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  • James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    07/24/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money.
  • Pregnant Aurora Shooting Victim Ashley Moser Finds out Daughter Died, But Her Baby is Fine

    07/24/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 15 replies
    The telegraph ^ | July 24, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Ashley Moser, 25, was in a critical condition after the shooting and was unaware that her daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan was among the 12 people who lost their lives when Holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday. As she drifted in and out of consciousness, her family could not bring themselves to say that her daughter had been killed for fear it would worsen her own condition. Yet despite Miss Moser's serious injuries to her neck and abdomen, which are expected to leave her paralysed, her unborn child is reportedly healthy.
  • More on Aurora (CO) and Chicago (IL) : Gun violence compared

    07/24/2012 8:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    As Thomas Lifson noted, citing William Jacobson's report on Chicago's daily count of shooting deaths and injuries, mostly perpetrated by males using guns against males, the total monthly deadly sum in Chicago is far worse than the few minutes of horrific slaughter in Aurora. Adding to that, many of the Chicago shootings occur within a few miles radius of the Obamas' home. Also, unlike Aurora, Chicago has strict gun control laws. As both Lifson and Jacobson mentioned, the mainstream media have been fairly quiet about this; not only because it would imply criticism of Obama and his former chief of...
  • The Colorado Shooting and the Media

    07/24/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun-control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now ABC...
  • The Media Botches Aurora

    07/23/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    In the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting last year, I offered my fellow journalists some tips for writing about guns. One of the hardest things about being a journalist is that you’re expected to cover a wide variety of topics on short notice — and most journalists know almost nothing about guns and gun policy. So I pointed out some common errors as a friendly heads-up.Unfortunately, the shooting in Aurora, Colo., has once again driven the subject of guns into the media spotlight. Here are five additional ways that journalists can avoid sounding stupid when they write about guns...
  • Disrupting the Infamy Game: How to Change the Coverage of Mass Shootings

    07/23/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 23 July, 2012 | J.J. Gould
    Anyone remember a fourth-century-BC Greek named Herostratus? He's the guy whose name history has recorded solely on account of his having burned down the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in 356 BCE -- so that history would record his name. In a 1993 paper called "Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage in the Mass Media, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Clayton Cramer explored a variation on the question my colleague Robert Wright is rightly asking now, following Roger Ebert's New York Times op-ed on Friday: Given that intense media...
  • Murderous profile? What, no right-wing, Bible-thumper?

    07/23/2012 5:22:54 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    The mainstream media met our level of expectation last week by immediately and wrongly identifying the shooter in Aurora, Colo., as a member of the Tea Party. Congratulations to ABC for living down to what we have come to expect of the MSM bash first, ask questions later. But wasnt the presumed shooter more right than left? Wasnt he one of those religious fanatics? After all, his parents attend church...
  • Mother of James Holmes Says She Didnt Tell ABC Her Son Was the Killer [Updated](ABC lies AGAIN)

    07/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by madison10 · 54 replies
    New York Daily Mag ^ | July 23, 2012 | Joe Carscarelli
    During the chaotic aftermath of the Colorado shooting on Friday, a particularly chilling moment came when ABC News spoke to the mother of suspect James Holmes by phone. The network reported that the woman, reached in California, "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'" The article also said that Holmes's mother was "apparently speaking on gut instinct" when she "immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight." Today, she disputed that account, claiming her quotes were misused. If true, that would...
  • Transcript of Obamas Remarks in Aurora, Colo. [Obama sure talks about himself a lot]

    07/23/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Barack Obama
    I want I think I described I come I do I think I had I confessed I also tried to I also had a chance to I also had a chance, fortunately I just I want I had I think I saw I had I also I walked I dont I hadnt I wanted I just I know I hope I hope
  • The Right To Shoot Back: Another "Gun-Free-Zone" Fail

    07/23/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2012
    Gun Control: Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as a noted film critic points out, but so was Virginia when a college campus there was racked by violence. Like the school, the theater chain was also "gun-free." In December 2007, two church members were shot to death and three others injured after a gunman opened fire outside the New Life Church in Colorado Springs as Sunday services were wrapping up. That tragedy could have been much worse, but the gunman was shot by a church security officer and was found dead when police arrived at the scene. On April 22 of...
  • While my VP gently weeps...

