By RYAN GORMAN and LYDIA WARREN
A husband and wife in their late 20s stormed a North Las Vegas pizzeria on Sunday morning and shot dead two police officers, one in the head
They then ran to a Walmart where they shot a woman dead before taking their own lives in a suicide pact
Police ‘found white supremacist paraphernalia including swastikas and a manifesto in the couple’s apartment during a search’
Neighbors described the pair as meth users obsessed with conspiracy theories and said they had talked about overthrowing Obama
They often dressed up as the Joker or Slender Man – the fictional killer who was cited as the motive behind the stabbing of a girl, 12, last week
The slain police officers have been identified as dad-of-three Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, who had a newborn baby
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Courtesy: NewPakistan, Dec. 14, 2009
Gul Bukhari’s column in today’s Dawn makes a near-perfect case for why the conspiracy theory media is a clear and present danger to Pakistan. Bukhari points out that there are certain media personalities like Nadeem Paracha and Fasi Zaka who are countering this conspiracy trend. There are also a growing number of reasoned voices in the blogs who are speaking out against such conspiracies like the blogs Chagatai Khan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan Media Watch, and Agha Haider Raza among others.
Hopefully more voices will be rising up to counter the conspiracy theory media and to show clearly to the media companies that we want honest and objective journalism, not conspiracies. Our nation depends on it.
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By Dr Ali Akbar Dhakan, Karachi, Sindh
Once upon a time, we heard fairy stories of Hatim Tai and others but presently we see kingdom in the air as from London politics is being played like a Doll enchanting its courtiers with cries, weeping, dancing and other joking styles.The first question arises as to who is paying for this whole drama since last two decades. Is this not kind of corruption or bribe. The living pattern and other expenditure of Billion rupees is consumed monthly.Up to now if we calculate the whole expenditure on this drama, trillion of rupees must have been spent.Why the Sindh Government, Faderal Government of Pakistan, and other agencies are silent on this issue. It looks that this is happening for some long term plans and conspiracies. The plan might be very tragic for Sindh and the country itself. Some clues have appeared on the surface of the Sindh land that the U.S. diplomates visit them in Karachi without any security and announcement.We concerned citizens and Government should think over this plan and approach the Londoner to serve the people in his own country if the money is to be saved on such far away speeches and announcements which can be spent for the betterment and welfare of poor people of Pakistan.In addition to this Financial saving, the country can be saved from expected future turmoils. It is better to nip in the bud the conspiracy being planned or chalked out.