Donald Trump Blames Barack Obama on Twitter for Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria

Donald Trump blamed former President Barack Obama for the ongoing conflict in Syria in the wake of a horrific suspected chemical weapons attack that left dozens of people dead on late Saturday in Douma, according to BBC. Trump tweeted on Sunday, “If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!”

In 2012, Obama said the use of chemical weapons would “red line.” When Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad performed another attack after this statement was made, Obama did not retaliate.

In two tweets, the president also blamed Russia (he called out Putin specifically) and Iran for the attacks. He said, “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price…to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!” Russia denies that it was involved with the chemical attack.

Vice President Mike Pence later tweeted, “@POTUS & I closely monitoring likely chemical attack in Syria. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the assault on innocent lives, including children. The Assad regime & its backers MUST END their barbaric behavior. As POTUS said, big price to pay for those responsible!”

A spokesman for the Syrian Civil Defense said a government helicopter dropped barrels that contained a chemical substance on the rebel-held suburb. Rescuers have reported over 70 deaths, a toll that's expected to rise. Most of the fatalities were women and children. The Syrian government and its ally Russia have denied the use of chemical weapons, calling the allegations a “fabrication,” according to BBC.

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The 10 Most Expensive Sneakers of 2017

If a sneaker doesn’t resell for a ton of money, was it ever released in the first place? With the secondary sneaker market being a billion dollar industry, it’s put more focus on what a shoe’s worth is after it releases than what it costs in stores. Good luck getting a pair at retail, bud. You’ll have to fork your dollars over on eBay or Flight Club. And that’s what you’ll need to do for the latest Air Jordan collaboration, Pharrell x Adidas sneaker, or shoe that drops only at an obscure pop-up shop half-way across the world. We’re not talking chump change either, people are shelling out major coin to cop some of these exclusive kicks. Here are some of the Most Expensive Sneakers of 2017.

To gather the info, we used StockX to find out the average resale values of all the sneakers.

  • Off-White x Air Jordan 1

    Resale value: $1,100

    The “best” sneaker of the year is also one of the most sought-after, which is the case for the Off-White x Air Jordan 1. The release for the shoe was so mad that Nike had to postpone it, with the SNKRS app shutting down due to the high demand. If you wanted this year’s top shoe, you needed to pay top dollar.

  • Air Jordan 1 Royal Satin

    Resale value: $1,590

    I’ve been very critical of Jordan’s deceptive release practices in 2017, but the Satin version of the Air Jordan 1 “Black/Royal” showed a dedication to storytelling. The shoes only dropped at Walters in Atlanta and Active Athlete in Houston, two mom and pop shops that carried the shoes when they first releases. That rarity and regional exclusiveness drove up the resale market for these satin joints. And, oh yeah, people love “Black/Royal” Air Jordan 1s.

  • A Cold Wall x Nike Air Force 1

    Resale value: $1,631

    Unless you have a pile of money or a plug in London, you probably didn’t get your hands on the A Cold Wall x Nike Air Force 1. Only released at a pop-up in in the Big Smoke, the sneakers were a throwback to classic Air Force 1 styling and were even given The Harlem Lace Job in the press photos. Talk about authenticity.

  • Just Don x Air Jordan II “Arctic Orange”

    Resale value: $1,646

    Just Don and Jordan Brand dropped the third installment of their Air Jordan II trilogy this year, this time releasing them in sizes for the whole family. The men’s pairs are going for bread, too. It all makes sense that the sneakers, being inspired by luxury handbags, actually go for the price of a luxury handbag.

  • Adidas Pharrell NMD Hu Race Trail “Cotton Candy”

    Resale value:  $1,751

    Pharrell had a really hot year with Adidas, and one of his Hu Race NMD Trail sneakers were only sold at BBC in New York City. Guess what? They resell for way more than the pairs that were sold everywhere. Surprised? Not in the least.

  • Air Jordan 1 “Spike Lee”

    Resale value: $2,397

    Besides Michael Jordan, Spike Lee is the face of the Air Jordan, coming in with the Air Jordan III to sell it as his Mars Blackmon character. In the film She’s Gotta Have It, Mars wore a pair of Black/Royal Air Jordan 1s while having sex, and now Spike has his own Air Jordan 1s. Done up in a similar colorway, the sneakers featured Mars’ face on the heel, were only sold in Brooklyn, and retailers for $300. Now they’re re-selling for over $2,000. Call that a cultural cash-et.

