An Oakland Christian university experienced a tragic event today after a gun man bursted into classrooms opening fire on any student in the bullet’s path. Good news though, the possible suspect is in police custody.
The school has been identified as Oikos University.
There were several students whom suffered injuries and were rushed to the hospital immediately. The reason of the shooting still unknown, and it’s still unknown whether the man had a specific target.
The shooting occurred at around 10am and the suspect was in custody by 12:20pm. Those injured were wheeled out of the building shortly after 11am.
Police described the shooter as a Korean male with a heavy build, wearing khaki pants.
It’s been less than a month since the viral 30-minute documentary “Kony 2012” was unveiled to the world. Now, Invisible Children is confirming that they will be releasing a second short film this week.
IC executive, Jedidiah Jenkins, told reporters over the weekend that they are preparing themselves to release the second film about the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony.
Despite the controversy circulating around the media on the organization, they are still hopeful with this next film.
So I saw the movie last night and I did in fact finish the book before seeing it, so that way I can compare and contrast both. I’ll start off by saying that this movie was very, very lengthy and I did start hoping it would end already. The movie runs for around 2 hours and 22 minutes, but it felt much longer.
I’m going to start off by saying that I did enjoy the book more than the movie, and I did notice some (minor & major) parts that were in the book but not in the movie. I know the book described the people in the capitol to be weirdly dressed in the book, but I really wasn’t feeling it too much in the movie, it all seemed too childish. Then again it is a PG-13 movie.
The movie was extremely shaky and I did get a lot of motion sickness from the fight scenes and even the basic scenes were too shaky. During the fight scenes in the arena, I barely knew what was going on cause of this issue. I really think this movie should have a sign outside warning people about motion sickness.
The movie was overall great, and it did have some moments that left me at the edge of my seat. I’d recommend people see it at a normal theater (Not worth the IMAX price).
Rumors have been floating around that social networking site Facebook may have something up their sleeves, a new search engine. Should Google be afraid? Will people love the new idea? Or will they hate it like the timeline feature.
According to a Businessweek report, a team of around 20 Facebook engineers are at work on a new search engine that may be based off of your friends’ taste and your location.
Mashable contacted Facebook to at least have some more details on this report, but they said “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation around products.”
Dilcie Fleming, an 88-year old great-grandmother, has been receiving hundreds of calls from random numbers after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted her number. It was meant to be a prank, but she isn’t feeling so happy about it.
The lady’s phone has been ringing non-stop after Bieber told his 19 million followers to call him “right now”. Fleming, in an interview with ABC news, said “I had no idea what was going on.” “I was told that this young man put up a number on tweeter, or whatever it’s called, but left off the last digit. People were punching in until they got an answer.”
Fleming stated that she has an attorney but has no plans on suing Justin Bieber. All she asks for is a written apology. I say she has an excuse now to get in direct contact with JB.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico earlier today. It was believed to be a 7.9 magnitude at first, but was later revised to a 7.6 by the USGS.
The quake’s epicenter was located approximately 15 miles east of Ometepec, Guerrero, and was 11 miles in depth.
Residents rushed out into the streets in fear of any structure collapsing, and some evacuations were issued.
The President of Mexico confirmed via Twitter that there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Embrard, also confirmed that no damage was visible in the capital city.
USGS says that a widespread tsunami is not likely, but some local ones may occur.
UPDATE #1: Guerrero State Government has confirmed that over 800 houses have collapsed in Igualapa.
If you recently switched to the new Facebook Timeline feature then you may have seen already a notification that allows you to keep the new feature or switch back and wait until March 26 when it will be automatically switched worldwide.
The new feature allows you to further customize your profile and also see your previous posts in a timeline format. It also lets you bring the timeline way back to when you were born, so that way you can add activities you did from then on.
Now, if you’re like me you probably will be very disappointed when it becomes mandatory. I have been avoiding the new feature for quite a while now, and it seems I won’t be able to escape it anymore.
One of Anonymous’ recent attacks was on a Russian TV channel. They forced the site to go down for over ELEVEN HOURS today. The attack was a response to a documentary by the name of “Protests Anatomy” which aired last Thursday on the Russian network.
The documentary explained that it is possible that those who protested in Moscow since the 2011 parliamentary elections, were paid to protest from outside the country. The documentary attempts to ‘expose’ the protesters and try to prove that they, in fact, were protesting for money.
Hacktivists disagreed with the documentary and immediately retaliated. After the attacks succeeded, Anonymous took to Twitter to say “ntv.ru Tango Down!”, the phrase “Tango Down” became famous amongst the Anon community. Every time they DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack a website they say “_________ Tango Down!”.
The NYPD is now looking for a person who posted a rather threatening tweet on the 6-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The tweet was posted from an account by the name of “Smackema1”, who posted:
"we won’t make a difference if we don’t kill a cop or 2."
The NYPD is looking for subpoena to find the person behind the tweet. Meanwhile, Daily News found the person and was able to interview him anonymously, as requested. The man says it was just a prank and that he had no real intentions. He also stated “it’s not like I meant anything of it, I’m in Florida, what am I going to do.”
The Occupy Movement began back in September 17, 2011 and since then has expanded worldwide to over 1,000 cities. The movement’s main goals are to raise mass awareness on the corruptions in the system and corporate greed. The forms of raising the awareness was by actually occupying an area, and the idea of occupying gradually expanded to other cities until you had yourself a global movement.
Kony 2012 Under Fire For Accepting Funds From 'Anti-Gay' Group
We know we’ve done multiple Kony 2012 posts, but this organization just takes beatings after beatings.
Now, today news broke out that Invisible Children is being severely criticized after it took donations from a Christian Anti-Gay group. AlterNet.org reported that IC accepted a $414,000 grant from the National Christian Foundation back in 2008.
Another cause in which the NCF supported was Ed Silvoso’s Harvest Evangelism, which was an organization which worked directly with the Ugandan author and promoter of the Anti Homosexuality Bill, Julius Oyet. One controversial statement Oyet made was at a rally back in 2010:
“The sodomy people, the homosexuals, are even more foolish than dogs, there’s no female dog that mates with a female dog.”