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Old 23 July 2012, 11:37 PM
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An acquaintance on facebook posted this.

http://www.naturalnews.com/036536_Ja...alse_flag.html

Basically the link claims that since the suspect had studied neuroscience he was probably the subject of some experiment where the gub-ment brainwashed him. Furthermore the whole thing was probably staged because of that upcoming UN resolution on guns that nuts claim will ban guns in the USA.
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Old 24 July 2012, 01:34 AM
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Comment: I have seen a rumor on Twitter since the Aurora shooting that
says "Batman costumes now banned in US. Guns, ammunition still not.
Because (all together now) Guns don't kill people. Batman costumes kill
people," which makes it sound like a nationwide ban or a government ban.
(See tweet from twitter user @everetttrue on July 22, which has been
retweeted over 22,000 times as of July 23 at 8:30pm EST). I think some
theaters have banned costumes, but it can't be a nationwide ban. See also
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/st...ffect-locally/
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Old 24 July 2012, 02:10 AM
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I don’t see how the idea of banning Batman costumes makes a lick of sense given that our shooter wasn't dressed up as Batman in the first place. Some theaters (AMC namely) has banned customers from wearing costumes in the theatre but that’s it.

The whole phrase “guns don’t kill people, Batman costumes kill people” doesn’t make any sense whatsoever and is just dumb. At best it was the victims who were dressed as Batman!
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Old 24 July 2012, 02:20 AM
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And actually AMC sent out a press release yesterday clarifying that they are only banning face concealing masks and fake weapons, not costumes per se.
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Old 24 July 2012, 04:18 AM
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Comment: There's a story beginning to circulate about a transplant
recipient getting two lungs from an Aurora shooting victim.

http://rt.com/usa/news/colorado-shoo...save-life-808/

This whole thing looks suspicious. This is NOT a photo of a recent
transplantee. In the first place, everyone in the room would be gloved and
masked. Also, there are no IVs in the patient.

If this is a hoax, it's truly cruel.
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...ors_picks=true

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Greg Muzzy, a former construction worker from Wichita, did get his lungs in a successful operation on Friday. But the donor wasn’t in the Aurora movie theater early Friday morning, hospital and transplant officials said.

“We can tell you that those lungs did not come from Colorado,” said Pam Silvestri, public affairs director for the Southwest Transplant Alliance in Dallas. A spokeswoman for UT Southwestern Medical Center, where Muzzy was treated, said the same.
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Old 24 July 2012, 04:52 AM
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Do these people know that the Olympics are in London, UK and not London, OH, TX, AR, MO, AL, IN, WI, CA or MI?
Apparently, the other Londons are the only ones this yarn spinner thinks are worth mentioning.
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Old 24 July 2012, 05:07 AM
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//Slight hijack//

Ironically "hitting the deck" under fire is something that has to be trained into people to a greater degree then you'd imagine.
There's a good example of this in the photos of Ronald Reagan being shot. Reagan looks up and over towards the sound, and it is clear the agents have realised what is happening as one already is moving forward to push him down.
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Old 24 July 2012, 05:31 AM
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...and Reagan famously joked to Nancy as he was being wheeled through the hospital (IIRC), "Honey, I forgot to duck."

A friend of mine told me today that he'd heard some cities are rushing to pass laws banning wearing costumes to movie theaters. (Which, of course, would have done nothing at all to prevent this crime, since the guy entered through an emergency exit he kicked open.)

Yep, let's ban everything but the actual guns....
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Old 24 July 2012, 11:45 AM
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Yep, let's ban everything but the actual guns....
I heard somewhere (no cite) that guns were already banned in the theatre. I agree that banning some costumes or costumes in general doesnít make much sense though, but I donít see any large scale banning of guns, not that it would stop a guy from breaking in to the theatre.
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Old 27 July 2012, 05:21 PM
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Comment: How true is this?

http://mortgagemovies.blogspot.com/2...es-remain.html
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Old 27 July 2012, 05:57 PM
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5:30am EST update: After intermittently searching late last night I find that Tree of Liberty reports that the initial source for the testimony claim was Sorcha Faal, and if so I am glad for my disclaimers.
Sorcha Faal somewhat enigmatic, nobody seems to know who it is. But he (or she) has a reputation for creating conspiracy theories out of thin air, but packaging them well enough to fool the occasional mainstream news organization.
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Old 27 July 2012, 06:30 PM
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A friend of mine told me today that he'd heard some cities are rushing to pass laws banning wearing costumes to movie theaters. ...
Yep, let's ban everything but the actual guns....
In many states, cities are not allowed to pass any gun prohibitions. Only if a state permits home rule can a city ban guns.
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Old 27 July 2012, 07:59 PM
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I saw something online I can't now find about how the Colorado shooting revealed how "men and women don't change no matter what feminists say" and that many men died as human shields for women. I wish I could find it.

There was also something about a woman who survived being shot in the head because of an undiagnosed brain defect that acted as a "channel" that directed the bullet through her brain to the other side of her head and left her largely unharmed compared to what otherwise might have been. I think someone told me that story directly.
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:03 PM
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I saw something online I can't now find about how the Colorado shooting revealed how "men and women don't change no matter what feminists say" and that many men died as human shields for women.
Certainly the fact that men are, in general, physically larger and stronger than women hasn't changed.

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There was also something about a woman who survived being shot in the head because of an undiagnosed brain defect that acted as a "channel" that directed the bullet through her brain to the other side of her head and left her largely unharmed compared to what otherwise might have been.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/24/us/col...vor/index.html
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:04 PM
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Sorcha Faal somewhat enigmatic, nobody seems to know who it is.
I think it's a misspelling of Sucha Fuul.
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:06 PM
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Certainly the fact that men are, in general, physically larger and stronger than women hasn't changed.
But that wasn't what the article was about. It was about how God wants the women to seek protection from the men and this just proves it. It had stories about three or four men to illustrate.
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:17 PM
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But that wasn't what the article was about. It was about how God wants the women to seek protection from the men and this just proves it.
My point was that it's much easier to act as a human shield when you're bigger and stronger than the person you're trying to protect. How many women present in the theater that day were physically capable of pushing their male partners onto the ground and fully covering them with their bodies?
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:40 PM
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But that wasn't what the article was about. It was about how God wants the women to seek protection from the men and this just proves it. It had stories about three or four men to illustrate.
Aurora heroes: Three who gave their lives

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By all appearances, these men believed that a man has a responsibility to protect a woman, even to the point of death. They believed that there are things in life worth dying for and the innocent woman sitting next to them was one.

They believed, to put it simply, in a code of honor. They put the lives of the women before their own, an old fashioned notion to be sure, but certainly an honorable one (if you have any doubt, ask the survivors). Their instincts were to protect, not run away.
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In an age when traditional manhood has been increasingly relegated to fiction -- capes, masks and green screens -- these three men stand as real-life heroes. Their actions remind us that good triumphs over evil, not just in movies, but also in reality.
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Old 27 July 2012, 09:30 PM
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I know I've heard of at least one instance (and I assume there are many more I haven't heard) of a mother acting as a human shield around her child--in fact, it was in the story about the man who fled the theater, leaving his infant behind. So, yeah, men are inherently protectors...or not.
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Old 27 July 2012, 10:05 PM
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This was floating around facebook:

http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_d...p?q=1343231885
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