This Is All Kinds Of Dumb of the Day

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A couple of guys set out to test police reaction time for a potential terror threat. One of many problems with this idea -- it's a guy in a bed sheet, striking poses with a toy weapon. How long will it take for the cops to show up?

[thanks, m!]

Colorado Shooting Story of the Day

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Colorado Shooting Story of the Day
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Jacqueline Keavney Lader and her husband, Don Lader, were in the Aurora, Colorado theater watching the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises when alleged gunman James Holmes opened fire on the crowd. The couple, both active Marines, instantly recognized the threat when the first tear gas canister released, and ducked behind their row of seats.

Their harrowing account of the shooting is documented here, and it paints a vivid picture of the chaos and confusion of those precious minutes that early July morning. But in defiance of the incident, the Laders attended a full screening of the film only one day later, to help put their minds at ease and not let the actions of a "madman" control their lives.

[dailybeast]

Breaking News of the Day: James Holmes Charged With 12 Counts Of First-Degree Murder

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Breaking News of the Day: James Holmes Charged With 12 Counts Of First-Degree Murder
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James Holmes, the suspect in the July 20 shooting massacre at a Colorado movie theater that killed 12, has been charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder, 12 counts of murder with extreme indifference, and 116 counts of attempted murder.

He faces, at minimum, life in prison without parole, and at maximum, the death penalty.

[@ProducerMatthew]

Badvertising of the Day

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Maurice Clements, who commissioned this billboard outside Boise, ID, to honor the memory of Libertarian Ralph Smeed, says his group is angry at President Obama for not bringing the troops home:

We're all outraged over that killing in Aurora, CO, but we're not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan.

After criticism mounted, however, Clements softened his stance.

That's a technique of trying to make a point, and maybe it was poorly done.

[shortformblog]

Say What Now of the Day

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Say What Now of the Day
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Not even a week since suspect James Holmes shot up a Colorado movie theater -- killing 12 -- and asshat comedian Dane Cook treats his audience at the Laugh Factory to the following:

So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don't know if you've seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap. Yea, spoiler alert.

I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like 'ugh f**king shoot me.'

Too soon, bro. TOO SOON.

[dailycaller]

Colorado Shooting Good News of the Day

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Colorado Shooting Good News of the Day
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Three out of the five hospitals currently treating victims of the Colorado theater shooting have decided to limit or completely waive the medical bills of the uninsured, and waive the co-pays for those with medical insurance.

There are several efforts, including a donation from Warner Bros., to help the victims financially, but the sheer volume of injured persons still means a lot of bills and a lot of big bucks.

Such a generous move from the hospitals should considerably aid these people in getting back on their feet, and moving forward.

[washingtonpost]