  • Adidas Futurecraft 4D

    Resale value: $2,892

    Adidas was supposed to release this sneaker to the public by the end of the year, but it hasn’t hit retail yet. But the brand did give away 300 pairs to friends and family… .and most of them ended up on eBay. They feature cutting-edge technology in the midsole, but they look badass, too, even if the majority of people who get them saw them as a way to cash in.

  • Adidas Pharrell NMD Hu Race Trail “N*E*R*D”

    Resale value: $5,185

    Pharrell and Adidas figured out the hype train this year, and it came to a culmination at ComplexCon with a special pair of Pharrell’s Hu Race NMD Trail that was made for the release of N*E*R*D’s new album. Kids literally fought over the shoes, which drove the resale price up even higher.

  • Chanel x Adidas Pharrell NMD Hu Race Trail

    Resale value: $11,135

    Pharrell got Adidas to collaborate with Chanel on his signature sneakers and released them at Colette for the retailer’s send off after 20 years of business. The demand was so great for them that they had to get a court bailiff to read off the auction winners. Coupled with the fact that there were only 500 pairs made, and that put this shoe as one the most in-demand releases in ages.

  • Air Jordan III “Grateful”

    Resale value: $13,250

    DJ Khaled is one of the most divisive people in the sneaker game. For some, he possesses the enthusiasm they’ve been looking for. For others, anything he touches instantly makes the product uncool. But Jordan Brand rewarded his faithfulness to the company this year with this own Air Jordan III. The shoes were given away to select folks who bought his new album, which means very few pairs are circulating. Sneakers are good investment, indeed.

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7 Dead in London Bridge Incident; Police Gun Down 3 Suspected Attackers (UPDATE)

Police are investigating two incidents in London on Saturday, following a van that plowed into pedestrians on the London Bridge, and reports of stabbings from people in the nearby Borough Market area.

In a statement provided by Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, he notes: “At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police.” That number rose to seven dead on Sunday, June 4, with 48 people being taken to the hospital following what's being called a “brutal terrorist attack.” 

The three attackers are suspects related to what happened on the London Bridge and Borough Market. They have not been identified. It's also being reported that 12 people in east London have been arrested in connection with the incident.

A photo snapped by photographer Gabriele Sciotto appears to show at least one of the attackers after he was stopped by police.


The guy that the police knocked down after 1 min #live #police #dead #man #london #terroristic #attack

A post shared by Gabriele Sciotto (@fried_chicken) on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:41pm PDT

British Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement on the situation, and said it is being treated as potential act of terrorism.

Details began pouring in on social media and witnesses on scene throughout the evening. BBC reporter Holly Jones says the van was probably traveling around 50 miles an hour when it mounted the curb and crashed directly into pedestrians.

“He swerved right around me and then hit about five or six people,” Jones said. “He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind. I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”

A witness by the name of Mark Roberts spoke with CNN, and he said that the van's crash looked intentional.

“It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people,” said Roberts. “I froze, to be honest. As I was thinking … which direction should I run, the van swerved across the other side of the bridge from me.”

Footage of multiple police cars heading to the site of the incident has been posted by journalists on the ground, with police mounting curbs in their vehicles in order to get there as quickly as possible.

The London Ambulance Service released a statement several hours after the initial event took place, confirming they'd taken at least 20 patients to six different hospitals in the aftermath of the London Bridge incident. Other people were reportedly treated at the scene for less serious injuries.

Metro police have confirmed that a number of people were stabbed in the Borough Market area shortly after the crash. One of them was an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge. He received serious but not life-threatening injuries. Police reported shots were fired.

CNN obtained an eyewitness account that described “a man with a 'massive knife' entered the restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside. The patrons sheltered in the basement and police then arrived at the scene.”

Metro police issued their “Run, Hide, Tell” directive to citizens as a safety percaution.

