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Rihanna Just Laid Into Trump For Refusing To Use The Word 'Terrorism' In His Response To The Mass Shootings

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This weekend was filled with tragedy in America with mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

These two mass murders fell on the heels of another shooting in northern California.

The country is currently grappling with the fallout of the tragedies, but many feel as though the president is not reacting strongly enough.


After the horrific Pulse Orlando shooting in 2016, Trump attacked President Obama on Twitter for not calling the tragedy "radical Islamic terrorism".

However, fast forward to 2019, and President Trump, himself, failed to use the word "terrorism" when he tweeted about the murders in El Paso and Dayton.








Why is a mass murder at the hands of an Islamist considered terrorism to Trump, but murders at the hand of white nationalist Patrick Crusius are not?

Crusius left a four-page manifesto just before he committed the shooting, and the document is filled with hate speech, some of which echoes Trump's own ideas.

Trump's inconsistency did not make it past singer and Fenty creator Rihanna.

Rihanna began her rant against Trump saying,

"Um... Donald, you spelt "terrorism" wrong!"

She went on to cite the shooting in California earlier in the week, and she called out the fact that assault rifles are,

"easier to get... than a VISA!"

Even US Attorney for the Western District of Texas, John Bash, called the tragedy in El Paso a "domestic terrorism case".

So, why can't Trump call terrorism by white nationalists what it really is? America wants to know.



People are applauding Rihanna for calling it like it really is and putting the president on blast.

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Way to go, Rihanna! Now, let's put those thoughts and prayers into action, Mr. President.

The book Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America's Extremist Heart is available here to learn more about the White nationalist movement.

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality www.youtube.com

Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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