Category: Culture

California Bar Mass Shooter Ian Long Paused for Instagram Post in Middle of Rampage

(New York Post) – The twisted ex-Marine who gunned down a dozen people in a California bar paused to ponder his mental health in two social media posts during the deadly rampage. Ian David Long, 28, noted on Instagram that he was bored, not crazy — and wondered whether people would believe he was rational when word of the massacre spread, law enforcement officials told ABC News on Saturday. “It’s too bad I won’t get to see all the illogical and pathetic reasons people will put in my mouth as to why I did it,” Long posted at 11:24 p.m.,...

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Marine Combat Veteran Kills 12 In California Bar Shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (via AP)— Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror before apparently taking his own life, authorities said Thursday. Authorities said the motive for the attack Wednesday night was under investigation. The killer was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former machine gunner and veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was interviewed by police at his home last spring after an episode of agitated...

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Actor Lied About Military Service, Cut Off Own Arm for Acting Roles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A local actor is trying to right a wrong after years of pretending to be a wounded veteran, in the hopes of landing roles. “The film industry obviously took a different angle. That I was different. And so they liked that,” said Todd Latourette. The actor says he is bipolar and wasn’t taking his medications 17-years-ago when he decided to cut off and cauterize his own arm. Read more… For updates on this and other breaking news follow The Daily Barker on Twitter and Facebook and share your favorite...

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KEVIN DEYOUNG TO PASTORS: DON'T CANCEL CHURCH ON CHRISTMAS

If you weren’t aware, Christmas falls on Sunday this season- and many churches seem to be closing their doors on one of the most visited holidays of the year. But Kevin DeYoung, pastor of University Reformed Church, is making a desperate plea for churches to remain open and functioning on this December 25th. “Don’t cancel all your services on Christmas,” DeYoung implores on his blog.  “Scale back on the nursery perhaps. Take the week off from Sunday school. Make things closer to an hour than to an hour and a half. Skip the life groups or even the second service...

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