A third incident at Vauxhall occurred later in the evening, but Metro police have determined it is not connected to London Bridge and Borough Market.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation, and will continue to receive updates from national security team members when appropriate. The U.S. Department of State issued a statement saying the U.S. condemns these attacks.

Trump seemed to use the incident as inspiration for a new tweet about his proposed travel ban, which is currently locked in legal limbo.

Last month, Ariana Grande's Manchester concert was hit with a terrorist attack that resulted in 22 people killed and more than 59 others injured from an explosion caused by a suicide bomber. Grande has made a strong effort to help families affected by the traumatizing event through her One Love Manchester benefit concert and recently visited recovering concert-goers at the hospital.

She offered some words on tonight's terror attacks:

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Photos of the Manchester Bomber Have Been Released by U.K. Police

Manchester police have released photos of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who is believed to be responsible for the recent attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

According to police, these pictures were obtained from security camera footage prior to the attack at the concert. It is not clear exactly where or when the photos are from, as the background is intentionally blacked out behind Abedi.

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Image via Manchester Police

Photos of the suicide bomber, who was identified within hours of the attack taking place, are being released as part of an effort to track what he was doing prior to the attack taking place. In a joint statement from Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Neil Basu, a national coordinator for U.K. Counter Terrorism Policing, they stressed a desire to find out what went into this attack.

“This is still a live investigation which is not slowing down,” they said. “Our priorities are to understand the run up to this terrible event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack.”

According to BBC, at least 13 people have been arrested on suspicion of terror offenses, and 14 locations are actively being searched by investigators. Terrorist groups like ISIS have attempted to take responsibility for the attack, but it is still unclear who is responsible. At least 17 warrants have been carried out so far as part of the investigation.

The world has responded with an outpouring of love for Manchester in the days since the attack took place. With help from celebrities like Eminem and Justin Timberlake, a fund started by the Manchester Evening News and British Red Cross has raised over $2 million to support the victims and families who were impacted by the event.

Grande suspended her tour following the incident, and later released a statement saying the attack should not impact how we go about our days.

“We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil,” Grande said. “We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win.”

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Professor’s Very Serious ‘BBC News’ Interview Crashed by His Hilarious Kids

OK, fine. I will now concede that, on rare occasions such as this, kids are actually hilarious. Professor Robert E. Kelly was simply trying to make his way through a recent BBC News interview on South Korean politics when he was interrupted, in quick succession, by his two children.

“Scandals happen all the time,” a pre-interruption Kelly told BBC News. “The question is how do democracies respond to those scandals.” At this moment, one of Kelly's children enters the room and approaches the camera:

“I think one of your children's just walked in,” the reporter astutely observed. Within seconds, a second child enters the room and cranks the hilarity to 11:

Amid a series of apologies, the children were then removed from the interview after stealing the whole damn show:

A classic moment in Kids Interrupting Adults Adulting history, no doubt. But what does Twitter think?

Speaking of children doing admirable shit, let us revel in the memory of Drew Carey's 11-year-old son reportedly saying “screw our president” on live TV last month:

Connor Carey, according to the New York Daily News, also took credit for helping start a tiny bonfire during the D.C. area protest. “Because I felt like it and because I'm just saying, screw our president!” he said when asked by a seemingly annoying Fox News reporter about his involvement.

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Material For A Billion Ecstasy Pills Confiscated In Netherlands

Netherlands police say they captured enough raw drug material to create a billion ecstasy pills from a truck trailer parked near Rilland, according to BBC.

Among the materials seized were 100,000 bottles of hydrogen gas, 15,000kg of caustic soda and 3,000 liters of other chemicals.

Police told BBC that an investigation into the person(s) behind the haul is currently under way. They did not say whether they had made arrests nor indicated the street value of the materials found.


Source: BBC

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Ruby Rose Actually Drops Fire Mix For Diplo & Friends

Fans have always been weary of famous celebrities who cross into the EDM sphere. From Paris Hilton to Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), many A and B list celebrities have tried to expand their careers by picking up DJing to piggy back off the rise in electronic music.

Although met with animosity at the beginning, Ruby Rose’s break out in the world of electronic music is turning heads by one simple fact: she’s actually really good.

