This is the first three, there are five all together, you can see the other two here. I didn't want to bog down the site completely.
All is would have done is to kick the beehive again. h/t to Gawker.
A federal judge has refused to order Barack Obama's administration to release pictures and video of the US military operation that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan almost a year ago.
The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, had requested that the defence department and Central Intelligence Agency release any pictures or video footage of the operation on 1 May 2011 that killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The defence department said it had no pictures or videos sought by the group and the CIA said it had 52 such records, but refused to release them. It cited exemptions to the US freedom of information act for classified materials and other reasons.
Judicial Watch sued in federal court and the US district judge James Boasberg sided with the Obama administration.
"A picture may be worth a thousand words," wrote Boasberg. "Yet, in this case, verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama bin Laden will have to suffice, for this court will not order the release of anything more."
Like someone once said, it's like a trained dog. Not natural, but you can't look away. Wow. More to come on this I'm sure. Via Oliver.
Oh, they're going to be jumping all over this as an 'explanation' I'm sure. I don't believe Loughner was an ideologue, or convert of any sort of political or satanical bent, more likely a really disturbed kid who chose elements of all of them to fit his own warped thinking. By the way, where the HELL are this kids' parents? And wtf is wrong with them that they'd be cool with this childish "altar" in their back yard? Via New York Daily News-
Hidden within a camouflage tent behind Jared Lee Loughner's home sits an alarming altar with a skull sitting atop a pot filled with shriveled oranges.
A row of ceremonial candles and a bag of potting soil lay nearby, photos reveal.
Experts on Sunday said the elements are featured in the ceremonies of a number of occult groups.
Investigators have focused on Loughner's online anti-government ramblings as the chief motivation for the shooting Saturday of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
The discovery of the shrine raises the possibility that Loughner, 22, may have been driven by other forces. Students and faculty at Pima Community College, which he attended until his suspension last summer, said Loughner was clearly at odds with the world.
Anyone else find disturbing that "they" will probably find it easier to believe that Satanism influenced him than the nasty violent political rhetoric?
I'll update this as I go along, but this is for about 930a EST.
Rep. Giffords apparently regained consciousness after surgery, was able to speak to people in her hospital room and was able to recognize her husband.
Things that were reported wrong.
It's too early for this much stupid, I just don't know what to say.
A Jefferson County teacher picked the wrong example when he used assassinating President Barack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geometry students.
Someone alerted authorities and the Corner High School math teacher was questioned by the Secret Service, but was not taken into custody or charged with any crime.
"We did not find a credible threat," said Roy Sexton, special agent in charge of Birmingham's Secret Service office. "As far as the Secret Service is concerned, we looked into it, we talked to the gentleman and we have closed our investigation."
The teacher was apparently teaching his geometry students about parallel lines and angles, officials said. He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama.
"He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,' " said Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class.
Efforts to reach the teacher for comment Monday were unsuccessful. Superintendent Phil Hammonds said the teacher remains at work, and there are no plans for termination.
"We are going to have a long conversation with him about what's appropriate," Hammonds said. "It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words."
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