Video of Shooting of Barcelona Terrorist ‘Beyond Freaky’

Spain became the latest European country to experience the evils of terrorism this week, as 16 people were killed in three separate terror attacks, 13 of them on the street when a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona. Even then, things could have been much worse; CNN reported explosives that could have been used to amplify the destruction the terrorist caused.

Now, video has emerged of what one of the attackers did during the attack in the city of Cambrils, and it’s beyond evil.

According to the New York Post, the video shows the man getting up and taunting police after he was shot, smiling and yelling all the while.

The video was taken by Fitzroy Davies, a judo instructor who witnessed the attack in the Catalonian beachside town.

“It was like watching a horror film, particularly when he jumped back up after being shot and started laughing at the police,” Davis told the Express and Star. “I can’t get that out of my mind. He must have been on something after taking that many shots.”

The video is below. Warning: It is extremely violent.

“We were sitting at the beach bar having something to eat when some girls ran in with fear on their faces and I saw people running down the street,” Davies said. “I got up and saw a guy standing on the grass at the edge of the beach about 25 feet away. He had something that looked silvery over his body which could have been a suicide vest and was holding something in his hand. I don’t know what it was but it did the job. It made everybody fearful and people started running away but I didn’t.”

Davies said that there were 10 shots, but even that couldn’t take down the terrorist — whose other-worldly, evil behavior could only be described with the word “satanic.”

“They were backing off and he was smiling at them as he charged towards them. He was behaving strangely, like he was on drugs,” Davies said. “Ranting and raving as he went up and down the street. Then they fired again and he fell down. This time he stayed down.”

The gunman was one of five individuals killed by police in the attacks in Cambrils, which killed one civilian.

This is a kind of evil that Europe has seen far too often these past few years. Sadly, Spain isn’t even the latest terror attack to hit the continent. Saturday morning, at least two were killed in the Finnish city of Turku after an 18-year-old Moroccan man stabbed them in what police are calling a terrorist incident.

If Europe cannot find a way to secure itself from the scourge of terrorism, the visage of evil will make itself known a lot more frequently — and likely in a more deadly fashion than we saw this week. (For more from the author of “Video of Shooting of Barcelona Terrorist ‘Beyond Freaky'” please click HERE)

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Late Night Joins Mainstream Media in Attacking Trump

Mainstream media’s not alone in attacking President Donald Trump. Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Stephen Colbert, and Jim Jefferies have joined in this week. Meanwhile, cities across the country are bracing for the “apocalypse,” formerly known as the solar eclipse.

Every week, The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories that often go underreported by the mainstream media. We covered all of this and much more on this week’s top 10 must-see moments of the week. Check out the video.

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Antifa Protester Says Violence Against the Far-Right Is Totally Fine

Yvette Felarca, the Berkeley area school teacher and militant left-wing protester responsible for organizing the riot at the University of California, Berkeley in February 2017, claims that violence against the far-right is “not a crime.”

Felarca, who belongs to “By Any Means Necessary,” a far-left group, is currently facing assault charges after she was caught on video assaulting a white supremacist during a July 2016 rally in Sacramento, Cali.

The school teacher and her compatriots engaged in violent clashes against members of the far-right Traditional Worker’s Party, which had a permit to march in the city. The violence between the two groups resulted in a number of assaults and multiple stabbings. In July 2017, police charged Felarca with “assault by means of force likely to inflict great bodily injury, participating in a riot, and inciting a riot.”

As reported by Huffington Post on Wednesday during her arraignment, Felarca described her actions as a form of self-defense, and therefore “not a crime.” (Read more from “Antifa Protester Says Violence Against the Far-Right Is Totally Fine” HERE)

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CNN Made a Very Bizarre Comparison to the Barcelona Attack, and Got Torched for It

Viewers were astounded and confused at the bizarre comparison CNN’s Wolf Blitzer made during the cable network’s coverage of the terrible terrorist attack in Barcelona Thursday.

Jim Sciutto seemed to make the attempt to tie the attack in Barcelona to that in Charlottesville by white supremacist at an “alt-right” rally against left-wing counter-protesters.

“But the final point I would make, Wolf, is just this note,” Schiutto said, “that in light of the uproar of the last several days, 5 days apart you have a white supremacist in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists, using vehicles apparently to kill as well” . . .

Some took to twitter to criticize Blitzer for offering that terrorists in Europe might have been somehow inspired by the white supremacist attack in Virginia.

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Cops Stood by While Leftist Mob Toppled Civil War Statue

On Monday evening, a conglomerate of far-left groups brought down and destroyed a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, and police have pledged to find those accountable for the act of vandalism.

Gathered outside the Durham County courthouse on Main Street, the leftists successfully brought down a monument to “The Confederate States of America.” The destroyed statue did not represent one particular individual, but a private soldier who fought for the South during the war.

After bringing down the statue, several leftist agitators took turns kicking the lifeless monument in acts of mob jubilation.

The act followed clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend between white supremacists and leftist extremists. The violence escalated when a man drove his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring dozens.

The vandals in Durham included a communist group called the Workers World Party (WWP). Since its founding in 1958, the group has supported genocidal dictators such as China’s Mao Tse-Tung and the Soviet despots who took millions of innocent lives.

The video seems confusing, given the lack of police intervention to stop the leftists from destroying property in broad daylight.

Tuesday morning, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, which is in charge of protecting the site, released a statement announcing that it is seeking charges against those who toppled the statue.

The Durham cops took video of the event Monday, but decided not to intervene, citing “the potential risk of injury to the public and officers should deputies attempt to control the crowd.”

“With the help of video captured at the scene, my investigators are working to identify those responsible for the removal and vandalism of the statue,” said Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews.

The renewed debate over Civil War symbols has led to groups and individuals pushing for the wholesale removal of all Confederate statues. So far, officials in Baltimore, Maryland; Lexington, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; and Memphis, Tenessee, have capitulated to mob demands, pledging to plan the removal of Confederate symbols. (For more from the author of “Cops Stood by While Leftist Mob Toppled Civil War Statue” please click HERE)

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Why This Veteran With Terminal Brain Cancer Opposes Legalizing Assisted Suicide

A veteran is using his personal experiences to battle both physician-assisted suicide and terminal brain cancer to protect other patients.

“In 2014, when I was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer, the doctors gave me four months to live. They basically told me to go home and enjoy the time I had left,” J.J. Hanson said in a Facebook Live interview with The Daily Signal.

Hanson, a former Marine, said physician-assisted suicide exploits patients’ natural depressive states, something he is familiar with.

“In 2014, when I was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer, the doctors gave me four months to live. They basically told me to go home and enjoy the time I had left,” he said in the video interview.

Hanson defied his initial prognosis and is now president of the Patients’ Rights Action Fund, which works to prevent expansion of assisted suicide.

Hanson said physician-assisted suicide entices insurance companies to deny coverage for treatment of terminal illness and instead offer coverage for assisted suicide.

“People who are making end-of-life decisions have basically been told ‘We’re not going to give you what you’d like to get, but we will give you assisted suicide,’ which is very scary for someone like myself,” he said.

In one case, Stephanie Packer of Orange, California, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, scleroderma, as documented in a film produced by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. This disease targeted Packer’s lungs and caused pulmonary fibrosis, or lung tissue scarring that leads to breathing difficulty. Her prognosis was terminal.

Packer said she requested coverage for less-toxic chemotherapy recommended by doctors, but was denied a week after assisted suicide was legalized in her home state. She said her insurance company confirmed it would cover the cost of assisted suicide.

“It was just like someone hit me in the gut. In front of me, I had all the validation that my fears were correct,” Packer says in the film.

Hanson emphasized that a suicide option dangerously influences the natural depressive cycles of someone who is terminally ill. During his cancer treatment, he said, he entertained suicidal thoughts for two days.

“If I had made that decision in that two days, you can’t undo that,” he said.

Major depression may impact as many as 77 percent of terminally ill patients, according to the National Institutes of Health. Depression commonly induces suicidal thoughts and tendencies, the Mayo Clinic notes.

Hanson’s wife, Kristen, said short discussions can have significant effects on those who are hesitant to take a stand on physician-assisted suicide.

“It’s really not about offering more choices. It takes choices away from patients like J.J. who want to fight,” she said.

Hanson said his cancer returned and he continues to undergo immunotherapy, but believes he has made significant improvement three years after his diagnosis. Only 10 percent of glioblastoma patients live beyond this time frame.

“A month ago, I couldn’t make it down here to have this conversation,” Hanson said. “A month later, we’re sitting here. … That gives us a lot of hope that we can continue to move forward and beat this disease.” (For more from the author of “Why This Veteran With Terminal Brain Cancer Opposes Legalizing Assisted Suicide” please click HERE)

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JAMES FRANCO Demolishes Princeton Prof’s Pro-Abortion Argument — With One Sentence

I’m not a big fan of James Franco’s work, other than Freaks and Geeks and the first 20 minutes of Pineapple Express. But I’ve always kind of admired his eclectic interests. He doesn’t let Hollywood tell him what “movie stars” should and shouldn’t do, and he gets himself into all sorts of weird, esoteric stuff. He’s a dilettante, but at least he actually seems to care about the things he dabbles in. His latest venture is a YouTube series called Philosophy Time, where he sits around with academics and kinda-sorta debates various topics for a few minutes. In one recent episode, he jumped right in and stomped on that third rail: abortion.

Here he is discussing it with Elizabeth Harman, a philosophy prof at Princeton. See what you think of her argument for why abortion isn’t immoral:

“I defend the view that there is nothing morally bad about early abortion. So, a lot of people think, ‘Well, it’s permissible to have an abortion, but something bad happens when the fetus dies.’ And I think if a fetus hasn’t ever been conscious, it hasn’t ever had any experiences, and we aborted it at that stage, actually nothing morally bad happens… So, James, when you were an early fetus, and Eliot, when you were an early fetus, all of us I think we already did have moral status then. But we had moral status in virtue of our futures… But some early fetuses will die in early pregnancy due to abortion or miscarriage. And in my view that is a very different kind of entity. That’s something that doesn’t have a future as a person and it doesn’t have moral status.”

“Can’t you only judge that in hindsight?”

I don’t mean to tell the professor her business, but when James Franco derails your argument in about 5 seconds… (Read more from “JAMES FRANCO Demolishes Princeton Prof’s Pro-Abortion Argument — With One Sentence” HERE)

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Doctor: Playing Field Simply Not Level When ‘Trans’ Men Compete Against Women

An endocrinologist said Tuesday that biologically male athletes who compete as “women” are really “feminized males rather than true females,” despite going through medical procedures to have their testosterone levels artificially reduced.

“It’s really important to know that while hormones [certainly] play a role in athletic performance, by giving a male estrogen [a female hormone] in suppressing their normal testosterone, there are many aspects of fundamental biology that don’t change,“ said Dr. Paul Hruz, appearing on the FOX News’ “Tucker Carlson Show,” with conservative talker Laura Ingraham subbing for Carlson . . .

Ingraham introduced the topic by highlighting the case of “transgender” “woman” Jillian (formerly John) Bearden, a “male-to-female” trans athlete competing in professional women’s cycling events.

“The study of individuals that have had artificial manipulation of their hormone levels — and how that influences, long term, their performance in athletics and other areas — really is largely unknown, and that includes the imprinting that occurs at the genetic level in every cell and every tissue in the body,” Dr. Hruz said. “And many of these changes are not accounted for by the hormones alone.” (Read more from “Doctor: Playing Field Simply Not Level When ‘Trans’ Men Compete Against Women” HERE)

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WATCH: 90s Donald Trump vs. 90s Bill Clinton on North Korea

President Trump has come under fire for his response to the growing threat from North Korea, but in the context of Washington’s repeated failures with the North Koreans, the criticisms of the president seem overblown.

Responding to reports that North Korea has developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Trump announced Tuesday that further threats from the rogue regime would be met with “fire and fury.”

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” President Trump declared. “They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

The common criticism seems to be that the president is overturning decades of U.S. strategy towards North Korea with his aggressive rhetoric. The fear is that the president is bringing us closer to nuclear war. But how exactly has the status quo policy deterred the North Koreans from pursuing nuclear weapons and kept America safe?

The “strategic patience” of the D.C. foreign policy establishment has failed to stop the North Koreans. For decades, the policy in Washington was to engage in diplomacy with the regime, make agreements to ease sanctions in return for guarantees that Norks would halt their pursuit of nuclear weapons, and watch helplessly as they violated the terms of the agreements repeatedly.

Consider how President Bill Clinton reached an agreement in the 1990s that he thought would end North Korean nuclear ambitions and make the world safer. The U.S. would provide oil, two light water reactors, and an electric grid, all worth billions of dollars, in exchange for promises that the regime would cease its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“This is a good deal for the United States,” Clinton said in 1994. “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.”

Fast-forward to 2017, and President Clinton’s assurances seem laughably naïve. The North Koreans deceived the U.S., advancing their nuclear program and conducting their first nuclear test just over a decade after this deal. Two decades later, they reportedly have a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile and a stockpile of as many as 60 nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, in 1999, Donald Trump pointed out the weaknesses of Clinton’s 1994 deal with the North Koreans, negotiated by former President Jimmy Carter, in an interview with NBC’s Tim Russert that resurfaced Wednesday morning.

At the time, Trump was mulling a bid for president on the Reform Party ticket. His criticisms of Clinton’s negotiations and appreciation for the gravity of the North Korea situation are striking in hindsight.

RUSSERT: You say … as president, you would be willing to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea’s nuclear capability.

TRUMP: First I’d negotiate. I would negotiate like crazy. And I’d make sure that we tried to get the best deal possible. Look, Tim. If a man walks up to you on a street in Washington, because this doesn’t happen, of course, in New York … and puts a gun to your head and says give me your money, wouldn’t you rather know where he’s coming from before he had the gun in his hand?

And these people, in three or four years, are going to be having nuclear weapons, they’re going to have those weapons pointed all over the world, and specifically at the United States, and wouldn’t you be better off solving this really, potentially, unbelievable — and the biggest problem, I mean we can talk about the economy, we can talk about social security, the biggest problem this world has is nuclear proliferation. … If that negotiation doesn’t work, you better solve the problem now than solve it later, Tim, and you know it and every politician knows it, and nobody wants to talk about it. Jimmy Carter, who I really like, he went over there, it was so soft, these people are laughing at us.

[…]

RUSSERT: Taking out their nuclear potential would create a fallout.

TRUMP: Tim, do you know that this country went out and gave them nuclear reactors[,] free fuel for 10 years? We virtually tried to bribe them into stopping and they’re continuing to [do] what they’re doing. And they’re laughing at us, they think we’re a bunch of dummies. I’m saying that we have to do something to stop.

RUSSERT: But if the military told you, ‘Mr. Trump, you can’t do this’ …

TRUMP: You’re giving me two names. I don’t know. You want to do it in five years when they have warheads all over the place, every one of them pointing to New York City, to Washington and every one of our — is that when you want to do it? Or do you want to do something now?

Recall that in 1999, Clinton had struck another deal with the North Koreans to ease economic sanctions in exchange for a moratorium on long-range missile tests. The sanctions were lifted in June 2000.

Trump’s point was the tepid negotiations by President Clinton, the 1994 attempt to pay off the North Koreans with billions of dollars in aid in exchange for freezing their nuclear program, was a bad deal that failed to address the threat of nuclear proliferation.

Ultimately, Donald Trump was right about the weakness of Clinton’s diplomacy, as North Korea now has nuclear ICBMs and is threatening to point them at the U.S. The question is, what is President Trump planning to do to avoid the mistakes of the past and keep America safe from the threat of nuclear war? (For more from the author of “WATCH: 90s Donald Trump vs. 90s Bill Clinton on North Korea” please click HERE)

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Tech Tycoon Wants to Punish ‘Wicked’ Foes of LGBT Activism

A Colorado high-tech multimillionaire backing LGBT activism warns that his foundation will “punish the wicked”—those who oppose the political agenda advanced in the name of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.

Tim Gill created the Gill Foundation with a $300 million endowment to promote LGBT legislation. The foundation, based in Denver, has worked against religious freedom measures since 1994.

“It’s the religious right that decided to make marriage an issue. They worked tirelessly on it for decades, and they lost,” Gill said in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine.

After the 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Gill focused on defeating religious liberty legislation.

Recently, he fought against the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, in Georgia.

The measure would have prevented the government from intervention in religious practice without a compelling governmental interest.

To defeat the legislation, Gill founded Georgia Prospers, which orchestrated protests in the state. Georgia Prospers also drafted an opposition petition for major Georgia businesses, such as Coca-Cola, to protest the RFRA.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, ultimately vetoed the bill.

Gill’s involvement started with an amendment to the Colorado Constitution, known commonly as Initiative 2, according to an interview he did at Yale University. Initiative 2, which was passed but later overturned in court, proposed that no state law could assign protected status for sexual orientation.

“My assistant’s assistant at Quark had actually voted in favor of [passing the amendment],” Gill said. “I thought, ‘She says I should be able to be fired for being gay; that sexual orientation shouldn’t protect me.’ I thought, ‘Maybe I should fire her.’”

Instead, he donated $1 million to the effort to overturn the amendment.

“When I look around the country, I see people that are victims of hate crimes,” Gill said in a promotional video for his foundation, explaining his activism.

Gill’s political efforts are funded by his success in the tech industry. Raised in a Republican family, he made his fortune as a programmer.

Gill sold his stake in Quark, his software startup, for $500 million in 1992, Rolling Stone noted. He then moved into LGBT activism full time and has since shifted 60 percent of his assets into an endowment for the Gill Foundation. (For more from the author of “Tech Tycoon Wants to Punish ‘Wicked’ Foes of LGBT Activism” please click HERE)

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