Fatalities now confirmed. Fuck, man. That's a show with a lot of teens and kids.
My sister was at the concert. Said there was a loud bang and once they got outside there were lots of police and ambulances. Said once the explosion happened they just ran.
Can't imagine what it would feel like to be in that situation.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed a number of fatalities at the arena following the incident.
UPDATE: Eye witness report https://youtu.be/1yxTjg21Ebs
UPDATE 2: Holiday Inn Manchester are taking in children who have been separated from their parents. You can contact them on: 0161 836 9600
UPDATE 3: NBC News - Law enforcement officials say at least 20 dead and hundreds have been injured.
UPDATE 4: Over 50 children taken in by the Holiday Inn that are alone with no guardians.
UPDATE 5: UK bomb disposal team on site after incident at Manchester Arena - Sky News.
UPDATE 6: Armed police after explosion in Manchester https://youtu.be/s9DTGikREPo
UPDATE 7: London stands with Manchester - our thoughts are with all those killed and injured tonight and our brave emergency services - Sadiq Khan, London mayor.
UPDATE 8: Uber are offering free rides home around Greater Manchester Area.
UPDATE 9: GMP-At least 19 people killed and more than 50 injured
UPDATE 10: Video from inside the arena when the explosion occurs https://twitter.com/elliefreyax/status/866830824561414145
UPDATE 11: Prime Minister Theresa May has said her thoughts are with the victims and families of those affected in “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack”. A meeting of the Cobra government emergency committee will meet at 9am Tuesday.
UPDATE 12: The North West ambulance service says it has taken 59 casualties from Manchester Arena to hospitals across the city. It says it also treated “a number of walking wounded on scene”.
Need to catch some sleep, it's 4:20 AM in the UK.
Absolutely shocked and heartbroken, sorry for the lives lost in Manchester and their families who are hurting tonight. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling. At a loss for words. The sadness is quite frankly overwhelming. My heart goes out to everyone affected.
FINAL UPDATE ON A SLIGHTLY POSITIVE NOTE Manchester attack: City mobilises to help concertgoers with offers of rooms and free rides
‘There are people lying on the floor of the corridor. Lots of little girls and kids.’
jesus christ i seriously hope this isn't as big as i'm afraid it might be :(
Seems like officials in that area consider this reckless because there are signs warning people to not feed the animals and apparently the sea lion had already snapped at the girl once.
Robert Kiesman, chair of the Steveston Harbour Authority, said there are several signs posted at the popular tourist destination warning people not to feed the sea mammals that frequent the area.
"You wouldn't go up to a grizzly bear in the bush and hand him a ham sandwich, so you shouldn't be handing a thousand-pound wild mammal in the water slices of bread," Kiesman said.
"And you certainly shouldn't be letting your little girl sit on the edge of the dock with her dress hanging down after the sea lion has already snapped at her once. Just totally reckless behaviour."
That... seems fair.
In Yellowstone there are great big signs everywhere in 20 languages telling you not to approach the bison because they will attack you. And yet, every year people are gored trying to take pictures next to the big furry cow. There are also signs everywhere in the hot areas telling you not to leave the boardwalk because you can fall through the ground into more-than-boiling mineral pools beneath the surface, and yet periodically some idiot does it anyway, with predictable results. It's astounding to me.
Edit: Holy crap this post blew up.
Yup. When I watched the whole video I could understand why the official considers it reckless.
The way it snapped at the girl the first time was very aggressive.
She shouldn't have sat down on the rail after that.
Religion should not give you extra rights, especially ones that enable you to torture and mutilate children.
So can I also practice my religious right to sacrifice children then? Stupid fucking argument. Just because it's religious doesn't mean they have the right to do anything.
You want to mutilate yourself, go ahead. Want to mutilate a kid, yeah let's not do that considering they can't have an informed opinion on religion at early ages.
Well put. I've never understood the concessions made for religious beliefs. If you can afford the rules to be bent for an arbitrary group of people, then you can afford for them to be bent by everyone. This is an example where you can't afford to have them bent by anyone.
probably just a way for his minions to commute to work from the underworld
Even his resort can't contain the leaks!
thats the sorriest "sinkhole" i've ever seen
Can we set up a GoFundMe to make it bigger?
