complaint states.

“Bradley said he then noticed bodies just lying on the floor like meat. Bradley said he knew at least one of them was dead. Bradley said he knew the trailer refrigeration system didn’t work and that the four vent holes were probably clogged up.”

But the driver didn’t call 911, authorities said. Instead, he went back to the tractor and called his wife.

Yet another reason to increase border security, end human trafficking and these types of senseless deaths.

16 Dead in USMC KC-130 Military Plane crash in Leflore County, Mississippi Delta

SAY A PRAYER …

As reported at the Clarion Ledger, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson stated a military plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line.. northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. According to Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle confirmed that 16 are dead in the crash.  President Donald Trump tweeted about the crash, calling it “heartbreaking.” Present Trump wrote,“Marine Plane crash in Mississippi is heartbreaking. Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!.”

A military plane has crashed in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line.

Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle confirmed that 16 are dead in the crash.

“Most of them are gonna be Marines,” Sheriff Ricky Banks said. He could not confirm whether there were any civilians on the plane.

The U.S. Marine Corps Twitter account posted that “A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available.”

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