‘An act of pure evil’


Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump used a solemn address from the White House on Monday to call for unity in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, calling the massacre an “act of pure evil.”

The gun attack on a country music festival Sunday in Las Vegas killed at least 50 people and injured more than 400 others.

In a subdued statement, Trump said the nation was united “in sadness, shock and grief.”

Reading from a teleprompter in the Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump mourned the victims and announced he would visit the stricken Nevada city on Wednesday.
“We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss,” Trump said of those who lost loved ones in the massacre.
For the second time of his presidency, Trump sought to provide solace after a deadly US shooting. He acknowledged the work of local law enforcement officers and called for unity in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Speaking for five minutes, Trump acknowledged there were few answers for Americans still coming to grips with the tragedy.
“In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness,” he said. “The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.”
The massacre in Nevada is the worst domestic act of violence of Trump’s presidency. He was briefed on the situation Monday morning by his chief of staff, John Kelly, and conveyed his initial condolences on Twitter.

“My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” he wrote early Monday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the attack a “horrific tragedy” and said in a statement that the White House was “monitoring the situation closely.”
Shortly after Trump spoke, the White House released a proclamation ordering flags be flown at half-staff on federal buildings.
As a candidate, Trump used the Orlando night club shooting — until Monday, the worst mass shooting in American history — as a data point in his push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

“I said this was going to happen — and it is only going to get worse,” Trump said in a statement then.
Trump was criticized for immediately connecting the incident to radical Islamic terrorism, but later he was defiant when the shooter was identified.
“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!” Trump wrote on Twitter in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting.

Little is known about the perpetrator of the Las Vegas attack. Authorities have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the gunman.
During the course of his presidency, Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama responded to more than a dozen mass shootings. His responses ranged from angry, to emotional, to — by the end of his term — resigned.
On Monday, Trump was originally scheduled to speak at an event about regulatory reform, but his public remarks were canceled. Later in the day he’s slated to meet with Republican governors and the prime minister of Thailand.
He still plans to travel on Tuesday to Puerto Rico to survey storm damage, the White House said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/02/politics/donald-trump-las-vegas-shooting-remarks/index.html

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Cops identify 11 kids playing Blue Whale game


PANCHKULA: Eleven kids, including seven in Chandigarh and four in Panchkula, who were playing Blue Whale game, have been identified by cops. The minors were at the different stages of the game.
Panchkula commissioner of police (CP) A S Chawla said that all phones have been been taken from the identified kids and the cyber cell has found ‘Trojan’ virus among three other games with different names in their phones.
“Identity of the kids cannot be revealed at this moment keeping in mind the sensitivity of the case,” said the Chawla.

All you need to know: What is Blue Whale challenge
The top cop also said that they have sensitized the schools and an advisory for schools in this regard would also be issued by them by the evening.
Karan Thakur, 16, a class X student and a resident of Sector-4, Panchkula, had committed suicide+ by hanging self at his house allegedly following Blue Whale game on Saturday.
During Karan’s mobile investigation, cyber cell discovered that Karan had deleted all the data of his phone and “we are trying to recover that data”, Chawla added.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/cops-identify-11-kids-playing-blue-whale-game/articleshow/60839414.cms

The reality behind the theory of killer game ‘Blue Whale’


The Blue Whale game or Blue Whale Challenge is believed to be a suicide game wherein a group of administrators or a certain curator gives a participant a task to complete daily — for a period of 50 days — the final of which is the participant committing suicide. Participants are expected to share photos of the challenges/tasks completed by them.
These daily tasks start off easy — such as listening to certain genres of music, waking up at odd hours, watching a horror movie, among others, and then slowly escalate to carving out shapes on one’s skin, self-mutilation and eventually suicide.
There is still uncertainty over how a participant plays the game. While some say the user has to install some app on their smart phone, others say it’s via social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook where the administrators get in touch with the participant after those interested throw out postings on social media asking for a “curator”. A number of different hashtags— #bluewhalechallenge, #curatorfindme, #i_am_whale — act as signals for the anonymous curators.

It must be noted, however, that there still is no confirmation of the existence of the game, and suicides linked to it are from personal accounts of families/friends of those deceased who claim they have seen their loved ones performing tasks. While reports of suicides linked to the game have surfaced across the globe, authorities claim that the origin appears to be in Russia, which has reportedly seen about 130 related deaths and at least two arrests.
Schools as well as police officials in Europe and America have begun issuing advisories to parents urging them to be vigilant and to keep an eye out on what their children are sharing on their social media accounts.

Go out and touch the world today


How can I touch the world
If no one is free to touch me
But she pressed on
And even when weak –
She remained strong
He touched the world
When she pressed on to touch His hem
Even among all of them
And she was healed –
When Power leaving Him revealed
How do we touch the world
Do we shine our light
Do we hide it away
Can we touch the world
Let’s touch the world today
Start with the positive things we say
Also mention the world when you pray
Let them yearn to do things our way
Cause I Am the Potter
We are the clay
Go out and touch the world today

Purple day


It was a purple day
When the Prince had to pay
His life forward for the Queen to stay

Did the Prince die of flu,
Or did his contract become overdue
Well, who can say, we have not a clue

Just like a purple nebular
The world says goodbye to a star
It was probably ‘his time’ by far

While at the grounds of castle,
It’s a matter of birthday planning
And down in the park,
It’s a matter of estate planning

Dressed in flowers so royal purple
Just like the ‘rain’ in Niagra’s ripple
The lady, the first have a smile no dimples

Michael went in June of two double o nine,
Prince in March, when the doc said he was fine
And Liz keeps on going, no stopping on her mind

Did the queen choose the day of the prince?
Did the prince take the place of the queen?
With Michael and Michelle in between!

God’s Grace


In the definition of God’s GRACE
We will notice that it’s for every RACE
Whether your the jack or the ACE
In it you’ll find that CE (Christ Endured)
So that we can have life Everlasting

Slow Down Fast


Let’s slow down for a while,
Get out the car and walk the mile.
For some this means erasing that smile, 
And just the thought of this could turn them vile.

Do we even cry out enough 
Or have this world become so tough,
We often forget we have to show love 
Or even that we need strength from up above

Sometimes we go way to fast 
But just how long will our strength last
Do we ever learn from our past,

Slow down…

It’s time we stop and break down our gasps

 

Slow down and rest you must 
Slow down you’ve been going too fast 
Slow down now won’t you at last 
Slow down and learn from the past

Humility


Do I possess enough meekness?

What separates my humility from a weakness?

Where do I draw the line,

Or do I just say it is fine?

To be is an instruction from the divine.

 

Should I allow them to walk,

Over me?

Do I join them in the talks?

Which makes “free?”

Be I a hawk,

Or a bumble bee?

 

Do they see Jesus when looking at me?

No one reaches out to touch,

As I pass them by.

When I do pass, do they even see?

Or are they always in a rush,

And later they lie?

 

Sometimes you’ll be the invisible man

And not a popular among the fans.

 

Let me be meek


Not because it’s Friday, Saturday or even Sunday

But I want to know you everyday

Not for what I’ve done or who I am

But because YOU are the great I AM

It’s because of what you have done,

Let me praise you through the storm

 

I’m no member of a church,

But let me be a member of YOU

My soul in YOU should merge

Because I know YOUR love is true

 

Not for what I can do,

But I wish I can love like you do

 

On my own I am weak,

But you are mighty to save

Let me remain amongst the meek

But fight the good fight and be brave

 

I know I can count on you,

Because when I’m weak I am strong

And I know I’ll never walk alone

Even in the darkest, YOUR mercies are new

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