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President Barack Obama stopped in Los Angeles Friday for a fundraiser lunch in Santa Monica -- just blocks from a shooting at Santa Monica College -- before flying to Palm Springs for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by Nucleardiver
Actually Obama is not even staying in Los Angeles, he is headed to the Palm Springs area which is a couple of hours away.
Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by Nucleardiver
OMG, you are right, they have begun closing streets and are taking our guns away as I write. Everything is not a false flag, you are an alarmist. Have a good night.
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
I just found out that Obama was at a fundraiser just blocks from the shooting that occurred today in Santa Monica.
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Arezou Zakarai, who was in the library at the time of the shootings, told ABC News she was happy to be alive after the chilling ordeal.
Surveillance video footage released today shows fearful Santa Monica, Calif., restaurant-goers ducking under tables as a man, whom ABC News has identified as 23-year-old John Zawahri, opens fire outside, part of a shooting rampage in which four people were killed.
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Originally posted by Sandalphon
China visited Palm Springs? That is news. There is a military base there, 29 Palms actually. What neato technology did the visitor see? Did they talk about the Chinese hacking issue?
About that gun thing, coincidence. Probably on purpose as all the security was tied up in blocking traffic and can't break out of duty. I think Santa Monica has sensors that catch gunshot sound, like other cities in SoCal.
Just imagine what sneaky job didn't get news'd.