President Donald Trump calls California gunman who killed 12 people 'a very sick puppy'

The mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks by ex-marine gunman Ian Long claimed the lives of 12 people, and authorities are still unsure what may have motivated the 28-year-old to carry out the attack. As the city of just 127,000 — which is known for its low crime rate and was rated the third safest city in the country — comes to terms with the incident, President Donald Trump has weighed in with his thoughts on the shooter.

"He is a very sick puppy," Trump told gathered reporters outside the White House before he left for a meeting with world leaders in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1.

Trump called Long "a sick puppy" (Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Trump called Long "a sick puppy" (Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

It was speculated by numerous sources, including Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, that Long may have suffered from PTSD after his time in the Marine Corps, which included a tour of Afghanistan. Commenting on the rumor, Trump said, "He was a Marine, he was in the war, he served time, he saw some pretty bad things. And a lot of people say he had PTSD and it's a tough deal."
According to the Mirror, the shooting at the bar, which was known to be a popular location amongst students in the area, saw an 18-year-old freshman student at Pepperdine University and a graduate of California Lutheran University named amongst the victims.
Also amongst the casualties was Sgt. Ron Helus, a deputy who had been working with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for 29 years and who was one of the first responders on the scene. Dean paid tribute to his fallen colleague and revealed that Helus had been planning to retire before he was killed.
More tragically, several survivors of the October 2017 Las Vegas massacre — which claimed 58 lives and injured another 851 and was the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in the country's history — were reportedly at the bar as well.
One of the dead was found to be Telemachus Orfanos, who had managed to escape the hail of bullets shooter Stephen Paddock had rained down at the Route 91 Harvest music festival but would find himself at the wrong place at the wrong time once again.

A wildfire now threatens to destroy homes in Thousand Oaks (Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A wildfire now threatens to destroy homes in Thousand Oaks (Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

While investigators are still struggling to uncover what may have motivated Long to commit the shooting, a Facebook post the ex-Marine made at the time of the shooting adds further to the mystery. "I hope people call me insane ... wouldn't that just be a big ball of irony?" he had written, quotes the Mirror. "Yeah... I'm insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is 'hopes and prayers'.. and wonder why these keep happening."
It also emerged that, like a lot of other mass shooters, Long had a history of violence against women. His former high school track coach, Dominique Colell, came out to reveal that the 28-year-old has sexually assaulted her while he was studying at the Newbury Park High School.
But residents of the quiet city have had little time to process the shooting, with a wildfire now threating to burn away their homes. 47-year-old Heather Wynalda, who lives a few miles outside Thousand Oaks, said her brother's home had been consumed by the fire but that he had managed to make it out alive.

"It's just devastating," she said. "This community pulled together so beautifully in the midst of yesterday's shooting ... and today, it is being frantically scattered in an effort to escape the fires."

President Trump to honor Senator Orrin Hatch with Medal of Freedom, highest civilian award

The White House announced that Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), one of the longest-serving senators in United States history, will receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.

Hatch has served as a senator for Utah for 41 years. The White House stated in a press release that Hatch has sponsored more bills that have become law than any other member of Congress.
Hatch announced that he was retiring earlier this year. He will be replaced by Mitt Romney, who was elected to serve in the U.S. Senate for Utah on Nov. 6.
“He [Hatch] has led the way in confirming qualified judges throughout the Federal judiciary in order to protect our constitutional order, and has championed religious liberty, fought against communism, and stood on the side of freedom around the world,” the White House wrote.
Hatch is part of a group of seven individuals, including Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth, who will receive the Medal of Freedom.
To read the full list of Medal of Freedom recipients, released by the White House Saturday, click here.

Cold case detectives in San Diego seek help identifying Baby Doe

San Diego police have released a sketch of Baby Doe --14 years after the child’s skeletal remains were found dumped near a hiking trail.

“Baby Doe is between 2 and 4 years old and is believed to be mostly Caucasian race with light to medium brown hair,” Cold Case Detective Lori Adams told KFMB-TV Thursday.
Hikers found the remains in Rancho Bernardo in 2004.
“They were able to come up with an image of what they believe Baby Doe looked like using a CT scan image of the skull,” Adams said.
At the time of the discovery, police said the cause of death couldn’t be determined. Detectives are investigating the case as an unsolved homicide.
The clothing items shown in the photo were found with Baby Doe. 
The clothing items shown in the photo were found with Baby Doe.  (San Diego Police Department)
The bones were in a green bag with leather straps, according to the station.
The boy was wearing three, child-sized shirts and a pair of red pants, the station reported.
“We are hoping by showing photos of the clothing, someone will either recognize a family member that wore the clothing or can lead us to someone that maybe we can go talk to and help us identify Baby Doe,” Adams told the station.
At the scene, police also recovered an adult-sized, green winter jacket with black and red paint stains on it and a rather unique adult-sized sweatshirt that had “Kamikaze Racing Team” imprinted on it, KFMB reported.
Isotope testing revealed the child may have spent the first year of his life in the southeast U.S., according to the station.


