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  • Dark Knight killer James Holmes 'is now a Muslim who prays five times a day'

    07/18/2015 1:12:00 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 79 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    James Holmes, the gunman behind the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado last July, has reportedly turned Muslim and prays five times a day. The killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court appearance earlier this month, and a prison source has claimed it is a symbol of his new-found faith. The source said Holmes has turned to Islam as a way of justifying his horrific murder spree in an Aurora, Colorado cinema on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded.
  • Would Super Villains Do a Better Job Running the Country Than Obama?

    09/26/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    By any honest measurement Barack Hussein Obama has been a dismal failure as a President. Few if any Presidents have been given as much power in their first term as Obama and done so little. In fact for two years he had an unassailable super majority in congress and still his administration has been unable to do something as simple as craft a budget much less control runaway unemployment, a crippling deficit, and the terrorist overthrow of the middle east. While contemplating how anyone could do much worse than Obama, it came to me: Obama is such a failure that...
  • Aurora Massacre: In Defense of Christopher Nolan and 'The Dark Knight'

    07/28/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 28, 2012 | John Nolte
    In the wake of the awful massacre in Aurora, Colorado, we're reading al lot of criticism directed at Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," the second feature in the director's trilogy and the one with the memorable "Joker" character that apparently inspired the alleged movie theatre shooter. The problem with much of this criticism, however, is that it portrays the movie as the exact opposite of what it really is. [...] If I had to choose the most inexpressibly moving and inspiring moment of humanity of any film released over the least five years, it would be the sequence in "The...
  • Why Batman's "The Dark Knight Rises" Is An Instant Conservative Classic

    07/27/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/27/2012 | Jerry Boyer
    The third film in the Batman series is a direct polemical assault on the French Revolution and its political heirs, which includes Occupy Wall Street and perhaps Barack Obama. I would say that it is the exact opposite of so many revolutionary-wannabe films from Fight Club to V for Vendetta (which has provided the tell-tale Guy Fawkes masks to the Occupy movement), except that in order to be opposite, they must in some sense be comparable and DKR is far superior to the others artistically, commercially and philosophically. The crazed theater shooter, if he turns out to be as much...
  • Noonan: The Dark Night Rises- Everybody knows the culture is poisonous...

    07/27/2012 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7-27-12 | Peggy Noonan
    BREAK Did "The Dark Knight Rises" cause the Aurora shootings? No, of course not. One movie doesn't have that kind of power, and we don't even know if the shooter had seen it. But a million violent movies have the cumulative power to desensitize and destabilize, to make things worse, and that's what we've been seeing the past quarter century or so, the million movies. Each ups the ante in terms of carnage. About 15 years ago, a TV interviewer noted my concern at the damage I thought was being done by the highly violent, highly sexualized nature of our...
  • 3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents

    07/24/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 7/24/2012
    At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film. A Maine man was arrested when he told authorities that he was on his way to shoot a former employer a day after watching "The Dark Knight Rises," Maine state police said Monday. Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Maine, had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns,...
  • 3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents

    07/24/2012 4:03:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 01:54 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012
    At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film. … Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Maine, had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns, ammunition and news clippings about the mass shooting that left 12 people dead early Friday, authorities said. … Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to a cinema complex in Norwalk after...
  • 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 wasn’t the presumed shooter more right than left? Wasn’t he one of those religious fanatics? After all, his parents attend church...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Takes in $162 Million over weekend (Despite mass shooting at Colorado)

    07/23/2012 4:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/23/2012 | By SHEILA MARIKAR and LAUREN EFFRON
    Despite the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," the film took in about $162 million in North America over the weekend. Warner Bros. announced it would hold off reporting the film's opening grosses until Monday, but the information was leaked to several media outlets Sunday. "Out of respect for the victims and their families," the studio said in a statement to ABC News. "Warner Bros. Pictures will not be reporting box office numbers for 'The Dark Knight Rises' throughout the weekend. Box office numbers will be released on Monday." James...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Massacre suspect James Holmes' gun-range application drew red flag

    07/22/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 107 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/22/12 | Jana Winter
    BYERS, Colo. – Less than a month before carrying out the midnight movie massacre that left 12 dead, suspected shooter James Holmes applied for membership at a private gun range, unnerving the club’s owner whose calls to Holmes’ apartment reached a “creepy, weird” Batman-inspired voicemail message. “His answering machine message was incoherent, just bizarre, really bizarre -- slurring words, but he didn’t sound drunk, just strange -- I could make out “James” somewhere in it,” Glenn Rotkovich, of the Lead Valley Range, in Byers, Colo., told
  • Reports: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Earns $160M

