Today’s News Stories (July 24th), 2012
Loaded Gun Brought To Dark Night Rises Showing
Timothy Courtois, a 49-year old man from Maine, was arrested this weekend after police found an AK-47 assault rifle, four handguns and ammunition in his car, while he was speeding away from a theater where he had just watched the Dark Night Rises. He had brought a loaded gun into the theater and was allegedly on his way to shoot his former boss.
Aurora Shooting Lawsuit
Torrence Brown, Jr., who was in the theater at the night of the Dark Night Rises shooting in Aurora, is planning to sue the theater, James Holmes’ doctors as well as Warner Bros. for what happened that night. While Brown was not harmed, he lost his best friend and claims to be suffering from extreme trauma.
Star of Romney’s Ad Get’s Millions From The Government
Gilchrist Metal, star of Romney’s “My Hand Didn’t Build This” ad, which takes one of President Obama’s quotes out of context and makes it seem like Obama is saying that people who have a company didn’t built those businesses, while he is actually saying that the government helped support the creation of those companies, has apparently received millions from the government to help his business.
How Norway’s Government Reacted To Terrorism
Security technologist Bruce Schneier made a post on his blog yesterday, commenting on the way Norway has handled terrorism in the year since the massacre. One thing he points out is that Norway has handled the situation by applying more democracy and greater political participation, while not increasing the power of police and security services, which is very different from the way the US approaches the issue.
NSA Agents Come Forward – Is The Government Spying On You?
Three former NSA Agents have come forward with claims that the government has been conducting illegal domestic surveillance across the entire country. They also warn that a new facility currently under construction in Utah will be able to hold “a hundred years’ worth of the communications of the world”, essentially collecting data on everybody.
Feds Violate 4th Amendment
Senator Wyden has been trying to get the feds to admit they sometimes abuse their power and violate the 4th Amendment, and he succeeded last week, when he got the Director of National Intelligence to admit that they have violated the 4th Amendment in a letter that was conveniently released just before the weekend.
Katie Morgan Uses Twitter Right
Popular adult film star Katie Morgan likes to use Twitter the right way – which is to post sexy photos of herself, of course. So go check out the gallery!
Reddit user FuckingSuper asks “What’s your favourite fun fact?”. Go check out the post and get edumacated with fun information!
What The Hobbit Behind-The-Scenes
Peter Jackson’s eighth production diary features behind-the-scenes footage of Comic-Con and the last days of production. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in December.
Lesbian Woman Victim To Horrible Hate Crime
An openly lesbian Woman in Nebraska was attacked in her own home by three masked men, who carved the word “dyke” into her skin and left graffiti saying “we found u dyke” on a wall. Then the poured gasoline on the floor and set it on fire, but she was able to escape. The police are looking for the men and if caught, they will be charged with a hate crime.
Play This Zelda Clone In Your Browser
Ever wanted to play a game like Zelda at your place of work or without buying a console? Now you can, thanks to Seedling, a completely free game that you can play in your browser. Go check it out!
The Classic “Wake Up Your Wife And Pretend That You Are Dying” -Prank
Watch this man wake up his wife in the car and pretend like they are about to die to an oncoming truck. I am fairly sure he will be sleeping on the couch for quite some time.
Warner Bros. To Donate Dark Night Rises Profits To Aurora Victims
Warner Bros. will donate a percentage of their Dark Night Rises profits to the victims of the Aurora shooting. They will pass on a “substantial” amount to a Giving First fund that will distribute the money to several charities to support the victims.
Silk Soy Milk Ad Sprays Milk All Over Girls Face
Check out this ad for Silk Soy Milk, where a girl gets sprayed all over her face with soy milk. Apparently this was a user submitted video, but the creator is now claiming that they stole the video from his page. Silk has now taken down the video, either because of the claims or because the content of the video was a tiny bit inappropriate.
22-Year Old Diva Running For NY-State Senate
Meet Mindy, a 22-Year-Old orthodox jewish diva, who is running for NY-State Senate. She has a BA in Political Science and is the candidate for the Republicans and the Conservatives. She is the first young woman to run for the seat and calls herself “Diva of the District”.
Westboro Baptist Church Fakes Aurora Protest
The Westboro Baptist Church trolled hundreds of counter-protesters into showing up at the vigil for the Aurora shooting victims, after they announced that they would picket the event. They, however, had no intention of showing up and never actually protested at the event.
Worker Causes $400 Million In Damages To Get Out Of Work Early
When 24-year old Casey James Fury wanted to get out of work early, he came up with a genius plan – setting fire to the nuclear-powered submarine he was working on. Only problem: The fire caused $400 Million in damages and he now faces life in prison, but at least he got to go home early that day!
Why Men Fall Asleep After Sex
In a new study Dr. Serge Stoléru has uncovered why some men tend to fall asleep after sex. The reason is that after an orgasm, the prefrontal cortex is less active and two other areas in the brain tell men to stop thinking about sex, while oxytocin and serotonin are produced, all together often creating a sleep-inducing effect.
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