    07/23/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Positive · 2 replies
    AB ^ | 7/23/2012 | Self
    How dramatic, I can just see Biden in Blair House sobbing, blubbering, tears draining as he laments the victims and their loved ones. I can see him feeling badly about this, but really, do we need the drama queen presentation. I think it was Steven Stills who sang "Say what you mean, mean what you say...
  • A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victims Story

    07/23/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    celtic straits blog ^ | July 22, 2012 | Brad Strait
    At Columbine, I have seen this before. But not up close. As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain with several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Littleton Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22 year old woman from my church, Petra Anderson (pronounced Pay-tra). Petra went to the movies with two young friends who are biking across America. You and I have been inundated with news about what happened next. A joyful movie...
  • Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement

    07/23/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | July 23, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, "you have the right person," was a reference to her son. "This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. "He asked...
  • Colorado professor starts petition to ban concealed carry after Aurora shooting

    07/23/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 42 replies
    A professor in the Aurora area has started a petition to repeal Colorados Concealed Carry Act, in light of the recent mass-shooting that took place last week.Professor Chad Kautzer launched the online petition at in an effort to help protect the health and safety of University of Colorado employees and students. Earlier this year, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned CUDs ban on concealed weapons, ruling that Colorados Concealed Carry Act applied to college campuses. Now students who meet the states qualifications to carry a concealed weapon can do so on campus. University campuses are places of work and study,...
  • Armed Churchgoer stops rampage shooting- Aurora, Colorado (April 2012)

    07/23/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    "Police said two vehicles ended up in the church parking lot after some sort of argument between the drivers. Police said one vehicle was chasing the other. The man who was being chased got out of his vehicle and entered the church and told people to take cover. A woman came out of the church to see what was happening in the parking lot and got shot. Police said an off-duty officer was at a service and went outside and shot the man who shot the woman" (YouTube Link above)
  • Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy

    07/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A little statistic for you. Since the beginning of 2012 -- we're almost now to August, so we've got seven months in, pretty much seven months in. Since the start of 2012, the death count in Chicago is 274. In seven months, the death count in Chicago, 274. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, just as they do in Colorado. You know, all of us have certain traits that reflect upon our character, and when those characteristics, when those traits cluster in a manner that causes a person to function in a...
  • History of Violence: Guns vs. Hollywood

    07/23/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, a friend of mine sent me some interesting stuff here. It's a good way to understand what happened in Aurora, Colorado, and the anti-gun reaction. It's an interesting timeline of things. Let me run through it fairly quickly here. The time since the introduction of relatively useful long-barreled weapons is approximately 600 years. Six hundred years the rifle has been around -- 600 years, give or take. The time since the introduction of pistols using more than one bullet: At least 150 years. The time since the enactment of the Second Amendment: 221 years. And that's...
  • Body armor was the red flag

    07/23/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 56 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-12 | DrJohn
    It has occurred to me that once again that the left is engaged in another one of its knee-jerk reactions to a horrific event. In the wake of the Aurora shootings, democrats are calling for more gun control. Below are just a few examples of the Lefts continuing practice of exploiting mass murder to promote their agenda for eliminating gun ownership. As usual, before the families can even recover the bodies of their dead relatives, the Left starts exploiting the situation in their never-ceasing attempt to circumvent the 2nd Amendment via more restrictive gun control laws, . Only a few...
  • Predictable - Media and Politico Reaction to Aurora

    07/23/2012 12:41:18 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 7/23/2012 | Guy Smith
    I knew Al Jazeera was calling. It was the first of a long string of predictable outcomes from Auroras Armageddon. With details just beginning to foment last Friday morning, Al Jazeera and other news outlets were clamoring for talking heads to appear on their evening broadcast. That was as predictable as the fact that they called while I barreled up the highway for a long-planned weekend away to where no televisions existed much less broadcast-quality video feeds. We want a panel to discuss gun control in America, their producer said. This too was predictable. With few hard facts about the...
  • How to stop a massacre

    07/23/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT · by plsjr · 8 replies
    YouTube / ^ | Jul 22, 2012 | TheHealthRanger
    This video reveals an astonishingly easy way to stop massacres in mere seconds. It requires: * No police or 911. * No taxpayer expense. * Can be deployed anywhere. * Begins working in as little as five seconds. * Protects innocent lives Spread the word: Concealed carry SAVES LIVES.