LBN- Special Report- Sunday

Mass Shooting at Orlando Nightclub

*Omar Mateen ID’d as Orlando Killer:

Mateen of Port Saint Luice, Florida has been identified as the gunman who killed 50 people at a Orlando nightclub, CBS News, the Washington Post, and NBC News report, citing law enforcement officials. Mateen is a U.S. citizen; his parents are from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. FBI Agent Ron Hopper told reporters Mateen may have leanings towards Islamic extremism.

*BLOODBATH – ‘Everyone Get Out of Pulse and Keep Running,’ Club Posted During Shooting:
Pulse, the gay club where a gunman killed at least 20 people on Saturday night, wrote on Facebook as the gunfire erupted: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.” The Facebook page has since gathered stories from people inside the club when a single gunman used an assault rifle to kill almost two dozen and wound more than 40. “People on the dance floor and bar got down on the floor and some of us who were near the bar and back exit managed to go out through the outdoor area and just ran,” one man wrote. The page is also becoming an international memorial for those murdered with outpourings of sympathy from across the United States and as far away as Israel.

*WHO READS LBN? Six (6) members of the Hillary Clinton Presidential staff:

*Meg Whitman Likens Donald Trump to Fascists, Shaking G.O.P.’s Brief Truce:
A tenuous peace in the upper echelons of the Republican Party showed signs of unraveling this weekend as a major donor compared Donald J. Trump to Hitler and Mussolini, Mr. Trump and Mitt Romney reignited their feud, and one of Mr. Trump’s aides took a shot at an important campaign ally. Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a major contributor to Republican candidates, railed against Mr. Trump on Friday at a closed-door meeting of Republicans in Park City, Utah, comparing him to the Axis leaders, according to several people in attendance who declined to be identified because the discussion was private.

*Al-Qaeda Chief Pledges Loyalty to Taliban
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda, has pledged allegiance to the new Afghan Taliban leader in a video message posted online. Haibatullah Akhundzada, the new Taliban chief, took over the group last month after the former leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Since then, the group has been rapidly escalating attacks in Afghanistan. Zawahiri has now vowed to be loyal to Akhundzada in “jihad to liberate every inch of the lands of the Muslims that are invaded and stolen,” according to the video.

*Thousands Protest at U.S. Air Force Base:
A human chain made up of several thousand protestors was made surrounding the U.S. Air Force Base in southern Germany on Saturday to protest drone strikes by the U.S. The protestors claim the base in Rammstein is used to transmit information between drone operators in the U.S. and the aircraft in war zones in the Middle East.

*WHO READS LBN? Tres Warren and Elizabeth Hart, the New York band Psychic Ills:

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Nigel Barker and Coco Rochaattending the Make-A-Wish gala honoring Milk Studio’sMazdack Rassi.   ***Former Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell with Ralph Lauren execs and Departures editor Richard Story, media mogul James Dunning as well as Clive Davis, Dennis Basso plus Richard Perl­man celebrating the closing of a deal with SL Green at the Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC.   ***Bryce Dallas Howardand Bobby Kennedy III at the Montblanc de la Culture Arts ­Patronage Award’s 25th anniversary event at the Chateau Marmont in LA.    ***Film writer Steven Bernstein having dinner at the popular Bareburger on Main Street in Santa Monica.

Ronald Reagan Challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall” (1987): The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 by the East German government and later extended along the entire border between East and West Germany. Built to prevent defections, it became a symbol of the Cold War. In 1987, USPresident Reagan visited Berlin to commemorate the city’s 750th anniversary and used his speech to publicly challengeGorbachev to destroy the wall. Two years later, it was dismantled in a failed bid by the Communists to retain power.



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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you.” —–
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author — : Retailers rely on several psychological triggers to attract consumers into theirstore, such as placing limits on items, offering ‘gifts’ with purchase, employing visual tricks, and declaring that sales are ending soon (when in fact discounts are common throughout the season).

*LBN-COMMENTARY by M Zuhdi Jasser (Author): We stand unequivocally on the side of individual freedom and for the protection of LGBTQ people of all faiths and none. Make no mistake. We are again horrifically reminded that our nation and the free world are in a long war that has been declared upon us by global militant Islamists and their Salafi-Jihadi ideology. Understanding this ideology demands that we finally move beyond the false ‘lone wolf’ and ‘violent extremism’ narrative and counter the enemy’s ideology of Islamism and its jihadism. It is said that in the month of Ramadan, the “devil is in chains,” as the Muslim community focuses on bettering itself. However, it is clear that evil was behind Mateen’s attack last night. We Muslims must triple down on acknowledging the deep reforms necessary and the responsibility of every Muslim in countering the ideologies that inspire these Islamist savages.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***A former girlfriend of Muhammad Ali has made a sick bid to cash in on his death by ­offering for sale tapes she claims show him at sex parties. Barbara Mensah, who alleges her daughter Kiiursti is the lovechild of the three-times world heavyweight champion, wants a six-figure sum for the footage. Just two days after The Greatest was buried at a funeral attended by world leaders and celebrities, grasping Barbara told the Sunday People : “I know the value of the footage. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it.”

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