In a recent mix for BBC radio’s Diplo & Friends, Ruby Rose showed her mixing prowess by putting together a sexy tracklist that includes tracks from Eats Everything, Oliver Heldens, Chocolate Puma & many more.

Besides her brilliant new mix, Ruby Rose has been converting fans around the world with her energetic livesets that turn non-believers into die hard fans.  Check out the mix below and try and not be impressed:



Eats Everything – Dancing (Again!) (feat. Tiga & Audion)
Claptone – Dear Life (Claptone Mix)
Avicii – For A Better Day (Billion Remix)
David Zowie – House Every Weekend (Mandal & Forbes Remix)
Don Diablo – On My Mind
Paul Morrell – To Be Real (feat. Mary Kiani)
Arches & Karen Harding – New Love (Mr. Belt & Wezol Mix)
Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Nora En Pure Mix)
Kaskade – Disarm You (Amtrac Piano Mix) (feat. Ilsey)
Disclosure & Sam Smith – Omen (Claptone Mix)
Philip George & Anton Powers – Alone No More (DubRocca Remix)
Matisse & sadko – Memories
Pep & Rash & Shermanology – Sugar
Siege – Crunk
A‐Trak – We All Fall Down (feat. Jamie Lidell)
CamelPhat – Haus
Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive (Shaun Frank Remix)
Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (DJ S.K.T Bootleg Remix)
Sigala – Easy Love (Re-Edit)
CID – Love Is Blind
Jauz – Deeper Love
Joe Stone & Daser – Freak (And You Know It)
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (Chris Lake Mix)
Chris Lake – Stranger
Chocolate Puma & Tommie Sunshine – Scrub The Ground (feat. DJ Funk)
Format:B – Chunky
Oliver Heldens & Da Hool – MHATLP (HI-LO Edit)
Gregor Salto & & Mitchell Niemeyer – Just Yeah
Laurent Wolf vs Lucas & Steve – Calinda 2k15

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Sets You Can’t Miss at Spring Awakening

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Spring Awakening Music Fesitval, one of Chicago’s newest and largest EDM festivals, is just a few days away. With an enormous lineup over 3 days, there are plenty of names you might not know – this guide should clue you into a few sets you don’t want to miss.


gLAdiator [Friday, 3:45pm @ The Hanger] This LA duo’s tracks blend trap with house and hip-hop but their live sets and mixes reveal a greater slew of influences. The mix below has everything from Ludacris to Grizzly Bear (are they really that different anyway?)


Destroid [Friday, 7pm, Equinox]
I’m expecting this to be one of the bigger spectacles at Spring Awakening. Destroid is a sort of dubstep/bass music super group made up of Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka. I’m very interested to see how they traverse the gap between production and live performance. With heavy bass and costumes/art that is reminiscent of a neon blacklight game of 1990s laser tag, its a shame they aren’t playing later at night.

Check out this fake news video Destroid made, where the global community confuses dubstep for terrorism (what jerks!)


Derick Carter [Saturday, 5:30pm @ The Hanger]
Carter is a quintessential part of Chicago’s house scene – you might not be familiar with his name, but his sound and style are deeply ingrained in a huge amount of music. Come see Carter effortlessly blend new and classic house and techno before spending all of your weekend with club bangers.


Pete Tong [Saturday, 6:30pm @ The Hanger] Producer, DJ and host of BBC 1 one radio shows such as the Essential Mix, its hard to imagine anyone will be able to throw out a more eclectic mix over the weekend.


Candyland [Sunday, 3pm @ Equinox]
Your favorite artist has probably been remixed by these electro-house wizards, so its about time you see them weave their biting, electro-house through your old favorites.

Ookay [Sunday, 5:30pm @ The Hanger]

Perfect music for a packed traphouse or the end zone, Ookay makes big songs with growling bass hits. Based on the few songs he released last year, 2014 should be exciting for him and us.


For tickets, schedule and more information, visit the SAMF website.

At Least 60 People Have Been Medically Treated From Hardwell’s Show

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BBC has reported that at least 60 people who attended Hardwell’s show in Belfast, UK have been medically treated due to the use of alcohol and some drug usage. Several of the show-goers who attended the show at The Odyssey Arena were taken to nearby hospitals.

Read the official statement from Odyssey Arena below: