Watch The Chilling Video Kansas Shooter Posted To Facebook Just Days Before Incident

The gunman who went on a deadly rampage Thursday near Wichita, Kan., recently posted a video on Facebook of him shooting a semi-automatic weapon into a field.

After going on a shooting spree that left three of his co-workers dead and 14 injured, Cedric Ford, 38, was shot and killed by a Kansas sheriff at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston.

Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton stated a deputy had served Ford a restraining order around 3:30 p.m. Thursday involving his live-in girlfriend, the Wichita Eagle reported. The sheriff believes the order was likely what set Ford off on his tirade. 

Ford left the Excel factory, which produces lawn care products, not long after receiving the order and returned at approximately 5 p.m. and opened fire on his co-workers.

Law enforcement officials reported the gunman had a .223-caliber assault-style rifle and a semi-automatic pistol. 

Ford recently posted this video on Facebook.

He also posted multiple pictures of himself with various weapons.

 

 

Image Credit: Facebook

Image Credit: Facebook

“We always say it won’t happen here. Well here it is. It happened here,” Walton told NBC News regarding the shooting. “We’ll get through it. It’s a good community of good, strong people.”

Court records showed the assailant was a felon who previously lived in Miami and was on probation with a series of convictions in Florida, including burglary in 2000, according to NBC News. “He had a criminal record stretching back to October 1996, when he was charged with carrying a concealed firearm when he was 18 years old, the records showed,” the news outlet reported. 

How Ford obtained his firearms used in Thursday’s shooting is not clear.

Sheriff Walton told reporters that an officer from the Hesston police force, who was not named, went into the factory alone, killed the gunman and “saved a lot of lives.” Approximately 150 people were in the plant at the time the assailant was killed.

Five of the 14 victims injured remained in critical condition Friday in area hospitals.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback asked people to pray for those affected by the mass shooting.

h/t: Daily Mail 

Marco Rubio Plans NUCLEAR Option To ‘Take The GOP Nomination’- Voters Will Be OUTRAGED

The campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is reaching a critical period. As Donald Trump gains more supporters, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are struggling to keep up.

However, Sen. Rubio reportedly has a “Hail Mary” plan he hopes with provide him the GOP nomination. Two anonymous sources came forward to CNN after a meeting Wednesday in Manhattan to allege that Rubio is preparing for a contested Republican Convention.

Terry Sullivan, Rubio’s top campaign adviser, provided a blueprint for such a tactic at the meeting with top donors, the sources said.

Sullivan laid out two possible outcomes. Rubio might achieve the necessary delegates to win the election. It’s also possible that none of the three candidates will have the necessary delegates needed to win before the convention. In the latter scenario, a contested convention might be the outcome.

Sullivan said that if John Kasich and Ben Carson were to drop out of the election, Rubio may very well pick up votes from Kasich and Carson supporters and possibly provide him with the leverage to win the nomination.

Sullivan also expressed great confidence that Rubio would win in his home state of Florida.

The Manhattan meeting was attended by approximately 200 people, including some former supporters of Jeb Bush. If Bush supporters are willing to throw their support behind Rubio, Carson and Kasich supporters may do the same.

The Manhattan meeting took place at a time when Rubio has picked up recent endorsements from Bob Dole, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Joe Craft, and the Koch brothers, to name a few.

However, many people believe these endorsements have come in too late to quell the Trump campaign’s mobility and progress.

If these high profile endorsements are too late, a contested convention could be a real possibility — even though the last time it happened was during the 1952 presidential campaign.

BREAKING: Trump Receives Unexpected ‘Establishment’ Endorsement That Could Change Race

After ending his presidential bid in the wake of a sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement became a topic of speculation among political pundits.

In a press conference Friday, Christie announced which GOP candidate has his support.

“I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” he said.

The high-profile political endorsement came on the heels of Trump’s first congressional endorsements, which he received from Republican congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins earlier this week.

Within minutes, Christie’s announcement gained widespread traction among social media users. Several Twitter users suggested the endorsement was a step toward securing a cabinet position in a potential Trump administration.

“Attorney General then Supreme Court,” one user predicted.

“Woah!,” another replied. “I think I see a possible VP!”

Others recalled the bitter rivalry between Christie and Marco Rubio in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary.

“Surprised he didn’t endorse Rubio,” a commenter wrote. “They are such good friends.”

A few more cynical social media users insisted the billionaire front-runner paid Christie for the endorsement.

Facebook Employees Caught Doing THIS To Black Lives Matter Slogan, Zuckerberg’s Response Is Getting Attention

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company are making headlines, but this time it’s not for something being offered to consumers. Instead, the news is coming from within.

Facebook maintains “free speech” whiteboards throughout it’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Staff members are allowed to write whatever they wish on the whiteboards.

Zuckerberg is apparently furious someone has, on more than one occasion, marked through “Black Lives Matter” statements and replaced them with “All Lives Matter” comments. Zuckerberg admitted in a private memo to employees he’d already asked his staff to refrain from marking through the BLM messages, yet someone keeps striking through them and writing “all lives matter.”

Zuckerberg was “disappointed” when it was happening earlier, but now he says he considers the action “malicious.” Zuckerberg then made reference to black social justice movements of the BLM group by saying the group only seeks to achieve “the justice they deserve.”

Zuckerberg said there were never any rules about what any staffer wanted to write on the whiteboards, but that striking through messages is equated to “silencing speech.” Zuckerberg then encouraged anyone and everyone to attend the on-campus “Black Town Hall” being held March 4.

It seems from the tone in the memo the free speech whiteboards may not be so free any longer if staffers are being told what they can and cannot do on the whiteboards. Faced with what Zuckerberg appears to view as a crisis of free speech, his leadership decision to investigate “the current incidents” may have some of his employees on edge for exercising their own rights to free speech by disagreeing with BLM statements.

h/t: Gizmodo

How Long Is One Year On Earth? You Might Be Shocked!

As Elton John might say, astronaut Scott Kelly is “packing his bags, pre-flight.” His “zero hour” comes March 1, at which time he will have spent almost a year on the space station Soyuz.
His descent will come quickly, depositing him near Kazahkstan in a mere 3-1/2 hours. Counting all six missions, Kelly has spent more time in space than any other American astronaut.
One thing Kelly learned during this last mission: “A year is a really, really long time.”
He was there to serve as a kind of lab rat for experiments on the effects of long-term space travel on the human body and mind, to gain a better idea of what a trip to Mars might do. Bone density, vision, inner ear, cognitive ability, mood — all can be affected.
Conveniently, Scott has a twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, so valuable comparison studies can be made. Scott Kelly likened his time in space to being on a submarine — in that you can’t really go anywhere — but found things to do to pass the time, like corresponding with his more than 900,000 Twitter followers and cavorting in a (wait for it) gorilla suit.
When he steps out of the craft and begins to adjust to the Earth’s gravity, he may be dizzy for a while. But what strikes me is the dizzying amount of change that can happen for the rest of us here on Earth while the space station orbits high above.
Imagine if you were taking off today to spend a year on the space station. When you returned, it would be almost March of 2017. It might be a different world.
We complain that things stay the same regardless of who wins elections, but that’s not true. Things that look bad now have the potential to become better or infinitely worse.
The government can turn on a dime as yet another freedom disappears. If Obama hadn’t won his two terms, we would have different Supreme Court Justices and arguably different decisions that affect millions of lives.
We wouldn’t be looking at a ruined healthcare system. We might even have a coherent foreign policy.
Think how many antiquities might still exist, how many people might still be alive, and how many fleeing migrants might not be fleeing. As crazy as this campaign season is, it does no good to drop out of the system or cast a poorly considered vote in anger and disgust. We must do what we can do.
So, here’s my message to any American about to be shot into space:  Be sure to vote absentee!