    07/22/2012 1:01:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    AP) ^ | July 22, 2012 10:37 AM
    “The Dark Knight Rises” is on track to earn $160 million after a shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the Batman sequel in Colorado. Hollywood studios joined “Dark Knight Rises” distributor Warner Bros. in publicly withholding their box-office numbers for the weekend. Box-office tracking service Rentrak also did not report figures this weekend. An opening of $160 million would give the 2-D “Dark Knight Rises” the third-highest opening ever after the 3-D films “The Avengers” with $207.4 million and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” with $169.2 million
  • Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after ..

    07/22/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT · by Salgak · 58 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 22 July 2012 | Beth Stebner
    The headline: Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after officials found 'mind-boggling' stash of ammunition in killer's lair
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Review: Nolan Slaps Obama With a Masterpiece

    07/21/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 121 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 21, 2012 | John Nolte
    From a purely cinematic standpoint, director/co-writer Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" is a genuine masterpiece. Actually, it's a triumph. Surpassing the extraordinary hype and expectations surrounding the conclusion to his epic trilogy seemed impossible, and yet somehow Nolan achieved just that. The fact that I'm even debating whether or not "Rises" surpasses its perfect predecessor speaks volumes. Without giving anything away -- without telling you if it's tragic or happy or bitter or sweet -- let me just say that the final few minutes of "Rises" represent one of the most intensely satisfying movie moments of my life. And...
  • The Dark Knight "Rises" - Pinnacle Point of American Idolatry

    07/20/2012 12:11:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Vanity
    The Dark Knight has been set to RISE for quite some time now...and his cult of personality has been growing to astronomical, record breaking proportions. Well the "Risen" Jesus is coming back "like a thief in the night" yet nobody is staying awake in anticipation but will for a masked actor who sounds like he OD'ed on Prozac and needs his tonsils removed. Our sense of reality is so distorted thanks to these movies and now the ensuing violence is just downright disturbing. A bunch of people in Tennessee are in uproar over a mosque being opened. Yet a white...
  • Our attitude to violence is beyond a joke as new Batman film, The Dark Knight, shows

    07/20/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT · by I still care · 36 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 Jul 2008 | Jenny McCartney
    If I were 10 years old, would I be badgering my parents to take me to see the new Batman film, The Dark Knight? You bet I would. It's the latest and biggest release in the superhero genre, which children instantly understand as a direct appeal to their special interests. It's also touched with the alluring suggestion of forbidden fruit: the maniacal, deranged face of The Joker, grippingly played by the late Heath Ledger, leers from posters all over town. If I were the parent who relented and took a 10-year-old child to see The Dark Knight, would I be...
  • Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 12 Dead(James Holmes,24)

    07/20/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 88 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 7/20/12 | CLAYTON SANDELL (@Clayton_Sandell) and KEVIN DOLAK
    A lone gunman burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50, police said. James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora, was apprehended at the scene clad in a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet. Witnesses said Holmes crashed into the movie theater from an emergency exit door at the front of the auditorium, setting off a smoke bomb and then shooting off dozens of rounds from multiple firearms, police told ABC News.
  • Aurora 'Dark Knight' Shooting Suspect Identified: James Holmes

    07/20/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 326 replies
    The young man who is in custody after allegedly gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting spree overnight in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as local resident James Holmes, according to federal authorities.
  • Police: 14 dead in Colorado theater shooting

    07/20/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | A.D. 20 July 2012 | THOMAS PEIPERT
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver theater at the opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said. The gunman, who is in custody, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd about 12:30 a.m. MDT at a multiplex theater in a mall in Aurora. "Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates...
  • Tenn. mosque not ready to open for Ramadan’s start (Batman shooter car had TN tags...)

    07/20/2012 6:21:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Morning Sun ^ | 7/19/12 | AP
    Tennessee Muslims who won a court battle to occupy their new mosque learned Thursday they won’t be able to begin worshipping there for the start of Ramadan because it needs about two weeks more of construction work.
  • FNC- Aurora, CO - massive theater attack-multiple deaths,injuries @ BatMan movie

    07/20/2012 3:26:41 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies
    FNC ^ | 7-20-12
    Fox News front page: BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Colorado Movie Theater, AP Reports