Camille Grammer has lost her home as wildfires ravage California.

The "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, who just married attorney David C. Meyer a few weeks ago, took to Instagram to confirm that her Malibu mansion had burned down in the Woolsey fire. She also shared a photo of her home consumed by flames.

"Sadly my house couldn't be saved," Camille explained on Instagram. "The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home. I thanked the fire captain and his team of firemen for all of their hard work. He took the time to explain what happened and I'm grateful for all of their hard work trying to save my home."

"Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe," she continued. "Luckily we quickly evacuated our house yesterday after a patrol car drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations. I'm grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening. 🙏 Thank you all for caring 💜 #woolseyfire #malibu."

According to TMZ, which posted video of firefighters working on Camille's house, her place is one of 177 homes that have been lost in the Woolsey fire so far. All of Malibu is under evacuation orders, as are many other celebrity-packed communities in the area.

TMZ warns that things could get far worse soon as the Santa Ana winds -- which have been spreading the fire -- are predicted to intensify on Sunday.

Camille retweeted a post from Pop Art Modern claiming that though her home was a total loss, firefighters were able to get her two Ferrari sports cars out of her garage and to safety.

TMZ also reported that despite its previous story claiming that Caitlyn Jenner's hilltop Malibu house had been burned down, it can now confirm it actually escaped structural damage. Aerial photos showed the house was still standing on Nov. 10, though it was surrounded by smoldering hotspots.

19-year-old model sells her virginity to Abu Dhabi businessman for nearly $3 million

There are many things in life that we consider to be priceless. A loving relationship, a caring family, and good health all make the list - but what else makes the cut? Happiness? Job satisfaction? Confidence?

How about virginity?

Many people count this to be as sacred as their first love, and would probably recoil at the idea of selling off their 'first time' to a complete stranger - but not 19-year-old Giselle. It turns out that she didn't consider her maidenhood to be priceless at all, and quite happily sold it to a man for a whopping $2.9million.

Credit: Cinderella Escorts

The price was decided on through a bidding war hosted by Cinderella Escorts, a German website which attained a somewhat infamous status last year when an 18-year-old Russian model auctioned off her virginity for $2.7million.

Of all the bids submitted, the highest came from a wealthy businessman from Abu Dhabi, while the second highest ($2.8million) is reported to have come from a Hollywood actor - but Cinderella Escorts is remaining discreet about his identity.

Giselle, a model based in the US, says she is "happy to have decided to sell my virginity through Cinderella Escorts," and that the deal is "a dream come true" for her. With her earnings, she plans to go to college, buy a house, and travel the world.

Essentially, in exchange for having one sexual encounter, she's pretty much set up for life. And who wouldn't want that?

Credit: Twitter

In fact, Giselle considers the deal to be more than just an easy way to make a ton of money; she also sees it as a way to claim her own sexuality and express her bodily autonomy:

"If I want to spend my first time with someone who is not my first love, that's my decision," the model said.

She added: "The fact that women can do what they want with their bodies and have the courage to live their sexuality free against the critics sets a sign for emancipation".

And, really, when you consider how many people regret their first time anyway - is it really such an awful decision to make? As Giselle herself pointed out, "In retrospect, how many would probably give up their first time if they could have 2.5million Euros instead?"

Credit: Cinderella Escort

Jan Zakobielski, the 27-year-old man who runs the escort website, has previously said that a woman's virginity is like a "luxury car" or "very old wine", in that people consider it to be a highly valuable commodity.

In a statement, a spokesman for Cinderella Escorts said:

"On our website, you will find a video where girls from all over the world talk about the reasons to sell their virginity.

"[T]he high bidding for Giselle's auction shows us how high the demand for virgins is. Business people from all over the world have been bidding."

Yes, it might seem weird and creepy but, ultimately, Giselle made the decision to sell her first time out of her own free will, and she appears to have spent time carefully making plans with what to do with her money. Some may consider the transaction to be incredibly misogynistic, but - for Giselle and the other escorts, at least - it seems more like feminism.

Gerard Butler, Lady Gaga and Many More Lose Their Homes To The Wildfires In California

Actor Gerard Butler shared a heartbreaking photo of himself standing in the middle of what’s left from of his home: “Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD,” he wrote. “If you can, support these brave men and women at”

Khloe Kardashian evacuated her home on Friday with just her clothes on. The reality star tweeted: “I just left with the clothes on my back but I think I packed Trues entire bedroom and closet into my car obviously she’s all that matters to me.”
Camille Grammer, who is a former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star also shared that she has lost her home: “Sadly my house couldn’t be saved,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside an image of her house being engulfed by flames. The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home. I thanked the fire captain and his team of fireman for all of their hard work,” she wrote. “Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe. Luckily we quickly evacuated our house yesterday after a patrol car drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations. I’m grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening,” she added. “Thank you all for caring.”
Kim instagrammed a photo with Khloé’s daughter True last night with the caption, “We are all safe and that’s all that matters.”
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