I'm sure this is not an isolated incident. Insurance companies, hospitals and manufacturers have been colluding for years. This is the primary issue that will cause nearly every attempt at truly reforming health care in the U.S. to fail, unless we put a stop to this bullshit. Habitual overpayments like this tell me one important thing-- That health insurance rates are so obviously inflated that money can be thrown around willy-nilly. Assholes.
Are you implying that after overpaying the hospital or medical supplier the insurance company further bumps the cost!? Perhaps making it look like they are doing you far more of a service than they actually are?! Making you think insurance is the only option?!
That would be dishonest!
I had one vial of blood drawn to run genetic testing on my unborn baby. The vial was taken from my arm... No invasive procedures to the womb. My insurance was charged $16k dollars for the draw and testing. I paid out of pocket $400. Absolutely beyond outrageous to think a blood test to screen for genetic issues could cost $16k.
No. It's even shadier than that. Both the hospital and the insurance companies have teams of people who's sole job is to work deals out with each other. It is very possible that the patient can pay more out of pocket than the actual insurance company pays.
poor dude, i was so surprised when they first leaked his identity. now he has to move after trying to do some whitehat shit for everyones sake
The Metro featured a full face picture and his full name in the first paragraph.
The final paragraph was about how he'd asked to remain anonymous.
Tabloids are one of the worst cancers this country has to offer.
The UK doesn't have a good history with treating computery people well. At least they didn't chemically castrate this guy for saving their ass.
Reminds me of that episode of Breaking Bad w/ Jesse and those two meth head parents for some reason. So damn sad.
I was a heroin/Pill addict for a long time. I got used to the lifestyle but one thing that never stopped bothering me was picking up from a dealers house while their kids were home. That was a dirtier feeling than putting a needle in my arm.
Hooray for narcan, now those kids will have their parents... when they're out of jail and on the occasion they're sober.
So proud of my home state right now. sigh
Just hope that those parents get it together, a lot dont but a lot do. My ex was a middle man and a crack and heroin addict. I was a pill addict who went to heroin.
Im about to be three years clean, i left my ex who is now in prison, my daughters are the happiest kids who never go without anything, right now we live with my mom while i get back on my feet but honestly they love living there, im very close my with daughters, theyre my whole life. My oldest daughter remembers a little of her dad using and getting arrested but she luckily has no memory of me using, i quit when she was 3 and i found out i was pregnant with my youngest. I have a great support system as do they.
And in America they're changing the laws to make it easier to not vaccinate...
Not surprising considering Trump himself believes vaccines cause autism
If you dont want your kid to be vaccinated, fine.
But when your little kid endangers my son, because he's/she's a walking fucking time bomb, then it's my problem.
I agree with this law. Personal freedom at the expense of the common good is idiotic.
I'm so sick of the ignorance of our politicians in general. Really unfortunate for everyone involved.
Instagram: Where everyone is a world traveler, adventurer, "model," fitness guru, nutrition expert, and every girl only does squats in leggings.
That social network where everyone only posts the best photos of themselves doing cool shit while people sit on the couch scrolling through those photos comparing them to their miserable existence? I'm so shocked that this has a negative impact on mental health... /s
And everyone is an entrepreneur.
"Grandma, how did our family earn our fortune?"
"Well dear, when I was a young lady, I had what we called 'Instagram' and your old nana was a pretty thing back in the day. So I took thousands of pictures of my tits and ass, under the guise of 'fitness', and got paid to promote terrible startups created by frat boys with too much money...while simultaneously claiming to be an entrepreneur."
"So...'earn' isn't the best word to use?"
Ahead of the trial Chapman tried to enter an Alford plea on the charge of aggravated assault in exchange for the armed robbery charges being dropped. An Alford plea means the defendant enters a guilty plea, but maintains his innocence. The judge refused to accept the deal, so the case was heard before a jury - who ruled he was innocent of the crime. Presiding Judge John Niedrach, disagreed with their verdict however.
That judge really had it out for him
Jesus. Why even have the trial then?
6 years from now, the man they release from prison may very well be a true menace to society, carrying the trauma of an unjust incarceration.
Everything about this is cruel and counter-productive.
To find him double guilty.